Baby-safe beauty treatments…
Pregnancy, whilst an amazing miracle can be an exhausting time in any expectant mums life. Your body is changing, your hormones are playing havoc, smells make you nauseous, tiredness is setting in, and amongst all of that there seems to be a never-ending list of things you should and shouldn’t do! Suddenly, you find yourself googling what’s okay and what’s not: is nail polish ok for the baby? Can I dye my hair? All the things you used to do without a thought suddenly require extra attention. For example, did you know that nail polishes can be 3-free, 5-free, 7-free even 10-free? This means that they are free of harmful toxic chemicals, which is especially important when you are growing a tiny human! Hair dye is next, can you? Should you? Is that massage baby appropriate? Should I get that facial? Here we have compiled a round up of some of the places that offer baby friendly treatments to give you some reassurance.
Beyorg prides itself on using organic products and this specially designed pre-natal treatment and stretch mark massage won’t fail to deliver. Using nourishing oils to soothe and smooth the skin and boost microcirculation, you will feel like your skin is new! Be sure to check out the in-store mum and baby products while you are there!
How much: $1,380 for 90 minutes
Beyorg Beauty, Pacific Place: Shop 161, Central, 2866 8238, Admiralty, www.beyorgbeauty.com
The Bespoke Pregnancy Facial by Flawless is tailored to each individual’s skin needs. In other words, the treatment will be specifically for you! Essential oils and plant extracts are used from the hydrating, soothing or mattifying collection at the spa and promises to leave your skin smooth and luminous.
How much: $780 for 40 minutes
As your body stretches and grows making room for the little one, the Pregnancy Skin Nourisher uses natural exfoliation grains. Rose and evening primrose oil is applied to the body to give your skin elasticity and nourishment. Preparing the skin in this way will help to prevent the itchiness and tightness caused by stretch marks, leaving the skin soft and shiny. Perfect.
How much: $1380 for 90 minutes
Flawless also offers the Mamalicious package which includes the bespoke pregnancy facial and the ultimate aromatherapy massage for $1500, originally $1680.
Flawless Spa, Sea Bird House, 22-28 Wyndham Street, Central, 2869 5868, www.flawless.hk.com
The day spa offers two pregnancy treatments, choose one, or choose both! You will not be disappointed. The pregnancy massage avoids pressure points and aims to give relaxation and comfort, whilst also helping to reduce any fluid build up during pregnancy. The massage bed is specially designed with a hole for the bump and side pillows to make all positions as comfortable as possible. Alternatively you can opt for the hydrating facial treatment. Both treatments also come with a pedicure.
How much: Pregnancy Massage – 60/90 minutes, $1000/$1160, Hydrating Facial – 60 minutes, $950
Feel Good Factor, 2/f Winsome House, 73 Wyndham Street, Central, 2530 0610, www.feelgoodfactor.com.hk
Sit back and enjoy a lemongrass tea while you have your nails done by Lavande’s friendly staff. Offering Zoya (5-free) and Sparitual (Vegan and 5-free soft gel) nail polishes, in a variety of colours. Prices start from $220 for a regular manicure and $370 for a pedicure.
Lavande, Central, Shop A, Basement Floor, 61 Caine Road, 2522 2577: Sai Ying Pun, Shop 5, G/F, 64 Bonham Road, 3580 1333, www.lavandenailspa.com
Soft lighting, warm neutral tones, the smell of essential oils, each of Iyara four spa’s is a perfect place to get your nails done. Offering Couleur Caramel a French vegan 7-free polish that is also free of parabens you can be assured that your hands are in good hands. Prices start from $250 for a regular manicure and $350 for a pedicure.
Iyara, Central, 2/F, 27 Hollywood Road, 2523 8700: Central, 1/F, Cochrane Street, 2545 8638: Mid-levels G/F, No 5 Princes Terrace, 2530 1666: Wan Chai, 53 Ship Street, 2545 8637, www.iyaradayspa.com
With multiple branches on and off the island to choose from and professional service, Nail Me offers Ella + Mila a 7-free US nail polish with vibrant colours. Prices start from $240 for a regular manicure $360 for a pedicure.
Nail Me, Tsim Sha Tsui, Shop 266, Mira Place 2, 118 Nathan Road, 2311 0337: Olympian City 3, Shop UG99, 1 Hoi Wang Road, 2758 0090: Admiralty, 1st Floor, 1 Wing Fung Street, 2529 8166: Tai Koo Shing, P408, Podium, Yuan Kuan Mansion, 20 Tai Koo Shing Road, 2728 2250, www.nailmehk.com
From the moment you walk into Love Hair you know you will be in for a relaxing time! Friendly and casual, you can sit back, sip on your beverage of choice, relax and enjoy the process. Love hair uses Original mineral permanent hair colour, which is free from ammonia, resorcinol and PPD – paraphenylenediamine. The salon also offers Bhave, which is a chemical-free smoothing treatment.
Love Hair, 1/F, 99F Wellington Street, Central, 2458 0190, www.lovehairhk.com
The overarching philosophy at Emmanuel F is organic, and eco-friendly products. The salon uses ‘Organic colour solutions’, a UK based hair dye, that is ethically sourced and cruelty free. A one-stop shop also offering NCLA, a 5-free nail polish, so why not get your nails done at the same time whilst gazing at the starlit sky inside the shampoo room!
Emmanuel F, 22-26 Bonham Strand East, The Pemberton, Upper Ground Floor, Sheung Wan, 2167 8280, www.emmanuelf.com
We’ve heard of fruit and yoghurt face masks but hair dye? At Jean Louis David ‘Organic 23’ hair colour is made primarily with fruits and yoghurt. To this mixture ammonia and peroxide free colour pigment is added. The colour is mixed front of you and is tailored to individual needs. You can’t get more organic than that!
Jean Louis David, Shop 2, 1/F Manning House, 48 Queens Road Central, 2997 9828, www.jeanlouisdavid.com.hk
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