Monday, April 14, 2014

Hip + Urban Spa: The Ritz Carlton - Toronto

The Ritz Carlton Spa Toronto is located on the 5th Floor and features North America’s only Spa My Blend by Clarins. The Spa is a 23,000 square foot light filled retreat with a co-ed relaxation room, green tea infused Vitality Pools, an aromatherapy steam room, sauna, and champagne nail bar. Bring your bathing suit and take a dip in the indoor saltwater pool and hot tub. The spa was recently awarded #1 Spa in the World from Travel + Leisure's 2013 World's Best Awards.

The Clarins My Blend Facial at The Ritz Carlton Toronto was by far the most thorough facial I have ever received. It was also the most priciest, which definitely proves that you get what you pay for.

My 90-minute treatment with my therapist Natalia, actually began with a  20-minute consultation and photos of my skin using a special machine developed by My Blend founder, Dr Olivier Courtin. Using different types of light, filters, a camera and a survey - the photo booth/computer was able to analyze my skin before my facial even began.

My Beauty Prescription - I was prescribed 03 Stress Management Cream for Day & Night. I was given two boosters, one for Redness Rescue and another for Moisture Immersion. Going forward I was advised to try out Clarins Detoxifying Gel, Skin Polish Face Scrub Cleanser and Time Resistant Eye Cream to round-out my beauty routine. These were the custom-chosen products that would be used on me during my facial.

I had booked the My Blend Regenerating Facial ($270, 90 minutes) which included cleansing, scrub, steaming, a mask, extractions, boosters and moisturizer to finish. While the mask was doing its work, I was treated to an arm and foot massage which relaxed me to the point where I almost fell asleep! Natalia also used jade rollers and cold chromoglobes on my face to improve circulation and for colour therapy, which felt amazing - I had never tried this before. The products are clinical strength and use concentrations of peptide complexes, vitamins and plant extracts to heal and treat the skin.

To learn more visit:

Spa My Blend by Clarins 

Ritz Carlton Hotel Toronto

181 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON M5V 3G7, Canada

Phone: 416-585-2500

Lisa Ng is also the Editor-in-Chief of This Beautiful Day, a lifestyle blog for smart women and where this post first appeared. She currently splits her time between Los Angeles and Toronto.

Disclosure: My treatment was hosted by The Ritz Carlton Toronto + Clarins, however the opinions expressed in this post remain my own.

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