Hi, my name is Kristen and I am the owner and Holistic Skin Therapist at Woodside Holistic Skin Therapies.
I provide customized, plant based facial treatments that replenish the skin and rejuvenate the soul. My wish is for you to walk away feeling wholly renewed, with a fresh and new awareness of the skin, to appreciate what it needs and reflects and to leave feeling naturally luminous and empowered to begin your skin care journey.
I practice a blend of ancient and modern techniques, working in elements from Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda to Dien Chan Zone Facial Reflexology for a truly holistic approach to skin care and overall wellness. I believe in maintaining and nourishing our skin health through herbal medicine, therapeutic essential oils and carrier oils as well as looking at what’s going on internally.
Because my approach to skin care is very intimate and personalized, I have created a beautiful haven in my home that reflects the beauty and uniqueness of nature, my passion and my spirit. I want my clients to feel connected and grounded when they walk into my treatment room; their breathing to slow down, their stress levels to minimize and to fall into a deep and heavy peaceful place that transcends their mind/body and soul.
I believe in maintaining and nourishing our skin health through plant based ingredients such as therapeutic essential oils and carrier oils as well as looking at what’s going on internally. Beautiful skin starts within!
If you are looking for a personalized approach to natural skin care, I invite you to come visit Woodside Holistic Skin Therapies. Beautiful skin starts within!
The Pumpkin + Wild Carrot Complexion Soap wasn’t a product that I initially thought I would like or even use to be honest but upon trying it I was presently surprised! As an aesthetician I usually steer people away from using soaps on their face as they can be way too harsh and kill our healthy bacteria (skin microbiome) and leave our skin depleted and dehydrated. This soap left my skin feeling silky soft and clean without feeling stripped! It’s loaded with Vitamins and antioxidants from the pumpkin pulp and seed. If your wanting to switch over to an all natural cleanser and haven’t used one before this is definitely where I would start!
The Night Clarifying Treatment with Chamomile + sea buckthorne is nutrient rich and loaded with antioxidants, fatty acids, anti-inflammatories that will help cool, calm and heal the skin as well as CoQ10 which increases collagen production and improve our skin’s elasticity. Such a wonderful night treatment! At the moment my skin has been super inflamed and dehydrated with the remnants of our humid and hot summer and the beginning of our cool nights and this serum has been a godsend at helping heal and calm my inflammation and at the same time adding in a light exfoliation with sugar extract as an ingredient! Love it.
Vapour Organic Beauty Atmosphere Luminous Foundation
Another staple for my beauty tool box! I wouldn’t travel without this beauty of a product. Its soft texture and easy application and great for all skin types! Unfortunately I have dark circles under my eyes (stressed much?!) and this helps give me that coverage I need to keep looking fresh. I also love that it’s made with Organic and Wildcrafted antioxidant rich ingredients!
Night Regenerative Balm with prickly pear + vit C is another great staple to have and i’ve used it nightly as my skin absolutely needs it! I love the consistency and the colour, i’m definitely a sensory person and products like this get me very excited ! It has 21 active botanicals that help boost collagen and offers deep hydration for the skin. It literally melts in my hands when applying and feels like a beautiful botanical butter that my skin gets to soak up!
If your looking for a Balm that’s high in antioxidants, will help fight free radical damage and hydrate and deeply repair the skin for optimal skin health...then this is the one!
Graydon Face Food Mineral Mist is a winner in my books! I love any product that will boost my hydration levels and this face mist absolutely does. It has a high mineral content with copper, silver, zinc, magnesium which all maximize deep hydration levels in skin. This toner is amazing for all skin types as it has zero essential oils and will balance our skin’s pH levels. If your a serum fan like myself this product is perfect for helping aid the serum into deeper layers of the skin helping to absorb vital nutrients more effectively. A must in your skin care tool box!
You can shop Graydon’s Face Food in the latest Truth Beauty Box!