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Over the holidays I decided I was going to treat myself to a new year’s facial. Suddenly, it’s March! So for all of you ready for a spring facial, here are the eco-spas on top of my list, sorted by location:
Greenbliss Green Bliss Eco Spa — Mobile. Ask not what spa to go to, ask what spa will come to you. This eco-friendly mobile spa service uses organic and sustainable, locally-made and/or fair trade products and brings everything from a massage to a mani-pedi to the comfort of your home. An hour-long facial costs $150; you can pick from four different ones — including a Gentlemen’s Rescue Facial.
Jurlique Jurlique — Beverly Hills. Jurlique’s personal care products — made with biodynamically and organically grown herbs and flowers — are beloved by many. Hour-long facials run between $110 to $130. Santa Monica has its own Jurlique store too — but this location no longer offers facials.
Thibiant Thibiant Spa — Beverly Hills. This spa has its own personal care line of locally-made, paraben-free, organic certified products. Go in for a mud treatment, body glow, or a massage. Prices range from $90 for a basic facial to $170 for a Beauty Lift Facial. The Organic Facial, which uses pure organic products, costs $150.
Ra rA Organic Spa — Burbank. Even rA’s building’s eco-friendly, with bamboo floors and VOC-free paints. This spa offers a whole bunch of different treatments ranging from an acupuncture to massages to body wraps. Choose from four different hour-long facial, each for $85.
Spat The Garden Spa’t — Eagle Rock. This one-woman shop’s owned and operated out of a restored craftsman house by Tanis Rhines, who specializes in custom, organic skin care treatments. I got a super soothing and relaxing facial here a while back — and would go back if the Spa’t wasn’t all the way on the east side. The shortest facial lasts a luxurious 75 minutes — and costs just $80.
Arcona The Arcona Studio — Santa Monica. This spot uses its own paraben-free products, many of which contain organic ingredients. Most facials are 50 minutes long, and range from $85 for a Signature Facial Contouring massage to $145 for an Awards Night facial. Boys: A men’s facial costs $100.
Bey The Bey’s Garden — Santa Monica. Organic facials, soy-based waxing, and massages using only essential oils are all offered here. The hour-long Eminence Facial costs $90.
So many spas, only one face…. I think I’m going to go with proximity, and pick from one of the two Santa Monica spots. Got a facial at any of these eco-spas? Let me know how you liked it in the comments.
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