AMBER WOODS

YOU’RE ENTERING A SPACE OF ENLIGHTENED BEAUTY, WHERE NATURE’S MAGIC MEETS A POWERFUL HEALING INTENTION, AND WHERE YOUR UNIQUE BEAUTY IS EMBRACED AND ILLUMINATED WITH THE PINK LIGHT GLOW…

Pink Light is a spa-thecary, fusing holistic aesthetic practices with the very best organic herbal skin luxuries to create profound wellness rituals and remedies that beautify and brighten the skin, and the soul. We offer facial treatments at our skin care studio in Oakland, CA with our very own line of handmade, small-batch products.

Created by Amber Woods, a trained herbalist and licensed esthetician, Pink Light products create a highly sensorial and supernatural experience for the skin, helping to ease daily stress and replenish skin’s healthy resilience and radiance at every stage of life. Our goal is to help you create a loving self perception as you care for your skin.

Pink Light facials are intended as healing sessions, where you get the opportunity to relax, rebalance, and illuminate your healthiest skin. Our signature treatment, the Pink Light Glow, is a 75 minute facial tailored to your skin, and focused on therapeutic massage techniques, including work with crystal tools and lymphatic movement. Click here to book your next facial. (Please note that Amber is no longer taking new clients online. If you would like to join her waiting list for occasional openings, please email hello@pink-light.com ; You can still book a facial online with our other incredible facialist, Jordan Garrett [see bio below]).

Amber considers the whole picture of your health, and can offer guidance on nutrition, herbal supplements, and lifestyle transitions. She believes that skin care is self-care, and strives to help clients achieve healthy complexions through natural products, intentional rituals and habits, and self-love. She also uses energy work and healing touch to soothe and assist you in letting go of stress and discovering your body’s own path to healing and rejuvenation.

“I have a strong belief in natural healing and self-care, and have faith in herbal medicine and truly natural ingredients as catalysts for change. I also focus on celebrating the beauty that every person holds and how they choose to look or express themselves. We shouldn’t be held to any particular standard or idea of beauty.”

- Amber Woods

Jordan Garrett

JORDAN GARRETT: PINK LIGHT FACIALIST

Jordan received her esthetics license from the Aveda Institute in Manhattan and started her career at CAP Beauty, but has returned home to her native Bay Area to deepen her roots and strengthen her practice of holistic facial treatments. She believes in the healing power of touch and warm human connection. She believes that plants heal us on both cellular and spiritual level. She believes facials don't have to be clinical, but can and should be a beautiful self care experience.

"My favorite part about giving facials is creating this meditative hour for both the client and myself. It feels almost like a dance, if you will. Expressing myself through the movement of my hands and the aroma and texture of the products feels really special."

-Jordan Garrett

Click HERE to book a facial with Jordan.

PAOLO FLORES CHICO

PAOLO FLORES CHICO ACUPUNCTURE SHARES THE PINK LIGHT HEALING & BEAUTY STUDIO IN OAKLAND. WHILE PAOLO’S ACUPUNCTURE PRACTICE IS SEPARATE FROM PINK LIGHT, THE OFFERINGS COMPLIMENT OUR HOLISTIC SKIN CARE WORK, AND WE OFTEN REFER CLIENTS TO PAOLO'S SERVICES.

Paolo graduated with a Master’s in Chinese Medicine from American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM) in San Francisco. They use acupuncture, herbal medicine, cupping, moxibustion, nutrition, and lifestyle counseling, to support your unique healing process.

In addition to their private practice, Paolo offers a sliding scale community clinic for QTPOC folks at Pink Light Healing & Beauty every 4th Saturday of the month. Learn more about Paolo's work and book an appointment at www.paoloacupuncture.com or write to paolo.acupuncture@gmail.com

ABOUT THE PRODUCT

THE BEAUTY:

At Pink Light, beauty is synonymous with health and it’s our intention to endow the skin with both, naturally, from the inside-out. Each herbal luxury is 100% natural and handcrafted with the highest quality organic botanicals, essential oils and specific ingredients that nourish and support the skin’s own reparative, youth-giving abilities.

THE MAGIC:

A special touch of magic comes from a careful alchemy of healing gemstones and aromatic flower essences infused into each skin elixir. See each product page for descriptions of each essence used.

