Recently I had the opportunity to be treated to grape and oil facial therapy session at Skintology NYC. The main reason that I was so excited to try it out was because I had read that they like to emphasize the use of organic ingredients and I wanted to see how they went about it.
The reception area at Skintology had a minimalistic decor. The reception area was white and filled with light. There were staff members right in the front to welcome you, a wall of products to the right and chairs and tables by the windows. There was also a table by the skincare products where you were able to get room temperature water with pieces of lemon in it which I find to be very refreshing. As it turns out all of the rooms at Skintology were minimalisticly decorated. By this I mean that in the laser room there was a chair and a couple of laser machines. In the facial room there was a chair, a bed, a cabinet and a sink. They only had what they needed to do their work in each room and no more. Personally, I prefer some color and pictures, but since my eyes were closed during ninety five percent of my time there, it doesn’t really make a difference.
As soon as I walked in I was warmly greeted by the staff and handed a form to fill out. When I was done, they actually asked me if I had any questions and took the time to answer each and every one of them thoroughly. The esthetician herself was warm, kind, gentle and very knowledgeable. She took a few minutes to examine my skin and ask me questions and then she ran through the reasons that my skin would benefit from a grape and oil facial.
The Grape And Oil Therapy
Although I take great care of my skin, it’s taken quiet a beating this past year and become a little dry which is why this treatment was selected for me. The way that the Skintology catalogue describes this treatment is:
“Healing mud and protein-rich moisturizing butters help tighten and hydrate skin while organic clove oil and grape seed extract restore and detoxify tissue”.
It’s for people who have dull, dry skin and a session lasts for 60 minutes.
The treatment went as follows:
- Applied oxygen cleanser from Luzern Pure Cosmeticals to clean my face.
- Applied grape seed oil with night cream for a stimulating massage before a deep pore cleansing.
- Exfoliated with a deep hydrating scrub to remove oil from the face.
- Steamed the skin to make the pore deposits softer.
- Squeezed the pores for a deeper cleanse.
- Applied the Skintology spot treatment to tighten the pores.
- Used a paraphen mask to penetrate the pores and hydrate and tighten the skin.
- Applied a seaweed mask.
- Used the Luzern rosacea care serum (my cheeks have a touch of rosacea).
- Applied a collagen mask.
- Applied the Luzern pure oxygen cream and eye contour cream.
After the treatment my skin was positively radiant. My cheeks were a little less red and I looked energized and relaxed at the same time. I loved how the esthetician told me everything that she was doing as she went along so that I can understand why I was being given certain treatments. I also loved that while there are basic ingredients or steps in this treatment that make it what it is, there is also a level of flexibility that allows it to cater to the client’s needs. Best of all, my skin looked good for about a week after I visited Skintology.
I would definitely go to Skintology for another treatment again because the results that I saw were great. Their other treatments that interest me are:
- Laser skin tightening
- Laser skin resurfacing
- Fruit soufflé ($130- $150)
- Oxygen facial ($150)
- 24 Karat gold facial ($380)
- Absolut micro pearl ($380)
- Chemical peels
- Eyelash extensions
- They also do smartlipo and botox.
You can visit them at:
157 East 57th Street
New York, NY 10022