Bodycare

The New Modern Alchemy Collection

Sacred rituals and ancient wisdom, reimagined for modern day souls

Inspired by ancient global traditions and a collective desire for a greater sense of connection and compassion; to ourselves, to others and to the natural world. Modern Alchemy fuses ancestral wisdom, sacred rituals and revered ingredients with powerful actives, harmonising therapies and transformative results to create something truly precious. A deeply sensorial collection of restorative rituals that realign the delicate balance between skin, body and mind, a luxury to cherish in today’s modern world.

What is Alchemy?

“a seemingly magical process of transformation, creation and combination”

An ancient practice sworn to secrecy and filled with mystery, Alchemy was historically a type of medieval chemistry that focused on transforming ordinary substances into gold, ‘seeming like magic’ within medieval chemistry and tales. Since then, Alchemy has gained a rich history as it has woven into different cultures across the world and lives in the heart of traditional practices and sacred rituals. Rooted in the philosophy that everything holds spiritual properties, Alchemists attempt to purify ingredients, creating an elixir of mystery. They take something ordinary and transform it into something extraordinary, sometimes in a way that cannot always be explained…

ESPA explore the beauty of this unexplained, mysterious philosophy, and take solace in higher concepts and deeper, spiritual journeys that humans seek for. In the current climate of uncertainty, people are hungry for a deeper sense of connection, with themselves, each other and some form of universe, the divine or spirit.

Inspired by the harmonising rituals of ancient Ayurvedic Healing, Chinese Medicine and Shamanic practices, this experiential collection takes you on a sensual journey of transformative textures and self-care rituals for holistic rejuvenation of skin, body and mind. As humans, we desire a greater sense of connection and compassion and as a direct response to this, ESPA have carefully formulated the new Modern Alchemy Collection.

The Cleansing Milk

Partake in the divine ritual of purification

As the ultimate salute to self, this luxurious cream to oil formulation transforms into a sensuous, cocooning and gently cleansing lipid. Melt away impurities as you sink into a warm bath or shower, and watch the formula transform into a rich milk as it releases the precious essential oils. Skin is left feeling satin soft, purified and nourished. Allow an aromatic blend of grounding Ylang Ylang, Sandalwood and Vetiver to help soothe skin, body and mind.

How to use:

Using your hands to gently smooth the cleansing milk over dry skin in circular movements, breathing slowly and deeply before sinking your body into a warm bath or spiritual shower.

95% agree that after application, the product left their skin feeling smooth.*

*Independent user trials 2019, results based on 60 people over 2 weeks.

The Purifying Polish

A transformative balm for your cleansing ritual

This creamy, exfoliating balm is inspired by ancient purification ceremonies. It transforms into a deeply cleansing polish as it gently buffs, hydrates and smooths skin. Use this transformative balm as part of your cleansing ritual to help restore mind and body, and leave skin feeling smooth and glowing with luminosity. Allow an aromatic blend of grounding Ylang Ylang, Sandalwood and Vetiver to help soothe skin, body and mind.

How to use:

Begin your ritual with your hands, smooth the balm onto dry skin using fluid, circular movements travelling slowly and with intention across your body, breathing in the nurturing aroma before washing away under a shower of warm water. If product gets into your eyes, rinse thoroughly with warm water.

100% of people agree that after application, this product left their skin feeling soft.*

*Independent user trials 2019, results based on 54 people over 2 weeks.

The Anointing Bath & Body Oil

A precious oil inspired by traditional anointing rituals

This precious oil is inspired by traditional anointing rituals, blended from pure, potent plant oils used for centuries in deeply soulful rituals of bathing and self-anointing. For a sensual bathing ritual, pour the formula under warm running water and immerse yourself into the bath, close eyes and inhale deeply the intoxicating aroma. On emerging from your bath, the precious oils will coat your skin leaving it anointed with nourishing oils.  Can also be used in micro-meditation rituals, wrist anointing, morning inhalations and scalp massage.Allow an aromatic blend of grounding Ylang Ylang, Sandalwood and Vetiver to ground skin, body and mind.

