Category Archives: BODY

VSOTO Skin: Luxury Skincare For All!

May 6, 2022

I fell in love with VSOTO Ageless Exotic Glow Crème when it was applied during my facial at OleHenriksen recently. I was thrilled to try the rest of line and sharing below all the goodies from this line.

For too long, luxury spa skincare has been reserved for just the privileged few. At VSOTO, they are on a mission to create inclusive and intentional skin rituals that deliver the decadence of a $600 treatment to your bathroom counter. 

Their products are formulated for all people, no matter your gender, skin type, or skin tone. Behind every formula is a simple creed: revolutionary beauty experiences are powered by nature, made for everyone, and created to bring joy to your everyday routines.

With VSOTO you get professional spa results at home. Every product is a spa treatment in a jar, pairing nature’s most precious botanicals and exotic essential oils with science-backed actives to transform your skin.

VSOTO Ageless Exotic Glow Crème – $125 

The ultimate anti-aging moisturizer for that post exotic vacation glow! 

This is the ultimate anti-aging crème. Infused with exotic essential oils and powerful actives, this crème will give you that post exotic vacation glow. Helps to visibly plump, firm and provide deep hydration. Skin is left looking luminous and restored.

VSOTO Calming Cloud Crème – $95  

Restores sensitive skin leaving it softer, smoother and hydrated!

This velvety-rich crème helps restore sensitive skin, leaving it visibly softer, smoother, and hydrated. Packed with calming essential oils and powerful actives, this nurturing treatment soothes redness and helps to renew healthy looking skin.

VSOTO Hydrating Glow Crème – $90

Eliminates dryness, replenishes skin’s moisture and minimizes wrinkles!

This luxurious crème works to eliminate dryness, deeply replenish skin’s moisture and minimize the look of fine lines, wrinkles and sagging skin. Packed with hydrating essential oils and powerful actives, this treatment crème will leave skin feeling replenished, supple and soft.

VSOTO Purifying Transformation Crème – $90

Delivers purification, light exfoliation while hydrating skin!

This multi-tasking crème delivers purification, light exfoliation and pore refining benefits, all while deeply hydrating without stripping the skin of its natural oils. Packed with balancing essential oils and powerful actives, this treatment crème will leave skin feeling clear, soft and with a gorgeous glow.

VSOTO is paraben-free, cruelty-free, and made in the U.S.!

About the Founder of VSOTO: Vance Soto

“Coming from a working-class Latino family, I got my start in the spa industry like a lot of people with humble beginnings: wiping sweat off tanning beds at my local salon when I was in high school. But what started with a not-so-glamorous job led me to my professional calling. As a spa manager, I designed treatments for some of the largest day spas in California and ran a medical facility with the latest lasers, chemical peels, and injectable treatments. After becoming a spa owner, I traveled around the world to study everything from time-honored treatments to cutting-edge medspa technology. Today, my luxury face spa in LA is an oasis beloved by the world’s most recognizable faces for its highly innovative treatments. 

VSOTO is the result of everything I’ve learned over two decades of studying spa culture: a deep commitment to clean and natural ingredients, expertise in spa technology, and my personal belief that taking care of your skin is easier when you have products you look forward to using every single day.”

Vance has been featured in the press via Huffington PostINC.Mental Floss + many more!  

A Revisit To OleHenriksen Face/Body Spa

May 4, 2022

I had such a lovely spa day at LA’s classic, OleHenriksen Face/Body Spa – a legendary staple on the Sunset Strip since 1975. If you’re looking for a day-vacay in the city, take a few hours and retreat into total relaxation. I also left with some excellent skincare, VSOTO – more on that soon!

The Spa is hailed for its unique, indulgent and transformational treatments which attract
Hollywood’s A-list and elite, including Charlize Theron, Madonna, Naomi Campbell, Halle
Berry, Katy Perry, Jessica Alba, Matthew McConaughey, and Hugh Jackman, to name just
a few.

