Fountain of Youth beauty products and wellness destinations

Recently while attending the 5th Annual Wellness, Beauty & Travel Event hosted by Organic Spa Magazine I discovered some wonderful wellness destinations, beauty treatments and products to help one achieve mind, body and skin improvement. One of the highlights of the evening was listening to an expert panel hosted by Rona Berg. As Editor in Chief of Organic Spa Magazine she and the others discussed the latest eco-friendly travel, wellness and beauty trends.


Walking up to the Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills rooftop, I was first greeted by the Viceroy Spa team. They plumped up my dry hands using Biologique Recherche products that provided instant youthful results. While receiving my treatment, the therapists told me about the various luxury Viceroy Spas wellness destinations. The Viceroy Los Cabos, the Viceroy Sugar Beach at St. Lucia, and Viceroy Snowmass are some of the top spots to unwind, relax and renew.


Yum Organic Skin Care is good enough to eat. This petroleum and paraben free skin & body care line is made with organic oils, butters, extracts and essential oil fragrances. The cleaners are plant derived humectants such as Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Aloe Vera and Berry Oils to pamper and revitalize your appearance. The eye care is made with natural source emollients, anti-aging actives and organic botanicals to combat the appearance of dark circles, fine lines and lack of tone which occur during chronological aging. IMG_4015

Experts will tell you that a good night’s sleep is one of the best beauty regimes. Meeting Michael Hughes from Plush Beds, he told me a fun fact that I will spend a third of my next ten years sleeping on a mattress. His mattress is made from high quality luxury latex foam, made with toxin-free materials and are certified with GreenGuard Gold. What’s GreenGuard Gold? It’s a certification earned by less than 1% of all mattresses for abiding by the world’s most rigorous chemical emissions standard.


I really enjoyed learning about BioSil with Christie Brinkley as the face for this Hair, Skin and Nails beauty line. Talking to Richard Presswater Jr and his wife, I learned Brinkley was a believer of the product years before the company discovered she was a fan and started collaborating with her. “She started taking it to lengthen and thicken her eyelashes,” Presswater Jr said. “Not only does Brinkley take two capsules a day, but she also has her two daughters Alexa Ray and Sailor take them.” This product not only helps regain lost collagen, but it generates new collagen and helps protect your existing collagen. Two pills a day has clinically proven hair thickness, reduces fine lines, La Quintaincreases skin elasticity and strengthens nails.


I met Clive McNish the General Manager for the Glen Ivy Hot Spring.  For more than 150 years Glen Ivy Hot Springs has attracted people who seek the benefits of relaxation, renewal, and a deeper sense of well-being. One of the massage therapists gave me a 10 minute treatment to relax my mind, body and soul. My multi-sensory hand and arm massage, included listening to headphones that replicated the beats of my heart. McNish informed me that the Glen Ivy Spa was acquired about two years ago, and plans for a hotel should be completed by 2020.


Another favorite product that I am using is ODE Natural Beauty, a skin-loving antioxidant line made from ultra hydrating 100% certified organic olive oil. The ODE skin products instantly promotes dewy, nourished and glowing skin. Made in Marin County, California at The McEvoy Ranch, the founders select early harvest olives and process them in a way to allow the oil to retain a higher percentage of polyphenol. This helps boost the hydrating lipids similar to skin’s natural sebum. Botanicals from the ranch’s orchards along coastal California enhance this beauty line.


I discovered so many wellness spots in Palm Springs while talking to Joyce Kiehl, the Director of Communications. Popular hiking trails include taking the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, the world’s largest rotating tram car that travels over two-and-one-half miles next to breathtaking cliffs up at the top of Mount San Jacinto. Other popular trails include hiking through ancient palm groves and along stunning scenic trails overlooking Coachella Valley. Visitors can take a cruiser bike from various hotels to tour scenic mid-century modern neighborhoods. The La Quinta Resort & Spa is a Waldorf Astoria premier Palm Springs luxury wellness resort featuring a world-class Spa, PGA West golf courses, 41 pools, yoga retreats, tennis, hiking and walking trails and bicycles.


Neo Cell makes Collagen gummy chews, capsules and powders that helps maintain vibrant youth, radiant beauty, and total body wellness.

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