By Etta Meyer | January 2, 2018 | Style & Beauty
Remède Spa at The St. Regis Aspen Resort is pioneering nutrition for the face.
Ingesting probiotics in the form of Greek yogurt or fermented food has long been a remedy for balancing the bacteria in the digestive system. What about applying probiotics to another porous surface, such as your face? We’ve heard of fringe followers of this practice using small-batch goat’s milk kefir potions, or DIY facialists slathering yogurt directly onto their problem skin, but when rumors surfaced of a kombucha facial at the Remède Spa at The St. Regis Aspen Resort, attention must be paid. The customized facial uses its primary skincare partner, Scientific Organics. This product line touts 70 percent organic ingredients and utilizes powerful superfoods most often associated with a good diet: antioxidant plant extracts, grape stem cells and fermented tea (better known as kombucha). “It’s my baby,” explains Irisha Steele, spa director at The St. Regis Aspen Resort, when speaking of the product line. After trying dozens of other brands, she settled on Scientific Organics, which, ironically, started as a small-batch vitamin C serum by its hands-on creator. This is the new luxury: using the potency of natural ingredients to focus on healing and deep nutrition for the skin. The facial includes a “friendly probiotic” cleanse, a fruit acid peel and, finally, vitamins delivered into the skin via tiny oxygen molecules. It’s only fitting that Aspen be the location for The St. Regis to pilot this exclusive regimen, given our proclivity for the fringe, the do-it-yourselfers and anything with a pioneering, albeit elegant, spirit. 315 E. Dean St., stregisaspen.com; emerginc.com
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