On a sunny Friday afternoon, as I headed to The Four Seasons Spa, I was ready to immerse myself in a world of gems. Not gems as simple adornment- though that’s where I began- but as powerful conduits of healing energy and glow.
Gemology by Chrystelle Lannoy is the first brand of cosmetics based on precious trace elements from precious and semi-precious stones. I love how they draw on the skin-enhancing characteristics of natural minerals. I was excited to indulge in it again as I had already put to test the Blue Amber Radiance Facial at the Quan Spa, JW Marriott Pune and the White Pearl Facial at The Four Seasons Spa which used micronized Mother-of-Pearl, Bisabolol, Chamomile, Vitamin B3 and Vitamin C, both of which remain my best facial experiences.
And such was the draw of Gemology that here I was at my favourite hotel spa in the city once more to put to test a facial customized according to my skin type.
My therapist started off with gently removing my makeup with the Malachite Eye Makeup remover and Bijou Narce Face Makeup remover. I quite liked how the milky cleanser transformed into water on contact with the skin. This was followed by exfoliation with the Pearl De Gommage. Here pearls and crystal trace minerals allocated themselves in the lines for a precise exfoliation. The Double Cleanser (Blue Amber Cleaner) which felt like rich mousse then cleansed and purified my skin. As the toner, Rose Quartz Face Lotion, with its gel-texture felt like not only a decoction but also a genuine care product.
Half way through my therapy, I was feeling a sensation of freshness already! However, my favourite part of it was when my nimble-fingered therapist’s face massage with the Mineral Face Massage Cream which restored comfort to the skin with the goodness of sunflower seed oil, Vit E and Orange extract. Tingling aromas coupled with an incredibly relaxing face massage and I was in spa heaven! The Combination skin mask was then used on my skin which I thought has amazing absorbing power.
The last touch was the Brightening Face Serum and the velvety Combination Skin Cream which again was rapidly absorbed by the skin. It’s amazing how the delicate textures are elaborated using precious and semi-precious stones and naturally evolve when touching your skin. It was like traveling to the sumptuous world of gems and returning back with a glowing and awakened skin. Such was the potentiality of the experience that my skin glowed for days! Not just with the complexion but my skin felt creamier, tighter and more even. No wonder, this “Gemology junkie” has already set her sights on her next Gemology experience.
Where: The Four Seasons Spa, Mumbai
/136, Doctor E Moses Road,
Worli, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400018
Phone: 022 2481 8000
Note: The critic was invited by the team but all the opinions expressed herewith are her own