Burned by a derm?

Burned by a Derm: Why Estheticians are the Smart Source for Products

The Dreaded Brush-Off

Steam-punk girl's portraitMany people with acne or aesthetic skin concerns such as Rosacea, sun damage, or even scarring have gotten the brush-off from dismissive dermatologists who shuffle them off in a hurry. Or worse, they dash off a prescription for topicals that end up being way too harsh, and never consider the whole picture of a person’s life and skincare regimen.

It’s not that dermatologists don’t care; it’s that they are trained to diagnose and treat skin disease – they are not trained in skincare!

Your face, and your skin, are integral to your confidence, happiness, and health. It goes way deeper than vanity. Your skin is your largest organ, your outer most protective layer that needs care.

Your Face Represents Your Life

We all want to look our best, but more importantly, we want our outer reflection to represent the beauty within each of us. When we meet someone for the first time, or speak to one another, or look into the eyes of those we love the most, we want to feel that our face shines with the light within us.

Your skin is representative of the entire life you live: your stress, sleep, diet, digestion, and lifestyle all factor into its appearance, as well as the products you use.

An esthetician understands this and looks at your skin – and the products you use – within the context of you as an entire person, and not just a set of symptoms. We’ll ask you how you clean your skin, what you eat, and how you sleep.

Estheticians are also passionate about their products, and know exactly how one supports the other and how they will work for you. We have a state license, so we can carry products with highly active ingredients and high concentrations, to affect changes deep within your skin. You cannot get these products over the counter.

It’s an art and a science – don’t just mix and match. You might mix ingredients that will counteract each other, or worse, will create adverse effects. So if your random selections haven’t been working, or you’ve been burned by a derm, come on in for a consultation and we’ll get your skin glowing.

We’ll be sending a renew yourself special for the new year soon to our mailing list – keep an eye out (or sign up for the scoop)!

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Flash sale! December 11, One Day Only


Mark your calendars for Friday to get in on some special deals.

10% off all gift certificates

Perfect for year-end thank yous and I love yous….Or get one for you to give your future self some TLC!

15% Off skincare products

Time to stock up or add a new product to your beauty regime. Not sure what to choose? Book a skincare consultation ($50 value) free with purchase until December 31.


No time to shop?

Call ahead and we’ll package up your goodies to grab on your way home. Or we’ll deliver locally for just $5.

But hurry….this sale is one day only!

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Dry winter skin? Step away from the moisturizer jar.

dryskin1If you’ve been going for a double scoop of moisturizer lately, here’s a tip: to combat the winter flakes (and I don’t mean snow), it’s not about slathering on more and more of whatever’s in a jar on your counter right now. It’s about getting smart about the exact ingredient your skin needs the most.

We do want effective moisturizers, but when the air is cold and dry, your skin might need an extra layer in its winter wardrobe. For most skin types, this means hyaluronic acid. Your body makes it naturally on its own, but the amount decreases as we age and when the harsh air that your face is exposed to 24/7 sucks the moisture right out of your skin. How rude.

With the right percentage and delivery system for your particular skin (you are unique – like a snowflake), your body recognizes this acid as its own handy helper, allowing your skin to remain as plump as a peach in summertime. Ahhhh. Now isn’t that better?

Getting the Right Product for Your Skin

dryskin2Of course, the exact hyaluronic acid product to use depends on your own needs – an oily skin type might need something like our Plump Me Up Hyaluronic serum with 75% hyluronic acid. This powerhouse of moisture uses three different molecular weights of hyluronic acid, which provides ultimate hydration and plumping for the skin without adding additional oil.

Dry skin on the other hand could use the extra oil and Vitamin C in the Bio Hydra C Serum with plant Stem Cells. This light weight, creamy serum with hyaluronic acid, 4 forms of Vitamin C and 4 different Plant Stem Cells encourages skin hydration and repair, while protecting against harmful free radicals.

And if you are hitting the slopes this season, use a protectant such as a natural silicone. Our Environmental Defense Fluid has sand derived silica and feels like silk on your skin.This serum protects against cold burn and wind and smooths surface lines, while letting the skin breathe. It also makes an excellent base for makeup.

Holiday Specials

giftcertIf you need help creating the perfect plan for your skin to look lovely the whole holiday season, come on in and book a 45 min skin care consultation! A $50 value FREE with purchase through December 31.

We also have gift certificates available – if your friends and family need a little special care, you can be their handy helper too (or forward this page to send a hint hint).

And our flash sale is coming on December 11! Details will be going out over email, so sign up if you haven’t already.

We hope to see you soon.

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