Forest Spa Boutique

Oily skin & acne facials

Acne Vulgaris is one of the most common skin disorders encountered by our clients. Not just teens have acne. A growing number of women have acne in their 30s, 40s, and 50s. Acne Vulgaris manifests as various types of skin blemishes, including whiteheads, blackheads, papules, and pustules. Despite not being a life-threatening disease, acne can seriously impact an affected person's life. Our spa offers a variety of acne treatments that use only skincare formulations that are backed by science. Skincare ingredients from COSMEDIX and Pevonia Botanica provide the building blocks for cell rejuvenation and skin restoration. Both brands use the highest quality plant-based ingredients and pure essential oils without any artificial colors or fillers. COSMEDIX’s revolutionary approach is found in their metabolic peels made of chirally correct botanical ingredients and potent actives. They tell the skin to peel by working holistically to help stimulate the skin’s natural renewal process instead of forcing it into submission. Cosmedix's peels help repair the skin’s barrier function with the use of purified alpha hydroxy acids, proprietary encapsulated Retinol, Nobel Prize-winning chemistry as well as utilizing a complex blend of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory ingredients. All our oily skin and acne facials are suitable for him and her.

Oily Skin Facial

The treatment approach for the sensitive acne prone skin is much different than treating acne on a resistant skin. An aggressive approach does not work well for this skin type and often makes the acne, or sensitivity worse. The sensitive acne prone skin type typically responds better to a more gentle and organic treatment. Sensitive skin is also highly reactive to stress. When we undergo mental or physical stress, the pituitary gland in the brain releases hormones that stimulate the oil glands. The focus of our Oily Skin Facial from Pevonia Botanica is on extraction and unclog pores. We will calm your skin sensitivity, with Lavender, Rose or T-Tree extracts. $145, 75 min.

BlueBerry Teen Facial

This facial is especially designed for your teenager that shows the first symptoms of a developing acne. This treatment focusses on extracting blackheads, removing smaller pustules, and calming the skin. $130, 50 min.

Acne Skin Care Consultation

Are you interested in one of our Acne programs and just want to explore your options in how to treat your acne? Book a skin care consultation with our owner and acne specialists Bianca de Jong. During our consultation, we will analyze your skin to determine your type of acne and how many treatments you will need. We will discuss your skincare routine, and design a treatment plan that will fit your lifestyle best. Please bring any topical or oral medication prescribed by your physician to your appointment. $45, 20 min.

Acne Specialty Clinic

Our Acne Specialty treatment program contains 3 levels and each level contains a resurfacing treatment. We start with the lighter and gentle peels, like Glycolic Acid, or Lactic Acid, and we end with the stronger peels that penetrate the skin more deeply, like the Jessner and Deep Sea Peel. The application of these peels depends on the condition of your skin, which will be determined during your consultation and again at treatment time. Treating acne is not a one-way street. For optimal results, you are expected to purchase a basic skin care set that will support your treatment at home. The majority of our clients need 2 to 3 level 1 facials before moving to the next levels. Your acne treatment will take between 8 to 14 weeks. (For more severe, higher grades of acne such as Cystic acne you may need additional treatments.)

Level 1 - $140, 50 minutes
Extractions only
During level 1 we focus mostly on exfoliation, removing congestion and preparing your skin for Level 2. (The majority of our clients require 2 to 3 level 1 facials before moving tho the next level. The skin will show mild redness and might feel sensitive for up to 48 hours.)

Level 2 - $145, 30 minutes
Jessner Peel
A Jessner Peel is a combination of resorcinol, salicylic acid, and lactic acid. This acid cocktail penetrates more deeply into the outer layers of your skin than other minimal chemical peels. A Jessner peel treats mild or even severe acne, sun damage, mild to moderate wrinkles, and acne discoloration. The effect occurs after 3 to 4 days after application, when a noticeable exfoliation and skin flaking appears. This skin renewal process can take up to one week in total and will reveal a smoother and healthier skin complexion. (Not recommended for sensitive skin. The skin may sting during treatment, will feel tight, show redness, and may continue to feel sensitive for 2-3 days. Moderate flaking is likely, depending on skin condition.)

Level 3 - $235, 30 minutes
Deep Sea Peel
This non-acid, chemical-free stimulating herbal peel utilizes manual exfoliation combined with Coral Powder to resurface the skin, lifting away stubborn pigmentation and softening the look of acne scarring. The herbs penetrate to the skin's middle layers, tightening and smoothing the skin. While some improvement will be seen immediately after the first week, stimulating the collagen production within the deeper skin layers can only be done with multiple sessions that are spaced 3 - 4 weeks apart. (Not recommended for sensitive skin. The skin may sting during treatment, will feel tight, show redness, and may continue to feel sensitive for 2-3 days. Moderate flaking is likely, depending on skin condition.)