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Lapiel Gift Cards Available + Local Holiday Gift Guide!

Picking out the perfect gift for everyone on your list can be pretty stressful! If you’re anything like us, you start off with the best of intention of getting it all done early only to wake up on December 20th wondering where all the time went. Which is why we thought we’d help you get a jump start on your Christmas list all while shopping local and keeping it simple.  We may not be Oprah, Gail or the hundreds of staff memebers who make it all happen, we do have some great local places to shop, eat and get your Christmas shopping done in no time. Starting of course with a Lapiel Gift Cards– perfect for even hardest to shop for person on your list.

 

Lapiel Local Holiday Gift Guide

Lapiel Laser Center Gifts

Lapiel Gift Cards

Our entire staff’s favorite gift to give around the Holidays has to be a Lapiel Gift Card. The best part about Lapiel Gift Cards is that they can be the perfect gift for almost anyone. Whether you want to treat someone to a relaxing Facial, our line of Eminience Organic Skin Care products, or even Laser Hair Removal, our gift cards come in any denomination and for a limited time only, these festive holders. We promise, your loved ones will thank you!

Lapiel Laser Center Nurse

Catalina’s Favorite Things

“My favorite product to give this time of year is our Mineral SPF Powder! Kids love it, Moms love it, and its perfect for Holiday Beach Vacations. It comes in many colors, but I like to give the translucent one it can be used for the whole family.

When I’m not shopping on Lapiel’s shelves, I like to visit another female owned and opperated buisness in Roscoe Village called Fixture. It’s a great place to find unique handcrafted gifts from local aritsts– including my handbag!”

Our Sun Defence Mineral SPF comes in 6 Shades and retails for $58. A Great Stocking Stuffer!

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Photo courtesty of Fixture’s Instagram @ShopFixture

Check out Fixture‘s online store or visit them in store at 2108 W Roscoe, Chicago

 

Ariana’s Favorite Things

“As many of you know I swear by our Rosehip C+E Firming oil. I use it at night, in the morning and pretty much anytime I put on makeup! I love giving it as a Christmas present because it’s a luxurious treat for everyone from my best friend to my grandma. It also smells like a dream.

When I’m not giving Lapiel Gift Cards, my favorite gift,  I love shopping at The Spice House on Wells. They have the perfect hostess gifts (am I the only one who feels I’m never not going to a party around the Holidays?!) and I swear by the Ethnic Chicago Neighborhood Box #2.”

Rosehip Oil

Eminence Organic Triple C+E Firming Oil $110

The Spice House is located at 1512 N Wells, Chicago

 

Lapiel Laser Center Staff

Courtney’s Favorite Things

“#1 must have for Chicago winter is the Citrus lip balm. This little stocking stuffer will heal while it soothes, helping you kiss chapped lips good bye!
#2 Popcorn Asylum- My mother in law loved the “Asylum” Mix (Cheddar and Maple Syrup) so much last year that I’m going to get her the large “Pillow-Sized” bag this time around! This Lakeview shop is stepping up Chicago’s popcorn game using real ingredients and interesting recipes. The PB+J and Jalapeno Cheddar are other favorite flavors.”
Eminence Organic Skin Care Chicago

Photo Courtesty of @EminenceOrganics

Citrus Lip Balm $24

Popcorn Assylum can be found at  2823 N Lincoln Ave Chicago, IL

 

Aesthetician Chicago

Julie’s Favorite Things

“Eminence’s Tropical Vanilla day cream is my go-to gift no matter what time of year! I love it because it is both an SPF and a moisturizer so it’s like giving two gifts in one.

I prefer to give experiences rather than gifts. I usually meet my girlfriends for a holiday drink at Frasca or Cafe El Tapatio, they’re both so cozy and festive around the Holidays!”

 

Holiday Eminence Organic Skin Care

Eminence Organic Tropical Vanilla Day Cream $64

Frasca Pizzeria + Wine Bar is located at 3358 N Paulina, Chicago.

Cafe El Tapatio is located 3400 N Ashland and also happens to be the site of the Annual Lapiel Christmas Party!

