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In Therapy awarded Continent Winner: Australia and Oceania for the Best Beauty Salon.

World Luxury Spa and Restaurant Awards 2019

The World Luxury Spa and Restaurant Awards recognize establishments for world-class service excellence. Awards are presented on a country, regional, continental and global basis. Winners are selected by public vote online, providing true recognition that reflects the hard work and dedication exhibited by staff.

The winners of the annual World Luxury Spa and Restaurant Awards were announced in July 2019 at a glamorous event at The State Hermitage Museum Official Hotel in St. Petersburg, Russia. This was the fourth event of its kind and more than 200 guests flew in from around the world, representing more than 90 countries, 450 spas and 270 restaurants.

In Therapy were awarded Continent Winner: Australia and Oceania for the Best Beauty Salon.


‘We congratulate this year’s winners. True luxury is not easily attained. ‘ Many factors play a part in determining the winners – brand, location and overall guest satisfaction as fed back via online reviews, among others. It takes highly efficient and dedicated staff, who are willing to go the extra mile and stop at nothing to ensure that every guest feels cared for and no challenge goes unresolved. This is the definition of luxury. It is what makes the winners shine,” says World Luxury Awards Group Marketing Director Michael Hunter-Smith.

in therapy awarded continent winner: australia and oceania for the best beauty salon

The World Luxury Spa Awards gives recognition and thanks to the luxury spa industry.


Setting benchmarks in quality, innovation and service for spas around the globe and established as the world’s leading Awards initiative for luxury spas, the World Luxury Spa Awards sets the spotlight on our spas, attracting the attention of global spa-goers and industry experts. The World Luxury Spa Awards aim to encourage and raise service standards within the luxury spa industry.

Awards are presented to luxury spas in 32 different categories on a country, regional, continent and global basis. Voting is based on service excellence and is cast by spa guests. Spas will receive voting information and will be required to conduct voting campaigns in order to promote their participation amongst guests. To provide luxury spas with well-deserved recognition based upon votes from guests.

Providing spas with extra credibility and give staff the recognition, they deserve.

Backed by substantial marketing and promotional campaigns, the World Luxury Spa Awards promotes its participants on a global scale by means of an online spa profile, featuring in the Ultimate Spa Guide and media coverage as well as networking opportunities with our established sponsors and partners. To ultimately raise service standards within the luxury spa industry.

Voting period will be 1 April 2019 – 28 April 2019 and we will contact you beforehand on how you can support us and vote.

The State Hermitage Museum Official Hotel will host The World Luxury Spa Awards gala celebration on 6 July 2019.


Understanding Skincare

understanding skincare

When choosing the right skin care solution it is important to understand what your ultimate goal is. In the past skincare has been more about relaxation than skin correction simply because technology was not as advanced or results driven as it is now. Actives focused on hydration and nourishment and not skin function and cellular optimisation. As a result of international innovation and medical contribution our choices are many hence understanding the different categories of skincare is integral.

This is the category that most of us know and use when we don’t know any better. Cosmetics are normally luxe (price ranges from $5.00 – $500+ a product), they feel beautiful (because they are laden with silicone), smell great (because they have added fragrance and colour) and have a hint of active ingredients (so that they can make claims of being much more than they could ever truly honour). These products are packaged in gorgeous bottles and jars and are more often than not endorsed by a paid five star celebrity (that we know can’t be using the brand if he or she looks as amazing as they do). These products are sold over the counter because they are safe. They are safe because there isn’t much of anything in them and nothing can go wrong. Beautiful to use but no skin benefit here. Oh and beware of these brands many use high levels of silica, mineral oil, petroleum, parabens, SLS …just to name a few.

Cosmeceuticals refers to the combination of cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. Cosmeceuticals are cosmetic products with biologically active ingredients purporting to have medical or drug-like benefits. Dermatological research suggests that the bioactive ingredients used in cosmeceuticals have benefits beyond the traditional moisturizer. So what we are hearing here is that unlike cosmetics that have insignificant levels of actives cosmeceuticals are the first category of skincare that can make a skin difference. Whilst they may look and feel like a cosmetic they tend to have the nasties removed (some better than others) and they use the right amount of active ingredients that can make a visible skin difference. Cosmeceutical treatments are indulgent and relaxing without compromising on results.

Cosmedics / Cosmedicals
Cosmedics is the acknowledgement of medical science and its entry into skin treatment as recent as only the last couple of years. Through medical research scientists have discovered, developed and engineered active ingredients, peptides and antioxidants that have the ability to retain and regain normal skin function and cell optimization.
Furthermore the discovery of biomimetic bases and peptides as well as the encapsulation of active ingredients ensures optimum delivery of these ingredients at cellular level. Cosmedics isn’t skincare rather skin medicine. Unlike cosmetics, cosmedics requires a skin expert to tailor a personal skin health prescription for every skin, this will ensure the skin has a chance to acclimatize to the actives and avoid sensitisation.

Cosmedics may cause visible responses in the skin all part and parcel of an “active” medical grade action. Cosmeceutical and Cosmedics have been developed to combat the five major causes of aging. Without an active approach these five causes and their domino effect would be left untreated and ultimately lead to deterioration of skin health, ultimately resulting in compromised skin function, cellular activity and visible aging.
We are fortunate enough to live in a world of advanced technology and medical breakthroughs allowing us to age proof our skin and kick aging to the curb. Thank you for trusting Australia’s most sophisticated skin care brand – in return we give you confidence, healthy, youthful and radiant skin!


In Therapy announced as finalists
for the 2018 Australian Beauty Industry Awards

abia finalist

Thank you to all our loyal clients for your continued support. We are very proud and humbled to once again be nominated for these prestigious awards in categories listed below.

Representing the highest accolade within the industry and honouring the best of the best the ABIA’s have cemented themselves as the benchmark of excellence being the most coveted accolade in the industry today.

A strong panel of business and industry experts from all over Australia were the judges for the 7th Annual Australian Beauty Industry Awards.

Winners of the 2018 Australian Beauty Industry Awards will be announced at the gala extravaganza on Sunday 9th September, held at The Star, Sydney, following Beauty Expo Australia. This annual event is known as the Oscars of the Beauty Industry.

The best salons and spas in the country are recognised as winners of their states in two size levels; 4 treatment rooms or less and 5 treatment rooms or more. The two overall Australian Winners will also be announced on the night chosen from the State winners and based on judging points.

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