Best Face Forward

Three products and services from the new SkinLab on El Paseo offer spring renewal and prepare your skin for the summer heat.
Story By: Lisa Marie Hart
Photographs by SkinLab

Some TLC for your skin goes a long way for your mind and outlook, too. The way a few swipes of lipstick and mascara can turn your day around, deeply replenishing your skin starts any season in the right direction.

After its grand opening in mid-April, SkinCeuticals SkinLab by CSI found its products and swift services in high demand by new clientele. Some seek respite from the dry climate and emotional stressors, while others want to enhance their appearance for the Zoom boom of video communication with colleagues and loved ones. Either way, SkinLab’s products and one-hour skincare treatments aim to help you look and feel your best — including before, during, and after a hot desert summer.

SkinLab El Paseo

The machine used for the SkinBright Signature Treatment helps restore what daily life takes from your skin. You'll leave with bright, even, and clear skin within one hour

SkinLab El Paseo

The Glycolic 10 Renew Overnight and SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic products are SkinLab client and staff favorites for spring renewal.

Cosmetic Surgery Institute partnered with SkinCeuticals to open the fourth SkinLab in the country on El Paseo in Palm Desert. Two local women passionate about skincare — Marisa Rivera and Tamara Sullivan — met 13 years ago and now lead the SkinLab together after a career with the Cosmetic Surgery Institute team in Palm Desert.

At the new holistic skincare destination, shoppers and clients can learn about the best skincare products to treat individual skin concerns at home and/or receive cutting-edge skincare and injectable treatments to reverse the signs of aging. Stop by the Dermablend Beauty Bar for a makeup touchup before continuing on with your day.

“Spring cleaning is a term we frequently think of when cleaning out our closets. However, spring cleaning is equally important for your skin,” says Rivera, a licensed esthetician and managing partner of SkinLab. With spring renewal in mind, the staff shares their top three recommendations to get your skin in shape for summer:

1 . The SkinLab SkinBright Signature Treatment. This facial featuring HydraFacialMD + Micropeel is designed to brighten, exfoliate the buildup of dead skin cells, and restore your skin to be healthier looking and ready to face the months ahead. The brightening service is one of three signature treatments SkinCeuticals developed in partnership with physicians to deliver professional-grade results within an hour. The others are SkinSmooth (using red light therapy paired with a chemical peel) and SkinFirm (using microneedling to address more intensive concerns).

2. SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic. SkinLab attests that as the No. 1 selling topical Vitamin C worldwide, C E Ferulic provides unmatched protection against environmental skin aggressors to prevent wrinkles and brown spots, while reducing any wrinkles and improving firmness. “As we look toward the summer, it is imperative to keep the skin protected against the harsh UV rays of the sun that cause wrinkling and uneven skin,” Rivera says. “No product on the market is more effective than the SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic antioxidant treatment.” Apply once daily in the morning on a clean dry face, prior to other serums, moisturizers, and sunscreens for maximum benefit.

3. Glycolic 10 Renew Overnight. A tried-and-true favorite among the SkinLab staff, this gentle lotion exfoliates dead skin cells while you sleep to reveal smooth, glowing skin. “Our patients call this treatment the ‘Glow to Bed,’” Rivera says. “In order to keep skin exfoliated and healthy looking between visits, they love incorporating this exfoliation cream into their skincare routine.” Apply in the evening on a clean dry face prior to moisturizer.

Combining advanced skincare with professional aesthetic treatments such as neuromodulators, fillers, and lasers, the SkinLab presents an accessible location and approachable experience for aesthetic enthusiasts who love to put their best face forward.

The full line of SkinCeuticals products is available at the Skinlab on El Paseo or

73560 El Paseo Suite E, Palm Desert

SkinLab El Paseo

SkinLab combines advanced diagnostics, signature aesthetic treatments, and effective skincare in one go-to destination for brighter, healthier-looking skin in under an hour.