Villa Cora announces an exclusive partnership with
Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella, Florence
As from next fall, Villa Cora, the exclusive city resort in Florence, will be using the products of the historical Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella, founded in Florence in 1612, for its exclusive spa treatments.
The charm of the elegant Florentine residence perfectly matches the age-old tradition of one of the oldest pharmacies in the world and the knowledge of 13th century monks, creating an exclusive partnership in the name of luxury and mental-physical well-being.
The beauty treatments offered in partnership with Officina use exclusively natural, high-quality products and are inspired to a "Florentine quality", which is the distinctive feature that is common to the history of both partners.
The Spa Manager Patrizia Gallo and the Spa's highly-skilled professional staff are at the entire service of the Hotel guests, to deliver customized well-being experiences.
The Santa Maria Novella treatments include four "signature treatments" with aromatic herbs, moisturising oils and pure essential oils:
A combination of body treatments that uses the exclusive "Dust of Iris" extracted from the iris that grows spontaneous on the Tuscan hills.
The extract has a marvellous regenerating effect on skin. The treatment gives new life to skin and makes it younger and fresher with a long-lasting effect.
The treatment pays homage to Princess Eugenia, who used to live at the villa and was very fond of roses, which are still present in more than one hundred varieties in the garden that surrounds the villa. This body moisturising ritual includes a delicate exfoliation followed by the application of regenerating creams and oils enriched with cabbage rose extract, with its renowned revitalizing properties.
Grape seed ritual
Red wine has always been considered the nectar of eternal youth thanks to its high content of antioxidants and vitamins that contrast the ageing effects of external factors. This 2-step treatment includes an exfoliant that stimulates blood circulation and eliminates impurities, followed by a revitalizing massage.
The biological extra virgin olive oil treatment is especially suited for dry or dehydrated skin and uses a selected "liquid gold" that comes from the Tuscan hills, applied and massaged by expert hands to improve the elasticity of skin, which will immediately look more tonic, compact and bright.