Truth be told, I didn't know what to expect when I entered the space that Cecilia Wong Skincare shares with several other holistic practitioners (acupuncture, anyone?). Maybe I've experienced one too many trickling water foutains, but the somewhat stark, clean, and quiet surroundings made me feel like I was going to get some serious skin love, not fluff.
Cecilia's own battle with acne spurred her into this profession, and she used her line of natural products on me. One product in particular, the Reviving Black Currant Serum, won me over and now has a spot in my medicine cabinet. Just three drops of the oil hydrates my dry skin.
After giving me a thorough cleaning, extractions, and a burst of LED light, I pounded her with questions and she came back with great clean-eating tricks (have you tried drinking liquid chlorophyll?) and some best practices for my skin. Her background? Extensive training in Japan and time at Joanna Vargas Skincare, frequented by top fashion designers before fashion week. Her personality? Friendly, professional, and unlike some Chatty Cathy's I've been to, she knows when to let her client slip into sweet oblivion.