A-listers like Kate Winslet, Diane Von Furstenburg and Sofia Vergara, all have one thing in common: absolutely glowing, flawless skin. What’s their secret? New York-based celebrity facialist, aesthetician and former fashion make-up artist Tracie Martyn. In her ethereal Fifth Avenue salon in the Flatiron district, Martyn offers up her signature, trademarked Red Carpet Facial. Her high-performance, anti-aging skin care products blend organic ingredients and natural cosmeceuticals for fast results without any petrochemicals, parabens, glycols and preservatives, which is her mantra.
1. What has inspired your signature facial treatments?
Years ago I was a makeup artist helping models look their best beyond make-up. I told them to do yoga, eat healthier, but something was missing. Treatments like massages do not have visible results on the skin and pore cleansing facials were not addressing signs of aging. On the other hand, going to the dermatologist was associated with pain, neon-lights and the idea that something was wrong. I was on a quest to discover something that felt good and made people look good at the same time. I knew that true beauty comes from the inside and outside — stimulating the skin cells to revitalize but also letting the spirit shine through. And the spirit does not shine through when you tell the clients to go to the doctor because something is wrong with them. Rather, I wanted to help them enhance their own beauty and look like the best version of themselves. I wanted them to walk out of my spa looking flawless but also happy and relaxed. My partner Marius whose passion is natural product research, helped me develop a beauty machine, our trademarked Resculptor as well as our all-natural, high-performance skin care line and my signature, trademarked the Tracie Martyn Red Carpet Facial was born. The idea is to use technologically advanced, patented machines that lift, define and smooth. And our multi-tasking,results-oriented, pure yet potent skin care products are made by blending organic ingredients and natural cosmeceuticals to achieve immediate results without any petrochemicals, parabens, glycols and preservatives. In our facials, we use innovative light and current therapies, which came through years of research. The result is smoother, firmer skin and that signature Radiant Glow.
2. What are your clients asking for now and what are their top 3 skin care concerns?
Everyone wants to have high cheekbones. Our Resculpting Facial uses proprietary, world-renowned technique of dramatically improving the appearance of the face. It enhances contours by lifting, strengthening, energizing and firming. Clients are also concerned with fine lines and wrinkles. For that, I recommend my Tracie Martyn Firming Serum. This product has the most potent, powerful ingredients and yet entirely free of poisons or toxins. Ingredients include glutathione to inhibit free radical formation and detoxify the skin and a synergistic blend of Resveratrol (research suggests it activates SIRT1 gene important in anti-aging) and bilberry anthocyanins (powerful purple antioxidant) protect collagen, reduce inflammation, all designed to improve the appearance of the skin and address the visible signs of aging. Lastly, clients lately are coming to me to for puffiness under the eyes due to genetics, lack of sleep, too much alcohol or something else. For that, I recommend my LotoSculpt Activator and LotuSculpt Eyepads. Late night out? Too much wine? Newborn child? Whatever the reason for that puffiness, these pads will take care of it for you.
3. What are your personal desert island products?
The Tracie Martyn Amla Purifying Cleanser is a must. It’s a multi-tasking, brightening complexion-evening and sulfate-free cleanser. If I’m on a desert island, I need another equally high-achieving product such as the Tracie Martyn Firming Serum, which not only gives you moisture during the day but also helps to increase elasticity. Lastly, the Tracie Martyn Enzyme Exfoliant is a must have because it’s high-achieving and multi-tasking. It’s also an award-winning product that comes closest to getting a Tracie Martyn facial at my NYC spa. It brightens irregular pigmentation, exfoliates, minimizes fine lines, prevents breakouts, reduces redness and stimulates skin cell renewal. My research never stops! My priority is our clients I want our customers to shine their very brightest. No pain no gain? I believe we shifted that paradigm.