Lapiel Gift Cards

Maria’s Favorite Things

(aka the Mini Intern)

“My favorite product at Lapiel is the Stone Crop Fizzofoliant because it helps with my acne and scrubs my face clean. Its fun to use because it turns into a foam.

My favorite place to go Christmas shopping is the new Target because it has something for everyone! Or Hazel, which is near my friends house”

Eminence Organic Chicago

Stone Crop Fizzofoliant $52

Hazel is a super cute place to find a great selection of Jewelry and eclectic gifts for all ages and is located at 1926 W Montrose, Chicago.

The brand new Lakeview Target is now open at 3300 N Ashland, Chicago

Happy Shopping & Cheers to a

Happy, Heathy, Hairfree New Year!

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2017-12-07T16:21:18+00:00 December 5th, 2017|Specials|

Is Laser Hair Removal Safe For All Skin Tones?

You would be shocked by just how often we receive this question and by how many clients never thought that Laser Hair Removal was even an option for them. The long and and sometimes complicated answer is yes, it is safe for almost all skin types and tones so long as you are doing your research and making sure you find the right combination of Laser and Provider.

Read on to find out more about our lasers and the providers that allow us to treat such a variety of skin types as well as some questions to ask if you can’t see us here in Chicago!

 

Skin Type IV Laser Hair Removal

 

When it comes to hair removal there are so many different methods available to you.  So often women of color think that Laser Hair Removal is simply not an option for them or that the risks of burning, which can be higher for darker skin tones, outweigh the benefits of the kind of smooth skin that only Laser Hair Removal can provide. We are here to dispel the myth that Laser Hair Removal is only for those with light skin and dark hair, that in fact Laser Hair Removal is a great option for women of all skin tones! Here is a guide to asking the right questions to make sure that you find the right fit for your skin type.

What is your skin type?

Many Medspas, Lapiel included, use a handy guide called the Fitzpatrick Scale to set the guidelines for how they treat people of all skin tones. It is important to know where you skin falls on this scale and be able to ask whether or not the provider has successfully treated women with your skin type in the past. It is also important to answer your questionaires as honestly as possible, many women may come in thinking they are are a Skin Type III or IV when in reality they may be closer to a I or II.

Chicago Skin Types

We recently read an article on Refinery 29 that further dispels the idea that Laser Hair Removal is not for women of color.

“What’s even more frustrating is that women who have darker complexions, particularly those from African and Caribbean backgrounds, make the best candidates for laser hair removal, for several reasons. Firstly, their hair density is often greater than in other racial groups, and “the larger the hair follicle, the more a receptive target it is for treatment,” adds Dr. Maria Gonzalez, a dermatologist from the Royal Gwent Hospital. Moreover, their skin type doesn’t fare well with other types of hair removal: waxing, epilation and shaving can cause ongoing skin damage in ways that don’t affect lighter skin tones as much.”

What Lasers Can Be Used on Darker Skin Types?

Not all lasers are created equal. It is very important to make sure that you are choosing the right laser for your skin type.The most common laser used to treat darker skin types is the Nd:YAG laser. This particular Laser uses a wavelength that absorbs a very low amount of melanin in the skin, so there is little risk of hyperpigmentation or scarring, which is ideal for people of color.

 

Candela GentleMax Chicago

 

The GentleMAX by Candela is the Gold Standard for Laser Hair Removal in all Fitzpatrick skin types. Our providers have used this technology to safely and effectively treat our clients for over 14 years.

Who is doing the Laser Hair Removal?

Perhaps the most important part of the entire Hair Removal process is making sure you do your homework when it comes to selecting the right place to be treated. Here at Lapiel our treatments are performed exclusively by trained Nurses to ensure the safest possible outcome. You want to be sure that the person operating the laser has successfully worked with your skin type and knows what the proper settings should be. Don’t be shy, you should feel comfortable enough with your provider to ask any and all questions regarding your treatment.

 

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2017-12-01T00:19:04+00:00 December 1st, 2017|Laser Hair Removal|

We’re Having A Party! Join Us For A Night of Botox, Braid Bar & Silkpeel

Get ready for a night of cocktails, apps and beauty! Join us on Friday, November 17th from 4:00-8:00PM and take advantage of some amazing savings on your favorite (and soon to be favorite!) treatments.  The amazing ladies of Blo on Southport will be doing amazing Braid looks all night– You wont want to miss out!

