Elevate your self-care with a JAFRA at-home Spa experience!
Discover new products and ways to elevate your spa routine on a budget from the comfort of your own home!
By Nicole White
July 28, 2022
The NEW JAFRA Spa is a premium body care collection that brings the spa experience home. Our brand philosophy combines our 66 years of skin care expertise with a scientist’s commitment to results and a belief in the benefits of sensorial self-care. JAFRA’s Spa products are scientifically developed for visible results, clinically tested for safety, and enhanced with sublime textures to delight the senses. Turn a few spare minutes into me-time with products that work effectively, feel indulgent, and fit seamlessly into your routine.
Perhaps metaphorically, and most likely literally… but also, couldn’t your hands use some help? Treat your hands to skin-caring formulas that feel indulgent and work as hard as you do! Introducing JAFRA’s Jojoba & Papaya Hand Polish. This creamy exfoliator will renew your hands and nails, helping cuticles look softer, smoother, and healthier. The jojoba beads exfoliate and soften skin while the papaya fruit extract provides gentle acid exfoliation, and the shea butter softens rough, dry skin.
Niacinamide and Vitamin E Hand Cream with Broad Spectrum SPF 15 is the second ‘handy helper’ in the JAFRA Spa lineup. The moisturizing formula softens and smooths hands while protecting from signs of aging and giving a boost of radiance, plus SPF protection! The niacinamide improves skin hydration, and the ingredients of Vitamins E and B5 are known for their skin-conditioning benefits.
Put Your Best Foot Forward
If you find yourself dreading sandal season, then you might want to start with the Charcoal & Pumice Foot Polish. This exfoliating formula smooths tough skin and rough patches on feet while glycerin helps skin to retain moisture, and the creamy formula leaves them feeling smooth and refreshed. The pumice helps to exfoliate dry, rough skin; walnut shell powder helps to exfoliate the top layer of skin; charcoal powder helps to absorb odor.
JAFRA Spa Dry Heel & Foot Relief is an overnight rescue cream that works well in conjunction with the other Spa products. It helps bring intensive overnight relief to dry, cracked skin on your feet and heels. At bedtime, massage a generous amount onto feet and ankles then wake up to baby-soft feet! The shea butter softens dry, rough skin, the panthenol is prized for its skin-conditioning benefits, and the lactic acid is known for its hydrating and exfoliating properties.
If you are looking to beautify your feet from heel to toe, there is the JAFRA Spa Silky Smooth Foot Balm. A skin-caring blend of moisturizing shea butter, niacinamide and avocado oil helps this foot balm soften, smooth, and soothe rough, dry feet, fast. Glycerin helps skin to retain moisture, niacinamide improves skin hydration, and avocado & olive oil increase hydration and moisture.
From Your Head to Your Toes
Often masks are thought to be just for your face, but the JAFRA Spa Mud Mask allows you to indulge in a full-body facial inspired by thermal mud baths; this all-over mask leaves skin looking firmer, tighter, and brighter. It nourishes, smooths, and hydrates skin for total radiance… rejuvenating your skin from head to toe. The kaolin & bentonite clays absorb oil, dead sea silt is a mud that is rich in trace minerals, and the glycerin helps your skin to retain moisture. Since the time of Ancient Rome, mud has been used in skin care for its many qualities; it is water based, draws out impurities as it dries, and helps to hydrate skin.
If dry, crepey, or ashy skin has become a concern for you, then JAFRA’s new Spa Anti-Crepe Hydrating Massage Cream is the perfect addition for your spa regimen! This indulgent formula delivers dramatic results from the first use, improving the look of dry, crepey skin and ashiness. You can use it daily as a full-body moisturizer or as a relaxing massage treatment. The avocado butter moisturizes skin, apricot kernel oil smooths and conditions skin, and niacinamide improves skin hydration.
A long-time personal favorite of mine, the JAFRA Spa Ginger & Sea Salt Body Scrub exfoliates to remove impurities and dead skin, leaving skin smooth and touchable. Formulated with sea salt to exfoliate, moisturizing sunflower oil to improve skin’s moisture retention, warm ginger root extract for scent, and Vitamin E which is an antioxidant with skin conditioning benefits.
