Why We Mist

Never use a face mist? Wonder what all the hype is about? Well, if you have never tried a face mist before, you might think that it’s just fancy water in a pretty bottle. Refreshing, like bottled water, but that’s about it.

Then you try one and it’s like that totally ‘aha!’ moment. Yup, that’s when you go from Does face mist actually do anything to your skin? to Oh baby, where have you been all my life?! Because, who doesn’t want that natural, glowing, instantly dewy, hydrated skin? Yes, it does all that! Hence, why so many people become obsessed with misting — and why we mist  again and again and again! So, be warned: after one use you might get hooked. And, that’s when face mist becomes your skin’s new BFF.

If you haven’t joined the face mist team yet, here are 6 reasons why you should:

Hydration, Hydration, Hydration
With just a few sprays, mists deliver a burst of moisture that helps boost hydration of the top layers of skin. It fills in for the toner step between cleansing and moisturizing when you add it to your morning and evening skincare ritual. Not only does it provide another way to increase your skin’s hydration, sealing in extra moisture, mists also prime your skin to absorb serum or moisturizer better because damp skin acts like a sponge, thus maximizing your skincare’s performance. Just mist skin, then while it’s still damp, apply serum and moisturizer to trap in all that hydrating goodness. It’ll leave you looking your luscious best!

Great for Winter Skin
Mists can be used all year. But it’s when the dry season hits (right about now) that this unique skincare tool really rises and shines. In fact, it leaves you glowing — literally. Once we hit fall, it feels like all the moisture drops out of the air and lands in puddles at our feet when where we want it is on our face! As a result, our skin feels parched. Face mist is like drinking water. What people don’t realize is that when the skin is dehydrated your skin’s moisture barrier breaks down faster — that’s bad. The good news: keeping the skin well hydrated prevents this from happening. So, when the dry skin season is upon us, misting is the best fix for putting moisture back into the skin quickly while imparting that elusive glow that’s so hard to come by in the cold fall/winter months. Talk about the fastest way to revitalize sad winter skin!

Use Mist Anytime, Anywhere
Mist on-the-go! One of our favorite things about face mists is that you can simply throw ‘em into your bag and that means anytime, anywhere you can have that fresh-faced appearance. Keep it in your makeup bag, your gym bag, stash a travel size face mist in your purse, sit it on your desk next to that picture of your kids, or Fido — there’s nothing better for dull skin. Just spritz when you feel wilted to instantly look and feel revitalized — then soft, radiant, glowier skin is yours. Use as needed to perk up your skin and keep it looking that dewy way throughout the day!

Mist Is a Makeup Booster
When used after applying makeup, mists help to undo that cakey, powdery finish, creating a look more natural and blended, making you look more beautiful (yes, please). Mists can help set up make-up, allowing it to last longer; that means less reapplying throughout the day — a real bonus. Face mists can be used as the last step in your makeup routine — after skincare — to give your makeup that coveted no-makeup look. Or they can be used throughout the day to give your makeup a re-fresh. Either way, don’t spray too close or it will make your makeup smear. Hold the mist around 8 inches from your face (with eyes closed) and use small spritzes to create a fine mist, like a cloud, to dispense mist in an even way that settles on your face. Don’t dab — in a few minutes, you’ll look fab! Repeat as necessary.

The Benefits of Rosewater
Mists have come a long way since they were first introduced back in the day when they were essentially just water. Now, they come in a wonderful variety of forms made from ingredients like essential oils, botanical extracts or glycerin: everything from soothing aloe vera, to calming lavender, to fragrant rose. Not that we are playing favorites, because there’s a mist for everyone, but did you know rosewater has been used for centuries as a beauty tool? It naturally helps to balance pH and control excess oil. Oh, and it has natural antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial powers, too. One of the many reasons why Jurlique’s Rosewater Balancing Mist is much beloved at Haven Spa (yes, it’s that ahhhhhmazing).

