Queen Bee Blog
Facials: Hands-On Knowledge
I’m often asked why we don’t have much facial “machinery” at Queen Bee. Whilst we agree there are some machines, such as micro-current, IPL lasers, oxygen equipment and other technologies that give temporary fixes, our approach relies on the healing properties of human touch. At Queen Bee, we believe there is simply nothing that beats the touch of a truly skilled esthetician. However, esties in the State of California only need to complete 600 hours of school to learn how to rub lotions and potions all over your most prized punam, and at many a spa, that’s all you’re getting. Well, that and a bunch of up-sells that turn a relaxing service into a stressful and frustrating experience.
While we aren’t into violent facials that feel more like an electroshock therapy session than a spa treatment (a la Gwyneth), we are into results. Our hour-long facials include plenty of exfoliation and extractions, as well as a fat, hands-on, 20-minute facial massage that not only feels amazing but also lifts, stimulates, relaxes and heals the skin. Shoulders and neck are included too!
Having been the recipient of many sub-par facials, I go out of my way to hire only the most educated estheticians at Queen Bee. I look for professionals who know their products, procedures and how to read a client’s skin. True facialists know what their clients’ needs are the moment they first place their hands on the skin. We know when clients are stressed, sad, tired, or just having a crappy day. We create a customized protocol to meet every client’s individual needs, lifting their skin and their spirits.
We’ve tested thousands of skincare products and only use the three professional product lines that yield the most dramatic results: Sanitas, Epicuren and ISUN. Our favorite products from these lines, many of which can be purchased at Queen Bee for at-home use, are:
- Sanitas Peptiderm Eye Cream (my favorite and a best-seller!)
- Sanitas Peptiderm Moisturizer
- Sanitas Glycotoner 5%
- Epicuren Herbal Cleanser
- Epicuren Protein Mist Enzyme Toner
- ISUN Rose Ormus Oil
I’m not saying we are magicians, not in the least, but we can and do work magic every day at Queen Bee with a combination of these products and some very healing hands. Leave those smack-in-the-face facials to Gwyneth.