Between her studios in Dallas and New York, and her roster of global clients that bring her all over the world, esthetician Joanna Czech is practically always on a plane. Her hands have worked with some of the most famous faces in the world, including Jennifer Aniston, Cate Blanchett, Kate Winslet, Christy Turlington Burns, Kim Kardashian, Mandy Moore, Carrie Mulligan, Michelle Williams and Rooney Mara, to name a few. Czech is known for blending cutting edge technology with classic techniques, which started with her training in Poland. Each of her treatments is completely customized and incorporates everything from LED to ultrasound, microcurrents, cryotherapy and manual massage to get the best results.
As one of the most sought out skincare experts, Czech knows what constant travel means for her complexion. That’s why her first foray into her own eponymous skincare brand is The Kit, a set of seven essentials tucked into a chic case that will pamper your skin whether you’re traveling by plane, train or car—or staying home. No matter the destination, The Kit has everything needed to nourish skin, for every skin type. “Whenever my clients travel, and as a matter of living in the United States, you can experience four seasons within the same moment, depending on where you go,” Czech says. “If you are going to India and then climbing Mount Everest, this will address each individual's skin; no two conditions are the same.”
The Kit adheres to Czech’s skincare philosophy: Respect, support, protect. Instead of quick fixes, she believes beautiful skin is about long-term care and a healthy lifestyle. “Twenty-five percent of the immune system is within our skin; that’s why it's super important to take care of it and the whole body,” she says. “Your lifestyle is where it all begins. You need to eat mindfully, have enough rest and some movement. It’s very important for your brain, your body and your skin. A balanced diet is where we can bring health and glow for the skin. It starts from within no matter what.”
It took two years to develop The Kit, which Czech funneled her 35 years of experience as an esthetician into. The Kit includes The Toner, which is designed to hydrate and balance the pH of the skin with plant-derived moisturizers, multiple forms of hyaluronic acids, vitamin C, sea chamomile and a mineral complex. The C+ Serum moisturizes, brightens and strengthens skin with vitamins C and E, squalane, sea algae, and marula, babassu and hempseed oils. The Soothing Serum calms and restores with hyaluronic acids, polysaccharides, pepper berry and licorice root extracts, bio-ceramide complex and niacinamide. The Balm is a rich moisturizer that protects the natural skin barrier, tones and restores with reetha fruit and tara shrub seeds, raspberry seed oil, vitamin E, ceramides and shea butter. The Cream strengthens, hydrates and restores with ceramides, hyaluronic acid, bioactive peptides, raspberry seed oil, vitamin E, sponge gourd seed extract and tetrapeptides. The Face Wipes are biodegradable and gently cleanse the face and body while on-the-go, with hyaluronic acid, lactic acid, and rosemary, chamomile and echinacea extracts to soothe skin. The Face Mask is a deeply hydrating bio-cellulose mask that taps hyaluronic acid, sunflower seed oil, coconut oil, red marine algae, bentonite clay and vitamin E.