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WIN THE BOARD’S BEAUTY ON DEMAND HOLIDAY BAG!

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.

Inside the Acne Bootcamp to the Stars like Miley Cyrus

September 20, 2021

If you’ve ever wondered how celebrities and mega influencers like Miley Cyrus, The Weeknd and Blair Imani fix their severe acne breakouts, I found your answer. 

It’s Face Reality’s Acne Bootcamp.  With over a 90% success rate, celebrities and acne sufferers nationwide rely on this customized acne program to clear their skin. Here is a breakdown of what clients can expect during the program.

I could not wait to take my teen to see Zaida’s studio, Skintegrity, at her cute little studio over in Glendale, where she follows this Face Reality Acne Bootcamp protocol, that WORKS!

During the initial consultation, the Zaida, evaluated Aria’s skin – and discussed all possible acne triggers such as hormones, digestive system, stress levels, diet, medications, cosmetics and lifestyle. 

Her facial was next level – Aria has had many facials to address her teen acne and all have left her a MESS. Zaida treated Aria with extra care while doing a supremely thorough extraction portion. For the first time, Aria’s skin has totally cleared up – IN A WEEK – after the facial and using the products Zaida outlined for her protocol. She is glowing and more important HAPPY!!!

We are definitely going back and Zaida is Aria’s new facialist. Now of course I cannot wait to get it for myself. While I don’t have acne, many women my age have massive hormonal issues, and I can certainly use a facial from an expert who knows what they are doing. As far as I’m concerned, being trained as an acne specialist prepares you for everything.

SKINTEGRITY
116 E. Broadway
Glendale CA 91205
(424) 256-9299
Suite 204 (@nd floor)

Check out the treatments here

The 411 on the Acne Bootcamp to the Stars:
  • After the consultation, clients will receive a customized skincare regimen and treatment plan. Face Reality products are pharmaceutical-grade, designed specifically for acne-prone skin, with different strengths for all levels of acne. Expert guidance is given on how to use the products to ensure skin is not getting irritated.

  • The actual professional acne treatments are customized for the condition of the skin at the time of treatment. Sometimes the skin will need hydration and other times you will need corrective peels to facilitate the clearing of your acne and dark spots. They will perform extractions at every treatment so your skin clears more quickly.

  • Depending on the severity of your acne, it typically takes 3-4 months to get clear. Many people see a noticeable difference in their acne within the first two months.

The amazing Zaida below who I love love love…

 

More details about Zaida’s Face Reality Acne Bootcamp HERE!

Some intense before and after’s of the Face Reality Acne Bootcamp:

The skincare for the protocol – it is WORKING.

Mila Moursi Spa

July 2, 2021

Heavenly facial at Mila Moursi Spa.

It is ALL about the Mila Moursi’s famous technique of dry contouring and sculpting to lift and firm the face, neck, and décolleté. This is next level on every level. It naturally smooths, contours, and tightens skin while increasing circulation, stimulating cellular renewal, and encouraging a radiant, rosy glow.

Mila Moursi is the skincare legend behind the most beautiful people in the world. Hollywood royalty’s best-kept secret, Mila opened her West-Hollywood-based spa, the Mila Moursi Skin Care Institute & Day Spa, in 1981. She welcomes A-listers from across the globe as well as clients from all walks of life who swear by her innovative techniques and luxury products.

Mila’s passion began in Paris where she studied cosmetic chemistry as a disciple of Dr. Louis Renaud, a renowned French chemist who created many of the luxurious and timeless formulas of the great prestige skin care houses from all over the world. She moved to the United States at a young age to share this unique knowledge and passion for improving the health and beauty of her clients.

Building upon her training in aesthetics and cosmetic chemistry, Mila invented dry contouring and sculpting massage (now widely copied), her signature high performance technique for building the facial muscles, while sculpting and highlighting the face’s natural bone structure, which provides a health conscious alternative to often misused botox and fillers.

Constantly innovating to provide her clients with the most state-of-the-art ingredients and techniques in the world, Mila travels frequently to research the latest technologies and developments, inventing exciting product formulations and continuing to pioneer new frontiers in skincare.

