Organic seems to be the buzz word about town. We crave organic produce, we chase organic cuisine, and we love to fill our bellies with organic beverages that may taste a little funny but bring the promise of better health. It’s time to take organic to the next level, and start opting for organic beauty!
A facial, simply put, is a beauty treatment that helps to invigorate, replenish, and recover your skin. From the healing powers of a soothing facial to the hydrating power of a good moisture session, there is no problem that can’t be tackled with good skincare and some TLC (tender loving care, not the band that brought us No Scrubs but we also know that that song also helps to heal the soul).
The ultimate goal of a facial is to clean, exfoliate, hydrate, moisture, and rejuvenate all the skin cells on our face and necks. So to achieve this, your face comes in to contact with all sorts of creams, masks, sprays, and other magical items that are applied by a diligent beautician. If you’re on the journey of using only organic products, you’re about to discover a whole new world of organic beauty.
Organic products refers to the lack of synthetic chemicals in a product. Did you know that many beauty products can contain the following chemicals:
• Used to prevent the growth of bacteria, mould and yeast, but also contain oestrogen mimicking properties that are associated with an increased risk of breast cancer.
• Used to give products their scents, fragrances can irritate those with allergies, dermatitis, and respiratory distress.
• Propylene glycol.
• An alcohol commonly used as a skin-conditioning agent, it has been found to occasionally cause dermatitis as well as hives.
So many chemicals, gee whiz! No wonder you are switching to organic stuff.
I want to get organic facials, but what products do they use instead of the chemical stuff?
It is rumoured that Cleopatra herself used egg whites to keep her skin silky smooth. Also, Argan oil was used in Japan and Turkey long ago to boost the skin. Even the ancient Aztec’s used avocado oil as a moisturiser. Why not harness the power of nature, get back to basics, and instead of polluting our body with synthetic chemicals instead nourish it with the good stuff?
We could go on and on about how many of the beauty products you buy at the store can be easily made at home, but instead we have a great list of products you can make yourself at home (all organic!) Time to get crafting!
I want to get an organic facial in Hong Kong, where can I go?
Wonderful, we are so pleased you asked! As BloomMe is a whiz at finding you the right spa, the right treatment, and the right price, we have created an easy peasy list for you to find your next organic treatment.
BloomMe Loves: 100% Natural New Zealand Manuka Honey Moisturising and Brightening Treatment – 75 minutes @ $780 before discount
Did someone say “organic treatments”? Mind Nature Art Beauty in Pottinger Street is the answer to all your organic beauty needs. Using all-natural, all-organic, all-amazing products, this spa has you covered. In addition to the 100% Natural New Zealand Treatment, we also love their 100% Natural Manuka Honey Vitalising Facial (70 minutes @ $780 before discount) which not only helps restore elastin and collagen in the skin but also smells delicious. There’s also the Organic Grape Seed Antioxidant Facial Treatment (75 minutes @ $980 before discount) which will see you through a facial of seaweed, aloe, evening primrose, linseed oil, and grape seed essence. Delightful!
Address: 9/F Thyrse House 16 Pottinger Street Central
BloomMe loves: Chamomile Soothing Desensitise Facial Treatment – 60 minutes @ $688 before discount
Tis the season for organic goodness, and at Seasons Spa it is organic goodness all year round. Who could bypass this glorious Causeway Bay spa that offers such a long list of treatments that you’ll be challenged to say no to them all. Our top pick is the Chamomile Soothing Facial which is a welcome treat during summer. The natural antioxidants in the tea help to soothe inflammation of the skin and is a welcome treat to many of those suffering from skin ailments. We also recommend the Organic Moroccan Nut Anti-Wrinkle Treatment (90 minutes @ $788 before discount) because here at BloomMe we love the power of the nut (seriously, we cannot get enough of their amazing power. Find out more here.
Address: 3F, 5 Lan Fong Road, Causeway Bay
Loving the organic approach to life? Why not tackle your next horrendous hangover the natural way.
Organic seems to be the buzz word about town. We crave organic produce, we chase organic cuisine, and we love to fill our bellies with organic beverages that may taste a little funny but bring the promise of better health. It’s time to take organic to the next level, and start opting for organic beauty!…