The nation’s first and only USDA Certified Organic health and wellness facility, Zoetica, located in Chicago’s Gold Coast, offers guests a complete health and wellness experience. Optimizing each guest’s well being and beauty with science-based health assessments and personalized organic prescriptions, we provide a fully toxin-free environment and USDA Certified Organic skin, body and beauty care.
Housed inside the offices of a renowned facial plastic surgeon, the aestheticians at True Skin Care Center were hand-selected to form an elite team, whose access to results-driven skincare tools, methods, and products upgrades clients' spa visits into transformative experiences. All of the staff members have undergone rigorous academic training and held careers in high-end spas, yet their resumés impress with different feats—Daniela specializes in precision lasering. Joanie draws from past jobs as a model and makeup artist to augment her procedures, Gigi and Jennifer boasts an expertise in exfoliating services.
The team administers a broad range of treatments, from chemical peels to firming ultrasound sessions. To prep for a special event, clients can recline for an Intraceuticals oxygen facial, whose black-cherry-scented formula helps polish complexions to a firm and healthy glow. Laser hair removal helps clients achieve smooth skin, and microdermabrasion buffs away dead cells to reveal brighter complexions and previously undiscovered dimples. Other offerings include waxing, makeup applications and comprehensive bridal packages. Regardless of its type, however, each appointment begins with a thorough client consultation, which identifies both current and past concerns before devising a new skincare regimen.
Brands Used: Botox, Juvederm, Obagi, PCA, Neocutis, Sciton Laser Technology
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 11–25
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 18
Pro Tip: Ask questions—we have a very knowledgeable and friendly staff.
Q&A with the Aestheticians
People go to spas to forget about the outside world. How does your decor help create an atmosphere where visitors can unwind?
We offer a modern and warm, yet professional, medical environment. All three of our offices feature free wifi, refreshments, and elegant decor. Our Chicago facility has its own parking lot.
Do you use any products or brands you're particularly proud of? What makes them uniquely effective?
Our products help improve the appearance of all types of skin imperfections. They are clinically proven products designed to help revitalize, enhance, and maintain healthy skin for life. We stock Obagi, Neocutis, PCA, and Jane Iredale Cosmetics. Additionally, we offer Sciton laser treatments for facial rejuvenation or laser hair removal. We also started offering the new VI Peel.
What is one fun, unusual fact about your business?
We have a medical side that specializes in varicose vein treatment that is often covered by insurance, in addition to the plastic surgery and medical spa services.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 3 people
Parking: Free parking lot
Most popular service: Cosmetic makeup for eyebrows and beauty marks
Products Used: Iron-oxide-based pigments
Pro Tip: Discomfort is now greatly reduced due to a new topical anesthetic.
Q&A with Khadijah, Permanent Makeup Artist
What’s your favorite part about your job?
Transforming a flaw by enhancing its beauty and lifting the person's spirit.
What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a client?
"It's amazing how I can just get up and go. I have cut 30–45 minutes off my beauty routine, whether I'm going to work or out on the town."
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Smudge-proof permanent makeup can help you look great from the moment you wake up in the morning. It's life-changing for women who have lost their facial hair due to ailments such as alopecia and thyroid problems, as well as chemotherapy. It also helps active women stay polished while running and swimming.
Modern lights hang from the ceiling like glowing mushrooms, illuminating Robert Jeffrey Salon’s beige walls and chestnut wood floors. Amid these cozy accents, licensed manicurist Celina Staniow draws on 18 years of experience to shape and spiff up nails. Adhering to safe and hygienic practices, Celina softens skin with organic soaks and applies chip-resistant Shellac polish. She upgrades treatments with services that address aesthetic and health-related concerns, whether that means adding all-natural polishes to each nail or strengthening nail beds with vegan elixirs and tiny metal shields.
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Four Things to Know About Azul Holistic Spa
Azul Holistic Spa offers organic holistic treatments amid a lavish backdrop with a rich color palette and feel-good amenities. Beginning with the open meditation room, continuing through treatments like coconut-honey scrubs and Ayurvedic massages, and ending in a rain shower, the experience at Azul is both organic and luxurious. Read on for more on the award-winning spa:
“Twinspiration” can be credited with the genesis of Azul Spa. Twin sisters Martha Silvia, a yoga instructor, and Martha Leticia, an Ayurvedic health practitioner, founded the spa with what they see as twin concepts: relaxation and well-being.
The name epitomizes the spa experience. Azul, which means blue and represents inspiration and spirituality, ties directly to the “spa” portion of the name, which stands for “Salut Per Aqua,” which is Latin for “relaxation through water.”
You might not want to leave: Guests of the spa are given terry-lined waffle robes and slippers and enjoy access to rain showers and aromatherapeutic toiletries, as well as a meditation room and private treatment rooms.
The spa uses all green products: Whether it’s an aromatherapy massage or a skincare treatment, Azul’s staff only uses organic, vegan, and cruelty-free products. Those include 100% natural herbs and roots and Ayurvedic aromatherapy oils.