Be sure to call to RSVP as treatment spaces are limited and will fill up fast.

(773) 248-4247

Check out the Amazing Savings below:

Chicago Botox Pricing

Special Event Botox Pricing!

The holiday season is almost here! Take your skin care routine to the next level with Botox Cosmetic. There is no better time to start a new area or simply get started with Botox.

Usually $14 per unit, we will be offering special day of event pricing for $12 per unit!

Save even more when you combine with your Brilliant Distinctions coupons. Be sure to activate your coupon code prior to your visit.

First time clients will also receive an additional $50 off their treatment when you sign up for Brilliant Distinctions! Clients must sign up and print coupon prior to event. Check out the details HERE

 

   Silkpeel Chicago Treatment

Save On Silkpeel Dermalinfusion

Skin Care Treatments Chicago

See the Silkpeel Difference and why so many people have fallen in love with this no-downtime treatment for everything from acne to dry skin!

Schedule your $79 Silkpeel Dermalinfusion treatment and get a $50 Gift Card to use towards your next package of Silkpeel Treatments.

Credit Card will be charged at the time of booking. Offer valid current and first time clients who schedule on November 17th only. Gift Card can only be applied towards Silkpeel Dermalinfusion Package.

 

Chicago Latisse Latisse Giveaway

Grow your own longer, thicker, darker lashes with Latisse. We will be giving away 2 Botox of Latisse the night of the event! Be automatically entered to win when you RSVP for the event and double your chances by adding your name to the fishbowl the day of the event. Winners will be chosen the day of and get to go home with their own box of Latisse.

 

Chicago Organic Skincare

Take 15% off all Eminence Organic Skin Care

Fall is the perfect time to change up your Skin Care Routine! Be sure to stop by and stock up on your favorite products even if you can’t stay for a treatment.

 

Chicago Blow Outs

Braids By Blo

Whether you’re looking for a an amazing blow out, a show stopping updo or the cutest braids you’ve ever seen– Blo on Southport is the place to go! The fabulous ladies of Blo will be doing all kinds of amazing braids from 4:00-8:00PM  on the 17th. No need to RSVP, just come in and get your hair done and enjoy a cocktail!

 

We cannot wait to see all of you!

Bring a friend and take advantage of our referral program for even more savings.

 

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2017-11-07T02:04:27+00:00 November 7th, 2017|Botox, Latisse, Skin Care, Specials|

@TheFashionDailies Talks Silkpeel Dermalinfusion At Lapiel

If you’re anything like us, you find yourself scrolling through instagram wondering how bloggers somehow always have the most perfect skin. Recently, we were lucky enough to meet cool girl extraordinaire Lauren Alison of the blog The Fashion Dailies who recently came in and shared her experience with Silkpeel Dermalinfusion here at Lapiel.  Read her full post to check out her stellar before & afters as well as the contents of her waste jar!

 

Chicago Silkpeel Treatment

Check out some of our favorite excerpts and read her fill post HERE

 

 

What happens during your  Silkpeel Dermalinfusion?

“Okay so let’s translate this into terms that we can wrap our brains around. This is what really goes down- your aesthetician prepares your skin for the treatment by taking off any makeup and cleansing with a wash that suits your skincare needs. Next, you talk about your desired results from the treatment. For me, I said clearer, more radiant skin. I’d been experiencing some breakouts and texture around my forehead (a place I rarely ever breakout,) so I wanted to get rid of that ASAP.

 

Chicago Skin Care Microdermabrasion

“The procedure starts on your neck, where the aesthetician does one layer of treatment. The best way I can describe the feeling is if you imagined the suction tool they use at the dentist, remember that little hose? Imagine that being swiped across your face and neck. It’s totally painless, not uncomfortable or unpleasant at all. If anything it’s a little ticklish! This tiny-but-mighty pen suctions out all the bad stuff stuck deep down in your pores while simultaneously pumping the treatment into your skin. My favorite part of the treatment is the end when you can see your “waste jar” that is holding everything that was sucked out of your pores! I’m not joking, you can see actual blackheads floating around in the water, and it’s absolutely magical. Talk about real-time results!”

