Francesca Paige + Skin Studio
Francesca Paige is one of the most sought-after estheticians that Beverly Hills has to offer. Her facial treatments and personal line of skincare products are life-changing and most certainly #glowgirl approved. A visit to Francesca "Frankie" Paige will leave your skin feeling hydrated, clear and beautiful. She is a trusted favorite amongst many of the glowiest girls we know. She is a results-driven facialist, so if you're looking to fix up your skin Frankie is your girl.
Since being licensed as an esthetician in 1991, Frankie has tested and evaluated nearly every product and procedure that has come to market claiming to impact the structure of the skin. With this wealth of knowledge, Frankie created her own skincare line that we've totally fallen in love with.Her products are special because they balance the highest quality natural & organically derived ingredients to create super effective results. And, she even makes the perfect travel kit to keep your skin at its best throughout all your adventures!
FP Skin System is not only what Frankie uses in her office, but she uses it on her own skin-- which is absolutely flawless and glowing! Frankie's inner and outer beauty is radiant. Her gentle and sweet demeanor alone will make you fall in love with her. She cares deeply about her clients and really helps each of them find a solution to their skin issues.
|Francesca Paige Skin Studio
9735 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90212 *appointments by referral only // www.francescapaige.com
HOW THEY GLOW QUESTIONNAIRE
NAME: Francesca Paige
PROFESSION: Licensed Aesthetician, Skin Maven, Creator of FPSkin
WHERE DID YOU GROW UP? I grew up nearly 45 minutes outside of Los Angeles
WHERE DO YOU LIVE? I live in Hollywood
WHEN YOU’RE EATING HEALTHY, WHAT IS A TYPICAL…
BREAKFAST: Breakfast would be a fruit/protein smoothie made by my adorable husband.
DINNER: Grilled chicken or fish, blanched vegetables and quinoa. My friend and I take a vegetarian cooking class and I’ve mastered the art of blanching. The vegetables are cooked but not overly. Still healthy and delicious.
SNACK: A green apple and string cheese is a favorite snack.
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE SPOTS/RESTAURANTS TO EAT HEALTHY? I try and not limit my self by categorizing a restaurant as healthy or not. I can always poke my way around a menu if I want to make healthy choices. Most restaurants will steam and grill for me. I love the Bowery salad with grilled chicken, beets and asparagus for dinner. It’s close to home and quick.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE INDULGENCE? Blini and caviar, buttered popcorn with milk duds sprinkled in and any of the Real Housewives shows. I know, I know…
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE SPOTS/RESTAURANTS TO INDULGE? Little Fork on Selma and Wilcox for amazing oysters and cocktails. Ago on Melrose for truffles. YXTA downtown for delicious tacos and smoked tequila. Petrossian on Robertson for caviar and chilled vodka.
WHAT IS THE BEST DISH YOU COOK/ YOUR FAVORITE RECIPE? I take vegetarian cooking classes from Stephanie Goldfinger and she taught me to make the perfect poached egg. Poached eggs over blanched asparagus, hollandaise sauce and grilled baguette bread.
WHERE DO YOU GROCERY SHOP? Gelsons, Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods. Oh, and I order croissants from William Sonoma! They’re the best!
TOP 3 ITEMS YOU ALWAYS HAVE IN YOUR KITCHEN?
1. Fresh squeezed orange juice 2. Tabasco because most things taste better with tabasco on them 3. Nutella
WHAT IS YOUR FITNESS REGIMEN? (how often & what you do) I’m doing a lot of hot yoga at Modo on La Brea. I get there 3-4 times a week. Not great for my hair but I love the sweat, the teachers and most importantly the way my body feels after.
WHAT IS YOUR SKINCARE ROUTINE? (products, facials, etc) My skincare products consist of FPSkin Prep cleanser, Balance toner, Restore moisturizer. I use a Clarisonic brush and Korean spa exfoliating mitt daily in the shower. I use Smooth glycolic body lotion by FPSkin each evening before bed. I love serums by Biologique Recherche as well as VIP O2 mask and Mask Vernix. Wether it’s masking, LED light therapy, a quick pass of Microderm or oxygen treatment I try to treat my self weekly.
IF YOU WERE STRANDED ON A DESERT ISLAND, WHAT 3 PRODUCTS WOULD YOU TAKE WITH YOU?
WHAT PROFESSIONAL BEAUTY/HEALTH/FITNESS/SPIRITUAL GURUS DO YOU SWEAR BY? Jen, George and Anthony at Andy La Compte salon for my hair, Dalton and Joe at Modo yoga for my fitness. My soul is fed by nature, long walks and teachings of Osho, Florence Shovel Shinn and Kahlil Gibran.
TOP 3 FAVORITE SONGS?
1. "You Sexy Thing" by Hot Chocolate 2. "Jungle Boogie" by Cool and the Gang 3. "A Song for You" by Donny Hathaway
MOST LIFE-CHANGING BOOK? The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
COOLEST PLACE YOU’VE EVER VISITED? The top of Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. Breathtaking!
WHAT IS THE BEST GIFT YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED? My life is filled with sweet gifts daily. I wouldn’t categorize any as “the best gift”.
DESCRIBE YOUR PERFECT DAY. My most perfect day would start with coffee and a smoothie with my husband, yoga, a long drive up the coast and lunch at Neptune’s Net. Stop by the Getty Villa on the way home. Dinner at home, maybe something on the grill. Have friends over. Share food, wine, stories and music. End the night with smooches from my husband and strokes to my cool cat Jagger.
WHAT IS YOUR MOST VALUABLE BEAUTY TIP/SECRET? Something I repeat daily is to tell your skin and body what to do, i.e. workout, eat well, take care of your skin. Don’t let it tell you what to do. You never want to look in the mirror and think, I need to start using eye cream or I need to get to the gym. Make these things a part of your lifestyle and start as early as you can. Fitness has been a constant in my life and proper skincare habits were instilled in my early 20’s when I decided to become a skincare professional.
FAVORITE QUOTE? Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart~ Kahlil Gibran.
WHAT MAKES YOU GLOW? Surrounding myself with people I love and care about makes me glow. My husband, my staff and clients at FPSkin are a joy and bring out the best in me. Each day someone mentions that they’re happy with their skin, products and/or how I’ve impacted their life… that’s so real for me.
Photography by: Sasha Young