Our most popular facial treatment, the Limón Signature Facial is available as an express 30 minute, an effective 60 minute or a luxurious 90 minute experience. We are using a combination of the beautiful Mukti Organic, Rasasara, Josh Rosebrook products in all our facial treatments, and our experienced therapists customise each facial by selecting the best of their range to address any concerns and achieve the very best result possible for our guests.
The Limón Signature facial is the perfect way to get a “clean slate” for the skin. The initial part of the facial is devoted to cleansing, exfoliating, rebalancing and nourishing. The products are enriched with cruelty free, 100% organic, certified organic and/or wild crafted ingredients. They are selected based on their functionality, effectiveness and safety. These includes native Australian extracts, bioactive peptides, botanical hyaluronic acid and powerful botanical extracts to support the skin. We enhance this innovative system with the use of steam for a deeper result. The results are fresh, smooth and bright, without stripping or irritating the skin. As the mask rests and absorbs, we massage the neck, décolletage, shoulders and head to ease tension and boost lymphatic flow for improved colour and tone. During this phase of the facial, our therapists are able to observe and assess the responses of your skin (circulation, texture, colour, temperature etc). This gives us a more accurate understanding of why your concerns may be present and the most effective way to address them.
The next part of the treatment is focused on the more subtle stimulation of massage. The underlying structures of the face are a complex and amazing system of blood flow, lymphatics, strong but delicate muscle and the bones that define our features. Facial massage is a relaxing but thorough way to enliven tissues at a deeper level. This has the effect of improving the tone and texture of the complexion and helping to prolong the results of the facial. For anyone concerned about dark circles or a lack of vibrance, facial massage is a must!
For our 60 and 90 minute treatments, we use a double mask technique to ensure we are providing the most precise service for each individual. In addition to the above ranges, we can also craft our own products if required, using certified organic ingredients to create personalised masks which- because they are fresh- don’t require any additional preservative and are at their pure and active best. While the selected mask rests, we perform a deeply relaxing hand and arm massage to nourish the hands and nails.
When the final mask is removed, the facial is completed with a refreshing face mist which helps the absorption of the finishing products - active serums, eye care, moisturiser and sun protection. We will finish the experience with your choice of certified organic tea created by naturopath which you can enjoy in our lounge. You will receive a take home list of the suitable products for easy navigation in the future if you wish to invest in your skincare.
More & detailed information about our used skincare ranges, and the reason why we chose them:
Our eponymous brand name originates from Sanskrit and means to liberate oneself from fear, ignorance and false knowledge. In Hindu, it means to be reborn. Since inception, the brand has had many evolutions with an ultimate goal to encapsulate the finest quality skincare ingredients, Inspired by Nature™.
This philosophy underpins our actions and approach to encompass sustainable, ethical and organic principles in everything that we do. Our ingredients are selected based on their functionality, effectiveness and safety and are used in viable percentages. We believe in potency as opposed to label claims. Our concentrated formulas do not contain fillers.
Independent third party certification by COSMOS and ACO assures that our products have been produced in a manner that's ecologically sustainable and harmonious. Our ingredients are source from a small network of suppliers that we have forged long-term relationships with and who we trust. Each certified organic ingredient is grown and harvested ethically and minimally so that the integrity of the plant is maintained delivering potency, quality and ultimately, visible results.
External auditing is conducted annually and guarantees absolute ingredient compliance and transparency. No synthetic chemicals, processes or genetically modified (GMO) ingredients have been used in our certified organic product lines.
NATIVE AUSTRALIAN EXTRACTS
The small berries, nuts, roots, leaves and seeds of our indigenous flora pack a powerful punch with incredibly high levels of antioxidants, vitamins and other nutrients essential for the nourishment and regeneration of skin cells. Indigenous plants have learnt to adapt to the harsh Australian climatic conditions, and as a result, are potent receptacles and storehouses brimming with an abundance of bioactive constituents.
