I know it sounds odd, but I had a GREAT facial at my favorite waxing place the other day. I love Stript Wax Bar and have been going there for years for my hard wax brazilians. I trust no one else to get the job down painlessly (well, mostly!) and flawlessly. When I got the change to try one of their facials, I jumped. Why not?
The newest addition to the Stript Wax facial menu is the Stem Cell Facial! This brand new Glycolic facial is meant to regenerate skin cells that have been tarnished from the sun. The facial uses plant stem cells, which are derived from lilac leaves, help replenish the skin, fight signs of aging, and continuously regenerate the look and feel of the skin. Plant stem cells have been shown to stimulate human stem cell growth and preserve existing cells, and they have also been shown to improve skin tone and texture.
This facial helps to:
· increase cellular turnover
· provide antioxidant support
· assist with the release of comedones
· stimulate the production of collagen and elastin
After a relaxing oxygen mask, the esthetican was able to extract some blackheads from my nose and t-zone. Then the glycolic was applied. I’m not going to lie, it did sting a little, but my skin looked radiant afterwards and it didn’t even peel the next day, except a tiny bit on my nose. I would recommend this facial as a bargain option for someone looking to replenish and rejuvenate their skin after a summer of sun and fun. Your winter skin will thank you!
A bit about Stript: Stript Wax Bar launched in May 2009 as San Francisco’s first waxing-only space, and now includes locations in Palo Alto, Oakland, Walnut Creek, and Los Angeles. Stript Wax Bar offers a complete line of hard-wax services as well as post-wax treatments, mineral eye makeup application, spray tanning, facials, and brow shaping.