Paris Comes to Wales with the Launch of Darphin at Bodysgallen Hall
6 Aug 2015
-Relax and renew with exquisite Darphin spa treatments amongst the idyllic surroundings of Bodysgallen Hall, a National Trust property
-Sophisticated, trusted Parisian skincare brand known for high performance facial oils is now stocked at the Bodysgallen Spa
-Indulgent and results-driven treatments for face and body using Darphin products now available
“A woman’s skin is a mirror, reflecting her life.” Pierre Darphin
Restored National Trust-owned Bodysgallen Hall, a 17th century country house hotel near Llandudno enjoys a stunning location amongst the mountainous scenery of North Wales. Sympathetic restoration, antiques and fresh flowers combine to create an ambience of wellbeing within the hotel. Beautifully housed within a converted stone farmhouse in the award-winning historic grounds, the Bodysgallen Spa facilities include a large indoor swimming pool, steam room, sauna and gym. There is a tranquil relaxation room and sun terrace for warmer days.
This summer, Darphin has been added as the main spa brand at Bodysgallen offering a selection of products and treatments designed to transform skin. The brand was launched by French cosmetology specialist Pierre Darphin in 1958, who is considered to have revolutionised the beauty industry when he opened his first ‘Institut de Beaute’ in Paris using luxurious plant based formulas made with essential oils enhanced by skin-sculpting techniques.
That same year he created the first Darphin serums. Today the brand’s distinctive elegant glass jars are still used and contain elements such as rose petals picked at dawn – it takes thousands of blossoms to produce just one drop of essential oil.
The specific massage developed by Pierre Darphin is central to the delivery of products into the skin and remains at the heart of all Darphin treatments. Darphin beauty facial treatments include pressure point massage to increase penetration of the serum ingredients; deeper massage offers a natural ‘face lift’ while phyto-drainage detoxifies.
Treatments available at the Bodysgallen Spa include the Ideal Renewing Facial, with facials from 30 to 60 to 90 minutes to smooth lines and skin texture, and the Divine 8-Flower Nectar Lifting Facial to firm and tone using the brand’s signature luxury facial oil. The Essential Facial Collection, also available for 30, 60 or 90 minutes, includes the Instant Illuminating Facial to energise tired skin and the Pure Balancing Facial to deep cleanse and purify. For the body, massages and exfoliation are available as are a special Made for Men facial and massage treatment.
Ideal Renewing Facial A perfecting treatment that corrects ageing and imperfections. This renewing treatment will smooth lines and plump the skin. Rediscover the days of polished and brightened skin to reveal a smooth texture complexion. 30/60/90 mins £35/£65/£90
Divine Lifting Facial A lifting treatment that firms and tones mature skin. This deeply nourishing anti-ageing treatment will lift, firm and tone your skin as well as help to reduce redness, age spots and the appearance of wrinkles for a rejuvenated complexion. 30/60/90 mins £35/£65/£90
Instant Illuminating Facial An energising treatment that treats tired skin. Delivers a high-powered boost of energy to increase skin’s natural vitality, targeting dull and tired skin. An intense infusion of nourishing vitamins and essential oils will protect and energise to reveal a radiant glow. 30/60/90 mins £35/£65/£90
Soft Comforting Treatment A comforting treatment for ultimate relaxation. This cocooning treatment provides immediate relief for dry, tight-feeling skin. A luxurious pampering wrap saturates the body in warm cream masks and aromatic essential oils to leave skin fresh and radiant. 60 mins £65
Full list of Bodysgallen Spa treatments: http://www.bodysgallen.com/spa-tariff-and-treatment-guide/
Christopher Lees, Brand Manager, Darphin comments; “We are delighted to launch Darphin at prestigious Bodysgallen Hall …bringing a little piece of Paris to Wales.”
Bodysgallen Hall welcomed back award-winning chef John Williams this spring and his new menu has already attracted a 3 AA Rosette rating. The restaurant at Bodysgallen overlooks the stunning gardens with menus showcasing seasonal, local cuisine.
Bodysgallen Hall lies at the heart of so much history and is surrounded by over 200 acres of National Trust gardens. The hotel offers remarkable views of Snowdonia and Conwy Castle. Bodysgallen Hall recently appeared on BBC One show ‘Glorious Gardens from Above’ dedicated to some of the UK’s finest gardens. The gardens are the ideal backdrop to welcome the new spa treatments by Darphin. Guests can walk and explore several follies, a walled garden, lily-pad ponds and a rare 17th century parterre of box hedges filled with colourful sweet herbs.
www.bodysgallen.com Llandudno, North Wales, LL30 1RS Tel: +44 (0)1492 584 466
B&B priced from £179.00 per night based on two sharing