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Wedding Season at eforea - Love and Spa Days are all around


Still on a high following the picture-perfect, dreamily romantic moments of the weekend’s gorgeous Royal Wedding? Fans of the royal family or not, no one can deny how stunning Meghan, now the new Duchess of Sussex, looked as she walked down the aisle towards a happy-ever-after with her very own Prince.

If there was any doubt that wedding season was officially upon us, last Saturday’s Royal Wedding has confirmed it has well and truly arrived. And at eforea spa we are ready to make your special day extra special, with especially selected treatments and wellbeing and beauty tips straight from the eforea experts themselves that are guaranteed to help guests, bridesmaids and brides-to-be alike prepare in style for the big occasion.

The build up to a wedding can be a busy and stressful time and here at eforea we want to put the focus back on you. We want to ensure you’ll emerge brighter, refreshed and re-connected, and ready for the start of your own fairy tale.


Hen Heaven

If hectic nights on the town don’t take your fancy, why not treat yourself and your hens to an exclusive spa evening at eforea spa.

 

Relax surrounded by the people you love with private evening hire of the luxurious spa facilities, including our sauna, experience showers, hydrotherapy pool and outdoor terrace with Jacuzzi. Celebrate with the girls with a delicious selection of canapes and fizz in our gorgeous Spa Kitchen.

To book simply contact the eforea spa team directly on 02382 027093 or via spa@ageasbowl.com.


Get Your Spa-rkle On

Come the big day itself, there’s no doubt that the romance and joy of the occasion provide the essential ingredients for that classic glowing, blushing bride complexion, after all, who can forgot Meghan’s gorgeously fresh, glowing skin on Saturday?

However, there’s no harm in giving yourself a helping hand and our Biotec Sonic Skin-Radiance Facial (£70) is the perfect way to ensure that your skin has a radiance that will only glow even brighter on the day.

Lasting 50 minutes, this glow-giving facial uses ultrasonic vibrations to draw out impurities and exfoliate, whilst galvanic currents help re-energize and restore moisture – ideal for combatting dehydrated, stressed skin caused by the pre-wedding whirlwind. Following the treatment your skin will appear more radiant and luminous, with under-eye dark circles also reduced.


Scrub Up Well

Our Exotic Lime & Ginger Salt Scrub (£45) is the ideal way to prep and perfect your entire body for the wedding day. After a light body brushing, the skin is deeply cleansed and exfoliated using an energizing and invigorating lime and ginger scrub. To finish, an enriching oil is drizzled all over the body for intense moisturisation leaving skin soft, smooth and glowing.

To book either of the treatments mentioned above, please contact the eforea team directly on 02382 027093 or via spa@ageasbowl.com.


Power Smoothie

Feeling sluggish, tired and in need of a bit of a boost? Whether you are the bride-to-be in the final flurry of preparation for your special day, or the maid of honour helping with all of those last minute tasks, this delicious and nutritious smoothie provides the perfect pick-me-up to see you through.

  • 1 frozen banana
  • ½ cup of frozen mango
  • Half a cup of fat free yoghurt (substitute with soya yoghurt for a vegan alternative)
  • 1 cup of almond milk
  • Optional:
    • 1 tbsp chia seeds
    • ½ tsp maca powder
    • 1 tsp agave syrup for extra sweetness

Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Serve straight away – great for breakfast on the go or an afternoon pick-me-up!


May Revival


The first May Bank Holiday may already feel like a distant memory, but with another on the horizon, the fresh, new green leaves on the trees and frequent bursts of warm Spring sunshine, there’s no question that May is one of the best months of the year.

It’s also the ideal time to press pause and hit refresh as you take stock of the year so far and relax before Summer begins in earnest. In terms of your skincare and beauty routines, as well as your general wellbeing, now is the perfect time to revitalise, rejuvenate and prepare yourself to look and feel your best for the warmer months ahead.

Let eforea revive you this May.


Pro-Collagen Overnight Matrix

Undoubtedly, eforea spa’s product of the month is the brand new ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Overnight Matrix. ELEMIS have definitely done it again with this miracle product, a soothing, smoothing night cream that hydrates, firms and replenishes your skin as you sleep. 

Combatting stressed and sleep-deprived skin and suitable for both more youthful and less youthful complexions, this incredible concoction harnesses the power of Drone Peptide Technology and marine and plant-derived formulations to help restore the skin’s natural balance, creating a protective matrix to help seal in hydration.

