I have written about ila-spa before and now I’m a huge fan. Their luxury skincare and spa range is made in the Cotswolds using only the finest natural plant and mineral ingredients, wild-harvested in remote, untainted regions by artisan producers who value traditional, sustainable practices.
We all need to take a little time out for ourselves so I decided to treat myself to some products to create the perfect spa and pamper evening in the comfort of my home.
Start off by setting the mood and creating a relaxing and peaceful space. I light my favourite aromatherapy candles and place them around the bathroom to create soothing, ambient light and fill the space with a relaxing aroma. Some tranquil music also helps set the mood.
My pamper evening skin routine starts with cleansing my skin followed by using….
ila Face Scrub For Glowing Radiance 50g
Subtle and enveloping, this special little organic face scrub gives a true energetic uplift to your face, leaving your skin supple and glowing. It’s gentle enough for regular use so you can cleanse, soften and moisturise your skin to your heart’s content. Blemishes are sorted out in a jiffy, paving the way for all-out radiant skin.
- Cotswolds Honey absorbs impurities and moisturises.
- Blackcurrant Exfoliator, rich in Omega 6, cleanses and softens.
- Damascena Rose Otto regenerates skin cells and reverses signs of ageing.
- Sandalwood treats blemishes and tones.
Mel, Ribes Nigrum (Blackcurrant) Exfoliator, Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Caprylyl Capryl Glucoside, Glyceryl Caprylate, Glycerin, Hydroxy Ethyl Cellulose, p-Anisic Acid, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Oil, *Citronellol, *Geraniol (*Allergens).
How to use:
Massage into damp face and neck. Leave for two to three minutes (to allow the honey and other ingredients to really get to work) before rinsing off.
Regular exfoliation is key to healthy, glowing skin and is a vital part of my routine. It helps to slough off dead, dry skin and unclog the pores which helps to prevent blackheads, whiteheads and acne.
I suffer from hyperpigmentation and dull skin so I like to exfoliate 2-3 times a week. The face scrub is amazing and now a firm favourite in my routine!
Let me start off by saying I love the vibrant colour from the blackcurrants and the gorgeous scent. The consistency is thick but it is easy to apply. As you massage it in, you feel the grittiness from the ground blackcurrants. It gently exfoliates without being harsh or scratchy on the skin.
The moisturising base of Cotswolds honey absorbs impurities, moisturises and softens the skin. It also contains Damascena Rose Otto to regenerate your skin cells and reverse the signs of ageing, whilst Sandalwood tones your skin and targets blemishes.
I love how clean and refreshed my skin feels after exfoliating. It’s like I’m starting on a clean slate with fresh skin cells. My skin feels softer, smoother and looks brighter. After exfoliating, my skin is prepped for the rest of my skincare products to penetrate deeper into my skin.
Next I apply a face mask. I mean nothing says ‘spa-time’ like a face mask!
ila Face Mask For Glowing Radiance 50g
A wonderful nurturing facial pick-me-up. This mineral-rich green clay mask is ace at restoring hydration, radiance and lustre. No inch of your face is left untreated with the minerals penetrating the deepest layers of your skin and tightening pores. The result? You leave glowing, bursting with life and loving the TLC you’ve just treated yourself to.
- Rose Stem Cells firm and smooth to decrease the natural ageing process.
- Argan Stem Cells provide elasticity, reduce wrinkle depth and help to accelerate the skin’s natural repair process.
- Ional Minerals and Trace Elements heal and nourish.
- Mineral Rich Clay – a hydrating clay, sundried in Southern Italy, provides skin with nourishment and moisture.
Illite, Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Aluminium Silicate, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil,Glycerin, Kaolin, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Rosa Damascena Leaf Cell Extract, Argania Spinosa Leaf Cell Extract, Santalum Album Oil, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, Pogostemon Cablin Leaf Oil, Citrus Aurantium Amara Flower Oil, Papaver Somniferum Seed Extract, Quartz, Glyceryl Caprylate, Sodium Levulinate, Sodium Anisate,Citric Acid, Citronellol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool, Farnesol.
How to use:
Apply to a cleansed face and neck for up to 15 minutes. Rinse away using warm water. Use 2-3 times per week. For a more intense treatment apply our Serum For Glowing Radiance to the skin and layer with the mask.
This mask has a relaxing flora scent and the consistency is thick but easy to apply with a mask brush. It doesn’t feel tight on the skin once applied. After 15 minutes I use a warm muslin cloth to remove the mask.
My skin is soft, smooth and radiant and feels more refreshed afterwards.
When I feel my skin needs a detox I switch up my mask routine with this…
ila Face Mask For Renewed Recovery 50g
Rich in bio-active nutrients and minerals from deep within the Amazon Rainforest, this gentle yet super nourishing Marajo River White Clay mask balances and brightens sensitive, oily or unbalanced complexions. Perfect for city living and jet lag, it’s the ultimate stress buster – renewing and restoring, detoxifying the skin, tightening pores and healing blemishes.
- Marapuama – a powerful adaptogenic to combat the effects of fatigue and stress on the skin restoring calmness and balance.
- Marajo River White Clay – imbued with a potent blend of ancient nutrients and minerals from deep within the mouth of the Amazon River to detoxify skin from modern day external aggressors, tighten pore, calm redness and blemishes whilst enriching and nourishing the complexion
- Maca balances and protects complexions.
Kaolin, Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Sodium Chloride, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, Spilanthese Acmella Flower Extract, P-Anisic Acid, Fagus Sylvaticus Bud Extract, Glyceryl Caprylate.
