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Custom facial treatments at our San Francisco studio

Our facial treatments are designed to take our popular consultations to the next level. Our signature Guiding Facial is marvelous on its own, but it can also be customized with an add-on treatment like the hydrating, plumping, and rejuvenating Oxygen Treatment or the circulation-boosting, tension-relieving, lifting, and de-puffing Gua Sha. (Either way, you can't go wrong.)


THE BASE: THE GUIDING FACIAL AT AYLA

The Guiding Facial at Ayla is a beacon on your skincare and beauty journey, designed to keep you on the right path. 

After a review of your current skincare routine and lifestyle, your Guide will help you choose a treatment featuring Marie Veronique, May Lindstrom, MyHavtorn, TWELVE, Luzern, or Vintner's Daughter products — or a custom mix of anything on our shelves you've been dying to try. After a deep cleanse, heavenly pressure-point massage, warm compress, mask, and application of the perfect products, you’ll leave with a glowing complexion, a rejuvenated spirit, and a plan. And over time, Guiding Facials will help you develop a deeper understanding of your own skin so that you can feel empowered to make the right product choices every day — which is the ultimate goal. 


45 minutes, $95. Please click here to book an appointment.

 

 

THE ADD-ONS: SPECIALIZED TREATMENTS TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR EXPERIENCE


+ GUA SHA

Gua sha is a traditional healing technique from China that involves a small, smooth stone board that is pressed against the skin to gently massage facial fascia, muscles, and skin while stimulating specific energy points. This encourages healthy circulation, releases muscular tension, and promotes lymphatic drainage for a more lifted, less puffy look and brighter, healthier looking skin. We think it’s an ideal next step for those of us who are already using great skincare products but are wondering, “What else can I do that doesn’t involve needles, lasers, or knives?”

The gua sha treatment relieves tension in the facial muscles and fascia while it encourages movement of lymph fluid, resulting in a smoother, more lifted look after just one session and more dramatic contouring results after a series of 8-10 weekly sessions. 

Note: If you’ve had any Botox or fillers in the last six weeks, those areas cannot be treated with gua sha.


25-30 minutes, $70 (added onto the Guiding Facial). Please click here to book an appointment.

 

+ OXYGEN TREATMENT WITH EXTRA BOOST

The oxygen facial has long been the go-to treatment for those facing a red carpet, an HD camera, or a wedding: it can temporarily diminish imperfections and immediately reveal glowing, better hydrated, plumper-looking skin in addition to fighting acne-causing bacteria. “But wait,” you might say. “Doesn’t more oxygen mean oxidation — and isn’t that a bad thing?” Excellent question. Oxygen facials are about oxygenation, not oxidation — which will encourage better circulation and rejuvenate the skin. (If you’d like more detail about these differences, you’ll find a great, readable summary by dermatologist Ava Shamban, MD here.)

Our founder is a big believer in regular oxygen facials and couldn’t wait to bring these treatments to Ayla. We're thrilled that they’re finally here, made extra special with your choice of a custom-picked Luzern serum or a newly developed Luzern mask packed with a host of hydrating, brightening, anti-inflammatory goodies like hyaluronic acid, probiotics, and marine algae. Either way, our oxygen machine will efficiently infuse the product into your skin for an incredible glow. It's as magical as it sounds. We're addicted to this treatment ourselves.


20 minutes, $70 (added onto the Guiding Facial). Please click here to book an appointment.

  

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ABOUT OUR ESTHETICIANS

BETH

Beth Robert is a magical combination of esthetician, yoga teacher, and perpetual student — of Ayurveda, skincare techniques, and anything clean beauty related. She was first drawn to esthetics due to her own skin issues, and non-toxic products quickly became her area of focus due to her commitment to living in harmony with nature.

With stints at the Cinta Aveda Institute in San Francisco and Indian Springs in Calistoga under her belt, Beth came to us with excellent skincare experience, to which she has added her methodical and meticulous study of every product on our shelves — making her a master at putting together results-oriented skincare regimens. Since joining us, she's developed a strong group of fans (you'll see her treatments mentioned in Well+Good's delightful Bay Area roundup of the coolest holistic health destinations, where we were thrilled to be listed). These are truly capable hands, perfect for the delivery of a great gua sha session.

 

SARAH

Sarah is a natural and non-toxic beauty pioneer in addition to having one of the most soothing spirits we know. She first became fascinated with holistic approaches to skincare when she trained in depth at a holistic pharmacy with highly regarded European health and beauty brands in the early 2000s — long before natural beauty was the broader force that it is now.

Sarah became a licensed esthetician in 2007 and soon became known for her stellar facial treatments and relaxing facial massage techniques at a celebrity makeup artist studio in San Francisco. We speak from experience when we say that her glow-inducing oxygen facials are reason enough to book repeat visits, but she’s also such fun to hang out with that it’s hard to leave our cozy room when your treatment is over. In her free time, Sarah dabbles in photography and floral design — hobbies that enhance her knack for esthetics and her ability to pick not only the most effective skincare products for your specific concerns, but also what might be the perfect lipstick shade for your date night. 

 

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