Available here at eforea spa at £145 for 50ml, the Overnight Matrix is the perfect way to jump-start your summer skin preparation as nightly use will leave you with firmer, smoother, more youthful looking skin – ideal for those summer days when you long to go make-up free! 

To really make the most of this product’s fabulous benefits, we recommend teaming it with the ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Marine Oil for optimum anti-wrinkle results. Apply Pro-Collagen Marine Oil directly to the skin of the face and neck after cleansing and then follow directly with the Pro-Collagen Overnight Matrix to boost hydration, target fine lines and wrinkles, and de-stress the skin.


Make Your Own Face Mask

Who needs Botox when you have bananas?

Here at eforea we love using all-natural ingredients in our skincare routines and where better to find ingredients for a nourishing, home-made face mask than on your supermarket shopping list!

Skin-boosting Bananas

Bananas are perfect as the base for a face mask as they help to nourish, brighten and balance the oils in your skin, leaving it looking and feeling softer and hydrated.

To make your own banana mask simply mash 1 medium-sized ripe banana into a smooth paste and mix with a ¼ of a cup of plain yoghurt. Finally, add in a couple of tablespoons of honey – perfect for preventing breakouts and soothing sensitive skin – and blend altogether. Then apply to your face and neck and relax for 10 to 15 minutes, whilst the skin absorbs the nutrients in the banana, before rinsing off with an ELEMIS luxury cleansing cloth and cool water to close the pores.

Awesome Avocados

Superfood avocados are good for more than just instagrammable weekend brunches, like bananas they make a wonderfully beneficial, all-natural face mask ingredient. 

For eforea’s awesome avocado facemask, puree 1 fully ripe avocado with 1 tablespoon of honey into a gorgeously creamy pulp. Then, once again, simply smear your home-made mask onto your face and neck and leave it for 10 to 15 minutes. After that time has passed, rinse the mixture off with lukewarm water and a fluffy ELEMIS cleansing cloth.


Treatment of the Month

And, talking of scrumptious superfoods, our treatment of the month is in fact the ELEMIS Superfood facial!

Pop in and treat yourself to a smoothie for the skin right here at eforea spa. Formulated with plant-based, nutrient dense superfoods, this radiance-boosting facial energizes and replenishes your skin with vital hydrating nourishment for a healthy, outdoorsy glow.

We are offering an incredible 20% off this goodness-giving treatment, with a 1 hour facial now costing just £48! 

And why not add on usage of our immaculate spa facilities and make a day of it to really revive yourself this May, ready to face the summer ahead. 

To book, simply contact the eforea team directly on 02382 027093 or via spa@ageasbowl.com. Alternatively, you can always pop in and see us!


How To Get That Spring Glow


Here at eforea spa we're definitely feeling more Spring-like now it's April and the sun has finally decided to show it's head! There's just something particularly invigorating and intoxicating about a burst of Spring sunshine that makes you feel instantly upbeat and hopeful. The promise of Spring is undoubtedly in the air.

We want to capture this magical Spring feeling here at eforea and bring it to all of you; in other words we want to show you how to get that delightfully effervescent Spring Glow.

Spring is the season of change, making it the perfect opportunity to Spring-clean your everyday routine - so discover a few of our best glow-giving tips below, and get ready to bloom on the inside and outside like those gorgeous Spring daffodils!


Flower Focus: Frangipani

The exotic Frangipani flower restores peace and harmony, perfect for banishing the very last of those winter blues. When used as a luxury skin-care ingredient, Frangipani is known for it's deep-cleansing properties and it's ability to rejuvenate the skin, providing intense moisturisation for even the driest skin.

Revive your skin for Spring with an ELEMIS Frangipani Monoi Salt Glow body-scrub (£39), available to purchase right here at eforea spa. This incredible scrub exfoliates, smooths and softens, whilst an infusion of alluring Tahitian Monoi Oil and Frangipani Flowers seals in moisture, leaving skin delicately fragranced and gleaming with good health.

Or why not revitalise your entire body with our ELEMIS Exotic Frangipani Body Cocoon treatment (£90) which involves drenching the skin with moisture to rehydrate, resulting in top-to-toe radiance and an all-over body glow.


Marvellous Marine Cream

Without a doubt our face-product of the season is the ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Marine Cream, the ideal way to hydrate and plump your skin for the perfect Spring luminosity.

This unbelievable face cream is ELEMIS's bestselling moisturiser, winning over 300 beauty and skincare awards worldwide. The anti-ageing concoction is a triple threat and firms, smooths and hydrates for truly radiant skin. Purchase yours today here at eforea spa.

