There are some really unique skin clinics called Skin Laundry that have recently made their way from the west coast (mostly in California and Hong Kong) to the east coast. With two new clinics in New York City and two more planned to open soon, this is a skin care clinic that offers a revolutionary Signature Light & Laser Treatment that is changing the skin of women. To further enhance the treatment, Skin Laundry has launched some skin care products and I had a chance to give some of them a try.
When trying a new line, I always look for a starter set or kit, and Skin Laundry offers one, which I think it a great way to enhance any service or try a new line of products. The Skin Laundry Rejuvenation Essentials Kit ($160) contains everything you need for a nighttime beauty regimen and it's a great introduction to the brand.
The kit contains:
- 5 Rejuvenating Anti-Aging Facial Masks
- Night Renew Treatment (with .2% Retinol)
- Restoring Night Serum
- Renewing Eye Cream
While the products were minimally packaged to match the light and airy feel of the skin clinics, the products themselves feel very luxe. The ingredients are definitely effective. With everything designed to greatly improve the look of the skin from the texture and tone to reducing the appearance of fine lines, everything works in sync together.
Starting with a weekly mask, the Rejuvenating Anti-Aging Facial Mask is a really nice treat. This mask is infused with 19 skin conditioning extracts so skin is smoothed, refreshed and restored — it's like a facial in a mask. It takes just 15 minutes or so.
The rest of the products are to be used nightly, starting with the Restoring Night Serum after your cleansing. This serum is chock full of ingredients that smooth and brighten the skin. It contains glycolic acid to get rid of dull skin that builds up.
Next up is the Night Renew Treatment. This is definitely effective with the addition of Retinol, but it is gentle feeling because it is enriched with Shea Butter and other humectants so the skin is nourished and hydrated while using. This is so different than most retinols and I think that is why I really like it. While most retinols leave skin feeling dry, this one really helps skin retain moisture as it helps to improve fine lines and wrinkles and gives skin a more firm look and feel.
The final step is the Renewing Eye Cream. This eye cream feels so luxe as it smoothes my undereye area. It seems to help reduce puffiness almost immediately. A rich combination of peptides and antioxidants work within the formula to help reduce fine lines over time too.
One other products that I got to try which is not really a skin care product, but something I have been hearing about and one I was excited to try is a specially infused pillowcase. It's called the SleepCycle Clean Skin Pillowcase ($30). I mean, we spend so much time with our faces on our pillow, we might as well do it with special technology to help us look better, right? Well, this pillowcase is treated with charged silver ion technology to provide a natural anti-micobial effect that keeps our pillowcase cleaner so our faces are cleaner while we sleep. It actually reduces bacteria by 99.9%. WE know that bacteria does so much harm to the skin, so it's a very smart solution to a common problem.
All of these products are available at Skin Laundry clinics nationwide as well as skinlaundry.com.
The next time I am in NYC, I will be checking out the Signature Light & Laser Treatment for sure. I'll definitely report back on that.