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Tiny cottage near UA campus is hidden gem for skincare

Brittany Almeroth sits in front of her shop Daydream Skincare, which offers an acne treatment program and other skincare services that have also earned her 15,000 Instagram followers in one year. (Payton Rutkowski, El Inde Arizona)

Some customers call Daydream Skincare Cottage a “hidden dream” where you can receive top-grade skincare treatment and a beyond enchanting experience. 

Daydream is housed in a 100-year-old cottage on Sixth Avenue, which is three blocks from the University of Arizona campus.

In the 800-square-foot cottage, owner Brittany Almeroth has established a client base of 20 to 30 patients who actively participate in her acne treatment program

On top of her current patients, Almeroth also has an Instagram following of about 15,000 people since she opened her business. 

From the cottage, which resembles a fairy-like setting with bright pastels, calming plants and homey furniture, Almeroth and her skincare professionals aim to “provide really good skincare you see results from, that’s clinical grade skincare,” Almeroth said.

Clinical grade skincare means that it is stronger than over-the-counter treatments; it’s equivalent to the kind of treatment you get from a doctor or licensed skincare professional. 

“While dermatologists are amazing and great resources, they don’t know much about actual skincare,” Almeroth said. “Their primary focus is medications, treatments and surgeries. But these products we have are approved by dermatologists overall.” 

A notable product that is currently being used in the acne treatment program includes Face Reality, a strong and efficient skincare brand that is used in upscale spas like Med Spa Scottsdale. 

“Products like Face Reality, Skin Script and PCA Skin are all clinical grade products, ensuring improvement and nourishment of the skin,” said Melanie Brooks, Med Spa’s manager and coordinator of MD Beauty Club in Scottsdale.

The acne program at Daydream uses those products and doesn’t charge the hundreds of dollars some dermatologists will charge. 

“We’ve made the decision to do it at about cost,” Almeroth said.

“If you stick with the program it’s a 90% success rate,” she added. “Just give me three months.”

Daydream also provides chakra balancing facials, dermaplaning, peels and overall relaxation for the benefit of healthy and vibrant looking skin. 

*El Inde Arizona is a news service of the University of Arizona School of Journalism.

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