Ya know, if spas were more like Starbucks, there’d be one on every corner, and the services would only cost $3-4.
I’d be able to tell El Hub, “Babe, I’m going on a quick spa run. Be right back!”
Instead, my trips to spas are few and far between, but on the rare occasions I do get to go, I always try to chat with the estheticians, because they’re great sources of skin care information.
Like last week at the beautiful Bliss spa in San Francisco, I cornered a friendly esthetician named Lillian, a 10-year veteran of the biz. Girl’s skin was flawless! FLAW-LESS. So I asked if she could recommend any awesome products.
Immediately, she started singing the praises of a line called SkinCeuticals. You’ve probably heard of it before; you see it in a lot of spas, dermatology offices and online skin care stores like Dermstore that carry niche brands and higher-end products.
Neither one is cheap, though. At Dermstore, the gel’s a whopping $70, and the masque costs $52.
But, both are designed to quench thirsty skin with hydration fortified with high doses of hyaluronic acid and vitamin B5.
The gel certainly seems to be working. I’ve been using it twice a day this week, and my cheeks definitely don’t seem as dry or flaky as they were.
The masque now, first things first? It feels so good! Especially right before bed. I slather it on, leave it alone for 15 minutes, and then rinse.
My skin feels about a billion times softer and more supple after.