6 Hot Spa Trends
Fountains of Youth
No need to visit a doctor's office to get your dose of anti-aging magic. It's now possible to enjoy today's "it" treatments in between a tennis match and a whirlpool soak.
These nonmedical therapies go to work on wrinkles and unsightly liver spots using lotions and potions beefed up with well-known skin-repair compounds. The Phoenician's Centre for Well-Being, for one, just introduced the unique Ultimate Repair Facial, a customized blend of freeze-dried collagen, elastin, DNA, hyaluronic acid, or other age-reversing substances. The Golden Door, on the other hand, blends live oxygen with 87 vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and amino acids in a super-restorative treatment for mature skin.
Name brands are now finding their way into therapy rooms too. Skin guru Dr. Nicholas Perricone brings his famous therapies to the Spa at Marriott's Camelback Inn. The anti-aging facial uses patented Alpha Lipoic Acid formula to banish fine lines and other signs of age.