Looking for organic beauty treatments in Penang? There are a few places that specialize in using natural and organic skin and hair products.
According to a recent study undertaken by natural deodorant company, Bionsen, an average woman can use more than 500 chemicals every day as part of her beauty regime. Many of these products such as facial and body creams contain toxic ingredients which can cause harm to the body.
If you want to reduce your toxic overload, then one of the best ways is to use natural and organic skin and hair products. There are many places to buy organic and natural products in Penang, but what if you want to treat yourself to a facial, body or hair treatment.
Here are a some places you can try.
My Beauty Cottage has been in Malaysia since 2009 and recently won the Malaysia’s Best Organic Spa Centre awarded by Women’s Weekly Spa Awards, 2013. They specialize in Eminence organic skin care products from Hungary. The products do not contain parabens, artificial colours or fragrances, mineral oil, petroleum, chemical foam agents or sodium lauryl sulphate. What they do contain is more than 95% organic fruits and vegetables, organic preservatives and organic plant oils.
When you step into My Beauty Cottage, it is like you are stepping into a cosy English cottage atmosphere. You can try one of their many facial and body treatments such as their signature treatment, Stone Crop Restoring Treatment, or the very tasty sounding Blueberry Bliss Anti-Aging Treatment. They also offer manicure and pedicure as well as organic sugar hair removal.
Jurlique was created in 1985 in Australia by bio-chemist, Dr Jurgen Klein, originally from Germany. Dr Klein also trained in herbalism, aromatherapy and nutrition.
The Jurlique products contain high quality organic and biodynamic ingredients that mostly come from its own 153 acre biodynamic farm in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia. Organic and biodynamic farming means that the soil is free from fertilisers, pesticides and herbicides and is healthy and fertile.
Apart from Jurlique’s range of skin care products, you can relax by trying one of their spa treatments. There’s a whole range of facial treatments you can try for hydrating, firming, normalizing, anti-ageing and brightening.
64 Edgecumbe Lane, 10250 Penang. Details.
Edgecumbe retreat is an oasis of calm located in a quiet residential street behind the busy Kelawei Road, close to the Gurney Hotel. Edgecumbe Retreat offers an organic hair spa as well as manicure, pedicure, reflexology and body massage treatments.
Edgecumbe Retreat uses Simply Organic products and their treatment menu includes organic scalp spa, split end, volume and colour treatments. The key ingredient in Simply Organic hair products is olive leaf extract which is said to be rich in vitamins, proteins and antioxidants. This helps to maintain a healthy scalp and beautiful hair.
After having a hair spa treatment, you can try the organic cafe which serves delicious food and drink. They also have an organic shop.
What you will notice is that beauty treatments using organic products tends to be more expensive, but if you are concerned with your health and well-being, then it is worth it.