Facial, So I Tried It

There are luxurious spa experiences, and then there are spas that are so divine they make you feel as is you stepped out of your own reality and into a version of heaven. The spa at the newly opened West Hollywood Edition Hotel falls squarely in the latter. Several months ago, I had the privilege of getting to experience the hotel as a guest and be pampered with a transformative facial at the holistic wellness-oriented spa.

I don’t like to throw around the term dreamy because it’s overused, but I think it applies here because upon my first step into the hotel’s sun-drenched lobby, I caught a whiff of the signature Le Labo scent that fills each Edition space across the world, and, well, it was something out of a dream. I spent the next 48 hours mostly living out of the hotel’s absurdly plush bathrobe, and, when I wasn’t, practicing mindfulness and logging my downward dogs as part of a weekend retreat led by Yoga for Bad People. But the real reason I’m telling you about all of this is because of the game-changing facial I received from the hotel spa.

What is a JetPeel Facial

During my stay at the Edition, I elected to try out the Glow facial on offer at the spa. The treatment’s main event is the use of its cutting-edge jet peel technology, sometimes called an oxygen facial, which essentially uses a formula of 99% oxygen and a customized serum and injects it into your face by way of a targeted stream of air, much like a jet. (No literal injections here.) The effect of the oxygenated air is to lift and firm, leaving you with nicely hydrated and plump-feeling skin. Although my journey to the hotel consisted of a 30-minute drive west down Sunset Boulevard, I could only imagine that this facial would work wonders on to revive dull and tired skin after a long-winded journey.

According to my lovely esthetician, this jet peel technology has been around for years in Europe but has yet to really becoming a thing here in the States, making the Edition’s treatment all the more exclusive. It made sense that I had never heard of a Jetpeel facial before heading into the spa, but after doing some research, I learned that it boasts an impressive roster of celebrity fans, including Jennifer Aniston, Uma Thurman, and Demi Moore. There’s no end to the lengths that one can go in the quest for the kind of age-defying skin that celebrities like Jennifer Aniston and more are known for, and this treatment is the latest thing we’ve taken it upon ourselves to test-drive, among the many devices, treatments, and products we’ve given our review.

What to expect

Though the Jetpeel was the highlight, the Glow facial I got actually involved multiple steps, and ultimately the specific combination is what left me with such a strong impression. After cleansing with a hydrating cleansing milk, the esthetician applied a combination of the red algae and vitamin C masks, all from the brand Osea. The algae mask helps to speed up the skin’s natural recovery process while the vitamin C mask aids in brightening, evening the overall tone, and lifting those stubborn dark spots.

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