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Food for your face

india Updated: Oct 06, 2009 11:04 IST
Rochelle Pinto
Rochelle Pinto
Hindustan Times
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If the thought of eating fish eggs, or caviar doesn’t tempt you, how about puting it on your face? The facial treatment for this Food for your facewedding season is the caviar skin treatment where caviar is mixed into a face pack guaranteed to refresh tired-looking skin.

Dr. Rohini Wadhwani of Skin Essentials has conducted 40 treatments though she launched the therapy only a week ago. "The facial removes fine lines and smoothens the skin. The effect kicks in a day after the facial and tired looking skin instantly wakes up," she explains. The process involves a caviar and wine mix which is pushed into the skin using an anti-aging machine that lifts the skin and helps in tightening it. Other ingredients include gold and honey, which have brightening and hydrating qualities.

"Caviar is high in protein and is a source of marine DNA. This process works best for vegetarians who can’t eat caviar," she says. Each sitting of the treatment costs Rs 1,800, though clients can opt for a single sitting if they are satisfied with the results. Wadhwani believes that the popularity of the treatment arises from the fact that it’s low-maintenance and affordable. "When clients use chemical peels, they have to stay out of the sun and get regular treatments, which most working people can’t commit to," she says.

Those with allergies to caviar might want to skip this treatment, but since it is designed for sensitive skin, Wadhwani assures that they haven’t had a single complain yet.

If you want to pamper your body, opt for a vino body wrap, like those available at Iosis Medi Spa.

Here, a pack of crushed grapes, almonds, honey and milk powder is applied after exfoliating the skin. It is followed by an oil massage with a wine and olive oil mix sourced from Germany. The three-hour treatment will relieve you of Rs 3,000. Kiran Bawa, director of Iosis, explains "Vitamin E and anti-oxidants present in the grapes and in wine replenish the skin. However due to climatic conditions, you shouldn’t try it at home because the chances of a skin eruption are high."