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"Our skin is a reflection of our inner health. Our diet, hormones, the environment that we live in and our life style all play a part in how are skin ages. I believe in the importance of individualizing skincare treatments in order to get the necessary results for your skin. I spend a lot of time with my clients to understand their individual needs, in order to advise them as to what their skin’s needs are at the moment."
Reviews and Testimonials
Celadon Spa Washington DC - Allure magazine
Apple and Paprika Exfoliating Treatment
Only when we sat down for our lunchtime facial did we realize we'd forgotten concealer to cover the inevitable blotchiness. And aesthetician Straubel couldn't reassure us, especially when the apple-pulp exfoliator stung like needles and the paprika-infused mask brought blood rushing to our cheeks. We're not sure whether it was Straubel's gentle massage or the Stonecrop plant mask that calmed and moisturized our face, but when we left, it was shining without the help of makeup.
"How Not To Look Old" by Charla Krupp -New York Times 15 week best seller (Page 210 Luci-Eliza for facials)
Charla Krupp, beauty editor and expert, known for her real woman's approach to looking fabulous, offers brutally frank and foolproof advice on how not to look old.
Kathryn V. Denver, Colorado
I see Luci for facials and laser hair removal. She always customizes each facial and it makes my skin smooth as well as clears up my breakouts. She is great at catering to individual skincare needs, is knowledgeable and professional. I love the products she uses and I always leave feeling refreshed! Great location and staff.
Jenifer E. 2/26/17 Yelp review Denver, Colorado - 5 stars
I got another great facial from Luci today; so relaxing! She is the best aesthetician ever, and really knowledgeable! My skin feels so much better every time I see her. Luci also sells great facial products. They're mostly plant-based and organic. Today, I picked up a tinted powder sunscreen that's compact and portable, and comes with a built-in applicator. It's pretty nifty, 'cause you can carry it with you and just take it out when you need it, but it lasts 4 hours. I've been back to Vfranca Spa several times now, and I highly recommend Luci!
Jonathon A. 12/16/2015 Yelp review -5 stars
I've been to Luci several times and have never been disappointed. First of all, she takes her time explaining all options to you and never tries to "upsell" you on anything. Second, she takes a great deal of time and preparation in her treatments. Third, she'll give you a special rate and help you out with pricing even if you don't know about any specials that are going on. Last (and most importantly) you definitely feel comfortable during the whole procedure.
I would encourage anyone getting laser hair removal to check her out as well... her prices are great and the laser is definitely top-of-the-line. Not all lasers are created equal, although the technical specifics of why this laser is better currently escape me...
I personally get the Arctic Berry Peel and it leaves my skin looking five years younger at the end of it.
Duane Reed reviewed Vfranca Spa - 5 star
July 12, 2014 · I've had facials most of my adult life and the facial Luci gave me was very relaxing. Relaxing is nice, but more important, my skin looked fantastic afterwards, which is the biggest reason I get facials. The eye cream she sold me is still working and I just love the compliments I get on my youthful appearance.
Luna S. ⋅ July 24, 2014 Denver, Colorado
The exfoliating treatment was wonderful. All the products smelled and felt great on my skin and I enjoyed it more than other facials I've received in the past.
Janessa O. Denver, Colorado
If you're looking for the best facial of your life, this is where you'll get it. I have had many facials before (some even in Europe) and this is by far the greatest. Luci is a seasoned pro and makes me feel so relaxed and well cared for when I come in. You can tell that the artistry of facials is respected, here. I've come back many times, and Luci always customizes the Deep Cleansing European Facial for my skin- everything from a lip mask to a hand treatment is included, and it never feels rushed. I also have a dark spot that I am concerned about, which Luci is helping me gradually fade with organic, natural products. She really takes the time to make sure you're glowing by the time you leave. She is also better at massage than most massage therapists I've been to! I feel lucky to have such a world-class facialist up here at high altitude.
As a practicing Esthetician with 25 years of experience, Luci-Eliza Straubel Villafranca offers a combination of holistic and medically advanced procedures to create customized treatments based on each individual's skincare needs. Her results-focused style and technique are achieved through deliberate use of organic products, and medically proven, non-invasive procedures. She has worked in many Med Spas and luxury Spas gaining insight and knowledge that can best help clients make practical decisions about their skin, with long term results that are non-invasive, yet effective. Villafranca also incorporates Reiki, thus enhancing her European-based facial treatments to relax, nurture, and heal your skin and body. Villafranca has had write-ups in Allure and InStyle magazines. Your experience with Villafranca will be one of luxury that places you into a state of relaxation and skin rejuvenation, with results that are achieved naturally.