Perhaps your skin is already polished to perfection… but is it your locks that need some love? JAFRA Spa Scalp Massage & Hair Treatment is a salon-inspired formula that invigorates the scalp while restoring shine and manageability to hair; it leaves hair feeling stronger and deeply conditioned. Formulated with wheat protein to help condition hair, algae extract to moisturize hair & scalp, and Vitamin E an antioxidant with skin-conditioning benefits. Simply replace your normal conditioner with this Spa Scalp & Massage Hair Treatment once per week! After shampooing, massage onto scalp using circular motions and spread through hair, then rinse thoroughly.
In addition to the amazing new products that JAFRA has in their Spa line, there are simple and affordable ways to elevate your spa experience at home. From adding unique food items to your evening, to shopping smart and purchasing some add-ons to use during your routine, I will share with you some of my favorite ways to take your Spa experience to the next level!
- Add cucumber to your mask routine
- Take a warm bath before applying Spa products
- Light a candle – have a signature fragrance!
- Use a silicon scalp massaging brush
- Add a Gua Sha or other facial roller tool to your routine
Enhance Your Spa with Snacks
It may seem cliché but adding cucumber to your mask routine will help to make it feel less like your living room and more like a spa. Cucumbers also bring an added benefit of soothing puffy eyes and reducing swelling! I would recommend using cucumber in a few ways for a full spa effect. High-end spas often offer iced, flavored waters; cucumber lemon or cucumber strawberry is a great, refreshing flavor and really simple to throw together. For your eyes, slice the cucumber about ¼ inch thick; keep them on your eyes until they are no longer cool. If your mask still needs time to dry, replace it with another set and continue to relax! Slice up some extra cucumber and strawberries to snack on, too.
One of the best ways – and most affordable ways – to indulge in your at-home Spa experience is to enjoy a warm bath before applying your Spa products. If you are doing your Spa routine in the evening, your warm bath may even help you to sleep better, especially since the warm water will help to relieve mental and emotional stress and melt away some of your physical tension as well.
You probably have a favorite fragrance that you wear when you get dressed up for a night out, or one that you wear daily, right? So why not choose a signature scent that relaxes you? It should be calming for YOU. Studies show that most people find fragrances like lavender, chamomile, and bergamot to be the most calming… but it is best to find what is personal for you. Maybe you smell sugar cookies and are suddenly completely relaxed because it reminds you of the safety of your childhood. Whatever relaxes you most, find a candle or incense in that fragrance and use it during your warm bath.
One of my favorite products from the JAFRA Spa family is the Scalp Massage & Hair Treatment. While it is perfectly lovely on its own, you could elevate your spa experience very affordably by purchasing a silicon scalp massaging brush. These brushes fit in the palm of your hand and look like a small circle with spikes. They are meant to increase blood flow and help to better cleanse your scalp (and I bet it feels nice, too).
How To Use and Choose a Gau Sha
Gau Shas are scraping tools used in facial massage and traditional Chinese medicine; they promote blood circulation and lymphatic drainage, reduce inflammation and support healthy cell renewal. There are a ton of stones and materials on the market to buy, so how do you know which one to choose? Here are some of the options and what benefits they may have for you:
- Jadeite: This is the idea stone if your goal is contouring, lifting, and skin clarity.
- Rose Quartz: Naturally calming, rose quartz is best for sensitive and reactive skin.
- Green Aventurine: This is said to “eliminate old patterns” (think wrinkles) and promote renewal and happiness.
- Bian Stone: This is one of the most authentic materials as it originates in the village of Sibin in China. It is also heavier, which lends it to stress relief.
Whether you do your skin care routine in the morning or at night, the repetitive strokes and movements with the facial tools can be extremely calming – both physically and mentally. Make sure that you use enough cream or oil on your skin before using your tool. You can do short, long, or circular motions with the Gau Sha or the facial rollers; It is recommended to move mainly upwards and from inner to outer with your strokes while on your face. If you do need help with ideas for movements, there are many great YouTube videos too!
Pro Tip: store your Gau Sha or facial roller in the fridge or freezer for an extra refreshing facial (especially in the summer!).