 

Results?

“All in all the treatment takes about 25 minutes, so it’s quick, easy, and leaves your skin instantly softer, clearer and calmer. The best part? There is zero downtime! No redness, no puffiness and your skin looks better than it did when you walked in.”

 

A big Thank You to Lauren for sharing her experience with Silkpeel here at Lapiel! Follow along with her adventure on her Blog and on Instagram @TheFashionDailies–  Where she’ll be sharing more of her favorite beauty secrets as well as an extra special post on her Botox treatment!

 

 

 

Want to stay up to date with the latest happenings & specials going on at Lapiel?

Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook & Instagram to be the first to know about deals, promotions, Blogger Features, rebates and the general silliness that ensues on a daily basis here at the office. We cannot wait to get to know each other better!

 

Chicago Laser Hair Removal

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2017-11-02T18:43:25+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|Skin Care|

Save on Latisse with Brilliant Distinctions

The thick, luscious lashes you’ve always dreamed of are just a box away! Start Latisse this fall and get false lash effects without the hassle of expensive appointments, glue or touch ups– just your own longer, thicker, darker lashes in as little as 12 weeks*! Need another reason to take the plunge? From now until December 31st you can take $20 off the 5ml box with Brilliant Distinctions*!

  Chicago Latisse Results

 

How to Save

  1. Register for Brilliant Distinctions
  2. Schedule your Free Consultation
  3. Limited Quantities available– Make sure to reserve your $20 Instant Rebate when you schedule!

Already a Brilliant Distinctions Member? Great! This rebate can be combined with your existing BD coupons for added savings!

 

How To Apply

 

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  1. Before applying LATISSE® each night, ensure your face is clean, makeup and contact lenses are removed, and any other facial care products have already been applied.
  2. Prepare the Applicator. Remove an applicator from its tray. Then, holding the sterile applicator horizontally, place one drop of LATISSE ® solution on the area of the applicator closest to the tip but not on the tip
  3. Apply to Skin Using Applicator
    immediately draw the applicator carefully along the skin at the base of the upper eyelashes (where the eyelashes meet the skin) going from the inner part of your lash line to the outer part. DO NOT APPLY in your eye or to the lower lid because excess hair growth outside the treatment area may occur
  4. Blot Excess.
  5. Dispose of Applicator.

What is Brilliant Distinctions?

Brilliant Distinctions

Earn points and save on Latisse and Botox with Brilliant Distinctions. This free and easy to use program allows you to save on some of our most popular treatments and services. Simply register and start saving!

Earn 200 points ($20 Coupon) for Each Botox Treatment

Earn 100-150 ($10 or $15 Coupon) For Each New Box of Latisse

And as an added bonus First Time Brilliant Distinctions  can save $50 off their first Botox treatment by printing this coupon code

 

Cheers to Savings!

Lapiel Staff

2017-10-26T16:54:27+00:00 October 26th, 2017|Latisse, Specials|

Fall Laser Specials Are Here!

Goodbye Razor! Hello Laser!

Check out our Fall Laser Specials and get a jump start on the smooth skin you’ve always wanted! Make this the year you say good bye to unwanted hair and sun damage when finally start that area(s) you’ve been thinking about. Save 10% off any new area and 15% when you start two or more new areas from not until November 11th.

Offer valid for both new and existing clients on both Laser Hair Removal and Laser Skin Rejuvenation Treatments! Now is the time to take advantage of these amazing Fall Laser Specials!

 

See how switching to Laser Hair Removal can save you time and money when it comes to getting rid of all your pesky hair problems!

 

 

Time: The average woman spends two entire months of her life shaving and waxing?! Think of all you could do with the time and energy you currently spend removing unwanted hair the old fashioned way!

Money: American women spend $33,000 shaving and waxing! We recently had a client come in and report spending about $9,100 (without tip!) waxing her Bikini area for 15 years– one year, 7 treatments and $1,194 later she is ready for the beach and no longer struggles with ingrown hair or monthly trips to the waxing salon!

