Since their opening in October 2004, the Great Jones Spa has been dedicated to keeping environmentally friendly and organic products on their shelves. Fully organic products such as Jurlique, Pure Fuji, Dr. Alkaitis, Sparitual and Naturopathica are used during the majority of services at the spa.
As I entered the Great Jones Spa, located at 29 Great Jones Street, NYC, I was greeted by a friendly staff and walls lined with cleaners, scrubs, nail polish, and more. Knowing it was my first time at the spa, a staff member guided me to where I needed to go. We walked along wooden ramps, where below us were the water lounge and sauna room (a complimentary service with my facial). And don’t worry if you forget a bathing suit! The helpful staff with provide you with a disposable one.
I was brought to the women’s locker room, infused with lit candle scents, to change and prep myself for my facial. I slipped into a robe and pair of slippers that are available for customer’s use in the locker room. My facialist met me when I was ready and brought me to the facial room where she began by cleansing my skin of all make-up and residual. She was very knowledgeable about where my skin needed the most work and knew what products would help alleviate those problems. She started with a sweet cherry brightening enzyme peel, a completely organic mask by Naturopathica. After a full facial massage using scrubs, creams, and moisturizers, she massaged my face and upper body with hot stones.
The Great Jones Spa pride themselves in using fully organic products for a number of their services. Most of these products are also available for sale to their customers so you too can take this spa experience home with you. Their products are naturally preserved unlike some products that call themselves fully organic, which are actually artificially preserved. Inga Zapara, general manager at the Great Jones Spa found that “a couple years ago people started talking about this left and right and requesting and researching fully organic spa products.”
The Great Jones Spa has been a step ahead of the game by using organic products since their first day in business seven years ago. Stop in for a French lavender manicure and pedicure that uses certified organic sugar-crystals and no synthetic dyes, a specially blended organic waxing, or a sweet cherry brightening enzyme peel facial. It’s no wonder their passion is “to inspire health and happiness through wholeness and balance.” And of course by using all natural products!
My facial was 60 minutes of pure bliss. The Great Jones Spa knows what they’re doing and uses completely organic products to get there. My skin felt smooth, clean, radiant, and hydrated due to the natural plant products used. I left invigorated and relaxed, and would absolutely recommend this spa to anyone.
Using organic products on your skin helps decrease the amount of the harmful chemicals your body takes in through your pores. Organic products, which use no synthetic chemicals during the manufacturing process, are safe for people with sensitive skin, irritable skin, and pregnant women.
By SAMANTHA ULLRICH