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Green tea, rice bran, manuka honey. We all know of the health benefits of consuming these ingredients - and now, we want to have them on our skin. Here's to the ones that like their facials au natural:
1. Geisha Organic Treatment, Ikeda Spa, $240 for 90 minutes
Ideal for those looking for a deep-cleansing treatment that soothes, calms and brightens, this harnesses the powers of its key ingredient, uguisu no fun, which is made out of nightingale droppings. It is said to be a secret treatment used by geishas and kabuki actors to remove the toxic makeup while conditioning and soothing the skin. Other ingredients incorporated into the facial include rice bran, camellia oil, Azuki red beans and peach moon water, which are all traditional organic Japanese ingredients. Additionally, you will be treated to a unique 300-stroke Japanese meridian massage technique, which removes all traces of dirt and gently exfoliates dead skin cells for a smoother, softer and more radiant complexion.
2. Signature Ultra Firming Treatment, Pure Tincture Organic Sanctuary, $415 for 120 minutes
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This is the perfect treatment for those looking to firm up skin and brighten the overall complexion. The entire treatment uses antioxidant- and organic-rich products that are equipped with anti-ageing benefits. The treatment also features three key components — LED, RF (radio-frequency) and lymphatic drainage to encourage collagen production, smooth out wrinkles and fine lines, as well as increase elasticity for plumper, younger-looking skin.
3. Sugar K Organic Peel Bar, Kew Organics, $55 for 20 minutes
Strapped for time but need a quick pick-me-up for rough, listless skin? Then this treatment is your best bet. An organic peel solution enriched with buffered glycolic acid (derived from sugar cane) and organic citrus fruit acids help to gently exfoliate and supposedly stimulate cellular renewal. A hydrating serum and eye serum (for firming and lifting) are then applied. This super quick treatment helps to boost skin radiance, leaving it feeling soft and smooth in just under half an hour.
4. Living Nature Detox Facial, Bud Cosmetics, $118 for 60 minutes
Powered by Halloysite Clay from New Zealand, this clarifying facial is suitable for those with oily, acne-prone skin types. The special clay helps to thoroughly unclog pores while antimicrobial active manuka honey aids in deep cleansing and healing sensitised complexions, making it an ideal treatment for those whose skin is constantly exposed to harmful environmental pollution that can lead to congestion and unwanted breakouts.
5. Organic Herbal Brightening Facial, Organics Beauty, $255 for 90 minutes
This uses a fresh herbal peel and mask to slough away dead skin cells to reveal fresher-looking skin. The herbal extracts penetrate deep into the dermis to brighten skin and illuminate it from within while the mask, which is made with rosehip oils, edelweiss extracts and bilberry, help rejuvenate and treat sun-damaged skin and prevent the formation of dark spots. The treatment also includes a soothing massage using a rose quartz crystal to improve blood circulation and give skin a radiant glow.