Thursday, May 2, 2013

Review: Valmont Pop-Up Spa Cabin at Osswald Parfumerie & Luxury Skin Care Boutique

Last Thursday, I had a luxurious facial experience at the Valmont Pop-Up Spa Cabin at the Osswald Parfumerie and Skin Care Boutique at 311 West Broadway, between canal and Grand Street in Soho. This was my first trip to Osswald, which opened its US flagship location last August. The original boutique is located in Zurich, where the family-operated  Osswald Parfumerie was founded in 1921.

Osswald exclusively sells premium Swiss skin care and a wide selection of coveted perfumes. Clement Pinard, Osswald's Store Manager, took me on an informative fragrance tour. I was introduced to some unique and exquisite fragrances and sampled some of my favorites, including Lace by M. Micallef. I am really impressed with the brands that Osswald carries, and the stories behind each parfume. It really makes me feel like I have been transported to a European parfumerie with its distinctly curated products. 

After my fragrance tour, Valmont Skin Expert, Catherine Naisbett, took me through Valmont's Swiss cellular skin care line and new "Body Time Control" body care. Valmont combines active molecules, DNA, premium plant extracts, Glacial Spring Water and RNA to create amazing anti-aging skin care products. 

After introducing me to the line, Catherine took me through my skin care analysis, going over everything from wrinkle depth to my hydration levels. My skin is in pretty good shape, but my hydration levels are only at 50% so I need to work on that as well as keeping up with a routine regimen. 

My "Vitality of the Glaciers" facial experience incorporated a butterfly movement massaging technique, as I felt my skin soak in the nutrients and ingredients of the creams, masks and primers. Since I had my facial in the late afternoon, my Valmont Beauty Ritual was centered around a nighttime prep. My facial left my skin feeling hydrated and moisturized, with a glowing radiance and firmness.

I've been continuing to use a sampling of Valmont skin care based on my customized beauty prescription:

For AM:
1.  Instant Radiance Biological Enhancer
2.  Instant Beauty Primer
3.  Anti-aging Prevention Serum
4.  Anti-Sagging Corrective Neck Cream
5.  Lip Corrective Emulsion
6.  Eye and Lip Contour Corrective Treatment
7.  Multi-Active Energizing Cream

For PM:
1.  Fluid Cleansing Cream
1B.Instant Thirst Quenching Mask (1-2 times/week) and Instant Rebalancing Mask (2-3 times/week)
2.  Instant Beauty Primer
3.  Hydration Activator Concentrate
4.  Anti-Sagging Corrective Neck Cream
5.  Lip Corrective Emulsion
6.  Eye and Lip Contour Corrective Treatment
7.  Prolonged Hydration Cream

There are a lot of skin care steps here, but it's definitely worth it. Valmont's luxe line and skin care treatments are available in high end spa institutes and 4 and 5 star hotels. You can learn more about Valmont at and the Osswald boutique at

A big thank you to Catherine and Valmont for such an indulging facial treatment, samples and jewelry box (love it!), and to the incredibly friendly Osswald team - Clement, Nik and Claudia. This was a great way to kick off my birthday! 

Valmont's l'Elixir des Glaciers, Valmont and Nature by Valmont lines 

Here are some images I took of the Osswald boutique


The incredible wall of miniature fragrance bottles. Can you believe this is only 15% of the collection? The remaining collection resides in Zurich

Lace (exclusive edition) by M. Micallef

Maison Francis Kurkdijian

Maison Francis Kurkdijian Les Bulles d'Agathe scented bubbles

Parfumerie Generale

Pro Fvmvm Roma

'C' by Clive Christian - the world's most expensive perfume

La Belle Helene

- Kim Weling

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