Beauty news: Skintopia Auckland opens at Commercial Bay

Today I was lucky enough to visit the brand new Skintopia at Auckland hot spot Commercial Bay, and boy- was I impressed.
Skintopia calls itself a “results-driven, scientifically based skin treatment salon”, and is the work of the very clever Natasha Bourke. As well as being the founder of Skintopia (which opened in Wellington last year) Natasha is the CEO for Two Hundred Doors, the New Zealand distributor for Dermalogica. A woman who definitely knows a LOT about skin, she first trained as a skin therapist before completing a Bachelor of Business Studies and relocating to London where she worked for Dermalogica. Towards the end of her tenure with the company she was responsible for setting up the first Dermalogica flagship store in Kensington, London and came home to do the same here. So it’s safe to say that when she created the Skintopia formula, it was with a great deal of retail, business and hands on experience to back it up.
Today when I visited Auckland’s first open-plan “Skin Lounge” it was to try their lunchtime-style treatment, which was a 30 minute glow up in the form of the ProSkin 30 treatment. It involved a thorough custom cleanse and Facemapping, before a completely bespoke treatment rolled out designed around targeting my greatest concerns. You can power this up with the likes of Hydrodermabrasion, a Contour Mask or LED, then you’re free to go on your way in well under an hour. The perfect day-before-the-weekend treat and so effective, it really does aim to deliver results that you can see almost immediately. They also offer treatment rooms for the more lengthy and advanced treatments, which could be a ProSkin 60 with enhancements or the likes of a Dermalogica Pro Power Peel, Dermal Pen or Oxygen Boost.
Skintopia prides themselves on handpicking the best qualified skin therapists who are all experts in their craft, and fanatical about skin. “Taking great care of your skin is up there on our priority list with the importance of seeing a dentist! If you’re obsessed about investing in results and not just relaxation, then Skintopia is the right place for you,” says Natasha.
Going beyond just treatments, it’s also a great place to pick up products from coveted brands such as Dermalogica, The Beauty Chef, Aleph Beauty and Dose & Co (my favourite protein powder and collagen product, hands down), to really get to work on your skin, from within.
I personally loved the bespoke touch and holistic approach to beauty at this beautiful destination, and cannot recommend that you experience it yourself enough.
Skintopia Commercial Bay is open right now on Level 2, 21 Queen Street, Commercial Bay, Auckland, (09) 218 4461


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