Mist for Mindfulness
In our busy, modern lives, when it seems we are plugged into machines 24/7, it becomes more than nice (gosh, it seems imperative) to take a moment to find mindful ways to live your life well. At Haven, we are more than just skincare, we are about trying to find a way to imbue life with inspiration. Making a space for your morning/evening skincare not so much as a routine, but as a ritual that either sends you off beautifully into your day or that gently ushers you into sleep. How? It’s hard not to get into the heavenly fragrances of some mists — in fact, it’s transporting. All you do: close your eyes, lightly mist around your face in the shape of a heart, then let those botanicals and essential oils create a personal space and an aroma-therapeutic calm for your body and mind. Mists also offer a mindful moment of relaxation: take a few breaths throughout your day — deeply and slowly — while your skin is getting hydrated. Pausing for a moment to experience the luxurious effect is yet another bonus to the face misting star!

Visit our Spa Boutique to try Jurlique’s Rosewater Balancing Mist — we think you’ll love it so much you just might go home with a bottle or two.

Stay Beautiful.

 

Illuminate Your Skin with Celluma Light Treatments

We’re pleased to offer a new, high-tech way for you to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while experiencing an improvement in skin texture, quality and smoothness: Celluma LED Light Therapy Treatments.

ANTI-AGING

Using wavelengths that are scientifically proven to stimulate fibroblasts to increase collagen and elastin, Celluma’s low-level light therapy is a safe, effective and convenient way to achieve a healthy, youthful glow in a natural, non-toxic, non-invasive manner.

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ACNE TREATMENT

When acne bacteria builds up in pores, skin becomes inflamed, causing acne lesions and blemishes. Celluma light therapy works safely and effectively, without abrasive chemicals, harmful UV-rays or side effects, to destroy this acne-causing bacteria — not only clearing up existing blemishes, but preventing future breakouts before they happen. Book a series of treatments and you’ll be on your way to a clearer, smoother, more radiant complexion.

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There are many ways you can take advantage of this new service, whether as an add-on to any facial or as a series of stand-alone treatments. Please see our menu for pricing details.

We recommend a series of treatments to see the long-term benefits of LED, but you can certainly try it as a solo add-on to your favorite facial to see if you find it as relaxing and effective as other clients do. They’ve even been known to call it their “magic light”!

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Wake Up Younger Skin with a Microneedling Facial

Some people like to call this treatment the Vampire Facial, but Mircroneedling isn’t that scary! Our trained aesthetician will gently use a special tool — either a roller for full face treatments or a stamp for targeted areas — on your skin to create micro-perforations which better absorb the Environ Facial. It also promotes the release of growth factors, which stimulate collagen production, blood vessel growth and tissue regeneration. The results?

  • Tighter skin
  • More even skin tone
  • Improved skin texture
  • Reduction in the appearance of fine lines and acne scars

There is no damage to the skin other than an initial, mild sun-burnt feeling, with skin returning to normal the next day or two. As time passes, you’ll see more and more improvement in your skin!

Call us to learn more about our new Environ Cosmtic Microneedling Facial (Full-face Roller: 60 min, $220; Targeted-Area Stamp: 60 min, $165) — we think you’re really going to love the results!


Unveil Your Most Beautiful Skin with a Dermaplaning Facial

Is your skin looking dull or dry lately? Do you have peach fuzz you wish weren’t there? Want to improve the efficacy of your facial treatments? Then our new Dermaplaning Facial could be perfect for you!

Dermaplaning is a super-effective exfoliating treatment in which our trained aestheticians use a surgical scalpel to gently and safely scrape the surface of your skin using light, feathering strokes. Benefits include:

  • Removal of fine vellus hairs which don’t respond well to laser hair removal treatments — and not to worry: this type of hair does not grow back any thicker or faster!
  • More even skin tone
  • Improvement of mild acne scarring
  • Reducing the look of fine lines
  • Increased efficacy and penetration of follow-up facial products
  • Baby-soft skin

The process takes only 15 or 20 minutes, and is followed up by our popular SkinCeuticals facial — which will work even better because of the improved penetration effects of the dermaplaning. There is no downtime and this facial can be done as often as every two weeks. So why not give new life to your skin and try this popular new trend in skincare?

