3501 N Scottsdale Rd Ste 110
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Because of its location in a medical complex, you might expect Skintopia to be clinical and cold. Not at all. Once co-owner Lorrie retrieved me from the office waiting room and led me to her studio, I was transported to a comfy zone of soothing brown and blue hues. My treatment du jour was the pumpkin rejuvenation facial but other than knowing my skin would be prepped and pampered, I had no idea of the relaxation that was to come. Lorrie started with a brief explanation of the facial and left me alone to settle into the treatment bed. Next came the good part. She started with a thorough cleansing, which included a bonus Clarisonic skincare brush treatment. Feeling chatty, I quizzed Lorrie on her background and found that both she and co-owner, Dawn, met in school at the Southwest Institute of Natural Aesthetics (SWINA). That explained the particularly healing and sensitive touch she had. While each of the soothing and aromatic masks went to task, my arms and shoulders were massaged and my feet and lower legs were treated with warm towels and amazingly relaxing rubdown. The pinnacle of the treatment was a skilled scalp massage (not the quick head rub I’ve had at some places) while my final hydrating mask set. The facial was well over an hour and by the time it was over, I was in a completely blissful state. My skin stayed glowing and plump for days and I would give Skintopia a Spa Girls two thumbs up for the caring touch and extra long service. Insider tip: Before you go, give them a quick call and they’ll meet you at their back entrance so you can skip the medical plaza parking deck and slip in the back door.

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