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Springtime in NYC

Spring Skin Care Tips from Serenity Suite NYC

No one wants to look older than they are; make the change this Spring to take better care of your skin!

Serenity Suite NYC Spring Skin Care Tips:

Our esthetician, Jennifer recommends that you moisturize at least twice per day.

Ritual Skin Care product displayHere’s a quick AM and PM regimen:

1.)    Cleanse
2.)    Fortify with Ritual Skin Care Firming Hydrate toner
3.)    Nourish with Ritual Firming Serum
4.)    Moisturize with Ritual Healing Moisturizer Cream will help restore your skin’s barrier function and moisture content.

While it is important to wash your face at least twice each day, it’s also important to avoid harsh foaming cleansers with sulfates. That tight, squeaky clean feeling means that Sodium Laureth Sulfate has striped your skin of much needed natural oils – this means that the pH of your skin is off balance now and left too high.

Safely cleanse the environmental pollution from your skin by using Ritual Balancing Cleanser.  This natural foaming cleanser occurs with cocoglucoside – not detergents! Natural ingredients in Ritual Balancing Cleanser like Activated charcoal which acts like a magnet and attracts debris from pores, and Willow bark which is the natural state of salicylic acid and safely breaks down oxidized oil – will leave your skin safely cleaned and balanced.

And you will be happy to know that Ritual products do not contain artificial fragrances, because most artificial fragrances are well known to also be a source of skin irritation.

An appointment with Jennifer begins with a personal skin analysis to assure these Spring Skin Care tips will give you the best results.

Find out more about these safe and natural products on the Ritual Skin Care website.

To protect your skin this spring, just call the Front Desk at the Washington Square Hotel (212) 777-9515, to make an appointment to visit Jennifer and find out more about protecting your skin.

  Or if you are in the Westchester / Mt. Kisco area, Call 914-241-7111 to make an appointment to visit Jennifer at the office of Dr. John F Farella, MD, F A C S . Your skin with thank you for it!

Washington Square Park - FEB 2019

Winter Skin Care Tips from Serenity Suite NYC

Going into dry, heated buildings and then out into the dry cold weather in the Winter robs your skin of moisture, and makes you look older.

No one wants to look older than they are, so why let Winter do a number on your skin?

Serenity Suite NYC Winter Skin Care Tips:

Our licensed professional esthetician, Jennifer recommends that you moisturize at least twice per day. Here’s a quick AM and PM regimen:

1.)    Cleanse
2.)    Fortify with Ritual Skin Care Hydrate / Firming Mist
3.)    Nourish with Ritual Firming Serum
4.)    Moisturize with Ritual Healing Moisturizer Cream will help restore your skin’s barrier function and moisture content.

While it is important to wash your face at least twice each day, it’s also important to avoid harsh foaming cleansers with sulfates. That tight, squeaky clean feeling means that Sodium Laureth Sulfate has striped your skin of much needed natural oils – this means that the pH of your skin is off balance now and left too high.

Safely cleanse the environmental pollution from your skin by using Ritual Balancing Cleanser.  This natural foaming cleanser occurs with cocoglucoside – not detergents! Natural ingredients in Ritual Balancing Cleanser like Activated charcoal which acts like a magnet and attracts debris from pores, and Willow bark which is the natural state of salicylic acid and safely breaks down oxidized oil – will leave your skin safely cleaned and balanced.

And you will be happy to know that Ritual products do not contain artificial fragrances, because most artificial fragrances are well known to also be a source of skin irritation.

An appointment with Jennifer begins with a personal skin analysis to assure your Winter Skin Care tips will give you the best results.

Find out more about these safe and natural products on the Ritual Skin Care website.

To protect your skin this winter, just call the Front Desk at the Washington Square Hotel (212) 777-9515, to make an appointment to visit Jennifer while in the City, and find out more about protecting your skin.

Or if a Westchester county location would be more convenient, just make an appointment to visit Jennifer in the office of Dr. John Farella, M.D. F.A.C.S. in Mt. Kisco; Call 914.241.7111 for an appointment.

At either location you visit Jennifer, your skin will be glad you did!

Fall in the City

Fall Skin Care in New York City

We know how cooler fall weather can dry our skin. Now that fall is here, it’s time to add more moisturizer to your skin care routine. Not just your face, but for your whole body.