*New!* DERMAPLANING FACIAL
60 min. $185

*New!* DERMAPLANING FACIAL with CELLUMA LED LIGHT THERAPY
90 min. $265

Haven Spa’s Winter Survival Guide

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Now that we’re in the thick of winter, freezing temperatures and dry air wreak havoc on our skin and bodies causing dry skin, chapped lips and cracked hands and feet.  Add seasonal stress to the bone-chilling weather, and you’ve got the perfect reason for a spa day! Whether it’s achy muscles, dry skin or winter blues, Haven Spa can offer a solution to all your winter woes.

BODY CARE

When you’re not able to hop on a plane and escape to a warm destination, why not come to Haven for a quick getaway? Let one of our Body Rituals whisk you away to a place of warmth and relaxation. All of our rituals include: a rich, exfoliating scrub to slough away dry skin; an aromatherapy-infused steam shower to hydrate, cleanse and relieve those clogged sinuses; and a relaxing massage which incorporates an enriching and moisturizing body cream, leaving your skin soft, smooth and hydrated. You’ll leave feeling as if you just spent a week away at an island oasis.


HAND, FEET & NAIL CARE

It is no secret the harsh effects that the cold weather can have on your skin, but the winter months can also wreak havoc on your hands and nails as well. It’s important to adjust both your skin and nail care for the changing seasons. A spa manicure and pedicure at Haven Spa is the perfect solution to keeping your fingers and toes looking healthy throughout the winter months. By adding a warm paraffin dip to your service, you can keep them looking as radiant as they do during the summer months. Paraffin moisturizes dry and brittle nails, soothes tired hands and feet, and protects your skin from the harsh elements of the winter months.

SKIN CARE

This winter restore your skin’s youthful vitality. Now is the ideal time to make a deep difference in your skin’s appearance. Your body naturally enters into its restorative stage during winter, so why not make the most of it with a Revitalizing Anti-Aging Facial? In three simple steps you can brighten dull lifeless skin, tighten pores and refresh your skin to obtain that youthful glow. Commit to the difference you are looking for today — by spring you will be a New You!

AT-HOME CARE

Lastly, a few at-home tips to remember to help keep your skin and body in tip-top shape during the winter months:

  • Drink plenty of water. Even though you may not feel thirsty, it’s especially important to stay hydrated during the dry winter months. Your skin will thank you for it.
  • Take a nice warm shower in the morning. Make sure not to make the water too hot or else the water will dry out your skin instead of hydrating it.
  • Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. Immediately after drying off from your shower, apply a moisturizer to your face and body while the pores of your skin are still open. This allows the moisturizer to penetrate much more deeply into your skin.
  • Exfoliate. Do this for your face and body at least two times a week to get rid of all the dead skin cells. This will allow the skin to absorb your moisturizer more efficiently. Dry brushing before your shower is also a nice way to exfoliate and it gets your lymphatic system moving.
  • Soothe those chapped lips by moisturizing with a lip balm – one that contains shea helps soothe chapped lips and prevents further chapping. Use your lip balm throughout the day and be sure to apply it before you go out into the cold.
  • Protect your hangs. Avoid rough red hands and protect them from the cold by frequently using a good hand moisturizer throughout the day and wearing mittens or gloves outdoors.
  • Get plenty of restful sleep. With a rested mind and body, you’ll be ready to face those long, cold winter days.

