Collective Skin Care at BeautyMark in Vancouver: At a glance

Skincare specialist Kathryn Sawers of Vancouver's Collective Skin Care.
Skincare specialist Kathryn Sawers of Vancouver's Collective Skin Care.

One of Vancouver's best beauty hotspots BeautyMark just got a lot better. 
The boutique, which is located in the trendy Yaletown neighbourhood, recently welcomed a spa-in-shop, called Collective Skin Care, to its beauty base camp. 
Owned and operated by renowned local skincare specialist Kathryn Sawers, the one-room operation offers a petite menu of services in an intimate and relaxed setting. 
It's there that Sawers, who has worked for more than a decade in some of the city's top spas, employs her unique, five-step approach to skincare, which includes the consideration of various factors such as age, lifestyle and genetics before -- and after -- her treatments. 
Collective Skin Care in Vancouver
I stopped in a for Comprehensive Facial with Sawers earlier this month to get the lowdown on the spa's services and give my stressed and tired skin a much-needed boost. 
It was well worth the trip. 
After filling out an information form (done on her iPad, as Sawers noted she's attempting to go paperless), I was treated to a full 75 minutes of skincare bliss. 
So, what was my favourite part of the treatment? There were a few:

-Sawers used a steam machine throughout a large portion of the facial, which helped to open up my pores and better prepare my skin for the treatments. It was also amazingly relaxing.
- She took her time. There wasn't any point during my service where I felt like I was being rushed through.
- Sawers wasn't pushy about selling products and was extremely informative when I had additional questions.
- She followed up. After seeing redness on my skin post-treatment, Sawers called to make sure everything was a-OK the next day. 
- Finally, my skin was left absolutely glowing. 

Would I recommend? YES.
Collective Skin Care services including waxing and facials (using Dermalogica and Tata Harper products) range in price from $15-$140.
The addition of a certified acupuncturist is expected in September. 
To learn more about Collective Skin Care, visit