Toronto Life Stylebook, Spring/Summer 2013, The Skincare Expert
THE SKINCARE EXPERT
GABRIELA MADRID TAKES skincare seriously. She's been customizing facials and prescribing lab-hatched serums for the past 16 years. The top facialist at Yorkville's Glow Medi Spa has a wait-list for her customized treatments, which attempt to erase time with vitamin-boosted elixirs and high-tech machines instead of surgery. (She also adds holistic techniques like Reiki to her sessions.) Madrid has rules for maintaining a dewy complexion: sun protection, the use of topical Vitamin C, and a mutli-step beauty regimen that goes beyond the drugstore cleanser-toner-moisturizer routine. The products in her recommended lineup are made with concentrations of vitamins, acids and antioxidants that target specific problems - like winter-ravaged skin that needs rescuing in time for the hot summer ahead.
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