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Lauren Heath-Jones, Leisure Media

Tudelü to space issues with innovative room divider

Tudelü, a New York-based creator of bespoke room partitions, has developed the Double Wall System, an innovative electronic room separator.

Recently installed at The Solace Spa in Tewksbury, Massachusetts, the Double Wall System features two retractable walls that disappear into the ceiling to enable operators to optimise and adapt the space they have at just the touch of a button.

The walls are designed to be indistinguishable from other walls in the setting and can be customised.



Sothys Athletics combines beauty and exercise

Sothys has named professional tennis player Caroline Garcia as a brand ambassador for its new Athletics range.

The range offers two treatments – Smoothing & Warming and Nutri-relaxing – which are designed to prepare the skin for exercise and aid its reparation afterwards.

In addition, the company has released a two-piece complementary product line.



SpaTree brings nature into the spa experience

Spa consultancy firm SpaTree has developed a luxury outdoor spa solution.

Spa Lodge, a professional-grade tent, is designed to incorporate nature into the spa experience, and can be used in all weather conditions, including snow. It is large enough to accomodate a sink and/or woodstove in addition to the treatment bed.

up to create an airy, treatment space, and features an environmentally-friendly bamboo frame.



Thalion debuts colour-change mask

Marine skincare brand Thalion has launched a new face mask that features patented technology to signify when it needs to be removed.

A professional peel-off mask, the Chrono-Colour Youth Mask contains active marine ingredients, including Sea Age 3A, Vitamin C and Palmaria Palmate algae to hydrate the skin and smooth fine wrinkles, as well as reduce inflammation and encourage collagen production.

It uses natural colour-change technology, a Thalion exclusive, to change the mask to a light pink colour, serving as a time indicator for the therapist, letting them know that the ingredients have absorbed and the treatment is over.



Dornbracht elevates showers with Rainmoon concept

Dornbracht is taking experiential showers to the next level with its multi-sensory Rainmoon concept.

"Rainmoon is a culmination of bliss achieved through the combination of water and light," says managing director Andreas Dornbracht.

Water falls from a built-in dome, while integrated mood lighting creates a soft moonlit ambience.



Guests can receive multiple treatments at once with Lemi Capri chair

Designed to unite form and function, Lemi's Capri Pedi Spa chair enables facilities to offer clients three treatments – facials, manicures and pedicures – simultaneously.

It features a foot spa equipped with Lemi’s Saniject Hydromassage system, a unique pipeless system that is designed to ensure hygiene standards and easy cleaning, and is available in over 35 different upholstery options.



Thalgo blends hot and cold therapy in new ritual

Thalgo has launched Merveille Arctique, a new spa ritual incorporating Scandinavian heat therapy with Swedish and deep tissue massage techniques.

The ritual is designed to aid relaxation and promote 'a deep sense of wellness' by alternating between hot and cold treatments and includes a three-piece complementary product line.

There are three supporting retail products incorporating hydrating boreal algae.



Guests breathe easy with O2Chair

The O2Chair is a zero-gravity chair with a twist. It gently rocks clients as headphones play meditative instructions, while a stream of pure oxygen is dispersed near the face.

The tilt of the chair is said to improve blood circulation and promote the 'relaxation response', a state where the mind is calm, yet present.

The result creates a sensation similar to a 'natural high'.



Van De Sant launches eco-friendly furniture into spa market

Van De Sant has launched its range of environmentally friendly outdoor furniture into the spa and hospitality markets.

The company uses recycled materials, including plastic waste reclaimed from the ocean, to create sturdy furniture frames. These frames are covered with foam and upholstered in weather-resistant fabrics to create a range of furniture with a conscience, which is functional and stylish.



Terres d'Afrique creates sustainable packaging for amenities range

Terres d'Afrique has developed a range of sustainable ceramic packaging, inspired by Bogolan, a traditional African mud cloth, for its amenities line.

The brand collaborated with Karen Kotze from Wove Ceramics, a ceramics studio based in Cape Town, to design and manufacture the range. The collection will be available in-room and as a retail line.



