The Ivy Spa Blog

Welcome to the Blog of the Ivy Spa Club - located in The Hotel Ivy, in downtown Minneapolis.  We periodically post news and stories from our spa and other industry news.  If you are interested in any of the products or services mentioned please contact us, or visit our online store.


In June I was the guest of our vendor Babor to learn more about the company and their products. Babor is the vendor for products we use for numerous facials including our Signature Facial and body treatments such as the Ultimate Body Experience. Babor was started in Germany in 1956 and is sold in over 70 countries. They employ 14 people full time in just their research and development department. In order to be able to speed the process they also have a large “robot” that can do the work in one day for research that would otherwise take 6 months! One of Babor’s main focus has become fluid ampoules that are applied to the skin after cleansing. Due to the nature of the fluids they penetrate deeper into the skin and give great results. Babor manufactures over 19 million ampoules per year! If you are looking for results from your skin care products stop in and see us about these wonderful products.