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August 22 2014

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Diamond Dolls

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There are a few things about star-studded award galas that always remain constant. The (borrowed) rocks will be big, and celebrities’ pores will be small as they take their turn on the red carpet. The right jewelry and the right facial can be the difference between winding up on a best-dressed list and becoming fodder for the fashion police, so it shouldn’t be that surprising that H.Stern and Natura Bisse have teamed up for awards season. Their first stop: the Agua Spa at London’s Sanderson Hotel, where the renowned jewelry company and the Spanish beauty brand have devised a crystal-encrusted complexion-boosting treatment to help Britain’s best actors prep for the BAFTAs this weekend. The Natura Bisse Diamond Ice Facial is based around marine DNA from the aquatic crustacean Artemia salina, that, when infused with energy, has an active property that creates a next-level lifting effect. The experience also involves three targeted massages and the application of very, very cold quartz crystals to power the lifting mechanism (therein lies the ice bit). The best part? Once you pass the array of precious gems on display at the pampering haven, you enter a treatment room equipped with an air pod—a giant tent with 99.9995 percent flowing air. “The tent has been used for ages by athletes. Rafael Nadal has used it after intense matches to clear his system,” explains Elena Serra, communications director of Natura Bisse. “People often confuse air with an oxygen treatment or a hyperbaric chamber, but it’s not—it is just pure air, which after years of research we discovered accelerates the benefits of the facial by aiding the formulation of collagen and elastin. Air also helps to improve concentration, circulation, and respiration.” Apart from Rafa, Beyoncé, January Jones, and Rachel Bilson have all visited the “bubble,” as the destination is called, and other high-profile celebs will get their chance at the end of the month; the H.Stern/Natura Bisse bubble road show is Oscar-bound. A-listers, make your appointments now.

Photo: Courtesy of Natura Bisse

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