With a proprietary line of skincare products and nods from Elle magazine, Vogue and "The Doctors," Kalologie's aesthetic aptitude is undisputed. The beauty mecca bills itself as a 360-degree spa, since it lavishes clients with almost every spa treatment under the sun, from facials to waxing to massage.
During each skin-bolstering treatment, aestheticians call on Kalologie's medical-grade products to clarify faces and ease signs of aging without having to hog-tie the hands of time. For example, the signature Kalologie facial includes a pomegranate enzyme mask to exfoliate skin and stimulate cellular turnover, while the alpha-beta peel uses a combination of hydroxy acids to whisk away blemishes and lessen the appearance of fine lines.
Inside the Ayres Hotel and Spa in Mission Viejo, Athena Spa is a calming oasis with large and spacious cream-colored rooms. The full-service spa upgrades traditional spa treatments with deluxe add-ons. Facials, for example, intensify with the addition of freeze-dried seaweed compresses or the rejuvenating extracts of caviar and pearls. The contents of body wraps appear to be plucked from a five-star restaurant, with ingredients such as crème fraîche, papaya, pineapple-salt mousse, and pomegranate. In their signature massage, therapists don’t restrict customers to a single style of touch, but combine several modalities, including Swedish, shiatsu, deep tissue, and the grizzly-bear womp. In addition to these aesthetic treatments, an onsite yoga studio invites customers to relax from the inside out.
Timea Tokes’s built her 20-year career on the belief that what touches your skin matters. At Timea’s European Skin Care, she and aesthetician Andrea Kramer put that belief to practice by judiciously choosing the tools and products that power their facial and waxing services. For example, their signature facial revitalizes skin with ingredients from Éminence Organic Skin Care products, and the Repêchage facial adds moisture back into parched surfaces with multiple layers of European seaweed. The spa duo also dabbles in tech-savvy components, including the FSD microphototherapy’s light and heat energy and the Bio-Ultimate firming facial’s microcurrents and robot tears.
The treatments at Forever-Young Skincare combine a variety of high-tech beauty technologies in the hopes of achieving a timeless goal?to fight aging. Aesthetician Nance Jack Garber deploys state-of-the-art implements that dole out ultrasonic waves, pulses of thermal light, and smoke signals of pure oxygen that work to ward off wrinkles and restore elasticity to the skin. Nance also brings more than two decades of experience as a massage therapist to her practice, complementing her modern facials with good old-fashioned deep-tissue massage and stretching.
Tayani Med-Aesthetics brings together a professional and compassionate staff of aestheticians trained to carry out the latest noninvasive skin missions. An IPL photo rejuvenation employs precise and sensitive laser pulses to reverse sun damage, hyperpigmentation, and wayward vessels roosting in your features. Each treatment is tailored to the client's skin type and practically painless, although patients sometimes feeling a slight sting like being snapped by a rubber band or insulted by Don Rickles.
Salon 117 & Essence Day Spa treats tender outer layers to the touch-ups and rubdowns they so earnestly crave. The combo massage rubs out tension in a session that alternates between gentle Swedish strokes and diligent deep-tissue techniques.