Refresh Skin Lab

I am incredibly fortunate to have found my true passion of helping people transform their skin, achieve skin goals, all while finding peace and relaxation

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Refresh Skin Lab Newsletter

Baby Kenzo is here!

Hello World! Meet Kenzo Gray Johnson! Arrived 3 weeks early but that's ok, he's tough and loves to eat, so he's growing quickly. Rodd and I are madly in love with this little guy. He has truly stolen our hearts.

January 14th, 2021 6:56 am
5 lbs 5 oz
19.5 inches

For more updates, skincare tips (and probably a few Kenzo pics) don’t forget to follow me on Instagram and Facebook at Refresh Skin Lab. If you haven’t already, I would GREATLY appreciate it if you could leave a review of my services on Google, Yelp and Facebook.

While on maternity leave, I am happy to refer you to Katie Jo (720) 490-8595 at KJG Esthetics for waxing and facial services. She's an incredibly talented Esthetician and resides in the same hallway as I did at Urban Luxury Salons.

Since I don't plan to renew my lease at ULS, I will be in touch with a new location as my return date nears. Feel free to reach out anytime should you need skincare products shipped directly to your home or just want to say hello.

Thank you for your continued support. I wouldn’t be able to do what I love without you!

Much Love and Gratitude,
Kristen Johnson
(303) 946-5588
[email protected]

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Time is running out! I’ll be back though 🙌🏽 (text me if you need a referral in the interim)

After a thorough skin analysis and a discussion about your personal skin care goals, together we will determine the best 2 peels for you and your skin type. I’ve seen amazing results from back to back treatments! #chemicalpeels are meant to improve acne, anti-aging, sun damage, scarring with an overall brightening affect. These peels do not require any downtime so you can continue your daily routines.

✨Stay out of direct sunlight for three days minimum

✨Please, no current Accutane users

✨Don’t let the name scare you, chemical peels are made of 🌱 #botanical 🌱ingredients

Fall is a great time to start deep exfoliating treatments.

Let’s start with #tipsandtricks for using #retinol #retinoids and #retina

🍁🍂DID SOMEBODY SAY FALL?🍂🍁 Someone get excited about pumpkin spice lattes… I get excited for PEEL SZN (and leaf peepin) #chemicalpeelseason

N A T I O N A L• D O G• D A Y This is Theo! I adopted him January 2009, so that makes him approximately 12. The last pic was taken when I first got him. He’s quirky, loves kids and is the apple of my eye
#adoptdontshop @ Welton Room

Step into my office. Snoring during facials is not only acceptable... It is encouraged 😴

📚Skin School now in session📚 Comment below or DM any skincare questions you might have

Extractions after my Pore Eliminator Mask and a Microdermabrasion 🙌SO🙌SATISFYING🙌

The moment we've all been waiting for...

Facials Are Back

Hello Clients!

That's right! Facials are back and I can't tell you how excited I am! I've missed everything about skincare and all that it has to offer. From helping you transform your skin to providing much needed relaxation in your day (oh and let's not forget extractions). So cut the lights, cue the spa music and climb into comfy bedding (snoring is not only permitted, it's encouraged).

What we are doing to keep you safe at Refresh Skin Lab/ Urban Luxury Salons

• Common areas and studios have been “fog’ sanitized and we will continue to do so twice a week
• Our exhaust system completely replaces the air in the salon 10 times per hour
• Limited Staff and Guests
• All employees wear masks and gloves (washing hands between services and throughout the day)
• Additional time scheduled to fully disinfect and sanitize between clients
• Medical grade disinfecting throughout the day in common areas, door handles etc

What I am asking of you:

• Please wait outside or in your car for your appointment, text me at 303-946-5588 to notify me of your arrival and I will text you back when ready. Once cleared to enter, feel free to come straight to my suite (last row, last suite on the left)
• You will be asked to sanitize your hands upon arrival
• A Covid specific form must be filled out and temperature may be taken
• Please only bring necessary items with you. Less is more.
• No food or beverage will be allowed (if necessary, water bottles are the exception). We will not have beverage service available
• PLEASE try to avoid credit card and cash payments. Contact-less payments are the best and safest way to pay for your services (Venmo @kristenapples under Kristen Johnson, Zelle, Paypal or checks.
• All clients and staff must wear a mask. If you forget a mask, I have them available for $5
• Do not bring anyone with you (this includes children)
• PLEASE do not come in if you have any type of illness, cough, fever, loss of smell and/or taste within 5 days and/or been exposed to anyone with covid-19 in the last 14 days

Thank you all for your continued support. It means the world to me.

See you soon!

Much Love and Gratitude,
Kristen Johnson / Refresh Skin Lab

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Mask acne is new, it is here and it is real. Swipe ——-> for #tipsandtricks. Please remember to NEVER touch or pick blemishes, you will only make it worse
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I'm Open! (well, kinda)

Attention WAXING & TINTING Clients

Hello Everyone!

