Thursday, 7 June 2012

A little of India

At the moment I am completing a three month internship at The Oberoi Udaivilas in Udaipur, India. The design of the hotel draws inspiration from Rajasthan palaces and includes majestic domes, hand painted frescos and intricate mirror work. The spa is no exception with views onto the spa pool and Lake Pichola.

The spa menu includes all the treatments you would usually expect in one of the worlds top spas, along with the more traditional Ayurvedic treatments. Facial products used are Omorovicza, which combines Mineral Cosmetology (a patented mineral delivery system developed by Omorovicza) with the healing thermal waters of Hungry. The products are fantastic with my current favourite being the Thermal Cleansing Balm. 

The balm contains Hungarian Moor Mud and sweet almond oil which dissolves all traces of makeup without leaving the skin feeling stripped or tight. It also has the most divine scent of orange blossom. I recommend using an oil based balm or cleanser similar to this in the evenings to remove makeup. You also need a cleansing mit or face cloth to remove the balm once you have massaged it into your face. Follow with a cleanser containing AHA's (such as lactic acid or glycolic acid) to give a deep and thorough cleanse. At around $100 AUS for 50ml this product is only on my wish list but I'm lucky enough that I get to have a play with products like this at work.