I’ve seen Skoah products before and since my old office was in Yaletown I have walked by before but I never knew the true extent of the Skoah experience until I was invited in for their Angel Glow Facial last Friday.
I’ve been to my fair share of spas, from hotel resorts, to Korean day spas and even medical school (where I was material on which medical aesthetics students learned to wax and scrub). Most spas have a calming and soothing atmosphere and with Vancouver-based Skoah it’s no different. Here are some of my notes:
The location is easy to get to (being a bus/walk person this is important)
The storefront is nicely laid out and the staff is professional
The rooms have low light and the tables are heated – seriously one of the most comfy duvets I’ve experienced in a while
Skoah products are used for all treatments and they smell amazing
Products are suited for sensitive skin – I had *zero* redness even with having “extractions” during the facial. I won’t describe “extractions” but if you know what’s involved in a facial… yeah
The Angel Glow Facial included a lower leg massage – I’m talking pretty much your full leg (just up over the knee) down to your feet
Treatments include: angel glow facial, kreate your facial, facialisicous, xtreme, power hour, fitskin
quickie, killer feet, digit dose, and 6 packs
Even though Skoah uses their own products they were not slathered on and the treatment was more about soothing, calming, and massage
It’s not so much a ‘con’ but it is just a skin treatment spa and shop (you can’t get your hair done or get a painted-nail manicure or pedicure). They do however have the following products: cleansers, toners, exfoliators, moisturizers, masks, serums, eyes, lips, specialty, sun, body, hair kare, hands & feet, kits, makeup, brushes – as well as products for men
I have to note probably my favourite part (aside from leaving smelling like their vanilla/brown sugar Holiday Lotion) was the music. I did not hear one flute, nor did I feel like I was in an elven forest at any point in time. The tunes were soft yet included some awesome tracks like Zero 7 – In the Waiting Line.
The Angel Glow Facial is $60 and is about 45 minutes and the products available will not break the bank at all (you can get the Holiday Lotion for $18). You can also get a Mistletoe Makeover personalized makeup lesson for $35 this season. I highly recommend checking out this “specialty skin care shop”.