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The Spa at the Grand Del Mar in San Diego takes an inside-and-out approach to wellness and beauty. It recently introduced GliSODin Skin Nutrients (GSN), a nutritional beauty line containing 100 percent natural ingredients that was formulated by dermatologists.
“You can’t achieve the desired skin you want by food and topical skin products alone,” says spa director Jim Croghan. “These skin nutrients are an internal skin supplement which helps achieve the luminous look that we all want.”
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The star ingredient in every GSN product is GliSODin, which is extracted from a melon that contains extremely high levels of superoxide dismutase (SOD), also referred to as “the enzyme of life,” Croghan explains. “SOD is found in every living species, acting as the first line of defense against harmful toxins and cellular breakdown caused by free radicals, but this antioxidant significantly decreases with age.”
In a matter of weeks, guests have noticed fewer lines and wrinkles, less redness and blemishes, stronger nails, and an increase in energy, he adds.
And at the Cinq Mondes Spa at the Beau-Rivage Palace in Lausanne, Switzerland, guests have been enrolling in the Chrononutrition Program for the past few years. The program is not a diet, but a way of eating and living, notes assistant spa manager Alexandra Baumann. “It is really about eating the right thing at the right moment of the day.”
Created in 1986 by French nutritionist Dr. Alain Delabos, chrononutrition follows the body’s natural enzyme and hormone cycles. This means sugars are to be avoided in the morning, so breakfast consists of cheese, butter, and bread; lunch includes protein and carbs to keep you full; nuts and chocolate come in the afternoon; and dinner is light and lean with plenty of vegetables.
“People want to eat better and feel better,” Baumann adds. “This is a way of thinking and living.”