Our advanced extraction methods allow us to replicate these extracts as they have existed in nature for billions of years. It maintains the integrity and delicate balance between the cell environment and the liquid medium into which the plant extracts are dispersed, encapsulating their bioactive compounds without degrading or disrupting the plant biomatrix. A botanical extract in its purest form should mimicry the true blueprint of a plant so that the phytoactive compounds and derivatives are presented in a delivery system that is stable, potent and multifunctional.
Peptides are short chain amino acids that naturally occur in the skin and act as messengers. When topically applied, they can send a signal to regulate and produce new collagen, leading to the appearance of younger, more supple skin. Peptides can also act to strengthen other proteins in our skin such as keratin and elastin.
Some peptides have demonstrated a remarkable skin smoothing and nourishing effect, while others can improve the appearance of wrinkles, loss of firmness, and soften the look of expression lines. They play a key role in skin healing and counteract the visible signs of ageing and damage from pollutants and free radicals.
Individual peptides can communicate a different skincare task such as improving skin colour, hydration, firming skin or making new fibroblasts. When synergistically combined, and used in conjunction with other key actives, their age-defying benefits are amplified.
BIOPHOTONIC VIOLET GLASS
Our violet glass packaging protects our formulations by filtering out harmful rays of light. Biophotonic glass assists with maintaining product efficacy and protects the formulations over an extended period. It is the most optimal form of packaging currently available.
Our face, body and hair care products are certified vegan and cruelty free. Our raw materials are not tested on animals. Our Bioactive Collagen Booster is derived from marine collagen and is a by-product of sustainable fishing.
SKIN, SCALP, AND HAIR
My unique philosophy for achieving your best skin and hair is holistic and includes addressing whole body and mind health relating to Diet-Gut, Allergy, Exercise, Stress, and Sleep balance. By looking at each of these fundamental aspects to our wellness, we support skin and hair health the way it actually works — holistically — to discover, protect, and sustain our beauty.
When each of these aspects is in balance the appropriate skin, scalp, and hair products can be administered to support and protect the vital function and structure of skin and hair. When skin function is healthy, we experience active protection and support of the skin structure. The tissues and proteins that make up the structure of the skin are the foundation of beauty that create our best skin and when continually preserved, we slow skin decline and accelerated skin aging. Always remember - proper skin function protects skin structure which creates healthy skin - and healthy skin and hair is beautiful skin and hair.
The skin has the extraordinary ability to heal itself. Our job is to facilitate that powerful regenerative process and administer the right natural elements to support and accelerate the incredible transformation for ultimate skin function, luminosity, and health.
The body needs an array of specific food and nutrients for life and health and our diet is first in delivering what the body, skin, and scalp need for beauty and vitality. After our diet supports our body, skin, and scalp, the appropriate treatment products are supplemental and necessary for optimum health, appearance, and longevity. The same way you supplement your diet by eating right for you and ingesting nutrient dense foods filled with antioxidants, minerals, vitamins, and protein, the right ingredients in topical applications support the bodies natural process, helping protect the skin and scalp and prevent accelerated cellular damage.
The body is natural, and the original source of nutrients necessary for skin and scalp regeneration, support, and health are found in nature. High quality plants and herbs contain a vast array of phytonutrients that share distinct molecular and structural similarities and have the same natural regenerative abilities as the oils and nutrients in the body, skin, and scalp. This likeness or bio-match activates the regenerative cellular process in the safely and effectively, supporting healthy skin, hair, and scalp function.
Beautiful, shiny hair begins with the nutrients in our diet. With a healthy digestive system, these nutrients travel in our bloodstream and reach the vessels inside the dermal papilla to feed and nourish the cells that divide and grow the hair shaft in the follicle. As hair cells develop, they continuously push the previously formed cells upwards and ultimately out of the scalp as the hair. Hair is simple in structure, made mostly of a very strong, dead protein called Keratin, a little bit of oil and water. So activating, nourishing, and protecting the scalp and the simple, delicate nature of the hair is a key to its health.
