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Forget lifestyle,
we’re about life

And we’ve seen plenty.

Frustration, anxiety, and even depression—sometimes, they’re due to skin issues. Oakland-born, Berkeley-bred, licensed estheticians, we bred our credibility in a caring clinic, not a focus group or vanity project. Now, with nearly 20 years, our flight miles are counted in smiles. We’re everyday people who know how to love your skin, every day. If you're in the area, book an appointment!


Our Founder, Shannon Carter-Gascon, is motivated by a lifelong desire to help people relieve the distress that often goes along with challenged skin. A California State Board Licensed Esthetician since 2003, she studied under a well-known acne researcher. In addition to her own clinical research and continuing education, Shannon continues to see clients and advocate for advances in the esthetic and cosmeceutical industry.

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Three clear liquid drops of THIRSTY Hydrating Serum on a white background

Doing our part for the earth

1% For The Planet member logo in black

Through this membership, we donate 1% of our annual sales (not profit—sales!) to environmental nonprofit organizations that focus on climate advocacy, reducing reliance on fossil fuels, sustainable food policy, wildlife restoration and more.

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Real life,
in real time.