Treat Your Skin With Zen

If your holiday party schedule is as crowded as the mall this time of year, you know how important it is to take care of dry, tired and dehydrated skin while also adding a pop of cosmetic color to your holiday style. Luckily, SKYN Lounge is a place where you can do both this season.

You may already know that SKYN Lounge Clinical Day Spa is the go-to place in St. Matthews for CARITA treatment facials, LED Light Therapy, peels and waxing, but you may not know that the spa houses a unique cosmetics line also founded and developed by SKYN Lounge owner and licensed aesthetician Erica McDowell. ZenSKYN Cosmetics is the brainchild of McDowell, who works with manufacturers in New York, Los Angeles, Tennessee and Japan to assure that it is exactly the product she envisioned 15 years ago while living in San Francisco.

“This makeup line is safe for post-treatment skin as it protects, beautifies and corrects with the combined power of nature and science,” McDowell explains. “I’m proud of ZenSKYN’s paraben free and mineral based formulas. While ZenSKYN is a separate business from SKYN Lounge, they really go hand in hand because we offer complimentary makeup services after any skin treatment. This allows clients to use ZenSKYN products in the spa and makes it available for to them purchase right away.”

McDowell also urges interested shoppers to come into the spa and try out the products at any time. “We don’t just sell you makeup and send you on your way,” she says. “We want to work with you and make sure you have found the perfect formula and the perfect shade for you.”

SKYN Lounge isn’t the only place that ZenSKYN products can be purchased; their recently launched e-commerce site, zenskyn.com, conveniently offers all of the holiday beauty must-haves. Some of our favorites are:

Luxury Lip Gloss in Ruby Slippers: Slide on this luxury lip gloss for all your holiday soirees and your pout will definitely pop. With 12 shades available, the gloss is the perfect stocking stuffer too.

Photo Touch Foundation: This formula offers full coverage without pore-clogging ingredients. McDowell says, “Photo Touch is perfect for galas and holiday parties. It is long-lasting and looks great in photos.”

Powderliner: Soft, smoky neutrals are on trend this winter. Line your lids with their mineral-based Powderliner in Ivy, Fog, Chocolate, Copper or Coal to complement your favorite smoky palette.

Blush, brow powder, concealer, tinted primer and mineral eye shadow are some of the other offerings available under the ZenSKYN line.

There is still time to get in on SKYN Lounge’s Black Friday and Small Business Saturday deals either in person or online. Friday is 15 percent off, and Saturday will get you 10 percent off of all SkinCeuticals, CARITA, PCA, Obagi and ZenSKYN products. VT

For more information, visit skynlounge.com or call 502.894.3335.