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With the trendiness of anything eco these days, it's comforting to find a beauty brand that has been in the business of being green for a long time. Devan Arcona, a chemist with a focus on holistic skincare, created ARCONA in 1989. Esthetician Chanel Jenae worked with Arcona for years and took up the reigns, alongside Kevin Anderson, to open the ARCONA spa in Santa Monica a year ago, as well as re-brand the product with modern user-friendly packaging. The spa's clean lines and lack of pretension match the product for an overall appealing package.
The experience is high-end but fortunately, the treatments—ranging from $15-$225, with $85 for a signature facial and $115 for an organic enzyme peel—and the products—ranging from $35-$150, with cleansers and hydrators $38—are competitively priced for the market. People fly from NYC for an ARCONA facial, per one of the spa's estheticians, and we've honestly never heard anyone so earnestly enthused about working with a product line.
New to ARCONA is a whole host of body treatments, including deep tissue, Thai, Swedish, pregnancy, Shiatsu, relaxation and combination massages ($55-$165); hot rock therapy; reflexology; seaweed body treatment; cellulite body treatment; and a $20 Infrared sauna system. And new to the product mix is a White Tea Eye Makeup Remover ($30), plus a Peptide Eye Serum ($52), Peptide Eye Wrinkle Repair ($58), Peptide Firming Complex ($72) and Raspberry Clarifying Pads ($32) coming in July. Note: if you get a treatment, the spa is big on sampling, so be sure to try away.
· ARCONA [arcona.com]