It’s a brilliant all-rounder, suitable for every skin type, balancing and brightening sensitive, oily and unbalanced complexions.
How to use:
Apply evenly onto a cleansed face and neck, avoiding the delicate eye area. Leave on the skin for up to 15 minutes. Rinse away using warm water. Use two to three times per week. For the best results, use one of our organic muslin cloths.
The scent is lovely and it has a thick consistency but is easy to apply with a face brush. Unlike the previous mask, it dries quite quickly once applied. However it doesn’t feel tight or make my face rigid and feels comfortable leaving it on for 15 minutes.
After 15 minutes it was easy to remove with a muslin cloth. It detoxifies, draws out impurities and balances my skin leaving it smoother and brighter.
The final step in my facial routine is to moisturise so I apply…
ila Night Cream for Glowing Radiance 50g
Now there is an even better reason to go to bed thanks to this transformative night cream. Working deeply with the body’s natural cycle to restore, replenish and revitalise skin, you won’t want to wake up from your slumber it’s so good. When you do, you’ll be singing for joy with your newly hydrated, flawless and radiant skin. All of your aging concerns will be gone, too.
- White Lily Stem Cells increase cell renewal, reducing dark spots and fine lines.
- Rose Stem Cells firm and smoothe to decrease the natural ageing process.
- Neroli Oil relaxes the nervous system.
- Rosehip Seed Oil – high in vitamin A and naturally occurring retinol – heals scar tissue and tightens the complexion.
- Royal Jelly rejuvenates and restores skin helping to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
Aqua, Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil, Cera Alba,Glycerin, Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter, Royal Jelly, Candelilla/Jojoba/Rice Bran Polyglyceryl-3 Esters, Glyceryl Stearate, Arachidyl Alcohol, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Oenothera Biennis Oil, Citrus Grandis Seed Extract, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Behenyl Alcohol, Arachidyl Glucoside, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Glyceryl, Caprylate, Rosa Damascena Leaf Cell Extract, Nymphaea Alba Leaf Cell Extract, Citrus Aurantium Amara Flower Oil, Xanthan Gum, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Flower Oil, Glucose,p-Anisic Acid, Citric Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Citronellol, Geraniol, Citral, Farnesol, Limonene, Linalool.
How to use:
Apply to a cleansed and toned face and neck at nightfall.
This is a truly luxurious night cream. It has a fluffy, rich and creamy texture with a gorgeous rose scent that lingers beautifully on the skin.
Combining a multitude of natural, skin-loving ingredients, it replenishes essential nutrients and revitalises the skin while you sleep. Stem cell extracts from rose and white lily stimulate cell renewal, to slow the natural ageing process of the skin and helping to diminish fine lines and dark spots. Royal jelly also helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles by deeply hydrating and restoring the skin leaving it soft and smooth. Rich neroli and rosehip oils help to heal the skin, diminishing the signs of acne scars and blemishes.
You only need a small amount, it absorbs easily into the skin without any greasy residue. It is deeply hydrating and leaves my skin silky soft, smooth and plump.
I wake up to refreshed, hydrated and radiant skin. It is quite a splurge but will last ages as a little goes a long way.
Finally after a warm relaxing bath I follow up with…
ila Body Oil For Inner Peace 100ml
Packed with essential oils, this body oil nurtures and nourishes. Applying it is like gently brushing your body with a feather. It gives a light auric protection. Nothing too heady, it is delicate but deep and effective, balancing dry, oily and irritated skin. Excellent to combat those grim days of low lying angst, it restores clarity and balance to skin and spirits while the delicate floral aroma helps to calm the soul.
• Sandalwood calms inflamed cells and stimulates wellness hormones.
• Ylang Ylang reduces nervous anxiety.
• Indian Sandalwood Oil hydrates and heals.
• Jasmine Oil nourishes skin, increases elasticity and relaxes the nervous system.
• Ylang Ylang Oil has a euphoric and sedative effect, helping alleviate anxiety, shock and fear.
• Argan and Rosehip Seed are rich in Vitamin A, omegas 3 6 and 9, and anti-inflammatory oleic acids which help fight wrinkles and heal scar tissue.
Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Jasminium Officinale Flower Oil, Santalum Spicata Wood Oil, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Benzyl Alcohol, Eugenol, Geraniol, Farnesol, Linalool, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Salicylate, Isoeugenol, Citral.
How to use:
Apply to dry or damp skin after showering or bathing (ideally with Bath Salts for Inner Peace) to balance dry, oily or irritated skin and enhance feelings of emotional wellbeing. Works beautifully as a massage oil, too.
I absolutely love this body oil as it contains some of my favourite essential oils. Jasmine has a warm, flora aroma that is uplifting and deeply relaxing. Sandalwood has a sweet and soothing woody aroma and is a powerful sedative that soothes the nervous system and relieves anxiety. Finally my favourite Ylang ylang with its intensely sweet, exotic floral aroma helps to relieve stress, calm the mind and uplift mood.
After a warm bath, I pour a small amount into my palms and deeply inhale before applying to damp skin. It feels luxurious and indulgent. The consistency is light, non-greasy and absorbs well. It softens and nourishes my skin, leaving it satiny soft and smooth with a lovely sheen.
This at-home spa routine melts away the day’s stresses and leaves me feeling pampered and relaxed.
Have you tried any of these products from ila-spa? I’d love to know your go-to spa at-home products.
Until next time,
Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored. I purchased these products and as always, this is my honest and unbiased review.