Each year, adolescent girls who live each day with facial disfigurement are given the opportunity to learn, heal and gain confidence at the annual Angel Faces retreat.

Angel Faces is a nonprofit group that coordinates retreats and support for the girls so they can reach their potential. The girls journal, swim, create art, and are provided spa services.

Massage, facials and mani/pedi services are provided to the girls, and have a lasting effect.

“The Spa experience component of Angel Faces is crucial to the healing that happens throughout the week,” notes the group’s website. “After a facial and a massage with the trained therapists at Angel Faces, we can actually see the girls’ hearts open up and their faces shine bright as they emerge from their treatment. Their soul now shines through; their light of hope emerges after a period of darkness.”

CA BOTANA, a supplier of body-care products to the massage-and-spa fields, donated products from its Doctor D. Schwab, Ambrosia Aromatherapy and Sea Enzyme skin-care lines to Angel Faces’ 2010 retreat.

“The girls were very excited to use the products and enjoyed the pampering,” said CA BOTANA’S Kathryn Vargas. “We would like to spread the word about this amazing charity and the good they are doing for these girls.”

For more information or to donate to Angel Faces, visit www.angelfacesretreat.org.

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