Pamper Me in Paradise
I’m fairly picky about what goes on my skin — shunning synthetic fragrances and parabens. That’s why I was excited to discover the Pamper Me in Paradise treatment (80 minutes, $210) at the Westin Maui’s Heavenly Spa. The beautification ritual uses all-natural products created especially for the spa by Ola, a local cosmetic company. The custom blend, Hualani (heavenly fruit), is an alluring mix of pineapple and passion fruit in an emollient base of kukui (candlenut), macadamia nut, and coconut oils.
I arrived early to luxuriate for a while in the spa’s steam room, letting the wet heat soften my muscles and open my pores. My therapist, Terry, led me to a private treatment room for eighty minutes of pampering, starting with a full-body sugar scrub. The Hualani scrub is such high quality that Terry didn’t need to add any oil to it — she simply massaged it into my skin with a bit of warm water until it grew sticky. The stickiness, she said, is evidence of the sugar breaking down and dissolving dead skin. She was right. When I washed off in the shower, I was impressed with how soft my skin felt.
Next, Terry slathered me in Hualani body lotion. The professional grade has a richer content of nut oils than the retail version — more like a cross between lotion and massage oil. Terry then swaddled me in towels so my skin could soak up the hydrating crème while she moved on to the next phase: a facial incorporating EmerginC products. Facials are clearly Terry’s forte. She gently, thoroughly cleansed my face with a Clarisonic brush, applied a mask, followed by moisturizer, eye cream, and sun block. As a final touch, she massaged my scalp and feet and then unwrapped me. I emerged with soft, glowing skin from head to toe. This is a superb beauty treatment, one I’d recommend particularly for brides or anyone desiring extra radiance before a big event. — SW
Westin Maui Resort & Spa
2365 Ka‘anapali Parkway, Ka‘anapali
808-661-2588 | WestinMaui.com