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  • My clients trust my expertise.  

There are a lot of products and skin care salons with people behind them who embellish when they talk about results. I don’t. I’m fascinated with biochemistry. If clients want the information, I’ll explain the product ingredients or the purpose of a procedure.  I’m direct and up-front and my clients like that about me.

  •  Customized facials are my specialty.chin_plant_pencils

I trained in Paris, France and have been offering esthetics treatments for over 30 years. I used to offer manicures and pedicures and other full-service salon treatments.  But the truth is I really enjoy assessing and treating my clients’ skin. I’m passionate about skin care. It’s who I am and I can live with that.

  •  I only use the finest quality products.

I carefully researched different products and their efficacy before deciding on the four international skin care product lines that I both sell and use in my treatments. I will also analyze product ingredients to ensure clients get the best possible results from products they are using that I don’t carry at the Clinic.  

  •  My rates are competitive.

 Healthy, radiant skin does not have to be expensive. As a sole proprietor, I can charge less than the full-service salons because I don’t have an overhead that includes a salaried staff and I don’t lease a retail space. I offer customized facials and treatments in a subdued setting in the heart of Toronto’s Rosedale neighbourhood.

  •  I help my clients to be their best selves.

The skin is the largest body organ and it reveals a lot about our health. To help my clients look and feel their best, I also offer the following services:

  • Holistic nutrition counselling
  • Manual lymphatic drainage
  • Ayurvedic bodywork

Call for an appointment today: 416-960-2456

 

40 Years Ago

When I was about 18, I had a dream that I would go to Paris to study esthetics. The dream actually started when I was 12, saw the movie Funny Face and fell in love with the whole beatnik thing. At 19, I followed that dream and here is the receipt for the airfare. Why … Continue reading

The Year of the Pulse

This is the year of the pulse. Not your heart beat, of course, but dried beans, peas and lentils. They are a great source of protein and fibre. They help to reduce cholesterol and control blood sugar levels (that is good news for diabetics and those with hypoglycemia). They are also rich in iron, potassium, magnesium, … Continue reading

Fermented and Pickled Foods

I have always loved sour and spicy flavours. So fermented foods and pickles are a staple in my diet. For many centuries prior to refrigeration, people all over the world fermented and pickled foods, in order to preserve them for consumption between the growing seasons. Remember, people used to only eat what was available to them in their region, … Continue reading

Coffee

Coffee was grown originally in Ethiopia. Armenians were the first to open coffee houses in Europe. I have been making  Soorj (Coffee) in a jezve since I was a little girl. I  remember my grandmother roasting and grinding coffee. As I was told that I should not drink it because I was too young – … Continue reading

My Morning at the Market – Walking the Talk

Since  I am always going on and on about eating fresh, organic and local – I thought I would share with you what I purchased this week at one of my local markets. Every Saturday morning I visit one of two of the farmers markets in Toronto: The BrickWorks and Wychwood Barns. This week it … Continue reading

Vitamins and Mineral Supplements – Myth Buster No. 4

“We don’t need to take vitamin and mineral supplements.”   Sheldon Cooper believes taking vitamins simply produces expensive urine. But should we accept the opinion of a young man who eats only take-out unless his cola addicted mother is in town?     RDA’s ( Recommended Daily Allowances) were established in the 1940s. Now we … Continue reading

Winter Health Tips for Your Skin and Body

Winter is here full on! So, here are a few tips for coping with cold, dry weather. Keep your facial skin happy: Start with a good exfoliation, either microdermabrasion or a gentle enzyme-based peel. Use Sodium Hyaluronate (hyaluronic acid) daily  before your day cream or your night cream. Some creams already contain Sodium Hyaluronate. Make … Continue reading