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Best Cosmetics And Skin Care In Los Angeles

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Nothing makes you feel more confident than clear, beautiful skin and luckily we live in a city that is a leader when it comes to the beauty industry. Replete with large name spas and small boutiques working to make you the most beautiful version of yourself, each skincare company and spa specializes in their own unique approach. So, whether it is a holistic approach or time tested techniques, Los Angeles has you covered when it comes to skincare.

What are your favorite places in LA for cosmetics and skin care? Share in the comments below!
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Corrective Skincare
16161 Ventura Boulevard
Encino, CA 91436
(818) 981-6130

As a teenager, owner Jennifer Kramer struggled with acne and tried numerous treatments before being introduced to The Acne Clinic of Santa Barbara. Not only was her skin cleared, but she was inspired to help others get healthy looking skin as well. In 1996, Jennifer founded Corrective Skincare and has dedicated her life to helping bring clear skin to over 1000 patients. Specializing in paramedical extractions, chemical peels, and back and chest treatments, each of her licensed estheticians are intensively trained in the Corrective Skincare treatments ensuring that they address any needs you might have. So, whether you're working to remove acne, scarring, discoloration or aging skin, Corrective Skincare treatments provide a thorough approach along with their personal interest to provide the best skin care possible. On your initial visit, you will receive an in-depth analysis of your skin concerns, along with an ongoing treatment plan tailored to you. With a hands on approach, Corrective Skincare is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to answer any questions you may have and guide you to beautiful, clear skin.

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425 Broadway
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 458-3800

A chemist and pioneer in holistic skin care long before it became trendy, Arcona offers skin care products and treatments that provide women and men with an alternative to cosmetic surgery and other harsh treatments. Addressing skin care concerns such as breakouts, redness, Hyperpigmentation, fine lines and around the eyes, they offer products ranging from cleansers, exfoliators, hydrators, serums, eye treatments, and toners to makeup, body lotion and much more. Taking active ingredients including enzymes, antioxidants and amino acids, Arcona processes them at very low temperatures, in small batches, to keep them active and effective. Because cold processing is labor and time intensive, most skin care products are heat processed, which leaves nutrients ineffective. With all natural ingredients that penetrate into the cellular layers of the skin, Arcona products leave you with glowing, healthy skin at any age.

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being in LA
1509 Sunset Blvd Suite E
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(213) 250-9392

Located on Sunset, being in LA is a wellness boutique which thrives on treating acne and aging skin. Founded by Jenette Serrins, who has been healing skin for over a decade, being in LA treats clients with a variety of services including facials, non-surgical face lifts, micro-lift infusions, waxing and makeup consultations and lessons. Whether you're dealing with aging skin or other skin issues, being in LA provides powerful high quality natural products.

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Kate Somerville Skin Health Experts Clinic
8428 Melrose Place
Los Angeles, California 90069
(323) 655-7546

Well known when it comes to providing products that create healthy, glowing, and beautiful skin, Kate Somerville has been a leading skin care company for some time now. With a location tucked away in several cozy bungalows on Melrose Place, it's here that you'll get customized facials, numerous anti-aging treatments, acne treatments, light therapies, laser therapies, injectables, and body treatments that will leave you looking and feeling radiant. Offering high quality skincare products ranging from cleansers and toners to serums, moisturizers, exfoliators, masks and acne solutions, products here will leave you feeling fresh and rejuvenated.

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2021 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 310-8880

At Alchemie Spa, they believe beauty products should contribute to your health, not compromise it. By using all organic, alive and raw superfood skincare in their facial treatments, your skin is cared for with nutritious ingredients that are the highest and purest quality products. At this Green spa, all of the products have gone through a rigorous approval process to meet the highest organic standards. Those standards can be seen in their Custom Superfood Facial, which deeply cleanses pores and targets your specific needs with coconut, cucumber, lemongrass and plants. It's their mission to ensure their treatments are truly good for you and that they will transform your skin health from the inside out and outside in. A range of services is offered here icnluding oraganic facials, waxing, body treatments, energy medicine, massage therapy and hydrafacials.

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Gregory Dylan Beauty
801 Larrabee Street
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 467-8186

The focus at Gregory Dylan Beauty is on results using owner Gregory's two decades of skincare know-how. As a full-service skincare studio, this West Hollywood beauty spot focuses on results based skincare that influenced by traditional European techniques along with the best offerings of modern esthetics. Set in a chic space that has vintage French tunes, Gregory focuses on forming special relationships with clients and listening to their skincare goals. His signature treatment, the Haute Couture facial, includes double cleansing with ultrasonic, a diamond tip microdermabrasion, a light peel, light extractions, custom serums and masks. The result is glowing, soft, fresh skin, that unlike some facials, doesn't leave you red and blotchy. For a full menu of offerings, visit

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2141 Rosecrans Avenue
El Segundo, CA 90245
(310) 726-0470

Murad's flagships location offers the full range of Murad's "skin condition specific" products that are backed by 19 unique patents for advancing the science of skin health and 30 years of clinical testing. Most well-known for their facial treatments, they combine a high concentration of active ingredients with the healing power of touch that provide results you can't achieve at home. Their most popular facial is the Youth Building Facial featuring IP5 Technology, which is an anti-aging facial that targets and defeats all signs of aging, whether it's wrinkles, loss of elasticity and pigmentation. The Immumo-Skin Complex reprograms the skin for youthfulness, while exfoliators, hydrators and brighteners resurface and rehydrate your skin. Along with Murad's Youth Building Acupressure Massage that tightens and lifts your skin, your skin will be smooth and more youthful!

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Face Place
8701 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 855-1150

First introduced in 1972, the signature facial treatment is still the most popular offering here. And, for good reason. Sticking to what they know best and what works, it's the only facial on the menu. By combining extraction techniques with galvanic current, their facial improves skin tone, firmness, reduces lines and creates a clearer complexion. In addition to their signature facial, you can get peels, medical aesthetics, reflexology and waxing at this straight forward skin boutique.

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1022 Montana Ave.
Santa Monica, CA
(310) 260-8682

Known for their terrific skin care products, Dermalogica was born in 1986 with the vision to create a product line "free of common irritants and ingredients that could cause breakouts." Creating these products that would improve skin health has been the mission ever since. With its flagship location in Santa Monica, customers are invited to learn from a team of licensed professional skin therapists who will offer a complimentary face mapping skin analysis and help you address any skin concerns you have. They'll find the perfect product regimen that is just right for you and suggest products from their full line including cleansers, toners, eye treatments, moisturizers, exfoliants and much more. Dermalogica on Montana brings to life the brand's vision and offers a Skin Bar, MicroZone Treatments, and Touch Therapies.

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Ricki Criswell Skin Care & Waxing Studio
13043 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City, CA 91604
(818) 761 8286

With numerous years of skincare knowledge and a pledge to great customer service, Ricki Criswell Skin Care & Waxing Studio delivers beautiful skin and comfort to their clients. The studio's fresh, comfortable and homey aesthetic has been described as walking into a familiar family member's home. With no judgements, Ricki and her estheticians solve some of the most difficult and embarrassing skin issues with services including a facial with aromatherapy, intraceuticals oxygen facial, microdermabrasion, and a glycol package, Ricki will make you feel comfortable no matter what service you choose.

What are your favorite places in LA for cosmetics and skin care? Share in the comments below!

Whitney Lader is the founder of hoopLA, a lifestyle blog covering events, food, art, beauty, fashion and deals in Los Angeles. She is also a freelance writer and a graphic designer.
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