Trend Report: Beauty by La Prairie, Clarins, and Bulgari

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 Touching on three distinct stages, preparation and priming of the skin; absorption of active ingredients; and optimization of results, each TriActive Facial Treatment is customized to meet your needs.

A lovely fragrance or artfully crafted compact always make a nice gift but for those beauty buffs closest to you, why not gift them an escape to a branded destination spa. They’ll experience signature treatments using products from their favorite brands, all in the plush surroundings of some remote destination. Whether they’re more the big city type or like to bow out to a beach every now and again, top beauty brands have built eponymous spas all over the globe. Here are a few of our favorites.

1. LA PRAIRIE

The La Prairie-branded spa housed within the Ritz Carlton in Grand Cayman, is aptly named Silver Rain—an oasis of glass and water all gleaming with a hint of silver sparkle. You’ll instantly feel like you’ve been whisked away to some alternate universe where healing waters flow freely. We recommend trying the Platinum Rare Facial, which includes face and foot treatments simultaneously, $410 for 90 minutes, 1209, Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman, 345-943-9000

2. CLARINS

For Clarins devotees, The Hotel Guanahani Spa by Clarins, nestled in the beautiful isle of St. Barth’s ups the ante by offering a range of TriActive Facial treatments using PRO Formula products developed solely for Clarins-trained therapists. Touching on three distinct stages, preparation and priming of the skin; absorption of active ingredients; and optimization of results, each TriActive Facial Treatment is customized to meet your needs. What’s more, a consultation for recommended daily skin care regime, product and application tips to recreate the Clarins Skin Spa experience at home, as well as a relaxing scalp, hand, and foot massage are all part of the package. Treatments start from $200; for more information visit www.st.barth.com or call 1-866-617-4578

3. ANNE FONTAINE

Anyone who has every stepped out in one of her highly designed, crisp white blouses knows that the Anne Fontaine brand is really more like a lifestyle. The idea of chic, Parisian living envelops the wearer. For a similarly decadent beauty experience, we recommend visiting the Anne Fontaine spa in Paris, France. With a series of special treatments ranging from the VooDoo Massage and the Amazonian Baptism to the Goddess Bath, each option is a sensory experience you wont soon forget. If you can’t make it overseas in the near future, visit any Anne Fontaine boutique to experience her candles and beauty products to create the spa experience at home, for more information visit www.annefontaine.com

4.BULGARI

Every once and again, you run in to the good fortune of experiencing something like the Bulgari Hotel, Milano. You see, at the Bulgari, the brand DNA runs rampant from start to finish in a seamless celebration of luxury. As far as the spa’s concerned, the design tells a story on consistency; but it’s the treatments that are most remarkably in-step with the Bulgari brand—utilizing Bulgari products that incorporate the distilled power of gemstones to leave your skin as radiant as your favorite piece of Bulgari jewelry. For more information contact Bulgari Hotels & Resorts Milano at +39 02 805 805 1; or visit www.bulgarihotels.com/en-us/milan

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