Sometimes all one needs to boost their confidence is a skin refresher — perhaps a facial or a chemical peel or even blue light therapy. Plus, when life gets stressful — which is certainly has been this year — skincare is a great way to treat yourself and help unwind + destress. Whatever it may be, we have rounded up the top skincare studios in Montclair + the Essex County area to fit one’s needs. Read on for our roundup of where North Jersey locals can visit for some ultimate self-care.
A Natural Image | 203 Bellevue Avenue
Skincare specialist Sandra Tamburo leads customers with an in-depth consultation to determine the best, customized treatment for in-studio services and at-home skincare. The services offered at A Natural Image include skin facials, microdermabrasion facial treatments, reflexology (which relieves tension with the use of the studio’s Young Living essential oils), aromatherapy (the use of aromatic essential oils), Reiki (a Japanese healing art that uses gentle touch to increase the flow of Life Force Energy), and more. Per the website, Tamburo’s philosophy is, “Do what you love, and love what you do!” “She lives these words every day in Divine service, helping her clients as well as children and the elderly to bring joy into their lives.”
Brow Fix Studio | 47 South Park Street
Founded by Karisma Pabon, the Brow Fix Studio offers more eyebrow fix-ups. Clients can book Karisma for lash enhancement, makeup, and skin treatments. For skincare, clients can book the BB Glow with booster serum, which helps reduce the appearance of pigmentation and rejuvenates the skin for an immediate glow, a PCA acne peel for sensitive skin, microneedling with LED therapy, a hydrafacial, or a deep pore facial that uses LED therapy and PCA enzymes to exfoliate and bring out a purified and clear complexion. Appointments can easily be booked on the brow studio’s website.
Evolve Med Spa | 46 South Park Street + 770 Morris Turnpike, Suite 111, Short Hills
Evolve Med Spa, which has other locations in North Jersey, is home to some of the most advanced and innovative technologies. Evolve offers both body and face treatments. For the face, customers can make an appointment for fillers; microneedling, which smoothes wrinkles and lifts and firms the skin while also reducing skin discolorations and acne scarring; Kybella injectable (to destroy the fat cells under the chin); or an intense pulsed light (IPL) photofacial. One of the spa’s most popular services is the Diamond Glow Facial, which uses DiamondGlow’s patented recessed diamond tip to deeply clean and rejuvenate the skin. The goal at Evolve is to “bring out and enhance each client’s unique natural beauty.”
Hand and Stone | 648 Bloomfield Avenue + 700 NJ-3, Clifton
With many locations nationwide, Hand and Stone has become the go-to spa for many clients — some even go weekly for a specific service. Known for its affordable prices, Hand and Stone’s monthly membership is very popular among its clientele. Various massages are offered as well as facial services performed by certified estheticians. Dermalogica and ClarityRX products are available in-store to get the most of a facial outside of the service. MG Tip: Hand and Stone gift cards make a great present for a female or male friend or family member.
Image Dermatology | 51 Park Street
Dr. Jeanine Downie is a well-known dermatologist not just in Montclair, but also around the nation! She has appeared on various news television shows to share her expertise. Clients can visit Image Dermatology to transform, sculpt, turn the clock back, or whatever it is a client is looking to get done on the skin or body. Treatments such as Botox, Restylane, Kybella, Radiesse, and Juvederm are offered here. Plus, new clients receive 20% off the first Botox or fillers treatment.
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Kate’s Skin Revision Clinic | 74 Church Street
Owned and operated by esthetician Katie Wiklinski, Kate’s Skin Revision Clinic is among the few DMK Paramedical Clinics in NJ. DMK is short for Danne Montague-King and means it consists of natural, non-invasive, and pain-free solutions to skin conditions. Services include facials for almost anybody — men, women, and teens — nonsurgical facelift, red carpet X08 placenta cell facial (an “absorbent cocktail of 14 critical anti-aging ingredients), DMK treatments, Neurotris body sculpting (using microcurrent machines for anti-aging) and more. DMK products are also sold here, like the Mediterranean pearls cleanser and aqua to zinc (A2Z) Caribbean latte day crème.
