Radiant healthy glowing skin and relaxation are central to the ideology of Savvy Skin Spa. All facials include a deep cleansing, custom enzyme or exfoliation, extractions if needed, a soothing neck & shoulder massage, and finished with a skin treatment serum and application of moisturizer, eye treatment, and sunscreen.

This award winning boutique-style skin care studio is located in beautiful Del Mar. The quaint setting ensures that each of our clients feels special, cared for, and receives individualized attention.

Men & women of all shapes, sizes, ethnicities, and ages love knowing they can come to Savvy Skin Spa to address their skin care concerns from acne, pigmentation, sun & environmental damage, fine lines & wrinkles, to preventative care for those without problematic skin. We only use the best clinical-grade and natural ingredients, many of our products are paraben, gluten, and sulfate-free,and are also vegan-friendly.

The results we accomplish for our clients for our clients speak for themselves.  Our main focus is on high performance and rapid results.  We enjoy the challenge of continuously striving for improvement and perfection with the most up to date theories and practices of advanced skincare.  Whether its with the latest technology, applied advanced education skills, high-performance skincare products, or doing what Nicole has instilled in her spa – combining all three to reach the desired result – we are ready for the challenge.

As the owner of Savvy Skin Spa, I personally invite you to come start your transformation. We find nothing but happiness in knowing that we have helped our clients achieve their personal skin care goals.


Meet our therapists…


Nicole Minder, Licensed Aesthetician, and Owner of Savvy Skin

nicole-minder-del-mar-estheticianNicole is known to some as the skin guru.  As an industry leader, with over 15 years experience, she is always using her innovative spirit and using the newest technologies to create cutting-edge, high performance, and rapid result driven facials.  Her revolutionary approach to skin care blends traditional aesthetics, holistic alternatives, and nursing to create a unique transformation for each client.  Her background in medical esthetics ignited in 2000 when she was a Patient Coordinator and Aesthetician for some of the top plastic surgeons in the La Jolla area.  However, she found her true passion for corrective (skin) care through facials and massage while attending nursing school in 2007 and transitioned from the plastic surgeons’ offices to a day spa.  Combining her medical background with a holistic approach, along with a sincere passion for her craft, Nicole has been able to guide and maintain her clients’ devotion to self-care in all its forms.  Nothing makes her feel more honored as a certified Acne Specialist and leader within the Anti-Aging skincare than the transformations she facilitates and the gratitude she receives from every one of her clients.  She is a true gem within the field of aesthetics and strives to give you the results you want in as little time as possible.

Amithy Barbera, Licensed Massage Therapist

Amithy 1Specializing in Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, and Pregnancy massage therapy, Amithy’s healing touch is sure to release any hidden toxins within the muscles.  Amithy believes that theory and praxis are inseparable and her touch is guided by how the human body operates.  Her background in sports massage for professional athletes in San Diego combined with her conviction to continuously modify her methods every couple of years, renders physical healing and prevents future damage to one’s mind, body, and spirit.  Her massage truly is physical therapy, she has helped heal built up scar tissue and facilitate recovery from injuries throughout the entire body. A master instructor of massage therapy at a local college, Amithy’s skill is one that cannot be replaced or compared.  She is in the spa on Fridays and Sundays.