A few years ago it seemed as if the UK was ready to embrace America's love of injectables and invasive surgery. But now it seems as if the UK spa-goer is becoming more interested in the green, natural approach to beauty. 2011 will see more and more spas introducing organic, green brands to their treatment list, favouring fresh, natural and, where possible, locally sourced ingredients over medi-spa services.
We're currently seeing more people having a concern about chemicals and becoming less interested in unnatural fixes. We're all more clued-up about the short and long-term dangers of synthetic cosmetic ingredients nowadays, and about the genuine benefits of keeping it au naturel.
None of the Good Spa Spies have ever taken the plunge and had injections or surgery. Alas, that's not because we're all perfect. It's because we truly believe that outer beauty is intrinsically linked to inner wellness. Believe in yourself, not in a surgeon!
If you're feeling a bit down about how you look, remember that there are many spa treatments out there that can give you a boost -- without a needle or knife in sight! Read more about how to look good at The Good Spa Guide.
19th March 2014
Warm floors when you put your bare feet upon them; heated treatment beds; soft towels; attention to detail, so that your treatment room looks and smells beautiful when you arrive in it.
Cold floors when you put your bare feet upon them; therapists who use your treatment time to write up a list of product "recommendations" that they hope you will purchase.
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