 

4 Ways to Get Ready for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to do something a little different, to go the extra mile, to put in a bit of effort — for your partner and for yourself. Remember when you first started dating: the excitement, the surprises? You would both spend time primping and prepping before a date to be sure you were looking good, smelling sweet, and feeling great! Recapture some of that magic by treating this February 14th like you did when you first got together…



Try a New Scent
Our sense of smell is incredibly powerful, evoking positive emotions and fond memories. New fragrances are also an easy way to introduce novelty into long-term relationships. You could try Argan Dry Oil Body Mist in Sweet Orange by Pre de Provence, a Cedar Leaf & Lavender candle by Nest, or a Gardneia Diffuser by Illume, all of which we carry.


Soften Up Your Skin
The winter cold and the march of time can wreak havoc on your skin. Reveal a more youthful glow with a moisturizing body treatment or a rejuvenating facial. Our Tone & Glow package, with the power of guava fruit and vitamin C, is an all-over solution that will leave your face and body feeling and looking years younger.


Update Your Makeup Bag
If you’ve been wearing the same lip color for the past decade, it’s time to try something new and fresh, like “Candied Rose” or “Pink Lady” — both are Puregloss lip glosses by Jane Iredale, available in our boutique. Or brighten up your cheeks and give them some definition with her new Contour Kits.


Add a Little Sparkle
New dangly earrings can bring out the twinkle in your eyes. A new bangle can dress up an outfit. A few decorative pieces can make the ordinary a little more extraordinary. And anything like this can make a lovely gift. “Jewelry,” says Julie Vos, the designer we carry in our boutique, “is the most romantic thing you could set out to create.”

Wishing you and yours the happiest of Valentine’s Days!

Love,
Haven Spa

Haven’s Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Look no further than our luxury spa boutique for the perfect present for February 14th.

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1. Nest Candles & Diffusers
NEST Fragrances candles are made with a premium, highly refined, cosmetic-grade soft wax formulation that was developed over many years to optimize burn and fragrance diffusion. The ingredients used are the highest grade of wax materials and the finest fragrance oils available — perfect for creating nice mood lighting and scent for Valentine’s Day.

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2. Champagne Spa Pedicure
Treat yourself to some “wearable luxury” with Julie Vos’s classically inspired pieces, guaranteed to glam up any outfit for a nice candlelight dinner out together.

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3. Clarisonic
Clarisonic isthe #1 facial cleansing device recommended by U.S. dermatologists. Any woman who doesn’t have wants one.  It’s the ultimate beauty indulgence that helps reveal healthy, younger-looking skin.

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4. Julie Vos Jewelry

Treat yourself to some “wearable luxury” with Julie Vos’s classically inspired pieces, guaranteed to glam up any outfit for a New Year’s night on the town.

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5. Illume
Carefully crafted with the highest quality fragrance oils and ingredients, Illumes aromatic diffusers and candles are designed to fill your air with relaxing scents. They’re perfect mood setters.

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6. Sugarfina Treats
Add a little sweetness to your Valentine’s Day with these fine candies. These sweet and sour gummy lips in mouthwatering flavors of watermelon, berry, and bubble gum will make your honey pucker up. Named “the perfect party favor” by Cosmopolitan magazine, these grown-up gummies are the finest treats in all of candy land, and make a great alternative to chocolates this February 14th.

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7. Haven Gift Certificate
You can’t go wrong with a Haven Gift Certificate, which your sweetheart can put toward any product or service their heart desires.  And should you run out of time and are in need of a last-minute gift, there’s nothing better or more convenient than a Haven Gift Certificate you can print out within minutes! Go to havenrhinebeck.com/gifts!

Remember, all of the above are available in our Spa Boutique in the run up to Valentine’s Day. Stop by and pick up something special for someone special.

4 Great Reasons to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day is fast approaching!

You may be busy. It may feel like a corporate holiday. And you two may have been together for ages. But celebrating February 14th is still important. Here are four big reasons why:

1. A chance to honor your partner.
Putting in a little effort to express your love and appreciation for your partner will never be wasted. Everyone wants to feel seen and admired. Whether it’s a gift certificate for a treatment you know they enjoy or a love note with a little high-end chocolate, give something thoughtful to let them know they’re always on your mind.

