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5 ideas for skin care in autumn

5 ideas for skin care in autumn 1200 900 Martini Spa

The challenges of autumn

Sun creams, tanning, melatonin to stimulate. With the arrival of autumn, all this leaves room for new needs for your skin care. For example, cold-induced vasoconstriction results in less abundant blood circulation, with a drop in the supply of nutrients to the skin. Not considering the frequent risk of dry skin, related to the reduction in the activity of the sebaceous glands.
And do you have the right tools to win the challenge against dryness, itching and micro-lesions of the skin while waiting for next spring? Find out with MartiniSPA ideas.

1 – Keyword: scrub

Every skin’s primary need in autumn is proper exfoliation. Choose the best scrub to remove dead skin cells, preparing you as best as possible for any treatment. Considering sunspots, the greatest issue following summer: only an ideal scrub can minimise them.

2 – Don’t underestimate hydration

Do you want radiant skin even in the last months of the year? Hydrate it by drinking about 2 litres of water a day. Other valid alternatives to supplement the moisturising supply are infusions, teas or ad hoc herbal teas. Alcohol and caffeine are strictly not recommended – they only have dehydrating effects.

3 – Shower vs bath

Experts recommend a shower over a bath. Thanks to less time in contact with water, the skin is not excessively degreased with a shower. But pay attention to the temperature: prolonged exposure to hot water eliminates the protective film on the skin. Better opt for medium-short, warm temperature showers.

4 – External factors

If the greatest risks in summer for your skin are due to uncontrolled exposure to sunlight, in autumn you have new antagonists: cold, wind, rain and dry air in heated rooms. A perfect beauty routine must therefore entail creams and protection products, as well as a healthy and energising diet for your skin.

5 – It remains green even in autumn

Once again, the most effective solution for every need is inspired by nature. To give you sublime skin even in autumn, MartiniSPA has in fact created the exclusive Massage Natural line. Enjoy an unmissable SPA in your home, with plant-based materials, such as a loofah and cotton. Every product in the collection is latex-free, dermatologically tested and hypoallergenic. What are you waiting for? Change your autumn right away!

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7 tips on how to clean the sponge

7 tips on how to clean the sponge 1200 900 Martini Spa

Wiping out germs

Now we all know that used sponges can potentially harbour high concentrations of germs and bacteria: the presence of moisture and food residues contributes to their proliferation.
That is why it is essential to change them frequently kitchen sponges – about every fortnight – and use a sponge just for washing dishes. Or, again, one cannot do without periodic sanitisation. So discover MartiniSPA’s exclusive 7 tips on how to clean the sponge you use every day.

1 – Microwave oven

A quick and easy method. Simply clean the sponge and immerse it in a bowl of cold water. You then place the bowl with the sponge in the microwave, turning it on to maximum power for at least 4 minutes. Once left to cool, the sponge is completely sterilised.

2 – Washing machine or dishwasher

There are also people who prefer the convenience of running the sponge through a washing machine or dishwasher cycle and then letting it dry in the sunlight. If you choose the washing machine, it is recommended to set the temperature above 60°C.

3 – Steam

Staying on the subject of temperature, one can also opt for sanitising with steam at 100°C. The only caveat is to deliver steam at a short distance from the sponge, for at least 30 seconds on each side. In this way, only 0.1% of germs, parasites or viruses survive the operation.

4 – Natural disinfectants

Vinegar, salt, lemon and baking soda can come in handy if you choose a more natural way. In addition to having disinfectant and descaling properties, they remove odours from the sponge. It is enough to soak it for two hours in boiling water with vinegar and a few drops of lemon juice – or possibly fine salt.

5 – Hydrogen peroxide or degreaser

Those with a dispenser can also rely on a mix of sterilised water – 30% – and hydrogen peroxide – 70%. After half an hour in this liquid, any sponge will say goodbye to bacteria.

6 – Bleach

90% hot water and 10% bleach: here is a variation of the previous suggestion. After soaking for about 30 minutes, sponges and pads are disinfected and sterilised. After soaking, it is recommended to rinse the sponges thoroughly – preferably with warm water.