And remember that your skin is also susceptible to Sun damage in the fall. That’s not because the Sun is any stronger this time of year, but the UV index may still be high as the temperatures start to drop. It’s important to wear sunscreen year around. If you may be outside a lot during the day, just apply a sunscreen with at least SPF 50 each morning.

With so many skin care products on the market today, what is the best fall skin care regimen to care for your skin and keep you looking and feeling good?

Jennifer Fond - AestheticianWe can help! Just make an appointment with Jennifer Fond, our dedicated, licensed esthetician. Jennifer specializes in treatment of the skin.

Ritual Skin Care Healing CreamYour first appointment with Jennifer will begin with a personal skin analysis, to assure your skin care treatments will give you the best results. She may recommend use of one of her Ritual Skin Care products, which she designed to help very delicate skin conditions. For example, many of her regular returning clients have enjoyed the benefits of her Healing Moisturizer Cream during the dry fall / winter months.

She has helped many women and men to solve problems and improve the condition of their skin.

Jennifer uses her extensive knowledge of skincare and product ingredients to help her clients achieve a very personalized skin care regimen.

It’s easy to make an appointment to get professional skin care for your skin. Just Contact us at Serenity Suite NYC or call the Front Desk of the charming Washington Square Hotel (212) 777-9515 to arrange your appointment.


And while in the Westchester / Mt. Kisco area, you can make an appointment with Jennifer at the office of Dr. John F Farella, MD, F A C S – call 914.241.7111. Your skin will be glad you did!


Summer Skin Care

Summer sunshine often reminds us the importance of wearing a sunscreen.

Actually, it’s better to apply a sunscreen with an SPF (Sun Protection Factor) of at least 30 every time you go outside, year around.

When you walk outside, whether it’s sunny or overcast, the sun is still sharing

  • UVA (Ultra Violet A) rays which can prematurely damage your skin, adding wrinkles and age spots
  • UVB (Ultra Violet B) rays which can cause sunburn

And even when you are inside, those UVA rays from the sun can still penetrate window glass to prematurely age your skin.

But there are a lot of different sunscreens on the market, and it seems like new ones appear in stores every year. Which one is right to protect you and your skin for summer skin care and all year around?

Jennifer Fond - AestheticianThat’s when it makes sense to make an appointment with Jennifer Fond, our dedicated, licensed esthetician, specializing in treatment of the skin, and who has helped many women and men to solve or improve the condition of their skin.

Jennifer uses her extensive knowledge of skincare and product ingredients to help her clients achieve a very personalized skin care regimen.

Ritual Skin Care Hydrate / Cucumber MistAnd after you are out in the Sun, and to keep you and your skin feeling fresh throughout the day, spritz on Ritual Skin Care Hydrate / Cucumber Mist.

Mist as often as you want throughout the day for a quick refreshed feeling.

It’s easy to make an appointment to get professional skin care for your skin. Just Contact us at Serenity Suite NYC or call the Front Desk of the Washington Square Hotel (212) 777-9515 to arrange your appointment. Or if you are in the Westchester / Mt. Kisco area, Call 914-241-7111 to make an appointment to visit Jennifer at the office of Dr. John F Farella, MD, F A C S . Your skin with thank you for it!

Jennifer providing skincare treatment

Autumn Facial Special

Autumn in the City! We enjoy walking in NYC in the fall, especially in the West Village; seeing the beautiful displays of color in the trees and shrubs as the seasons change.

And this is a great time to refresh / renew / restart your skin for a new season with 20% OFF our PCA Skin Peel treatment. Get rid of damaged and oxidized skin from the summer Sun, and protect yourself for chilly fall weather ahead with regenerating and nourishing Ritual Skin Care Healing Moisturizer Cream.

This Peel can help you with acne, sun damage, unwanted pigmentation and signs of aging. Hydroxy acids in this facial stimulate the regeneration of healthy skin on a cellular level.

Get our Autumn Facial Special – an one hour, customized Peel and a Ritual Skin Care Healing Cream treatment for only $100.

PCA Skin logoOur professional aesthetician, Jennifer, customizes each Peel to your needs and varying in strength from mild to strong, to allow even sensitive skin types to benefit from this chemical exfoliation.

Make your appointment today! Call the Front Desk of the ever popular Washington Square Hotel (212) 777-9515. Appointments are required; no walk-in services.

This Autumn Special Offer ends on Monday, December 21, 2015 at Midnight! Don’t Wait!

