[Comfort Zone] & The Lab: Lake Austin Spa Resort's Newest Sanctuary

Lush estate at sunset with pool and cabanas, featured in The Scout Guide.

Any good Austinite knows that the premiere wellness stop in town is just around a charming bend on Lake Austin right where the water gets refreshing (IYKYK). With an award-winning spa, invigorating and aquatic fitness, an indoor pool situated in a picturesque restored barn, calming yoga & meditation, delicious culinary experiences and cruises along its namesake lake, Lake Austin Spa Resort is a magical experience that revives just about anyone.

Deep in its roots, the resort is a place of intentionality…the menu itself even calls out the ingredients that were grown on the property and the spa products are sourced from our Central Texas native grounds. Think, local honey and wildflowers incorporated in spa offerings.

Their latest progression into the world of intentionality and wellness is the announcement of their 360° Immersive Experience including FACE SPAce and In-Room Wellness Bar, as a part of their partnership with [comfort zone], the Parma, Italy based skincare brand that is 100% sustainable.

Modern buildings with symmetrical roofs featured in The Scout Guide.
Image via Matteo Thun, Designer

In fact, during the partnership progression, the team here in Austin traveled to their 250,000 square foot farm and lab in the Italian countryside. This is research we’d be willing to sign on for, right? The building, designed by Matteo Thun is an eco-conscious dream. From offices, research labs, production facilities, a restaurant and a co-working space, to greenhouses with various climate controls to yield growth of plants from different zones, the site was “all of the good things in life rolled up into one”, according to the team at Lake Austin Spa Resort. (Read more on Davines Village here.)

In a modern world, creating a sustainable beauty brand is its own bold endeavor, but right down to the recyclable bottling and packaging of the products, to every single ingredient [comfort zone] uses, it’s a eco-conscious brand that lets the results speak for itself. Here in Austin, we’re luckier than we know. With this partnership, Lake Austin Resort Spa becomes the only U.S.-based spa receiving the nod of approval from Davines. Mutually, the two brands combine the best of science and nature to deliver the best facial in the city. We said it.

When you arrive for your facial, as with all services, you’re invited to arrive early and relax in the steam room, sauna, whirlpool, or infamous “blue room” where there’s refreshments and books for your enjoyment. You are then greeted by the provider and escorted down the steps to their wellness bar. Upon entry, you see the walls filled with [comfort zone] products, two chairs and a results-driven facial that begins with a technology-based approach.

After assessing specific skin needs through a professional consultation, the aesthetician guided us in selecting one of the 5 lifting face treatments (we opted for plump). Additionally, guests can choose from three add-ons targeting neck, eyes, and hands. All formulations adhere to the brand’s clean and vegan-friendly regenerative philosophy, enhanced by using bioactive ingredients from regenerative organic agriculture and biomimetic textures.

Throughout the treatment, we enjoyed active conversation with the aesthetician. This opportunity was not just unique but it also was a valuable opportunity for us to gain product knowledge and learn proper application techniques. You often hear that skin will glow following a good facial, and we can attest that never has it been more glowy or reminiscent of our younger self’s skin than after [comfort zone] graced our skin. FACE SPAce treatments are available in 30-minute sessions for $150. 

Upon completion of the FACE SPAce experience, just steps away was the next stop. The Hydro Circuit Thermal Journey. This intensive treatment rejuvenates the entire body with [ comfort zone ]’s mineral-rich thermal mud, formulated to detoxify and decrease inflammation. Offered as a self-guided “DIY” or with an expert to accompany you along the way. The journey has 3 stops: the aforementioned thermal mud, an outdoor rain shower that comforts and decompresses with a grand finale in an outdoor (yet, privately kept within towering outdoor walls) brisk cold plunge, which we know has a long list of benefits, including decreasing inflammation and increasing circulation.

When our service was complete, we found it impossible not to leave without adding some retail therapy. This best-in-class products are (as mentioned) not available everywhere, and having access to [comfort zone] skincare products is quite the luxury for us here in Austin. As always with Lake Austin Spa Resort services, you are invited to spend the entire day on the property, enjoying the pool and restaurant if you desire.

It’s safe to say, the [comfort zone] facial is going to become part of our regular beauty routine, especially at the approachable price of $150 and application in just half an hour, in exchange for weeks of glow. Austin is a busy city where there’s always much to do, but a drive out to the property, some R&R and an effective facial sounds like a perfect reset for a weekday (or weekend) afternoon.

We hope to see you there soon – and when you arrive, don’t forget to tell them #scout sent you!