They say beauty is only skin deep. But the experts at Sesen Skin Body Wellness know that a healthy, glowing complexion goes beyond having a consistent care regime. Here, owner, master aesthetician, and certified nutritionist Stacy Webb focuses on holistic skincare—working from the inside out.
Located on 17th Avenue—there’s a small lot in front, for all of you parking-phobes—this cozy Uptown spa has recently undergone a redesign to make room for the Goods Shop @ Sesen, a new apothecary that brings Webb’s philosophy to life. Situated in the spa’s former lobby, the new light-filled boutique offers a comprehensive selection of skin and body care, nutrition and wellness products, home goods, and gifts. It’s a thoughtfully curated one-stop shop, which is just what Webb planned. It’s a way to “simplify the path to whole body health by offering access to the best available products—and expertise—in a beautiful, inviting space,” she says.
In the shop, you’ll find skincare by Denver’s own Sanitas, as well as clean beauty products by Marie Veronique, known for facial oils and serums, and Laurel Whole Plant Organics, a line of facial balms and oil cleansers that are beauty editor favorites. The boutique also houses some of the best beauty tinctures and tools available, from Dr. Singha’s detoxifying Mustard Bath soak to Apex Energetics‘ range of nutritional supplements that support various body systems, as well as jade facial rollers and even non-toxic candles and incense.
While stocking up on top beauty and wellness products, make sure to check out Sesen’s revamped service menu. Treatments range from traditional facials to chemical peels, microdermabrasion, LED light therapy, and microneedling. The newest additions include gua sha, an ancient Chinese technique that improves circulation through scraping the skin with a tool to relieve pressure, and manual lymph drainage (Webb is the only Colorado aesthetician trained in the Vodder method, widely considered the most effective form of therapy for treating lymphedema and a variety of other conditions). And if you think this is a one-size-fits-all practice, think again; Webb and her staff of professional aestheticians basically customize every treatment. After all, no two people’s skin is alike.
Our favorite part about Sesen’s redesign? It provides Webb with the space she needs to launch a new workshop series beginning in late August. The classes will cover everything from skincare to nutrition and wellness. If getting your skin in top shape from the inside out is your goal, follow the spa’s Facebook and Instagram accounts for upcoming class topics, which you’ll be able to sign up for via the new Sesen website that’ll launch at the end of August.
If you go: Sesen Skin Body Wellness is open Monday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; 1735 E. 17th Ave.; sesenskinbodywellness.com