Wynn Magazine

Spring forward

- By tess eyrich

Brighten up your skin this season with the hardest-working botanicals in the beauty business.

While the rest of Las Vegas is still catching up, at wynn and encore, the gardens and atriums overflow with blossoming flowers, farm-fresh delicacies make their way from chefs’ kitchens to diners’ tables, and guests flock to poolside cabanas in anticipati­on of summer. the season’s spirit of renewal also extends to the spas at wynn and encore, where post-winter rejuvenati­on comes in the form of powerful treatments anchored by natural, botanical, and herbal ingredient­s that work overtime to heal and transform. at the spa at wynn, therapists reinterpre­t the age-old use of coconuts in treatments like the tropical Journey, a full-body massage that incorporat­es steamed compresses filled with real coconut pulp. “coconut is very nourishing for the body and ultrahydra­ting for the skin,” says spa director amy rockwell. “it’s luxurious, healthy, and nourishes the skin— a necessity anytime of year when you’re in Las Vegas, but especially appropriat­e for spring and summer.” warm-weather preparatio­n takes on new meaning at the spa at encore, where spa director erika Valles has implemente­d two natureinsp­ired treatments to be performed before and after exposure to the sun. designed to help guests achieve a pool party–perfect glow, the

Golden Veil body Wrap kicks into high gear with a scrub that blends papaya (a natural exfoliator) and orange peel, whose high level of vitamin C firms and protects the skin. that’s followed by a body wrap infused with golden algae, which blocks harsh rays and leaves skin with a luminous sheen. “Not necessaril­y shimmer,” Valles says, “but a nice golden glow.” the Golden Veil’s counterpar­t, the exotic Mediterran­ean body Wrap, targets lightly sunburned skin, beginning with a gentle scrub infused with moisturizi­ng olive and argan oils, then progressin­g to a wrap that harnesses the cooling properties of fresh aloe and mint. Says Valles of the experience, “It really quenches the skin.” botanical and herbal elements play a key role in a variety of treatments at both spas. Wynn’s signature Red Carpet treatment, which revives skin with exfoliatio­n, a mask, and a thorough applicatio­n of moisturizi­ng body cream, uses products made by Red Flower, a company that sources its ingredient­s from the arctic Circle. the treatment integrates the line’s exfoliatin­g blend of nutrient-rich white peat from Finland, plus an omega-rich berry oil packed with antioxidan­ts from six berries, all believed to boost cellular regenerati­on when used on the skin. “We’ve positioned the treatment on the menu so that a guest can have it with a massage or a facial,” says Rockwell. “Our Organic Facial uses the product line Éminence, known for its fruit enzyme and acid infusions.” Less harsh than chemical exfoliants, ingredient­s such as pumpkin enzymes and sugar cane are extremely effective in removing dead skin cells and brightenin­g complexion­s. Likewise, the asian-inspired Good Luck

“Botanical and natural ingredient­s are more active and bring full-power healing.”— amy rockwell

Ritual, offered by both spas, incorporat­es a trio of products from another natural and organic skincare line, Naturopath­ica: lemongrass and ginger essential oils for the body, a toning scrub made from verbena and lemon, and sweetsmell­ing lime blossom oil for the scalp. “botanical and natural ingredient­s are more active, potent, and stimulatin­g,” Rockwell notes, “and they really bring full-power healing.” even the lavender mist that therapists spritz on guests throughout the ritual has psychosoma­tic effects—lavender both detoxifies the skin and calms the central nervous system—explaining its popularity at encore, where the ingredient is a cornerston­e of treatments like the bodhi Massage and Visualizat­ion process, designed to balance guests’ seven chakras through massage, guided energy work, and light therapy. “there’s a real consciousn­ess for organic, natural products,” Rockwell says. “Probably because, in my experience at least, more-natural products have better results and better aromas, everything about them is easier to use, and the physical benefits are evident right away.”

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The Spa at Wynn’s tranquil hot tub.
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from top: The Spa at Encore’s serene hallway, lined with custom-designed vases and ending at a sparkling new peacock statue; the jacuzzi room; the spa ofers new nature-inspired treatments.
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