By: Annie Paschal
When the elevator doors open to the Jurlique spa, which is on the second floor of the InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta, your nose is immediately filled with the aroma of rose. Turn the corner and along the back wall, you see a stunning floor-to-ceiling image of Jurlique’s Australian rose farm. This very farm is where ingredients for the brand’s signature skin care products have been harvested from for the past 30 years.
Once I changed into my plush robe, I started my relaxation journey by sipping on jasmine tea in the softly lit lounge. My esthetician, Violeta Pilici, came in and led me to the treatment room, where essential oils were being defused and tranquil music was playing.
Before beginning my Ultimate Radiance Facial, Violeta gently sprayed the Jurlique Lavender Hydrating Mist over my face and instructed me to take three deep breaths to help me destress.
Next, Violeta used The Balancing Foaming Cleanser to cleanse my skin and remove excess oils. She then applied The Daily Exfoliating Cream and massaged my skin with it to remove any dead skin cells. Afterward, Violeta assessed my face and informed me that after doing a few extractions on my nose (a problem area of mine), she would use The Moisture Replenishing Mask to help heal my dry winter skin.
While the face mask worked its magic, Violeta gave me a spectacular hand and forearm massage. After a week spent typing, this was especially welcome. Following the mask, a series of serums were applied. The Herbal Recovery Advanced Eye Serum was applied to my eye area first, to help prevent aging and reduce puffiness. Next, the Purely Age-Defying Firming Face Oil was combined with the Herbal Recovery Advanced Serum and was applied all over my face and décolleté. Violeta finished my facial by adding a layer of the Sun Specialist SPF40 High Protection Cream to my skin and applying the Rose Love Balm (one of my favorite products) to my lips.
Since the products selected to be used during this treatment were chosen specifically for me, Violeta gave me a quick debriefing of all the items. She also told me to continue my regular skin care routine and pay special attention to exfoliating my nose area.
I wrapped up my appointment with another cup of jasmine tea and had to pry myself away from the relaxing lounge to return to the real world. If I could use one word to describe the experience at Jurlique it would be ‘heavenly.’
Details: 404.946.9175. InterContinentalAtlanta.com/Spa. 3315 Peachtree Rd. NE. Atlanta, GA, 30326.