SIGNATURE TREATMENTS

FACE TREATMENTS

  • CLASSIC EUROPEAN FACIAL

    60 MINUTES: $200
    Gateway to beautiful skin, this classic cleansing facial removes impurities, deeply hydrates, and balances tone, keeping skin supple, oxygenated, and well-nourished. Regular facials are recommended in order to maintain results and prevent future skin issues.
  • SIGNATURE REJUVENATION TREATMENT

    75 MINUTES: $300
    This unique facial rejuvenation treatment features Mila Moursi’s own technique of dry contouring and sculpting to lift and firm without the use of machines. Naturally smooths, contours, and tightens skin while increasing circulation, stimulating cellular renewal, and encouraging a radiant, rosy glow. Firms and lifts the face, neck, and décolleté, while potent serums, creams, and mask improve elasticity, firmness, and a flawless radiance. Regular treatments are recommended in order to help keep skin looking firm, tight, and lifted.
  • INTENSIVE REJUVENATION TREATMENT

    75 MINUTES: $400 / SERIES OF 6: $2,190
    This treatment features Mila Moursi’s own technique of dry contouring and sculpting to lift and firm the face, neck, and décolleté. Naturally smooths, contours, and tightens skin while increasing circulation, stimulating cellular renewal, and encouraging a radiant, rosy glow. Includes one supplemental corrective treatment, according to personalized skin condition, while potent serums, creams, and masks improve elasticity, firmness, and a flawless radiance. For lasting effects, this treatment is recommended as a series.
  • L’OPTIMAL

    90 MINUTES: $550/ SERIES OF 6: $3,000

    This treatment combines the best in manual techniques and state of the art, advanced technology to bring you the best results.It features Mila Moursi’s technique of dry contouring and sculpting to lift and firm the face, neck, and décolleté. Naturally smooths, contours, and tightens skin while increasing circulation, stimulating cellular renewal, and encouraging a radiant, rosy glow

  • ENDYMED RADIO FREQUENCY FACIAL TIGHTENING

    60 MIN OR LESS: $350/ SERIES OF 6: $1,800 (FACE)
    60 MIN OR LESS: $400/ SERIES OF 6: $2,100 (FACE & NECK)

BODY TREATMENTS

  • FULL BODY MASSAGE

    60 MINUTES: $165 / 90 MINUTES: $225
    De-stressing massage sends the entire body into a state of profound relaxation. Firm, therapeutic massage strokes melt away tension, reduce muscle fatigue, and stimulate microcirculation while encouraging well-being for the body, mind, and soul.
  • BODY DETOX & WELLNESS TREATMENT

    120 MINUTES: $375 / SERIES OF 6: $2100

    Wellness starts here.Detoxifying and skin conditioning body restoration program begins with a detoxifying treatment that promotes sweating impurities and toxins out of the system. Treatment includes a customized lymphatic drainage massage and G5 massaging machine to increase the detoxifying process, target cellulite, and enhance body firmness. Lymphatic drainage, sweating, and improved circulation lead to a visibly smoother, more contoured silhouette.

  • VACUODERMIE & PRESSOTHERAPY CELLULITE TREATMENT

    60 MINUTES: $350 / SERIES OF 6: $1,800
    90 MINUTES WITH MASSAGE $400/ SERIES OF 6: $2100
    Cellulite-targeted treatment is designed to smooth, firm, and slim body contours by stimulating circulation, improving lymphatic drainage, and facilitating the flow of nutrients to problem areas. Transformative treatment includes Vacuodermie, Pressotherapy, and lymphatic drainage massage.
  • RADIO FREQUENCY

    45 MINUTES: $250 / SERIES OF 6: $1350
    90 MINUTES WITH MASSAGE: $400 / SERIES OF 6: $2250

    Non-invasive radio frequency is designed to help firm and contour the body.Technologically-advanced treatment encourages the body’s natural collagen renewal process to tighten skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and sagging. Includes de-stressing, therapeutic massage to melt away tension, improve microcirculation, and encourage well-being for the body, mind, and soul.

