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INSIDER | beauty your current skincare regimen and the products you use. At the same time, she’ll examine your skin and size you up for the perfect treatment. More often than not, Xian says she nds her clients have dehydrated skin due to the e ects of Aspen’s dry, sunny climate. “Dehydrated skin causes the skin to age,” says Xian. “ ink of a sponge, when it doesn’t have any water it is shriveled, rough and dried out… that’s exactly how our skin reacts living in or visiting this climate.” For dehydrated or age-a ected skin, Xian recommends an Intraceuticals Oxygen Facial. While many anti-aging treatments that use hyaluronic acid—a tissue-lubricating compound that’s found naturally in the body—feature medium-weight products, Intraceuticals is a unique system, providing a multiweight layering treatment, says Xian. “ e beauty of an Intraceuticals treatment is that it’s noninvasive, painless and you don’t have to hide yourself away after.” e rst layer is a lightweight, small-molecule serum that allows for easier—and quicker—absorption. It includes sugar beet and a range of antioxidants, like green tea, which is essential for collagen synthesis, says Xian. e second layer is medium-weight gel, which holds 1,000 times its weight in water, dispersing hydration and even more nutrients. It’s followed by a heavier binding cream that locks in all the hydration and nutrients that have been applied, while protecting against free radicals. High-end skin professionals, like Xian, use lightly pressurized oxygen during the treatment to improve the absorption of the product. “I’m very excited to be carrying the Intraceuticals line,” says Xian. She also sells take-home Intraceuticals products so clients can maintain that youthful glow in between treatments. Xian’s professional mission is to use “technology, technique and intuition for a well-balanced mind and body,” so all of her services combine these concepts for personalized results. Xian is experienced in everything from Hawaiian Lomilomi massage and ancient ai beauty practices to craniosacral therapy, manual lymph drainage, breast cancer massage and Chinese cupping. To get the best of Xian’s expertise, try the Heaven on Earth Signature Facial, which incorporates both Intraceuticals and the ai botanical product line, Ytsara. Xian says she opts for Ytsara because the wide variety of rare organic herbs, roots and owers used in the product addresses a range of skin types and needs. e facial includes a steamed herbal eye poultice, relaxing shiatsu, lymph drainage massage and a ai massage. e session ends with the cool, calming oxygen of an Intraceuticals oxygen infusion treatment. Add-on services, such as herbal compresses and poultices, and an Intraceuticals eye and lip treatment, allow Xian’s clients to enhance the bene ts of one of her treatments. She weaves massage into all of her treatments, based on physical needs, and allows clients to combine facials with full-body wraps and/or full-body massage for hours of relaxation and rejuvenation. 205 S. Mill St., Suite 223, 970.925.2278, heavenonearthaspen.com FRESH FACED Pila Xian takes a personal approach to beauty. HEAVEN IN ASPEN A new spa customizes its menu just for you. | By Leah R. Fielding | | Photography by Nora Feller | DON’T MISS Custom Blend Massage Based on the needs of each client’s body—and mind—Xian will create an ideal massage by combining ai, Hawaiian Lomilomi and Swedish styles, plus preferential body oils by Ytsara. Available in 60-, 75-, 90-and 120-minute sessions. A Ski Boot Recovery Restore cold, sore feet with a steamed foot poultice lled with stimulating lemongrass, turmeric, ginger and menthol. is treatment is also available as a 30-minute session. Herbal Compress Relax muscles, stimulate circulation and detoxify with an herbal compress consisting of indigo leaf, cinnamon and camphor. 34 | ASPEN MAGAZINE | Winter/Spring 2013 XIAN’S MAKEUP BY KATHERINE GORDON; PRODUCT PHOTO COURTESY OF INTRACEUTICALS spen’s luxurious hotel spas are no longer the only place to be pampered and doted upon. Registered aesthetician and massage therapist Pila Xian recently established an in-town location, Heaven on Earth: A High Altitude Day Spa. It is here—in a space shared with Red Spa and located above Cache Cache Bistro—that Xian provides customized facials and body treatments, including Hollywood’s newest cult product line: Intraceuticals. is new three-step, three-layer skincare system employs multiweight hyaluronic acid to lock in moisture. It’s so popular that many A-listers, including Madonna and Eva Longoria, swear by the treatment. Xian also o ers personalized, soothing massages, and allows clients to mix and match treatments or add on services. Xian, who hails from Hawaii and has a very sweet, calming demeanor, is truly interested in your all-around wellness. Over a cup of tea in darling China porcelain cups and saucers, she’ll ask questions about your skin’s current state and its history, BEST ADD-ONS Intraceuticals Eye & Lip Infusion To lessen stress lines and restore moisture to winter-a ected lips, try the 30-minute eye and lip treatment. is treatment is also available à la carte.

