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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.
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.

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 and Connecticut, specializing in treatment of the skin.
Over the past twodecades, she has helped thousands of 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 to speak with the Front Desk of the Hotel.


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 Ritual skin care 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