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About MISSION Day Spa
Our hope is that MISSION Day Spa could easily become "Top 50 Spas in the Texas Hill Country". With 900 sq ft of lavishly appointed space, this luxurious spa features 3 treatment rooms which include one beautiful semi-private courtyard designed for couples, brides-to-be, and groups of friends. Also included are two rooms dedicated to our master aestheticians, a beautiful waiting room with coffee and tea bar, one massage room retreat, all surrounded by a unique property that hosts two resturaunts, bars, hair salon, mexican pottery and goods store, natural foods grocery, live entertainment and so much more. To top it all off, every second Saturday of the month, MISSION Day Spa hosts a gallery opening featuring beautiful art, Navajo and Zuni jewelry and other works, after hours with refreshments and entertainment until 7pm.
About the skincare we use:
Let's begin with HYLUNIA. What makes Hylunia the skincare line every woman in the world would want to use? Having occupied a special place in the hearts and dressing cabinets of customers for the last 30 years, there are plenty of things that make Hylunia so attractive. Here, we talk about just the top 10 reasons why buying Hylunia products is the best choice you’ll ever make for your skin! * Effective healing and hydration with hyaluronic acid Our products are known for their incredible effectiveness, helping you tackle a variety of skin concerns and bringing balance and vitality to your skin within weeks. This is made possible by using high molecular weight hyaluronic acid derived from sugar beets. While low molecular weight hyaluronic acid tends to have a detrimental impact on skin inflammation, the hyaluronic acid used in our products will help your body heal itself and stay hydrated longer. * 30 years of proven results Since our inception in 1988, we have been perfecting formulations capable of helping your skin heal and restore itself to its original, youthful state, free from the burden of chronic inflammation and signs of premature aging. Recognizing the need for comprehensive research, our insights and formulations are derived by a team of scientists with a combined experience of over 200 years! Today, our products are popular for having an instantaneous impact on the skin, even helping you limit the severity of serious skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, and rosacea. * Standing strongly by our core values Hylunia was founded with the core purpose of benefitting humanity and creating a safe, effective, and anti-inflammatory skin care line. This would have been next to impossible to achieve without our core values. Guiding us in everything we do, our core values have been instrumental in helping us deliver a skin care line that is preservative-free, paraben-free, toxin-free, gluten-free, GMO-free, and cruelty-free. As we move forward, our products will continue to take a balanced, holistic approach to skin care which gives our customers the freedom to treat their skin with the utmost love and care. * Fights the root cause of disease and premature aging Hylunia was founded because Dr. Lingam and his wife could not find soothing, anti-inflammatory skin care products for their baby daughter. What followed was a period of solid research during which it was discovered that subclinical inflammation, including continuous inflammation, was a precursor to disease and the root cause of premature aging. This led to the establishment of a safe, effective, and natural skin care line primarily aimed at minimizing inflammation of the skin. Today, every one of Hylunia’s skin care products helps soothe and restore the skin, helping to minimize inflammation and give you a lasting, luscious glow unlike any other skin care line on the market. * 5. Blends ancient Ayurveda and modern science While most people tend to choose one over the other, our co-founder, Dr. Lingam, chose to see things from an entirely different perspective. He directed all his time and energy into developing formulations guided by modern scientific knowledge and supported by ancient Ayurvedic wisdom. Hylunia’s products are prepared with a host of natural or naturally derived ingredients that find a place in standard Ayurvedic practices, without compromising on basic requirements such as texture and longevity. * Deeper skin penetration for maximum impact Hylunia’s products are formulated with deep penetration technology, using liquid crystals to reach the deeper layers of the skin. This deeper level of penetration allows our products to help you tackle serious skin conditions and mitigate their effect on your skin. Carrying a host of powerful vitamins, antioxidants, plant