6 March, 2014
Healing grapes
Urban spa in HK’s Noho district

Need a quick break from the city bustle?  Journey to the vineyards of Bordeaux at Caudalie’s urban spa on Gough Street in Central, Hong Kong.  Created by Mathilde and Bertrand Thomas in 1995, Caudalie’s products centre around the benefits of vines and grapes.  What’s great as well about Caudalie is that it donates 1% of its annual worldwide turnover to environmental associations through its membership of 1% for the Planet.  Initiatives supported by Caudalie include tree planting in the Andes Amazon as well as the protection of forests and endangered animals.  Inspired by the architecture of the family vineyard of Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte in Bordeaux, the storefront of Caudalie Hong Kong resembles the shape of a cellar while Bordeaux white stones from the Chateau can be found in the façade.  A rattan wall and grapevines can also be seen near the store window.  Once inside, we could smell the light fragrance of grapes from the scented candles and we were welcomed to try the various products at Caudalie at the welcoming Barrel Beauty Bar before we were guided upstairs for our facial.
To cure our dull and tired skin which was a bit dehydrated as well, we opted for the Vinoperfect Radiance Facial.  The treatment instantly made our face radiant and revitalized and our favorite part was the soothing and sculpting massage with warm and cool basalt stones.  Our therapist Ann first cleansed our face and neck of impurities using a gentle cleansing milk and toner.  After cleansing our face with warm towels and steam, she did a careful extraction.  She then massaged our face with hot and cold stones over essential oils which soaked right into our skin.  We dozed off into a deep relaxing sleep during this amazing massage.  The Vinoperfect line from Caudalie focuses on the benefit of viniferine which regulates melanin production to correct and prevent spots for a more even skin tone.  Ann then applied the gentle and effective Enzymatic Peel Mask.  This refreshing peel mask is excellent for tightening pores for fresh and glowing skin.  The treatment finished off with the Vinoperfect Radiance Serum, leaving our skin bright and moisturized without feeling oily.  We could smell the subtle scent of the serum which also has mint, caraway seeds and galbanum as we walked out with our skin feeling hydrated and fresh.
Caudalie is located at: No. 3 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong.  Tel: + 852-2319-1006.  For more information about Caudalie, visit:

By: Karry Lai


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