Sunday, September 25, 2011

BEAUTY SPOTLIGHT: Skin Guru Chatto Wright Cleans Up Our Summer Skin

You spent the entire summer sun-goddessing your way from one rooftop pool party to the next but now that fall has arrived, the gold is gone and all that you're left with is dull, dehydrated skin.

Sure we may yearn for that "two weeks in the Maldives" look, but we all know that too much Vitamin D can wreak serious havoc on our skin. 

For a little beauty Rx, Luxe File booked an appointment with Chatto Wright, owner of the celebrated Oak Street salon and creator of her own luxe line of hair and skin-care products.

Ready. Set. Glow!

While every season offers an array of elements that can damage delicate skin, Chatto (pronoun- ced "Shah-toe") says there are plenty of options to keep them at bay. "Many products and services can assist in overturning the damaging effects of summer. My favorites are those that leave skin looking radiant and feeling smooth and rejuvenated."

Beauty Expert Chatto Wright

Pointing at our sun-battered bods, we begged to know which of Chatto's products would heal our skin back to health. 

Here, the beauty insider shares a few of her favorites:

Product Name: Enzyme Exfoliation Scrub 
What It Does:
One of her top sellers, this Papain-rich scrub exfoliates dry, flaky skin, flushes away bacteria, and injects oxygen naturally into your clean pores.
Why We Love It: Papain comes from the papaya fruit and is a nature-made enzyme that helps skin in a multitude of ways. This wonder-ingredient keeps our skin shiny, flake-free and even helps to lengthen the lifespan of our sun-kissed skin.

Black Magic!

Product Name: Shea Butter Black Liquid Soap with Aloe Vera
What It Does: Packed with aloe vera, enzymes, black soap, and shea butter, this liquid soap soothes dry, sensitive, and even sunburned skin.

Why We Love It: With all the tanning we had done, we were thrilled to find our skin felt tighter and appeared more even after three weeks of use.

What's in our beauty basket? 
Chatto Skincare

Product Name: Skin Treatment Cream
What It Does: This oil-free cream contains Vitamin C to lighten hyperpigmentation and alpha- and beta-hydroxy acids exfoliate dead, pigmented skin cells.
Why We Love It: Love the sun as we do, over- exposure can cause freckles and dark patches. Not only does the cream practically wash discoloration away, it keeps our complexions clean and acne-clear.

Product Name: Stardust Lotion
What It Does: Stocked with natural mica, this light moisturizing lotion softens skin and offers a subtle sparkle.
Why We Love It:
Who doesn't love sexy shimmer- ing skin? Simply dab it on the areas that deserve a little extra attention - neck, shoulders, 
legs, and décolleté.

PRETTY WOMAN: If you've ever dreamed of starting your own business, you know it begins with a seed of an idea. Chatto's journey from beauty beginner to entrepreneurial bon vivant sounds more like a chapter torn from a Jackie Collins novel than real life: 
a young woman leaves her homeland in Ghana where she trades a promis- ing future in publishing to pursue a career in the beauty biz. 

Glamour Girl: Jackie Collins

But after arriving in America, her new life comes stocked with a series of difficult challenges, like warding off robbers, skipping meals to pay her bills, working two or three jobs at a time, and investing her last few dollars to open her dream salon. In typical Jackie Collins-fashion, this wife and feisty mother-of-two waxes grace-under-pressure, overcoming adversity and insurmount- able odds to achieve her loftiest goals.

Today, she owns two successful salons on Oak Street and has used her education and training in advanced skin-care to launch an eponymously-named line of holistic products and treatments that promote health, beauty and restoration. "Some spas are good for body targeting. I want women to look and feel beautiful from the inside out."

Call 312-640-0003 to book a complimentary consultation or to schedule an appointment.

Chatto Center for Skin and Hair
65 East Oak Street
102 East Oak Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611

Illustration by Anna Higgie
Photo courtesy of Chatto Wright
Posted by Kerry Shorr

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