When the elevator doors opened to House of Pietro Simone, the new eponymous skincare clinic in Soho, the comfort and calm of a well-appointed New York City apartment greeted me. It was a welcome far cry from the often sterile, medical office-like environs I’ve waited in while seeking other skincare services here in the city. House of Pietro Simone, which opened officially in November, takes its name very seriously, offering plenty of plush seating on a beige jute rug surrounded by neutral furnishings and verdant plants hanging from pristine shelves full of the skincare guru’s line.
I didn’t need to wait long at all, Pietro Simone himself was there to greet me, take my coat and lead me into one of the just-as-cozy clinic rooms where he’d introduce me to a few of his services, techniques and impressive tools.
After telling him about my current skincare routine, he examined my skin and immediately pointed out areas in need of help—redness and dryness—and explained what would help remediate them. His kind and educational demeanor were calming on top of the already soothing room and the table pumping flute music into my ears.
He exfoliated my face with a silver-tipped brush, worked to reduce pigmentation and redness, extracted zits, did lymphatic drainage via a renewing cotton thread process, added a rejuvenating mask and topped it all off with an oxy-detox. The result? My redness was greatly reduced. I saw a neutral skin color that I hadn’t seen … ever?
Simone, who has more than 16 years of commercial experience and expertise including brand trainings through Mariabruna Beauty where he worked closely with luxury labels like La Mer, La Prairie, and Carita, told me he is more concerned with the health of the skin and body rather than chasing nebulous anti-aging goals. Instead, he focuses on a more well-rounded approach to treating patients, using what he finds are the best, sustainable treatments and products, no matter where in the world they originate.
His line, in particular, is free of alcohol, artificial colorants, cocamide DEA, essential oils, EDTA, formaldehyde, GMOs, ingredients of animal origin, mineral oil, myristyl myristate, nitrates, parabens, paraffin, PEG, petrolatum, phthalates, Polysorbate 20, propylene glycol, silicones, SLS & SLES, synthetic fragrances and triclosan. These products can be found at his Beauty Concept Store in London and his products at five-star resorts in the states such as Meadowwood Napa Valley and the Four Seasons Nashville, as well.
“My fingers tell a lot about what my products are doing to the skin, and how the product and skin reacts to the services we provide including fractional radio frequency, plasma lasers and even sound therapy,” he has said previously. “The direct connection I have with my clients also allows me to get to know their skincare needs on a very personal level and helps with future product development.”
House of Pietro Simone currently offers a number of services, including Pietro’s personal facial, (The Rejuvenator); a number of Signature Facials (Personalized Cellular Activating Facial, Renewing Cotton Thread Revitalizing Facial, Advanced IBCTM & Multi-peptide infusion facial, Gua Sha, the Aurum Radiance Infusion and Pietro Simone Dermaplane Protocol); Advanced Peeling Protocols (wrinkle, blemish/acne, hyperpigmentation, redness); Advanced technology (Oxy-detox, Jet Peel, ReLift Jowels, Submental and neck, Vascular Treatment, Acne clearance and more); Annicca Method (facial, face ritual and body and face ritual); a Body Collection (The Fierce Body Treatment, the Body Age-Management Correcting Protocol and Sacred Body Ritual) and much more.
Moderately priced, there are facial services at the lower end of the spectrum ($210 for a Cellular Activating Facial, for example) but, of course, higher-tech and more in-depth services are at the higher end (The Rejuvenator at $1,700).
Whatever treatment you choose, it seems that the House of Pietro Simone will provide a beautiful oasis with friendly clinicians with the goal of wholly helping you take care of yourself.