By Emma Castleberry
Business Plus Spotlight
Whether brand new to the world of skin care or a seasoned veteran in anti-aging treatments, clients will receive much more than simple skin care treatments at Marta Rey European and Clinical Skin Care. Owner Marta Rey, who opened shop in Boulder last September, is quick to note that the experience at her business is different. “My services are not your basic skin care experience,” she says. “I offer a platinum standard experience.”
That platinum standard experience includes a large menu of noninvasive skin care treatments that target anti-aging, such as skin-rejuvenating medi-facials, chemical peels and microdermabrasion. The Boulder climate, with its harsh sun, wind and cold, can be hard on one’s skin and Rey’s menu of services addresses those concerns. Skin rejuvenating medi-facials can improve skin tone and collagen renewal, leaving the face not only free of fine lines but also capable of renewing itself more effectively each day. Other services like microdermabrasion and LED light therapy target discoloration and hyper-pigmentation for a smooth, clear complexion.
As a CIDESCO-certified professional with more than 25 years of experience, Rey ensures a safe and pleasant client experience for every session.
Rey customizes anti-aging procedures for each of her clients to address their exact needs and skin chemistry. “I customize everything I do,” she says. “I’m able to look at the skin at a particular time of the year or when the body is in a certain condition. Every time, I use a different treatment or protocol or product because I have to adjust treatment depending on what the client is experiencing at that time.” Rey explains that skin can change dramatically from month to month. Factors like illness, antibiotics, dehydration and travel can alter the skin’s condition and require different products and techniques. This is why Rey sees skin care as a joint effort between her and her client. “I tell my clients that we are a team,” she says. “They have to do their homework and I do my part for the best results.”
In all of her services, Rey exclusively uses European products and technologies. “In the United States, I am the oldest skin care professional to use Italy’s number one professional skin care line,” Rey says. Client Jerri Miller didn’t use any skin care products before she started seeing Rey in October of last year. “Now I moisturize morning and evening,” Miller says. ” I like that her products are natural. The products are certainly kinder and gentler than anything I have used in the past.”
Miller, who was approaching “a big birthday” last fall, said she initially went to Marta Rey Skin Care to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, but her sessions with Rey have become much more. “It has become about self care,” Miller says. “Marta has a positive outlook on life and a great sense of humor. Our sessions are like therapy.”
For Rey, this whole-person treatment is an important part of her business. She wants her clients to feel at ease during skin care sessions. “I look at the whole person,” Rey says. “I help my clients beyond skin care because they feel comfortable around me. I’ve been told many times that clients don’t just come for skin care but they come because of how I make them feel.
My work is not just about the physical benefits, but the nonphysical healing I can bring to others.”
Client Ann Niemeyer has been getting monthly facials at Marta Rey Skin Care for five months in addition to using Rey’s skin care products daily. “I’ve always had pretty good skin,” Niemeyer says. “But you reach a certain age and, when you look in the mirror, you see more wrinkles than you want to see. It was time to do something.” While Niemeyer didn’t immediately notice a difference after her first session with Rey, she has noticed the affects of consistent care. “I have fewer wrinkles and my skin looks healthier,” she says. “My sessions with [Rey] have definitely made a difference.”
While it took a few sessions to notice the physical differences in her skin, Niemeyer says there were emotional and confidence benefits after her first session.
“I felt better about how I looked after that first appointment even though I couldn’t physically see a change in the wrinkles and fine lines, because the time I spent with [Rey] was so relaxing and soothing,” Niemeyer says.
“She was like a friend from our first session.”
Rey wants to dismantle the myth that skin care treatments are about vanity and looking good. “Skin care is about maintaining healthy skin and that should be a priority and an investment,” Rey says. While Rey agrees that skin care treatments should be relaxing, she doesn’t think treatments should be solely for pampering.”My treatments aren’t only relaxing, they are also transformative,” she says. “They will make your skin both feel and look better.”
In the same way people exercise to keep their heart and lungs strong, they need to take steps to keep their skin healthy and clean. “Most people don’t think of the skin as the largest organ in their body,” Rey says. “It breathes out toxins and breathes in all the bad things. You have to keep it healthy.” Rey compares skin care treatments to dental hygiene. “You go to the dental hygienest every six months to have your teeth cleaned for maintenance,” she says. “For skin care, you should have your skin cleansed professionally every month for wellness. That way, the skin can breathe correctly.”
Rey is eager to educate about skin care as a wellness issue and she offers a 15 percent discount for new clients. Additionally, she is careful to note that her pricing is all-inclusive of her time, talents and expertise.
She does not accept tips.
To schedule a consultation call 720.626.0846.