Toronto’s Yorkville neighbourhood is often associated with beauty and extreme grooming. One of the most luxurious spas in the area to indulge in body beautification and skin care maintenance is The Spa at The Hazelton by Valmont. If you are looking to boost your complexion, then consider the spa’s new AWF5 facial, engineered to power-up the colour, texture and appearance of skin.
Valmont skin care is used exclusively at The Spa at The Hazelton, as it has a solid reputation for results – it’s right up there with La Prairie and La Mer in the beauty industry hall of fame. The Swiss anti-aging product line is always innovating with advancements in skin care technology. The AWF5 facial offers two new Valmont formulations: V-Line Lifting for targeting wrinkles and V-Shape Filling for restoring the loss of density and volume.
For over 10 years the downtown spa has been a first-class destination for a variety of experiences including its Essence of Bees facial and collagen treatments, the Hazelton signature scrub and hot stone massage. I was invited to try the new AWF5 facial and share my spa experience. Here’s what happened.
Here’s What To Expect
Before the AWF5 facial began, I dipped into the spa’s pool; ideal for doing laps, or just floating. In the women’s change room area, I popped into the wet steam room infused with eucalyptus aroma. Everywhere in the spa there are plush white towels and Fiji bottled water for refreshment, and the showers have L’Occitane bath and body products. Also in the women’s locker area (note: good sized lockers, with separate compartments for purse, clothes and shoes), embedded into the ginormous mirror is a small flat screen TV, making it easy to check on the CP24 live weather updates and news while having a coffee. The change room is stocked with Marc Anthony hair styling products and other bathroom essentials.
More about the new AWF5 facial: the Valmont V-Shape and V-Line product range offer effectiveness to the 5th power thanks to an exclusive complex of five active ingredients. The ingredients include: a peptide cocktail to stimulate cellular renewal; vitamin C to protect the skin; a fibro-boost to increase the production of collagen and elastin; a GAG booster to plump the skin through use of glycosaminoglycans; and Densi-Derm to create proper cohesion between fibers – basically regenerate the skin.
My spa esthetician, Gordana, was knowledgeable and pleasant as she guided me through the AWF5 experience. She started by assessing my skin condition; the V-Line Lifting products for the facial treatment were recommended for me. I was told that this line would target wrinkles, as well as smooth and rejuvenate my skin. Bring it on!
The spacious treatment room was nearly pitch dark, which I found extra relaxing (Gordana must have excellent night vision!). The AWF5 facial started with a deep cleanse and exfoliating scrub. Followed by a moisture mask, a lifting serum accompanied by a lifting facial massage, and then a collagen boosting sheet mask was applied. While the mask was on, I had a head, shoulder, arm and hand massage. Once the mask came off, eye contour cream was gently massaged around my eyes, then the final application of a face cream. All professional skin care used in the facial were Valmont products.
The Spa at The Hazelton pampers guests with the ultimate in beauty, wellness and relaxation services. The modern style of the spa and hotel was created by Yaba Pushelberg, an award-winning Toronto design firm that has worked with some of the world’s biggest luxury brands. As the spa has no natural light, you do get the feeling you’re being protectively cocooned within the space; sheltered from the outside world and the demands of time.
My skin felt absolutely wonderful and looked younger after the AWF5 facial. Between the expert facial massage and the high quality Valmont V-Line products, I left The Spa at The Hazelton radiating a powerful glow.
The Spa at Hazelton by Valmont is located on-site at The Hazelton Hotel, 118 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto. The spa offers a variety of luxury and specialized services for women and men including facials, collagen treatments, body scrubs and wraps, waxing, manicure and pedicure nail treatments and a variety of massages. Open daily till 7:00 PM.
For more information, the full spa menu and to book an appointment visit our site.
The Hazelton Hotel is located downtown in Toronto’s fashionable Yorkville shopping and dining district. The hotel offers 77 comfortable, oversize luxury rooms and suites designed by internationally renowned design firm Yabu Pushelberg.
Did you know The Hazelton Hotel is the official hotel of Toronto Fashion Week?