Friday Fabü

25 Jul
Photo: Wes Naman

Photo: Wes Naman

Organic and natural skin care? Why, Yes!

It’s been far too long since we talked skin care. Let’s change that right now, shall we?

Open the door to the space on the corner west of Jubilation Wine and Spirits, and your psyche exhales. This is Yes Organic Boutique and Spa (3420 Lomas NE, 602.295.2278,, a luxe-yet-unassuming skin care oasis that exudes comfort and calm. And the scent of this place… indescribable… I strongly suspect this is what heaven smells like.

Yes is the brainchild of owner Indigo Verton. With cascading blonde curls, gorgeous eyes and sparkling personality, Verton is reminiscent of a younger Carol Kane. She has lived organically since childhood, growing up on a remote ranch in northern California, where her family raised all their own food.

An aesthetician of ten years, Verton and her family moved to Albuquerque two years ago for her archeologist husband’s job (“He’s gotta dig where the digging’s good,” she quips). As she searched the city for organic and natural beauty products for herself, she was often unsatisfied—this was the impetus for Yes.

“I decided to open my own place where I could offer a completely organic facial and provide 100 percent natural products that my clients could customize for themselves according to their needs and preferences,” she says.

She succeeded with flying colors. Yes is an absolute delight, providing premier organic products and services with VIP service and sincere appreciation.

First, the products: They carry the illustrious Hungarian organic and eco-friendly skin care line, Éminence. Widely revered among celebs and top beauty editors, Éminence plants a tree for every product sold. You’ll also find locally hand-crafted artisanal lines of natural beauty products and spray perfumes in the Yes boutique. Shaving kits, herbs, eye pillows, organic teas, heirloom cacao, aromatherapy, personalized gift baskets and more—Yes has it all.

If that’s not enough, Yes is also an organic beauty apothecary. They distill their own essential oils and hydrosols in-house and mix custom perfumes and beauty products using all organic and wild-crafted natural ingredients. Their smart staff of aestheticians, cosmetologists and herbologists will mix a personal blend for you or guide you through mixing your own bath and body creations, including balms, oils, salts, body butter and more.

Click here to read the rest of the column and learn more about my fab adventure at Yes…

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