How to use:

Begin your ritual by setting your intention on the power of emotional and physical reconnection. Anoint your skin with 2-3 drops of this nurturing, aromatic blend and massage in long firm strokes, or pour it under warm running water and luxuriate in a sensual bath. If product gets into your eyes, rinse thoroughly with warm water.

95% agree that after bathing the product left skin feeling nourished and supple.*

*Independent user trials 2019, results based on 60 people over 2 weeks.

The Nourishing Balm

Nurture and enrich your skin with this deeply restorative balm

This nurturing, relaxing and restorative balm is deeply nourishing and leaves the skin beautifully soft and enriched. The divine balm texture melts to the warmth of your touch and transforms into a rich oil. This product can be used morning or evening before you shower or bath as a balancing massage ritual and can also be applied after cleansing to seal in moisture. Feel the texture transforms from the gelled balm into a cushiony oil and become more content, connected and comfortable with your body. Allow an aromatic blend of grounding Ylang Ylang, Sandalwood and Vetiver to ground skin, body and mind.

How to use:

Begin your ritual after bathing, warm the balm between your palms, bringing them to your face and slowly inhaling three times, allowing the nurturing aromatic oils to ground you, before smoothing your hands in long sweeping strokes over damp skin to preserve precious moisture.

100% of people agree that after application, areas of dry, rough skin appeared smoothed.*

*Independent user trials 2019, results based on 60 people over 2 weeks.

The Hydrating Lotion

Experience a veil of luxurious hydration

 This delicate hydrating milk is inspired by ancient practices of massaging away tension. Anoint your skin with its intensely nourishing formula and massage in circular motions to gently calm skin, body and mind. Upon use, the milk creates a veil of luxurious hydration to soften and protect skin. Let the aroma surround you while you breathe deeply. The holistic blends of sacred elements revered by ancient wisdom for their skin loving properties will provide complete care for your skin. Allow an aromatic blend of grounding Ylang Ylang, Sandalwood and Vetiver to ground skin, body and mind.

How to use:

Begin your ritual warming the milk between your palms, bring them to your face and slowly inhale three times, allowing the nurturing aromatic oils to ground you before you gently massage onto your body in smooth, circular movements.

95% of people agree that after application, the product left skin feeling instantly nourished.*

*Independent user trials 2019, results based on 59 people over 2 weeks.

The Grounding Crystals

Delve into your own ancient bathing ritual to purify skin, body and mind

 A beautifully soothing salt soak inspired by ancient traditions that harnessed the power of minerals and water to re-energise and purify, the delicate detoxifying pink crystals leave skin feeling soft, nourished and deeply cleansed while an aromatic blend of Ylang Ylang, Ginger and Vetiver grounds the body, mind and soul. Salt and Water have been used for centuries to purify both body and mind. Soaking in a bath full of salt is like bathing in an ocean of energy as your body resonates with the natural frequency of Himalayan and Epsom minerals, which help cleanse and comfort aching muscles.

For an aura cleansing bathing ritual to soothe and restore, sprinkle 2 -3 scoops of salt soak into the tub and submerge your body into the warm water, Soak for about 20-30 minutes and while you do so, make it your intention to let go of all negativity. Allow an aromatic blend of grounding Ylang Ylang, Sandalwood and Vetiver to ground skin, body and mind.

How to use:

Begin your ritual by sprinkling crystals into a warm bath and swirl through the water, watching them dissolve, breathe in their nurturing aroma and make it your intention to let go of any negativity as you sink your body into the fragrant water. Can also be used as a soothing foot bath to revive tired legs or a softening hand soak before an indulgent manicure.

95% agree that after use, skin feels cleaner without feeling stripped of precious moisture.*

*Independent user trials 2019, results based on 60 people over 2 weeks.

At ESPA we seek to give you an unforgettable and other-worldly experience, as you partake in a Modern Alchemy journey.

Thank you for reading.



Grace Kinirons

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