The aptly named Touch of Gold and Silk experience at the spa at Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong nourishes, hydrates, and rejuvenates the skin to achieve a healthy glow. Using the Carol Joy London line of luxury skincare products, exclusively available in Hong Kong at The Spa, one transcends into a blissful state.
The Carol Joy London line is made from the purest ingredients – refined golden millet oil, triple-action collagen, and caviar algae. The refined golden millet oil is extracted “from an ancient line of gluten-free grain, and is a ‘super oil’ rich in essential fatty acids, omegas, trace elements, minerals and B vitamins.”
Ambience of Spa at Four Seasons
The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong itself provides a sumptuous feast for the mind, body, and spirit. From the moment I alighted the lift and entered this haven of calm, a gentle sense of ease swept over me, setting my mood up very well for the 2.5 hours that laid ahead. I knew I was in for a delightful afternoon of pampering and indulgence and part of this may be the result of the attention to detail to the furnishings with elements of cool marble, blond wood and natural light, but a majority of how I base a spa experience is by the people, those who work to create this atmosphere of caring for each patron’s every comfort. The Spa is rightfully in the category of five-star luxury service.
Entering an oasis of delightful relaxation
The spacious Spa reception area overlooks Victoria Harbour and the cityline. The check-in process was warm and inviting which helped further set the positive mood for the upcoming experience.
After a very brief moment to peruse the many offerings for purchase there, a friendly attendant gave me a tour of the facilities and showed me how to work the lockers before leaving me to ease myself into the pre-treatments amenities like the Vitality Pools where one could press buttons to turn on jets of water from the pools’ sides and floor, soft sauna for mild heat and colour therapy with amethyst crystals, eucalyptus-scented Finnish sauna with intense heat, cool mist showers, and ice fountain which reminded me of a high-end Snoopy Sno-Cone maker for adult spa-goers.
The Vitality Pool where you may turn on the various water jets. There is also a ‘waterfall section’ Photo credit: Four Seasons
Cool down between the heated rooms with ice shavings that gently fall from overhead like snow
Hydrate between visits to the heated rooms with some lemon-infused Alkaline Water; other healthy beverages and snacks are available in the Relaxation Lounge.
I indulged in each of these areas and then was ready for the main event in a very luxurious VIP Suite overlooking the harbour.
VIP Suite overlooking the harbour
Touch of Gold and Silk Treatment
Kennis, my therapist was magical in her technique and application of the products to maximal efficacy, and has the gift of a gentle voice that enticed me like a siren’s call to relax even further in the care of her expert hands. She confirmed I was comfortable in position and temperature, then enveloped me softly into a full body exfoliation using a combination of salt and hydrating oils blended with lightly scented, soothing lotus essence. It was so relaxing that I could have fallen asleep. Next came the gentle shower rinse of the detoxing salt granules; remember not to use soap as you want to leave the healthy oils on your skin to absorb for a few hours. The experience included the Four Seasons signature back, neck and shoulder massage using Carol Joy’s sublime Touch of Silk skin cream. My entire being felt like gently melted butter both during and after Kennis’s expert ministrations.
Then it was time for the facial that uses “a symphony of indulgent Carol Joy products that cleanse, tone, polish, mask, boost and protect, including the signature Myo Col Lifting technique of Pure Collagen Mask applied with Myofascial massage to sculpt and lift.” This treatment felt completely indulgent in all the best of ways. Each step of the facial felt well-conceived, gentle, smooth, and restorative. I might have dozed off a few times. Afterward, Kennis mentioned I was a little dry at my forehead, cheeks, and décolletage, but that a routine of gentle exfoliation followed by weekly masks would help restore my skin to buoyancy.
The Carol Joy London line of luxury skincare and haircare products is available exclusively in Hong Kong at The Spa at Four Seasons Hong Kong
The Touch of Gold and Silk experience promises “You will glow, literally, from head to toe by the end of this fountain of youth treatment.” I certainly left the Spa glowing, and I am fairly certain the next morning I was still glowing joyfully from the entire experience.
My skin remained smooth, supple, and radiant for days. Even now, nearly a week after the experience, all I have to do is recall any moment of my time at the spa, and a sense of peaceful well-being gently washes over me beckoning to return to this cradle of delectable pampering soon.I glow. I felt positively radiant and rejuvenated after the heavenly Touch of Gold and Silk experience.
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