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A Spa Therapist’s Guide to ESPA

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The skin as the largest organ in the body is exposed to numerous damaging environmental elements on a daily basis. Despite this, a good skincare routine is still over-looked and underappreciated by many. Coggles sat down with ESPA Senior Spa Therapist Sammy from The Park Royal Spa in Cheshire to discover the perfect ‘at home’ ESPA skincare routine, which she also recommends supplementing with regular treatments from an ESPA spa professional.

Who Is ESPA?

ESPA is a luxury skincare brand, loved and used by the world’s leading spas and skincare experts. ESPA’s innovative approach to holistic skincare enables them to blend the purist natural ingredients, creating Tri-Active™ formulations that are inherently nurturing and highly effective.

Tips to Find your Inner Calm

  • Inhaling aromas helps you to naturally take a deep breath in, which helps to calm and relax your body and mind
  • Watch a sunrise or sunset. Light is energy, and a great way to lift ourselves physically, mentally and emotionally
  • Focus on gratitude and the things you are thankful for to balance the mind
  • Smile! It triggers the brain to release mood elevating neurotransmitters such as dopamine, endorphins and serotonin

What are ESPA’s Tri-Active™ formulations, and how do they work?

ESPA’s holistic philosophy remains at the core of the product offering and the unique formulations allow you to look and feel your best as they care for your entire wellbeing, both inside and out. The Tri-active™ formulations contain unique and expertly blended combinations of plant actives, marine actives and essential oils to create naturally effective products, the use of which will result in beautiful looking skin and a sense of inner calm.

The ESPA Spa Therapist’s Guide to Oily/Combination Skin

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For oily or combination skin, I highly recommend the ESPA Balancing Face Treatment Oil. This purifying face treatment helps to prevent the build-up of excess oils by balancing the skin’s pH and boosting hydration. The oil will leave the skin feeling soft, soothed and clarified.

How to Use?

After cleansing your skin with ESPA’s Balancing Foam Cleanser simply apply 2 to 3 drops of the facial oil to the skin and massage into the face and décolleté. This treatment oil can be used twice daily morning and evening.

Key Benefits and Ingredients

  • Lemon – balances and clarifies
  • Rose Geranium – purifies, calms and hydrates
  • Rose Damascena – soothes
  • Jojoba and Avocado oils – nourishes

The Perfect Link

Complete your perfect ESPA skincare regime for oily/ combination skin with the Balancing Foam Cleanser, 24 Hour Balancing Moisturiser and Essential Cleansing Mask.

The ESPA Spa Therapist’s Guide to Normal/Dry Skin

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My top recommendation for people with normal or dry skin is the ESPA Overnight Hydration Therapy. This intensely hydrating mask will soak down through the skin’s layers to leave the complexion replenished and radiant.

How to Use?

After cleansing your skin with ESPA’s Hydrating Cleansing Milk, take a small amount of the Overnight Hydration Therapy Mask and apply over the face and décolleté using sweeping circular motions. Leave the mask to sink into the skin for 10-15 minutes, or overnight for a really intense hydration treatment.

Key Benefits and Ingredients

  • Chicory Root – simulates vitamin D
  • Cedarwood and Ylang Ylang – calms a busy mind
  • Encapsulated Lavender – soothing and restful properties to enhance skin replenishment and regeneration
  • Hyaluronic Acid and Konjac Root – hydrates and smooths

The Perfect Link

Pair the ESPA Overnight Hydration Therapy with the Replenishing Face Treatment Oil and 24 Hour Replenishing Moisturiser to complete the perfect ESPA skincare routine for normal to dry skin.

The ESPA Spa Therapist’s Guide to Anti-Ageing

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For ageing skin the ESPA Advanced Age-Defying Lifestage Stage Release Moisturiser is my most highly recommended product. The moisturiser is a potent cream that continually works over an eight-hour period to smooth and brighten the skin and delicate eye area whilst simultaneously reducing the appearance of dark circles and puffiness.

How to Use?

After cleansing your skin with ESPA’s Nourishing Cleansing Balm, apply a pea sized amount of the Lifestage Stage Release Moisturiser on to your ring finger, then gently apply to the skin using gentle circulation boosting tapping motions. This advanced Age-Defying product can be used both morning and evening for maximum benefit.

Key Benefits and Ingredients

  • Natural Encapsulation Technology (NET) – powerful natural ingredients released over a period of up to eight hours
  • Himalayan Fleece Vine – smooths the appearance of fine lines
  • Carnosine – Helps protect the skin’s firmness and elasticity

The Perfect Link

To complete your ESPA anti-aging routine, the ESPA Lifestage collection, ESPA Tri-Active™ Advanced Instant Facial and ESPA Tri-Active™  Advanced Night Booster are the perfect partners.

Words by Amy Lyons



Angharad Jones

Angharad Jones

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