Source: The Independent

Spaliday Special

by Laura Anne Pelliccio

December 19, 2012

By Laura Anne Pelliccio

Gurney’s famous Sea Water Spa and Thalasso Center in Montauk released a brand-new body and hair signature product line that has emerged from the sea. This release comes just in time for the holidays.
The products are made from all natural marine botanicals, are 100 percent vegan, without parabens, petrochemicals and synthetic fragrance, and are fully biodegradable.

After two years of intense research and development, Lola Monte, the wife of the late Nick Monte, along with the Gurney’s team has just released this new body and hair line of all natural seaweed based products. Nick, the creator of America’s only Sea Water Spa and Thalasso Center, drank a shot of seawater every day and was a firm believer in the healing powers of the sea.

With all natural ingredients like Bladderwrack, Sea Fennel, Irish Moss and Dewberry, this is a creation which will not only inspire the beach enthusiasts but one that Nick would whole heartedly approve of.

The centerpiece of the line is the Firming Marine Body Lotion, a seawater formula that hydrates skin, leaving it luminous.

Attention spa-goers . . . a trendy breakthrough in the beauty industry has now arrived by the premium reading eyewear company, SCOJO New York. What do eyeglasses have anything to do with spa and hospitality? Well, they’re as necessary as an umbrella on a rainy day.

I purchased a few reading glasses from a local venue and offered them in waiting lounges. Many guests looked to purchase a pair to take home.

These frames can be found in most luxury spas and resorts.

Monique Wisniewski, Licensed Medical Esthetician and Owner of SpaUnique in Southampton, is wearing the bold and contemporary Carroll Street readers from SCOJO New York. She is performing a high technology Fotofacial.

Xavier is wearing a simple pair of bendable gel readers in cobalt blue during a Vegan Spa Pedicure, one of his most popular Me! Bath treatments offered in his Salon Xavier in Sag Harbor.

The perfect stocking stuffers are packettes of bath salts in citrus, rose or lilac by YVES ROCHER. Also, the seasonal body wash, Pomme Apple Body Wash!