Bliss skincare and beautiful spas represent the best of laid-back luxury and top-quality pampering without an attitude. Founded in 1996, Bliss was the brainchild of Marcia Kilgore – whose lifelong stuggles with acne and dry skin prompted her to find solutions that worked, and she began giving mini-facials to her friends with the ingredients she’d come to know and love. Fast forward to 2012 and throw in some scientific research and Bliss products are now regarded as some of the best in the business: products that work, with no frills, just a sense of humour and some serious results. Originally, the products were designed for exclusive use in spas that Marcia Kilgore was working hard on; from their Downtown New York headquarters, Bliss spas now hold fort in some of the most glamorous locations in the world, from Hollywood, South Beach and Hong Kong to Singapore, Barcelona and London. Job well done!
Expanding into the retail market, Bliss’ cult favourite products are available for home use, transforming our nightly bathtimes and skincare routines into a seriously luxurious treat. Whether you have problematic skin: be it dry, sensitive or acne-prone; want to achieve salon-professional results for hair removal; or need to firm up some flab on those much-bemoaned areas (hips, bums and tums anyone?) Bliss range of products promises to overhaul any woman’s skin and body to achieve the results she desires.
At Gorgeous – aside from drooling over pictures of Bliss’ beautiful spas – we road tested some of the bestsellers from the range, and have been in a state of ‘Bliss’ ever since (…groan!). Here’s our pick of the very best!
Bliss Fat Girl Six Pack
Tummy-toning gel with 6 super-effective ingredients and activating applicator
A godsend in so many ways, whether you’re wanting long-term solutions to cellulite and pesky love handles that don’t seem to budge despite your best efforts, or need a quick pre-bikini fix, Bliss’ Fat Girl Six Pack may be the thing dreams are made of. With its breakthrough massaging applicator for complete ease of use, and the endothermic massage technique booster, Fat Girl Six Pack wages war on flab to massage away the look of the middle and trim tummies perfectly. Caffeine, cooling mint oil and naturally-derived amino acids work in harmony to boost energy whilst flattening and toning tummies, and the massaging nubs help to smooth the surface of the skin. A dream come true? We think so!
Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Mask
Engineered as a stand-in for Bliss spa’s world famous facial. Releases oxygen moisturiser and detoxifiers. A super quick fix for dull, tired skin.
Here’s something you may not know: oxygen levels to the facial tissues from natural blood circulation can decrease by as much as 70% by the time you reach 30. Oxygen is crucial to the cell’s day-to-day metabolism, which controls collagen building, ridding your skin of toxins, and the balancing of melanin synthesis. Put simply, it’s what your skin needs to feel and look perky and supple. Those suffering from acne can breathe easy, too: air-rigating your skin combats anaerobic bacteria which is what leads to the bumps, swollen follicles and white blood cell buildup that leads to breakouts. So it’s little surprise then that Bliss’ oxygen facial is one of the most popular choices on their spa menu, and one of their bestselling products too. Since Bliss began their spa treatments in 1996, they have performed over 75,000 oxygen facials.
Until recently, the only way to infuse oxygen into the skin has been via stabilised hydrogen peroxide, or through heavy-duty hyperbaric pressure machines. Clearly, neither of which are readily available to us at home looking after our skin. That’s why Bliss’ Fluid O2 – structured with fluoride rather than hydrogen – in the Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Mask provides a new way to deliver oxygen to the skin, allowing your cells to perform the functions that keep your skin looking and feeling youthful.
This fast-acting mask also provides nourishing Vitamin C, anti free radical complexes, and intense moisturisation. And what more could you want from a skincare product?
Bliss The Youth As We Know It Anti-Aging Night Cream
Bliss is renowned worldwide for their anti-aging super products. The Youth As We Know It Anti-Aging Night Cream is a cult favourite that packs a serious age-defying punch. To name but a few of the fantastic things it does for skin: it plumps, retexturises, brightens, and visibly reduces the appearance of fine lines. Formulated without sulfates, synthetic dyes, petrochemicals and GMOs, it harnesses the neverending benefits of Vitamin A, collagen and moisture boosters, and skin-protecting ceramides.