Latest and Greatest Spa Products
Chock full of powerful indigenous plants, flowers and herbs, the islands of Indonesia have long enjoyed a tradition of holistic and homeopathic healing. These tropical botanicals also play a major part in local beauty products and spa rituals, including, most notably, the Javanese Lulur, a pampering treatment (once solely reserved for brides-to-be) that uses rice, turmeric, yogurt and spices to leave skin buffed and glowing.
Melding this rich Indonesian herbal beauty tradition with modern science and industry know-how, Juara Skin Care was founded by four friends who wanted to bring these eastern secrets to our shores. The line of effective, easy-to-use (and stylishly packaged) products ranges from cleansers packed with protein-rich rice starch to jasmine-scented shower gels made with black, white and green tea. As summer winds down and fall weather approaches, we've added the following Juara goodies to our seasonal must-have list:
Turmeric Antioxidant Facial Mask: Made with kaolin clay, candlenut and carrot seed oils, vitamin E and a non-staining version of anti-oxidant turmeric, this active mask works to detoxify, strengthen and brighten skin that's stressed or has been exposed to the elements. (It's also great as a pre-night out skin booster.) ($39)
Candlenut Body Polish: Sun-worn skin goes down the drain with use of this gentle body scrub made from natural shell grains and hydrating candlenut oil. It's the perfect end-of-summer treatment for exposed limbs and dry, flip-flopped feet. ($35)
Tamarind Tea Hydrating Toner: Three kinds of tea, vitamin-rich rice bran, and hydrating tamarind work together in this oil-free toner to plump, calm and moisturize this skin, leaving it smooth and supple. Use after cleansing or throughout the day a refresher. ($27)
Mini-Rituals Kits: Packing for weekend jaunts or a Labor Day trip is easy with Juara's pre-made kits, each of which includes two to four full-size products for a reduced price (typically $58-$138.) For the current season, choose the Brightening Antioxidant kit to even out tone and refresh late-summer skin, or the Complete Hydration kit to add moisture to skin that's been dried out by the sun.
For more on Juara and to order, visit www.juaraskincare.com