Pionniere XMF Plus SPA-AHHH!! Another completely blissful and indulgent Phytomer exprience is the Phytomer Youth Revealing Facial Treatment –– and there really is a TREAT in this treatment, the Pionniere XMF cream. I was delighted to be among the editors that experienced the 90 minute version of this treatment, it at the elegant Waldorf Towers in New York, back in April (the normal treatment is 80 minutes). One can’t help but feel literally, reborn, after it. Anyone who wants to focus on anti-aging, from repairing advanced signs of time to early intervention (20-65+). will adore it. The treatment was created in celebration of Phytomer’s 40th year as the leader in marine cosmetics and combines advanced biotechnology, exclusive manual massage techniques, and several new Phytomer products and professional steps for visible wrinkle-smoothing and skin firming results.
Along with the use of marine biotechnology in the Phytomer products, this Youth Revealing Treatment includes a face and décolleté massage to stimulate microcirculation and oxygenation of the skin, encourage muscular relaxation and increase skin’s elasticity and tone. Part of this treatment includes use of a Massage Roller tools that is supposed to smooth and diminish lines by gently stretching and toning the tissue while a tool called the “Face Shaper” supposedly mobilizes muscles and works on specific wrinkles. I can’t determine if it was the blissful massage, the products, or the use of these unique tools on my face, but the end result felt like I’d had a week in a spa, not just 80 minutes!
There are many steps to this massage, beginning with a back massage and application of a Self Heating Mud masque applied to the back, followed by a Spray Sea Mist over the face (sounds good already, doesn’t it)? But there are so many steps you’d be here all day, reading about them. I’ll just list some of the Phytomer products used, some of which (like the Pionniere XMF) that you can purchase for home use: Sea Mist, Relaxing Serum, Resurfacing Multi-Exfoliant, Exfoliating Radiance Gel for Lips (love this product)!; Enzymatic Exfoliant (for face and neck); Massage Concentrate oil with massage roller, then the face shaper and massage roller, youth mask for lips, 2nd Youth Wax Mask, Moisturizing hand cream, Rosee Visage, Plumping Nourishing Balm, XMF Youth Perfecting Cream, Final Skin Refiner VMR.
In the more technical description for this treatment, it says “help the client to sit up..” trust me on this, I was like a wet noodle by the end of the treatment. I had no will to move, I was just lying there, smiling, and hoping the moment would last, forever. When I finally did get up and get dressed, my face was smiling back at me in the mirror!
If you want to try this treatment, you can find it at a number of spas. The cost of the treatment will vary from location to location, but is approximately $260 for an 80 minute version. Here are just a few, suggested spas that are currently carrying this amazing experience: Devachan (NY, NY) , Gurney’s Inn (Montauk, NY), Sun Valley Resort and Spa (Sun Valley, ID), Four Seasons Las Vegas, Wentworth by the Sea (New Castle, NH), PGA National Resort and Spa (Palm Beach, FL). Find more information about spas and treatments, learn about products and find out where to purchase them at: www.phytomerusa.com