Good skin is a process, and it’s something that many of us work on regularly. But it doesn’t have to consume your life! I know we talk about our pores and our brows and our wrinkles and (yes, even sometimes) our acne – all. the. time. It’s kinda crazy! So, when I heard there was a 15 minute facial that I could get on my lunch break, that would still be effective…I was in! It’s called Skin Laundry, and it uses a safe and accessible laser and light therapy to hone in on skin quality. Yen Reis, Skin Laundry Founder, used and perfected this technology herself, and now is sharing that knowledge with us!
What sets Skin Laundry apart from other skincare brands?
Skin Laundry has made world-class laser and light therapy easy, accessible and affordable by taking it out of the doctor’s office and into open, airy Skin Laundry clinics to create a new category in skincare services: the 15-Minute Laser & Light Facial.
Our signature treatment is an incredibly effective and convenient facial that deep cleans skin leaving it clearer, tighter and brighter — with no downtime. The fact that we are so focused and only offer one treatment allows our customers to realize the many benefits of the treatment.
What is your favorite product in the line?
The gentle cream cleanser. I love how it’s a creamy foam when you lather it, I love that it removes make-up (you can use it with cotton to remove eye make-up) and I love how it leaves your skin nice and moisturized after each wash. The added bonus is its lemon/citrus scent smells so fresh and clean.
What brings the brand to Chicago?
Skin Laundry partnered with Ulta Beauty to offer a complete Skin Laundry experience within the new Ulta Beauty store on Michigan Ave. Skin Laundry has already seen great success with this business model in Hong Kong and London. It initially tested the model in 2015 with Hong Kong’s famed specialty retailer Lane Crawford and then entered the UK market in partnership with iconic department store Liberty London, quickly expanding from one to two treatment rooms due to demand. This summer, in addition to Ulta Beauty in Chicago, Skin Laundry introduced its signature Laser & Light Facial and Wash & Wear Skincare line to luxury retailer Harvey Nichols ore in London.
Tell us about this magical 15-minute facial! What can people expect?
Our revolutionary treatment vaporizes the dirt and impurities deep down into your pores and rejuvenates skin leaving it clean, clear and radiant in less than 15 minutes and with zero downtime.
The first step – which feels a little like needles lightly prickling your skin – vaporizes dirt and excess sebum from pores while the IPL is totally painless; it’s a series of flashing lights pressed onto the skin which work to help fade acne scars. Benefits of the treatment include a reduction in pigmentation and a boost in collagen.
How does it get such a great job done in less than half an hour?
Skin Laundry’s proprietary combination of YAG Laser and IPL has been formulated to produce optimum benefits in the least amount of time and to provide longer term, more dramatic results the more regularly you go. One treatment will deep clean, brighten and tighten your skin, while regular treatments will produce more dramatic, long-term results, such as: the reduction of sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles; the clearing of acne; the prevention of future breakouts; and the stimulation of collagen and elastin production. The treatment is so easy – skin looks refreshed the moment you walk out the door. No makeup necessary.
Chicago has a lot of different weather conditions. How should we change our regime for the season?
Chicago is windy! So I would always recommend that you use products with more moisturizing agents attached. For example, I would recommend our cream face wash as it has all the key ingredients (enter some ingredients) that leave the skin more nourished for the dry windy city. I would also recommend doing regular hydration mask, once a week, twice a month, whenever you feel your skin needs added moisture and a pick me up.
What are some skincare treatments or steps we should never change?
Cleansing is the most important for me as I do believe that beautiful skin stems from clean skin. Pollution, dirt, make up all these clogs your pores and can be damaging on your skin. It’s important to make sure your skin is 100% clean before you sleep allowing it to fully rejuvenate overnight. Also a good eye cream, moisturizer is key and at my age a treatment cream. I use our night renew treatment with retinol which allows me reduce fine lines and reduce sun spots or blemishes on my skin.
What is the most common skin care mistake people make and how can we avoid it?
Sleeping in make-up! Just spend an extra 2 mins to cleanse! It makes all the difference in the world.
What are 3 “never-skip” skin tips for women in their twenties and thirties?
3. Protect with SPF- It’s really that simple
And if you have the luxury of a 4th – Skin Laundry laser/light facials!