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The Skin Lounge


love a good back story, and when I met Amna Rafiq, the founder and visionary behind The Skin Lounge in Fort Collins, Colorado, I knew hers would be interesting. Amna is a licensed esthetician who specializes in Permanent Makeup, Fibroblast Skin Tightening, and result-driven Facial Treatments. She offers her clients bespoke services and individualized solutions for their unique skincare needs.

Amna licensed esthetician
skincare products with flowers
woman getting facial
Amna’s Background:

The Skin Lounge has been a dream in the making for Amna since her childhood growing up in Pakistan. Amna watched her mom and cousins making homemade skincare concoctions and remedies in the family kitchen, and she was naturally drawn to everything beauty, skincare, and makeup.

Before starting her career in the beauty industry, Amna received an undergraduate degree in Economics and completed a graduate program specializing in Mass Communications at a school in Pakistan. She moved to the US at the age of 23 with her husband, and started out her journey as a makeup artist.

In 2015, Amna started focusing on solely on aesthetic skincare. After working in a medical spa for several years, Amna was driven to open The Skin Lounge in April of 2019. Her experience working in the medical spa taught her the science of cultivating healthy skin, and in her time owning The Skin Lounge she has perfected her craft.

The Skin Lounge has been a dream in the making for Amna since her childhood growing up in Pakistan.

woman holding bowl of skincare products
skincare products with flowers
Amna’s Favorite Services:


Amna personalizes each and every experience at The Skin Lounge, and she only uses the highest quality products and treatments. From medical grade products to high-tech devices, each facial treatment is 100% customizable to the clients individual needs. Amna specializes in examining skin and identifying exactly what each client needs.

Some of the options Amna’s treatments include:

      • advanced exfoliation
      • custom masks and peels
      • microcurrent treatment
      • oxygen therapy
      • dermaplaning
      • LED light therapy
      • microdermabrasion
      • facial reflexology

I recently had the opportunity to get a facial with Amna, and I loved every second of it. She has some exceptional products and incredible tools that aid in the facial experience. My skin felt absolutely amazing after leaving The Skin Lounge, and I plan on going back on a regular basis to maintain the affects.

woman getting facial
woman getting facial
Permanent Makeup:

Amna offers several different permanent makeup procedures including ombre bows (permanent eyebrows), permanent eyeliner, and permanent lip liner and/or color. Permanent makeup can be great for individuals with sensitive skin or allergies, people looking to simplify their morning routine, and for those who would like to achieve a more natural look.

permanent makeup tools
Fibroblast Skin Tightening:

Plasma Fibroblast Skin Tightening is a revolutionary, low risk skin tightening treatment. With a device called the plasma pen, Amna is able to improve skin tone, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and tighten loose skin. This up-and-coming procedure is quickly becoming the new anti-aging standard. Amna is also currently the only provider for Plasma Fibroblast Skin Tightening is Northern Colorado.

Some areas that can be treated with the plasma pen:

      • hooded eyelids
      • under eye puffiness
      • crow’s feet
      • frown lines
      • stretch marks
      • scars
      • and more

As most of you know by now, I am a mom of four. With the blessing of all those kids, also came the blessing of stretch marks. So, earlier this month, I had Amna start working on them. I plan to do a separate post with full details, experience, and results soon. Typically, with this type of service results are seen in 8-12 weeks, so you can expect that post sometime mid-January.

For now, if you are interested in learning more about Plasma Fibroblast Skin Tightening, Amna’s website has a thorough overview of the process and a lot of great detailed information on what to expect.

skin tightening
Holiday Glow Boxes:

This year, Amna launched her first-ever holiday Glow Boxes. They are a hand-picked selection of high-end products, tools, masks, and jewelry. Amna curated each box for a specific type of skin using her industry knowledge and expertise.

This year’s Glow Boxes include:

The Rejuvenating Box:

Features peptide-infused skincare formulations from Le Mieux, TSL Masks, a Jade De-Puffing Face Roller, Harmony Bazaar Silver Earrings, and a 30-minute Skincare & Makeup Session.

holiday earrings
a Jade De-Puffing Face Roller
face masks in package
skincare formulations from Le Mieux
The Hydrating Box:

Features specialized products from Environ, TSL Masks, Jade De-Puffing Face Roller, Harmony Bazaar Earrings, and a 30-minute Skincare & Makeup Session.

a Jade De-Puffing Face Roller
Harmony Bazar Silver Earrings
skincare products from Environ, TSL Masks
The Teen Box:

The perfect skincare essentials starter kit for your favorite teen, featuring products from Le Mieux, TSL, Beauty Counter, and Harmony Bazaar. This also includes a 30-minute Skin & Makeup Session.

eye firming mask
the teen box from skin lounge
skincare products for teens
The Maskne Box:

The perfect skincare essentials for women (and men) battling maskne. This box features specialized products from Le Mieux, TSL, Beauty Counter, and Harmony Bazaar. A 30-minute skin and makeup session is also bundled in with this box.

Overall, Amna is a pleasure to work with. She is extremely kind and one of those people you can tell genuinely has your best interests at heart. She is an incredibly talented esthetician, her products and services are top-notch, and I would highly recommend her.

Thanks for stopping by! 

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