Spa Diary: Le Jolie Medi Spa
With CBD being all the rage in beauty and wellness at the moment, naturally my interest was piqued when I found out that Le Jolie Medi Spa recently added a CBD facial to its menu of services. CBD, aka cannabidiol (the anti-inflammatory, non-psychoactive component of the marijuana plant) is known for being a powerful, healing substance that can do everything from alleviate pain to calm irritated skin. It’s also supposed to be great for breakouts, and being in the middle of one at the time, I was eager to see if this facial could indeed be what my skin has been looking for all these years.
With two locations in Southern California—one in West Hollywood and the other in Studio City—the spa is accessible to clients throughout Los Angeles and has a history of providing quality skincare and beauty treatments. The spa’s owner and medical director is Dr. Parvaneh Rafaeloff, who is a respected physician and noted figure in Los Angeles. Previously, she performed clinical research at the renowned Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and had her own private practice, working as a skilled cosmetic surgeon and active in bio identical hormone replacement therapy.
Founder Sharona Rafaeloff and Co-Founder Brian Nourian have combined their expertise to help make Le Jolie Medi Spa one of the top Southern California spas, offering a wide variety of treatments and skincare solutions, including microdermabrasion, IPL rejuvenation, laser hair removal, fillers and injectables, and so much more.
Here’s what you’ll love about Le Jolie Medi Spa:
It’s located in the heart of West Hollywood, within walking distance to restaurants and shops.
The stylish decor and interior is totally Instagram-worthy.
The staff are extremely friendly, helpful, and committed to ensuring guests have the best experience.
It has a second location in Studio City, making it more accessible to clients throughout Los Angeles.
The co-owner and medical director, Dr. Parvaneh Rafaeloff, is a respected physician and notable figure in Los Angeles.
In addition to customized facials, Le Jolie Medi Spa also offers an array of health and beauty services such as injectables and fillers, non-surgical facelifts, skin resurfacing, laser hair removal, and more.
Guests can conveniently book appointments online.
Upon my arrival, I found a metered spot less than a block away and made my way to Le Jolie Medi Spa. The exterior resembles a beach cottage or bungalow, and features a spacious outdoor patio area for those that want to enjoy the Southern California sunshine before or after their treatments. The banana leaf pillows were a nice touch!
Check-in was easy and effortless—I was greeted by a friendly employee at the front desk, who promptly offered me a bottle of water. I sat down in the comfortable lounge area, which is stylishly decorated with a variety of wall art, coffee table books, throw pillows, candles, and other statement pieces throughout.
The spa also has a retail area where guests can stock up on an assortment of high-quality skincare brands, including iS Clinical, Natura Bissé, and PCA Skin.
Prior to my treatment, I popped into the restroom down the hall, which was also beautifully designed. I love that Le Jolie Medi Spa makes the most out of its entire space, and every room is extremely warm and inviting. It feels as if you’re in someone’s home, which lends to the overall comfortable and cozy feeling that contributes to a wonderful spa experience.
It was finally time for my eagerly anticipated facial! I was introduced to my esthetician, Farah, who led me into my room. It had a treatment bed with a warm, faux-fur blanket that kept me warm and snug throughout the duration of my treatment. As soon as I got under the covers, I immediately asked, “So what’s a CBD facial and how is it different than a regular facial?”
As Farah began to cleanse my face, she explained that the CBD Facial incorporates professional skincare products formulated with 100% hemp CBD. The treatment addresses redness and irritation, and is especially great for those experiencing breakouts. Each step pampers skin with certified organic extracts while delivering hydrating and restorative nutrients, vitamins, and minerals to provide a brighter more even complexion. Natural oil production is regulated, locking in moisture without clogging pores, and skin cell turnover and regeneration are encouraged at a faster rate. The result is soft supple skin that is rejuvenated and calmed for a youthful complexion.
After doing a double cleanse, Farah performed a CBD exfoliation with a high-antioxidant marula oil that is great for oily, acne-prone skin. Because it’s high in essential fatty acids and amino acids, it’s also ideal for addressing aging skin issues as well. The facial also included extractions and a face mask, which she custom mixed for me, adding a detoxing powder to help cleanse the pores and get rid of any bacteria. All of the products smelled amazing (I detected a fresh citrus scent), which made the experience even more enjoyable. After giving me a relaxing face massage, she finished off the service with a hydrating moisturizer.
I emerged from the treatment room feeling relaxed and refreshed. My skin had a nice glow to it and remained hydrated for several days after, which was quite impressive. In addition, my breakout cleared up faster and healed nicely without leaving behind those pesky red marks, which sometimes happen with my olive skin tone.
I definitely recommend that any skincare or CBD fan give this facial a try, as they’ll be pleased with the results. It’s especially great for those with acne and active breakouts, as the CBD really helps calm and soothe irritated skin. The CBD Facial costs $300 and is available now at Le Jolie Medi Spa.
Interested in learning about more CBD spa treatments? Check out our article below.
Insider Tip: Arrive 15-20 minutes early to secure a parking spot. There is nearby street and metered parking.
West Hollywood Location
Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Mon., Wed. - Sat.) Closed Sunday and Tuesday
Address: 652 N. Doheny Dr., West Hollywood, CA 90069
Studio City Location
Hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Tues. - Sat.) Closed Sunday and Monday
Address: 13041 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604
[Images by Kamala Kirk]
Kamala Kirk is a University of Southern California graduate and has been an editor/writer for more than a decade. She has written for E! Online, Total Beauty, TravelAge West, Malibu Times Magazine, and many more. She resides in Los Angeles and is a proud pug mom. Follow her on Instagram: @kamalakirk