SKN | 408 Bloomfield Avenue, Suite E1
SKN offers 30-minute, 60-minute, or 75-minute facials, plus a 45-minute back facial, with the option of adding on special treatments, such as a gentle enzyme peel, microdermabrasion, collagen mask, warm oil scalp treatment, and more. The newest treatment SKN offers is Radio Frequency (RF) therapy, which is a non-surgical procedure that uses energy waves to heat the dermis (the deep layer of the skin). Thus, the heat stimulates the production of collagen and helps with the tightening of the skin. This studio also offers massage and waxing services.
Sperling Dermatology | 211 Glenridge Avenue
The dermatology center has attracted New Jersey stars — Teresa Giudice, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, Jenni “JWoww” Farley, Angelina Larangeira, Kevin Jonas, and more. Other locations include Florham Park and Red Bank. Since the pandemic hit, the dermatology studio, founded by Dr. Shari Sperling, has launched the brand new Sperling Sprinter, the business’ mobile spa that comes straight to a client’s driveway. Known for its Coolsculpting procedure, Sperling Dermatology offers other services such as injectables and fillers, facial treatments like the vampire facial, laser hair, and scar removal. Clients will sure be treated just like a celebrity during the entire process.
The Aurora De Juliis MD European Medical Spa | 8 Hillside Avenue, Suite 102
The European Medical Spa, led by medical director Dr. Aurora DeJuliis, is a one-stop shop that offers various treatments that tailor specific services to meet the customer’s needs. Whether it’s acne scars, frown lines, sun damage, uneven skin color, and so forth, the experts at this spa will review the best treatment plan for anyone who steps inside the doors. Botox, Juvederm, Coolsculpting, Kybella, and Radiesse are just some of the procedures offered.
The Woodhouse Day Spa | 56 South Park Street
Once customers step inside The Woodhouse Day Spa, they will get “lost in the tranquility of aromatic scents and soft music filling the air [and] the peaceful flow of positive energy will consume your mind, body, and spirit.” With over 70 rejuvenating treatments to choose from, customers can make a whole day out of experiencing all the award-winning spa has to offer. From facials and body treatments to hot stone massages and manicures and pedicures, customers won’t want to leave. This particular spa uses a holistic approach for skincare treatments, which combines “natural and certified organic ingredients with breakthrough advanced skincare.”
Other Noteworthy Essex County Spots
Aesthetics by Adrienne | City of Orange
Founder Adrienne is a licensed esthetician and certified laser technician serving the greater North Jersey area. Her aim is to help people learn about and care for their own skin in order to achieve their best skin possible. She offers microdermabrasion, chemical peels, acne treatments, and more to help you feel great in your skin. You can find more of the offerings here.
Harmony Day Spa | 5 Smull Avenue, Caldwell
Harmony Day Spa has a host of skincare options — and the best part is the team will customize the service so it fits your age, skin type, and needs. You can choose from a 50- or 90-minute facial, which includes full cleansing, exfoliation, and extractions. Services include hydradermabrasion, microcurrent, and HDS Facial Gua Sha.
LH Spa & Rejuvenation | 250 S Livingston Avenue, Livingston
Baked right into the name, this spot aims to restore, renew, and revitalize. This medical spa has a variety of services from skin damage treatments, skin tightening, HydraFacials, Botox, advanced facials, and more. If you’re in search of a medical cosmetic spa, this is the place to go.
Luxurious Wellniss | 557 Nassau St Suite 3, City of Orange
This women- and Black-owned business, which also goes by the LW Skin Lab, is an ideal spot for some serious self care. Felicia Stokes, the founder of Luxurious Wellniss, set out to create her brand with a clear mission: to make nourishing products specifically for people of color whose needs have been under-addressed for decades in the wellness sector. In the last two years through the hardship of the pandemic, Luxurious Wellniss launched and grew from a small online company to a thriving brand with a brick and mortar location. The Skin Lab is relaxing, funky, and just such a cool spot. It is definitely worth the visit next time you’re in the area.
Soothing Zen Day Spa | 38 Main Street, Millburn
This Millburn spot has a host of facial options. Soothing Zen works to customize your facial to your skin type in order to ensure you’re seeing the maximum benefits. On top of Express Facials (30 minutes) and Basic Facials (60 minutes), it also features pore cleansing facials, Casmara Nacar facials, hydra machine facials, oxygenating care, and more.