A few weeks ago, I was invited by the lovely Camille to the Skin Addiks Skin Care Studio in Studio City, California to experience the Environ-Mentally Challenged Facial Treatment. I was especially excited to visit Skin Addiks because Camille is a seasoned pro who offers top notch services at a fraction of the rates of most Los Angeles salons and spas–aka affordable luxury, I like the sound of that!
The Environ-Mentally Challenged Facial is a 90 minute treatment ($95) that utilizes a galvanic current with sound waves along with high concentrations of vitamins A, C, and E which are deeply penetrated into the dermal layers of the skin. The galvanic current and vitamins are able to penetrate so deeply that they are able to target pigmentation, wrinkles and blemishes. This facial delivers such impressive results that it has been voted one of the ten best facial treatments by Harper’s and Queen Magazine.
Here are the specifics of the facial: First, my skin was thoroughly cleansed and then exfoliated using a medium depth peel followed by steam and extractions. Next, my skin was treated with a photo rejuvenating light which stimulates new collagen and elastin and has an anti-inflammatory effect. This was followed by a very gentle manual lymphatic drainage which moves toxins and wastes into the lymphatic system and flushs it away. Camille then created a customized skin cocktail of vitamins A, C, E, beta-carotene and applied it to my face, combined it with an alginate mask (which acts as a conductor, calms and soothes, hydrates and prevents water loss in the facial skin), and then used the galvanic and sound wave current to increase the vitamin penetration by 400-4000% (FYI it doesn’t hurt, you can barely feel a thing.) That’s alot of transformative, active treatments in one facial!
Camille has a very calming demeanor and a gentle touch which makes you instantly feel comfortable and at ease. I loved the gentle potency of this facial, the variety of modalities to treat the skin and the results which continued to show up on my skin days later. I feel that the caliber of this treatment, the skill of Camille and the lasting results rival the most impressive facials in LA that cost at least double the price!
If you want a gentle and results oriented anti-aging facial, definitely come out to the valley and pay Camille a visit, you won’t be disappointed! And as an added perk, Romy Raves Readers can enjoy $25 off their first treatment.
Skin Addiks Skin Care Studio
12265 Ventura Blvd. #205
Studio City, CA 91604