Organic facial you say? San Diego has you covered. From sandy-toed spiritual retreats to tranquil downtown oasises, these santuaries are not short on luxe organic products or addictive experienes.
Four Moons Spa
The energy and atmosphere of a spa is equally as important as the treatment itself, and Four Moons Spa in Encinitas comes up spades all around. The spa’s treatment rooms, nail pavilion, boutique and apothecary are joined by a sandy, coastal-inspired courtyard complete with dreamy daybeds for relaxing between treatments and a koi pond that adds an ethereal tranquility. The Four Moons Facial is a bespoke treatment that uses organic, plant-based Naturopathica products to hydrate, brighten or soothe, depending on what your skin needs on that day. Each treatment also incorporates energy work and the healing power of crystals — need we say more? The result is glowing skin, soothed nerves and an irrepressible desire to book another appointment on your way out. 40 min petite $85; 60 minutes $130; 75 minutes $150
Touted as one of the top wellness spas in San Diego, Eco Chateau is a haven for those in the know. And if you prefer a side of luxury with your good-for-you organic facial, then look no further than the Crème de la Crème. A gentle, non-acidic peel is combined with a 15-minute microdermabrasion session followed by a heavenly massage that helps to drive the powerful, plant-based brands 302 Skincare and COSMEDIX deep into the skin. Make time pre-treatment to enjoy the yoga sauna, which is exactly what it sounds like: a sauna with enough room to get in a few asanas with the added benefit of infrared heat. It only takes one visit and you’ll be hooked, but not to worry, they offer memberships. 75 min, $129
Girl On the Go! Night Spa
Tucked away amongst the coffee roasters, breweries and effervescently trendy eateries of Golden Hill (within a stone’s throw of the East Village) is the Girl on the Go! Night Spa. (We were hooked at “night spa” by the way.) The space is minimalist chic with enough girly touches (see must-have floral robes) to make you feel at home instantly. While the spa offers a variety of organic facials and body treatments, the must-do is the Green Goddess facial. During the treatment, only products that have 100% organic, cold-pressed ingredients are used, and every facial includes a skin analysis, cleansing, exfoliation, extractions, a customized mask, and a face, neck, shoulders, scalp and feet massage. Sold yet? No? Did we mention that they are open until 10pm Monday through Friday? Exactly. See you there. 60 min, $85; 75 min, $95; 90 min, $105
It’s no secret that we are Shop Good fangirls, and now that they are offering an array of must-try wellness facials we are practically stalkers. Top of our list? The CBD Wellness Facial that harnesses the power of San Diego-based Cordial Organics’ products. Specifically, the Nourish Facial Oil. The CBD is suspended in ultra-nourishing chia seed oil and is a miracle worker for hydration, reducing inflammation and soothing skin irritations. Mo, the on-staff esthetician/healer, is trained in massage therapy, Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine, and she integrates all of the modalities into every treatment. Be warned, there are so many wonderful products in the boutique you won’t be able to leave empty-handed. 75 min, $150
Do you have a favorite organic facial? Or maybe you have tried one of the spas above? Tell us all about it in the comments below!