  • CRYOTHERAPY & PRESSOTHERAPY

    45 MIN: $350 / SERIES OF 6: $1950
    Cryotherapy treatment uses cold and warm temperatures to optimize blood circulation, create a youthful radiance, and encourage collagen synthesis to tighten and firm skin. Includes pressotherapy to stimulate and improve circulation on the legs and the lymphatic system.
  • CRYOTHERAPY & MASSAGE

    90 MINUTES: $400 / SERIES OF 6: $2250
    Cryotherapy treatment uses cold and warm temperatures to optimize blood circulation, create a youthful radiance, and encourage collagen synthesis to tighten and firm skin. Includes de-stressing, therapeutic massage to melt away tension, improve microcirculation, and encourage well-being for the body, mind, and soul.
  • L’OPTIMAL BODY SERIES

    90-120 MINUTES SERIES OF 6: $3000
    Alternating Body Series consisting of the Body Detox & Wellness Treatment, Vacuodermie & Pressotherapy Cellulite Treatment, Radio Frequency, & Cryotherapy, in addition to the face and body LED bed.

Watch the VIDEOS here to learn more: 

STORE LOCATOR

1-844-509-6495
Mon-Fri 9am-2pm PST
For spa availabilty in our West Hollywood location, please call 310.274.1602.

SkinSpirit Beverly Hills

May 1, 2021

We popped over to the new SkinSpirit location in Beverly Hills to see what all the buzz about and saw with our own eyes (and faces!) what this pioneer in advanced aesthetic treatments, medical-grade facials, and world class body services, is all about. Turns out – a lot! We will be heading back this May, to report on their signature facial and also a few more micro-tweaks with the incredible NP, Lynn Bartels. More about Lynn later, but she did the most amazing subtle refreshers with Botox and filler. Tiny micro-updates to balance, harmonize and refresh and the work was nothing short of amazing.

SkinSpirit is known for its expertise and exceptional service, with 17 luxurious locations throughout California, Texas, Washington and Utah – it’s the number one provider for Botox and dermal fillers in the U.S.

Their team of practitioners is considered best-in-class practitioners, they use up-to-date scientifically-proven methods, and offer a comprehensive suite of personalized, tailored services

The only way to ever report on anything involving aesthetics and injections is to experience it ourselves. Groomed LA has never and will never, write about anything that goes on or in your face and body, without firsthand trying for ourselves.

Lynn Bartels graduated from the Harbor-UCLA nurse practitioner program, with a dual degree in adult medicine and women’s health, and began her career as a nurse practitioner (NP) in cardio-thoracic surgery. She made the switch to aesthetics 17 years ago and was the first NP brought on board at SkinSpirit.

Today, Lynn treats patients from SkinSpirit’s Beverly Hills, Palo Alto and San Francisco clinics and stays on the cutting edge of new technology and techniques by working hands-on with thousands of patients a year. Recognized as an expert in the field of facial rejuvenation, Lynn specializes in creating custom non-surgical programs that use combination therapy to produce stunning results.

As a clinical expert, she is known for “training the trainers” and serves a national trainer for Allergan’s Medical Institute teaching her skills to residents, physicians and nurses around the country. Additionally, Lynn sits on several prominent medical advisory boards including SkinSpirit’s Medical Advisory Board and Allergan’s Aesthetics Advisory Board. She is a regular featured expert at the top national medical aesthetics conferences annually.

For more information on SkinSpirit, please visit: https://www.skinspirit.com.

153 S Lasky Dr, Suite 8
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Phone: (310) 552-8010

Located on the second floor.

HOURS

Tuesday – Friday: 8:30am – 5pm
Saturday: 8:30am – 4pm

We tried the Biologique Recherche Facial x Shutters on the Beach One Spa and It Gave Us Life

August 14, 2019

Biologique Recherche is nothing short of revelatory skincare. And the Biologique Recherche facial at ONE Spa at Shutters on the Beach is the facial for true obsessive skin care groupies. 

You may know the cult fave line already. I’m sure you do. Look what Refinery 29 has to say:

“Biologique Recherche’s P50 is now about as recognizable a name as it gets in the world of prestige beauty. It has been called “Jesus in a bottle,” “life-changing,” and “The Best Beauty Product in the World.” It smells like vinegar and the quart of milk you pushed to the back of the fridge and forgot about for three months. Its fans will still tell you it is the single best thing they have ever put on their face.”

I have met with and heard talks given by Dr. Allouche – Co-Owner and Head of Creation (his parents founded the brand) and when I tell you this skincare the top, top, top tier of brands, you’ll add a few more ‘tops’ to that after you’ve been on their very specific routine for a month.

