Because everyone needs a little pampering now & then right?

Recently I was lucky enough to be invited to the Zayna Spa at the Grand Millennium Hotel here in Abu Dhabi to try out some of their new Elemis treatments (yay!). With Elemis being a cruelty free brand (no animal testing), after a long week it was safe to say I was more than happy to check out the spa.

The spa itself is gorgeous, especially when you first enter, it is very peaceful & has a beautiful zen interior & feel to it. The spa rooms are absaloutly amazing, with plenty of space, nice decor & spacious showers.

Not all of the products by Elemis are vegan, so prior to my visit I contacted Elemis directly who were more than happy to supply me with a list of their non-vegan products (at bottom of the post). The staff at Zayna Spa were very knowledgeable when it came to their products & were more than happy to let me pick out the vegan products from my little list & make swaps where needed.

My pamper session began with a consultation before a (much-needed) full body massage. The consultation felt very personable & I got to customize the massage so to speak by asking the therapist to focus on particular areas. Next we moved onto a facial, which was probably my fav part of the night, purely because the Elemis products left my skin absolutely glowing. I think I am definitely going to buy the flash balm & the toner!

The vegan products used for my Elemis facial

To end my spa treatment, I had a full body scrub with the Elemis Lime Scrub which was great. After showing my skin really did feel silky smooth & I smelled very fresh & citrusy – like a relaxed little margarita – I think I might buy the scrub too – it was just so refreshing.

The VIP/Couples spa rooms have amazing big baths

Both the treatments & the service were great & I really appreciated having a knowledgeable therapist. More often than I would like, I have enquired at other spas about products & ingredients to be told ‘we don’t know’ – it can be a bit of a headache to say the least lol.

So, if you are looking for a vegan (or just a fab) spa treatment I would definitely recommend checking this place out! Happy Monday! Jess xx

Here is a list of Elemis products which are not suitable for vegans:

“Dear Jess,

Thank you for your query with regards to ELEMIS products in relation to ingredients effecting Vegans.

Elemis specialises in natural caring ingredients of the highest quality. We do not use animal derived ingredients, however some of our products do contain ingredients commonly known as animal bi-products; these include Honey, Milk Protein, Milk Lipids, Egg Yolk Protein and Beeswax.

ELEMIS products that contain Honey, Milk Protein, Milk Lipids, Egg Yolk Protein and Beeswax

• Absolute Oxygen Skin Calm Booster Serum (Professional Only)
• Pro-Collagen Quartz Lift Peel off Mask (Professional Only)
• Daily Redness Solution
• Exotic Cream Moisturising Mask

Milk Protein & Milk Lipids:
• Amino Active Mask (Professional Only)
• Lime and Ginger Hand and Body Wash
• Pro-Collagen Lifting Treatment Neck and Bust
• Sharp Shower and Bath Gel
• Skin Nourishing Body Cream
• Skin Nourishing Body Scrub
• Skin Nourishing Hand and Body Lotion
• Skin Nourishing Milk Bath
• Skin Nourishing Shower Cream
• Total Glow Self Tanning Cream
• Wild Lavender Hand and Body Wash

Egg Yolk Protein:
• Absolute Oxygen Skin Calm Booster Serum (Professional Only)
• Absolute Vita C Harmony Booster Serum (Professional Only)
• Soothing Chamomile Cleanser

• Daily Redness Solution
• Lip Revive
• Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm
• Pro-Collagen Lifting Treatment Neck and Bust
• Pro-Radiance Cream Cleanser
• Skin Buff
• Treat Your Feet Foot Cream

I do hope you enjoy your spa evening and having treatments featuring our products,if you do require any further assistance please do not hesitate to contact me further.”