By Pam Pollan
Jennifer Cudmore has been a nurse for 30 years. In 2013, she decided she wanted to add something to her nursing license and since her favorite thing was to get a facial, she decided to combine nursing and aesthetics.
She got her aesthetician training at SpaTech Institute in Westborough, got her aesthetician’s license, worked for a spa in Worcester for three years, then worked out of her Princeton home for a year before opening JC Aesthetics at 206 Worcester Rd. , Post Office Squarein Princeton In Jan of 2021.
She offers a wide array of facials including Dermatude, micro needling, Microdermabrasion, LED, Microcurrent, Lymphatic drainage, Synergistic tria wave, echo 2 oxygen facials and others. She also offers facial waxing, brow and lash tinting.
“People need to understand how important it is to take care of their skin, “she said, adding that it is the body’s largest organ.
She sees both men and women, people of all ages from teens with acne to people in their 80’s.
“I like to work people’s budgets and their choices. Some people are concerned with ingredients. They want a clean line, ingredients-wise, more organic without the chemicals, ”she said.
She offers organic, clean line up to prescription strength skin care in the studio.
Her main line is a medical line. Cudmore has to work under a physician to carry it. , she said.
“It’s a very scientifically proven product, used at Massachusetts General Hospital, plastic and burn centers like Shriner’s in Boston and Tufts in their Plastics Dept,” she added.
Being the owner of a skin care business is very different from being an employee at a spa, she said.
“When you go to a typical spa for a facial, they (the employees) are given a certain amount that I take my time. The difference with me is that I allow myself that time for that facial. I am there to try to help them (her clients) with their problem,” she said.
If she has to spend an hour with someone cleaning out their pores, that’s what she going to do, she explained.
“ I’m not going to cut corners, offer a fluffy facial, although my facials are very relaxing.”
Another thing that sets her apart is that she offers lymphatic drainage with every facial, she said.
“It’s a type of massage that encourages natural discharge of the lymph, which carries waste products away from the tissues. I do that with every facial,” she said.
With Dermatude micro needling, the skin is tricked into thinking it has a microinjury and produce collagen and elastin, she said.
“It’s a protein that helps resume the shape and elasticity of your facial skin, she explained. This thru elasticity tones the muscles in your face.”
Cudmore said that people also love her glycolic peels.
“They help with fine lines, pigmentation and acne. It’s like a chemical exfoliation,” she said.
With a microcurrent facial, Cudmore explained, tiny electrical currents, exercise the muscles in the face, to increase muscle tone.
Her Echo 2 oxygen facials, use an oxygen machine to push vitamins and minerals into the skin, she said.
“It’s a great treatment if you have an event to go the next day. It really gives you that glow,” Cudmore said.
Cudmore recommends continuing to exfoliate and moisture during the cold, dry weather.
She has recently added an acupuncturist, Betsy Burbank, who is also a medical doctor.
“Acupuncture can help with overall well-being, pain, anxiety and all sorts of things,“ Cudmore said. Burbank is available on Mondays by appointment.
Originally from Glen Falls, NY in the Adirondack Mountains, Cudmore has been a resident of Princeton for 27 years.
“I love that we are a tight-knit community. It’s a beautiful rural place to live, raise a family and work,” she said.
To learn more visit www.jcaestheticsprinceton.com/services or call JC Aesthetics at 978-870-6107.