peptides, and plant stem cells, our products can maximize the impact of these substances on the skin to give it a lasting, natural glow. * Prioritizes prevention over cure Most skin care products rarely focus on improving anything more than your looks and more often than not, this improvement rarely lasts long. A lot of such products even end up harming your skin in the long run. At Hylunia, we believe true beauty is not just about how your skin looks but what goes on underneath. This is why instead of only treating surface-level symptoms, our products also help prevent subclinical inflammation from causing any lasting damage to your skin. * Helps you look younger as you get older At Hylunia, we believe that getting old is inevitable in life, but looking old isn’t. Our products are formulated keeping in mind the impact that stress and inflammation have on aging. We have an entire product line dedicated to slowing down the process of premature aging. Harnessing the cell damage-fighting abilities of natural or naturally derived antioxidants, our anti-aging products help you maintain soft, luscious, and glowing skin no matter your age! * Adopts a whole person approach to skin care Dr. Lingam has always said the key to maintaining healthy skin is a focus on mind, body, and beauty. Everything matters when it comes to your skin’s health. Right from your daily routines to how you react to situations; it may seem surprising, but these are all factors that affect the health of your skin and they make a significant difference in the long run! This is why Hylunia lives by certain basic tenets, called Hylunia’s Skin Care Wisdom, that advocate a whole person approach to skin care to effectively root out stress and prevent inflammation from wrecking havoc on your skin. * Potent, plant-based ingredients, powerful results Just a brief look at any of our products’ ingredients section will tell you how we prepare our products. All our ingredients are either natural or naturally derived; our formulations are developed keeping in mind fundamental Ayurvedic principles and this means the ingredients are easily available all around us. Some of our most effective ingredients include plant peptides, plant stem cells, antioxidants, and vitamins found in a wide range of natural sources including grapes, oranges, turmeric, mangosteen, and others in an exhaustive list.
Hale & Hush Skincare “Our mission at Hale & Hush is to give people high quality skin care products for extremely sensitive and health-challenged skin.” Kris Campbell is a pioneer in the treatment and nourishment of sensitive skin. A Licensed Esthetician, she has been actively involved in the professional skincare industry since 2004. Pioneer in the treatment of sensitive skin Licensed Esthetician, writer, speaker, and professional skincare industry educator in since 2004 10+ years creating multiple skincare brands nationally and abroad 2005 Co-created Tecniche Skincare 2015 Founded Hale & Hush Skincare MEET KRIS Award Winning Skin Care YEAR AFTER YEAR WHAT’S YOUR SKIN CHALLENGE? Skin challenges are fought by every human being. Conquering and preventing these challenges is at the heart of the Hale & Hush mission. AGING Loss of elasticity and tone. ENVIRONMENT Dryness and premature aging. HORMONES Increased skin sensitivity. SKIN ALLERGIES Eczema and dermatitis. DISEASES Inflammation and irritation. DISORDERS & MEDICATIONS Photosensitivity and hyperpigmentation. STRESS Acne, allergies and rashes. COSMETIC INTOLERANCE Disruption of skin barrier and thinning.
How we got started....
We are a day spa but so much more.. photo credit Yvette Foster. Founded by me.. Hello! I'm Jesseca Smith, a licensed Esthetician since 2004 with a background in cosmetics chemistry. I’m also a licensed esthetics educator who teaches continuing education classes for estheticians and submits credits to TDLR; my roster is posted on the Texas Department of Education website. MISSION, meaning an AIM, AMBITION OR Calling … Despite having attempted to retire three times from this industry, I find myself constantly called back to do this work. Named the spa MISSION… I recently added ONCOLOGY Esthetics training to my extensive list of accreditations, so I’m now licensed to touch and gently treat the most sensitive clients undergoing all kinds cancer treatments. Having just lost my own mother to lung cancer this year and watching my father battle pancreatic cancer, I hold space of those with this illness close to my heart. My MISSION is to create a safe, loving, gentle space for guests with even the most sensitive skin. All our practitioners are licensed in their field. Our highly qualified staff includes another part time Esthetician, one Esthetician/ Lash technician, one full time and one part time licensed Massage therapist, and an additional esthetician and massage therapist. All estheticians are sensitive skin specialists; two of us have additional training working with oncology clients. Our Spa Director has an extensive background in BioMedical Science with a current practice at the University of Texas. We work a with gentle and effective skin care ~ gentle to the environment, Ayurvedic, and effective. We offer day packages, work with local boutique hotels, custom-create packages for their special guests, and host spa parties. How did I get started? My experience in skincare dates back to 1992, when I worked as a cosmetics consultant and makeup artist for a major beauty retailer and gradually transitioned to freelance work. After that, I had the opportunity to work with a cosmetic chemist and co-create a line of natural beauty products that sold nationwide in over 3,000 stores such as Nordstrom, Whole Foods, Wild Oats, and Anthropologie. My goals gradually shifted from strictly wholesaling products to opening a Day Spa & Boutique — a concept that came to fruition in Dallas, Texas as "Avocado Tree." In between all this, I found the time to become a level III Reiki Master. Approached by many large box stores to buy out our concept, we eventually sold the business in 2008. Since then, I've garnered additional experience as a Body Care Manufacturer and Spa & Boutique Owner before eventually becoming an NIC Board Licensed Esthetician, operating in Seattle as "Fresh Face Seattle." My spas have been written up frequently by the press to glowing reviews and even voted “Best Facial in Town.” During this amazing experience, I also discovered my LOVE for mentoring and apprenticing budding Estheticians. I've taken many under my wing and have written and published three editions of "The Esthetician Resource Guide" book and even an app for new estheticians, in addition to becoming a licensed Educator and Continuing Education Provider for the State of Texas and hosting CE Classes after hours at my Spa, MISSION Day Spa. Through this process and the culmination of my years in this business, I've grown to understand the importance of possessing a strong knowledge of ingredients, including their imperative freshness and effectiveness on the skin. Now I bring my years of experience and love for the business to one guest or apprentice at a time as well as to classroom students, sharing my knowledge and education. As you can see, the evolution from a personal vision to a shared actuality at MISSION Day Spa has come to pass. We look forward to having you as our special guest. Enjoy! Jesseca. Trainings; Reiki Training Level I, II & Master 2001 & 2002 Member Permanent Cosmetics Society, 3D Brow Restoration Certified, Certified Cryoclear Specialist, Master Esthetics Junior- Educator, Master Esthetics Educator 2020 Advanced Esthetics Training continued education years;2005,2006,2007,2008,2010,2012,2015,2016,2017,2018, 2021, 2022 Blood Born For Body Art Certificate Permanent Cosmetics Operator license Esthetician Operator license, Licensed Esthetics Educator, Licensed Continuing Education Provider Salon Shop Businesses, Joint ventures: Avocado Tree ©, Apothecurious ©, Spa Upstairs, Business’s solely established; Fresh Face Seattle, Jesseca M Smith Esthetics©, JMSE ELITE ©. Seattle Magazine 2009; Seattle Magazine 2008; NW Source 2008; American Spa 2008; Lucky Magazine consecutive months 2003-2006; Texas Monthly 2005; Dallas Observer 2004-2006; Paper City 2003-06; VAIN 2006; Modern Luxury 2005; The Olympian 2001; Wimberley View 2014; Hays County Press 2015; The Society Diaries 2016; San Antonio Woman February 2016; San Antonio Woman November/December issue 2016; SKIN INC 2021; Hill Country Chronicals December 2022; Voyage Austin Decamber 2022
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A STRONGLY FELT AIM, AMBITION, OR CALLING
MISSION Day Spa is a culmination of vision and determination to rise above the status quo and offer quality services and skin care in a luxurious setting that's affordable to everyone.
MISSION Day Spa strives to offer healthy skin care such as Hale & Hush and HYULUNIA, both known for their integrity in ingredients and care for our animals and planet.
All estheticians of MISSION Day Spa are sensitive skin specialists and we house licensed esthetic educators and continuing education providers for TDLR,
who are also oncology-esthetic trained through renowed CIDESCO and Oncology Training International.
Our MISSION, to give back to our community. We offer complimentary care and comfort to HOSPICE patients.
"We look forward to having YOU as our special guests"
Carefully chosen for safety and effectiveness.