Two weeks ago, i was invited to the Spa Ceylon @ Wisma Atria to experience its latest product range harvesting on the goodness of virgin coconut. Spa Ceylon is the world’s leading Luxury Ayurveda brand with boutiques that span across 57 branded stores across 12 countries growing rapidly to expand their global footprint across South Asia, the Far East and Europe. With its rich heritage, a wealth of expertise and strong Ceylonese identity, Spa Ceylon has become ‘the world’s largest Luxury Ayurveda chain’ in the world that is renowned for promoting health, well-being and relaxation.
Combining the powerful, age-old Ayurveda formula and the finest natural ingredients, Spa Ceylon products are the result of nearly 50 years of expertise in the field of natural health and beauty products from the pioneers in modern Ayurveda beauty care in Sri Lanka.The highly-treasured and pampering Spa Ceylon ranges inspired by the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda promises to rejuvenate one’s senses and will hydrate, treat, purify and soothe the body
Considered by many to be the oldest of healing arts, Ayurveda is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Ayus’ and ‘Veda’ which means The Science of Life. Ayurveda, practiced in the grand palaces of Ceylon thousands of years ago, is a holistic approach that treats the root cause of illness, in body or mind. The Ayurveda treatment is dispensed based on the distinct pattern of energy or Dosha (Vatha, Pitha and Kapha) possessed by all individuals. It is through the balance of the Doshas that the mental and physical well-being of each individual are achieved.
Today Spa Ceylon produces over 150 all-natural Ayurveda inspired personal care & wellness formulae, Their complete range comprises prestige skin, body, bath, scalp & hair care preparations, oils, balms & potions, home aroma blends, candles, diffusers, incense, herbal infusions & teas, handmade stoneware and spa accessories.
Spa Ceylon promotes environmentally friendly natural products; they are not tested on animals, and are 100% vegetarian. The brand is also an advocate of sustainable harvesting and supports community fair trade. By ensuring fair trade, Spa Ceylon has been helping to develop sustainable businesses that have a positive effect on the surrounding communities. All Spa Ceylon products are free of paraben, paraffin and alcohol. Its precise production and quality assurance procedures incorporate traditional herbal prescriptive with modern dermatological science, to protect and deliver the herbal benefits of the all-natural ingredients in their high- performance formula.
Recently, Spa Ceylon has launched its all-new Organic Virgin Coconut Oil Collection. Drawing from the numerous beneficial and therapeutic properties of the finest coconuts sourced in Ceylon, consumers are in for a luxurious treat with products ranging from scalp care and body care to aromatic essential oils and hand creams that will delight one’s senses and improve overall wellness.
Infused with the purest Virgin Coconut oil extract, the Virgin Coconut Oil Collection is designed to promote youthful, glowing radiance for skin. It has repairing and anti-oxidant properties which helps correct uneven skin tones and hydrates skin, leaving it feeling silky smooth without a greasy finish. Coconut oils are also effective in treating dandruff-prone scalps. As such, Spa Ceylon’s Virgin Coconut hair products which is enriched with essential quality proteins, helps to address various scalp issues and nourishes damaged hair to achieve that ideal luxuriant and healthy-looking tresses.
I will kick-start the introduction of the Organic Virgin Coconut Oil Collection with the series of ultra-nourishing Virgin Coconut Butter packaged in handy 25g circular tins embellished with vibrant flowers motifs emblematic of the Ceylonese heritage! Available in four variations, Grapefruit, Lavender, Jasmine, Lemongrass, this multi-purpose butter is guaranteed to provide the necessary hydration to one’s lips, skin, elbows, feet and hair while promoting a tranquil effect.
Suitable for all dosha and skin types, the Virgin Coconut Butter collection consists of four types of 100% natural multi-usage ultra- nourishing butters made from certified organic Virgin Coconut from Ceylon. The Virgin Coconut Butter is also blended with aromatic essential oils to soothe, refresh, balance and energise skin, calming and relaxing the senses. It can be used on lips, skin, elbows, feet and hair to hydrate, softens, protects and care for it.
