Bring the world’s best spa products straight into your home
1. Caudalíe Crushed Cabernet Scrub, RM 100 for 150g
As the most requested scrub treatment at Caudalíe's charming Vinothérapie Spa in Bordeaux - the hallowed grounds of France's winemaking industry - you really can't go wrong with this. It's especially good if you're looking for a nourishing after-sun scrub, as its wine-inspired base of grape seed and honey reignites your skin's radiance and smoothness. By the time you've rinsed it off, you'll find your body intensely hydrated and satiny-soft thanks to the highly concentrated Omega 6 and Vitamin E found in grape seed oil. Oh la la.
2. bliss Fabulous Foaming Face Wash, RM38 for 60ml
Such is the cult status of bliss' facials that their treatments are available at 21 different locations around the globe, including Hong Kong, Spain and Russia. Even if you can't make it to their grand HQ, Bliss 49 - a two-floor oasis of calm at the W New York - give yourself a mini Bliss cleanse with their soothing oil-free face wash. The gel cleanser contains calming extracts of rose hip leaf, passion flower and chamomile to re-balance troubled skin, while its soft exfoliating beads roll over your skin to leave it with a more even texture. Talk about a real face-saver.
3. Elemis Frangipani Monoi Body Oil (GBP 34/RM 197)
It's hard not to read this description of Elemis' Exotic Frangipani Body Nourish Wrap without sighing enviously - after all, there's a reason why 6.5 million spa-goers sign up for their award-winning treatments every year. Elemis' exotic frangipani-scented body oil takes home pampering to the next level: have a long, leisurely soak in a hot bath and keep the bottle in the water (leaving the cap firmly on) with you. Once you've toweled yourself off, massage the silky oil all over your body and let its fragrance envelop you, while the coconut and monoi oils work on your dry, parched skin.
4. Aesop Marrakech Intense EDP, RM 280 for 10ml
Oh, if only there was an Aesop Spa in Malaysia - the lucky, lucky people of Sydney, Melbourne, Hong Kong, and the Park Hyatt in Tokyo don't know how good they have it. But not to worry, as you can still ease yourself into a suitably serene spa-esque mood with Aesop's woody, oriental and ever-so-slightly raw blend of Egyptian jasmine, bergamot, and neroli. Created in partnership with perfumer Barnabé Fillon, it takes Marrakech - Aesop's first fragrance from 2005 - to the next level, connecting its evocative spiciness with a new sensuality and freshness. Roll the eau de parfum directly onto your pulse points for an instant pick-me-up that beats a scalp massage hands-down.
5. THANN Nano Shiso Revitalizing Face Mask (price unavailable)
Don't forget to pay a visit to THANN Sanctuary Spa the next time you're in Bangkok - its holistic treatments and remarkably tranquil ambiance (in the middle of the hustle and bustle, no less) have made it one of the city's hidden jewels. You can also take the spa home with you in the form of their face masks, which improve your skin's radiance and suppleness the moment you put them on. Concentrated extracts of nana shiso, grapefruit and mulberry root help reduce visible spots, while trehalose increases epidermal elasticity.
6. Cow Pat Manicure Set (GBP 19.50/RM 113)
Cowshed Spa at Babington House in Somerset, England has been a rural retreat for stressed, frazzled urbanites since it first started creating natural, wildcrafted and therapeutic products in 1998. Pick up one of their manicure sets, packed with all the Cowshed Spa expertise you need for a fine pair of hooves. Coat your hands with Cow Pat Hand Cream (laced with toning grapefruit oil and coriander oil to get your circulation going), then slip on the 100 percent cotton moisture gloves and have a snooze. Preferably a long one.
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