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SkinOwl in Boise Creates New Narrative for Skincare Standards

Last updated June 27, 2021 by Totally Boise

SkinOwl Founder and Owner Annie Tevelin is breaking skincare barriers, literally and figuratively. After struggling with cystic acne for years, Annie shifted from a longtime career as a makeup artist to create a skincare line that has led herself and others to clearer skin.

Opening earlier this year in Boise's Bown Crossing, SkinOwl doesn't just sell clean beauty products; it is an atmosphere and community unlike any other in the Treasure Valley.

Before recommending products to purchase or getting into product specifics, Annie and her team's first priority is making their guests feel like they are a part of a community. SkinOwl offers sparkling water, coffee, clean snacks, and a summery glass of Rose as their first offering when you walk through the doors.

What is ‘The SkinOwl Experience’ and Why Is It Different?

Everyone interested in SkinOwl products doesn't just get to try their merchandise — Annie and her team provide a custom skincare experience. SkinOwl offers a complimentary 40-minute one-on-one with Annie or one of her exceptional staff members to help you find the proper skincare ritual. Expect an experience like no other in the Boise skincare world.

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SkinOwl | Totally Boise 2021 Summer Mag
SkinOwl | Totally Boise 2021 Summer Mag

Read about a Personal Experience from Totally Boise Content Creator, Lauren Berry

Once I was seated on the coziest (and may I add cutest) couch, Annie and I went over my skin concerns. She asked me questions about my current skincare routine, products used, allergies, scents I was drawn to, and scents I wasn't fond of.

Annie then asked me to describe my skin in three words, to which I responded, "dry, sensitive, and acne-prone." I was then sent off to wash my face using SkinOwl's charcoal bar. Once my face was clean, Annie presented three products for my skin –– SkinOwl Geranium Balancing Face Oil, Lemongrass Dew, and Brightening Eye Balm.

Annie's advice for applying the Geranium Face Oil was five dots with my morning skin routine, and five lines at night followed by the Brightening Eye Balm then generously sprayed with the Lemongrass Dew.

SkinOwl GlowStick: Your New Best Friend!

My experience didn't end with trying on products; Annie then grabbed the SkinOwl GlowStick–– which was an experience in itself.

The SkinOwl GlowStick includes 30 Germanium stones used to lift, contour, and smooth the skin, reduce lymph build-up, and decrease negative ions in the body. Annie used The GlowStick on one side of my face first to see the difference — and there was a noticeable contrast. The side where The GlowStick was applied was a lot brighter, less puffy, and my redness had calmed down.

I immediately purchased The GlowStick and have implemented its use in my daily routine. I keep it on my nightstand and use it as a way to wind down at the end of the day.

The Benefits of the SkinOwl GlowStick:

  • Lifts
  • Smooths
  • Contours
  • Improves circulation
  • Mitigate puffiness & liquid retention
  • Brightens instantly
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The Iconic SkinOwl Face Steam

After about four minutes of using The GlowStick, Annie had me hop over to their steaming station. Since I struggle with acne, Annie set the face steamer for roughly five minutes. SkinOwl changes their steam recipe every so often –– giving your face a variety of beneficial properties every time you go.

July 2021 SkinOwl Steam Recipe

Hops: Great for neutralizing and calming the nervous system

Calendula: Detoxifying, calming, and helps with uneven texture and tone.

Organic Peppermint Leaf: Brings in focus and uplifts the mind, which is great for mental fog.

Organic Wild Cherry Bark: Helps tackle dehydrated skin that can be aggravated by Idaho's dry climate.

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SkinOwl Hours and Booking

After my consult, my skin felt rejuvenated and revived. I saw less redness, puffiness, and my skin had a luminous sparkle. I have implemented SkinOwl's GlowStick and Geranium Face Oil into my skin routine and have seen positive results. I can't wait to add more products!

Whether you are interested in changing your skincare routine, exploring new products, or wanting a self-pampering day, undoubtedly book a SkinOwl experience.

SkinOwl is more than just a brick and mortar. It's a hub of skincare experts who genuinely want to connect and help you on your journey to a happy and healthy lifestyle. The space is welcoming and bright, inviting you to stay awhile.

Stop by during your lunch break for a facial steam, or book the whole storefront for a girl's night. Carving out personal time for yourself is essential, and SkinOwl wants you to embrace that!

Book the SkinOwl experience here:

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SkinOwl Hours:

Monday-Friday 11AM - 6 PM

Saturday 12 PM - 4 PM

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