Pink Lotus 

  
The Spa Ceylon Royal Indulgence Spa and Store was unveiled a few days ago and I was able to attend the event under the media banner. Every invitee and media personnel were gifted with a limited edition gift pack so here’s a look at mine; 

The gift pack included the Pink Lotus collection which was launched just under a month ago. 

  
As always, the packaging is just as lovely and the gift bag can be reused in multiple ways. 

 
   
    
    
  
I’m not quite sure if I like the fragrance; lotus flowers are a bit hard to get used to and have an extremely strong scent to them. I did give the cleanser, soap bar and liquid silk shine mist a whiff but I kinda sat back with a slight headache. Maybe this isn’t for me but I am willing to give some of the products a go before I pass them into someone who may like it more than I do. 

Xoxo

 

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White Sandal Facial Cleansing Oil review

New skin care product!
New skin care product!

 

 

Yes, the tropical heat can be very drying on your skin. Even when it rains heavily in Sri Lanka, the humidity level rises causing a lot of drying so us Lankans have to be extra careful with our face and body.

I’ve been using a sample of the White Sandal Facial Cleansing Oil by Spa Ceylon for a couple of months. I received it along with four other products as a gift after attending an event. Now a cleansing oil was something new to me and for the most part I used it at night to take off my eyeliner and lip colour. It really helped clean my skin and not leave it dry so I thought of investing in a larger sized bottle of the same.

Description – This is an extra-hydrating and deep cleansing formula with 100% pure precious sandalwood oil to help gently lighten, brighten and illuminate skin. Green olive and soya help dissolve impurities and effectively remove make-up, while naturally anti-oxidant virgin coconut and sweet almond nourish and hydrate skin. Sandalwood, rice bran and natural vitamins help improve overall skin health, while avocado help soothe and refresh skin. The invigorating aroma of sandalwood helps warm and brighten the senses.

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Even though I had been using it mostly as a makeup removal product, I noticed how it also hydrated my skin and kept it fresh looking all the time. To use, you need to apply all over face, neck and eye area. Gently massage and wipe off with cotton or warm wet towel. I use cotton pads to do this because I do not like to completely take it off. I like leaving it on my face very lightly for a good half an hour before I finally rinse it off with warm water.

I love the formula because even though it is an oil, it doesn’t look too layered and plastered on my skin. It helps to pat a cotton pad all over and leave it on to do its magic. The fragrance is something I love about it too. The sandalwood isn’t as apparent as you’d think it would be. I’d have to say that the almond fragrance is a much stronger note in this product, which is not a bad thing at all.

This is very easy to use and you don’t need a lot of product either. It’s got a tube like top that works like a mini suction so all you have to do it squeeze the little tube pump. It doesn’t collect a lot of product on to the glass tube but this is a good thing because you do not need a lot of it. I use two light squeezes of product on my face.

Since I’ve got myself a bigger bottle, I use it twice a day when I feel like my skin is too dry and on other days just before going to bed at night.

Would I purchase this again? Oh yeah!

Weekly Snap!

Cardamom Rose Aromaveda Sachet Collection
Cardamom Rose Aromaveda Sachet Collection

I’m all for holistic and luxury pampering so featured as my Weekly Snap is a gift I received from a bestie – the Cardamom Rose Aromaveda Sachet Collection from Spa Ceylon Ayurveda.

Overall Review

The collection includes three luxury fragrance sachets that uniquely combine natural volcanic minerals with pure essential oils to infuse your living spaces with rich natural aromas. I love their jasmine range so this was a change for me as I haven’t previously purchased anything of their products in the Cardamom Rose range. However, I was surprised when I found myself loving this fragrance as well. It doesn’t come across as strong and overwhelming as you’d think and I suppose that’s one reason why I like it. Each sachet ingredients are individually blended to ensure the natural well-being benefits of the essential oils are preserved well and truly. They are meant to soothe, calm and relax the mind, body and soul. I’m yet to start using them so let’s see if the sachets live up to what their supposed to do.

The sachet and gift box are adorned with royal insignia inspired by the Royal Kandyan courts of ancient Ceylon. This is something you’ll notice in many of the products by Spa Ceylon. If you want to know more about the brand and their products, check out their site.

