BLOOM­ING MAR­VEL­LOUS

Fairlady - - TREAT YOURSELF - Suzy Bro­ken­sha

TREAT­MENT: RVB Youth Venom Hot Stone Fa­cial, R850 (90 min) SKIN­CARE RANGE: RVB LAB WHAT IT IS: A hot stone treat­ment that in­cludes a peel and mask, this is great for ex­pres­sion lines and wrin­kles as well as be­ing to­tally re­lax­ing and in­dul­gent WHO DOES IT: Lanz­erac Ho­tel & Spa

Firstly, this is a beau­ti­ful spa – part of the Lanz­erac Wine Es­tate in the Stel­len­bosch winelands, it has huge win­dows over­look­ing the moun­tains and vine­yards. And the in­te­rior is ex­quis­ite. The stormy, moody walls and gi­ant overblown roses bloom­ing on the wall­pa­per make the space feels ex­trav­a­gantly wom­anly and gor­geous.

RVB is a lux­ury all-nat­u­ral plant-based or­ganic Ital­ian range, ve­gan-friendly and gluten-free. Their anti-age range con­tains Col­la­gen PRO to stim­u­late your skin into form­ing new col­la­gen, which is a big plus, and HYALU SMART™PGA, which (by pro­tect­ing your skin’s own hyaluronic acid) com­bats wrin­kles and loss of tone – ba­si­cally, it knocks the saggy bits into shape.

The treat­ment com­prised a cleanse, peel, head and dé­col­leté mas­sage, and ended with a re­ally won­der­ful hot stone mas­sage on my face and neck – I’d never had a face mas­sage with hot stones be­fore, and it was fab­u­lous.

The peel tin­gled and itched a lit­tle more than I am used to, but my skin looked con­sid­er­ably more dewy and plumped up af­ter­wards: I was gen­uinely sur­prised when I first saw my­self. I sat in the steam room for about 15 min­utes after the fa­cial and left feel­ing ut­terly re­laxed, re­hy­drated and look­ing quite dif­fer­ent (a lot bet­ter) than when I’d ar­rived. If your skin is dry, saggy and lack­lus­tre, I highly rec­om­mend this treat­ment.

THE LOWDOWN: Lanz­erac Road, Jonker­shoek, Stel­len­bosch Tel: 021 887 1132 www.lanz­erac.co.za

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