Now here’s food for thought: we take great care in choosing what goes into our bodies, so why aren’t we paying more attention to what goes on it? The beauty product industry is highly unregulated, unlike the food industry, so we should be taking a closer look at the labels. Triclosan, phthalates, parabens, synthetic colours, formaldehyde … the list goes on.
So in a city like Hong Kong, where food provenance can be tricky and the hazy sky a worry, it’s exceptionally pleasant to pamper yourself at Emmanuel F. This full-service hair and beauty spa and salon uses almost 100 per cent organic and natural products. Treat yourself to a relaxing pre-holiday facial at Emmanuel F and let someone else do the label reading for you.
In fact, let their therapists do it all for you!
Luxurious “Youthful” facial
Emmanuel F’s signature Youthful anti-ageing facial for men and women is suitable for all skin types. The “magic ingredient” is the Phyt’s Naturo-Esthetique organic cosmetic products made from plant extracts, intricate essential oil blends and phyto-complexes.
It’s designed to smooth, lift, firm, tone and strengthen through stimulation of collagen and elastin cells. This is a reinvigorating signature facial treatment packed full of powerful active ingredients to fight the signs of cutaneous ageing in mature skin types. You won’t need that Instagram filter for those holiday snaps after this facial!
The treatment begins with the cleansing of the skin followed by a massage using precious oils. The exclusive stick massage directly targets wrinkles topically, stimulating and revitalising the skin tissue. The mask is intensely relaxing, and the facial is finished off with a moisturising cream for long-lasting and visible results.
About the products
Emmanuel F recommends Phyt’s newest product in stock at the salon: Panacée. Thanks to the edelweiss extract (a rare plant known for its unparalleled resistance to extreme living conditions), this product claims to fight all signs of ageing by significantly reducing wrinkles, firming the skin, reducing oxidative stress, and reducing pigment irregularities. It’s not only highly nourishing, but it leaves the skin regenerated and luminous.
Spa treatments and price list
The 75-minute Youthful facial retails at HKD $1,400 (US $180). All signature facial treatments include a back massage using aromatic oils, as well as a hand and foot massage. This is really an entire body treatment in one go. Pick up a gift certificate for your loved ones and enjoy at day at the salon together.
Check out the extensive Emmanuel F spa treatment menu here for more ideas on how to pamper yourself this holiday season.
10 years of natural beauty at Emmanuel F
Emmanuel F is a hybrid hair, beauty, nail salon and spa that provides all treatments under one roof. You’ll leave shiny and new, or at least fortified for the Christmas rush.
Since opening in 2003 as Hong Kong’s first hair salon to use all-natural and organic products, Emmanuel F now boasts an absolute full range of treatments and high-quality services when it comes to your beauty needs. This is a win for anyone who is eco-friendly and conscious of what ingredients and chemicals they are putting on their bodies.
We pioneer a fully green beauty concept that pampers you in one single, convenient and pleasant location. We care about you whilst helping protect our planet together.
—Emmanuel Faipoux, Founder
The Spa features eco-friendly and luxurious tones of warm woods and stone, with comfortable treatment rooms and cosy ergonomic spa beds. The salon’s friendly staff are eager to welcome you into a state of true relaxation, and the team of professional spa therapists will choose the best facial for you. It’s nice to enjoy the experience knowing that there are no harmful ingredients that might irritate your skin.
22–26 Bonham Strand, U/G Floor
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
MTR Exit A2
+852 2167 8280
Written By: Talia Sanchez