September is Organic Month, and if you care as much about what goes on your skin as what goes into your body (you should) it's the perfect time to switch up your beauty routine, inspired by some of the world's best spas.
The good news is that being kind to your skin doesn't mean having to sacrifice product performance... Here Spa Spy Toni Jones picks her favourite natural products of the moment.
1. Ila - available at almost 100 spas worldwide
Can bath salts really bring you inner peace? A scoop of these Himalayan salt crystals will certainly leave you feeling beautifully serene. Spa junkies have been on to Ila for years and the range of skin saviours gets better every season (they've even had a Goop endorsement from Gwyneth Paltrow).
Available at the most stylish addresses around the globe including Shangri-La, Four Seasons, Jumeirah and Ritz properties, you can also purchase online.
Pssst... Ila is also served up at some of our favourite high end fiitness studios: A shot of the Toning Body Wash at London's sexiest spin class Psycle is totally worth the killer 45minutes workout.
Bath Salts For Inner Peace £49
2. Highgrove Baby Organic at Skibo Castle Spa
Originally developed for baby skin this bath and body range from hair guru Daniel Galvin Jr and facialist Alexandra Several is loved by mums too. A seal of approval from the majestic Skibo castle, as well the royal family AND every product is under £20 - what's not to love? If we had to pick a favourite it would be the Baby Organic Bath & Body Oil: a fragrant blend of mandarin and chamomile delicate enough to be applied directly to baby skin.
Body Oil £19.95
3. Ishga Scottish Seaweed Collection at The Spa at Blythswood Square, Glasgow
Another Scottish connection, this range of 100% organic skincare uses sustainably harvested seaweed from the Hebrides. Seaweed is know for its magical detoxifying and anti-ageing properties thanks to its high content of natural anti-oxidants and the five star Blythswood Square spa uses this range for everything from facials to body wraps. Also available at other UK spas including including the ASPA at Auchrannie Resort, the Spa at Turnberry and Seaham Hall in Durham.
Priced from £15-£70
4. Eminence - available at Spas worldwide
Far far away from the Hebrides, Los Angeles is often seen as the home of the super spas and the hottest new beauty trends.
Lately the famous locals are embracing the super healthy vegan lifestyle, and with it natural beauty brand Eminence, whose fans include Megan Fox, Jessica Biel, Ariana Grande and Rose Byrne.
This Hungarian beauty brand is only stocked in certified spas (see here for local listings: https://eminenceorganics.com/ca/spa-locator) and best-sellers include the Bamboo Firming Fluid and the Strawberry Rhubarb scrub.
5. Neom - available at spas and hotels worldwide
Neom's collection is one of the most comprehensive and delicious organic ranges on the market and has become a hotel favourite for jet set clients wanting some downtime between cities (for me, a Neom candle flickering at reception is an instant sign of a spa I will want to spend a LOT of time in).
Founder Nicola Elliott says: "Wellbeing is fundamentally about looking after yourself and feeling the best that you can feel," and describes their candles as 'therapeutic treatments' that release no toxins, just gorgeous, natural oils to help you relax and recharge, wherever you are.
Moment Of Calm, 3 Wick Candle, £45
Words: Toni Jones