Changing The Face of Skin Care ~ The Ugly Side of Spas and Medical Spas


When SkinScience was founded 12 years ago in Calgary, Marie wanted to launch something different – a skin care clinic that is strongly established in science, customization, and ethical, unbiased skin care recommendations. No other clinics offered such a concept at the time. 

Nowadays, many clinics claim to offer “customized treatments”, but are they really? Or are they just claiming to do so? Are they simply following the latest trends and putting a “customized spin” on it? Moreover, how do you know if that’s what you really need?

Changing the face of skin care also means doing what’s best for YOU. And doing what best for YOU means approaching your skin needs with a clean slate in mind (amidst the endless possibilities that are available) and from which stem unbiased recommendations from years of practice and hands-on knowledge. That’s why none of our SkinScience’s staff is on commission and no one accepts tips. 

The Ugly Side of Spas and MediSpas

In most clinics, staff earns commissions on the sales of your products and your procedures too. Wondering why every time you go to your favorite medispa, they keep on pushing that $4,000 CoolSculpting package? I’ll tell you why – it’s because the employee who sell you the package makes 10% on the sale, that’s why. You read that right – $400, right on the spot. That’s why they are so motivated to sell you the biggest package possible, even though you might not be the best candidate for it. Sneaky, hey?

Wondering why every time you go for a facial, they always recommend a couple new products to you when you get to the cash register? Why today’s therapist goes against what the last therapist has recommended, and if you don’t go for the latest product recommendations, your face will fall off and never be the same again? **eyeroll** Because that person makes 10-20% commission on the sale of those products, that’s why.

How’s that for eye opening. 

At SkinScience, we believe that doing what’s BEST for the client will yield the BEST results possible, while building long term trust. Every one of SkinScience employees is instructed to ALWAYS recommend what’s best for the client. Even if it means recommending that $20 cleanser. Even if it means giving out samples to try a product out first. Even if it means a $75 extraction (instead of the $200+ HydraFacial that doesn’t even unclog as well as our manual extraction). We are proud to be a no-pressure clinic, based on education and science-based skin care products and procedures. 

Our Promise To You

At SkinScience, we promise to always be ethical. Always recommend what you need and we promise to stay away from what you don’t need. We want you to feel welcome to our area of expertise, where you will be treated according to your specific needs, budget and concerns. 

That’s the spirit of SkinScience. 


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Changing the Face of Skin Care ~ Help with Rosacea


Have you (or a loved one) been diagnosed with rosacea? 


If so, we might be able to help you manage it.

Take a look at the picture above – this is a before and after picture from a SkinScience patient who came to us a few months ago, complaining of redness and blushing in the central face, with a diagnosis of rosacea from her family doctor. A simple skin care + treatment plan has done wonders for her, and she was able to regain her confidence and stop wondering about who would be next to comment on her rosy cheeks. (when you have rosacea, it gets old after a while, trust us)

While there is no known cure to rosacea, there are steps we can take to help keep it under control as much as possible. Remember that everybody’s skin is different, even when it comes to rosacea.

Specific skin care and treatments might be recommended, including:


Using anti-inflammatory skin care ingredients that will help with the diffuse redness associated with rosacea. 

Making sure you use the appropriate sunscreen for your skin type, while carefully choosing sunscreen ingredients. 

Using hypollergenic products (usually fragrance-free) to diminish the chances of creating inflammation in the skin, and worsening the skin condition. 

Under going a series of IPL photofacials, to reduce the diffuse redness and eliminate the broken capillaries associated with that condition. 

Reducing the presence of the rosacea-causing micro-organism Demodex sp. with specific ingredients (or prescriptions if you already are using them)

Restoring the delicate skin barrier with the proper skin care products, and being consistent with anti-inflammatory treatments based on Red Light technology and other redness-reducing procedures. 


As mentioned, every person is different when it comes to managing rosacea ~ it’s like a puzzle that needs to be figured out by skin experts. Education is key at SkinScience, so if you are interested in addressing your skin condition once and for all, with solutions that will respect your lifestyle and budget, we are here for you.

Are you ready to improve your confidence and quality of life?

One simple call to book your consultation ~ 403-287-1477.

We are changing the face of skin care.


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We Are Changing the Face of Skin Care ~ But What Does It Mean for YOU?


Can you believe SkinScience will be celebrating its 12th Anniversary this year? (New beginnings, baby!!)


This year, we want to do things a little differently at the clinic. Here’s a list of what we are manifesting and committed to in 2019 for SkinScience, and therefore for you: 

  1. Build upon what’s been successful so far for us.
  2. Learn from what hasn’t worked so well in the past – understand why it happened, make sure we learned the valuable lessons that were presented to us (we don’t believe in coincidences) and do better next time. 
  3. Always be on the forefront of new technologies and new advances in skin care. 
  4. Think outside of the box and bring new ways of looking at skin care. 
  5. Find new ways of delivering information and education to our clients, patients, and followers. 
  6. Always offer the highest level of customer service and customer experience. 
  7. Always do what’s right, in every way, even in the smallest of details. 
  8. Build authentic, strong relationships with each other, learn to say no with confidence and be able to have difficult conversations in order to have the best outcomes possible. 
  9. Keep each other accountable for promises we have made to each other. 
  10. Your word is all you have. 


Are you ready to think out of the box when it comes to your skin care? 

Get ready for a fantastic year at SkinScience ~ we are changing the face of skin care! The Great Reveal is coming soon!


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