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Figs Make It Big
By: Cathy Christensen
Posted: January 30, 2009, from the February 2009 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.
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At The Spa at Pebble Beach in Pebble Beach, California, guests can enjoy the Mediterranean Olive & Fig Scrub signature treatment that features an application of olive, fig and shea butter for smoother skin; and the Citrus and Fig Manicure and Pedicure at Spa Luce in Hollywood, California, hydrates and rejuvenates hands and feet. At Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa in La Jolla, California, the Olive Stone and Fig Vichy Body Scrub finishes with a fig and cassis body butter; and the Pomegranate & Fig Spa pedicure is an anti-aging and revitalizing signature treatment at Peony Nail & Day Spa in Scarsdale, New York. Ethos The Spa in London, Ontario, Canada, offers the Black Fig and Olive Wrap that exfoliates to leave skin renewed and smooth; and also see the step-by-step how-to for the Cranberry Fig Body Polish from Spa Terre at Paradise Point Resort & Spa in San Diego.
Professional skin care products are no strangers to the wonders of fig either. Linden Leaves’ Fig Licorice Body Lotion provides daily moisture replenishment, and Cuccio Naturalé’s Pomegranate & Fig Butter Blend Anti-Aging Formula includes time-released emollients for increased staying power and hydration. Skin Authority offers Olive, Fig, Shea Butter Body Cream that detoxifies, replenishes and protects skin; and the Black Currant & Fig Scentsations Wash is offered by CND. Also, the Cranberry Fig Sugar Scrub from Bella Luccé is designed to dissolve and eliminate expired cells.
As a treat that has been revered since biblical times, the fig is a small fruit with a big reputation. The delicacy’s inclusion in your spa offerings will add to your efforts to make clients feel as if they are in a special sanctuary where the average fruit just won’t do.