Spa

By Stephanie Ila Silver-Silberstein

NYC is notorious for its hot, humid summers but this year, the summer season has been particularly brutal. So, let’s put aside those horrible memories of this morning’s sweaty subway commute and relax with some luxurious spa treatments. And with these at-home spa products, we can hold onto the positive aspects of summer and soak in the summer fun for a few more weeks!

Rock Hill Lavender Satin Eye Pillow

Don’t we all sleep amazingly well after spending a day in the sun? Well, why not make your dreams even sweeter with this soft satin eye pillow from Rock Hill Lavender. Filled with estate grown lavender blossoms and mixed with flax seed for relaxation, this aromatherapy pillow is sure to ease tension. You could also put the pillow in the freezer, relax with some cold therapy and forget all about that sunburn.

Visit http://www.rockhilllavender.com.

Queen of Oooh La La! Shave Gel from King of Shaves

Just a few more weeks before we can stop shaving our legs on a daily basis! But in the meantime, there’s the Queen of Oooh La La! Shave Gel from King of Shaves. Indulge your skin with this sensually smooth, paraben-free, low foam gel, which gives a close, comfortable shave. The calming and nourishing Aloe Vera soothes sun-drenched skin and leaves those bare legs soft, smooth and smoochably sexy!

Available at Duane Reade and select Targets.

Detoxifying Cellulite Serum from Lumene

Give cellulite one last kick in the you know what this summer with the Lumene Finland line of spa products which includes scrubs, lotions, cleansers and their all-important cellulite serum. Inspired by Finnish nature and the Arctic spa tradition of the sauna, Lumene enriches its products with Arctic Rose Root. This ingredient improves the skin’s appearance and has been shown to increase the skin’s endorphin levels as well as elevate mood. The line also contains 90% natural ingredients and 100% natural fragrance.

Available at http://www.DermStore.com, http://www.Sears.com and http://www.Target.com.

Minimus At Home Spa Gift Set

Conveniently refresh yourself this summer with a quick spritz of Evian Facial Spray which is found in this jam packed At Home Spa Gift Set from Minimus. This array of Decleor and other boutique personal care products are prettily packaged in an eco-friendly flower seeded paper box. Plant the box and it grows flowers! In addition to the Evian, the kit Includes Decleor Paris Cleansing Milk and Essential Balm, H2O+ Lip Mender Hydrating Complex, Brittanies Thyme Almond Oatmeal Facial Scrub and Keys(R) Eye Butter and Broad Spectrum Sunblock.
Visit http://www.minimus.biz.

True Blue Spa Shade to Order Select-a-Shade Gradual Tanning Body Lotion

Make a fashion statement AND protect yourself from harmful UV rays by keeping that summer hat on all season and using self-tanner to get that golden glow. The True Blue Spa Shade to Order Select-a-Shade Gradual Tanning Body Lotion allows you to choose your desired shade. Simply adjust the setting on the dual chamber. You can customize the intensity of your sunless, gradual tan while you lavish your skin with nourishing, oil-free moisture. With its tropical coconut-orange flower fragrance, this tanning lotion contains glycerin, aloe vera and vitamin E to help keep skin smooth, tan and hydrated.
Visit http://www.bathandbodyworks.com.

So, before we say goodbye to the Hamptons, Shakespeare in the Park, outdoor happy hours and BBQ’s, indulge in some summer spa products and prolong that summer glow well into autumn.

Originally published August 2010
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