Friday, April 21, 2006

Pamper Mum at Kinara

This year, for Mother’s Day, give Mom the ultimate gift of getting primped and pampered like a celebrity at West Hollywood’s most sought after rest and relaxation destination for Hollywood’s elite, Kinara Spa. Don’t spend hours strolling through the mall trying to find that typical Mother’s Day gift. A customized Kinara Gift Certificate is sure to be a hit at the brunch table that Mom can use toward a custom spa treatment, at Kinara Cadeaux boutique or Kinara Café. Kinara Gift Certificates make the perfect indulging gift that will please the body and soul.

Olga Lorencin-Northrup, co-owner of Kinara and esthetician to the stars, makes personal recommendations for ideal Mother’s Day treatments:

To get that ultimate motherly glow, Lorencin-Northrup recommends Kinara’s signature Red Carpet Facial. This customized facial’s ingredients are tailored to skin’s needs including a skin analysis, custom herbal steam or pack, deep pore cleansing, exfoliation, relaxing face, neck, and shoulder massage, muscle firming treatment, custom blended mask, antioxidant treatment for hands and custom blended moisturizer. This treatment also utilizes amino acids to gently exfoliate, brighten and smooth skin without side effects. After very light extractions, a blue algae mask is applied to deeply hydrate. A serum of caviar or green tea extracts puts a finishing touch on this beautifying treatment. Fifty-five minutes: $150

Growing up, the touch of Mom’s skin is what comforted us most. Kinara’s Bora Bora Body Scrub is a deeply relaxing total body treatment that leaves skin feeling incredibly smooth and silky. This Bora Bora Scrub begins with an invigoration of the skin to increase blood flow using a combination of brushes and hand techniques. The carefully blended scrub mixtures of Hawaiian Brown Sugar, sea salt, kelp, and essential oils of Sandalwood, Cedar wood and Mandarin are applied with loofahs to gently and thoroughly exfoliate skin from head to toe. After the scrub, Vichy showers cascade warm water over the entire body, gently rinsing exfoliants and dead skin cells away. Specially formulated moisture-rich creams are then applied with a gentle massage to reinvigorate the new skin layers. Perfect for regenerating fatigued skin. Fifty-five minutes: $110

The ideal complement to the Bora Bora Body Scrub is the intensive and effective treatment of the Shea Butter Wrap, designed to detoxify, cleanse and hydrate skin. This super-hydrating wrap improves elasticity and suppleness to the skin. It is excellent for overstressed, overexposed and post-pregnancy skin. The specially formulated blend of African shea butter and aloe comfrey solution leave skin with a revitalized, refreshed, silky, and radiant glow. Fifty minutes: $120

To give Mom the ultimate Mother’s Day gift that she will be sure to remember, a Gift Certificate the Island Serenity treatment package will give her five-hours of the deepest relaxation and indulgence. The Island Serenity package includes the South Seas Soak, an aromatic bath with tropical fruits enzymes in combination with sandalwood, cedar wood and mandarin oil creating a fragrant bath rich in antioxidants, Bora Bora Scrub, Custom Massage to suit your desires, Kinara Custom Facial with ingredients custom blended per skin type, VIP Manicure using alpha hydroxy acids, phospholipids, Vitamin E and Squalane to deeply penetrate cuticles and hands, VIP Pedicure using AHAs, marine extracts, mineral salts and the finest essential oils to exfoliate, nourish and smooth rough, dry skin. Mom can also enjoy lunch and beverages anytime with the Island Serenity treatment. Five-hours: $565

Now that Mom’s had her day at the spa, she can stroll through the Kinara Cadeaux, where she can take a piece of her spa treatment home with her, taking her back to Kinara Spa heaven whenever she pleases. To extend Mom’s spa-glow, Lorencin-Northrup recommends Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse, a sublimating golden dry oil created to be a modern beauty enhancer without being a cosmetic. This luxurious multi-purpose golden dry oil brings radiance to the skin and a glossy shine to hair. Quick to apply with an ideal beauty intensifier that combines the skin care moisturizing benefits of Huile Prodigieuse (nourishing, repairing, moisturizing, soothing), with an added subtle sheen to the face, décolleté, shoulders, arms, and legs. Leaves no sticky residue on the skin and safe for fine evening attire, providing subtle tanning effects and leaves hair with a lustrous shine. The result? Mom glows like a goddess. Price: $39

Mom can take her body scrub treatment home with Kinara Cadeaux’s Pure Fiji Starfruit Sugar Rub, an exotic mingling of floral notes and tropical fruit with a hint of the fresh sweetness of apple. This natural exfoliating and moisturizing treatment is formulated with fresh sugar cane crystals, containing naturally occurring alpha hydroxy to gently buff away dry skin cells, polishing the body clean and unclog pores. Added to this formula are the deep moisturizing powers of cold pressed virgin coconut oil and exotic nut extracts to nourish, hydrate and protect the skin, leaving it glowing and healthy. Price: $42

Kinara Gift Certificates are presented in signature Kinara packaging. Certificates can be made out for any dollar amount or for specific treatments and packages and are redeemable at the Kinara Spa, Kinara Café or Kinara Cadeaux. Gift Certificates can be purchased at Kinara, ordered online at, or by calling the spa at 1-800-370-8268.

Kinara consists of a day spa, café and boutique located in West Hollywood’s design district at 656 North Robertson Boulevard. A favorite of celebrities and LA’s most powerful complexions, it is a refuge open to all who seek nurturing experiences and better skin. Kinara Skincare products are exclusively distributed at the K inara Skin Care Clinic and online at To make an appointment, call 310-657-9188.