Beauty

Leah R. Fielding

HEAVEN IN ASPEN

A new spa customizes its menu just for you.

Aspen’s luxurious hotel spas are no longer the only place to be pampered and doted upon. Registered aesthetician and massage therapist Pila Xian recently established an in-town location, Heaven on Earth: A High Altitude Day Spa. It is here—in a space shared with Red Spa and located above Cache Cache Bistro—that Xian provides customized facials and body treatments, including Hollywood’s newest cult product line: Intraceuticals. This new three-step, three-layer skincare system employs multiweight hyaluronic acid to lock in moisture. It’s so popular that many A-listers, including Madonna and Eva Longoria, swear by the treatment. Xian also others personalized, soothing massages, and allows clients to mix and match treatments or add on services.

Xian, who hails from Hawaii and has a very sweet, calming demeanor, is truly interested in your all-around wellness.Over a cup of tea in darling China porcelain cups and saucers, she’ll ask questions about your skin’s current state and its history,

your current skincare regimen and the products you use. At the same time, she’ll examine your skin and size you up for the perfect treatment.

More often than not, Xian says she finds her clients have dehydrated skin due to the effects of Aspen’s dry, sunny climate.“Dehydrated skin causes the skin to age,” says Xian. “Think of a sponge, when it doesn’t have any water it is shriveled, rough and dried out… that’s exactly how our skin reacts living in or visiting this climate.”

For dehydrated or age-affected skin, Xian recommends an Intraceuticals Oxygen Facial. While many anti-aging treatments that use hyaluronic acid—a tissue-lubricating compound that’s found naturally in the body—feature medium-weight products, Intraceuticals is a unique system, providing a multiweight layering treatment, says Xian.“The beauty of an Intraceuticals treatment is that it’s noninvasive, painless and you don’t have to hide yourself away after.”

The first layer is a lightweight, smallmolecule serum that allows for easier—and quicker—absorption. It includes sugar beet and a range of antioxidants, like green tea, which is essential for collagen synthesis, says Xian. The second layer is medium-weight gel, which holds 1,000 times its weight in water, dispersing hydration and even more nutrients. It’s followed by a heavier binding cream that locks in all the hydration and nutrients that have been applied, while protecting against free radicals. High-end skin professionals, like Xian, use lightly pressurized oxygen during the treatment to improve the absorption of the product.

“I’m very excited to be carrying the Intraceuticals line,” says Xian. She also sells take-home Intraceuticals products so clients can maintain that youthful glow in between treatments.

Xian’s professional mission is to use “technology, technique and intuition for a well-balanced mind and body,” so all of her services combine these concepts for personalized results.

Xian is experienced in everything from Hawaiian Lomilomi massage and ancient Thai beauty practices to craniosacral therapy, manual lymph drainage, breast cancer massage and Chinese cupping.

To get the best of Xian’s expertise, try the Heaven on Earth Signature Facial, which incorporates both Intraceuticals and the Thai botanical product line, Ytsara. Xian says she opts for Ytsara because the wide variety of rare organic herbs, roots and flowers used in the product addresses a range of skin types and needs. The facial includes a steamed herbal eye poultice, relaxing shiatsu, lymph drainage massage and a Thai massage. The session ends with the cool, calming oxygen of an Intraceuticals oxygen infusion treatment.

Add-on services, such as herbal compresses and poultices, and an Intraceuticals eye and lip treatment, allow Xian’s clients to enhance the benefits of one of her treatments. She weaves massage into all of her treatments, based on physical needs, and allows clients to combine facials with full-body wraps and/or fullbody massage for hours of relaxation and rejuvenation. 205 S. Mill St., Suite 223,970. 925.2278, heavenonearthaspen.com

DON’T MISS
Custom Blend Massage

Based on the needs of each client’s body—and mind—Xian will create an ideal massage by combining Thai, Hawaiian Lomilomi and Swedish styles, plus preferential body oils by Ytsara. Available in 60-, 75-, 90- and 120-minute sessions.

BEST ADD-ONS
Intraceuticals Eye & Lip Infusion

To lessen stress lines and restore moisture to winter-affected lips, try the 30-minute eye and lip treatment. This treatment is also available à la carte.

Ski Boot Recovery

Restore cold, sore feet with a steamed foot poultice filled with stimulating lemongrass, turmeric, ginger and menthol. This treatment is also available as a 30-minute session.

Herbal Compress

Relax muscles, stimulate circulation and detoxify with an herbal compress consisting of indigo leaf, cinnamon and camphor.

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