THE GLOW:

We use high quality ingredients to nourish the skin and provide excellent results. Our ingredient profile includes:

  • - Organic, cold-pressed oils such Jojoba, Sunflower, Rosehip, and Hemp Seed Oil rich in antioxidants and essential fatty acids protect, nourish and renew the skin.
  • - High-quality, organic essential oils penetrate to deeply affect skin health.
  • - Organic Hydrosols (instead of water) to nourish and balance the skin.
  • - Organic herbs and flowers made into extracts and infusions (mostly in-house) such as Hibiscus, Calendula, Comfrey and Chamomile to offer various skin healing benefits.
  • - Concentrated actives such as Vitamin C, CoQ10, and Hyaluronic Acid to brighten, hydrate, and regenerate the skin.
  • - Natural Ingredients such as Trace Sea Minerals, Aloe Juice, and Apple Cider Vinegar serve to protect your skin’s delicate pH and barrier function.
  • - Natural Preservatives (when needed) such as Vitamin E and Lactobacillus.

*See each product page for full ingredient lists and descriptions of Key Ingredients..

FAQ

OUR SERVICES

WHY SHOULD I GET A FACIAL? AND HOW OFTEN DO I NEED ONE?

Facials are a literal shedding of skin. A time to renew and replenish, to let go and start again. During a treatment, dead skin cells are exfoliated and removed to reveal a brighter complexion. Facial massage helps relieve muscle tension and circulate your blood and lymph to create healthier skin. Extractions help to clear built up congestion in your skin, minimize pores, and allow skin to breathe. Masques, serums and moisturizers are used to target your specific skin care needs. There's no better feeling than the simultaneous relaxation and glow you can experience post Pink Light facial.

Every four weeks (the average amount of time it takes your skin cells to go through a cycle and be ready to shed again) is ideal for receiving a treatment. If that doesn't work for you, it's a beautiful practice to maintain the habit at least once every season. For clients working on clearing severe acne, I recommend having a consultation and scheduling a treatment every two weeks for at least three months.

I’VE NEVER HAD A FACIAL, IS THERE ANYTHING I SHOULD KNOW?

You should expect to feel relaxed, rejuvenated and your skin will feel like it is breathing. Depending on your skin’s sensitivity, histamine reaction, and the amount of extractions that I perform, you may leave my office with some redness or inflammation. If so, that tends to calm after 2 hours or certainly by the next morning. With deeper extractions and acne, it may take several days for them to heal and calm. Until you know how your skin reacts to treatments, I advise not planning a date or big event on the same day. Ideally, you should schedule a facial on a day when you can relax.

WHAT TYPE OF FACIAL IS BEST FOR ME?

We offer one facial, the Pink Light Glow. This is a 75 minute treatment tailored to your skin and appropriate for all skin types. We focus on advanced therapeutic massage of the face, neck and shoulders and each session includes deep cleansing, enzyme exfoliation, masking, & moisturizing. Each also includes a combination of our many tools which could potentially include: crystal gua sha, jade rolling, microdermabrasion, extractions, lymphatic drainage, and/or high frequency treatment. Warm Herbal Poultice Facial Massage can also be added.

If you are concerned about acne or imbalanced skin issues, consider booking a Holistic Consultation and Treatment to dive deeper into a healing plan.

OUR PRODUCTS

WHY NATURAL AND ORGANIC PRODUCTS?

The same as it's important to consider the quality of the foods we eat, it's also important to consider the quality of the ingredients we put on our skin. Our skin is a large organ of absorption, and toxic ingredients applied topically can affect our health internally and externally. There are many links to common skin care ingredients with cancer and other disease.

I also love the results I get with natural, organic ingredients. My practice is about creating and maintaining skin health and nourishment. Healthy skin is beautiful skin, and I believe in feeding your skin ingredients with a high vibration. We use organic and wild-crafted ingredients when possible, and make many of our herbal extracts in-house with whole plant material.

WHAT IS THE MAGICAL ELEMENT OF PINK LIGHT ALL ABOUT?

I believe that true beauty is held in the mystery of nature and the spiritual world, or magic. The more connected we are to these things, the more we can radiate beauty. I infuse my products with energetic essences of flowers and gemstones to help connect people to more magical realms of possibility. In my practice, I try to maintain a connection to the cycles of nature and stay attuned to the energy of the moment. I also provide a sense of grounding and healing during services through the use of breathe and meditation.

WHICH PINK LIGHT PRODUCTS ARE RIGHT FOR ME?

Most Pink Light products are suitable for all skin types, but specifics are listed with each product on the website. If you still have questions after browsing the products and information, please send us an inquiry through our Contact Page.

ARE PINK LIGHT PRODUCTS CERTIFIED ORGANIC?

Pink Light finished products are not Certified Organic, but most of the ingredients are. We source USDA Certified Organic ingredients whenever possible.

WHERE DO YOU SOURCE YOUR INGREDIENTS?