Summer Sun stresses your skin.

Summer Facial Special

Our Summer Facial Special includes a restorative Cucumber Hydration treatment, followed by a one hour, healing Oxygen Facial, all for the Special price of  $110! That’s more than 25% OFF the price of our regular 1 hour Oxygen Facial!

We all know Summer Sun can do a number on your skin. And your face is a prime target!

  • Our Cucumber Hydration treatment gently calms and refreshes your skin.
  • Then our Oxygen Facial will help you protect Sun stressed skin with a cool, healing stream of oxygen and concentrated antioxidants.

Serenity Suite NYC uses the well known and respected ECHO2PLUS™ Oxygen Skin Treatment – , which delivers a stream of pure oxygen gas, enriched with essential vitamins and minerals to nourish and revitalize the skin. This soft, cool stream of oxygen presses these nutrients deep into the dermal layer of the skin to stimulate production of youthful collagen and elastin.

Make your appointment today! Call the Front Desk of the enchanting Washington Square Hotel (212) 777-9515. Appointments are required; no walk-in services.

This Summer Special Offer ends on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at Midnight! Don’t Wait!

Oxygen Facial Skin Treatment

Winter Special at Serenity Suite NYC

Cold, dry Winter wind, hot, dry homes and buildings, and environmental pollutants can damage your skin.

Get help for your Winter damaged skin with our Winter Special – 20% OFF our Oxygen Facial treatment.

Get your glow back!

Serenity Suite NYC restores your skin with a cool stream of oxygen from our ECHO2PLUS™ Oxygen Skin Treatment equipment, which presses pure oxygen gas with essential vitamins & minerals deep into the dermal layer of the skin. This healing process stimulates the production of collagen and elastin while it nourishes and revitalizes your skin.

Your skin often looks more firm, smooth, and younger after the first Oxygen Facial treatment, and the benefits are cumulative.

Take care of your face with a full, one hour Oxygen Facial for the Winter Special price of $120.

All Serenity Suite NYC Services are provided By Appointment Only. Call the Front Desk of the Washington Square Hotel 212.777.9515 to make your appointment at this Special price. Contact Serenity Suite NYC if you have questions about our Oxygen Facial.

This Winter Special Offer ends on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at Midnight! Don’t Wait!

tranquil atmosphere for skin care and massage

Best Wishes in 2015

Warmest wishes for the Best Winter Health in 2015, from all of us at Serenity Suite NYC!

It is well known that people enjoy life more when they look and feel their best. When someone visits Serenity Suite NYC for healing, restorative skin care treatments, we enjoy helping people get the most out of every day of their lives.

As one of our Big Events of 2014, The Washington Square Hotel and Serenity Suite NYC acquired the Hydro Wand®. This Wand is an attachment to our NewApeel Diamond Microdermabrasion equipment. Now Jennifer, our professionally licensed aesthetician, can combine the deep exfoliation microdermabrasion treatment with deep penetration of the specific serums, such as:

    – multi-vitamins
    – skin lightening
    – acne
    – and deep moisturizing.

This new feature provides better results with signature skin care treatment for each client. DiamondTome™ exfoliation first, followed by the Hydro Wand® gently exfoliates, hydrates, and nourishes each client’s skin in one treatment!

Through the Winter in NYC, cold, dry weather can take a toll on anyone’s skin and overall health.

Don’t suffer! Take care of your Winter Health!

Skin Care Treatments are available by appointment only. Just call the Front Desk of the ever elegant Washington Square Hotel (212) 777-9515 for your appointment.

For questions about treatments for specific skin conditions, or any of our Services, please Contact Serenity Suite NYC.

woman receiving facial mask as a portion of her skin care treatments

Serenity Suite NYC Licensed Aesthetician: Jennifer Carpentier Fond

Jennifer Fond - AestheticianJennifer Carpentier Fond is a Licensed Aesthetician in New York, specializing in treatment of the skin. Over the past decade, she has helped many women, men and teens improve the condition and appearance of their skin. Jennifer obtained her NYS Esthetic license from the Lia Schorr Institute for SkinCare Technology. She did her Post Graduate Education at the Dermal Institute. Jennifer is experienced and certified in Laser and Advanced Skin Care Technology and specializes in product ingredient knowledge.

