Lately I’ve been seeing a lot of social posts about natural and clean beauty products. I don’t know much about these types of products, but I’m slowly starting to learn more thanks to my friend, Pauline! You should really check out her Instagram (@zilchbeauty). She gives such great tips and tricks on all things skin care (including clean beauty products).
Green City Beauty
For the past few months I’ve been constantly saying how I am in dire need of a facial. Just a good deep cleaning of my pores. Lucky for me, my best friend, Arielle, was kind enough to treat me to a facial for my birthday with a gift card to Green City Beauty. I sure am grateful for this gift card. If it had not been for Arielle, I would never have known about this gem here in Philadelphia!
It was founded by Ashley Richardson, an esthetician and certified sugaring educator. She struggled with her skin for years and made it a mission to figure out how to help treat her own irritations and inflammations. Through this journey, Ashley focused on how our skin is a reflection of everything we put into our bodies (including the products we use). This skin care journey is what led Ashley to start Green City Beauty, an ingredient-conscious sugaring and skin spa. This is a place where people with sensitive skin and irritation can receive natural and gentle skin care and hair removal.
I personally have never had a sugaring treatment, but for those of you wondering what sugaring is, it’s a natural, gentle, and long-lasting hair removal treatment that eliminates unwanted hair. This technique dates all the way back to the ancient Egyptians. Since I only received a facial and not a sugaring treatment, today’s post will focus around their skin care.
Green City Beauty’s facials are plant based/vegan skin care. They focus on having high quality ingredients that are affordable and customized for everyone’s skin. I went in to my appointment torn between receiving the Deep Cleansing facial or the Luminous facial. After having a quick consult, I ended up receiving the Deep Cleansing facial. See below for description of this relaxing 50-minute facial:
Deep Cleansing Facial
Skip harsh chemicals and acids and detoxify skin while nourishing it. As an alternative to chemical-based peels, this potent exfoliating treatment rescues skin with a mask of natural and organically sourced ingredients. Particularly great for oily or congested skin, this facial deeply cleans and refines pores without over-drying but can also be enjoyed by anyone with environmentally damaged, combination, or normal skin looking for a refreshed, balanced complexion.
For a complete list of their facial offerings click here.
My Overall Thoughts
I left my appointment completely relaxed and my skin felt amazing! Even when I woke up the next morning my skin felt well-hydrated, clean, and very soft which are things I sometime struggle with thanks to this winter weather. I will definitely be booking another facial at Green City Beauty. For the local Philly readers, I highly recommend this place for your next facial!