Customer Reviews for Cleanse in Truth Skincare Clinic (24)
May 3, 2016
Truly awful overall experience
I am not sure if Melissa changed since her glowing reviews from before, but my recent experience was nothing but awful. Starting with the way she sets the appointments making everyone feel how busy/important and unavailable she is right of the bet. Her email responses have a week delay, sometimes I wondered if the appointment was set up at all. Her "clinic" is an office space transformed into a spa that is not very impressive and untidy and cluttered feeling. The facial was just ok, with an unpleasant burning treatment that was chosen by Melissa as that seems to be "the only way it goes". She chooses everything and leaves not much decision making for you. I would be ok with that if what she chose for me worked. Instead just days after her treatment and switching to the product she sold me, I was experiencing rash and burning all over my face! After contacting her, I found no compassion or advise but rudeness and unprofessional behavior. After approaching her for refund for the product she sold me, I found no response whatsoever. This is not the way to treat your customer! Not everything will always work for everyone and as a business owner she should be prepared for that scenario. She has zero customer relations skills! Stay away
July 30, 2015
Another wonderful facial !
Facial with a new microdermabrasion treatment thrown in. Feeling relaxed with a soft and glowing complexion. Thank you Melissa for another wonderful session!
June 3, 2015
Another Wonderful Facial !
A facial with Melissa is such a treat you leave relaxed and feeling fantastic. Thanks again Melissa !
May 2, 2014
I have had facial treatment for many years at different places. My experiences had varied from someone who made your face looked beaten and bruised up afterward to someone who was in the esthetician field for 60 years, who slapped some stuffs on your face for 45 minutes but never educated you about skin care. I started to go to Melissa a year ago and have had great result with very minimal maintenance needed on a daily basis. Melissa is so knowledgeable about skin care and customizes everything to your skin type and need. She explained everything she puts on your face from the ingredients to all the scientific benefit behind. Everything is natural and organic, and smells good too with the fruity stuffs. I recommend her to anyone whether needing special skin care or not.
April 15, 2014
I finally found someone that knows and is passionate about this industry. Melissa is very good at what she is doing and she is the only one that has achieved any kind of improvement for my skin. The treatments are all natural, which i love. But they are also very effective. I can honesty say, my skin has never looked so good. Her custom blends are amazin and i no longer waste time and money on department store products that only iritate my skin. Love her!
April 9, 2014
This was the first time that I have ever had a facial in my life! Melissa took her time explaining to me about what was in the products that I was using and then gave me a great facial! I can't wait to go back to see even more improvement in my skin. Her custom blended products smell really nice and feel good on my skin. Melissa treats you like a person - not a number. Thanks!
April 3, 2014
After having an awful facial experience at another Spa (that is now closed down) I was thrilled when Anthony David Hair Salon & Spa brought in Esthetician; Melissa Armstrong . I booked a consultation with Melissa back in March and finished up my appointment with a facial. My next appointment was a facial + waxing and I was hooked ! She has changed my outlook on what products I use on my skin; old cleansers, moisturizers, foundation all went in to the trash. I now use only Melissa's custom mixed cleansers and moisturizers. My skin has never looked better; smaller pores, brighter, softer and yes even younger looking. She is very passionate in what she does which is contagious. I know my skin care is in the best hands possible. Thank you Melissa !
March 31, 2014
Tired of trying so many facial products, I decided to looked for and Esthetician and thank God for putting Melissa in my path. I could not be happier with the results I have experience with her facial treatments, they are absolutely the best! My uneven skin tone, and breakouts was what brought me to Melissa, and I was surprise and pleased to see the results after my first treatment. Before, I used to waste 25 minutes a day applying 5 different types of facial creams on my face, which did not work, and now with Melissa's treatment I only use 1 facial cream that takes me 5 minutes to apply! Wow There are no words to describe the feeling of wellness and relaxation after Melissa's facial, they are therapeutic for the mind and soul. I highly recommend Melissa for your skin needs, she is the best! Thank you, Gracias, Grazie, Merci, Danke....
February 8, 2014
Already seeing results !!!
It has not even been two weeks since my first treatment with Melissa and I can already see an improvement on my skin. She is great!!! Very educated regarding all the products out there and makes sure you are in on the "secret" of daily products as well. I have been struggling with clogged pores for a while, and realized that what I go buy at Walgreens never seemed to work. I am so glad I found Melissa. Definitely going to keep doing treatments with her. Embrace the natural.