7 – Choose Hygiene+ by MartiniSPA

Wondering how best to clean the sponge is legitimate. But of course what also makes the difference is choosing the best sponge for classic cleaning tasks. With Hygiene+ sponges you can enjoy perfect antibacterial action and guaranteed hygiene over time. The innovative Hygiene+ line bases its effectiveness on the joint action of silver ions, copper, thiabendazole and zinc pyrithione – elements that inhibit the proliferation of bacteria. Be surprised by the tech soul of MartiniSPA.

Christmas sponges? Here is the Christmas Collection from MartiniSPA

Christmas sponges? Here is the Christmas Collection from MartiniSPA 1200 900 Martini Spa

Choosing a Christmas gift in the beauty category is a goal that hides several pitfalls. It takes very little to get the right moisturizer wrong or to choose an expensive set of oils and balms with essences that are too lingering. Not to mention masks, lifting solutions or beauty serums.

So why not opting for a soft sympathy? Let yourself be charmed by MartiniSPA’s Christmas Collection. Surprise friends, family and partners with our cheerful and colorful soft polyurethane sponges.

Christmas Collection sponges are embellished with a cord for hanging them on a gift box, Christmas tree, or to be used for home decor: in short, unleash your imagination. Each product is also individually wrapped in red ribbon packaging and personalized cardstock. Want to learn more about the fun subjects in the Christmas Collection?

1 – Santa Claus

Red hat, thick white beard and unfailing smile. The ambassador of our Collection is indeed him, Santa Claus. While waiting for his arrival – you are on the good list, aren’t you? -, to use his sponge, however, you do not have to wait until the 25th.

2 – Christmas Tree

Forgive us crib addicts, but we couldn’t resist the charm of a Christmas tree embellished with stars and ornaments. All this translated into a soft sponge and – given the shape – with a perfect handle.

3 – Christmas ball

We were talking about Christmas tree, right? And so here is also the declination in decorative ball format. However, for this time you can move it away from the fir tree and take it into the tub or shower for a relaxing moment.

4 – Snowflake

The Christmas Collection is completed with the tender lightness of white winter days. Those in which a sprinkle of snow is enough to elevate the romance of any landscape. Therefore, it could not miss the sponge in snowflake format: a guarantee of success.


Dry skin after winter: how to help it

Dry skin after winter: how to help it 1920 700 Martini Spa

The long-awaited spring has finally arrived!
As the temperatures rise, we need to start lightening our skin, not only by the heavy sweaters, but also by the cosmetics that have protected us from the cold in winter.
Here’s an easy spring beauty routine !

1. Exfoliates
After the cold of winter, the skin appears dry and thickened: it must be renewed by performing the right exfoliation ritual. Once or twice a week, replace the normal bath and face cleansing sponge with an exfoliating sponge or a Martini scrub sponge.

2. Deep cleanse

Choose specific cleansers for facial skin such as micellar water which, with its innovative formula, attracts all impurities leaving the skin completely purified. The goal is to make our skin breathe and oxygenate.

3. Hydrate your skin

Do not abandon the good habit of putting a cream in the evening, before going to sleep: in this moodo you guarantee the skin all the principles it needs to renew itself.
With increasing temperatures, the pores of the skin open, giving the skin that annoying shiny and sweaty effect: choose a cream with a light texture and which is easily absorbed.

4. Take care of your hands and feet

After months covered under closed gloves and shoes, our hands and feet also emerge from hibernation.
How to cuddle them?
1. Exfoliation : use exfoliating sponges and pumice stones maybe after immersing for a few minutes in warm water and Marseille soap.
2. Hydration : in the morning and in the evening, apply a body cream or even a foot cream generously in order to nourish the skin, making it soft and well-groomed.

Good spring!

