Is your skin having issues? No need to hide under a summer hat. Get a free Evanhealy skin-care consultation.
This Tuesday, July 26 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., Alison Lessard, a natural beauty expert and a deputy of Evanhealy’s clean-beauty corps, is offering one-on-one skin-care consultations at the Yinova Center.
Evan Healy is the California facialist whose natural skin-care line you may have seen in the Whole Body section at Whole Foods. It’s also a favorite of acupuncturist Jill Blakeway and the Yinova staff, who’ll be stocking the holistic products.
No appointment is needed for an Evanhealy consultation. But you will be expected to dish on the dirt in your pores—and medicine cabinet:
Lessard wants to know your skin concerns, what you’d like to change or maintain about your skin, and what products you’re currently using. “I like to get a feel for why people may be dealing with issues like redness, overly oily skin, and irritation—these can be factors of synthetic or overly aggressive ingredients in cosmetics,” explains Lessard.
Once the picture of your skin health comes to light, she’ll point you toward the most beneficial Evanhealy products—either with customized samples or with products for purchase (most cost between $20 and $40).
The basis of Healy’s clean-beauty philosophy is a two-step product combo she calls “oil and water,” says Lessard. “A serum with rosehip oil (that’s customized for your skin) and her pure plant hydrosols are the perfect duo to balance out any type of skin.” Some summer standbys? The Blue Rosehip Serum, Lavender Hydrosol, or the Sea Algae Antiaging Serum—great for sun-damaged skin.
It might be funny to hear a skin-care manufacturer say it, but good skin isn’t just about what you slather on it. “The conversations I have with people who have acne or other difficult issues typically mention challenges with nutrition, working out enough, and stress,” says Lessard. “I’m so excited to be at the Yinova Center, because acupuncture is such a wonderful healing method that supports overall health and sees its relationship to good skin.”
Evanhealy Natural Beauty Consultations and Trunk Show is July 26, 2011, from 4:00–7:00 p.m., at the Yinova Center, 74 E. 11th Street, btwn. Broadway and University, Union Square, 212-533-2255, www.yinovacenter.com