Naturopathica was founded in America in 1995 on the belief that herbs, naturopathic medicine and holistic wellness could be coupled with cutting edge science to offer beauty from within. Over two decades’ later, Naturopathica’s wide range of skincare – including cleansing balms, moisturisers, boosting serums, hydrating creams, masks and eye creams, all handsomely packaged in shades of blue – not only improves the skin’s health but its appearance, too. The range is squeaky clean (no parabens or nasties), sustainably-sourced and community-focussed, working with the American Botanical Society, The Green Spa Network and non-profit making organisations.
OTO CBD’s products seem to go from strength-to-strength (full disclose: the Good Spa Guide team loves their sleep drops, which lull you to sleep like a baby). OTO’s new Cleansing Jam Exfoliator claims to be gentler than traditional scrubs and polishes, cleansing and caring for the skin without stripping it of its essentials oils. Infused with nourishing Hemp Seed Oil, toning AHA fruit extracts, finely milled Jojoba seeds and anti-inflammatory Holy Basil Oil, the cleanser removes dirt, pollution and impurities to leave skin feeling clean and soft. Use daily for best results.
The beauty world has long favoured the use of supplements - those designed to strengthen nails and improve the quality of your locks proving ever popular - but supplements are beginning to cement their place in the world of spa, too, with OSKIA’s MSM Bio-plus used in some treatments. MSM is a natural sulphur which, when combined with extracts of black pepper fruit, can improve the skin’s structure and elasticity, increase the condition of hair and nails and boost the body’s immune function in one. Good things do, it seems, come in small packages.
If you’re a fan of Reiki, you’ll love this 60-/90-minute ritual set in the calming white space of Bamford Wellness Spa. Here, therapists use a technique called palm healing through which energy is said to be transferred through the palms of the therapist to spa guests in order to encourage emotional or physical healing. This particular treatment will suit anybody wishing to find deep relaxation, relieve emotional stress and tension, cope with a difficult situation or improve their overall wellbeing. Try it at: Bamford Wellness Spa
This new retreat aims to guide participants on their first steps to a journey of self discovery and acceptance. It combines classes and evening workshops – Journaling, Stretching, Jugging (yep), Mindful Walking, Learning to Love Yourself and Breathwork – with three relaxing treatments – a Heavenly Holistic Facial, Reiki and a Moisturising Lavender Body Treatment. The price includes three nights’ accommodation, a gift pack on arrival, use of all the spa facilities including the gym, daily in-room breakfasts, three-course lunches and specially-created nourishing dinners. Places will go fast. Try it at:Ragdale Hall Spa