Fly over to Jet Set, a Fenway wellness space where owners Erica Kirkwood and George Logakis stock the shelves with nontoxic skin care products such as Among the Flowers’ body oils and Aster & Bay’s turmeric-packed facial grain. The small-batch brand collects herbs from the Scottish coast to make “one of my go-tos for exfoliating,” Kirkwood says. But the plant-based bronzers, salt scrubs and natural deodorants simply scratch the surface.
FANTASTIC FOUR: Jet Set offers four different facials in four velvet chairs.
After a soft opening in May, the couple is ready to debut Jet Set’s Mask Bar, which brings the typical one-one-one facial out into the bubbly pink and banana-leafed retail area for a social-filled hour. Beginning in October, friends settle into four sleek velvet chairs, where an esthetician begins the guided DIY appointment by offering a cleanser and recommending one of four signature masks—perhaps New Moon for acne-prone skin and Indian Sunset if you’re looking to get your glow on. You can add ingredients like rose water, lemon juice, aloe vera and apple cider vinegar before applying the customized mixture using a facial brush. The mask ($40) is removed after 10 minutes with a hot towel and essential oils, then an in-house serum is applied with a jade roller—you can even be extra with $5 add-ons like an under-eye treatment or lip scrub.
Brighten things up with Tropical Rainstorm (top right), a great option for mature skin with its blue-green algae—which contains anti-aging powerhouses like vitamin E and selenium—plus kelp powder to boost collagen and dead sea clay to absorb excess oil. Got sensitive skin? Looking to reduce inflammation? Opt for Pink Dragon (bottom left). The high-fat content of coconut milk powder leaves skin feeling soft, while white kaolin clay stimulates circulation and antioxidant-rich pink pitaya soothes and hydrates..
There’s other ways to put in face time at Jet Set, too. Kirkwood and Logakis have gone all-in on creating a full wellness experience, hosting everything from outdoor yoga sessions on the Comm. Ave. Mall to calligraphy workshops and book clubs. Even if they’re bringing in a bridal designer or popping up at the Verb Hotel for a pool party, the happenings always include a discussion about self-care. “That’s a very important component of our events, just talking about how do you take care of yourself,” Kirkwood says. “Especially in the city. We’re constantly busy. People are working more now than ever, and it’s important to take time for yourself.”
Jet Set 468 Comm. Ave., Boston jetsetco.com
UPDATE: Jet Set opens Tuesday, Oct. 9.