The clocks have officially changed and the days are shorter and cooler. This alteration in the season can wreak havoc on your skin, especially if you basked in the glory of L.A.’s sunny summer days. Prep your skin for the drier months of winter at the best places for facials in Los Angeles.
Club Prive Salon
10401 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 100 B
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Once you step into Club Prive Salon, Arielle Snyder will envelop you into a world of relaxation and luxury. Using a variety of products including Darphin Paris, L’Espace Payot Paris and Lucrece Physicians’ Esthetic Research, the spa’s signature facial is customized to each client and his or her skin care needs. Snyder will assess your skin before deciding which products to use and then begin with a facial cleansing, extraction (if necessary) and moisturizing mask. In addition, while your face is being pampered, Snyder works to ensure your tranquility with a relaxing stone massage.
Dermalogica Montana Ave.
1022 Montana Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90403
A stroll on Montana Avenue is relaxing in itself, but stop by Dermalogica for a lunchtime facial and your afternoon will be complete. The store has estheticians available for mini facials and product recommendations. Try the free Dermalogica face mapping for a 10-minute detailed analysis of your skin, treatment options and prevention suggestions by one of the licensed Dermalogica skin therapists. Afterward, opt for a facial that will address any of your skincare needs and enjoy product recommendations for you to take home. As the weather dries out your skin this winter, the skin hydrating booster and the renewal lip complex will be your go-to items all season long.
Solas Skin Care
1148 4th St., Suite 204
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Price: $75 to $145
The beachy enclave of Solas Skin Care will not only give you an experience that simulates a vacation, but the facial promises to pamper your parched skin. Owner and esthetician Lauri Roberts will give your skin a once over to evaluate what it needs and which proactive steps should be taken for the upcoming winter. Solas Skin Care specializes in incorporating organic and natural products into every treatment. The Organic Medifacial will not only hydrate the skin, but will also address anti-aging. Using Osmosis USDA-certified organic masks, this facial will restore any moisture loss, repair damage and aid in bringing the skin back to its original state of balance and health.
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Raya European Day Spa
533 N. La Cienega Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90048
Price: $20 to $85
A true icon of the skin-care industry in Los Angeles, Raya European Day Spa has specialized in thorough skin analysis and facials for decades. You will not be disappointed with the customized European facial. This 60-minute treatment gets into all of your nooks and crannies and leave you with baby soft skin that is blackhead free. The customized European facial features a meticulous examination of your skin and its potential problem areas, a personalized product regimen, steam extractions, exfoliation, facial massage and a hot or cold Japanese iron with Vital Silk-C. Raya will then send you on your way with detailed instructions and product recommendations for your ongoing at-home treatment plan.
250 Newport Center Drive, Suite 150
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Price: $90 to $240
Find a true day of pampering that is free of the city’s hustle and bustle at True Grace in Newport Beach. Take a deep, ocean breeze-filled breath and step into the skin care world of Grace Gutierrez, an Argentinean-native and licensed esthetician. Here, you will be pampered as your skin is refreshed and rejuvenated. With the pollution and other environmental factors weighing against the health of your skin, True Grace offers customized facials using renowned skin care line Skin Authority to address dehydration, wrinkles and dull, lifeless skin. Try the Ultimate Facial, which is a combination of a customized peel and microdermabrasion without the nonsense of any downtime, and you will be singing a happy tune the whole ride back to L.A.
Jennifer Geisman is a freelance writer and faithful beauty junkie living in Los Angeles. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.