As someone who constantly boasts a multitude of skin woes, I've learned over the years to never put too much faith into a "quick fix." Addressing my skin issues is usually a long, arduous process involving testing hundreds of products, guzzling a bunch of pills/supplements, and seeing few results. But I'm pretty much game to try anything, so when I was offered a chance to try the signature Triple Crown Facial at the LA salon of legendary celebrity facialist Joanna Vargas, I immediately jumped at the opportunity. Keep reading to learn more about my facial experience, and to get a handy discount code for 20% off!
Joanna is pretty much a legend in the beauty industry; her technology-driven approach to facials and skincare is only matched by her commitment to plant-based ingredients, uniquely positioning her to conquer all aspects of the beauty world. Her own namesake line (as well as her in-spa treatments) are a favorite amongst a range of celebrity clientele, and she's frequently featured in publications from Vogue to the Hollywood Reporter for helping her star clients maintain their healthy glows. Her Triple Crown Facial is what started it all; the signature treatment combines microdermabrasion, microcurrent, and oxygen therapy to plump, de-puff, and lift the skin.
I came into their small salon off of W. 3rd St-- a cozy yet modern and chic oasis with a lit fireplace, white and millennial pink accents, and a neat display of the products. I was offered some water or tea, which I gladly accepted, and waited a few minutes for my aesthetician to bring me upstairs to one of the treatments rooms to get started. My facialist was laid back but professional, informing me this wasn't the "traditional" facial with steam, extractions, and massage, but that I'd love the results. She immediately began with the microdermabrasion (before cleansing!), which gently but deeply exfoliates, and then cleansed, using a combination of Joanna Vargas products and other salon-grade natural product lines. The other big parts of the facial were the microcurrent treatment (more on that in a minute) and the oxygen therapy. She then finished up with a Vitamin C serum, day cream, eye cream, and lip balm.
To me, the most interesting part of the facial was the microcurrent, which is a tool that emits extremely low-voltage electrical currents on a cellular level to repair damaged skin and help facilitate collagen and elastin production. The treatment is often referred to as facial toning, as it's almost like a workout for your face. However it works, I honestly didn't even realize how puffy and lackluster my skin had looked until I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror afterwards. For the first time in recent memory, my skin didn't look puffy or stressed at all! My face was noticeably slimmer, and everything looked lifted, plumped, and firm. I'm telling you, the results were so magical, I want to go back every few weeks and do it again!
Afterwards, my facialist sent me home with a few products that she thought would help, including their charcoal cleansing soap, a sheet mask, and my favorite, the daily serum (like a "green juice for your face"), which I've been using almost every day. Overall, I was so blown away by the results of the facial! I'm not kidding when I say it seriously changed my skin. The price might be a bit steep for a regular occurrence, but if you have a big event coming up and need some instant results, the Triple Crown Facial is an amazing option.
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