about me


Kate Barona - Dermalogica Expert Esthetician

I have always been the kind of person that wants to be thoughtful and discerning when making decisions. I have always been more than willing to put the time and energy into learning all that I can so that I can make an informed and educated choice in every facet of my life.

I began working full time when I was 15 years old and have always been hard worker. I have a strong work ethic and a diverse set of skills that help me to be successful in many areas. I have an advanced education in social work and am fascinated by human behavior and the power of love, truth and transparency. I am passionate about helping others and have many experiences that have broadened my scope of practice to include education, communication, interpersonal and personal relationship management, parenting and conflict-resolution just to name a few.

I love to do skin care because I get to connect with women and help them with skin care and beyond. I see my clients as friends and cherish the beauty in each and every one of them. It is my hope that you will feel beautiful and nurtured after each session.

my philosophies in life are:


I believe in providing the kind of service to my clients that I myself would like to have. In this day and age, you have many choices when it comes to finding the right therapist for you and I want to be sure that you know that you are in good hands when you come to me. I want you to know that I have done the legwork so you don’t have to. I believe in good old-fashioned customer service and welcome feedback to help me serve you better.

why i only use


When it came to choosing a skin care line, I had to ask some tough questions of myself. Is it safe? Effective? Supportive? With Dermalogica, the answer to all three was a resounding YES! So I committed to not only use these products exclusively in my treatment room, I also joined their advanced training school to earn my Expert level certification. I completed a series of demanding classes in order to move from one tier to the next. while becoming proficient with an array of specific ingredients, treatments and Dermalogica products.


Dermalogica, is affiliated with the International Dermal Institute which has made extensive research on ingredients and formulations that are derived from natural ingredients. It is the number one choice of skin care professionals and consumers worldwide.


Researched and developed by the International Dermal Institute, Dermalogica products have challenged industry standards for product formula and results since day one. Today, we deliver cutting-edge retail formulas that help clients get their healthiest skin.


Dermalogica educates consumers through their website and supports professionals by partnering with schools across the globe to teach the fundamentals of skin health. Dermalogica also provides post-graduate training to enhance the professional’s expertise in advanced treatments and product recommendations for challenging skin concerns.



I was introduced to Dermalogica in school. It was the skin care line that we used when working with our models as well as what we learned on as it related to product ingredients and how they were used to achieve skin health goals as well as targeted treatments that addressed concerns and challenges that people face throughout the life span. It was very straightforward in teaching the science behind skin structure, function, and ingredients that address issues of concern for all skin types. Dermalogica just does skin care and they do it very well. They’ve been around since the 80’s and their formulas have stood the test of time. They are world renowned and have a strong reputation. I use Dermalogica exclusively and feel so confident in my treatments and product recommendations that I offer a 100% NO QUESTIONS ASKED guarantee. Dermalogica has about 65 different products for every skin type, concern and challenges so figuring out what you need can be a challenge

When I started using Dermalogica, my skin was a mess. I had rough looking skin. My pores were uneven, tone was uneven and wrinkles were beginning to become deeper around the eyes, lips and forehead. I started to experiment with all of the basic products. With regular and consistent use I began to see continual improvement over a period of time which led me to use targeted treatments for my more pressing concerns and challenges with aging. Roughly 6 mo ago, I began using the age smart products to start managing the progression of aging that comes with age. Even though I wasn’t seeing results right away, I stayed with the program. I would not have seen the results that I am seeing today had I gave up any part of my regimen. To be honest, my skin is MUCH tighter and smoother than I have ever seen it in all of my life. Even better than when I was in my 20’s. As of today, my regimen consists of cleanser, exfoliator, toner, serums, moisturizer, day and evening eye creams and lip therapy. I also do professional treatments at least every 6 weeks. These products are not cheap drugstore types nor are they expensive department store skin care lines that are sold along with makeup and perfumes.

Dermalogica Circle Member - Custom Skincare Center