I can’t believe it!
25 years in the treatment room.
On January 19th, 1999, I passed my state boards in California. (Thank you to my friend and colleague Lisa @oilandwaterskincare for not only sitting next to me during said board exam but actually remembering the date.) I am so honored to have had such a long and wonderful career in an industry where the average career lifespan is 3 years. (And I only blew out one shoulder!!)
I have worked in just about every sector of our industry: a corporate-run spa, an independent salon & spa, a renter in a skin care clinic, a collective of independent wellness practitioners (which I also ran for 4 years), and finally on to my private practice in an office I adore in Union Square. There have been SO many changes, and so many advances in our industry during this time and so many more to come. If you know me, you know I thrive on education and staying on top of all things skin. I'm heading back to UCLA for more cosmetic chemistry with industry legend Rebecca Gadberry in a few weeks, and I cannot wait to share and apply what I learn.
This year promises to be a wild one, full of more education, new treatments, new products, and the completion of a project I have been working on for the last year. (More on that next month.) For now, I am simply full of gratitude for all of you who have trusted me for advice and with the care of your beautiful faces for all these years. You are my inspiration. Onward!!
With affection & sunscreen,
2 brand new products to start 2024! I'll be highlighting ingredients on social media and in the next newsletter, but they're available now! Try them out at your next treatment.
Lip Renewing Hydrator - a natural solution that firms, plumps, and hydrates lips. With collagen-boosting peptides and plumping Hyaluronic Filling Spheres, it enhances lip fullness and elasticity. Enriched with antioxidant-rich Cranberry Seed Oil and nourishing extracts, it provides optimal care, leaving lips looking and feeling their best. Available in Vanilla Mint, Watermelon, and Naked (unscented).
Circa-Shield Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 - powered by cutting-edge advanced ingredient technology, Circa-Shield takes a proactive stance against light-induced oxidative stress, preventing the formation of free radicals. But that’s not all—it’s your go-to solution for digital pollution defense, providing a barrier against the stressors of the modern world. I've never experienced a mineral formulation that feels this good on the skin!
There have been a lot of product changes in the last few months, so I'm highlighting some recommended substitutions. If you don't see something in the shop or need a little help deciding, please don't hesitate to reach out!
Emerge Biome Repair - replaces Pure & Simple Cleansing Lotion and Botanical Cleansing Oil (new oil-based cleanser in stock next month)
Confidently Clean - replaces Pore Clearing Cleanser for acne-prone skin
Citrus Herbal Cleanser - replaces Pore Clearing Cleanser for combination/"normal" skin
Mandelica 5% - replaces Alphaplex
MicroMoisture+ - replaces Hydrafluide
Conditioning Hydra-Mist - replaces Pollution Solution
Pore ReBalancing Toner - replaces Exfolitone
Cancelation/Late Arrival Policy Reminder
I really do dislike charging fees for services you didn't receive! If you're not feeling well a few days before your treatment, please go ahead and reschedule. I'll do my very best to fit you in once you're well!
Cancelation policy: A 48-hour cancellation notice is required to avoid the cancellation fee (75% of services booked).
Late Arrivals: Late arrivals will change the starting time of your treatment, but not the ending time, to respect the next scheduled client. If a late arrival does not allow enough time for some or all of your booked services, you will still be charged the cancellation fee for any services we don't have time for.
A quarter century of skin care (and sunscreen and big glasses)!!