Now accepting waxing and tinting appointments ONLY! Facials are still not allowed at this time : (

Schedule is limited so make your appointment soon. I will email you a Covid form to sign, must complete before your service, you are welcome to E-Sign it or bring it with you.

What we are doing to keep you safe at Refresh Skin Lab/ Urban Luxury Salons :

• Common areas and studios have been “fog’ sanitized and we will continue to do so twice a week
• Our exhaust system completely replaces the air in the salon 10 times per hour
• Limited Staff and Guests
• We will all wear Masks and gloves (washing hands in-between services and throughout the day)
• Additional time to fully disinfect and sanitize between clients

What I am asking of you:

• Please wait in your car until I text you as there will not be a waiting area available
• Preferably no beverages (but I’m flexible). We will not have beverage service available
• Please do not bring anything other than phone, wallet, or small purse
• Contactless payments only (Venmo, Zelle, Paypal, cash or checks. No credit or gift cards at this time)
• If you forget a mask, I have them available for $5
• I will provide gloves $1, OR sanitizer (mandatory)
• Do not bring anyone with you (this includes children)
• Covid 19 form must be completed before services
Thank you all for your continued support. It means the world to me.

Kristen Johnson / Refresh Skin Lab

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👉🏽This is #milia and it’s very common. Looks like a whitehead but it’s not. Do not try to extract. You can’t. If you force it out you could scar, bleed or cause an infection. Why? It doesn’t have a pore to so allow me to do the honors by creating an exit for you (heals up in a couple days). It will pop right out with ease and it looks like a tiny pearl


👆🏽What is it? A build up of calcium and keratin. Most common around the eyes, cheeks and forehead. Also known as baby acne. 50% of infants are born with this but because they are growing so rapidly, it absorbs within weeks. However it can take up to a year to absorb as an adult


☝🏽The cause? Technically unknown, however there are a few theories I’ve personally found to be true. Internally: Excess of dairy in your diet and/or the inability to digest it. Genetics. Externally: Lack of exfoliation (cell buildup). Oily or heavy cream moisturizers, oily makeup remover


🤜🏽 How to treat? Allow me to extract. Cut out or cut back on dairy. Exfoliate with a retinoid, glycolic acid and/or get a chemical peel and follow up with a facial/extractions with in a week or two. Avoid thick creams or oil based moisturizers (squalene is ok). No oily makeup remover.


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A Quick Update from Refresh Skin Lab


I hope this finds you and your family happy, healthy and well! Sending you lots of LOVE during these trying times

At this time, I do not have a re-opening date, but hoping and praying it will be soon. Once Mayor Hancock lifts the restriction of offering facials I will re-open and it will be one of the best days EVER. Sadly, I feel I have fallen into a grey area in the Salon and Spa Industry, a purgatory if you will, where everyone in my Industry can offer at least 80% of their services except for those, like myself, that mostly do skincare (facials)

As soon as I know more I will reach out immediately. In the meantime, if you don't already, please follow me on Facebook and Instagram under Refresh Skin Lab for announcements, specials and skincare tips.

Friendly reminder, I can ship products directly to your home and loved ones. Thank you to those that have placed orders, it's helped me stay afloat and given me something to do

Haven’t mailed Mom her Mothers Day gift yet? What Mom wouldn’t love skincare from Sanitas or Color Up Therapeutics delivered to their door?! Or a gift card?! (see link at the bottom)

Step 1: Text or email me your order or questions about what to order

Step:2 Venmo or Zelle me payment (Don’t have either? We can make an arrangement)

Step 3: Give me the address. That’s it! Easy peasy

I miss you all. Thank you for your patience and continued support. Reach out anytime!

Hope to see you very soon,
Kristen Johnson
Refresh Skin Lab
C: 303.946.5588
[email protected]

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I’m working hard behind the scenes to keep you all safe. Can’t wait to see everyone! I miss each and every you 🧡 @ WashPark

Refresh Skin Lab Newsletter

Be Safe. Be Healthy. Be Well.

Hello Valued Clients,

I hope you and your families are safe, healthy and well. Like so many of you and as a small business owner, I am concerned about the ever-changing situation and uncertainty surrounding Coronavirus. My goal is to stay connected and support you in any way I can - accessing helpful resources, sharing self-care, skin care tips and offering a listening ear. I am here for you. Please reach out at any time.

To those who are out of work, please let me know if there is any way I can help. I’m in contact with many clients in a wide range of occupations that can assist in a variety of ways. To everyone who has the means, I encourage you to support local small businesses both now and when we’re allowed to re-open.

