Maintain the results of a pro skincare treatment with SK-II's Essential Power Cream
Come May, most Aspenites are in search of an off-season pick-me-up for the face and body. Cold air and elevation wreak havoc on our skin during ski season, but luckily town is home to a bevy of talented estheticians. And with the Cos Bar as our go-to for the latest and greatest in skincare treatments and cosmetics, say goodbye to dull, dry skin.
First up, a visit to the Red Spa and Heaven on Earth Day Spa, both housed in the same locale (205 S. Mill St., Suite 223). Kick-start your summer look with a Micro-dermabrasian Facial (starting at $100) and Sonic Youth Facial ($100) courtesy of Colleen Delia, proprietor of the Red Spa. A longtime local, Delia is well known for nail service, waxing, and massage, yet her recent medi-spa additions are quickly garnering attention. The Micro-dermabrasian is a non-invasive procedure that gently sloughs the outer, dead, and damaged layer of the skin, paving the way for additional treatments to take immediate effect. The Sonic Youth treatment employs an anti-aging sound machine to inject Cellex-C product deeply into the skin, ideal after the Micro-dermabrasian.
Next on tap: The 75-minute Intraceuticals Oxygen Facial ($175) by Pila Xian, owner of Heaven on Earth High Altitude Day Spa. Xian has been working in the Roaring Fork Valley for years (formerly at the Viceroy Snowmass Spa) and her diverse experience in massage, facials, and body rituals packs a results-driven punch. Combine any of her facials with a 30-minute cranial massage for a rejuvenating spa journey. The Oxygen Facial alone leaves skin visibly tightened and renewed, but when applied after Delia’s Micro-dermabrasion, the results are surprisingly noticeable. Xian’s Oxygen Facial features the Aussie-derived Intraceuticals line, loaded with Vitamins E, C, and antioxidants, which deeply penetrate the surface of the skin. She utilizes a cooling oxygen wand that is applied with light pressure, allowing the chosen brightening, clarifying, or hydrating serum to take effect. Expect immediate results with this treatment; we received inquiries from friends and colleagues as to “what we’ve been doing.”
Now that your skin is radiant, two potent skincare lines will extend your refreshed look. Founded by former Aspenite Julie Macklowe, vbeautés “It Kit” is essential for off-season travel. Housed in a chic gunmetal case, five on-the-go sized products feature her patented vComplex, an effective cellular concentrate derived from Swiss Alpine Rose botanical technology. The result? Effective antioxidant, anti-aging products that help restore a youthful glow. The It Kit ($165) features the Undercover Agent Anti-Wrinkle DNA Protection Serum, Rub Off Facial Exfoliator, Evidence Eraser Foaming Cleanser, Buying Time Everyday Cream, and our personal favorite, the Eye Never Nourishing Repair Eye Cream. And if that weren’t enough, Macklowe’s new anti-age, hydrating Lip Spreads work wonders at high-altitude and come in an array of spunky spring shades ($28.50; Cos Bar, 418 E. Cooper Ave.)
Lastly, we’ve long been a fan of SK-II, and the luxe line recently launched two new moisturizers: The Essential Power Cream ($205) and Essential Power Rich Cream ($250). Both are an Aspenite’s anti-altitude skin soldiers. Packed with extract from the Siberian Ginseng root, a plant-derived powerhouse culled from South Korea’s JeJe Island, both of these creams work wonders on dry skin, and will get you ready for town’s busy summer event circuit in no time. The new moisturizers are thick (which we like here in the mountains) but not overly so, and both battle fine lines, too.