Spa My Blend by Clarins (The Ritz-Carlton’s spa — which received the lofty title of World’s Best Hotel Spa from Travel + Leisure magazine in 2013) got a makeover from French beauty brand Clarins. Rebranded as Spa My Blend, it offers an exclusive line of skin products that can be mixed and matched by the staff to create a custom experience. (Fun fact: There’s only one other Spa My Blend — in Paris.)
Earlier this year, the Ritz-Carlton in Toronto launched a technologically advanced treatment at the property’s Spa My Blend by Clarins. After a hot stone massage for shoulders and neck, and the application of a customized blend of serums, toners and lotions to the face, three tech-forward applications are employed: My ColourBlend, an LED light therapy that purifies and regenerates the skin via a mask that sits on the face; My WaveBlend, a vibrating wand that, as it’s moved around the skin, promotes lymphatic drainage and fights puffiness; and My Cryotech, a cryotherapy wand that tones and tightens skin for an immediate boost.
like love to spa. Whether I’m vacationing in Bali, spending the weekend up north or in the comfort of my own surroundings I won’t skip out on an opportunity to sneak away for a little pampering. Spas are a dime a dozen, but finding an amazing spa worthy of your unwavering praise and commitment is like finding a needle in a haystack. After trying what seems like every spa in the GTA, there is one oasis that has me singing its praises to anyone who asks; Spa My Blend by Clarins. Located on the 5th floor of The Ritz Carlton in the heart of downtown Toronto, this spa captured my heart from the moment I stepped through it’s glass doors many years ago.
Facial treatments aren’t new. Wrinkles? They’re definitely not new.
What is creating a buzz is a new tech-infused anti-aging treatment that combines genius technology and the power of a new generation of anti-aging ingredients to help banish fine lines, tired and saggy skin, brown spots, and overall signs of aging, in one treatment.
The best part? You can bottle a part of the youthful-enhancing secret and take it home for a DIY experience.
The new My Blend facial treatment takes the original concept of personalized facial formulas made with “boosters” created by Dr. Olivier Courtin and makes it more relevant to how we approach anti-aging treatments today.
Available for the first time at North America’s only Spa My Blend by Clarins at the Ritz-Carlton, Toronto, the treatment uses three unique machines that help renew cells, plump the skin and restore skin elasticity all in about an hour.
The entire fifth floor at the Ritz-Carlton is dedicated to Spa My Blend by Clarins. The French cosmetics company has only two spas worldwide, in Toronto and Paris. If you have any skin concerns whatsoever, I highly recommend the signature My Blend facial, which incorporates a concentrated booster serum depending on your skin concerns. My therapist, Sumi, was incredibly knowledgeable not only about Clarins products but also other lifestyle factors that cause breakouts. She deftly mixed a speedy recovery booster into a stress management lotion to help heal my blemishes after a thorough extraction.
You and mom don’t have to travel far to feel refreshed. One of only seven in the world, the Spa My Blend at the Ritz-Carlton in Toronto (ritzcarlton.com) now offers a “facial” that starts with a back massage. The anti-aging facial ($230/60 minutes; $290/90 minutes) also approaches skin care in a different way. Now, you can expect to have a chat with your esthetician about your stress level and travel regimen instead of him or her just looking at your skin type.