The Best Facial in San Francisco – Isabelle McLeod Aesthetics

Isabelle McLeod Aesthetics


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$325 value


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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

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  1. Great blog post! Can’t wait to see what you think of vintners daughter facial oil! Napa classic ????

    • I’ve come to realize, when it comes to self care & skin care, one must invest in this just as much as a good handbag! ☺️ Thanks for the insight and review!

  2. So bummed to hear your facial in SLC was a dud! But thank you for finding the perfect one right here in the Bay Area— I can’t wait to get one after so much time spent behind a screen and a mask this past year!

  3. She seems incredible! Looks like I need to book with her! I’ve been looking for a great facial in the Bay! ❤️

  4. It’s so hard to sus out a good facial and now safe experience as well! This was great to read. I got my first vaccine today and once I get my second dose I can get back to my beauty services ????????. I’ve also heard great things about the vintners daughter facial oil, I hope you review/ talk about it on insta story!

  5. Great post! I’ve been looking for a good place to get a fabulous facial!

  6. Your skin looks amazing! I think we all need a little pandemic pampering right now 🙂

  7. This is such a helpful review!! I’ve gotten a few bad facials and it’s the worst feeling knowing you paid so much for just a meh experience. I need to try this spot next!!

  8. Thanks for sharing about this! Sounds amazing! I’ve never had a facial and would love to try! I have very red undertones and never am without makeup. So it would be nice to see if this helped!

  9. Wow, this sounds like an amazing experience and with someone who is really well trained and experienced. Crossing my fingers to win this experience you’re sharing on IG!!

  10. This facial sounds like heaven! Glad you found it so that you could share with all of us. Fingers crossed to win the experience on Instagram!!!

  11. She sounds like exactly what I’m looking for!! Thanks for the Bay Area recommendations. I’m so excited to follow along for more!

  12. Your skin looks great! I’ve been trying to do facials at home and it’s not working out.

  13. I love facials! Have you ever tried a hydrafacial? Those are amazing and I get mine done in sausalito!

  14. ooo! i’ve been looking for a good facial in SF will have to give this a try ????

  15. wow wow i need to go see isabelle!! i have rosacea and have been on the major hunt for a good facial/esthetician in sf

  16. I’ve never had a facial…I feel like this would be the perfect first experience ????

  17. Wish I found you sooner! Local to SF and a Bravo fanatic?? Sold. I have been dying for a facial, my skin needs saving.

  18. love hearing your (always) honest reviews and opinions! your skin is glowing and you look so rejuvenated! would love to try! ????????

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