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Meet Ellen Olson, Owner and Operator of Skin and Tonic

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Welcome to Skin and Tonic . Please take some time to look around at all of my offerings. I specialize in HOLISTIC skincare and nutritional wellness. I have been serving clients for nearly 2 decades in the skin care industry, performing mostly facials and waxing.  Since the beginning, many clients came with the expectation that one facial would show lasting results for weeks or months.   READ MORE

I found myself being super frustrated that so many people had high hopes for this miracle in a jar. That seeing me would solve all of their skin issues. And while many saw a marked improvement, they still continued to have problematic skin.
— Ellen Olson, Master Esthetician & Nutritionist

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You’ve come out from the other side of these holidays and see that the dehydration and luster are lacking. Our peels are always a magnificent way to jump-start your skin to better health, peeling away last year’s sun exposure, drying up acne and taking a gentle approach to hyper-pigmentation. Once the peeling process is finished, you’ll have a brighter tone.

Here are the details of the party!

When: Wednesday, January 23rd from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Where: Skin and Tonic
474 Santa Clara Ave.
Oakland, CA 94610

Cost: $99 (must prepay in advance when booking to hold space)

The stress of holiday libations and travel take a toll on your skin? Well we are here to help restore your skin to a youthful glow and clear up the pesky breakouts! 

We will have 2 peels available to take your skin back to happy land!

Clear Skin Peel:  

For our oily/acne prone clients:

This peel will help to dry up breakouts and address hyper-pigmentation to even out skin tone.  Please note that your skin can flake for 5 to 7 days.

Return to Radiance:

For our clients with inflamed, dull, dry, aging skin

This peel will address dull, dry skin, restoring back to a youthful glow!  Please note that skin can flake for 5 to 7 days.

*Includes a gift bag of wellness and skin goodies!

A delicious menu from Ellen’s nutrition program:

Thai Carrot soup with Roasted red peppers and avocado on Flour Chylde’s delicious gluten free teff/chia bread

Toasted almond/coconut chocolate chia seed pudding with fresh berries

Last but not least, you will receive a consultation from Ellen with regard to skin issues and creating a result driven regimen!


Our pigment reduction treatment focuses on brightening and minimizing dark, hyper-pigmented spots from scarring and sun damage. This deeply exfoliating treatment lifts away the topmost layer of the skin and encourages new cell growth. Includes deep cleansing and exfoliating treatment to lighten hyper-pigmentation followed with mask and serum treatments to increase hydration and nourish the skin back to its youthful glow!

Pigment Reduction Facial 
45 minutes

Includes facial treatment and one travel size Skin brightening cleanser and one Natural mega brightening serum.

*Please note that this treatment can produce great results but will not remove hyper-pigmentation after one treatment. Internal dehydration and toxins amplify hyper-pigmentation. To get your desired results we 
recommend proper hydration, incorporating one of our various detox programs, using brightening skin care products daily and receiving monthly facials/peels to address hyper-pigmentation.

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Aging was not supposed to happen like this.Or at least no one warns you that this is how it happens. One day, you wake up and there’s wrinkles under your eyes and there’s lines showing up and maybe there’s some darker age spots.  What happened to my skin yesterday and why didn’t I appreciate it when I had it? It’s inevitable, this aging thing but there are ways we can definitely help you slow it down and appreciate your skin now.

Skin and Tonic is armed with an arsenal of incredible products and  treatments for anti-aging such as our Minus 10 facial, which provides layers of exfoliation and highly effective anti-aging potions to result in a supple, youthful glow.  Receiving this facial regularly will help reduce pigmentation and slow down those fine lines, renew the skin and ramp up collagen production.

SkIntegrative - many times we think we are eating healthy and have a pretty good lifestyle but all the little things really add up.  In this treatment, we give you some guidelines on how to age gracefully through diet. We discuss food (and drinks!) that contribute to premature aging and also dive into your current skin care regimen and develop a regimen to preserve your youth (or dial those years back!)

First of all Skin and Tonic very clean, quiet, well designed and private place! I had an amazing experience with Laura! Can’t find enough positive words to describe her service and personality! Laura is a very professional esthetician, has a lot of knowledge about skin care and facials, she gave me few suggestions regarding my face cleaning routine. Very kind and pleasant person. Can’t wait for my next visit with her!
— Liutsina B.


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