The OleHenriksen Face/Body Spa is Los Angeles’ most innovative well-being sanctuary. With
an emphasis on original, groundbreaking skin and body services, the Spa was the first to
introduce microdermabrasion on the West Coast, and the only destination in Los Angeles
to offer sensorial ritual bathing experiences, immersing you in Moroccan-inspired liquid luxury. From luxurious wet rooms to specialty and traditional massages, at the Spa, you
enter a temple of pure relaxation and tranquility housing the most state-of-the-art, advanced
equipment for complete skin, mind, and body transformations.

Located in: Sunset Plaza
Address8622 Sunset Blvd Suite A, West Hollywood, CA 90069

Products and

The Deep Therapeutic Sport’s Massage Your Body Is Crying For

December 25, 2021

It’s that time of the year when you’ve given and given and GIVEN and now it’s full-on what about me mode. Maybe it’s just a quiet cry it in the middle of the night but it’s a “no, seriously, what the fuck about me?!”

Nothing says hell yasss me time, like some therapeutic bodywork. Massage is always my go-to self-care treat. I was excited to check out this guy Terry’s work. This is not a soft and fuzzy warm and cozy deal. This is, you got to his raw and NYC cool little private training gym, hop on his table (wear something warm and cozy it can be chilly) and he gets to work on you. No frills, just deep work.

Of course, he can also come to you. I chose to try the gym/studio because I live a few blocks away and wanted to check it out.

So, the work is VERY GOOD. Deep and sportsy – made me feel like a real athlete. He worked deep into my scapula and aching shoulder in a way I so deeply needed. I was fully dressed – in my sweats – this is not an under the towel type of thing – and he worked one body part at a time – a combo of many disciplines, strokes and styles. It was just right and exactly what my body needed. I’m excited to go back and just fully relax and focus now that I know more about Terry and his work (I am always a little in editor mode on my first try, asking questions and forgetting to focus on how things FEEL sometimes.) Even so, this work felt great.


Fitness specialist Terry Smith is the owner of Tsmithfitness & Massage. A multifaceted fitness company that has been helping clients obtain their fitness goals for over 15 years. Terry provides high-end health and fitness services for dedicated, goal-oriented individuals. Terry holds certifications in strength training with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). In addition, he is a licensed massage therapist with the California Massage Council and is certified in Pilates and CPR.

At an early age Terry displayed a passion for sports, in particular boxing and track and field. In 1996 Terry turned his passion into a successful fitness company. He started teaching cardio boxing classes at the Marina Fitness Center one day a week. One day a week quickly turned into two days a week and within 6 months Terry was teaching 6 classes a week. After a year of teaching classes Terry and multiple requests for personal training he decided to become a personal trainer.

Terry wanted to expand upon his knowledge in health and fitness and in 2000 became a certified Pilates instructor. In 2005 Terry attended the Institute of Pyscho-Structure and Balance (IPSB) to become a massage therapist. He spent 2 years learning how the human body works from the inside out, giving him the unique skill set to work with a wide range of clients.

 Clients from all walks of life have sought Terry out for his expertise in health and fitness. Whether your goals are weight loss, getting in shape for a specific sporting event, your wedding day or your pre- and post-natal needs, Terry’s plan will get you there. He will cater a plan to your specific needs. They are designed to target everything you need in a workout.

As a client of Tsmithfitness & Massage not only will you feel good and look good, you will be in the best shape of your life. Terry’s Philosophy is to give everyone the quality of life they deserve!!!

You can connect with Terry here:

And follow his work on Instagram here.


December 13, 2021

After the incredible success of THE BOARD’s first BEAUTY ON DEMAND campaign in September, POSTMATES & UBER EATS has asked THE BOARD to curate a follow-up bag for HOLIDAY. This bag is EVERYTHING. And I mean, top-quality, real-deal elevated skin and beauty products. And now, we are giving away one to one lucky winner!!

The Beauty On Demand Bag is curated by the Beauty experts at THE BOARD and includes 17 cult brands such as C & The Moon, MERIT, Playa, and SolaWave. Covering Santa Monica to Silverlake, the bags are express delivered from the Beverly Center and The Glen Centre, in a Limited Edition Citizens of Humanity tote which is the coolest tote you’ll ever have.

