SLOW Cosmetics at Aleenta Hua Hin, Thailand
The first single-use plastic free hotel group in Asia, the AKARYN Hotel group is extending its forward-thinking approach to organic beauty. As the SLOW beauty movement sweeps the world, Aleenta Hua Hin, located on the golden sand stretch of Pak Nampran Bay, Thailand has embraced this trend with the introduction of their SLOW (Sustainable, Local, Organic and Wellness) cosmetics philosophy. Using a true ‘farm-to-facial’ approach to wellness, Aleenta Hua Hin now relies on completely natural and organic ingredients, many of which are grown on their own farm – in everything from the cosmetics used in the Ayurah Spa to the delectable food served daily.
The soul of the resort is the luxurious Ayurah Spa, offering an oasis of tranquillity and holistic therapies, relying on freshly picked ingredients grown for their unique health and healing benefits on the resorts own 3,300sqm organic farm. Over 25 varieties of herbs, fruits and vegetables such as ginger, lemongrass, mint and ylang ylang are used to create bespoke spa products and aromatherapy selections for guests, based on their individual needs and preferences. All ingredients are GMO-free and made without any parabens or petrochemicals, ensuring a totally natural spa experience designed to heal, relax and rejuvenate.
Performed by Aleenta Hua Hin’s highly trained team of massage experts, health practitioners, yoga masters, reflexologists and healers, highlights of the SLOW inspired spa treatments include the ‘Ayurah Natural Facial’, which uses Aleenta’s ancient beauty ritual of natural herbs and vegetables to re-energize the skin and enhance a younger looking complexion. Also available are healing massage therapies to encourage blood circulation and improve muscle tone, body polish treatments to deeply exfoliate the skin with salts and plant-based oils, as well as authentic Thai healing treatments using steamed Thai herbal pouches directly from the resorts on-site farm. Here, guests are invited to discover how Thai herbs can enhance their mind, body and spirit as ancient therapies are combined with contemporary practices.
Adding to their sense of wellbeing, guests can re-nourish after their spa experience in the Aleenta Restaurant and enjoy farm-to-fork, modern Thai and international cuisine, where delicious dishes of exotic flavours are served using only the freshest ingredients from both the Aleenta farm and local organic producers. Described as ‘anti-fast-food’, the SLOW food movement is about celebrating locally sourced organic produce which are rich in fibre and low in fat.
Embracing the importance of giving something back to the community and promoting healthy, eco-conscious living, Aleenta Hua Hin adopts a locavore approach where everything is sourced within 30km of the resort in order to reduce carbon footprint. The resort also offers a Farmer’s Market experience every week, allowing the local community to take home fresh fruit, homemade bread and vegetables to enjoy.
Aleenta Hua Hin Resort & Spa in Pranburi is a boutique luxury resort and spa made up of 25 unique residences, most with private pool and all located within steps of the beach and striking views of the Gulf of Thailand. Ideally situated in peaceful Pranburi, Aleenta Hua Hin is only 2.5 hour drive south of Bangkok and provides the perfect oceanside slice of heaven to truly SLOW down the soul.