Caudalie partners with Harvard Medical School for new serum

null,French skincare brand Caudalie has partnered with Harvard Medical School to launch Premier Cru the Serum, a new addition to its Premier Cru range.

The serum was developed over a five-year period by Dr David Sinclair, an anti-ageing specialist and genetics professor at Harvard Medical School.

It contains three patented Caudalie ingredients: Vine Resveratrol, to plump and firm the skin; Viniferine, to even skin tone; and antioxidant-rich Polyphenols, derived from grape seeds. It also has a high concentration of hyaluronic acid to help the skin maintain hydration levels.

In addition, the serum contains Vinergy, a new patent developed with Dr Sinclair to target ageing cells, which produce less energy as the metabolism slows.



High hopes for Allegrini's new Hemp range

Allegrini has launched a new range of cosmetics that features organic hemp oil as their primary ingredient.
Hemp Care, known as Hemp Code in the US, consists of a range of skin and hair care products, as well as a lifestyle line and a collection of hotel amenities.
The company chose hemp oil, as it is rich in both nutrients and antioxidants.



Moss Trend launches into spa market

With a long history in creating decorative materials for interior designers, Italian company Moss Trend has now ventured into public spaces, including spas.

The family-run business creates preserved green walls designed to be maintenance-free, with vertical gardens created with moss that lives on the humidity naturally present in the air.



Soul Medicine debuts vibrational therapy tracks

Ila founder Denise Leicester has collaborated with composer Tom Simenauer to create Soul Medicine, a series of vibrational therapy music tracks designed to promote wellbeing and cellular balance, as well as decrease stress levels and boost resilience. It consists of four tracks: Being Held, Being Present, Being Loved and Being Lifted.



Voya men's range a 'necessary progression'

Voya has launched an anti-ageing skin care range for men. Voya Man is a performance-based, three-step skincare system that is designed to treat a range of skincare concerns including dryness, inflammation, enlarged pores and fine lines and wrinkles.

Designed specifically for male skin, which is thicker and more acidic, with higher collagen levels than female skin, the range features a facial wash, shave gel and moisturiser.

The products are formulated with Speci’Men and Definsil-Plus, naturally derived active ingredients that are scientifically proven to repair the skin’s natural protective barrier and reduce signs of fatigue.

"Launching an organic facial men’s range was a necessary and natural progression for us," says Mark Walton, managing director at Voya.



Thin Waters Design debuts visual relaxation experience

null,Thin Waters Design has launched the Wave Dream Multicolour (WDM); a visual relaxation experience that displays calming images of water onto a spa's walls and ceiling.

Designed for relaxation rooms, the WDM consists of a projection lamp positioned beneath a water basin. Using a high-powered LED bulb, the projector illuminates the surface of the water from beneath and projects it around the room, while a system of coloured LEDs located on the border of the water basin provide a soft ambient light that continuously changes colour.
The experience is powered by a projector using LED technology.



Aromatherapy Associates creates 'next-generation' sheet mask

Aromatherapy Associates has expanded its skincare range with a new sheet mask.

Billed as a next-generation sheet mask, the Hydrasol Sheet Mask combines an innovative 'hydro-formula system' with powerful active ingredients and hand-blended essential oils to leave the skin firm, radiant and intensely hydrated.

The mask can be used as an addition to a professional treatment.



Griffin and Griffith partner to form Bespoke signage company

Nancy Griffin, principal of Contento Marketing, has partnered with TouchAmerica CEO Stewart Griffith, to create Bespoke, a new company specialising in signage for spas. The company offers a wide range of materials, finishes and lighting, while Griffin and Griffith work with clients to guide them towards the right designs.



New Biologique Recherche cream targets epigenetic ageing

Biologique Recherche has launched La Grande Crème, a new face cream designed to target ageing caused by non-genetic factors, including lifestyle.

It is formulated with EpigenActiv, a unique peptide that counteracts the effects of ageing and reverses DNA damage, as well as aids the reparation of damaged tissues.



