Tenafly’s Etuale Skincare Center may have only opened up a month ago, but their plans for the future coupled with their European-style approach to skincare has given them some serious staying power. Dealing exclusively with Biologique Recherche, a renowned high-end skincare line and companies such as Nufree and Infinity Sun, owner Victoria Katseva wants to recreate the same luxury experience one would have in New York City, without the hassle of commuting. “This is the type of place where you come for a really nice treatment, something to better yourself and to give your skin that extra pampering. We cater to the needs of those travelling to and from Manhattan and offer the same city-style luxury experience except at a more affordable price.”
Part of Etuale’s not-so-secret success is their utilization of Biologique Recherche, a French brand of skincare products developed by doctors and medical specialists as an alternative to surgeries and/or invasive operations. The line even has its own extensive esthetician training program to ensure not just anyone has access to the products. “There’s a huge variety of products and treatment options for all different skin types,” explained Katseva. “The line is extremely customizable and that’s the beauty of the brand. Our estheticians fully understand the products and know what’s going to work best for you.” Biologique uses three different types of ingredients including plant-based, marine-based, and animal extracts that vary in strength. There are also vegan-based products available as well.
As opposed to other skincare companies, Biologique has a number of principles they abide by, such as using only cold-pressed solutions (no added heat) and that you will see results immediately—a guarantee Katseva said the brand really stands by. When it comes to facials, which Etuale offers a variety of, Biologique certified esthetician Olga Smagina gave us some guidelines as to how often one should come in. “It all depends on what you’re coming in for. If you have problem skin, it’s better to come in every two weeks. Otherwise, once a month is good.”
Etuale also offers an array of other treatments ranging from microdermabrasion, Nufree hair removal, makeup application and Infinity Sun organic spray tanning which uses walnut extract to prevent that often dreaded orange tinge. Looking ahead, Katseva mentioned they have some exciting new things coming up. “In November, we’ll be introducing a bodyline which will help provide an alternative to liposuction and other medical procedures that will result in a very smooth, organic and natural look. We’re also bringing an EMS (Electronic Muscle Stimulation) machine from Italy which works out your muscles while you lay down.” And although we’ll have to endure the anticipation of testing these latest skincare innovations a little while longer, Etuale’s current offerings stand above anything else we’ve seen in the area.