The Best Facial in San Francisco – Isabelle McLeod Aesthetics

Isabelle McLeod Aesthetics

The Best Facial in San Francisco – Isabelle McLeod Aesthetics

Best FSan Francisco blogger KatWalkSF after a facial at MedEstheticsRx

The Best Facial in San Francisco

if you can’t make it in to see Isabel – check out her at-home kit and use the code: KATWALKSF and save $20


her new spot is at 2500 Clay Street (right above the snug)

If you follow me on Instagram you know that I’m a single girl 35-year-old in San Francisco with a small white dog who has a love for fantastic fashion, food, skincare, and BRAVO.

Now, I’ve had quite a few facials in my day and I can tell you with confidence that I know the difference between a good facial and a bad facial.

My love for all things BRAVO recently let me to Heather Gay’s spa, Beauty Lab + Laser in Salt Lake City, Utah. I should have known better than to have booked a $150 30-minute hydrafacial at a spot known for a mini lip plump owned by a BRAVOLEB, but I did it for the gram, and wow wow wow. This was NOT a good facial. I’d actually compare the entire experience to the haircut I got when I was 10 at Supercuts. The facial was fast, efficient, and in a room with FOUR other clients. I kept my clothes on, there was no massage (I always need a massage) and I was out of there in 30 minutes flat. Yes, I was glowing after the facial…but NOTHING like the glow I got at Isabelle McLeod Aesthetics in San Francisco.

Now, let’s chat about the facial I had in San Francisco at Isabelle McLeod Aesthetics

The BEST Facial in San Francisco

My entire experience at Isabelle McLeod Aesthetics. was a dream compared to Beauty Lab + Laser. If you are looking for the ultimate facial with medical-grade products and tools, just scroll down and book an appointment with my girl Isabelle right this minute. She’s a master esthetician with over 10 years of experience and does an amazing job of creating a soothing and relaxing experience while going to town on your skin.

For my first visit with Isabelle, I had the FRESH START RX PLUS TREATMENT (90 MIN) – $325 includes face, neck & chest

The popular FRESH START RX PLUS TREATMENT provides dramatic results in a single session. While they customize the products and strengths of active ingredients for each client individually, the treatments typically follow the same protocol unless you specify otherwise. Every time you visit, they determine what’s required and get to work. They feel strongly about educating their patients about their skin, no one leaves the office without a full understanding of what they need to keep their skin looking great and why!

Isabelle McLeod Aesthetics

Best Facial in San Francisco, San Francisco blogger KatWalkSF after a facial at MedEstheticsRx


look at that glow

Isabelle McLeod Aesthetics

In addition to the MedEstheticsRx private label of products

Isabelle sent me home with a goodie bag of skincare gold

SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic with 15% L-Ascorbic Acid Vitamin C Serum 

Experience advanced environmental protection with SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic; a potent Vitamin C serum that delivers visible anti-aging benefits. Free from parabens, the formula is gentle yet effective and is suitable for normal, dry, and even sensitive skin types. The serum delivers an array of enviable benefits that last over 72 hours. Simply smooth 4-5 drops of the fast-absorbed solution over the face, neck, and décolletage.

EltaMD UV Clear Tinted SPF46 Broad-Spectrum Duo (Worth $76)

Oil-free EltaMD UV Clear helps calm and protect sensitive skin types prone to discoloration and breakouts associated to acne and rosacea. It contains niacinamide (vitamin B3), hyaluronic acid and lactic acid, ingredients that promote the appearance of healthy-looking skin. Very lightweight and silky, it may be worn with makeup or alone. Choose from tinted and untinted formulas for use every day.

  • 9.0% transparent zinc oxide
  • Antioxidant protection combats skin-aging free radicals associated with ultraviolet (UV) and infrared radiation (IR).
  • Calms and protects acne-prone skin
  • Leaves no residue
  • UVA/UVB sun protection
  • Fragrance-free, oil-free, paraben-free, sensitivity-free and noncomedogenic

The SpaCells Supracor Facial Sponge: a $13 luxurious rejuvenating facial scrub!

Made from a flexible medical grade material that is fusion-bonded and has the appearance of honeycomb cells. It is non-toxic, eco-friendly, recyclable, and safe for the body. Literally, the easiest way to give yourself a 5-minute rejuvenating facial leaving your skin looking healthier.

Vintner’s Daughter Face Oil: a luxurious face oil formulated with 22 of the world’s most nutrient-rich botanicals for nourishing and restorative moisture.

I’ve worked them all into my regular skincare routine…

and let me tell you that NOTHING turns me on more than medical-grade skincare and those are the only products she suggests.

A little bit more about Isabelle

MedEstheticsRx, Best Facial in San Francisco

Are you ready to book? I’m going back next week!

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The UNIQLO name comes from the words ‘unique’ and ‘clothing’ – simple and clever, just like their clothes, which are world-famous for being high-quality, innovative, functional, and affordable.

The flagship of these staples is undoubtedly the UNIQLO down jacket. Coming in a range of styles, from parkas to the now legendary super-lightweight option, these pieces are easily styled, functional, and downright affordable. It’s a modern-day icon that looks good on anyone. There are several reasons for the success of UNIQLO down beyond looks alone, though. One is the fact it’s lightweight and so easy to transport. Add that to the fact that they’re water-repellent and warm, and you’ve got a winter winner.

I was introduced to UNIQLO when they opened their flagship location in San Francisco on Powell Street in Union Square way back in 2012. I spent many years working on a retail floor and was blown away by their massive amount of perfectly merchandised and folded products.

Flash forward to a couple of years later in my blogging career and I was modeling the Uniqlo Ultra Down Light Hooded Coat in the window of the very same flagship store (where is that photo???)

I received this coat for a blog collaboration, but it has become a staple in my wardrobe. I showcase it year after year on the blog and on my stories, so I figured it deserved a dedicated blog post and lookbook by now!

Scroll down for the features and benefits of the coat as well as my styling the coat over the years.

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xxs-xxl | five colors | hand wash cold

Uniqlo Ultra Down Light Hooded Coat

Features & Benefits 

water-repellent coating keeps out light rain.

pocketable design can be stored in the carrying pouch -> carrying pouch attaches to the inside loop on the left

newly updated with a more compact, unlined design.

versatile matte finish

the seam is aligned with stitches behind the waist to maintain a streamlined silhouette.

shapely A-line cut

contoured round collar with a detachable hood.

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Don’t reserve Gucci’s fishnet tights just for dresses and mini skirts – they look so cool peeking out from ripped boyfriend jeans, too. This black pair is intarsia-woven with the house’s iconic ‘GG’ logo and has a smooth waistband that doesn’t dig or pinch your skin.

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Absolutely! I wash mine on a cold gentle cycle and tumble dry low. Although it doesn’t feel the same as it does in-store when you buy it, it’s still just as cozy two years later. They suggest avoiding fabric softeners.


If you’re a homebody (it’s 2020, we are ALL homebodies) or you love to curl up on the couch under a blanket every night, without any hesitation I think it’s worth it. I sleep with it every night if Benji doesn’t steal it from me!

When I think about how many days I’ve used it, the cost per wear is actually very low!