Get Your Glow On!
Julian’s Cosmetics + Skincare opens in Midtown
Now that it’s time to hang up our swimsuits, it’s also time to refresh summer-weary skin. Julian’s Cosmetics + Skincare opened a retail outpost in Midtown at Blue Med Center this summer that features a full range of products designed to pamper from head to toe.
The medicine-based spa offers procedures such as liposuction and ThermiTight (skin tightening), and now includes Julian’s products to support facials, massages and skin consultations. Some of Julian’s best items are designed to take home, such a SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic serum to calm your skin after laser treatment or extend the benefits of facials and fillers.
Julian’s Cosmetics + Skincare products fall in step with Blue Med’s philosophy. The spa promotes the idea that each body has a unique blueprint and every customer should receive treatment based on his or her foundation. “The blueprint concept is like doing a renovation on your house. You wouldn’t do everything at once, but rather build upon concerns first and then recommend products based on age, skin texture and skin type to get to your ultimate goal,” says Julian Reynolds.
The 20-year industry veteran fell into cosmetics by accident. He was a pre-med student with a part-time job in cosmetics at J.C. Penney in New York City when he fell for the beauty world. “I realized the skin is a canvas, and cosmetics paint a picture to bring features to the forefront,” says Reynolds, who has worked with different brands that have taught him the importance of ingredients, application and beauty concepts.
The latest procedure at Blue Med is microneedling, a kind of collagen-induction therapy that uses fine needles to stimulate collagen production and to aid the skin’s absorption of products. The series of hundreds of tiny, invisible puncture wounds can solve many skin woes, according to Reynolds. “It’s great because you can do it all year long. It helps with pigmentation, all skin tones and types, and is phenomenal for scars and stretch marks.”
STORY: Grace Huseth