By Kathryn Holl
Wonder how all your favorite celebs look so fabulous on the Red Carpet? So do we! We were lucky to catch up with Marius Morariu, facialist to the stars and co-creator for Manhattan’s Tracie Martyn salon to find out how. “We have become known over the years for giving nominees and presenters their “Oscar Glow,” says Marius. “Our signature Resculpting Facial is also known as the Red Carpet Facial – it lifts, firms and contours the face leaving the complexion immaculate with that signature radiant glow.”
But if your schedule won’t allow for at trip to New York for the facial loved by celebs such as Kate Winslet, Catherine Keener and Sandra Bullock, Marius recommends using a skin care regimen that includes a purifying cleanser with Vitamin C, an enzyme-packed exfoliator and a firming serum that contains MMP-inhibitors. We’ve rounded up some celeb faves and other at-home spa treatments so you can give yourself the star treatment.
Soak Away Stress with a Grain of Salt: Portico SPA’S Relaxing Bath Salts
Allow the blend of sea salts and aromatic oils to relax your muscles, increase circulation and rid skin of impurities. Available in Eucalyptus, Lavender + Citrus, Lemon Verbena and Hawaiian White Ginger Root in April 2007. www.porticostore.com
Infuse Balance into Your Atmosphere: ThisWorks!™ Hot Stone Essences and Burner
Love that sensory experience you encounter when you visit the spa? Infuse soothing, 100% natural calming fragrances into your atmosphere with Deep Calm, Energy Bank or In the Zone Hot Stone Essences. Perfect for your home or when traveling, just add a few drops of one of the scented oils into the hot stone burner as blends of rosemary, cetivert, eucalyptus or wild chamomile aromas diffuse into the air evoking balance, energy and strength. Found at www.barneys.com.
Douse Your Skin with Love: Cygalle Healing Spa Loving Body Oil
No wonder the sultry Carmen Electra can’t get enough of it. The spicy green fragrance with top-notes of orange and lime with hints of amber and honey produce a truly sensual effect that lingers on the skin. This delicious woody scent is true to its name and is sure to get you all the loving you may need. www.cygallehealingspa.com
Light Up Some Comfort: Simpure Candles
Whether you find them at the Four Seasons or at Madonna’s house, Simpure Candles are heavenly. The vegetable wax is a nice alternative to petroleum and paraffin; and the addition of pure essential oils imported from France, India and Brazil will create a serene aromatic environment for your bedroom or bathroom. www.simpure.com
Drink up the Zen: Carpe Diem Botanic Water
Considered to be a “spa in a bottle” to some, this botanic water offers refreshment and a unique taste with 26 different botanical ingredients without added sugar or preservatives (60 calories for the whole bottle with 9 grams of carbs). Jermey Piven and the Olsen twins are just some of the celebs who like to throw back these drinks that come in formulas created to relax (mint and passionflower), vitalize (ginger, lemon grass and cardamom) and harmonize (hibiscus and elderflowers). www.shopcarpediem.com.