As the saying goes, it’s what’s on the inside that counts—and that’s why Denise Dubois, Founder and Owner of Complexions Spa for Beauty & Wellness, is set to launch her own completely clean, eco-friendly and highly effective skincare line called “Dubois Beauty” this summer. Upon recognizing a need for better products on the market, as a licensed esthetician and wellness expert for the past three decades, Dubois decided to take matters into her own hands and make them herself.
Over the past four years, Dubois has applied her expertise in crafting quality products in creating the new line. Wishing to keep the community involved, Dubois allowed clientele to submit brand name ideas to her team, settling on her own name after receiving more than 1,800 submissions. “Using my name gives it the credibility,” Dubois says. “When an esthetician puts her name on a product, it had better be good.”
The name “Dubois Beauty” keeps it simple and pure, like the skincare line itself, which is formulated without any unsafe synthetic ingredients that are commonly found in skincare products, such as parabens, sulfates or other potentially harmful ingredients. Staying true to Complexions’ signature style, the look of the line will reflect the beauty of nature with a continuous leaf-vein design and hues of yellow and green that calmly evolve into water’s crystal blue. Products will also come with airless pumps and in airless packaging to keep the ingredients active and effective for as long as possible.
Dubois has focused on what she calls “a foundational four pillars of skincare” that are essential to a proper routine: start by cleansing and exfoliating the skin; follow that with preserving it; then stimulate and repair the skin; and, finally, hydrate and protect the skin. And Saratogians are in for a special treat: A few of the products in the line will be an ode to Saratoga’s historic reputation as the “Queen of Spas,” as Dubois has used Saratoga’s very own spring water in her mineral mists to create something “indigenous” to this area. The line also features Borealine, also known as red maple bark extract, a tree from the Northeastern region of the United States. The bark is harvested, ecologically extracted, filtrated, purified and used as a potent, natural skincare ingredient to boost skin elasticity, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and help fight overall skin aging.
The line of 14 products will also include facial cleansers, toners, moisturizers and serums—and won’t be weighed down by superfluous packaging. “Say, you buy a moisturizer, and it comes in a box,” she says. “The box is simply there for the presentation, but that goes against what our beliefs are, because it’s just going to be thrown out into the trash. So why bother having it?”
Once Dubois Beauty launches, those interested in enhancing their skincare routine can head on over to Complexions’ Saratoga spa location at 268 Broadway or the Albany location at 221 Wolf Road to purchase. In addition to the skincare line, Dubois has also published her first book, Living Beautifully: Creating a Holistic Spa Lifestyle, which can be purchased at onlinestore.complexions.com or on Amazon, as well as in the spa’s two locations. To learn more about the latest buzz surrounding Dubois Beauty, you can sign up for its official newsletter at duboisbeauty.com, where you can also check out some great healthy living tips.