Who to know
When I showed up for a SkinCeutical’s facial at Body Works West, I was not expecting my therapist to have supermodel looks. But then it turns out that Naturopathic doctor Nigma Talib is a bit special, and does a lot more than just make her male and female clients skin glow.
The drop dead beauty explained, “The key is to find the root of the cause and not just treat the topical symptoms. If someone’s skin isn’t great then I look at all the contributing factors, internally as well as externally and run the appropriate tests.”
I was there specifically for a facial, which was truly excellent (a combination of medical diamond microdermabrasion, red LED light therapy which is often used by NASA and atheletes to heal injuries, a collagen mask with hyaluronic acid, all finished off with SkinCeutical products – a vitamin C firming mask, phytocorrective serum and phloretin). My skin was squeaky clean and so very soft. But during the facial I had an ‘ailment corner’ session with Nigma. I told her about all the areas where I feel that my body is underperforming and have booked in for a follow up, which will include acupuncture and various tests for my ‘could do better’ health.
There’s a reason why Nigma has a cult following in her homeland of Canada. And since she moved to London four years ago, momentum has been gathering. So my advice is this; book in now and catch Nigma while you can… before ‘her shit blows up’, as they say in Hollywood.
by Vanity Fair