Here at Natural Spa Factory we are delighted to be in partnership with some amazing spas around the world. Husband and wife duo, Antonia and George Tavelis have been in partnership with Natural Spa Factory for a couple of years now so we grabbed a cup of tea with Antonia Taveli, General Spa Manager of Tavelis Spa Concepts, Cyprus, for an insight into her skincare hacks and secrets.
FOR STARTERS, HOW DO YOU TAKE YOUR TEA?
I like English breakfast tea – with milk and honey, or mint tea sweetened with honey – I always have honey in my tea!
WHAT BEAUTY SKINCARE SECRET DO YOU LIVE BY?
Firstly, drink a lot of water! It is the secret to youthful looking skin. Always get at least 8 hours sleep a night. And, every single night before bed, properly cleanse the face – I never sleep without removing my make up; this is the best thing you can do to keep skin in great condition. Don’t skimp on a quick wash – keep going until the cotton pad is clean, and skin has been hydrated.
IF YOU COULD ONLY PICK ONE PRODUCT, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
I really like all the products and I can’t live without the Illuminate range. But, if I had to choose just one, I would have to say… the Illuminate Melting Cleanser. I also supplement it by making my own rose or neroli water, like my grandmother used to here in Cyprus.
HOW IMPORTANT IS NATURAL SPA FACTORY’S ECO-FRIENDLY ETHOS TO YOU?
It’s very important to me. I don’t like plastics; we recycle everything. It’s so important to protect the environment and of course our oceans. Cyprus is surrounded by water, and we need to protect the marine life from the impact of mankind as much as possible; which is why we love the packaging and ingredients in Natural Spa Factory products. We all drink out of re-usable water bottles to minimise the impact on the environment, and Cyprus has recently banned plastic bags in supermarkets. Small changes but it will make a big difference!
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Our Illuminate Collection is paraben free and inspired by the rice water the Geisha women would wash their faces with to leave their complexions bright and their skin flawless. Rice may not have the sex appeal of champagne, strawberries or cocoa, but this humble ingredient performs magic when it comes to achieving beautiful skin.
Japanese women have been using rice bran oil on their skin for centuries. Even workmen in the Japanese sake factories are renowned for having the smoothest, softest hands. Our sensitive Illuminate Collection is filled with actives to help reduce skin blemishes and age spots including rice bran oil, vanilla and complex fragrant white flowers to lighten blemishes, even skin–tone and reduce the appearance of age spots.