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The Complexion Connoisseur

The Complexion Connoisseur

Does not imply person featured in the photograph had any of the treatments mentioned in this article.

The complexion connoisseur spends hours researching the active ingredients in their favorite serums and creams, ensuring that they’re maximizing every step in their routine for the best possible results. Knowledge is power! 

The treatment: Jet Set Facial℠ ($350)

Where to get it: Kát Rudu® Beauty, Los Angeles

What to expect: Like the celebrities that visit Rudu’s studio, you'll be ready for your close-up after this red carpet facial. The five-star treatment starts with a cleanse using products from her namesake skincare line, followed by microdermabrasion, extractions, exfoliation, and topped off with a hyaluronic acid brightening mask. Basically, expect to walk out of Kat’s studio looking — and feeling — extra radiant. 

The product: Atolla® Skin Health System ($45 per month)

What to expect: Anyone who’s intrigued by ingredients and skincare science will love diving into the Atolla Skin Health System. Developed by MIT graduates, it uses carefully-crafted testing tools to evaluate skin’s pH, oil, and moisture levels. Once you submit your results and the goals you have for your skin, Atolla creates a bespoke serum for you. In subsequent months, as your skin adapts to the formula, Atolla may tweak it, increasing the levels of some ingredients or changing the product entirely to ensure your complexion is at its peak.

The treatment: The Holistic Facial℠ ($175)

Where to get it: Naturopathica®, New York City

What to expect: Because this facial is designed to make you look and feel your best from the inside out, your appointment will begin with a comprehensive questionnaire to determine your skin personality. Based on your results, your skin specialist will give you a bespoke facial in addition to a lymphatic massage and acupressure work. The results? Lit-from-within skin, as well as a custom treatment regimen to keep that post-facial glow going. 

Editor's Note

If you take blood thinners, talk to your doctor before using a gua sha or rolling tool.