2. A chance to celebrate your relationship.
You are a team, a unified force — it’s you two against the world! Valentine’s Day gives you as a couple a reason to reflect on your romantic past and dream about your future together.

3. An opportunity to do something new & novel.
Valentine’s Day encourages you to step out of old habits and try on something new. Studies show doing so together can reignite old sparks. Whether it’s a ballroom dancing lesson, a canvases-&-cocktails class, getting massages together, or just a new restaurant in town, shake up the routine.

4. Everyone else is doing it!
Of course that doesn’t always make something right. But in this case, why be the party pooper? Put another way: Your partner will never fault you for doing something nice for them on Valentine’s Day, but they might fault you for never doing anything.

Haven Spa has everything to make this Valentine’s Day special!

From luxury spa packages to on-trend jewelry to little luxury treats. Give us a call or stop by our boutique — we’ll help you find the perfect something for the one you love.

Everything for a Beautiful New Year’s Eve!

Our spa & boutique have everything you need to make your New Year’s beautiful!

1. Dazzle Dry Manicures
Dries rock hard in five minutes, chip-free up to four weeks, high gloss & non-yellowing, strengthens the natural nail, no UV lamp needed, non-toxic and vegan!

2. Moisturizing Lip Color
Be ready for your midnight kiss with Playon Lip Crayons by Jane Iredale. You’ll have smooth, kissable lips drenched in moisture and tinted with irresistibly playful color. The creamy formula glides on and stays on. Shades include “Charming” and “Hot”, which is appropriate for New Year’s Eve, no?

3. Dry Oil Body Mist
Uplift your spirits and pamper your skin with a spritz of Pre de Provence’s multi-usage dry oil. Blended with Shea Oil, Vitamin E and our mineral-rich complex, this Dry Oil Body Mist leaves skin silky-smooth with a fresh, serene scent. Give yourself a spritz of calming peace during this hectic holiday season.

4. Nest Candles & Diffusers
NEST Fragrances candles are made with a premium, highly refined, cosmetic-grade soft wax formulation that was developed over many years to optimize burn and fragrance diffusion. The ingredients used are the highest grade of wax materials and the finest fragrance oils available — perfect for creating nice mood lighting and scent for New Year’s.

5. Julie Vos Jewelry
Treat yourself to some “wearable luxury” with Julie Vos’s classically inspired pieces, guaranteed to glam up any outfit for a New Year’s night on the town.

6. Dermaplaining
*NEW!* We now offer dermaplaining, a favorite skincare treatment of celebrities and models for a smoother, brighter complexion. It involves gently scraping off the top layer of dulling dead skin cells with a scalpel to exfoliate, remove peach fuzz, allow skincare products to penetrate more deeply, and create a flawless canvas for makeup.

7. Eyelash Extensions
Enhance your smoky eyes with extra long lashes that need no mascara! Our certified professionals will adhere individual lashes to your existing ones to create the look you desire, from natural to dramatic. We also offer lash and brow tinting that make the daily necessity of mascara and pencils a thing of the past! Call to make an appointment.

8. Sugarfina Treats
Add a little sweetness to your New Year’s with these fine candies. Made with Dom Pérignon Vintage Champagne, these sophisticated bears sparkle in flavors of classic Brut and fashionable Rose. Named “the perfect party favor” by Cosmopolitan magazine, these grown-up gummies are the finest bears in all of candy land, and make a great hostess gift along with a bottle of Champagne.

Remember, all of the above are available in our Spa Boutique this season. Stop by and pick up some for yourself, or as a gift for someone glam! And if you can’t make it in, you can always get an online Haven Gift Certificate any time, day or night, that can be used in the Boutique!