MartiniSPA Extra Virgin: olive hygiene for face and body

MartiniSPA Extra Virgin: olive hygiene for face and body 1200 900 Martini Spa

The properties of Extra Vergine

The medical-cosmetic history of the olive and its extracts – primarily, oil – is lost in the remotest centuries of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern civilisations. Even before the Egyptians and Phoenicians, to be precise. The benefits of its properties have therefore been appreciated for millennia: it nourishes and moisturises even the driest skin, protecting against free radicals with a soothing and anti-ageing effect. Not to mention its antioxidant and emollient properties. And you can appreciate all this bouquet of qualities with MartiniSPA, in the Extra Virgin collection.

The collection for body and face

The Extra Virgin line presents two types of sponges, with specific formulas for body or face: gentle or exfoliating.

The delicate body pad ensures superior softness, to which the enrichment with olive oil contributes. The same formulation is also found in the make-up removal pads, with exclusive skin nourishing properties. This is why the gentle Extra Virgin sponges restore softness and radiance to every skin.

In addition to the nourishing skill, the exfoliating variants rely on the mechanical action of an olive stone compound. The granules of the sponge perform a gentle massage for an enchanting peeling.

All the products in the Extra Virgin collection are also united by the energy-saving XPand process: its natural active ingredients provide an even softer texture and exceptional absorbency.

Natural combinations

If you only want products made from natural extracts for your skin, MartiniSPA offers additional collections to complement the Extra Virgin selection. For your beauty routine, our experts recommend, for example, the Bamboo line, with precious minerals and antioxidant enzymes. Let yourself be won over by its fascinating features to be discovered in the sponge, relaxation glove, exfoliating strip, make-up remover pad, perfumed net sponge or shower cap formats.

Relaxation and elegance also animate the Massage Natural line, with the largest collection in the MartiniSPA portfolio. Materials and solutions of vegetable origin – such as loofah or cotton – are favoured to give your skin an unprecedented sense of well-being.


Scrub in summer? 5 tips not to go wrong.

Scrub in summer? 5 tips not to go wrong. 1200 900 Martini Spa

Even the most careful and meticulous sometimes underestimate it. But scrubbing in summer is essential to keep skin firm, smooth and toned. With proper skin care, removing dead skin cells and any impurities from the face and body can even enhance your tan.

Are you looking for some tips? MartiniSPA experts have prepared this exclusive shortlist for you: 5 tips to give you flawless skin all summer long.

1 – Removes dull tan.

After a day in the sun, skin tends to tan, but it can also look dull. Scrubbing is an effective way to remove the top layer of dead skin cells and reveal the fresh, glowing skin hiding underneath. Using a gentle scrub on the body and face once a week will result in a more even and long-lasting tan. Always remember to apply adequate sunscreen after the scrub to protect your skin from UV damage.

2 – Prevents sweat and sebum buildup.

During summer, heat and humidity can lead to increased sweat and sebum on the skin, promoting the appearance of blackheads, pimples and other blemishes. Scrubs help remove these impurities by unclogging pores and preventing the buildup of dirt and sebum. For example, you can take advantage of the properties of the loofah and cotton dual action glove, a must-have from MartiniSPA’s To.Go collection. Because clean, purified skin will have fewer acne problems and be less prone to developing blemishes.

3 – Promotes skin hydration.

After scrubbing, the skin is ready to better absorb moisturizers.
Removing the layer of dead skin cells allows moisturizers to penetrate deeply, nourishing the skin more effectively. During the summer, when skin tends to be drier due to the sun and bathing in salt or chlorinated water, a scrub followed by a moisturizer will help keep skin healthy and smooth.
Bonus trick: never, ever scrub just before shaving.

4 – Reduces the appearance of stretch marks

During the summer-and in general, scrubs help improve skin elasticity and reduce the appearance of stretch marks, keeping the skin toned and smooth. Focus particularly on areas such as the thighs, buttocks and belly, which are more prone to these types of blemishes.And take advantage of MartiniSPA’s bewitching solutions, such as the seductive scented bamboo scrub sponge.