Per Governor Polis’ stay at home order, Refresh Skin Lab is restricted from client contact until at least April 30. I appreciate everyone who has reached out to ask how to support me and my business over the last few weeks. I know better than anyone that your skin care needs don’t take any days off, and those needs might be different today than they were a month ago. For example, how are your hands holding up with so much hand washing?

Below are five ways you can support Refresh Skin Lab, rejuvenate your home skin care routine and save some cash.


1. Stock up and save! I am offering FREE shipping and FREE samples until the end of April for both locally owned Sanitas Skincare and ColorUp Therapeutics (a CBD based skincare line). If you spend $150 or more you will receive the following complimentary products:

Sanitas: Healing Hand Cream (Retails $19)
ColorUp Theraputics: CDB Salve and Chapstick (Retails $24)

Unsure what to purchase? Need pricing info? Text or call me for a free consultation.

2. Mask up! Masks have never been more popular or appreciated! Don’t leave the house without one and add a weekly facial mask treatment to your home skin care regimen (Retails: $33-$38)

• Add a mask to brighten, exfoliate, treat breakouts, hydrate & plump fine lines
• Add a retinol to even out skin tone or treat acne
• Add a scrub to refresh dull skin

3. Talk to the hand. Buy two get one free Sanitas Hand Cream. Great gifts for the Front-Line workers in our lives. Can you believe Mother's Day is in a month? Keep that in mind as well because a lot of Moms are working overtime these days (Retails: $19)

4. 10% Off Solar Block/Sunscreen The sunshine is here (Retails $35)

5.10% Off Skin Kits conveniently and efficiently in travel bags from both Sanitas and ColorUp Therapeutics. Try out products based on your specific skin type without committing to the large bottles and make traveling a cinch! (Retails $45-$70)

Finally, make sure to book your next appointment as the schedule will fill up fast. Currently, I plan to re-open on May 1 so please book as soon as you can. Thank you for your continued support.

I miss you all and look forward to seeing you all very soon.

Kristen Johnson
[email protected]

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What’s your skin type? Unsure? Text me! @sanitas_skincare offers 5 kits for every skin type ($70) Text me your order for




⚡️Makes traveling w/ skincare a freakin breeze
⚡️Try products w/o committing to large size bottles
⚡️Your entire routine simplified

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A Time Of Reflection

As of Thursday March 19th Refresh Skin Lab temporarily closed its doors until April 30th. All appointments can be rescheduled starting May 1st per the CO Dept of Health.

As I take time to reflect, first and foremost, I want to thank you for your business and continued support. Although it’s tough to hit the pause button on something I love doing, and I am definitely going to miss your faces. I also understand that we need to stay safe. I encourage you to embrace the silver lining by taking advantage of the forced chill mode (something I’m sure we could all use).

To those that have kindly reached out to ask what they can do and how they can show their support, here are a few ideas:

-Maybe write that Google review you’ve been meaning to write about your love for Refresh Skin Lab?

-Book your appointment now starting Friday May 1st

-Order skincare... I can ship your skincare products to your home directly from Sanitas and ColorUp Skincare

-Purchase gift cards for you and loved ones (available online)

-Stay Social! Like my posts and comment on Instagram and Facebook at REFRESH SKIN LAB

-Support as many small businesses as you can

Please do not hesitate to reach out. Your support means the world to me.

May brings a new beginning and that deserves a moment to treat yourself. Book your next appointment today. Stay safe, be well and I look forward to seeing you soon!

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[03/21/20]   Kristen Applequist Johnson

Timeline Photos

✨EXTRACTIONS✨Trouble with clogged pores? Prepping the skin is crucial before #extractions (and not everyone has my bag of tricks)

🗣 Have I mentioned I love #extractions ??!

Just BROWsing? Peep this natural look with a soft arch. Not everyone wants a bold brow BUT let’s at least clean em up #naturaleyelift

Refresh Skin Lab: Winter Special

Winter Special

Hello Valued Clients!

Winter is certainly here and so is chemical peel season! However, time is running out... this is the best time of year to exfoliate your skin without having to worry about sun damage.

Refresh Skin Labs' WINTER special: Book a chemical peel (1st appointment) and follow up facial (2nd appointment) and receive FREE skincare products (Cleanser, Moisturizer, Serum and Moisture Mist) Valued at $75. Cost:$170 Thats a Savings of $95!

Have questions? Feel free to email or call me for a consultation to determine your needs. MUST USE BOTH SERVICES BY 3/31/2020.

What You Should Know Before Getting a Chemical Peel:

Chemical peels are used to treat wrinkles, skin discoloration and acne. A chemical peel is a skin-resurfacing treatment in which a botanical solution of Alpha and Beta Hydroxy Acids are applied to the skin to remove the outermost layer of dead, dehydrated skin cells. The skin that grows back after a chemical peel is smoother, brighter and younger looking.

Thank you for your continued support and I hope to see you soon!

Kristen Johnson

Refresh Skin Lab

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