January 11, 2014
Being in a Sales profession in front of people on a daily basis is was growing tired of uneven skin tone, redness and the frequent flare ups of adult acne. I decided to try getting a facial after receiving a gift card. I looked around for a spa near me but came across Melissa's outstanding reviews on yelp and spa finder and decided to go see her. I couldn't be more pleased with my results! I was skeptical at first because I literally have tried everything from dermatologist recommended medications to over the counter products. I mean everything! I would get get excited about the idea of better looking skin but would always get let down. I'm a guy in my 40's, having blemishes and breakouts are not my idea of hanging on to my youth! After talking with Melissa I have to say that she has to be one of the most knowledgable and professional people I have ever come across. So much so that I told her my life story growing up a pimply faced kid as if I was talking to a psychiatrist in therapy! She assured me that she could help. Melissa really does care and it's clear that she knows her stuff and loves what she does. I was a bit of a challenge at first to control my redness. She asked to trust her and not give up. I did exactly what she told me to do with the products she prepared for me and after a few follow up visits FINALLY! I am happy with my results. My skin is more even toned, feels and looks healthier, breakouts are minimal to non existent. Anthony David Salon really has a upscale and classy look and feel to it. Everyone else I have come in contact with there is has been great. There are lucky to have Melissa on staff and would recommend to anyone I know.
September 14, 2013
I will be 71 in 3 months. My skin was wrinkle free but lacked that glow the movie stars have. My pores were somewhat enlarged and my forehead had small white bumps. I found my way by accident to Melissa and began a regime of facial treatments and daily care. After monthly anti-aging facials for the last 5 months my skin is amazing. I no longer have enlarged pores, white bumps, and my skin glows. I had dinner with a friend the other day and she asked me if I had some work done, or perhaps injections. I told her, no, and when she kept pressing the issue, I stopped to think and told her, "Oh I'm getting monthly anti-aging treatments". I have received so many comments from co-workers and friends where they are not quite sure what is different, but say I look younger.
June 25, 2013
No More Guessing!
Going to Melissa takes all the guess work out of quality skincare. She has done and continues to do all the research for you. No more standing in the skincare aisle staring at products wondering what might work best for you and spending wasted dollars on your best guess. She already knows.
March 20, 2013
Knowledgeable about everything Skincare
Melissa is so knowledgable with everything about skin care. She pays attention to your skin type and makes custom products that work for you! My skin has completely changed since I started going to her four years ago. I used to have break outs and my skin would always look red. Since I started seeing Melissa, I no longer break out and my skin looks much healthier. She really cares about what she does and it shows through the great services she provides!
February 6, 2013
Glad to have found her. My First and Last Esthetician
I was fortunate to have met Melissa when she worked for an ER doctor. Then she worked alongside doctors in a dermatologist office (surgical,cosmetic, general). Top of her class as they say. I used to pay a pretty penny and now it's at least 30-40 less than those basic facials at the dr. My treatments are just better now -more relaxing and offer more long-lasting results. It's been over 5 years and she still follows up after a treatment. I expect it now and appreciate that level of service. I like the open communication she offers. My concerns are addressed and I can ask anything, anytime. I count on her to tell me if new technologies, treatments, products will benefit my skin or not and I no longer have a need to impulsively run out and spend money on inaccurately claimed procedures. I've learned from her how to habitually be good to my skin and how to keep it healthy over the years, simply and naturally. It looks younger than it ever has (no more blackheads/large pores and my age spots disappear quickly when they surface. Forehead wrinkles are still improving, too). Simply put, she instills confidence in her client and takes her work seriously. I recommend her to anyone interested in skin care.
January 29, 2013
Will not go anywhere else for skincare products or treatments
I have been going to see Melissa for about 5 years- since she started- and I wouldn't go anywhere else. She just gets better with time. I have been to other salons for facials before this time but I walked in thinking I was paying $75 for a facial and walked out paying $150 or more !! Not necessarily knowing what the increase included and there was no extra take home product! The product was okay. Then came Melissa. Trained by dermatologists and it shows. But she's not just credentialled and well educated. She is caring, knowledgable and passionate about what she does and how she does it and is constantly sharing her new findings and research with me if it pertains to my skin. Truly gifted in her craft. She uses natural products and customizes them to my skin everytime. I get so many compliments now! She listens to my concerns and makes them her own. She takes her time, makes me feel comfortable no matter what treatment she wants to do and always explains what she is doing and why. She is worth every penny, which adds up to much less than I used to spend for what I thought was 'high end' skincare treatments and products! And I always feel good about my skin when I leave. I recommend her to anybody in a minute.
