D.C.’s Green Clean Beauty Boutiques and Day Spas
Several local sources are popping up to help cut through the empty claims and unhealthy ingredients, bringing beauty and wellness to our community.
Studio Pilar, 143 Church St. NW in Vienna, Virginia, is operated by esthetician Pilar DiVittorio, who curates some of the loveliest natural products. I experienced the Collagen and Restore Facial. DiVittorio assessed my skin and determined what was best for it, using a collection of products that made my sensitive skin plump with hydration. She doesn’t have a cookie-cutter approach, but instead intuitively adapts her technique to each person’s skin. She is a magician. Her shop is a delight to the senses, her touch is healing and her knowledge deep. The experience is hard to put into words, but the fact that she is booked out to the end of the year speaks volumes. Run to her website, pureluxeskin.com, and book an appointment for next year like I did. I swear she is worth the wait.
The Emerald Door, 8311 Grubb Road in Silver Spring, Maryland, demonstrates how beauty, wellness, luxury and green living coexist. Esthetician Sara Damelio shared the Eco- Luxe Facial, consisting of organic rose steam, triple cleansing, facial cupping, pumpkin enzyme peel, massage, ultrasonic dermabrasion, extractions, head and scalp massage and honey mask with high frequency. The experience was dreamy and relaxing. I left with happy skin, which is not typical since most facials enflame my skin. Afterwards, embrace skin healing and ritual wellness every day by taking home the toxin-free, hand-made, natural products she uses in the facial. Damelio offers her own line of skin care at skincando.com.