True hair health is holistic and starts with the food we eat and our lifestyle. Eating nutrient dense food encourages strong, thick, shiny hair and raising the heart rate with healthy exercise stimulates circulation necessary for healthy blood flow to the scalp.
We can support, accelerate, and protect this incredible process by administering proven, professionally formulated, pure topical plant and herb extracts and oils. These ingredients and products work to facilitate the scalps hair growth by activating the follicle, causing an increase in circulation which supports nourishment of the hair cells and helps protect scalp function.
Professionally formulated organic oils and extracts work to activate and nourish the scalp and follicle as well as restore oil, shine and soften the hair. Effective hair and scalp treatments help protect against the environment, styling, and damage from chemical processing. Sun, heat, cold, wind, styling, coloring and other chemical treatments cause the follicle to raise and lower and chip. This is how damage occurs and causes the appearance of unhealthy hair - which looks dry, dull, brittle, and has a rough texture - which eventually breaks and splits.
Protecting, replenishing, and retaining healthy oil level in the hair is extremely important. Shampoos and conditioners formulated with specific oils work to protect the scalp acid mantle, restore and protect hair and scalp oil, soften and add shine.
The unmatched level of purity in each and every ingredient we use is a big part of what make our products so unique and effective. All plant ingredients in our skin and hair care products are 100% organic, certified organic or wild-crafted. Our commitment to the absolute highest quality ingredients allows each product formulation to work on an advanced level, where the plant's active constituents are not inhibited by potentially disruptive, harmful, unnecessary ingredients, which allows them to work as a whole with the skin and scalp, creating powerful synergy and unparalleled transformation.
Plants and herbs are the real, original source of active, vital nutrients for the body. The potent extracts, oils, and essences of pure, whole plants offer the highest level of rejuvenation and regeneration available to the skin, scalp, and hair when professionally formulated.
These vital nutrients include anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antimicrobial, antioxidant, fatty acid, amino acid, vitamin, mineral, and a vast phytochemical activity. Plant nutrients share a similar natural, molecular structure to the nutrients and oils of the body. This likeness creates a "bio-match" and has a very real vibrational alignment that absolutely brings about profound changes to the skin, scalp, hair, and body.
In other words, these powerful plant ingredients facilitate and support the bodies own innate, miraculous healing abilities, allowing the body to take full advantage of these generous nutrients when needed. This whole process advances healing and healthy function of the skin, scalp, hair, and body to an optimum level. It’s truly an art and science.
My team consisting of three natural cosmetic chemists, an herbalist, an aromatherapist and myself have selected plant oils in each product that create a unique fatty-acid nutrient profile along with specific herbs for a synergistic combination of active phytonutrients designed to improve and transform the appearance and health of the skin and hair. The base of our skin care is anti-inflammatory and antioxidant herbal constituents. Slowing decline and aging of the skin requires anti-inflammatory support which facilitates a process that soothes, calms, and reduces inflammation so the skins innate healing process can ensue and visible changes can occur. Antioxidants neutralize molecules that damage the fibroblast cells. These fibroblasts produce collagen and elastin protein - the cells that make up the foundation and structure of the skin. These are crucial proteins that make the skin full and firm. Read more about my philosophy on skin and scalp here - MY APPROACH.
We go to great lengths to ensure absolute purity, safety and zero harmful in our ingredients.
Season to season completely natural, organic ingredients color and texture vary.
All our Certified Organic Herbal Infusions and Extracts are made in-house at our production facility. We do not purchase pre-made herbal and plant extracts from a supplier - we make our own to ensure purity and potency.
Our Certified Organic Vinegar is made from non-gmo organic corn and organic rye and free of gluten, wheat, dairy, soy, egg, tree nut, and casein.
Our Certified Organic Vitamin E is from organic, non-gmo soy.
Our Certified Organic Vegetable Glycerin is made from organic, non-gmo soy, corn, and mustard seed oil.
