Being in the esthetics industry I try to put myself in the consumer’s shoes to stay in tuned with what is popular and what is proven. As I travel the globe I explore what the local industry has to offer. On my recent trip I had the pleasure of staying at the Grand Hotel de Bordeaux in France and had a facial at the hotel spa Nuxe. The Nuxe Spa felt historical and has natural sun light that flows throughout the treatment rooms providing a tranquil atmosphere. The Esthetician Anais was very professional and for my facial had a soft touch even during the dreaded extractions. Using a private label skin care from the spa formulated with local ingredients, she made my skin glow. Anais followed my facial with a beautiful manicure. I was very happy with both services and getting to know the spa culture in Bordeaux, France. My expectations were met.