Naimie’s Beauty Center in Valley Village not only provides both spa and salon services and carries top of the line skin and hair-care products and make-up, they also host a number of workshops throughout the year, from make-up application tips to skin-care rituals and product line launches. It’s filled with knowledgeable and enthusiastic sales-representatives, ready to help you with any product and any application with ease.
Upon entering Naimie’s Beauty Center’s workshop featuring Skin Authority, I was greeted with smiles and was quickly whisked away to experience a fabulous facial by European trained aesthetician, Susanna Novshadyan, using all Skin Authority products. The soap was frothy and cleansing; I could sense my skin’s cleanliness without tightness. She proceeded with a deep glycolic peel and hydrating masks that I could feel penetrating deeply, but gently into my skin. And the final seal of lotion did not leave greasy residue. My skin felt and looked dewy, supple and hydrated. It was simply superb.
Exiting the spa area of Naimie’s, I came out to the main arena where numerous tables were set up with aestheticians working their Skin Authority magic on other ladies. And standing in the mix of it all, tall and beautiful, bearing a radiant smile, was Celeste Hilling, the native Texan and San Diego based CEO and Founder of Skin Authority. She was knowledgeable and inspiring, and gracious enough to talk with me about her line, her ideology and her business.
I was first impressed by Celeste’s business savvy and her ability to build and market a business with the consumer’s interest in mind. But I was also incredibly impressed by her depth of understanding of skin care ingredients, the importance of research and her background in medicine and technology. Celeste sees her role through Skin Authority as an educator and provider of products that are the best, as well as simple to use. This stems purely from her desire to help others feed and protect their skin.
One product from Skin Authority may include the ingredients of what other lines dish out in 3 or even 6 steps. Celeste talks passionately about the need to take care of ourselves and understand the effects of what we put on and in our bodies. Our skin is an organ – the largest organ of our body. And it’s protective and connected to everything inside of us, she says.
Only the best should go on our skin. Therefore the cutting edge technology behind her line is not in creating synthetic reproductions of natural nutrients, but in providing products that transfer the natural nutrients themselves. For instance, she taught me that the synthetic reproduction of vitamin C is different than that of the Acerola C. Skin Authority’s C Serum provides the pure form of absorbent vitamin C. After using the serum for 2 weeks now, I can attest to the potency and positive effects on my own skin.
Celeste inspired me both as a budding entrepreneur and as a self-proclaimed skin product junkie. She has a solid foundation for understanding business and the intelligence for twisting what has been done before–while keeping her process rich with integrity. For Celeste, Skin Authority is a means for helping others maintain and gain health. And Skin Authority is creating a fabulous line of skin-care products that simply speak for themselves.
I couldn’t help but walk away with a bag of new goodies from Naimie’s. After two weeks of using Skin Authority products consistently, I remain completely impressed and excited. My skin feels clean and nourished. I think I just might have found the perfect skin-care line. If you want to exercise the authority to retain your youthful skin or restore it, head over to Naimie’s or check out Skin Authority on-line.
Naimie’s Beauty Center
12640 Riverside Drive
Valley Village, CA 91607