Spas in the middle of the city are a welcome respite from the chaos of the traffic and once you step into Mandara Spa at Sheraton Imperial Hotel along Jalan Sultan Ismail, you immediately forget the crawl along the road. I dread that stretch of Jalan Sultan Ismail as traffic’s almost always at snail’s pace. However Mandara Spa is worth the time it takes to get there.
This time, I was offered the 1 hour Elemis Skin Specific Facial worth RM255 of which there are 3 variants:-
1. Fruit Active Glow brings back glow to a lifeless complexion.
2. Exotic Moisture Dew which the therapist informed me was more for sensitive skins.
3. Herbal Lavendar Repair for deep cleaning, hence oily skins would benefit from this one.
Located on the 5th floor of Sheraton Imperial (same floor as the swimming pool and fitness center), this Mandara Spa is one I could spend the whole day. Two double Spa Suites with steam shower, outdoor bath, shower and relaxation area have been added to complement four single Ladies treatment rooms, four single Men’s treatment rooms, separate male and female steam room, jacuzzi, sauna and relaxation lounge. The jacuzzi looked so inviting!
Mandara Spa uses Elemis products for the facials so you can expect all the skincare products to smell marvelous. There are a few Elemis favourites of mine.
This powerful treatment cleansing balm dissolves make-up and daily grime. Developed first and foremost for its performance in Elemis treatments, this super-cleansing, luxurious treatment balm is expertly formulated with a 100% active base of natural oils grown within the UK.
Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm combines precious starflower, elderberry and optimega™ oils with rose and mimosa waxes, and anti-ageing padina pavonica to deeply cleanse, nourish and smooth for a glowing complexion.
Hydrating Absolute of Moroccan Rose, soothing Cucumber and smooth micro-spherical Jojoba beads very gently exfoliate, leaving skin silky soft to the touch. Gentle enough to be used daily, this exquisite gel exfoliator is ideal for sensitive, mature and dehydrated complexions.
Perfect for dry skin that needs an intense rejuvenating moisture hit. Packed with active extracts of Strawberry and Kiwi fruit, this deep cleansing, creamy mask restores the glow to dulled complexions. A revitalising pick-me-up for tired complexions, this mask is the perfect beauty ‘flash treatment’ before special occasions.
The Rose capsules hydrate, soften and stimulate endorphins during the day while the Lavender capsules help restore cell metabolism and maximise cell repair overnight. The antioxidant power of moringa oil is proven to be up to 1700% more powerful than that of other cosmetic oils. Moringa Oil helps to physically repair visible signs of ageing by sweeping clean the skin cell matrix, ridding it of harmful toxins and allowing nutrients to be absorbed more effectively. The Rose capsule was used to massage my face and shoulders.
Wish I could spend more time at Mandara Spa Sheraton Imperial Hotel
Any time I have an Elemis facial at Mandara Spa makes my day extra good!