Diamonds Are Forever - At Chuan Spa
On the day when I left Chuan Spa at The Langham, London and people were telling me that I'm glowing, I actually did believe their words. When you have a facial with nothing less but a diamond powder, that's exactly what happens - you 'shine bright like a diamond' (in the words of a famous controversial pop singer).
Diamond Noir, or a Black Diamond Facial, is a spectacular anti-ageing therapy by a critically acclaimed professional skincare brand with 50 year history - Germaine de Capuccini - based on the skincare benefits offered by stones, crystals & minerals. Rich in zinc & iron, the treatment regenerates and restores the skin’s youthfulness, increasing the its luminosity and combating the signs of ageing.
Being a massive fan of The Langham, London - a gorgeous hotel located just off the touristic buzz of the Oxford Street and Regent Street opposite BBC office - I didn't need much convincing to experience the Black Diamond Facial by Germaine de Capuccini when I learnt that The Langham became the first luxury hotel to house the critically acclaimed Spanish brand.
A true London Day Spa, Chuan Spa at The Langham, London is designed to create an ambience of tranquillity. The moment you walk into this paradise, you know you will relax and enjoy the treatment. Taking my time to get into the relaxing mindset before the treatment in the Contemplation Area (pictured above), I was then welcomed by my therapist.
The tiny details of treatment rooms at Chuan Spa create a welcoming relaxing atmosphere making the overall experience very enjoyable. Having made myself comfortable, I got ready to for the diamond experience.
Before your skin is treated to the Black Diamond mask made of complex of trace elements, minerals and crushed diamonds to target signs of ageing, it experiences the hot and cold effect of exfoliating and cleaning the skin with Germaine de Capuccini products and hot towels. The therapist then mixes up the Black Diamond mask working the diamond magic.
Black Diamond Facial left my skin deeply nourished thanks to the rehydrating and plumping properties of the zinc and iron. It literally makes the skin look and feel youthful - so when people start complimenting you on your glowing looks - trust me, they are telling the truth! :)
Winner of World Luxury Spa Awards Best Luxury Spa of 2013 as well as a Forbes 4-Star award, Chuan Spa is London’s first luxury hotel spa to specialise in ancient principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) whilst incorporating the latest pioneering therapies. Germaine de Capuccini Black Diamond Facial at Chuan Spa at The Langham, London is available at £95 price off-peak and £115 during the peak times.
P.S. If you think that wellness is a female territory, Chuan Spa will change your mind. With the variety of Germaine De Capuccini treatments available there, in addition to Black Diamond Facial, one can choose from Mediterranean Light Massage, A Touch of Silk body wrap and the Men’s C & Energy facial- the only facial to contain an exclusive cocktail of sake, olive leaf, eashave and birch.
Founded in 1964 by Carmen Vidal, Germaine de Capuccini specialises in non-invasive therapies and remains committed to research, development and creating some of the world’s most advanced skincare formulations. Julie McCann, key account manager for Germaine de Capuccini explains, “Germaine de Capuccini are delighted to be launching and working closely with Chuan Spa at The Langham, one of London’s top 5 star hotels. Together we have created an exclusive signature treatment and selected key therapies from our range of over 70 different rituals, to meet and exceed the expectations of the Chuan Spa and their customers.”
The Mediterranean Light Massage combines the aroma and warmth of candles with the hydration and silkiness of butters to induce relaxation whilst the client’s choice of Mediterranean Light candle slowly burns. A Touch of Silk body wrap acts like a second skin, enveloping the body whilst deeply hydrating the skin and providing a satin appearance and silky touch. Containing hydrolised silk protein, the capacity to collect and retain water is increased leaving the skin luminous, nourished and deeply hydrated. Tailored to male guests, the Men’s C & Energy facial uses an advanced formula with an exclusive cocktail of citrus, sake, olive Leaf, eashave, trace elements and birch sap. The treatment provides the skin with suppleness, tone and hydration.
Go explore and enjoy your experiences just like I did!