As we say goodbye to a challenging year it is inevitable that we look to the traditions of declarations of change, self-improvement and new energy that January brings. The festive season is synonymous with overindulgence making the new year the perfect time to detox the body, mind and soul.
With the combination of Aman Skincare, blended to bring both tangible physical benefits and lasting emotional balance, and the newly launched SVA, a range of holistic supplements developed to maintain optimum health, one can cleanse both the internal and the external for a fresh start to the year.
Inner detox for inner peace
Blended to support the liver’s detoxifying function, SVA’s Liver Detox micronutrient supplement combines lecithin, derived from sunflower seeds and known to help maintain normal digestion and healthy cholesterol, and plant extracts for their cleansing properties.
Milk thistle is utilised to help support liver health, while artichoke, of which the remedial use of the leaf has been recognized since antiquity, supports the stimulation of the liver-bile system and assists in maintaining a healthy liver function. Liver Detox also contains ginger root, an ingredient that is widely recognised for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant qualities, and its contribution to a healthy digestive system.
For those looking for a detox of the mind, Calm, from SVA’s herbal formula range, helps to support a healthy mentality. In ancient Chinese remedies, the liver plays an important role in regulating our emotions. Nourishing the liver helps balance the flow of energy through the body, in turn helping to maintain a relaxed mind.
An addition ingredient is Chai hu, derived from the bright yellow, dried roots of the Bupleurum Chinese plant and known for its detoxifying qualities. It can be used to help support the liver and maintain a sense of inner balance, while Paeonia lactiflora root (Bai shao), stemmed from the root of the Chinese peony flower, helps to calm emotions and focus the mind.
Following a season of indulgence, Digestion Support can be employed to support enzymes in the gastrointestinal system. This micronutrient formula is designed to help easily break down carbohydrates, proteins, fats and dairy, encouraging healthy gastro-intestinal balance by using a careful blend of digestive enzymes. This supplement can be paired with the herbal formula Nourish, to further promote a healthy digestive system.
In traditional herbal theory, maintaining a healthy spleen and digestive system helps the body break down food more efficiently and this in turn helps get the most from nutrients to maintain overall wellbeing and health. One of the main ingredients in Nourish is the dried rhizome of the Atractylodes Macrocephala plant, or Bai zhu, which is widely used in Chinese medicine and prized for its ability to support the immune system and help maintain a calm mind.
Reclaim the body
An invigorating two-in-one treatment from the Aman Skincare bath collection, the Purifying Quartz Scrub and Soak harnesses the healing properties of quartz to exfoliate skin, stimulate circulation and energetically cleanse, all while clearing negative energy fields to release tension. Ideal for someone looking for indulgence and a renewal of the skin, highly regenerative kombu extract works to improve the metabolic function of skin cells, leaving skin soft, radiant and deeply cleansed.
For those in need of hydration as well as rejuvenation the Nourishing Jade Scrub and Soak gives an energetic lift to tired spirits and leaves skin glowing. Cooling jade hydrates, tones and rejuvenates, Himalayan salts infuse the body with trace elements and minerals, leaving skin vibrant and silky smooth, while calendula oil calms inflammation, and amethyst powder helps to restore balance to body and mind.
The Grounding Amethyst Scrub and Soak works to relieve the effects of fatigue and stress on the skin and stimulates circulation. Maca powder is used to enhance energy levels, focus and drive, synonymous with the start of a fresh year. Regular use of this scrub will banish dry, rough skin and leaves the body refreshed and renewed.
Fresh skin for a fresh start
Aman Skincare’s Purifying Marine Face Wash is a refreshing way preserve the skin’s elasticity, promoting a flawless complexion. Restoring and light, this awakening face wash is ideal for daily use on even the most sensitive skin.
Vitamin C rich moringa oil helps to protect against damage from free radicals, stabilizing collagen levels, while Kalpariane®, a seaweed extract with powerful rejuvenating properties, preserves the skin’s elasticity, suppleness and reinforces the hydro-lipid barrier which protects against sensitivity. Packed with powerful ingredients, and with a fluid, transparent texture, this is an ideal cleanser after the less-forgiving winter season.
Rich and indulgent, the hard-working Nourishing Ultimate Cream Cleanser is still gentle enough to use every day and ideal for use on skin exposed to damaging elements.
This creamy cleanser is made using a carefully curated selection of skin-calming ingredients that include moisturizing shea butter, antioxidant-rich rosehip seed, and pomegranate to promote skin cell renewal. The formulation also contains rose hydrolat and aloe vera to cool, soothe and remove impurities, revealing radiant skin.
The most recent addition to the Aman Skincare collection, the Grounding Miracle Mud Mask, is a botanical mineral mask that breathes new life into dry, listless skin with a revitalising blend of indigenous ingredients. Prickly pear seed oil and aloe vera promote hydration at the deepest level, and amethyst supports cell rejuvenation.
These highly effective ingredients are blended with shea and cocoa butters, which seal in moisture to reveal softer, smoother skin ready for the warmer months of spring.
The Grounding Maca Cleansing Powder, a magnesium-rich mud powder with a distinctive purple hue, promotes the skin’s cellular health. Ideal for city dwellers, its three key ingredients – maca, amber and amethyst – work to boost sensitive and pollution-weary skin. Maca is a multi-tasking concentrate and adaptogenic herb known to hydrate, energise and smooth fine lines, while amber’s anti-bacterial and anti- inflammatory properties have a soothing effect on the skin. Lastly, amethyst works as a natural exfoliant, promoting skin cell regeneration, perfectly aligned with the ethos of New Year.
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Aman was founded in 1988 with the vision of building a collection of intimate retreats with the unassuming, warm hospitality of a gracious private home. The first, Amanpuri (place of peace) in Phuket, Thailand, introduced the concept and, since then, Aman has grown to encompass 33 exquisitely serene hotels and resorts in 20 destinations across the world, with a further seven under construction. The next Aman to open will be Aman New York.
The introduction of Aman Skincare in 2018 and SVA in 2020 has continued the holistic journey beyond the perimeters of Aman’s havens. Offering a soothing journey to a place of beautifully scented repose and respite, Aman Skincare represents the spirit of Aman in a bottle.
Meanwhile, SVA’s range of all-natural food supplements allow Aman guests to maintain optimum health, supporting one’s wellness journey from the comfort of their own home.
In 2020, Aman not only welcomed Aman Fine Fragrance, a sophisticated collection of scents echoing Aman destinations but also a new hotel brand, Janu – meaning ‘soul’ in Sanskrit. Janu offers a unique take on hospitality where genuine human interaction, playful expression and social wellness are at the core of the experience. Janu aims to bring balance to the head and heart and rekindle the soul.
Janu launches with three forthcoming hotels which are already under construction: Montenegro (2022), Al Ula in Saudi Arabia (2022) and Tokyo (2022), as well as a robust pipeline of future hotels. Janu Montenegro will be the first hotel to incorporate the brands serviced residence concept, enabling guests to wholly embrace the Janu lifestyle.