 

Why People Choose Jennifer

Jennifer uses her extensive knowledge of skin, skincare, and product ingredients to create a very personalized skin care regimen for each of her clients. Jennifer recognizes each person as an individual with unique skincare concerns and goals. Her true passion lies in her desire and ability to help each client feel unique. Jennifer does not believe in an across-the-board, one-size-fits-all skincare “Silver Bullet”.

Jennifer provides the personal attention desired by clients with high-powered careers such as on the go entrepreneurs, professionals of the fashion industry, as well as a variety of actors and even opera singers. She knows how to work with the demands of people whose appointments are scheduled between shows, important meetings, or even on the way to catch a flight. She takes the time to get to know you, recognize your personal needs and will ensure you feel pampered while she provides your personalized routine.

Another reason why Jennifer is so popular is that her clients get a private room. This intimate space allows Jennifer to focus on her client. It also creates a much more relaxing environment since there are no interruptions that can be found in a large day spa where there are many clients waiting for their turn to be next.

 

Ritual Skin Care Products

Recognizing the need for quality, “key” ingredients, Jennifer developed Ritual Skin Care, a line of  natural and organic products with a European Facialstrong emphasis on results  Being trained in many high end spa brands and cosmeceutical products, Jennifer was able to find the most effective  products from various skin care brands. Recognizing key ingredients in other skin-care brands, Jennifer chose her ingredients based on actual results – the same way cosmetic researchers decide on ingredients for their expensive versions. Ritual Skincare products are made with the finest organic roots, herbs, botanicals, essential oils, and marine extracts. Each ingredient was chosen with intention for results and  for their specific benefit they provide the skin.

 

You can book your appointment with Jennifer at Serenity Suite NYC in the Washington Square Hotel, just contact us online or call 212-777-9515.

 

Janelle Velasquez

Beauty on Broadway- Skin Care Secrets from Broadway Actress Janelle Velasquez

facial nycFor most of us, looking and feeling beautiful is an important ingredient of personal, as well as professional success. We all know beauty and success often go hand in hand, especially in NYC. We asked our client, Actress Janelle Velasquez, her skin care secrets and favorite treatments for staying Broadway beautiful.

Broadway Beauty Treatments

Janelle starts her beauty regimen with a European Facial. Between dancing, multiple costume changes and even just being under bright lights, traditional cleansing simply isn’t enough. Also, since stage makeup can be so heavy, it adds to clogged pores. A European facial begins with a deep cleansing using therapeutic steam which helps to open the pores and lift the hair follicles. In Janelle’s customized version of a European facial, she chooses deep exfoliation with Diamond Microdermabrasion and ends with an Oxygen Treatment. This combination rids the skin of impurities and adjusts the natural ph levels of the skin. Jenelle says her favorite part of her facial is the addition of pure oxygen at the end of the session. Oxygen gas is naturally antibacterial, so it strengthens the skin’s immune system. This oxygen also speeds up the skin’s natural healing process that is vitally important to anyone who needs to be ready to perform 5 days each week, on or off stage. Regular, monthly visits keep Janelle looking and feeling her best, and ready to perform.

Everyday Beauty Treatments

While you may not wear heavy makeup under blaring lights or have multiple costume changes, everyday things such as pollution, makeup worn for long hours, and sweat from running to catch the subway can cause clogged pores…  Serenity Suite’s Aesthetician, Jennifer Carpentier Fond will work with you to create a customized regimen from the quality services and products available. From our popular Microcurrent Facial to our skilled Waxing Services, we will create a system fit for your lifestyle that keeps you looking like a star.

Ritual Skincare Favorites

At the Serenity Suite at Washington Square Hotel in NYC, we use quality, handmade skincare products. For Janelle’s regimen, our Ritual Skincare Balancing Cleanser with  activated charcoal is the product of choice for deep cleaning. Our Ritual Skincare Cucumber Hydrate with willow bark extract provides the replenishing and moisturizing Janelle needs after her treatments.

Catch Janelle Velasquez!

Janelle VelasquezYou can catch Janelle off Boadway, six days a week in the play “Here Lies Love” by David Byrne from Talking Heads and Fat Boy Slim now being performed at the Public Theater. She is a California, Bohemian personality who recently moved to New York City from LA. Janelle is a professionally trained actress, singer, and dancer.

Don’t miss her performance!

To book your appointment at Serenity Suite NYC, you can contact us online or call 212-777-9515