How To Use

Remove cellophane covers and place sachets in suitable locations, preferably close to air vents, inside pillow cases, in wardrobes between clothes, suitcases or under drawer liners. To refresh the aroma add a few drops of the Spa Ceylon Essential Oil Blend to each sachet as required.

 

Xoxo

Spa Ceylon Ayurveda opening in Mumbai, India

I’ve probably mentioned this as couple of times before that I am a huge fan of the Spa Ceylon Ayurveda products. This is a Sri Lankan brand of products and they recently opened a branch in Mumbai, India.

Take a look!
Take a look!

Here’s the press release that was circulated:

Spa Ceylon – Sri Lanka’s premier spa lifestyle brand – has just marked its entry to India’s highly lucrative luxury wellness sector with the grand launch of its flagship boutique in Mumbai’s fashionable Bandra Linking Road up-market shopping strip. Sri Lankan born Bollywood superstar Jacqueline Fernandez was among the exclusive guests list gracing the occasion. The brand already having an ardent Indian following, was greeted with much excitement and fanfare with extensive media coverage of the event.

Jacqueline Fernandez
Jacqueline Fernandez

This is the 1st occasion a luxury Sri Lankan wellness brand has entered India. The unique Ceylonese themed single-brand Spa Ceylon boutique indulges shoppers with welcoming calming aromas and soothing signature melodies in the background. Offering fastidious Indian shoppers an assortment of more than 200 options in indulgent aromatic Ayurveda personal care, luxurious home aromas and Spa Ceylon’s pampering gift collections, the store is already welcoming a Bollywood celebrity clientele.

International Expansion

In India, Spa Ceylon plans to open up to 4 more stores in Mumbai & also unveil a signature Spa Ceylon Luxury Ayurveda spa in Mumbai by year end, with expansions planned to other major metros across India, totaling to 25 locations over the next 2 years.

Internationally, Spa Ceylon’s current presence in Istanbul, Turkey; Moscow, Russia; Fukuoka, Japan and more recently in Mumbai, India, will be further expanded over the next few months. The next store openings are scheduled for August ’14 in Singapore’s fashionable Orchard Road, with stores at Kuala Lumpur’s up-market KLCC Mall (September ’14), Korea’s hip Seoul shopping district (October’14) and waterside in the Maldives capital (October ’14) scheduled to open thereafter.

Founders - Shiwantha and Shalin
Founders – Shiwantha and Shalin

Expanding in Sri Lanka, later this year, Spa Ceylon is scheduled to open a Dutch heritage themed boutique and spa in the Galle Fort, a royal Kandyan themed spa in a five-star resort in Kandy and another plush boutique in Colombo, expanding their network to 15 locations across the island.

Unique Ceylonese Identity

Spa Ceylon captures the romance of old Ceylon combined with ancient Ayurveda wisdom to create their range of majestic royal spa rituals and luxury product formulae designed to soothe, calm and relax the body, mind and soul. The unique designed jewel green bottles inscribed with Sinhala text and natural formulae enriched with local herbs and essential oils give these luxury Ayurveda products a true Ceylonese identity.

Range of products
Range of products

The products are free of harmful surfactants, chemical bleaches, petroleum-paraffin derivatives & ingredients of animal origin, while being mostly naturally preserved. They are alcohol free, 100% vegetarian, not tested on animals, contain sustainably harvested & community trade sourced ingredients.

The complete range of prestige skin, body, bath, scalp and hair care preparations, oils, balms and potions, home aroma blends, candles, hand-made stoneware and spa accessories are now sold internationally and available on-line too, with a new India dedicated INR on-line store launching later this month.

Ebony hued gift boxes adorned with royal insignia from the Kandyan courts of ancient Ceylon add classic Ceylonese character to the Spa Ceylon gift collection, making them ideal for both personal and corporate gift giving.

Gift items
Gift items

To buy on-line visit their website 🙂 Id definitely vouch for nearly every product because I’ve used most of them and have come to love them over the years. Some of the products I use include the Red Sandalwood Body Scrub, Ceylon Tea and Ylang Body Scrub, Neroli Jasmine Cleanser and Conditioner, Happy Uplifting Balm, Green Mint Cooling Foot Relief, Green Mint refreshing Foot Mist, White Jasmine Face Treatment Oil and the Cardamom Rose Home Spa Set.

Xoxo