LEC launches space-saving treatment chair

The Club Chair LE is a compact treatment chair from Living Earth Crafts.

Billed as the industry’s most compact luxury mani/pedi chair, the Club Chair features a retractable pedicure bowl.

The chair is fully adjustable and features a small footprint, which when retracted is similar to that of a standard armchair.



Elemis launched Pro-Collagen Overnight Matrix

Elemis has expanded its Pro-Collagen range with the launch of its new Pro-Collagen Overnight Matrix.

An overnight treatment, the Overnight Matrix uses Elemis' ground-breaking Smart Drone Peptide Technology, which acts as a targeted delivery system, giving the skin a much-needed boost of hydration and anti-ageing actives.



Comfort Zone introduces new skincare line for urban dwellers

Italian company Comfort Zone has launched a new skincare line designed to meet the needs of modern multitaskers living in today's fast-paced world.

Skin Regimen consists of 10 products designed to address the most common stress-related skin complaints, including dehydration, dullness, imperfections, fine lines and wrinkles. Ingredients include highly concentrated botanical extracts.



Deep Nature launches exclusive skincare range

Spa consultancy firm Deep Nature has developed a range of skincare using proven active ingredients to target different skincare concerns.

Exclusive to Deep Nature Spas, the four-piece collection consists of DIY face masks, with a copper mixing bowl and whisk, and a body scrub.

The masks were developed using Brazilian clay, Japanese Bincho-Tan charcoal, and seaweed sourced from the Iroise Sea, to detoxify, clarify and soften the skin, while the body scrub is formulated with Icelandic volcanic powders to naturally exfoliate and cleanse the skin.
The mixing bowl and whisk were designed to encourage users to mix and match the products in order to create their own bespoke skincare routines.

"We wanted to control the quality of the products we were selling in our spas, so we developed our own. We chose a DIY concept to appeal to a new generation of spa goers," says Ghislain Waeyaert, vice president of development at Deep Nature.



Natura Bisse combines beauty and virtual reality in new treatment

Natura Bissé has launched Mindful Touch, a treatment that combines a virtual reality experience with a luxurious facial that aims to help clients achieve balance.

The 60-minute treatment begins with an immersive virtual reality video that is designed to relax the guest into a state of mindfulness. Guests are then given a 3D Collagen Shock facial, a treatment designed to hydrate and firm the skin and improve elasticity using three different types of collagen and Natura Bissé’s Active Facial Contouring technique.



Enki scent range inspired by French perfumeries

Inspired by the tradition of French perfumeries, Enki Laboratory, a French cosmetic company, has created Kikao, a line of fragrances to transform traditional water-based spa activities, such as saunas, steam rooms or hammams, into luxurious sensory experiences.

The fragrances utilise the olfactory senses to evoke memories, and are available in a wide variety of scents.



BC Softwear debuts Pure Spa Linen collection

null,Luxury towelling specialist BC Softwear has partnered with spa consultant Peigin Crowley to create a new range of bespoke linen designed specifically for the treatment room.

Pure Spa Linen is an eight-piece collection, consisting of pillowcases, sheets, duvets and duvet covers specially sized for treatment couches, as well as towels and jumbo sheets for bigger treatment beds and custom valances.



Elemental Herbology's new scrub leaves guests glowing

Elemental Herbology has expanded its treatment offering with the launch of a new full-body exfoliating treatment.

Combining aromatherapy with deep exfoliation and intense nourishment, the Coconut Shell Cream Body Scrub treatment is designed to gently buff and polish the skin, leaving behind a healthy and glowing complexion.



Guests create bespoke treatments with Yon-Ka Aroma-Fusion

Parisian skincare brand Yon-Ka has developed a range of aromatherapy treatments and products inspired by France.

Designed to deliver a sensory experience, Aroma-Fusion is a customisable therapy that allows guests to create their own bespoke treatment by choosing the aromatic concentrate, body scrub and massage techniques used.



Originally published in Spa Business Handbook 2018 issue 1

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