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Luxurious, Effective Skin Care to Ease into Summer

It's a dry heat, but it plays havoc with your skin. Greater Palm Springs spas have the expertise to keep you moist.

Carolyn Patten Health & Wellness

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Miracle Springs Resort and Spa in Desert Hot Springs has eight pools and spas to ensure a relaxing experience.

The dry hot summers can play havoc with even the best skin care routine, calling for expert attention from spas in Palm Springs and Coachella Valley.

Spa Esmeralda at Renaissance Indian Wells has just added the Elemis line of science-based, ultra-effective skin care products to its offerings. Available at only four spas in Southern California and exclusive in the desert to Esmeralda, Elemis, a British brand that gained fame on posh cruise lines, relies on natural ingredients and a highly personal approach to each client’s specific concerns. Treatments include eight high-powered facials that promise immediate results:

• Line Eraser smooths and plumps up fine lines and promotes a more youthful appearance

• Firm-A-Lift targets sagging skin

• Skin Resurfacer works to even out skin tone

• Radian Renew uses bio-electric techniques to energize and rev up circulation

• Blemish Control offers deep cleansing; Sensitive Skin Soother calms reactive skin and reduces redness

• Anti-Pigment Brightener helps banish sun and age spots and provides a luminous glow
• Super-Charger for Men de-stresses tired-looking skin

Elemis is offered exclusively in the desert at Spa Esmeralda.

At Spa La Quinta, summer specials include the Zents Body Quench Scrub, a warm oil massage followed by a scrub with sugar and salt-infused shea butter, a Vichy shower and a hydrating application of warm shea butter cream. The Naturopathica Citrus Infusion Facial uses lavish doses of Vitamin C A and E along with certified pure botanical extract of kudzu to prevent signs of aging and improve elasticity.

Zents, which harvests all of its botanicals from an organic farm in Colorado, bases its treatments and luxury bath and body products on the healing power of natural products, especially aromatics. Naturopathica, with organic products made in America, has been a leader in top spas since 1995, providing skin care that is meant to work with the body’s natural healing processes.

Up in Desert Hot Springs, Miracle Springs Resort and Spa offers a relaxing environment with eight natural mineral hot springs and a spa that features face and body products by Sothys, a luxury brand that got its start in a Parisian beauty institute in 1946. Through the summer, a variety of specials that include facials, massage, body masques, pedicures, scrubs and eye treatments offer great value and allow clients to create the experience that will provide the most satisfying results.

Miracle Springs Resort & Spa offers the luxurious Sothys brand.

If you’re not ready for the “big guns” yet, but want to dip your toes into the world of spa pampering, one of the best places to do it this month is at Agua Serena Spa.

The Serena Retreat is a tapas-style package that includes a 50-minute body scrub of your choice, a 25-minute Targeted Tension Relife Massage and 25-minute Petite Facial. Agua Serena also offers the Ultimate Spa Trio — pick three or more 60 or 80-minute treatments from the ala carte menu and receive a 15-percent discount.


Agua Serena Spa at Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa
44600 Indian Wells Lane, Indian Wells

Miracle Springs Resort and Spa
10625 Palm Drive, Desert Hot Springs

Spa Esmeralda at Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa
44400 Indian Wells Lane, Indian Wells

Spa La Quinta at La Quinta Resort & Club
49499 Eisenhower Drive, La Quinta