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A glowing collaboration is exactly what Mario Tricoci Hair Salons and Day Spas had in mind when they partnered with BABOR products. Mario Tricoci recently launched a DOCTOR BABOR HYDRO RX Facial to mark the yearlong collaboration.

BABOR face mask mario tricociI tried the Hydro Rx Hydro Gel Face Masks and fell for the cooling effect. You place these masks in the refrigerator for 15 minutes prior to application, and they bind water to the skin to restore hydration while leaving skin feeling smooth.

I spoke with Melanie Moreno, esthetics trainer for Mario Tricoci Hair Salons & Day Spas, about the new BABOR products.

Can you tell me about the collaboration with BABOR? Is this new for Mario Tricoci? Will the facials adopt some of these products?

At Mario Tricoci, we pride ourselves on education and innovation. We felt that bringing on BABOR helped us to take both of these components to the next level with highly effective services and products that provide real results. We feel passionately about being able to appeal to all guests from different walks of life, so choosing BABOR was a no-brainer for that reason. They are all about luxury, innovation, and real results!

We have just celebrated our one-year anniversary with BABOR, and both the staff at Mario Tricoci and our guests could not be happier. In celebration of this anniversary, we’ve launched the new DOCTOR BABOR HYDRO RX Facials that specifically address dehydration in the skin. There are three levels to choose from that will effectively nourish and plump the skin for a youthful, glowing look. Your esthetician at Mario Tricoci will perform a detailed skin analysis to decide which facial is best for your skin.

What are a few things that people living in Chicago can do to protect their skin? 

Let’s face it, here in Chicago, we are busy people. There’s a lot of hustle and bustle, and people are always on the go. Our skin can suffer because of a number of personal and environmental influences. Pollution and free radicals rob our skin of nutrients on a daily basis; this is why detoxification is so important. Getting your facial treatments is great to do monthly, along with great home care. Many BABOR formulations include anti-oxidants that help protect and replenish your skin. We recommend a complete detox regime consisting of a great cleanser such as DOCTOR BABOR Detox Lipo Cleanser, as well as effective products to replenish the nutrients that have been depleted from your skin. Our new HYDRO RX Hyaluron Serum and Hyaluron Cream are the perfect summer skin care products to combat the elements, and of course, don’t forget a sunscreen.

People look at facials as a special treat, but they really should be looked at as routine maintenance – if people can’t do facials, do you recommend the masks?

Your licensed esthetician will accelerate the results that you want to see with monthly visits. In an effort to understand budget concerns, we have made it easier for our guests to come in for their treatments here at Mario Tricoci. We have what’s called our Mario Plus Membership. Enrollment is a one-time fee of $50, then as a member, you get $25 off every facial, massage, and body treatment for a whole year. This makes it much more affordable.

If that’s still not appropriate for your budget, you can opt for a complete skin care regime and come in quarterly for your facials. I would also recommend incorporating an exfoliant to your routine. Our DOCTOR BABOR AHA 10+10 Peeling Gel can further your results, allowing for superior product penetration and help reveal beautiful new skin in the comfort of your own home. This high-tech formulation of 10 percent fruit acids gently exfoliates, while 10 percent anti-oxidants protect your skin from environmental aggressors.

We take this a step further in the treatment room by performing Lymphatic Drainage Massage techniques that help assist in the body’s detoxification process.

I’m pretty active, so I drink lots of water and drink water-enhanced products to keep me hydrated – is the Hydro Rx Hyaluron Cream good for people that are losing water or should everyone incorporate this product in their daily regimen?

Hydrated skin is beautiful, youthful looking skin! Because everyone at some point in their life will deal with some type of dehydration, we brought in the HYDRO RX collection to address this common skin care need. We came up with three levels for our HYDRO RX Facials:

Facials begin at $100 for a client with mild dehydration, $125 for someone with moderate dehydration with enhanced exfoliation, and $145 for someone with severe dehydration with enhanced exfoliation and added benefits of our beautiful HYDRO RX masks filled with hyaluronic acid to deeply hydrate and plump the skin.

The result: Deeply hydrated, glowing skin!

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Eva Marie is a daughter of a hair stylist who from an early age was obsessed with fashion, colors and rubbing sample parfume scents from magazines all over her body. She is on the hunt to find the best...