Dijana Marjanovic is the lead esthetician at ONE Spa at Shutters on the Beach and her knowledge of skin blew me away, during my luxurious facial at this adorable luxury spa in Santa Monica’s classic Shutters. I was ga-ga over the whole nautical vibe. 


But this facial – oh my lord – and Dijana. There is nothing like being in the hands of an expert. Biologique Recherche has reigned as one of the most prominent international skincare lines, delivering the highest level of efficacy. Their formulas and treatments work together to rebuild skin and treat specific skin conditions.

I left with glowing skin and a serious regime, check it out:

1.Cleansing CareLait VIP O2 (every morning and evening) To clean your skin and prevent devitalized skins, apply a small amount of Lait VIP O2 to your face, neck and décolleté. Lightly massage for emulsification and then remove with damp cotton or rinse off with cold water. Repeat as required for complete removal of any impurities and makeup, then dry with tissue.

2.ExfoliatorLotion P50 PIGM 400 (every morning and evening) To gently exfoliate, purify, clean and regenerate the epidermis, apply a few drops of Lotion P50 PIGM 400 on a cotton pad (damp for the first two weeks only), and gently pat over your face, neck and décolleté. This multifunction lotion is the cornerstone of the Biologique Recherche methodology, it rebalances the pH of the skin for epidermal reconditioning and improves the efficacy of all Biologique Recherche products applied after it. Light redness and tingling sensation is expected if the skin pH is imbalanced – do not stop the use of the lotion, use it on damp cotton and the sensation will decrease after a few days. This product should not be combined with any other exfoliating product.

3.MasksMasque VIP O2 (once to twice a week) To revitalize the skin and brighten the complexion, apply Masque VIP O2 to your face, neck and décolleté. Leave on for 15 to 20 minutes then rinse off with cold water. Masque Visolastine + (once to twice a week) To durably moisturize the skin and strengthen the skin’s barrier to protect against dehydration, apply a thin layer of Masque Visolastine + all over your face, neck and décolleté. Leave the mask on for 15 to 20 minutes, then rinse off with lukewarm water. This mask provides a sensation of comfort and softness.

4.SerumsSérum VG Tensil (every morning) To tone and firm the skin, as well as smoothe fine lines and wrinkles, apply a few drops of Sérum VG-Tensil all over your face, neck and décolleté in a light ascending massage until the product has been completely absorbed. Sérum Collagène Natif (every morning, after the Sérum VG Tensil) To hydrate and restore the epidermis, as well as tighten the pores, apply a few drops of Sérum Collagène Natif on clean skin over the whole face, neck, and décolleté in a light ascending massage until the product has been completely absorbed. Sérum Colostrum (every evening) For intense hydration, apply a few drops of Sérum Colostrum all over your face, neck and décolleté, lightly massaging it upwards until it has been entirely absorbed. This intensely moisturizing serum contains milk proteins which enhance the skin’s natural defense mechanisms and improve its elasticity.

5.CreamsCrème Biofixine (every morning) To smooth and reduce wrinkles and fine lines, apply a hazelnut-sized amount of Crème Biofixine all over your face, neck and décolleté. This tensing first wrinkle cream will leave your skin soften and radiant. Crème MSR-H (every evening) To moisturize, firm and fight against signs of aging, apply a hazelnut amount of Crème MSR-H all over your face, neck and décolleté. Slowly massage from bottom to top, from the inside of the face moving outward until the cream is completely absorbed by your skin.

6.Finishing SerumSerum Grand Millésime (every morning and/or evening) To instantly brighten and rejuvenate the complexion, apply a few drops of Sérum Grand Millésime to your face, neck and décolleté, after using your morning cream. This serum is rich in revitalizing, antioxidant agents and Hyaluronic Acid. We would like you to follow the above instructions and your daily regimen as best as you can to ensure the success of this customized skincare program, created according to your skin needs. Yours in great skin, The Biologique Recherche Team.

Now that is a routine! I cannot WAIT.

When I posted my facial experience on my Insta-stories – immediately, all my true top tier skin care groupies wrote me – “But of course! “, “I only use Biologique Recherche!!” , “Duh!!”

I urge you to see Dijana Marjanovic to experience this for yourself. 

 1 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405