Beauty Bliss: An Awakening Facial at The Rainforest Spa, St. Lucia, $185
The vibe: Deeply rooted (we mean that truly, as you are literally tucked inside the super steamy Soufrière rainforest) one of the tiny country’s most luxurious hideaways,
The Rainforest Spa at Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort is equal parts cortisol-lowering and visually stimulating. To strut between appointment ‘huts’, you’ll patter over wooden bridges and once settled and swaddled, there’s no need for your therapist to start the music, because the chirpings of the forest’s birds and bugs (less of the latter, we promise) provide the most organic soundtrack.
The treatment: If you’re looking to restore your stressed-out, glow-free visage, the
Natura Bisse Awakening Facial (60 minutes, $185) delivers in spades. You’ll start with a mind/body exercise, as you’re prompted to inhale
Natura Bisse’s Aroma Nectar Relax Oil—three times. Once you’re filled with whiffs of all things tranquil and idyllic, your therapist dotes on your face with a series of face massage techniques that begs the question, "Why don’t I do this at home right before be—oh right, I’m
lazy." And then before you have a moment for your brain to wander further, you’re quickly (and ever so gently) jilted back into serenity via the strokes of the softest paintbrush in the world across your face.
Then, suddenly, a precious vial is cracked—and the contents of the brand’s Oxygen Concentrate is massaged across all the high planes of your face and into all the nooks and crannies. A single serving just for you. After that, an incredibly gentle peel is smothered across your face while your therapist massages your hands and feet. Once that party wraps, you’re topped up with eye cream (again, super delicately applied), tinted moisturizer and of course, SPF. The SPF 30 Daily Defense Oil-Free Fluid feels super light, so you can carry on with your beach business.
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But protection from the sun doesn’t stop at the tree-house. Mosey on down to the beach and have your hair wrapped in Moroccanoil Glimmer Shine Spray to ward off harmful UV rays
(Poolside Protection, $29), or quench thirsty strands with the argan-oil infused
Moroccanoil Intense Hydrating Mask (Poolside Pampering, $25). Amp up the relaxation factor with a
poolside massage (from $39) in chair as you stretch out (coated in SPF, of course), pondering very important things, like whether or not you should blend your bev or go minimal and sip it on the rocks. Bliss factor: 5 out of 5 aromatherapy oil drops because this place needn’t push a button on a music player of any sort—the organic tunes of the ‘forest were
Contact The Rainforest Spa at +1 (758) 456 8000 ext 8048 to book your appointment.