About

Melisse Gelula

Currently editor in chief of SpaFinder Lifestyle, a new website dedicated to spa travel, beauty, living, and well-being launching later this year, Melisse can tell glycolic from hyaluronic acid, thinks sunscreen use should be a campaign issue, and finds herself lecturing others on the research behind topical antioxidants. (Sorry!)

That’s a result of being the Spa Beauty Editor for Luxury SpaFinder Magazine, where she explored the science and effectiveness (or lack thereof) of new ingredients, beauty products, and spa treatments. She created “Beauty & Brains: The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Skin Care,” the magazine’s highly-respected beauty section, and was the creative force behind its annual beauty issue, which became a must-read for consumers and the spa industry.

As a travel and beauty expert, Melisse has been on the Travel Channel, E! News, Martha Stewart Living Radio, CNN.com, USAToday.com and quoted in the New York Times, the New York Post, Health.com and more.

Photos in the banner (from left):
Just Pure, a fabulous hard-to-find German brand created by Gabriela Just, and used at The Standard, Miami; Chantecaille’s Signature Floral Facial, which uses real rose petals, available in London and New York; ESPA’s elegant line of products is still somewhat of a secret unless you’re a luxury spa-goer; guided meditation after a massage really helps curb my insomnia; Como Shambhala’s own line of products come in amazing scents (Invigorate is my personal favorite) and is available at their over-the-top gorgeous spas around the world, including Parrot Cay in Turks & Caicos.

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