And be sure not to miss the limited edition, sold in support of Women For Women International. Together we have the power to change women's lives. Support your skin. Support each other.


Spring Energy-Boost Recipe

Direct from eforea's expert therapists, discover eforea's overnight oat recipe for optimum energy in the morning, or indeed any time of the day!

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup Greek yoghurt
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 2/3 cup of milk of your choice (we love almond milk!)
  • 1 tablespoon of chia seeds for an extra antioxidant boost (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 0-2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup (depending on taste)

Simply mix all the ingredients together and pop in the fridge overnight for a delicious, healthy breakfast which keeps you going all morning - perfect before work or a busy day running Spring errands.


Step Into Spring

For facing the new season at your brightest and best, there's nothing like experiencing eforea's fabulous Step Into Spring offering - exclusively designed by our therapists to help you achieve the ultimate Spring Glow in both body and mind.

This revitalising and rejuvenating offering features a dreamy duo of nourishing treatments, lasting an incredible 90 minutes:

  • A harmonising hot stone back massage for the ultimate deep relaxation and body-attuning experience.
  • A results-driven, ELEMIS-designed facial to re-balance and improve the skin's radiance and smooth appearance.

You can then complete your day of pure bliss with a scrumptious afternoon tea in the tranquil eforea spa Kitchen, all for only £120 per person.

And why not extend your Spring cleanse with all-day access to eforea's immaculate spa facilities? To find out more and to book simply contact the eforea team on 02382 027093 or via spa@ageasbowl.com.

Put Spring in your step this season with eforea spa...


Valentine's at eforea spa


Love is all around this week at eforea spa with the most romantic day of the year on everyone's mind. All loved up or currently single, we feel everyone should be able to celebrate and show a little love to that someone special, whether that be your other half, best friend, or a family member!

Discover some fantastic last minute Valentine's gift ideas from eforea spa and treat that special someone in your life, whoever they may be.


Valentine's Day Offer

Don't miss eforea's delightfully romantic Valentine's Day Offer - snap it up before it's too late!

This luxurious spa experience for two features a 45 minute body treatment, including a body brush, ELEMIS oil drizzle and a shoulder, neck, face and scalp massage in our doubles treatment room, followed by a complimentary box of chocolates to share and a glass of bubbly each to complete that celebratory feeling.

And why not extend the romance and toast each other with a bottle of prosecco or Champagne; both being available for purchase in the uniquely serene eforea spa cafe.

Savour some real quality time together and purchase your Valentine's spa day at eforea here. Book for the 14th itself or choose a time that's a little more romantically convenient.

What's more, be sure to explore our eforea spa gift vouchers and take the opportunity to personalise the eforea experience especially for you and your other half. Check out our eforea gift vouchers here.


Frangipani Romance

Red is undoubtedly the colour of love and romance so why not gift some gorgeous-smelling scarlet ELEMIS products, including the Frangipani Shower Cream, Frangipani Body Cream and Frangipani Scrub - all on sale here at eforea spa.


All products feature the scent of the exotic Fangipani flower, associated with love and loyalty in many cultures, and known for its harmonising, soft and fruity aromatic. 


Sensuous Massage Oils

Valentine's Day surely provides the perfect opportunity to enjoy (or even to demand!) a deliciously sensuous massage from your other half.

Ensure the experience really is as pleasurable as possible for you both with one of our ELEMIS scented massage oils, also available for purchase right here at eforea spa.

Frangipani Monoi Body Oil - This exotically scented oil nourishes, conditions and softens the skin, providing essential moisturisation for dry or mature skin. There is a tendency for this oil to soldify at cooler temperatures but simply place the bottle in a bowl of warm water to return it to a silky, sensuous liquid - perfect for a romantic massage.

De-Stress Massage Oil - Pure essential oils of Rosewood, Melissa, Marjoroam, Geranium, Rosemary, Lavender and Chamomile combine to induce a feeling of deep and total relaxation and harmonisation in this oil, making a massage with it the ultimate treat.

Sweet Orchid Monoi Body Oil - This sweetly scented body oil is enriched with Monoi and Mauve Butterfly Orchid, resulting in rapid absorption when used on dehydrated skin and, in turn, ensuring a truly velvety massage.

All three oils cost £37 and are best used after bathing. Simply apply your chosen oil to damp skin and begin massaging....


Gifts for Him

Men are most definitely not forgotten at eforea spa this Valentine's Day, with our eforea expert's picking their ideal Valentine's gift for the leading man in your life.

The best-selling and award-winning ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Marine Cream for Men (£56) is formulated especially for men and helps to hydrate and firm the skin as well as improving any signs of ageing.

