Health & Beauty

This North Vancouver Facial Uses The “Hermès” Of Skincare Products (Win!)

May 3, 2023

North Vancouver’s luxest dental clinic is also the city’s loveliest medi spa, offering elevated skin treatments guaranteed to leave you glowing (to match that pearly white smile, of course!).

We recently experienced Theory and Essence‘s signature Auteur Facial, offered in two versions: definitive ($350) and advanced ($550). The 75- or 90-minute treatment incorporates what Theory and Essence co-founder and director Naz Shahbazi calls the “Hermès” of skincare; Auteur is a range of highly active products (with ingredients like peptides, growth factors, per-fluorocarbons and photo-actives) to restore your skin’s optimal health and appearance. Sink into a fluffy, heated bed and get set to enjoy a facial that includes a scalp treatment with essential oils and a hair mask and an arm/hand massage. The face-treatment itself involves, as mentioned, luxe and impactful products from Auteur (an enzyme cleanser, lifting toner, optimizing mask, hyaluron activator serum and creams for density, eyes and décolleté), as well as the use of two devices—the Darcase Perle 24K Gold Ultrsound Exfoliator (we loved it so much, we purchased one from the clinic after our appointment) and the Lyma Laser (we’re told it will soon be available to purchase at Theory and Essence as well).

After all is said and done, your skin will look lifted, tightened, toned, hydrated, radiant … all the good stuff! —Noa Nichol

Win! A $792 Auteur Facial + Product Prize Pack From Theory And Essence!

Congrats Michelle A. of Richmond, BC, who will receive a $792 Auteur Facial + Product Prize Pack from Teory and Essence, including a 75-minute Auteur Definitive Facial ($350) and the World of Auteur’s Definitive Exploration Hydration Set ($442)! Please note: if you are the winner, you will receive a DM (direct message) in Instagram directly from Please be wary of fake accounts, which often use similar handles with an extra or missing letter, number or symbol. We will never ask for a payment or for your credit card number, and we will never ask you to click through a link. If you are unsure whether you have been contacted, via Instagram, by us or a fake account, email us before responding.


  1. Evelyn Borgdorff

    May 4th, 2023 at 9:55 am

    I love a facial! @evelyn.jodi

  2. Anne Tam

    May 4th, 2023 at 10:27 am

    My favourite spa treatment is a facial! @jcont1234

  3. So La

    May 4th, 2023 at 10:47 am

    Massage! @farting_frog

  4. Brinda

    May 4th, 2023 at 1:02 pm

    I love getting Hydra facials!

  5. Jess Ryczko

    May 4th, 2023 at 2:40 pm

    medi spa at its finest!

  6. Tabby72

    May 5th, 2023 at 7:31 am

    A facial! @tabby_1972


    May 5th, 2023 at 9:57 am

    I love facial!

  8. Mary D.

    May 5th, 2023 at 1:49 pm

    Tough one! I really enjoy a great facial – targeted for my skin type and lifestyle. However, I also love a good pedicure especially when sandal season arrives.

  9. Marilyn

    May 5th, 2023 at 2:59 pm

    An aromatherapy massage 😍

  10. Jen

    May 5th, 2023 at 3:43 pm


  11. Natalie V

    May 7th, 2023 at 10:08 am

    A facial or a massage is just what this gal is looking for. (And needing!) @natalievana

  12. John Leung

    May 7th, 2023 at 2:42 pm

    A relaxing massage is always a nice treat.


  13. cathy erdle

    May 7th, 2023 at 4:13 pm

    I love a deep tissue massage! @cathyerdle

  14. Eileen @604girl

    May 11th, 2023 at 1:47 pm

    I love hot stone massages.

  15. Johanna Newman

    May 12th, 2023 at 11:11 pm

    Love a Hydra Facial. To keep my mature dry skin youthful. 🌼🪻🌹🦋🌷💐🌻


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