5 – Relaxes the mind and reduces stress

Scrubbing not only has benefits for the skin, it can also provide a moment of relaxation and well-being during the summer. Gently massaging the scrub into the skin stimulates blood circulation and releases endorphins, which help reduce stress and improve mood. To elevate the fulfillment of the scrub even more, you finally just need to choose our Beauty Sponge. The line combines valuable natural components with MartiniSPA’s innovative patented X-Pand process, which keeps the active ingredients intact, giving you an intoxicating scented experience with the aromas of grapefruit, prickly pear, hemp seed, coconut and aloe.

And now… ready to go!


Supersponges army

Supersponges army 1200 800 Martini Spa

On the occasion of the participation in Cosmoprof 2019 in Bologna, Martini SPA presented the new Supersponge line : sponges with unique characteristics, enriched with perfumed essences and natural active ingredients with cosmetic properties.
A line of sponges made with the exclusive X-Pand production process, exceptionally soft and able to expand in water thanks to their superior absorbency.

Extra Soft face and body sponge

Enriched with the precious active ingredients of macadamia oil , jojoba oil and mallow extracts , this line of sponges gives dry skin elasticity and softness.
The soft massage of the sponge cleanses the skin keeping it fresh and velvety.
The exclusive extra soft texture and the special shape make the sponge ideal also for the face.

Soft face and body sponge

Soft sponges, recommended for normal skin, are enriched with avocado oil.
A sponge is enough to transform your bathroom into a moment of true relaxation: with Soft from the Super Sponge Line, gently pamper your skin giving it a pleasant velvet effect!

Gentle Scrub face and body sponge

The Gentle Scrub Sponge from the Supersponge Line is a real panacea for oily skin: its texture with microspheres guarantees a scrub effect that exfoliates the skin in a natural way and stimulates skin microcirculation.
The active ingredients of the burdock extract and sage essential oil create deep cleansing of the epidermis, removing impurities.

Che tipo di To.Go sei? Ecco i 5 kit MartiniSPA

What type of To.Go are you? Here are the 5 MartiniSPA kits

What type of To.Go are you? Here are the 5 MartiniSPA kits 1200 900 Martini Spa

Ready, set, To.Go

Welcome back July! There is uncontrollable longing for holidays in the air.
There are those who make mile long lists so they don’t forget anything and those who make improvisation an art. But above all, there are those who have a style to express for everything they take on holidays. Even in the shower and wellness kits, like the MartiniSPA To.Go. We have one for every category of traveller. Enjoy finding the perfect one for you.

1 – The Scrub lovers

Activated carbon is now a certainty for scrubbers. Providing energy to the skin, purifying it of superficial impurities. That’s why the To.Go Carbone kit combines the elegant body sponge with XPand process, the shower pad and the exfoliating strip enriched with activated carbon. And, with the special antimicrobial treatment of the strip’s fabric, it is protected against bacterial growth.

2 – The shower lovers

Nothing is given up on holidays, not even the things you are used to doing during the rest of the year. This also applies to the genuine shower enthusiasts. The practical and versatile To.Go Shower kit: a mesh sponge in a pouch-bag, to create the richest and softest foam possible, the MartiniSPA gentle scrub glove and the exclusive scalp massager.

3 – The Sport enthusiasts

The To.Go Sport kit is designed for two categories of athletes. Those who continue to train even while on holidays and their colleagues who already long to return the gym in September. The functional identity of the To.Go Sport kit is a combination of products aimed at the best performance: Tritan water bottle, super-absorbent microfibre towel and ultra-light, water-repellent backpack.

4 – The organisation freaks

The organised traveller’s category includes the roadmap professionals, the “everything in its place” enthusiasts and the to-do list aficionados. And MartiniSPA is well aware, to the extent of offering the To.Go Travel kit, with the ultimate for modern travellers: compact microfibre footrest, durable space-saving resistant, water repellent pouch-bag with external pocket and mesh sponge in pouch-bag.

5 – The relaxation lovers

Everyone is entitled to a purifying massage, but very few indulge whenever they desire. Unless you have the To.Go Wellness kit, the essence of relaxation. Designed for the lovers of relaxation, the set combines a massage brush with ergonomic design bristles and a seductive dual-action loofah glove: the precious Egyptian loofah side exfoliates while the piqued cotton side cleanses.