Joanna Vargas, Esthetician

Joanna Vargas, Esthetician


the 10
things I need to make it through the day in style

Tending to some of fashion's most photographed faces and a just-launched line of skincare essentials at Space NK keeps NYC-based esthetician JOANNA VARGAS booked solid, but it's her family that keeps her on her toes. Armed with a first-hand understanding of working moms' needs, Joanna has tailored her range of ultra-potent natural products and services offered at her luxe Fifth Avenue spa (the celebrated Detox Power Peel is like a time machine for skin) to nurture and reinvigorate.

Here, the 12 things celebrity esthetician Joanna Vargas needs to stay looking good and feeling great while running around like mad.

  • 1

    Helmut Lang Stretch Leather Leggings

    I love a uniform, and these pants are the perfect one for work/going out. With two kids in the house, I need outfits that I literally don't have to think about and can throw together in a second. These pants are my go-to.

  • 2

    Mara Hoffman Swimwear & Cover Ups

    For a weekend getaway, Mara has the best collection of swimwear and beachy cover-ups. I always bring something of hers whenever I head out of town.

  • 3

    Bite Beauty Lip Pencil

    The color is amazing because it's saturated, which is uncommon for natural beauty products. Bonus: it contains the same amount of resveratrol as five glasses of wine so it's a super anti-oxidant, and doesn't have any parabens. Natural beauty that's modern!

  • 4

    Pamela Love Jewelry

    I wear something of hers everyday. She's the coolest girl I know—and her jewelry makes you feel almost as cool as she is.

  • 5

    Fendi Fendista Pumps

    I have them in every color because they're so comfortable and go with everything./p>

  • 6

    Alexander Wang Prisma Tote

    This Alexander Wang bag doesn't weigh much on its own, so I can fill it up when I'm running around NYC all day. Edgy and practical.

  • 7

    Nespresso Latissima+

    I am obsessed with this little Nespresso machine! It makes the best cappuccino, and I won't ever have to deal with a line at Starbucks again. I can't imagine life without it. I know it's not healthy, but I resent anyone who tries to take my morning coffee away.

  • 8

    Joanna Vargas Rejuvenating Serum

    I love the fact that no matter how little sleep I have gotten, I put on this serum and my skin is glowing and dewy looking again. It's a working mom's secret beauty weapon.

  • 9

    Bite Beauty Lip Primer

    I love the way this product really eliminates the feathering around the mouth when you wear a bright lip color.

  • 10

    Rita Hazan Pop Color

    For the mom of an aspiring punk rock drummer, these colors are fun and easily washed out for school!

  • 11

    EN Japanese Brasserie

    Owner Reika Alexander really created a genuinely cool and welcoming place to hang out with the absolute best, freshest food. It's a favorite of many of my fashion clients like Zac Posen, but families in the neighborhood are regulars, too.

  • 12

    Dr. Frank Lipman's Recharge Shake

    Some mornings I can barely believe the alarm is going off. Dr. Lipman's Recharge Shake of greens and whey protein is the only thing that makes my body feel good again. I preach green juices all day long at the salon, but not everyone has the time or inclination to actually break out the juicer. Dr.Lipman's shakes come in single serving pouches making it easy to be healthy even when you're busy.

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