I woke up this morning feeling very fancy because yesterday I got my first ever, real…facial! I was lucky enough to stop by Joanna Vargas at the Sunset Tower hotel for a treatment like no other! Read on for all of the details.
Before I get into the details of my treatment, let’s talk beauty products. I’ve been using Joanna Vargas masks + serums for a while now and have loved the results. Here’s the 4-1-1!
If you aren’t familiar with Joanna Vargas, it’s a line of plant based, scientific formula beauty products aimed at creating brighter, healthier skin!
Before starting her own company, Joanna worked as a specialist at one of NYC’s premier dermatologists. She gained tons of knowledge and experience that allowed her to create products + treatments that work wonders!
Lately, I’m loving the Bright Eye Hydrating Mask and the Super Nova Serum.
BRIGHT EYE HYDRATING MASK
This is a bamboo sheet mask that hydrates + tones the areas under and around your eyes. I’ve been using them before big shoot days to reduct dark circles and look more “awake”! Long term, the mask can help reduce lines around the eyes and prevent signs of aging. My expert aesthetician at the spa, Asia, recommended that I put this mask on top of the Bright Eye Firming Mask, which I will definitely have to try! You can shop the Bright Eye Hydrating Mask HERE.
SUPER NOVA SERUM
You may look at the price tag of this serum and think “NO WAY!”, but hear me out. I started using this serum a bit over a month ago, and my skin has never ever looked better. If you’re looking to make an investment in your skin, look no further. I’ve always struggled with red, angry blemishes on my face and neck…especially after one too many sugary drinks or during that time of the month. One pump of this serum before bed totally soothes my irritated spots. Plus it conditions the skin and, over time, lessens fine lines! You can shop the Super Nova Serum HERE.
While I’d already seen an improvement in my skin from using JV’s masks + serums, I still had some skin concerns I wanted to address in my facial! My main “issues” were puffiness and dryness.
ABOUT THE FACIAL
Once I got to Joanna Vargas and told the lovely gals there what “skin issues” I wanted to address, we decided on a type of facial. JV offers many types of facials for different types of skin, and their ” Supernova” facial seemed just right for me.
I have to admit, when I first got into the treatment room, I was intimidated! The room was huge, gorgeous and filled with lots of scientific looking equipment. My nerves were immediately calmed by master aesthetician, Asia, from JVLA. I changed into a gown, got comfy and we got down to business!
The Supernova facial started with a toner, then a deep cleansing, followed by a lymphatic drainage massage complete with steam to open my pores! So, so heavenly.
After that came a liquid exfoliation, followed by a micro current treatment to de-puff my complexion! Asia stopped the micro current after working on half of my face to show the difference it makes. It was crazy…the side of my face that had received the currents was so much tighter! It was like an instant face lift.
Next, a collagen mask was applied to infuse my skin with nutrients. It felt amazing…I didn’t want Asia to take it off! To end the treatment, a cryotherapy wand was used to close my pores, increase circulation and prevent inflammation!
By the end of the treatment, my skin was glowing! Seriously, I have never ever seen my skin look this bright and healthy. I was amazed! You can check out a before (with makeup) and after (without makeup) HERE.
Thank you SO much to the Joanna Vargas team for transforming my skin and teaching me so much about skincare!