A trip to the Four Seasons spa in Scottsdale

Oct 25, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. ET

Are you new to the world of spas and pampering? Well, so am I! Join me as I try out a treatment at the Four Seasons Troon North in Scottsdale, Arizona and find out if their pore refining facial lives up to the hype!

First-time facial
Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North

spa suppliesThe info

Who: Assistant Assigning Editor Erica Tiffany

What: Pore refining facial

Where: Four Seasons spa in Scottsdale, Arizona

Why: There's a first time for everything, right?

How long/much: 80 minutes for $220

The verdict


Having extremely sensitive skin, I was wary going in for my first facial. Will it be too harsh? Will it make me break out? I talked to my aesthetician about my concerns and she was so receptive and helpful! She ended up tailoring a facial just for me, a mix between their pore refining facial and the hydrating and soothing facial.

The facial utilizes mineral-rich Ormovicza skin care products. The products are paraben-free and produced without petrochemicals, synthetic fragrances and colors so they aren't too harsh on the skin. “Botanicals such as jojoba oil, sage and orange blossom are incorporated into many of the products, making it the perfect fit for our Sonoran Desert destination," says spa director Lia Rowland.

Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon NorthAtmosphere

Nestled North of the Valley in the tranquil Arizona desert, Four Seasons Troon North is a safe haven for women in need of some 'me time.' From the moment I stepped on the grounds, I was impressed. I was encouraged to use their fitness room, go hike nearby Pinnacle Peak or spend the rest of my day lounging in a cabana by their sky-blue pool. It really made the entire day memorable! But, I was most impressed by the professional attitude of everyone I encountered. They really made me feel welcome and special!


My absolute favorite part of the facial was the use of Derma-A-Globes. These cooling globes incorporate the therapeutic properties of color, touch, temperature and movement. They are made of glass and are used to reduce redness and puffiness around the eyes. They also have liquid inside and are kept in ice. So refreshing and really got my blood circulating! My other favorite part of the treatment was my aesthetician Tammi. Seriously, she is what took the experience from great to oh-my-gosh I don't ever want this to end! If you ever are lucky enough to find yourself at the Four Seasons in Scottsdale, ask for Tammi. You won't be disappointed.

Would I do it again?

Let me just say this quietly so my pocketbook doesn’t hear… Of course I would do this again! My skin looks and feels amazing, and the entire day spent at the Four Seasons was well worth it. Even though I am a beauty editor, because of my age, I have never really put much thought into how necessary it is to take care of my skin. But after this facial, I definitely will be taking a better approach to my skin care regimen!

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Photo credit: Peter Vitale