"UNDER MY SKIN... WHEN YOU MEET SOMEONE AND YOU'RE DRAWN TO THEM.
YOU CAN'T STOP THINKING ABOUT THEM EVEN WHEN YOU DON'T KNOW THEM.
SOMETHING ABOUT THEM JUST SPARKS SOMETHING DOWN DEEP. THEY FASCINATE YOU."
We speak with Carole Nicolas, co-owner of LABO spa, day beauty spa in the heart of Zurich, about pursuing dreams and doing what you love.
Give us the skinny on the secrets of your success?
I’ve been working in this industry since forever. Sports, health and well-being have always fascinated me. In 1993 I opened my first health center on the island of Mauritius. After travelling through the USA and visiting loads of Day Spas - as a spa junkie - I realized that there isn’t anything similar in Zurich, where you can go and relax between work. That’s when I decided, together with my best friend Carine Langenskiold, to fill this gap and open the first day spa in Zurich. Our idea and the reason why we’ve been successful for twelve years is that we created the LABO Spa based on our personal needs and expectations. And what happened was that the customers can find everything they need and leave the Spa with a great feeling of this unique experience as if they were a few hours on vacation.
My days are always fully booked. I start every morning with drinking water, exercise and a healthy breakfast. Then I spend my day at the office. There are always plenty of things to do at the Spa between the operational and the conceptual development. It really never gets boring, every day is different – that is why I love my job! After work I love to meet my friends, most of the time we meet for dinner or cook together and enjoy a glass of wine. This is my kind of quality time.
I always tell my clients that they should allocate more time for cleansing: turn it into a ritual, enjoy cleansing your face and treat yourself with a mask from time to time. Furthermore, before all the fancy products, there has to be a good nutrition and a lot of sleep. If you eat right and get enough sleep, you will be rewarded with a beautiful complexion and a glowing skin.
I have four go-to products from Swiss line that I’ve been using religiously for almost 15 years. In the evening I use the Cell Shock Facial Boosting Essence and the Cell Shock Total-Lift Overnight Cream. It truly works its magic during the night so that I feel fresh and plump in the morning.
For the day I love to use the Force Vitale Aqua-Vitale Lifting Moisturizer and the Force Vitale Aqua-Vitale Corrective Eye Moisturizer.
The most important thing is to consult an expert to receive the best skincare regimen that suits your skin type.
>> Find out more about Labo Spa and book a visit at: www.labospa.ch