4 spa formulations: Treats from top to toe

From slimming to new sensory experiences, ingredients suppliers offer exciting spa-suitable concepts to demonstrate their latest ingredients and capabilities

Formulation 1

This Reviving Body Cocoon formulation from Gattefossé's archives contains Plurol Diisostearique CG, which, together with an unusually high amount of glycerine, allows the creation of a product that imparts a gentle warming effect upon massage.

Formulation 2

Diverse and surprising textures add to the sensory pleasure of a spa visit, or help amplify an at-home treatment. This Magic Cream to Milk skin care formulation from Evonik produces milk-like droplets on the skin for a pleasant consumer experience.


Intensively disperse magnesium stearate in phase A (Ultra-Turrax 24,000rpm, one minute) at room temperature. Mix ingredients of phase B step-by-step in the given order until it is clear. Add phase C to B and disperse with Ultra-Turrax at 20,500rpm for one minute at room temperature. Add phase BC into phase A at room temperature for two to three minutes with slow agitation (200rpm). Homogenise for two minutes at 1,100rpm.

Formulation 3

Svelte Body Relax is based around B-Shape GP, an active ingredient from Codif that boosts lipolytic activity to refine the contours of the body. It is aimed at redressing the negative effects a stressful lifestyle has on the body.


Heat B to 75°C while stirring. Add C. Emulsify at 1,500rpm for 15 mins. Add D. Emulsify (1,000rpm, five mins). Heat A to 75°C. Add to phase BCD. Emulsify (2,500rpm, ten mins). Add E and emulsify (2,500rpm, ten mins). At 35°C, add F one-by-one. Stir for 20 mins.

Formulation 4

Masks are a popular addition to the spa facial ritual and this Mousse-Mask Oil Balancer Gommage Mode, suggested by Provital Group and containing its Nelupure mattifying active ingredient, also ticks the novel texture box.

Featured Companies

Gattefossé (more information, website)
Provital (more information, website)
Evonik (more information, website)

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