Skin Laundry

No time for a facial? Skin Laundry has the urban dweller in and out in less than 15 minutes

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No time for a facial? Skin Laundry has the urban dweller in and out in less than 15 minutes
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Designed for the time-pressed, Skin Laundry’s no-nonsense approach makes a skincare routine seamless even for those on the go. The California-based brand created a safe laser solution to make healthy skin accessible and convenient – for deep cleaning with zero downtime. Using modern technology and advanced non-invasive lasers and light therapy, Skin Laundry’s proprietary system vaporises dirt, debris, pollutants and toxins in the skin and pores for brighter, cleaner and clearer skin – perfect for those living in smog-filled cities. 

Founder Yen Reis envisioned improving skin health by making state-of-the-art laser technology more available and affordable to the mass market. “Skin Laundry is an easy entry when you want to do a little more than a traditional facial but without invasive lasers. We’re safe enough to do on a regular basis without side effects because we don’t administer on a high level. We’re just stimulating and vaporising under the surface of the skin for faster benefits.” Reis believes that in the same way fitness levels are maintained with commitment, caring for the body’s largest organ, the skin, is just as important. She says, “It’s about maintaining your skin over time and looking after yourself. People don’t go to the gym once a year, although you may build results in a day, are you going to maintain it forever? I really believe if you’re doing your nails once a week, then why are you not doing the same to your face, which is the most important feature of your whole body?” 

Regular treatments aim to improve the skin’s smoothness, evenness, tone, texture, radiance and clarity, while diminishing the appearance of pores, reducing the look of lines, wrinkles and restoring firmer, tighter skin. Frequent treatments may be able to help alleviate acne, redness, unevenness, dullness and hyper pigmentation. 

From Santa Monica to New York, and most recently Hong Kong, each clinic has the same casual, contemporary vibe, with a team of friendly, efficient staff overseen by a team of medical advisors. A refreshing departure from the typical medical facility, the inviting space features comfortable beds, a subdued colour palette, clean lines and an effortless check-in system that makes forward regular visits a breeze. 

“We want the customer to have a good experience every time, and the same experience. The idea is that wherever you go for a treatment, you’re comfortable because everyone is speaking the same language,” says Reis. “We try to keep that consistency so customers know they’ll be looked after, and try to control the experience, which is why we don’t franchise. It’s easy to check-in, easy to check-out and we’re reliable.” 

The idea is that with regular upkeep, you won’t need to spend so much on pricey creams or Botox. To maintain results at home, Skin Laundry’s essential line of everyday products can be used between treatments and are available for purchase at all clinic locations, to clean, nourish and protect the skin. 

“It’s about maintaining your skin over time and looking after yourself” 

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