By Alix Turoff
We all know that Omega 3’s are incredibly good for us – heck, we’re constantly being told to consume more fresh salmon and protein packed nuts or, at the very least, to pop a supplement. But what’s with the new omega trend that’s hitting the beauty world full-force? Is it possible that the super healthy oils can have similarly stellar results when applied via a cocktail of skin care products?
We decided we needed to see for ourselves, so we headed over to the Cecilia Wong Skincare Salon, located in the Union Square area of New York City. The eponymous Cecilia Wong opened her salon in 2009 with a holistic, Eastern approach, carried out with the most modern Western technology. Cecilia knows that healthy skin requires the finest and most natural ingredients and uses only organic products at her salon.
When you walk into Cecilia Wong Skincare, you can expect results. Each one of her services is customized to fit the needs of each customer. That means that every treatment is different. After Cecilia evaluates your skin, she decides the appropriate steps to take to help you achieve skin care perfection. The salon offers five targeted services but we specifically were interested in the Omega and Vitamin C Treatment ($170). It turns out, this particular treatment is perfect for the summer as it really targets people with sun damaged skin or just for those with dull, lack luster or neglected skin. The Omega and Vitamin C treatment works to promote the product of collagen while simultaneously stimulating circulation and hydrating the skin.
After cleansing the skin, Cecilia applies a seaweed enzyme peel followed by a relaxing facial massage using organic serums packed with Vitamin C. Extractions, while not the most pleasant part of any facial, are done quickly and easily. Cecilia then applies the omega treatment mask and finishes with a Hyperbaric Oxygen Spray packed with Omega and Vitamin C.
Before we left the salon, Cecilia told us how to care for our skin post facial, even making dietary suggestions to follow for best results. We walked out with instantly brighter and smoother skin. Within the next few days we noticed that our skin was literally as soft as the proverbial baby’s bottom.