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SPA GSWS unveils 2013 programme

Te Global Spa & Wellness Summit (GSWS)

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announced the daily pro- gramme and keynote speaker lineup for its annual confer- ence, taking place between 5-7 October in New Delhi, India. The 2013 conference will

feature several firsts, including an inaugural Global Wellness Tourism Congress (GWTC), the release of research on the global wellness tourism mar- ket from SRI international and six global forums on industry sub-sectors. De di c at ed ses s ions

Virgin partners with Dr Hauschka for airport spas

Virgin Atlantic’s customers are now able to take advantage of Dr Hauschka prod- ucts in four of its Clubhouse spas before and aſter flights. Dr Hauschka products have been made

available in Virgin Atlantic Clubhouses at Heathrow (x2), Gatwick and JFK in New York. Te product was first introduced at JFK Airport in March and was successful to the point that the brand – which was originally formulated in 1960 – has been rolled out to Virgin’s UK Clubhouses. Details:

Te Dalai Lama is scheduled to speak at the GSWS event in New Delhi

for destination, hotel, hot spring and hydrothermal spas will take place during the summit in addition to sessions on spa retail and spa education, representing the first time global leaders from these sub-sectors have gathered to strategise on how to best solve their biggest challenges.

Te GSWS has been running annually

since 2007 and brings together leaders and visionaries to positively shape the future of the global spa and wellness industries. Previous locations have included New York, Bali, Interlaaken, Istanbul and Aspen. Details:

Study links lack of sleep to skin ageing

A recent study analysing the effects of sleep on skin quality has found that poor sleepers had increased signs of skin ageing and also experienced slower

recover y f rom

environmental stressors such as ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Te study, entitled Effects

of Sleep Quality on Skin Ageing and Function was commissioned by Estée Lauder and carried out by University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio, US. Skin functions as an

Beauty treatments will be on offer from £5

Tesco branches out into yoga and beauty treatments

One of Tesco’s largest stores has unveiled a new shopping and leisure destination following a major renovation. The transformation project at the

Watford Tesco Extra includes a community space that customers can use free of charge for events such as yoga, baby gym and cookery classes. The store also houses a nail bar in a

revamped Health & Beauty department, offering beauty treatments from £5. Other facilities include a pharmacy and a Nutri- Centre. Details:

Poor quality sleepers were also found to have a higher Body Mass Index

important barrier from external stressors such as environmental toxins and sun-induced DNA damage. Te research team set out to determine if skin function and appearance is also impacted by sleep quality. The study involved 60 pre-menopausal

women between the ages of 30 and 49, with half of participants falling into the poor qual- ity sleep category. Poor sleepers also had worse assessment of

their own skin and facial appearance. Te researchers found significant differences

between good and poor quality sleepers. Using the SCINEXA skin ageing scoring system, poor quality sleepers showed increased signs


of intrinsic skin ageing including fine lines, uneven pigmentation and slackening of skin and reduced elasticity. In this system, a higher score means a more

aged appearance. Te average score in the good quality sleepers was 2.2 versus 4.4 in poor qual- ity sleepers. Te researchers found that good quality sleepers recovered more efficiently from stressors to the skin. Recovery from sunburn was more slug-

gish in poor quality sleepers, with erythema (redness) remaining higher over 72 hours, indicating that inflammation is less efficiently resolved. Details:

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New Asia-inspired day spa opens in Bournemouth

A new Asia-inspired day spa has opened in the south of England on the Bournemouth coast. Te Oceana Day Spa, created by Oceana

Hotels, offers a selection of relaxing facials, massages and beauty treatments from Asia. Sitting just outside Bournemouth in a cliff top location, overlooking Bournemouth bay, the spa offers five treatment rooms, including a group treatment room and relaxation room. Te day spa uses Wella, Zoya and Babor products. Details:

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