The True Spoon Travels: Ojai Valley Inn & Spa

February 8, 2017

Sometimes we all need a break from the rat race, relaxing in a tranquil space is a necessary part of true self care. This weekend I had the opportunity to get out of the city and indulge in the tranquility of the gorgeous Ojai Valley Inn & Spa. The Ojai Valley Inn & Spa is a historic California destination nestled in the bohemian enclave of Ojai, this luxurious retreat that has been one of California’s most revered destinations since opening in 1923.

The service at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa is unparalleled, the welcoming staff accounted for every detail of my luxurious stay. From the golf cart room escort to the spa tour, the highly skilled staff allowed me to relax and completely let go of my predisposition to over complicate my life. My fireplace room was beautiful and had the most comfortable bed on earth, perfect preparation for my spa experience. After my deep sleep I made my way to the expansive spa where I experienced a heavenly fifty minute moisturizing Osea facial.

My estitician Lara explained that she would be assessing my skin and creating a custom treatment plan consisting of specific Osea exfoliants, masks, and serums. Lara informed me that I have sensitive skin and I always thought that I had oily skin! Lara educated me about how sensitive skin can easily be imbalanced due to over stripping, therefore producing more oil than normal. Luckily Lara had access to an arsenal of Osea products to balance my skin.

Osea is a non toxic, gluten free, vegan, and non gmo skincare line primarily based on a trio of seaweeds sourced in the pristine waters of Patagonia. Osea uses the highest quality of ingredients to nurture your skin the way healthy food nurtures your body. Lara used a balancing cleanser, exfoliant, white algae mask, vitamin sea serum and a bevy of other Osea products to balance my sensitive skin. When I left the spa my face felt like silk, the seaweed complex hydrated my skin more effectively than any products I’ve ever tried. Of course I had to get lunch at the spa cafe on my way out. The spa cafe sources local produce whenever possible and offers up some of the freshest plant based menu items I’ve ever seen at a hotel. I highly suggest the macro bowl and the homemade mustard vinaigrette. I left the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa fully rejuvenated, body and mind. I can’t wait to continue my Osea skincare routine to maintain a little tranquility every day.

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