Tuesday, October 19, 2010

nourish skin studio



I recently turned 30, and I've noticed some big differences in my skin over the past 8 to 10 months. I guess it really is just like clockwork: My face realized it was 30, and it was time to freak the heck out. I see a dermatologist whom I love, but I go to her for more medical skin issues as opposed to cosmetic ones. Her offices do own a "medi-spa," but the rates are out of my budget beyond the occasional "special treat." I've always enjoyed facials and truly believe in the benefits of customized skincare, but I have a difficult time rationalizing the expense; and most of the facials offered by Knoxville spas are around 75 to 100 bucks. That's just not something I can do every month when I've got hair to maintain and running shoes to buy. So now that I'm 30 and want to make facials a part of my normal routine, I've been wondering what the heck I should do.

I cannot recommend highly enough the fantastic services at nourish skin studio in Bearden. Nourish is a lovely little boutique spa located at The Shops at the Orangery. It's owned and operated by Amanda and Sydney, who have a philosophy I can really stand behind: "Our philosophy is a simple one...we believe that with regular care of your skin, you will see a difference." With that in mind, nourish offers custom facials at an unbelievable price. When I say custom facial, I mean that they'll analyze your skin and devise a treatment based on what your skin needs. Sure, that sounds pretty much like any facial you'll ever get. However, what I really like about nourish is that they make the plan for you. Every time I look at a spa's list of services I get overwhelmed by which service I'm supposed to pick for myself and if it really makes a difference to book the 95 dollar service as opposed to the 70 dollar one, and if I need the collagen mask or the chemical peel, etc. At nourish, they customize the facial for you, and all you have to do is sit back and relax. And the kicker is that each one hour custom facial is only fifty bucks!

Beyond the price, which really is unbelievable and amazing to me, there's the atmosphere. Nourish is a quaint, clean little space that's fun to visit. Amanda and Sydney are both so pleasant and knowledgeable, and visiting nourish is like taking a little escape. From my personal experience, they're willing to work with your scheduling needs, too, and are extremely accommodating and welcoming. The product lines they carry are also affordable. After using some of the products for only a few days, I can already tell a difference.

I travel all the time and lately it seems like I've been home a fleeting few days among 6 weeks of steady travel. I came home from a work trip and had one day to prep for a family wedding out of town. Everything in my life had been neglected, and my day was jam packed with errands and to-dos before I took off again. Amanda completely accommodated me on a short notice and gave me one of the most relaxing and enjoyable hours I've had in 6 weeks before I got back on the road. And, of course, my skin looks amazing.

In addition to the 60 minute custom facial, nourish also offers a number of services including waxing, spray tan and the "ultra nourish" signature treatment, which I want to try next time. It's a place that understands both your skin and your budget, and like I said, I just can't recommend it enough.

nourish skin studio
the shops at the orangery, second floor
5412 homberg drive, nw 37919
865-454-3035

6 comments:

pam said...

wow, that sounds awesome! I'll have to check them out.

The Modern Gal said...

Yep, I will definitely check them out too.

The Modern Gal said...

Yep, I will definitely check them out too.

B said...

Now I know I am getting girlier and older because this place sounds amazing. The real test is to see if they fit into my budget. That'd be nice.

em said...

B, they also offer a 35 dollar express facial (30 minutes). You won't get the hand and neck message but you'll definitely get the same love your lovely face deserves.

em said...

also I meant massage and not message. ha.