Hungary is renowned for skincare, dating all the way back to the 14th century, when the first beauty tonic was created for Queen Elisabeth. And it must have worked, considering legend has it she was proposed to by a grand duke more than 40 years her junior. But you don’t need a time machine or an airline ticket to experience the advanced skincare techniques and spa treatments of the old country thanks to Edit Viski-Hanka, the Hungarian-born owner of Edit EuroSpa in Cherry Creek North. Her goal is simply to make her clients’ skin as beautiful as possible and she’s been perfecting her products and skills for four decades. Her boutique oasis for skincare, nestled in a 115-year-old house at 159 Adams St., is known for Hungarian deep-pore-cleansing facials.
“When you meet someone, the first thing you see is their skin. Skin is a mirror of the body and everything shows through it,” Viski-Hanka says. “The skin indicates the overall balance of the body including lifestyle effects and well-being. I feel so honored that these guests are putting their most treasured asset, their skin, into our hands.” Viski-Hanka is a skin diagnostician. She examines the facial layers under a “Skinscope” and assesses her clients’ needs based on factors including pore size, skin hydration level, oil production and sun damage. She then educates the client on how to bring balance to his or her skin and what to do in order to achieve optimal results. Each facial includes about 75 minutes of customized care and includes extractions and an exfoliation massage.
The cosmetic industry offers consumers endless ways to cover and camouflage the skin, but Viski-Hanka’s approach is the opposite. She believes makeup should be used only to enhance facial features and not to bury natural beauty. Extra layers are unnecessary when the skin’s natural radiance is restored. Add eyebrow and eyelash tinting and you can significantly cut down the time spent on your morning ritual.
Your skin will be clearer and more hydrated after just one facial and many clients return monthly to continue to discover their best possible complexion. According to Viski-Hanka, “All skin can improve quickly with consistent care and every person can achieve a healthy glow.” Attention to skincare is particularly critical for those with an active Colorado lifestyle who spend time outdoors year-round.
Ingredients are important to Viski-Hanka, who began her skincare career by making her own products out of herbs, flowers, vegetables and other natural ingredients. Today her Hungarian Paprika Serum is used in facials to improve circulation, brighten the skin and protect against free radicals. Natural ingredients are also incorporated into the full-body treatments so skin benefits from the minerals of mud and the nourishment of French seaweed.
Viski-Hanka is constantly reading about skincare, attending industry events and staying up on the trends. She has developed her own product line, Edit Naturally, using the latest discoveries in the science of skincare. One of her popular products for anti-aging is made from the stem cells of a Swiss apple to protect and extend the longevity of the skin cells. Another of her highly-coveted creams is a Muskotaly Liposome Moisturizer, which contains red wine, raspberry, spinach and licorice root extracts to boost fatigued skin and increase blood circulation.
Fine ingredients pair perfectly with cutting-edge technology. At Edit Euro Spa, microdermabrasion is performed with a diamond-tipped wand. Muscle toning is accomplished by using a micro current to improve elasticity and strengthen facial muscles. The HydraMist Oxygen treatment improves the skin at a cellular level when pressurized steam of hyaluronic acid and Vitamin C complex immerse the cells.
Viski-Hanka personally trains each of her staff members how to provide her approach to individualized treatment regimens and best practices in the European skincare experience.
The philosophy Viski-Hanka built Edit Euro Spa’s services on is to reach harmony between the client’s inner spirit and outward appearance. This is the hallmark for achieving self-care, which is increasingly important in the overwhelming world right now. Destress so you can be your best inside and out. It shows.
Edit’s Simple At-Home Recipes
For skin hydration, mix creamy yogurt with honey and a freshly puréed peach, thicken with a pinch of milk powder and apply to the skin. Leave on for 20 minutes before rinsing off and cleansing the skin using your normal routine.
For anti-aging nourishing, make a mask by whipping an egg yolk with a few drops of olive oil, paint it on the skin and lay down for few minutes. Rinse off, using your normal cleansing routine.
159 Adams St.
Denver, CO 80206
Danielle Yuthas is the senior director of marketing for national franchise brand SpeedPro and a fourth-generation Denver native who aspires to be foundation-free.
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