The Treatment Rooms at Middleton Lodge and beauty and wellness brand Kiss the Moon are celebrating after being recognised at the Women’s Health Beauty Awards as Best UK Spa for 2017.

The Treatment Rooms launched Kiss The Moon’s debut massages in the spring. Focused around three of the beauty brand’s signature aromatherapy blends; LOVE, DREAM, and GLOW, the massages were designed and created by the therapists at the Georgian country estate. The judging panel from the renowned beauty awards said of Kiss The Moon at Middleton Lodge that it’s “not just a beautiful environment, but also fabulous natural products.”

“For two relatively young companies based in the heart of rural North Yorkshire, it’s an absolutely amazing achievement to receive such fantastic national recognition," says Middleton Lodge owner Rebecca Tappin. "We want to thank our dedicated therapists and the team at Kiss The Moon for their hard work in creating such a wonderful experience for our clients.”

“We couldn’t be happier to share this award with the Middleton Lodge estate,” says Jo Foster, co-owner of Kiss The Moon. “We can’t wait to share with all our loyal customers to The Treatment Rooms what we’ve got planned for 2018.”

The Women’s Health Beauty Awards is now in its fourth year, celebrating the most innovative beauty products over the past 12 months from brands across the UK.

The Treatment Rooms at Middleton Lodge launched in June 2015, creating a handpicked menu of holistic and natural massages, wraps and facials from British beauty brands; REN, VOYA and Kiss The Moon. For more information visit

Based around rest, relaxation and creating a beautiful night’s sleep, Kiss The Moon has a range of a natural products, featuring nourishing facial and body oils, bath oil, pillow mist and gorgeous soy candles. Each beauty product is focused around their signature aromatherapy blends: LOVE, DREAM, GLOW and CALM.

New products

Super serum for winter skin

As we edge our way into winter, the question of how to maintain a healthy, bright, fresh-faced glow resurfaces. And one superstar serum has beauty bloggers abuzz.

Proaura Vitamin C Serum combines the skin-boosting benefits of vitamin C with Astaxanthin, the latest superstar ingredient of the skincare world. The serum promises to transform a dull, tired complexion into one that boasts a youthful radiance within just a few days.

Astaxanthin, regarded as one of the most potent antioxidants available, is clinically proven to be 60 times more powerful than vitamin C. The addition of hyaluronic acid means a few drops of the serum provide anti-ageing protection as well as long-lasting deep hydration. It can be worn under moisturiser or make up, and absorbs easily, so it can be effortlessly incorporated into a simple daily beauty routine.

Proaura product development technician Aleksandra Ptak says: “We had heard of Astaxanthin’s significant benefits, and since it has been proven to be one of the strongest, most anti-inflammatory antioxidants available, we decided to develop a serum based around this formulation. We’re delighted with the results.”

  • Proaura Vitamin C Serum 30ml with Astaxanthin is available online at (£25)

Ageing later

IMAGE Skincare is well known for its range of easy-to-use, paraben-free products, created by chemists and physicians on a mission to help women "Age Later". The latest additions to the IMAGE range are the MAX stem cell eye creme (£65) and neck lift (£110).

The former protects those peepers by targeting visible signs of ageing with corrective peptides and high concentrations of premium growth factors derived from plant stem cells. This potent blend helps to decelerate the cellular ageing process and protect skin’s own stem cells, improving the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and puffiness around the eyes.

And because telltale signs of ageing extend beyond the face, the firming crème targets skin wrinkles and creasing on the oft-neglected neck and décolleté. Its maximum concentration of skin-strengthening peptides and plant stem cells helps to support elasticity and define the neck and jawline.

Stockists include The Cosmetics Room, Darlington; AT Sisters, Novellus Aesthetics and Juicy Tanning and Beauty, all Newcastle.