Valued at $850, (which is totally obvious upon digging into it) The Beauty On Demand bag is available exclusively through Postmates and Uber Eats for only $199, featuring 18 hero products from these Brands You Need To Gift.  Or keep for yourself—no judgment. Seriously, NO JUDGMENT. Just treat yourself. Now.

Goodies in this curated holiday bag:

  • Ambari PM Active12® Serum
  • Bite Fresh Mint Toothpaste Bits
  • C & The Moon Malibu Made Body Scrub
  • Darya Hope (Dh) Volcanic Mineral Daily Face Polish
  • epi.logic Eye Contact 360 Night Repair Cream
  • Heales Apothecary Fascia Brush
  • Josie Maran Whipped Argan Pro-Retinol Body Butter
  • Merit Day Glow Highlighting Balm in Bounce
  • Milk & Honey Everything Oil & Lip Butter
  • Murchison-Hume Superlative Hand Soap in Australian White Grapefruit
  • oHHo Dream Cream
  • Petite’ n Pretty Talk Sweet Travel Size 10K Shine Lip Gloss Trio
  • Playa Healing Hair Masque
  • Sara Happ The Lip Scrub
  • Skylar Vanilla Sky Candle
  • Smudge Wellness The Smudge Key to Spiritual Wellness
  • SolaWave Advanced Skincare Wand with Red Light Therapy

Here’s the deal – the bag is available while stocks last.

It’s ideal for any last-minute holiday gift guides and is perfect for shopping procrastinators or anyone whose purchases may have been impacted by shipping delays.  Think shopping for 15+ people in one go without ever having to leave your house!

Want to try and WIN one? Here’s your chance!

Simply follow @_theboard and @groomedla for a chance to win.

The Blemish Mist You Never Knew You Needed

October 24, 2021

OH.SO offers scented hand sanitizers, mask refreshers, deodorizing body sprays, facial sprays and many more products that harness the awesome power of colloidal silver. With affordable prices under $22 and using the highest-quality, Mother Nature-approved ingredients so you can feel OH.SO good about what you put on your body and in your space.

All products are California-crafted. Mother Nature-approved. No Chemicals | No Cruelty | No Gluten | No GMOs


Colloidal Silver helps harness its elemental bacteria-fighting power in a form that’s uber-compatible with the body. It’s powerful enough to kill bacteria and odor-causing germs on contact but gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin.

HANDS – A colloidal silver hand sanitizer formulated with alcohol to kill 99.99% of germs. Your hands collect germs and bacteria from everything you touch, yuck! HANDS utilizes the power of colloidal silver and alcohol to neutralize germs (they don’t stand a chance.) A hand sanitizer that’s OH.SO moisturizing and smells like an orange peel – need we say more?

* The CDC recommends the use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers with greater than 60% ethanol as the preferred form of hand hygiene

MASK – Refresh your senses with every breath. Feel Oh.So revitalized with the scents of Eucalyptus and Peppermint essential oils. MASK is formulated to refresh your mask with the power of Colloidal Silver, a true superhero ingredient, known for its antimicrobial properties.

How to Use: Give your cloth face mask a refreshing spritz with 2 to 4 pumps. After applying spray, wait 2 to 5 minutes to allow the alcohol to dissipate before putting the mask on your face. Use as often as needed. Cue the instant mood boost!


Pits & Parts– A natural colloidal silver deodorizing spray for your pits, parts, and everything in between. Refresh your sweat zones throughout the day with this clean deodorizing body spray. Think citrus escape— with this uplifting scent inspired by summer days & citrus-filled afternoons

To Use: Shake generously and spray liberally on your pits and all of your parts— whenever you need a little freshening up. Let air dry. Avoid eyes and mouth.

And great for travel!

FLY – A colloidal silver purifying travel spray to keep your space Oh.So clean and clear. Meet your ultimate travel companion. Colloidal silver keeps nasty airborne germs at bay while pure essential oils open your sinuses and help you breathe easy—even at 30,000 feet. Take along on the plane (or any other mode of transpo) to purify your travel experience. Spray in your immediate space—your fellow-travelers will appreciate the subtle scent. Avoid eyes and mouth.