ELLE’s black book of Toronto’s top spots to get scrubbed, buffed and massaged into blissful submission.
Pure Simple, pureandsimple.ca
This holistic haven is the go-to spa for both eco warriors who won’t put just anything on their skin and anyone craving a totally natural facial (no parabens, petroleum or fragrance here!) without forgoing luxury. The new Yorkville outpost looks out into a quiet courtyard surrounded by posh shops. Post-treatment, tuck in to healthy lunch just down the street at the Whole Foods café.
Signature treatment: Popular with brides striving for magazine cover-perfect skin, the Deluxe Salt Microdermabrasion Facial promises to do everything from shrink pores to even out the complexion. Authentically-harvested sea salts (rather than commonly used synthetic crystals) polish the surface of the skin. Then a collagen mask plumps fine lines before you’re treated to a calming Ayurvedic upper body and scalp massage.
Bonus: If you’re off to a meeting—or just want to avoid running into an ex-BF sans concealer—get a complimentary makeup touch-up with Pure Simple’s own mineral cosmetics, which won’t jeopardize your glowing complexion.
—Sarah Daniel Dolphin
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