Our Xanthan Gum is extremely high quality and made from Organic cabbage and chickpeas.
Our Certified Organic Aloe Vera is decolorized through a charcoal filtration process and aloin free.
Our Honey is collected from organic certified beehives and clover blossoms that have not been exposed to herbicide or pesticide applications. It is free from additives and preservatives. Read more here about Our Honey.
Our African Black Soap is Certiﬁed Fair for Life-Social & Fair Trade by IMO. Black Soap is made of the ashes of several plant sources; plantain leaves, cocoa pods, shea butter residues, shea tree bark and bark from a local tree called Agow.
Our Certified Organic Shea Butter is Fair Trade Certified as it guarantees that the farmers and workers producing it are paid fair prices and wages, and work in safe conditions. In addition, the environment is protected, and they receive development funds to empower and uplift their communities.
Our Organic Grape Alcohol in our fragrance perfume is pharmaceutical grade and absolutely not denatured.
Our products that contain a specific amount of both water and/or organic aloe vera juice and oils together require a preservative system. Through extensive testing and development, we have found that a low amount of naturally occurring, food grade Potassium Sorbate - which is the salt of sorbic acid, and easily metabolized by the body and biodegradable, along with our own in-house, proprietary structured water formula that has been infused with organic plant vitamins and antioxidants to create a powerful concentrate inhibits spoilage and extends shelf life. Different products require different preservation systems and methods. We have found these to be the most effective, non-toxic, broad spectrum system available to ensure a safe, quality product.
NO ANIMAL TESTING
Testing on animals is wrong, inhumane and must stop. We do not and never will condone animal testing. No unhealthy ingredients including but not limited to: sulfates, parabens, synthetic fragrances, artificial colors, silicones, petrochemicals or GMOs
Before discovering Ayurvedic skincare I was forever searching for a skin care range that would balance and heal my skin, however most products, including natural skincare, only exacerbated it. Different ranges might start out well, but over time owing to their complex ingredient structures, my sensitive skin would flare up & repeat a dry to oily cycle, along with a new batch of breakouts.
Prior to developing & creating the Rasasara product ranges, I was passionate about Traditional Chinese & Ayurvedic dietetics. Study and practice of both modalities, eventually lead to my teaching whole food cookery classes, with a strong emphasis on healing with wholefoods.
During this time however, no matter how much cleansing & nourishing I practiced internally, via wholefood healing & detoxification, I was unable to achieve the glowing balanced complexion I longed for.
I mixed up the skin care formulations recommended for my leading skin type, felt the results straight away and have never looked back. The relief in not having to keep searching was immense.
My skin type is what is commonly referred to as combination skin, when imbalanced I am prone to an oily T – Zone, red cheeks that heat up after eating spicy foods or exercising and painful hormonal pimples that erupt on my chin. People with combination skin often say they have both dry and oily skin and find it very difficult to choose the right skincare range. From an Ayurvedic standpoint, what I came to learn is that my skin type is whats known as pitta skin & is very easy to balance, using Ayurvedic beauty rituals for sensitive or pitta skin.
The powerful efficacy with which the products worked for me was so visible that others began to ask me what I was doing and could I help them. This combined with how much happier I felt about my skin, created a strong impetus within me to share Ayurvedic wisdom. So in 2003 along with my intention to offer products that have the ability to heal all manner of skin ailments, including the low self-esteem skin conditions can compound and perpetuate, Rasasara officially & successfully launched & became stocked by organic health food stores in & around Melbourne.
Being a long-term practitioner of classical Buddhist philosophy, mother of three, wife and small business owner, it has always been of primary importance for me to integrate my livelihood, spiritual practice & family life; I feel blessed to be able to say that Rasasara has given me this opportunity.
I would like to thank my precious teachers for the wisdom they have imparted so generously to me. It has enabled a ripple effect of healing that stretches from my own precious inner world, out to my family, to everyone involved in the creation of Rasasara and to the community of people that love and generously appreciate what we offer.