Freedom: Imagine always being ready to go and never having to worry about shaving your legs or waxing your bikini area? Sounds great doesn’t it? Switching to Laser Hair Removal can not only save you time and money, but it can give you the confidence to say yes to that impromptu beach trip, stop worrying about stubble, and be ready for whatever adventure comes your way!

Start this fall and be ready for a hair free spring! Take advantage of this rare Laser special and finally start the area you’ve been thinking about. Summer you will be glad you did!

 

 

 

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2017-10-18T23:09:08+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Laser Hair Removal, Specials|

How To Maintain Your Professional Treatment Results At Home With Eminence Organic Exfoliating Peels

So many of our clients ask us this question! Whether its a Chemical Peel, Silkpeel Microdermabrasion treatment, or yes, even that Laser Skin Rejuvenation, treatments like this require maintenance. While the number one suggestion we have is always SPF (of at least 30, applied throughout the day, even throughout the winter months!), we believe that adding an exfoliation step to your routine can help maximize your in office treatment results and help you maintain those results at home. Which is why are loving and sharing our favorite Eminence Organic Exfoliating Peels with you! See how adding one to your regimen can leave your skin feeling brighter, softer, and more vibrant.

 

As you may already know, at home peels are having a MAJOR moment right now. You can’t walk into a Sephora or Blue Mercury without being bombarded with Glycolic or Hyluronic or some other kind of -onic. At home peels help remove dead skin cells mainly through the use of acids which loosen the bonds between cells and dissolve dead skin away. Unlike scrubs, peel ingredients sink into the skin, targeting deeper layers of skin cells. What sets the Eminence Organic Exfoliating Peels apart is the ability to choose just the right combination of acids to ideally suit your skin type and concern. These revolutionary peels use fruit-sourced acids like Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA) and Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHA) to gently slough away dead skin cells, clean pores, and reveal a more youthful skin. Use one to two pumps in circular motions all over the face and neck and carry on with your usual skin care routine! These peels are designed to be left on the skin and used 3-4 times per week. A perfect addition to your beauty arsenal, Eminence Organic Exfoliating Peels are perfect for big events and days when you’re feeling like you could use a little extra radiance!

Choosing the right peel can perfectly complement your professional treatments and help you maintain that post-treament glow way beyond the day of your treatment. Priced at about a dollar a peel, the only thing to think about is which one you should pick up!

Bright Skin Licorice Root Exfoliating Peel

Organic At Home Peel- Sun Damage

Kick Summer Sun Damage and uneven skin to the curb with this treatment!  Lactic and mandelic acids remove dead skin cells while licorice root and our Natural Hydroquinone Alternative from African potato and tara tree brighten the appearance of dark spots.

 

Firm Skin Acai Exfoliating Peel

Firm Skin Exfoliating Peel

This firming peel solution is formulated for normal to dry or mature skin types. Packed with antioxidants sourced from acai berry, grapefruit and goji, the peel also includes lactic and glycolic acids for firmer looking skin.

Clear Skin Willow Bark Exfoliating Peel

Peel for Acne Prone Skin

A deep-cleansing, clarifying peel solution for problem skin types. Ingredients include salicylic acid which removes surface impurities, willow bark to calm the look of skin, while lilac helps reduce the appearance of redness and inflammation.

 

 

All Three peels are priced at $79… Take home a sample today!

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2017-10-10T19:27:25+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Skin Care|

Free Apricot Body Oil When You Donate School Supplies This Fall

Help us help some very deserving CPS Students this fall!

Recently one of our amazing clients told us about her classroom at Schmid Elementary on Chicago’s South Side.  Schmid Elementary is  a Pre-k through 8th grade, title 1 school. It is small neighborhood school so the supplies truly benefit the entire school. Quinlan, a teacher at Schmid (and an amazing Barre teacher over at Pure Barre Lakeview) described the very real need for basic supplies like paper and pencils and things we sometimes take for granted as our kids get ready to head into the new school year. With that in mind we were driven to find a way to help her help her students after the initial back-to-school rush!

 

Bring in any two items from the list below and we’ll treat you to a full size version of our Eminence Organic Apricot Body Oil!

