skin alchemy treatments
Organic herbs such as lavender, fennel and fruit-based enzymes detoxify the skin while manual lymphatic drainage movements and European facial massage allow for toxins to purge and you to deeply relax. The cells and complexion are invigorated and refreshed giving you a deep sense of renewal and a serious glow. Great for anyone who has recently been sick or has overindulged.
This facial is all about shedding the dull, damaged layers of skin to reveal your brightest and freshest face. Skin is doubly exfoliated and purifying extractions performed to ready the skin for deep facial massage and nourishment. A renewal serum rich in Omega 3 is massaged into the skin promoting cell renewal while Rose Hip and Wheat Germ oil deeply nourish and protect the epidermis. This facial is great for dull skin in need of repair and restoration. Sun-damaged, aging or environmentally damaged skin benefit immensely. Deeply hydrating.
The focus is acne: I address why you may be getting it and we devise a strategic plan. Empathy is important, and we will discuss nutrition, lifestyle and stress levels to try to get the skin in heal and repair mode. A treatment plan is devised to help you to achieve and manage a clear and vibrant skin without strong pharmaceutical medications. Botanical acne fighting formulas work synergistically to achieve balance in the skin. Home care solutions are customized for your exact challenges. An overall sense of calm and relief knowing we are on the way to a clear complexion for you. Very relaxing and effective.
The “free” facial is for the utmost sensitive skin and is free of petrochemicals, sulfates, parabens and synthetic fragrance, et al. This treatment is a great choice for skin that can’t tolerate chemicals and additives. I will address extremely sensitized skin, rosacea, allergies to nuts or perfumes and only use the finest in Bio Active skin care. Skin is calmed, soothed and refreshed. A deep state of balance and relaxation ensues. A more even complexion results with reduced inflammation.
The word “Omakase” comes from the Japanese verb “makasu” which means to trust, to let someone else take the initiative. In general, “Omakase” expresses the idea of having the courage to place your life in the hands of someone else. Or, in the case of skincare…place your facial experience in the hands of the esthetician.
This facial is for those that need “the works” and for me to pull out all the stops. Maybe you have been hiking in the Amazon for two months and have barely been able to wash your face. Maybe you have children and do not have a minute to spare on yourself. Maybe your skin is sun-damaged, harmed by cigarette smoke as well as junk food. Or maybe you are a just a guy who uses soap. In this facial I will do everything that is needed (which may include a peel and a Vitamin C treatment plus an extra-hydrating masque) plus lots of Japanese and European style facial massages. It could include whatever is the newest, most innovative skin care treatment I’m excited about, too. My most creative and intensive facial.
75 minutes, $135.00
These can be added to any facial except Omakase (because this includes everything already). Lactic and glycolic Peels can be done in a series of stand-alone treatments if it is determined there is need after a first facial and consultation. $25.00 as an addition to a facial. Peels as a standalone are $60.00.
Various organic peels, including: These are derived from Milk, Sugarcane and fruit enzymes.
A 30% Lactic acid with Tyrosinase inhibitor and herbal extracts provides superior exfoliation and peeling action while moisturizing, healing and protecting the skin. One of the best treatments for hyperpigmentation, acne or skin lacking in clarity. Safe for all skin colors, few contraindications. Glycolic 20% is available as well.
Intense Anti-Oxidant Professional Exfoliator
Superb gentle yet effective exfoliant containing pumpkin, pomegranate and papaya enzymes. Restores skin hydration, tone and firmness. Safe for all skin types.
Vitamin C Treatment
An extremely hydrating and powerful anti-oxidant. Topical Vitamin C energizes the skin with vitality, freshness and increased stimulation of collagen. Wonderful for all skin types, especially when you want a major glow. $30.00 as an addition to a facial.
Soothing Chammomile Mask
Red, irritated or over-stressed skin will benefit from this extremely calming mask. You will find redness reduced and skin hydrated and balanced. Great in winter or after a trauma such as sun burn or facial surgery.
This enzymatic mask purges intercellular debris from the pores aiding in more effective extractions. Especially good on stubborn skin that has had lack of care. Great for helping to unclog stubborn congestion while brightening and revealing a fresher skin. Great for teens.
Lifting and Toning facial massage
An intense facial massage that dramatically lifts, tones and flushes the skin. A combination of lymphatic drainage with deeply relaxing facial massage aids in stimulating collagen, relieving facial tension and stagnant muscles while puffiness is flushed away. Great for tired skin lacking in elasticity. Hot and cold sensations used in this facial to wake up and refresh vigor into the skin.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage
while this is included to some degree in all facials, a longer version can be performed to help severe inflammation,puffiness and sinus relief.
Warm Japanese Hinoki oil wrap with Mini-Facial
Detoxifying dry brushing and warm compresses comprise this nurturing wrap. Hinoki, a deeply aromatic Japanese wood is said to help calm tension, relieve stress, soothe the skin and act as a mild decongestant. Warm Hinoki oil is applied to the body using gentle effleurage. While wrapped, a mini- facial that includes cleansing, skin analysis, facial neck and shoulder massage and a mask suited to your skin is performed.
70 minutes, $115.00
At Skin Alchemy I use either a gentle chamomile wax, a cream wax and sometimes a calendula based hard wax for safe, gentle and effective hair removal.
Eyebrow Shaping $20.00
Eyebrow Clean-up $15.00 (if you have had Shaping from me within 5 weeks)
Certain contraindications will prohibit any waxing. This includes use of antibiotics, Accutane, Retin-A, Differerin, Tanning and Diabetes. This is for your safety. Please notify me in advance and we can explore other options.
At Skin Alchemy I use Ren and Glymed Plus products — two amazing lines that I am proud to be able to use and to offer. Products will be available for purchase in the boutique. Feel free to call if you can’t make it in for a consultation or to re-order.
REN believes in beautiful, healthy skin. That is why they pioneered the concept of Clean Bio Active Skincare. Skincare products that are formulated with cutting edge, clinically proven bio actives free from skin unfriendly ingredients. Beautiful products with wonderful essential oils. A very luxurious line with a lot of integrity.
The GlyMed Plus multi-faceted science skin care system is the creation of Master Medical Esthetician Christine Heathman, CME, LMT and CEO, who has professionally treated skin with unparalleled results for over 25 years and understands the importance of the relationship between skin and safe ingredients that really work! Glymed Plus nurtures the most challenging of skin problems for all skin colors overcoming the complexities associated with acne, aging, pigmentation, Rosacea and surgical trauma. Only natural, certified organic components are used for GlyMed Plus skin care products.