Neroli Jasmine Virgin Coconut Natural Butter is a 100% natural multi-usage ultra-nourishing butter made from certified organic Virgin coconut from Ceylon designed for all dosha types. It is blended with aromatic Neroli Jasmine essential oils to calm and refresh skin, grounding and balancing the senses. At the same time, it deeply hydrates, softens, protects and cares for lips, skin, elbows, feet and hair.
Ylang Lavender Virgin Coconut Natural Butter is blended to soothe and balance skin, promoting calm and tranquility. Suitable for all dosha types, the 100% natural multi-usage ultra-nourishing butter with certified organic Virgin coconut from Ceylon deeply hydrates, softens, protects and cares for lips, skin, elbows, feet and hair.
Pink Grapefruit Virgin Coconut Natural Butter is formulated with aromatic essential oils to refresh and renew skin, awakening & energising the senses. Suitable for all dosha types, it deeply hydrates, softens, protects and cares for lips, skin, elbows, feet and hair.
Lemongrass Mandarin Virgin Coconut Natural Butter has a soothing and refreshing effect to relax + calm the senses during use. A 100% Natural multi-usage ultra-nourishing butter made from certified organic Virgin coconut from Ceylon. It deeply hydrates, softens, protects and cares for lips, skin, elbows, feet and hair.
As with every Spa Ceylon launch, a key highlight lies in its signature Home Spa Set. The premium set includes various Virgin Coconut products from scrubs, organic oil, serum and soap that allow users to indulge in head-to-toe happiness. They also make perfect gifts and are convenient beauty kits to carry around in gym bags, or even in luggage during travels.
Immerse in the soothing and aromatic fragrance of the Virgin Coconut collection as it uplifts and balances your senses, while providing the necessary grounding and restoration of energy. All the products in the Spa Ceylon’s Virgin Coconut Oil range are free of silicones, paraben, paraffin and alcohol, and are suitable for all skin types. They are environmentally friendly, not tested on animals, and are 100 percent vegetarian. Spa Ceylon captures the romance of old Ceylon combined with ancient Ayurveda wisdom to create their range of majestic royal spa rituals & luxury product formulae designed to soothe, calm & relax the body, mind & soul.
What’s in the Virgin Coconut Home Spa Set?
Face & Body Refining Scrub – A unique 100% natural complex of pure Virgin Coconut Oil and Virgin Coconut Crystals naturally extracted and sourced from the finest fresh coconuts, handpicked from the lush tropical gardens of Ceylon. Rich in nourishing vitamins and protective anti-oxidants to exfoliate, refine & renew skin, promoting overall wellness. With each use, it hydrates, smoothens and revitalises to reveal softer, more radiant skin instantly.
Hair & Body Natural Butter is a 100% natural multi-usage ultra-nourishing butter of pure Virgin Coconut Oil naturally extracted and sourced from the finest fresh coconuts from the lush tropical gardens of Ceylon. This nourishing hair and body butter is rich in vitamins and protective anti-oxidants to help reinforce, repair & fortify skin, promoting overall wellness. You can use it to cares for lips, skin, elbows, feet & hair – All in One!
Pure & Natural Organic Oil is a 100% pure Virgin Coconut Oil, naturally cold pressed and sourced from the finest fresh coconuts, handpicked from the lush tropical gardens of Ceylon. Rich in nourishing vitamins and protective anti-oxidants to help reinforce, repair and fortify hair. When used on skin, it hydrates, nourishes, softens, smoothens and brightens for total care.
Face & Body Soothing Serum is rich in nourishing vitamins and protective anti-oxidants to help reinforce, repair and fortify skin, promoting overall wellness. With regular use, it hydrates, nourishes, softens & smoothens face & body, evening out skin tone and improving visible youthfulness. Enjoy the goodness of 100% pure Virgin Coconut Oil~
Inside the Virgin Coconut Home Spa Set, there’s also the Ceylon Tea Ylang Luxury Soap and Intensive Hand Cream.
