Health & Beauty

Hot Shop: DMK Skin Centre

April 12, 2017

When you hear Victoria, B.C., a leading-edge “make my skin beautiful” destination may not jump to mind. But all that’s about to change, thanks to newly opened DMK Skin Care Centre.


The first standalone in Canada, DMK marries the global superstar of botanical-based skin-care products and its 40-year track record with a menu of highly specialized treatments to target everything from acne to sun damage. But don’t kid yourself: this isn’t a spa that’s going to sell you on its latest frou-frou mask or facial that does little more than increase circulation to your face. DMK is owned and run by trained pros who live and breathe your every pore. Their mission: to boost your skin’s health and appearance using the highest-quality enzyme treatments jacked with actual performing ingredients—no expensive lasers or downtime required. As if that’s not skin-sensational enough, there’s also an in-house "skin bar" offering collagen shots and fresh-pressed juices, at-home products and more.

Back to the treatments: high on our list is the Pro Alpha, which includes a combo of concentrated acids (such as glycolic and citric) to hydrate and improve skin’s firmness, plus smooth fine lines and wrinkles. Short on time? Check out DMK’s express facials, like the Enzyme Lift & Renew—a foamy mix that includes an exoderma peel to exfoliate and remove dead skin cells, leaving skin fresh and glowing.

Like we needed another reason to visit Vancouver Island. —Aurea Dempsey

DMK Skin Centre, 619 Fort St., Victoria, 250-385-0702,


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