“HydroPeptide uses the power of peptides as messenger molecules that works on a cellular level to increase hydration, visibly reduce lines and wrinkles, and enhance skin’s natural luminosity.” Anantara Spa
HydroPeptide, the market leader in luxury peptide-based anti-aging skin care is now available at the Anantara Spa at the Eastern Mangroves Hotel and Spa by Anantara. Result driven facial treatments and an assortment of retail products were launched at the luxury spa at the end of last month. The Anantara Spa, located on the third floor of the hotel, is the latest venue in the capital to stock HydroPeptide, the revolutionary clinical skincare treatments and products that are leading the way in beauty technology to improve skin health.
The innovative products target skin issues such as aging skin, acne, hyperpigmentation and dullness. Developed by Dr. Louise Peck in 2004, the award winning HydroPeptide range uses the power of peptides (cell messengers) to repair the skin’s structure at a cellular level to give it a healthy, natural glow as well as reducing any visible signs of aging. Through the science of epigenetics, HydroPeptide has a multifunctional approach combining over sixty peptides, antioxidant rich botanical stem cells and hyaluronic acid to reduce existing lines, wrinkles and diminish dark circles while the botanicals detoxify and replenish. The spa’s skilled skin care therapists customise each facial according to the clients skin type and specific concerns.
Now a favourite worldwide, HydroPeptide is suitable for all skin types and with regular treatments and products the skin will rejuvenate thus appearing much more radiant and young-looking. As skin ages, Collagen and Elastin producing cells known as ‘fibroblasts’ become less active which leads to an increase in fine wrinkle lines, peptides can target existing fibroblasts and encourage new ones to repair and regenerate. The HydroPeptide facial is multi-faceted treatment following six step-by-step stages to Purify, Relax, Nourish, Stimulate, Hydrate and Protect the skin.
The Experience ~ My HydroPeptide Signature anti-aging facial for sensitive skin began with my analysis of my skin and highlighting any concerns. My therapist, the lovely Rinchenla then discussed my specific needs and selected products based on my skin type and specific problem areas for a completely tailored treatment. My treatment used eleven different natural products.
The treatment began with a three stage cleansing and toning process (Cleansing Gel, Purifying Cleanser and Clarifying Toner) featuring a unique pore-cleansing peptide to draw out my skin’s impurities. This was followed by a peel and application of a hydrating balm (Blueberry Peel and Soothing Balm), I have had many different types of facials but I have never experienced one with so many pleasant fruity aromas and the use of blueberry was definitely new for me. At this stage I also had a lymphatic drainage face massage to detox my skin and increase its glow.
While a Blueberry Mask, with its calming and hydrating peptides, detoxifying botanical stem cells and hyaluronic acid, was penetrating into my skin I had a ten-minute stress relieving upper body massage. The pentimulate stages included application of a Soothing Serum (for its restorative properties and redness repair), Eye Authority (containing illuminating crushed pearl peptides) to target the dark under eye area and Face Lift, an advanced anti-aging ultra-light moisturising cream with jojoba extracts. Finally Solar Defense, a tinted and mineral based SPF 30 (non-tinted SPF 50 also available) was applied to my entire face for sun protection. A zingy Lip enhancing Perfecting Gloss infused with chilli (hence the zing) was smeared across my lips to plump them. I was given the peachy toned ‘Beach Blush’ shade but there are five other colours available.
The results ~ My skin felt firmer and looked brighter, more hydrated and plumped. My under eye area was less puffy with the dark circles significantly diminished, the instant illuminating effect from Eye Authority was immediate and impressive. My lips looked and felt fuller. All the natural plant based products that were used in my treatment not only smelt divine but also felt really pleasant on the skin and didn’t cause any unnecessary sensitivity.
Pros ~ Aromatic products and immediate results. Customised treatment for any skin type and specific concerns.
Cons ~ Although a more affordable luxury brand than some it’s still quite pricey for regular use
The natural plant based products are without harmful preservatives, parabens, phthalates, perfumes as well as being eco-friendly and cruelty free. To maintain and prolong the results of the facials at home a full HydroPeptide homecare retail line is available for purchase in the Anantara Spa reception.
The large Thai inspired Anantara Spa is an elegant and luxurious haven offering guests a range of signature treatments that embrace regional traditions side-by-side with exotic Thai remedies. There are fifteen treatment rooms including three couple’s suites with five different couples treatments available, two traditional Thai massage rooms, two Vichy shower rooms, a dedicated slimming room, a Turkish Hammam, equipped with sauna and steam rooms and separate male and female relaxation rooms. The spa menu is extensive with a varied range of treatments and therapies. An array of bespoke spa packages are also available that include the two-hour Essence of Thailand and four-hour Arabian Dynasty experiences alongside the more specific spa essentials, bridal and men-only options.
If you are looking for a result driven facial I would recommend the bespoke HydroPeptide treatments. Each facial offers a customised skin care treatment to fit any clients requirements whatever your skin type and concerns. The products smell great and offer immediate results, the therapists are well trained, skillful and knowledge and the spa itself is a charming place to relax and enjoy being pampered.
Location: 3rd floor, Eastern Mangroves Hotel and Spa by Anantara, Sheikh Zayed Street, Abu Dhabi
Telephone: 02 656 1146.
Opening Hours: 10:00am – 11:00pm
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Thank you Anantara Spa for the opportunity to experience and review the HydroPeptide Facial. The views in this post are all my own based on my experience. Unless otherwise stated all photos © Jo Brett 2018. All rights reserved. Additional photos used with courtesy of www.anantara.com/en/eastern-mangroves-abu-dhabi/spa