The Basics of a Healthy Complexion

The Basics of a Healthy Complexion Basic skin care is important not just for beauty but also for our overall health. The skin is the largest organ of the body and it is the first line of defense our body has against pollution, dirt, weather and other harmful offenders of our environment. For this main reason, we have to keep our skin clean, protected and as healthy as possible. When is comes to beauty, our complexion will show neglect andRead more

Letter From Raya

Dear Client and Friend, My love for and belief in my profession has only grown stronger during the almost 50 years I’ve dedicated and worked in the skin care profession. Every day I experience the joy of witnessing positive changes in my client’s lives and careers, as well as their self-image, largely because of the effects of improved facial and body skin complexion. The gratifying changes our clients experience are the result of many dedicated years in practice. I beganRead more

About Waxing

Depilatory Waxing – Using silky Azulen depilatory wax – Regular waxing promotes lighter hair growth and beautiful, smooth skin. Our hair removal system utilizes an all natural botanical, anti-microbial formula that removes hair quickly, easily, mildly, and reliably. Common Questions and Answers: What is the advantage of waxing over shaving? Shaving stimulates potential hair growth and can strengthen the hair follicle. Shaving also allows the hair to re-grow the next day or in some cases the same day with aRead more


When skin is well-hydrated, it is more plump, softer to the touch and more resilient. This is due, at least in part, to an ingredient in the skin called hyaluronic acid. The job of hyaluronic acid in the skin is to hold water. When there is adequate water from inside and out, the skin looks healthier, more vibrant and is less prone to wrinkles. It is important to drink lots of fluids throughout the day for best results. Water alsoRead more

Summer Shrimp Ceviche

With the warm days of summer upon us, a great way to cool off is with ceviche. Ceviche is typically made with red snapper that is “cooked” by the acidity of lime and lemon juice. This version of ceviche is prepared with shrimp, which is first lightly cooked, and then marinated in the citrus juice. Why pre-cook the shrimp? While the acidic marinade “cooks” (denatures) the proteins, it doesn’t kill the bacteria. Traditionally ceviche is made with raw seafood, butRead more

How has Raya Spa managed to stay so upscale and luxurious and still surprisingly affordable for over 30 years ?

When you enter the doors at Raya Spa, you immediately feel the ambiance of a luxurious boutique style spa. Marble walls, designer architectural touches, and an array of pampering amenities all enhance the spa experience. But its Raya’s reputation for creating flawless skin that has made the spa a Los Angeles go to landmark for facials and skin care. You would expect the bill at the end of your visit to reflect such, but patrons are thrilled to discover that the cost of services and products is much more affordableRead more