January 19, 2013
I found Melissa on Yelp, and was really looking for someone to help get my skin looking even, healthy, and less irritated. In the past, I had spent lots of money on expensive products and spas but was not getting any results! When I first called her she took the time over the phone to hear my concerns and took thorough notes on my current skin problems. On my first appointment she was extremely knowledgeable, geniune, and had areal passion for her profession. Again she took the time to go over my current skin care regime, and suggest better less expensive products. Her services are reasonable, and her products have so far worked great! I would definitely recommend her to my family and friends.
January 17, 2013
Turn back the clock
Melissa is awesome. She is so passionate about what she does. She truly loves her work. I have sensitive skin and her knowledge and customizing of product is just what I need. My skin continues to improve. It looks healthier and younger than it has in years! I feel lucky to have found her.
October 17, 2012
I am hooked!
I have been a client of Melissa's for a few months now and I am hooked! I'm the kind of girl that really does my homework before I try someone new. I found her as I was looking for semi-permanent individual eyelash extensions in my area. I had been traveling to downtown Chicago for my eyelashes and was looking for someone closer to home. I cannot say enough great things about her and her services! She is so genuinely kind and accommodating. And I love my lashes!!! She takes her time and does not stop until she feels they are perfect. I get compliments on them all the time. She is also working with me now to improve my skin. And within the last couple of weeks, I have seen my skin transform. I cannot remember the last time it looked and felt like this. It is a great feeling. She is great with working with all different skin types. I highly recommend her to everyone. I'm so glad I found her! You will not be disappointed!
October 15, 2012
Happy! That's the best word I can use to describe how I feel about my face after meeting Melissa. I have oily skin and larger pores around my nose that have been driving me crazy for years! During my first visit Melissa took the time to ask me about my skin and as she did my first treatment she talked me through the entire process. I just had my second visit and can already see the results from the service and products she introduced me to. Thanks Melissa, I'm just happy!!!
August 15, 2012
I had large pores that had driven me crazy for years. I attempted several times to resolve this at other local salons, and had the worst experiences. It always seemed they knew what they were talking about, yet we never resolved the problem. I decided to give beauty another chance and found Melissa on SpaFinder about 2 months ago. I am on my 5th treatment (following my customized correction plan) and absolutely loving the results. Melissa was able to comprehensively analyze my skin and explain it in a way that I knew exactly what the problem was and how we were going to fix it. I have never felt this good about investing in making myself better. I didn't know what was good or bad for my skin, nor did I realize how bad I let it get. Melissa actually took the time to learn about me, my lifestyle, and my skincare needs; and instructed me on how to take care of it. Her prices are well below salon/dermatology costs; however she is worth a million bucks in my eyes. I don't feel intimidated, or left in the dark at all. She is always such a joy to be around and I feel like I can escape the world when I'm there. I feel lucky to have found such great service and will never go anywhere else. Thank you Melissa! See you soon!
August 13, 2012
knowledgeable, relaxing service
I met Melissa about a year ago and have not seen anyone else for my skin. My friend introduced me to her at a spa party and I immediately was a follower. Melissa has a broad background of experience and expertise and takes the more clinical side of "diagnosing" your skin issues and I love this. She tells you everything she is doing and why. In addition, she makes each treatment so relaxing! She will never follow a canned treatment plan for you no matter your skin type. Each treatment she has done on me is different; and she always tells me why. This knowledge helps me to take better care of my skin between appointments. My skin has never looked better since I started seeing Melissa and I get many compliments. Her products are great too. She is not pushy whatsoever for you to buys them. But believe me, after you have a treatment from Melissa, you will want to use the products because your skin will look A.Maze.Ing.
July 29, 2012
I couldnt be more happy with my results! Within 1 week, my face was clear! I bought the moisturizer, toner, and cleanser from Melissa and they work so well. Melissa is one of the nicest people you will ever meet!. She makes you feel so relaxed and she informs you on everything she is doing. I really recommend coming here if you need a facial. It comes with a complimentary mini massage! Overall, this is the place to go. I was looking for the right place for awhile. Im glad I found Melissa!
April 18, 2012
Twice the Service at Half the Price
Melissa is truly a wonderful aesthetician and I would never trust my face to anyone else! She is knowledgeable and caring and she has been working hard to help me with millia and rosacea. People now tell me that I look so good. And her prices are so much less than a spa- you seriously get twice the service at half the price. She is terrific.
September 9, 2011
You can't go wrong with Melissa
I feel very lucky to have found Melissa. She has great knowledge and experience and I wouldn't trust anyone else! I always appreciate her honesty and insight with whatever questions I ask her. Plus there is the added benefit of a personalized spa experience and convenience of an in home treatment. I have just booked her for a spa party and my girlfriends and I are really looking forward to it! I would highly recommend her!
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