AUG 2016

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38 DAYSPA | AUGUST 2016 C u s t o m F a c i a l Cu st m a cia l (60 min./$300) THE SPA: Shani Darden Skin Care, Los Angeles THE BRAND: iS CLINICAL THE STEP-BY-STEP: 1 Cleanse with Cleansing Complex. 2 With low steam on, massage face with a custom ultrasound device. 3 Apply a gentle chemical peel or enzyme exfoliant, depending on skin type. 4 Perform extractions, then use oxygen to calm skin. 5 Put client under a blue LED light to help kill bacteria and boost collagen. 6 Finish with Extreme Protect SPF 30. PRO TIP: Customize, customize, customize. Owner Shani Darden knows that everyone's skin can vary from day to day. "Helping clients get on the proper routine to achieve healthy, clear skin is vital. I make sure each guest receives the right products to bring their acne or rosacea under control," says Darden. "That sets them up for a great skincare regimen that can be followed at home. Analyzing and adjusting each individual product is how I make sure their skin is glowing, and they see results right away!" D e e p C l e a n s i n g F a c i a l eep Clea nsin a cia l (60 min./$185) THE SPA: Shutters on the Beach, Santa Monica, CA THE BRAND: HydroPeptide THE STEP-BY-STEP: 1 Clean skin with Cleansing Gel, then again with Purifying Cleanser. 2 Tone with Clarifying Toner. 3 Apply a Pumpkin Peel. 4 Perform extractions, then apply Clarifying Toner. 5 Provide a facial massage with a mix of Redefi ning Serum, Clarifying Toner and Soothing Balm. 6 Apply a mask mix of Purifying Cleanser and Purifying Mask, leave on for 7-10 minutes. 7 Perform a hand massage with a mix of Soothing Balm and Firming Moisturizer. 8 Apply Spot Corrector on active breakouts. 9 Apply Redefi ning Serum, moisturizing Face Lift, Eye Authority Cream, Solar Defense and fi nish with a swipe of Perfecting Gloss Lip Enhancing Treatment. PRO TIP: Team effort. Lead esthetician Dijana Marjanovic explains that with 60 peptides, antioxidant-rich botanical stem cells, growth factors and triple hyaluronic acid, HydroPeptide's facials ensure results. She also loves that the products are pure and mild enough to use on dehydrated, acne- prone and extremely sensitive skin. "However, clients need to understand that treating acne is a long process and takes commitment on their part as well as mine!" she reminds. H y d r a d e r m i e Hydra dermie (90 min./$125-$150) THE SPA: Beyond Appearance Skin Care Salon, Dallas THE BRAND: Guinot THE STEP-BY-STEP: 1 Remove makeup using Gentle Eye Cleansing Gel. 2 Apply Cleansing Exfoliating Face Lotion using circular movements. Rinse, tone and blot dry. 3 Apply Firming Gel Neck Bust Décolleté. 4 For 10 minutes, use Guinot's roller electrodes between the décolleté and the forehead. 5 Rinse and proceed with extractions, if necessary. 6 Apply Oxygenating Face Emulsion and high frequency for fi ve minutes. 7 Remove remaining emulsion with a spatula, then rinse, tone and blot dry. 8 Perform a face and neck massage using Beauty Massage Cream Serum. 9 Apply Instant Eye-Mask to the eye contour; end with personalized care products. PRO TIP: Provide consistency. Mari Thomas, owner of Beyond Appearance Skin Care Salon, explains that Guinot's products help clients fi nd an equilibrium— they're not drying but still remove bacteria, calm the skin and balance pH. "Guinot's formulas, especially its treatments, have been consistently effective for over 35 years. Hydradermie is our star facial and it's outstanding. Mild electrotherapy and gentle massaging movements help the plant-based active ingredients penetrate more deeply into the skin," says Thomas. "Our clients love receiving a customized mask and relaxing massage, the combination of which leaves the complexion balanced, healthy and glowing." Kelsey Nolan is a Los Angeles-based freelance trade magazine writer. © GETTY IMAGES Clear Skin AHEAD

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