Spa Girls head to One Love Boutique Spa in Scottsdale to road test their signature “hot date” facial!
To sum it up in one sentence, I was thrilled from head to toe with my experience at One Love Boutique Spa in Scottsdale.
First I fell in love with its location at Scottsdale’s Salon Studios because of the convenient access to other beauty (like hair and nail care) studios. Then, I fell in love with the boutique itself: quaint and cute, like it belongs in some Hollywood starlet’s home! And, finally, I fell in love with owner and lead aesthetician Amanda Osadchuk. (She’s a pretty badass young entrepreneur.)
Girl crush aside, Osadchuk is full of useful information that she readily shares with me throughout the treatment: what type of cleanser is best for my skin, the pros and cons of drugstore beauty products and advice on keeping skin moisturized in the Sonoran Desert.
I am visiting One Love Boutique Spa to test out their 60-minute Signature Facial, which Osadchuk used to call the “Hot Date” because it’s gentle enough to experience before any big event. The facial resurfaces, revitalizes and repairs skin to improve tone and texture.
Like any other treatment at One Love, the facial starts with a complimentary brow wax. After a pore-opening steam, a Clarisonic brush with Cleanzyme Cleanser purifies the skin in preparation for the Skinzyme Enzyme Exfoliant, which left my face actually feeling lighter!
Then, the C-ESTA serum and treatment mask from Jan Marini are applied as a way to replenish the skin with powerful anti-oxidants. Following a nice scrub, it’s an ultimate indulgence that firms and tightens my face. A final round of cleansing is followed by the application of a hydrating toner and Jan Marini’s Transformation Cream.
In between the exfoliation, cleansing and mask, there’s a stress-relieving neck and shoulder massage. The entire thing is topped off with a nourishing hand treatment – also included in the price. You also can add a mini-peel that helps clear up blemishes, in which case the treatment would be 80 minutes.
Once I’m all paid up at One Love, I’m ready to hit the town! To be totally honest, I find myself making plans for that night just to put the facial to “good use.”
Because One Love is a studio, there is only one treatment room. But I quickly learned that this just adds to the experience. You get the best care and attention from its staff because you’re the only customer getting a treatment at that appointment time. Plus, it makes the chic, comfy vibe that much better.
Besides skincare, One Love also provides expert mineral makeup consultations and application for every day, special events and weddings.