Pure natural materials combined with advanced research technology result in best SPA products with proven result and amazing experience
More and more foreign high-end spa products are entering China’s spa industry. Some have established their places in the market gradually while others quit midway since they fail to adapt to the local market well or reject the animal testing conducted here. In addition to those big names we are familiar with, there are still plenty of spa brands dedicated to herbal extraction or high-tech researches. They have clear positioning, distinctive edges and proven effects.
You may know it as the swank Soho House spa with outposts in Chicago, New York City, Miami, and London. But the original Cowshed location is in rural Somerset, England, where an organic herb garden and pastoral surroundings serve as inspiration for the all-natural (and hilariously named) product line. Don’t miss: the aloe-rich Sleepy Cow body butter, the shea-butter-based Horny Cow shampoo, and the vibrant, superfloral Grumpy Cow perfume oil rollerball.
In 1998, the founder bought from Soho House a property to provide delicate food and luxury accommodation to the guests in order to give them a cozy and homey space. In addition to other basic facilities, the founder also created a spa in a cowshed and named the spa Cowshed.
When Cowshed tried to seek some natural products in the markets, they failed to find any that can express the uniqueness of Soho House, so they began to tailor products themselves. They picked raw materials from the well-known Walled Garden and infused aroma essential oils produced around the world into the products and thus created their own high quality pure aromatherapy lines.
Consistent to its name, every product line of Cowshed spa has something to do with cows. Such as the vibrant Grumpy cow, balancing Moody cow, rejoicing Knackered cow, invigorating Wild cow, charming Horny cow and soothing Lazy cow.
ELEMIS was born out of the vision bringing together the power of nature, science and aromatics, to harness the dynamism of the highest-grade actives and create a skincare line that would transform the frontline of the beauty industry.
London’s Mayfair neighborhood is home to posh restaurants, Kate Moss–frequented nightclubs, and the House of Elemis flagship spa. Like the pampering haven, the beauty brand’s product line combines a sleek, high-end look with new delivery technologies and proven botanical ingredients. Don’t miss: the Pro-Intense Lift Effect Day Cream with iris stem cells and starflower oil, and the Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm, which contains a blend of heavy-hitting moisturizers—sweet-almond, coconut, and jojoba-seed oils and shea butter—that make skin bright and supple. Although the brand has been in the Hong Kong and Macau markets for a long time, they haven’t yet landed in mainland China due to the animal testing practiced here.
Even beauty editors obsess over these simple, farm-fresh skin-care products made daily in the Hudson Valley and shipped to the West Village spa. Loaded with natural ingredients, the creams, masks, and serums make skin plump and dewy—and smell just as fancy as many of our prestige standbys. Don’t miss: the Renew Pumpkin Serum, a non greasy mix of four ultrarich oils (including meadowfoam-seed and pumpkin-seed oils), and the Manuka Honey Mask, a detoxifying formula with papaya, sage, and apricot extracts to brighten and smoothen the skin.
The Organic Pharmacy
Founder Margo Marrone was already tinkering with an herbal toner recipe when she opened her London-based spa more than a decade ago. Now the space has a cult following (Rosamund Pike goes for the Rose Diamond Facial and Jourdan Dunn loves the Vitamin C and Papaya Enzyme Peel) and a downright massive collection of plant-derived skin care (enzyme peels, rose face creams) and makeup (beeswax-based mascara, nontoxic nail polishes). Don’t miss: the Antioxidant Face Firming Serum with vitamin-rich carrot and rose hip oils and the softly scented, lightly exfoliating Cleopatra’s Milk Bath. As a niche brand, it has been displayed in many domestic beauty exhibitions in recent years and has adopted a more low-keyed development strategy.