When it comes to skincare, I have to admit I’m a bit of a novice. While I’ll splurge weekly at Sephora on any and every new makeup product out there, when it comes to facewash, moisturizer, and toner I tend to shy on the budget side (aka whatever is on sale at CVS). But since turning 25, I’ve turned over a new leaf and vowed to take better care of my skin. So when Balans opened an organic spa on Newbury St. in Boston, I jumped at the opportunity to try it out.
I opted for their classic organic facial, since this up and down weather we’ve been having in New England has done a number on my skin. When I arrived at the spa, I was greeted with all white decor that would make any Instagrammer squeal with joy and tranquil spa music that instantly put me at ease. Katherine, an esthetician who had been with Balans since it opened years ago on Boylston St, was set to do my facial.
Katherine started with a quick consultation to check in about my skincare history (or lack there of) and to see what I wanted to get out of the facial. The whole process included a dry brush and cleansing exfoliation, followed by a nourishing mask and then was topped off with a hydrating leave-on treatment. The best part is she described each treatment before she put it on, and made sure to include all of the ingredients in each product (which contain all organic ingredients).
Afterwards my skin had a dewy glow to it and felt great! I also picked up a few of their products to bring home (no more CVS lotion for me), so that I could continue some of the treatment. All in all, it was a great experience. I love their lifestyle approach to skincare and felt safe using their products on my sensitive skin.
If you’re in the Boston area and looking for a good spa day, definitely check out Balans. They also have a floatation room that you can reserve for some major relaxation (trust me you’ll need it after the craziness of the holidays).
If you want to try it out for yourself, you can get 20% off any skincare services (organic facial, body treatment, or massage) with code LUXBALANS20 when you book an appointment by 12/31/15. Get more information on their site, Facebook, or Twitter.