Hotel Imperial provides five-star services of the highest quality to its guests. This is one of the reasons the guests can use the Carlsbad natural cosmetics, Carl’s in their rooms during their stay. Thanks to the cosmetics, they have the opportunity to draw on the Carlsbad natural sources even more intensely.
The cosmetics tested throughout the stay on "your own skin" can be purchased in the hotel so you can use the Carlsbad natural sources even after you go back home.
The story of CARL’S cosmetics started more than 25,000 years ago. Back then the oldest components of the Carlsbad thermal mineral water, which is the main basic ingredient of CARL’S cosmetics, were formed. The raindrops soaked in the pure nature of the Doupov Mountains, Slavkovský les and the Ore Mountains are setting off on their remarkable journey towards the volcanic earth's interior and back. And it is in the course of this journey when the water gets its unique characteristics to come back to the surface later, warmed up and enriched, in the form of a healing source used for treatment for centuries. Now we are starting to use its beneficial effects in cosmetics as well.
The Carl’s cosmetics brand has been established with the aim to provide skin care, radiance and youthful energy to its users every day. The products draw their power from the natural healing sources of Karlovy Vary, in which nature placed its energy for thousands of years – these include mostly the thermal mineral water, peat and kaolin
The exclusive CARL’S cosmetics brand is closely connected to the world renowned spa town. Its products draw their power from the natural healing sources of Karlovy Vary, in which local nature placed its energy for thousands of years – in particular the Carlsbad thermal mineral water, peat and kaolin. These are the basic components of the THERMAE, PEAT CARE and PURE KAOLIN cosmetic lines. Their development promotes the beneficial effects of the local natural healing sources and draws on the year-long experience with their use in balneology. At the same time, the requirements of modern cosmetics have been taken into account – therefore the products contain a number of highly appreciated quality effective substances and technologies. Medical and dermatology experts have been involved in the cosmetics development.
The Carlsbad thermal mineral water is completely unique. Thanks to its medical effects, a spa tradition was built and the town has always attracted the most important persons of their time. The popularity of the spa is still unceasing today. The composition of the mineral water is very complicated and therefore mysterious; its exact origin has not yet been scientifically explained. The Carlsbad thermal mineral water is the basis of the THERMAE cosmetic line.
Peat is a natural source of minerals essential for our body and skin. The complex of the biologically active humic substances acts as a supportive agent in fighting free radicals. It is essential, mostly for mature skin, that the cells of the lower skin layer are well supplied with magnesium, calcium and phosphorus; and peat is rich in these elements. PEAT CARE is a cosmetic line based on peat as the main component.
Kaolin is one of the oldest natural products used in cosmetics since the times of Ancient Egypt. Its beneficial effects are include mostly the excellent absorption properties, stimulation of skin defence mechanisms, brightening up and clearing of the skin. The kaolin of Karlovy Vary, which also has brought the porcelain production tradition to life, was formed thanks to the activity of the hot mineral springs. Its beneficial effect on the skin is utilized by the PURE KAOLIN cosmetic line.
Although Karlovy Vary was established by Charles IV, king and emperor, news about the beneficial effects of the local thermal mineral springs spread to the world largely in the 18th and 19th centuries. Nevertheless, since then the influx of guests has not stopped and today Karlovy Vary is deservedly one of the most well-known spas in Europe.
Our cosmetics have been inspired by the town. The quality of the content, natural sources, form and even the intricate packaging design honour the town architecture, atmosphere and reflect the local genius loci. Romantic corners and breath-taking views, grandiose colonnades and house facades and naturally the mysterious healing water; all this magic has been a great inspiration to us. Moreover, we feel and honour the talent, courage and energy of our ancestors who paved the road for us. Our mission is to continue this journey and share the magic with you.