With an A-list roster of clients including Cate Blanchett, Michelle Williams, Julianne Moore, Kim Kardashian-West, Mandy Moore, Amanda Seyfried, Allison Janney, Debra Messing, Olivia Coleman, Laura Linney, Kristen Bell, Michelle Yeoh, Erika Janye, Edgar Ramirez, Helena Bonham-Carter, Gwendoline Christie, and Susan Sarandon, Gavin McLeod-Valentine is a, if not THE, facialist to the stars.
McLeod-Valentine, the director of studio services at Intraceuticals, came about this career organically. Plagued by acne during his younger years, he was frustrated and on the verge of becoming a shut-in when a colleague suggested he try some of Intraceutical’s low-weight hyaluronic serums.
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 artis
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Want to know how Hollywood A-listers keep their glow? One of their best kept secrets is Marc Edwards whose West Hollywood eponymous Skincare Spa has been keeping celebs Red Carpet Ready since 1998. Voted Best Facialist in Los Angeles, Marc has many years of knowledge and experience acquired by working with some of Beverly Hills’ most successful medspas, dermatologists, and plastic surgeons. He stays on top of the trends and uses only top-of-the-line professional skincare products and the most up-to-date equipment and technology, from Hydrafacial, Silkpeel, and Dermasweep, microcurrent lift, lactic, salicylic and glycolic acid peels, TCA, VI peels, and Cosmelan peels, facial lymphatic drain
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Ever wonder where do Palm Beach ladies who lunch go to get flawless skin? Anushka Spa, Salon & Cosmedical Centre’s top facialist Uslin Wood has been beautifying the South Florida elite for 10 years. Her special combination of extractions, peels and serums with a hint of Caribbean know-how has made her the go to facial wizard for the ladies who lunch set. In between cobb salads, tennis tournaments and parties for a cause, Uslin’s well heeled clientele come in to get buffed and beautiful. Her secret, as she says, ‘It’s all in the hands, and loving what you do.” She combines the best of advanced clinical skin treatments with classic training and years of experience working with the skin.