In the meantime the refreshing marine scent is sure to make him even more irresistable to you - a benefit he's guaranteed to enjoy!


Winter Beauty In February - Detox and Beauty Tips


February is a strange time of year. We still feel a strong desire to maintain our New Year detox and are full of good intentions for the year ahead, whilst the weather outside is generally a little miserable and is still firmly on the winter scale.

Here at eforea spa we want to help you through the month and have you looking forward to Spring! To do this we’ve put together a few tips and ideas to help you detox, and to look and feel your best heading into Spring and the rest of 2018. 

There’s no need for any drastic changes, we feel that simply adapting your normal routine will make a world of difference in no time.


 Drink Up!

February is the perfect time to hydrate and flush out any toxins left over from the party season and a stodgy winter diet, not to mention all of the winter-skin benefits that come from drinking water regularly!

We know that drinking the recommended two litres of water a day can be challenging with our busy schedules, however, by infusing your water with different combinations of fruit and herbs, you can not only make hydrating regularly more appealing, but can provide yourself (and you skin) with additional nutrients!

 

Find a couple of our favourite combinations below:

Raspberries and Mint - Mint is refreshing and cleansing for the pallet but also acts as a digestive aid for any festive and post-festive binging. Meanwhile, raspberries help transport our tastes buds to summer and are packed with antioxidants to help fight off the nasties that winter brings. 

Orange, Lemon & Lime – This combination is both thirst-quenching and vitamin-packed! Not only full of essential Vitamin C, oranges are also a good source of choline, which helps to improve our mental functioning – a great option to have on your work desk!


#GetGlowing

We at eforea spa feel it’s really important to remember how vital it is to cleanse and nourish your skin throughout winter. Regularly transitioning from the cold outside to warm air-conditioned offices and cars really dehydrates the skin and leaves it feeling dull, tired and more than a little lack-lustre.

Luckily, January 2018 saw the launch of the brand new ELEMIS #GetGlowing kits, with one released for every skin type. The specially selected products within these kits will instantly help to restore and replenish your skin through a simple skin-care routine combination. Furthermore, all of the #GetGlowing kits include a weeks’ worth of skin-bliss capsules, which target signs of ageing on the skin and counteract the damaging effects of everyday pollution - amazing for tired or fatigued winter skin!

You can find all of the ELEMIS #GetGlowing kits available to purchase here at eforea spa at the Ageas Bowl.


Easy Beauty Routine Ideas

To complete your New Year detox this February, we’ve put together a list of easy additions to your every-day beauty routine to really help get your skin looking its best and ready to face whatever 2018 has to offer.

1 – Don’t Neglect Your Skin In The Morning

On dreary February mornings, it’s hard to drag yourself out of bed, making it very easy to rush your skin-care in the morning. We know neglecting to fully cleanse your skin is easily done, but it is just important to cleanse your skin in the morning as it is at night.While we sleep the skin continues to produce oil which mingles with nightly perspiration on the skin’s surface, meaning that, come the morning, it is essential to hydrate and remove this layer of grime in order to achieve clear, nourished skin.

2 – Avoid Over-Scrubbing And Stripping The Skin

As tempting as it may be to want to scrub away all that the party season has done, stripping and over-scrubbing is not the right way to properly detox your skin. Skin exfoliation is vital to help banish dead skin cells and aid the absorption of oils and moisturisers, however, over-scrubbing the skin can lead to over sensitivity, redness and irritation.

We recommend trying the ELEMIS Gentle Rose Exfoliator, with spherical jojoba beads, to help gently buff away any dirt or lifeless skin sells without damaging the new super-soft skin underneath.

3 – Make Your Evening Cleanse A Theraputic Routine You Can’t Live Without

After a long day, don’t fall into the trap of drifting off to sleep with your makeup still in place! The skins functions are heightened at night meaning a nightly cleanse before bed is key to a rejuvenated healthy glow come the morning. On top of this, thoroughly cleansing the skin before bed can feel like you are removing the stresses of the day and thus can aid your relaxation.

Why not make cleaning your skin a therapeutic ritual by making it the first thing you do when you walk through the door? This way when you apply a Skin Bliss Lavender Night Capsule after your cleanse, your skin will have time to absorb all the soothing restorative nutrients prior to you heading off to sleep. 

 


If you have any queries regarding our blog posts or how to purchase one of the products, treatments or offers that have been recommended, please don't hesitate to contact the eforea spa team on on 02382 027093 or via spa@ageasbowl.com.