Hannah Sowd Skin Care is a private skin care studio located in the Lower Pacific Heights district of San Francisco. Clients are seen by appointment only however our interactive online skin care boutique is always open to fulfill your skin care needs.
Hannah Sowd Skin Care was born from Hannah’s two decades of diverse experience in the skin care industry. Our goal is to provide the most effective professional skin care treatments paired with home care products and client education for optimal skin health. We believe, with proper knowledge, everyone can feel healthy and comfortable in their skin.
In the studio we skillfully combine targeted therapies like Chemical Peels and Microdermabrasion to correct and prevent conditions such as acne, pigmentation and premature aging. Hannah is the only esthetician in San Francisco certified by Dermaculture to perform the IDerm Deep Skin Ionization treatment.
Our interactive online skin care boutique, Hannah’s Skin Care Closet, offers the convenience of having hand selected products delivered to your front door. Hannah frequently hears the same complaint from her clients; there are too many skin care products on the market, it’s difficult to know what will work for the current condition of their skin.
We present you with a clear, concise collection of skin care products. Each item has been tested in the studio (many of them for years) if Hannah and her clients don’t love it, we don’t offer it in Hannah’s Skin Care Closet.
Every brand we carry must meet our strict criteria by being free of sulfates, parabens and formaldehyde releasing preservatives. We do not carry any skin care products that have been tested on animals. Our goal is to bring you highly effective skin care formulated with your health and the health of our planet in mind.
Hannah Sowd, founder of Hannah Sowd Skin Care, is a licensed esthetician, CA certified massage therapist, author and business consultant.
Since 1996 she has used her varied work history and extensive education to provide results-oriented skin care treatments and therapeutic body work. To meet the needs of her busy clientele, Hannah created an interactive skin care boutique, Hannah’s Skin Care Closet, which blends the personalization of the brick and mortar shopping experience with the convenience of online shopping.
As a teenager, Hannah suffered from hereditary acne and received facials from an esthetician which piqued her interest in skin care. Her skin problems eventually led her to a dermatologist where she noticed a disconnect between the two professions. The dermatologist didn’t approve of the esthetician’s treatments and vice versa but Hannah realized she was getting results from the combination of treatments. What would it be like if they were able to work together? Twenty years later this is finally becoming the norm.
In the late 90’s, Hannah learned a new treatment from Europe that was quickly gaining popularity; microdermabrasion. This marked a major turning point in the skin care industry and Hannah’s career. Microdermabrasion was one of the first effective and affordable treatment options for acne scars and wrinkles. The machine helped bridge the gap between the spa and the dermatologist’s office and remains a popular treatment in the industry as well as on the menu at Hannah Sowd Skin Care.
Hannah’s diverse career includes eight years leading the skin care department at The Spa at The Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles. The fast-paced environment centered around “awards show season” and catered to the Hollywood elite, providing cutting edge, effective, yet relaxing treatments.
When Hannah moved home to Northern California, she accepted a position practicing skin care in a plastic surgery office. The world of plastic surgery wasn’t the best fit so she moved on to build her practice in a dermatology office in downtown San Francisco. Working with a dermatologist was a great learning experience and Hannah enjoyed the four years she spent in the industry.
Owning her own business was her ultimate goal so she opened Hannah Sowd Skin Care in 2012.