Many of our plants are sourced from nearby farms, which are used to create extracts in-house. Some of our oils are sourced from small farm operations too. We seek some ingredients from reputable companies that can provide quality and Certified Organic, pesticide free, or ethically wildcrafted plant material, extracts, oils, and essential oils. We also rely on wholesale companies that provide quality, consistent preservatives and actives. We continue to strive to find great sources for ingredients, which will be ever evolving.

DO YOU HAVE FREE SAMPLES AVAILABLE?

We include one free sample when you order products online. You can also purchase samples in the online store. Please note that samples of any product can only be purchased once.

ARE PINK LIGHT PRODUCTS GLUTEN-FREE?

None of our ingredients contain gluten, yet the products are not certified to be gluten-free.

ARE PINK LIGHT PRODUCTS VEGAN?

Most Pink Light products are vegan, but some contain silk peptides, pearl, and yogurt extract. These products are Crystal Silk Cleanser, Coconut Pearl Powder, and Midnight Dew.

ARE PINK LIGHT PRODUCTS HYPOALLERGENIC?

Pink Light products work very well with sensitive skin, but they do contain plant material and essential oils, which may cause allergies in certain people.

ARE PINK LIGHT PRODUCTS NON-COMEDOGENIC?

No ingredient used in Pink Light products rates above a 2 on the comedogenic rating scale (which is 0-5, 5 being highest), and the majority of ingredients rate as a 0 or 1. We use Apricot Kernel Oil, Jojoba Oil, Rosehip Seed Oil, Sea Buckthorn Oil to name a few oils that are sometimes graded a 2. 2 means that it may cause clogging for some people, but mostly not in our experience.

ARE PINK LIGHT PRODUCTS TESTED ON ANIMALS?

No.

WHAT PRESERVATIVE ARE USED IN PINK LIGHT PRODUCTS?

In some products where hydrosols and water-based ingredients are present, we use a natural preservatives such as Lactobacillus and Potassium Sorbate and which inhibit the growth of bacteria, yeasts, and molds.

HOW LONG WILL MY PRODUCTS STAY FRESH AND WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO STORE THEM?

Products are fresh for 9-16 months from production date, depending on the product. A date on the bottom of the bottle notes the best used by date. Products are best if used within 6 months of opening. These products are delicate and are made to be used and enjoyed regularly and generously, rather than to sit on a shelf for a long time. They should always be stored in cool, dry places out of direct sunlight. Refrigeration extends shelf life, but is not necessary.

WHAT TYPE OF VITAMIN C DO YOU USE IN THE CRYSTAL FACIAL TONIC AND WHAT PERCENTAGE?

In the Crystal Facial Tonic we use Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate which is a very stable, oil-soluble Vitamin C ester. It is used in a concentration of 2%. You may have read that Vitamin C serums should be a minimum of 10% Vitamin C, but that is when L-ascorbic acid is being used. With this Vitamin C ester, 2% is an effective amount. And remember, this product is a tonic, designed to create long-term effects through daily use.

CAN MEN USE PINK LIGHT?

Yes, of course!

WHERE ARE PINK LIGHT PRODUCTS MADE?

Pink Light products are made by hand at our studio in Berkeley, CA..

DO YOU HAVE A SUNSCREEN?

We do not sell our own sunscreen, but we do sell a wonderful zinc-based one by Honua Skin Care in our online shop.

DO PINK LIGHT PRODUCTS CONTAIN SYNTHETIC FRAGRANCE?

No.

I HAVE ROSACEA, WHAT PRODUCTS DO YOU RECOMMEND?

There are many different reasons why an individual may have rosacea, and it is important to explore diet and stressors that cause flare-ups. Protecting skin from sun with a zinc-based sunscreen is also imperative. The Crystal Rose Elixir and Rose Petal Enzyme Mask are the top products I would recommend for calming Rosacea and fighting demodex mites. But all of the products are gentle enough to be used on flaring skin.

I AM GOING THROUGH CHEMOTHERAPY, CAN I USE PINK LIGHT?

Unless you have become sensitive to essential oils, most products would be safe and comforting during chemotherapy. The exceptions would be Coconut Pearl Powder, Rose Petal Enzyme Masque, and Clear Horizon Serum, as they could all be too exfoliating.

ARE PINK LIGHT PRODUCTS SAFE DURING PREGNANCY?

Clear Horizon Cleansing Oil contains Clary Sage essential oil, an emmenagogue which can promote menstrual bleeding. It is present in a small amount, and not likely to cause any issues, but you may want to stop using this product during early stages of pregnancy. All other products contain ingredients generally considered safe to use during pregnancy.

CAN I RETURN MY PRODUCTS?

We feel confident that you will enjoy the products, and currently do not take returns or offer refunds unless the product is damaged. If you are unsure, consider purchasing a sample first.

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