After making the move from the downtown village to the Tamarack Club at Holiday Valley Resort just a little over a year ago, Ellicottville Oasis Spa has been on the hunt for a new skin care line. Enter Eminence, an organic skin care line highly coveted by the stars; everyone from Madonna to Lady Gaga to Mark Ruffalo are using Eminence products in their daily skin care routine. It was recently voted "Best of the Best Spa Products" as awarded by Skin Inc.
Skin care is such an important part of daily routine for both men and women, but can often be overlooked. It can also be overwhelming trying to choose just the right products; shelves at department stores are lined with serums, toners, cleansers and more, all claiming to be the best. This is where Ellicottville Oasis Spa is ready and willing to help. I got a chance to catch up with Joanne Timkey, owner/operator of Ellicottville Oasis Spa, to learn more about the product line by Eminence …
CAITLIN: Why does Eminence stand out from other skin care lines?
JOANNE: Not only is it organic, natural, good and good for you, but it really works! It's very effective in resolving most skin care issues. Whether you are breakout prone, showing signs of aging, or just trying to reverse sun damage, there is a product within the Eminence skin care line that will work for you!
CAITLIN: How does it work? And what are the benefits?
JOANNE: Eminence uses the very best ingredients and natural alternatives to such products as Retinol, Hydroquinone and Botox. Eminence users will benefit from younger and more youthful skin, decrease in wrinkles, less redness in cases of Rosacea, a dramatic decrease in blemishes for those with problematic skin …
CAITLIN: How long before you can expect to see results?
JOANNE: Each individual case is unique … some results are instant, but others may take longer, depending on the issue being treated. For example: a person with longstanding hyperpigmentation might not see a change right away, but they will see results eventually. That’s how wonderful this product line is!
CAITLIN: There are so many different products available in the line. Which ones will you carry at the spa? Can customers order products not in stock?
JOANNE: We carry a very large selection at the spa; you’ll just have to stop in and take a look. If there is something you would like but don’t see on our shelves, we will be happy to special order it for you.
CAITLIN: What would you recommend to someone who is just starting to become serious about their skin care?
JOANNE: The best idea is to book a facial with us so we can analyze your skin and recommend product that will suit your individual skin type. In many cases, we do have samples that we can give you to try at home, to see what will work best for the issue being treated.
CAITLIN: Has the move from the village to the resort impacted/changed your business?
JOANNE: Yes! It has increased our business significantly! Not only have we retained our clients from the village location, but we are now in a better location to serve the hotel guests staying for conferences, weddings, bachelorette parties, skiing and golfing, etc.
Ellicottville Oasis Spa has been an Ellicottville staple for 14 years now. Since moving to Holiday Valley they have brought the resort a full-service spa which is well staffed with experienced and caring licensed professionals. They are open six days a week April through November, and seven days during the ski season. Eminence products are now available so stop in and have a look, or better yet, call Ellicottville Oasis Spa at 716-699-8996 and book a facial.
You can find out more information about their services at holidayvalley.com/activities-events/spa/ and at www.ellicottvilleoasis.com. For more about Eminence Organics, go to eminenceorganics.com.