 

-Copy Paper
-Pencils
-Lined Paper
-Notebook
-Index Cards
-Coloring Supplies
-Construction Paper
– Hand Sanitizer
We will be collecting supplies through the end of November. Stop by anytime and add your donation to our Supply Box and pick up your free Apricot Body Oil($28 Value). No purchase neccessary! Thank you for helping us help the kids at Schmid Elementary!

Seduce your senses with our luxurious Apricot Body Oil.   A Vogue, ELLE and Marie Claire favorite, this award-winning body oil blends fragrant apricot, moisturizing grape seed and hydrating jojoba oils for skin that is irresistibly smooth and supple from head to toe.

Check out some of the amazing uses of our favorite body oil that go way beyond a simple moisturizer!

REMEDY DRY ELBOWS & KNEES
Not just for backrubs, the Apricot Body Oil is also fantastic for dry, rough body parts including elbows and knees. As good as the best body lotion for dry skin, this rich body oil sinks moisture into your dry, winter-ravaged skin and smooths out rough problem areas.

Personal Favorite Alert:

CONDITION DRY HAIR ENDS
Don’t restrict this oil to just skin care! If you suffer from thirsty, damaged hair ends, our Apricot Body Oil can step in as your emergency intensive hair conditioner. Just dab a few drops of the oil on hair ends to rehydrate and repair.

TREAT RAGGED CUTICLES
Nails and cuticles tend to suffer during harsh winter months, developing a ragged and unkempt look. If you find your cuticles desperate for a little TLC, rub in a drop of Apricot Body Oil to smooth them out and nourish your nail beds. Your nails (and hands!) will look sleek again in no time.

Check out more uses for this miracle oil HERE

 

2017-09-12T18:15:17+00:00 September 12th, 2017|Lapiel Gives Back, Skin Care|

Lapiel Chemical Peels featured on West of Felicity

 

Meet Allison of the blog West of Felicity! We recently got to know this amazing lady as she embarked on a plan to kick her skin care routine up a notch by adding a few corrective steps to her regimen. After consulting with Julie, she decided to start with a package of Glytone Chemical Peels here at Lapiel. We all know that peels can often times feel scary, out of reach or take you back to that infamous episode of Sex And The City where Samantha looses half her face. Check out Alison’s post and see the reality of what it’s like to get a peel in 2017. We promise– only happy, healthy, glowing skin at the end of these peels!

 

Read about her experience with chemical peels, products and how she found Lapiel here.

Some of our favorite highlights from Allison’s post

On why she decided to add  a professional treatment to her routine:

“I wish I had the maturity to think ahead when I was younger and consider the skin of my future 20, 30 or 50 year old self. I’m sure just like many of you, nothing was more important than soaking up those beautiful rays of sunshine. To the naked eye, my skin looks normal for a 20 something woman (hopefully). But, I know what it has endured, so I know what’s lying just below the surface and slowly making its way up to say “I told you so.”

That’s why I have this corrective step. I’ll never see the supple, smooth, healthy skin I want if I don’t take the steps to correct the damage of my younger years. So, I’m kicking up my routine and working toward a clean slate, where my products will be more efficient and my skin will have the healthy youthful glow it deserves.”

Allison did a series of three peels and offers up some really amazing before and afters on her post. She describes her experience with 2 of our post popular kinds of peels and lets you know what to expect from each.

 

On Protecting your Skin:

“This is probably the most important way to influence your skins health and appearance. The pollutants in the air and harsh rays of our beloved sun take a serious toll on our skin. It was always hard for me to take serious because you can’t see the effects…yet. I have to remind myself that the tan fades but the wrinkle and spots settle in for years to come.

 

SUNSCREEN FUN FACTS

20 SPF protects for 2 hours
30 SPF protects for 3 hours
50 SPF only protects 5% more than 30 SPF, and still only lasts 3 hours…
REAPPLY!”

Make sure to follow West of Felicity for amazing fashions, travels and one seriously cool lady sharing her life in Chicago!

 

 

 

 

 

2017-08-31T16:14:23+00:00 August 31st, 2017|Chemical Peels, Press, Skin Care, Sun Care|