Collective Skin Care at BeautyMark in Vancouver: At a glance

August 30, 2013

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

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