No matter the length or style of your trip, it always worth to indulge in local beauty treatments and feel the benefits on your skin. Literally.
One of my favorite travel rituals is to seek – and experience – the best beauty findings everywhere I go. It’s such a pleasant way to get in touch with a different culture that I highly recommend all travelers give it a try.
I must confess Spa Ceylon was already in my plans for Sri Lanka, since I heard about their notorious cosmetics and beauty treatments inspired by Ayurveda. As I skipped the initial research, I focused on finding the most unique experience they offer. Luckily enough, the Spa had a new ritual getting ready to be launched and I was invited to try – sharing my review here.
Entering the sumptuous building, I felt relieved to let Colombo’s boiling weather behind and simply amazed by the overall atmosphere. Spa Ceylon Royal Indulgence Store and Spa was really a regal space, tastefully decorated and appealing to all the senses. One could easily spend a couple of hours exploring the place, sampling their amazing products, buying souvenirs and taking throne selfies – as showed above. It seemed like an alternative tourist attraction to me.
I had the honor to be the first to experience the newest Detox Purifying Ritual. Every step of the process was very gentle, and yet, intense. Two hours of beauty bliss, starting with an invigorating brushing to improve the circulation. Then, the professional masseuse performed a careful lymphatic drainage, to stimulate the toxin elimination, also applying an Ayurvedic formula to intensify the results. At the bath, I already felt my skin more radiant and toned.
The result motivated me to set another appointment, this time for a facial. I chose the Rose Quartz Face Lift, that also includes anti-stress massages and chakra alignment. With my eyes closed, I enjoyed a variety of sensations: the different textures of the products, the pleasant aromas, the soft pressure that leaded me to relaxation…Then, the professional aesthetician explained about the powerful skin tightening mask she was about to apply. As well as the lifting effect, I found very interesting that the mask took my face’s format after drying. I also enjoyed the snack they serve at the end of each ritual: Ceylon tea with a natural sweetener and diced fruit sprinkled with spices – authentic local flavours. Next door, my friend Alice Luker (author of Style in Sri Lanka website) was experiencing the Body Polish Renewal Ritual.
Of course, Spa Ceylon offers basic treatments like pedicure or waxing. But the rituals are unique experiences, with an exclusive blend of Ayurvedic tradition and modern techniques. That’s definitely the kind of beauty treat I love to find abroad and showcase to my followers.
This is not a publicity post. It reflects my point of view regarding the (wonderful) experiences I had at Spa Ceylon. My invitation was as a courtesy, extended to the photographer Alice Luker -that kindly provided me the images credited here.