Ceylon Tea Ylang Intensive Hand Cream is infused with a soothing blend of Green, White & Black Teas – rich in natural anti-oxidants & nutrients. Sweet Almond, Wheatgerm, Soya & Virgin Coconut moisturise, nourish & care for dry & rough hands. Pure Mango Butter & Kokum Butter help hydrate, protect & preserve youthfulness. Rice Bran & Soya soften & smoothen skin for total hand care. Enriched with mystical Ylang Ylang & sensual Tuberose to help balance the senses & protect subtle energize.
The Ceylon Tea Ylang Luxury Soap is a luxuriously creamy natual cleansers enriched with Virgin Coconut, Rice Bran, Wheatgerm & Almond to Moisturise, nourish and soften skin. Pure Mango Butter & Kokum Butter help hydrade, protect & preserve natural balance, while fresh Aloe Vera helps cool & comfort skin. Infused with pure aromatic essential oils to sooth calm & relax your body, mind and soul.
Under the Virgin Coconut collection, there’s also the Scalp & Hair Caring Oil which is suitable for all dosha & skin types. A 100% natural ultra-light blend of pure Virgin Coconut Oil naturally cold pressed and sourced from the finest fresh coconuts of Ceylon. This rich in nourishing vitamins and protective hair oil contains anti-oxidants to help reinforce, strengthen & fortify scalp and hair balance. It is effective in repairing hair damage, hydrates, conditions and protects hair. It also helps in controlling dryness and split ends and promotes overall hair health.
Have tried out 5 products as follows from the press kit and i’m so excited to share with you my thoughts!
Pink Grapefruit Virgin Coconut Natural Butter
Lemongrass Mandarin Virgin Coconut Natural Butter
Face & Body Refining Scrub
Pure & Natural Organic Oil
Ceylon Tea Ylang Intensive Hand Cream
My favorite product from the Home Spa Kit has to be the Face & Body Refining Scrub as it smells really awesome! It smells like Ondeh Ondeh and the Delicious scent of delicious of pandan, coconut and gula melaka makes me want to eat it!! hahaha~ It is important to exfoliate skin on a regular basis so as to prevent pile up on skin’s surface (so you can prevent dullness, roughness and congestion of pores!). If you have sensitive skin like mine, what you can do is to mix the refining scrub with your cleanser so that it is milder on skin. The refining scrub contains fine scrub particles which is not too abrasive but it does a good job in removing dead skin cells. I did not experience any stinging sensation upon using. After washing it off, skin appears to be brighter and much smoother to the touch. Will definitely repurchase this!
Ceylon Tea Ylang Intensive Hand Cream
This hand cream smells nice too (smells like freshly brewed tea!) and the texture is creamy (yet not oily). It gets absorbed fast and well without leaving behind any oily film! It is very hydrating as well plus it kept my skin smooth and silky.
Kept the Lemongrass Mandarin Virgin Coconut Natural Butter in office as i will tend to suffer from extremely dry skin on my hands as i have to wash them frequently. The Natural Butter comes in a really sleek and pretty tin. It smells like natural lemongrass and it has a balm texture. As the natural butter is quite concentrated, a small amount goes a long way to keep my skin healthy! Although it leaves behind a slight greasy film , it did a good job in keeping the skin on my hands healthy. Normally i will suffer from red patches on the skin of my hands, daily application of the natural butter helps prevent it! Yay to no more skin irritation! The efficacy of the Pink Grapefruit Virgin Coconut Natural Butter is the same (Just that it has a refreshing Grapefruit scent!). As such, i prefer to use this on my lips to keep it chap-free~
I’m using the Virgin Coconut Pure & Natural Organic Oil to condition my hair before hair wash. The oil smells so heavenly (coconut-ish) and it has a thick consistency. As texture is quite heavy, a small amount should suffice if you are using it as a hair treatment oil. As you know, i have bleached my hair few months ago in order to achieve pink hair. As a result, my hair has turned dry and i will have bad tangles after hair wash. As i do not like using conditioner, my hair is like hay!!! After doing pre-wash conditioning using the Pure & Natural Organic Oil, my hair isn’t as dry as before and it is easier to comb it after washing. 🙂
* Disclaimer: Products Description & information are extracted from Spa Ceylon’s Presskit and website