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June 3, 2009updated Dec 20, 2023

Pan Deï Palais Debuts New Spa

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

This May, the world-renowned Valmont skin care products and treatments will debut at the new spa at Pan Deï Palais, a five-star 12-room boutique hotel, located in the heart of Saint-Tropez. In addition to featuring the product line, the Swiss brand developed an exclusive treatment for hotel guests called the “Princess Pan Deï,” designed to fight the detrimental effects of the sun and to treat the premature signs of aging.

Pan Deï Palais was originally built in 1835 by French General Jean-François Allard for his wife Indian Princess Bannu Pan Deï; the inspiration for the hotel’s name and exclusive Valmont spa treatment. The hotel still evokes a timeless sense of sophisticated exoticism, serenity and relaxation, while the Asian-inspired architecture and modern amenities mingle together in harmony. The emerald-hued water of the mosaic-tiled swimming pool, the private garden furnished with four-poster daybeds and the Turkish bath (hammam), are reserved exclusively for Pan Deï guests to enhance an unforgettable getaway.

Just like Les Airelles in Courchevel, and Le Meurice in Paris before it, Pan Deï Palais joins an elite partnership of hotels, The Prestige Spa Club, that carry the Valmont brand. The treatment will later be offered at the other Prestige Spa Club partners and Valmont Spas worldwide.

The Valmont Spa at Pan Dei will offer a variety of beauty and massage treatments including facials and anti-aging products. Brigitte Agostini, spa manager, was trained in signature Valmont techniques and will administer the “Princess Pan Deï” exclusively to guests. As an added benefit, the treatment can be experienced in the tranquility of a sumptuous spa room, guestrooms or even aboard the Pan Deï yacht.

Princess Pan Deï – A Royal Treatment
The Princess Pan Deï consists of a one-hour procedure that aims at repairing the harmful impact of the sun on the skin. Undoubtedly, the sun rules our biological cycles and interferes in our psychological balance. However, sun abuse has dramatic consequences such as sunburns, skin dehydration, breakdown of collagen and elastine fibers, and produces pigmentation and freckles. Over the course of time and due to frequent exposure, it can cause premature aging and wrinkles and the skin can begin to sag and lose its softness and brightness.

For the first time, the Princess Pan Deï brings together VALMONT products and NATURE by VALMONT, in order to optimize the results and promote lasting effects. Beforehand, a skin evaluation will identify and adjust the treatment and techniques according to the skin’s type. Below is an outline of the treatment procedure:

Steps 1 & 2: The first two steps include a cleansing and gentle enzyme exfoliation, allowing a deep clean to optimize penetration of the active ingredients, and to boost the skin’s glow.

Step 3: Next step is the “Modelage,” by using the ultra-nourishing REGENERA II cream. This soothing and restoring modelage consists of a sequence of light touches, hand pressures and sweeping motions that are both specific and pleasurable. This technique will help clear away tensions and to calm discomfort of sun exposure such as tightness and burning sensations.

Step 4: A collagen mask is applied to the skin and décolleté, a highlight of the treatment. The 30-minute application of this mask has dual action, to soothe the skin weakened by the sun, and help fight against the signs of aging.

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Step 5: DNA REPAIR SERUM, another key Valmont product, is applied all over the face and neck.

Step 6: Specific attention is paid to the sensitive areas of neck, eyes and lips, particularly impaired by the sun. Valmont’s NECK, EYE CONTOUR and LIP REPAIR directly aim at these areas and have anti-aging qualities. The lips recover their natural plumpness, the eyes regain their radiance and the neck its vitality.

Step 7: Last but not least, the treatment ends with anti-aging UV-protective care. DNA INTENSIVE SHIELD SPF 30, TIME PERFECTION or PRIORITY CREAM is applied according to the skin’s needs, promoting skin tone and elasticity. The end result: the skin glows and is visibly re-boosted.

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