About Skin Discovery

Helping You Discover Your Best Skin

I’m Christine, a compromised Skin Therapist who has been certified since 2016. Since then, I've been helping women across North America achieve calm, clear skin by helping them identify their triggers and creating skin care routines that work. I opened the Skin Discovery Spa in 2021 to work hands on with the skin clearing acne, calming rosacea and bringing much needed relief to eczema-prone skin.

I'm trained in corneotherapy, so I'm big on repairing the skin barrier and maintaining it at all times. This means no invasive treatments, harsh skin care products or 10 step skin care routines. I love helping busy women who are feeling frustrated and embarrassed by their appearance to clear breakouts and calm redness so that they can feel confident in their skin and get back to focusing on what matters in their life. 


I don’t believe in diets, fads or bandaid solutions. I don’t believe that you need to take a ton of supplements or have to layer multiple products to achieve your skin care goals. I believe in personalized, professional and holistic skin care and I have a proven process that has allowed countless women achieve their skin care goals, both virtually and in-person in my spa located in Barrie, Ontario. 

Instead of only treating the symptoms on your skin, I help you discover the leading cause of your condition, the mindset and lifestyle adjustments that matter and a skin care routine that works. If you feel like you’ve tried everything to improve your skin without success, book yourself a Skin Analysis or Gut x Skin Rescue Bundle to work with my holistic nutritionist partner and gut expert, Mia Giommi and I and let us guide you on the right path to calm, clear, healthy skin!

Why Christine?

INSIGHTFUL

I'm insightful in my recommendations as I have over 8 years of client experience and I've invested in extensive training over my career. Having personally struggled with inflammatory skin conditions myself, I have a deep understanding of what my clients go through physically and emotionally.

PASSIONATE

I'm passionate about helping women achieve their skin care goals. I'm someone who truly cares about my clients' success and I'm as committed to the process as they are and it shows. I take the time to really understand my clients' needs and personalize their experience.

HOLISTIC

I'm holistic in my approach to achieving skin care results. I focus on identifying the leading cause of the skin condition rather than only treating the symptoms on the surface of the skin. My proven process has allowed many virtual and in-person clients achieve visible skin care results that last. 

Accreditations

I have a certificate in Skin Therapy from George Brown College. I've been trained as a Corneotherapist by Pastiche and I'm recognized as a member of the International Association of Corneotherapy (IAC). I've taken vagus nerve training from Jessica Maguire. I've also taken cognitive behavioural therapy training and adopted a non-diet approach from Stephanie Dodier. I'm a lifelong learner who has dedicated my practice to continuous education in holistic skin care for my clients. I'm not an esthetician. I don't do beauty. I restore skin health.

My Values

CORNEOTHERAPY

My skin care approach focuses on respecting and maintaining the barrier function of your epidermis at all times so that your body's immunity is never compromised for skin care results.

INTUITION

I help women become the expert of their own skin by educating my clients on the signals that show up on their skin and how to adapt their care to meet the needs of their skin in the moment.  

INCLUSIVITY

I'm here to support women of all shapes, sizes and skin tones. I recognize the important differences between light and dark skin and strive to be a weight, race and sex inclusive practitioner who respects diversity.

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My Story

Growing up, I was fascinated by skin care. I read books and experimented with natural ingredients of all kinds to calm my sensitive skin. I'll never forget the day I got oil and water to emulsify and created my first moisturizer in my kitchen. I started formulating cleansers and lip balms which turned into a full skin care line, called Talking Tree Products. 

After graduating with my bachelor of commerce in entrepreneurship in 2015, I stopped creating natural skin care products. I realized that we don't need another skin care line in this world. What we do need is unbiased personalized skin care advice! 

My passion for skin care led me to pursue my certification in skin therapy. The same year, I got off the birth control pill after a few intense migraines had me visiting the emergency room. By the time I graduated, I started experiencing persistent acne. 

Entering the aesthetics industry as a professional with acne had me feeling very self-conscious. I was ashamed of my face and body breakouts and my self-worth and body image took a dive. Living downtown Toronto at the time, I was balancing my full time corporate job with my part time skin care business. This led to chronic stress, burnout and a host of inflammatory skin conditions. 

I've Been There...

Instead of listening to my body, I pushed through for two more years. During this time, I developed exfoliative cheilitis, fungal acne, eczema, persistent acne and frustrating bacne. I even had a bout with pityriasis rosea and shingles that had me visiting various dermatology offices. I learned just how ineffective the traditional path is to healing the skin.

These experiences with my skin led me to working with various health professionals. I did the food sensitivity test, DUTCH hormone test and tried diet after diet to fix my gut hoping that my skin would clear.

After spending thousands of dollars on medical spa treatments, naturopathic doctor visits and expensive supplements, my skin still wasn't clear. I had enough of the restriction, the stress and financial burden. I felt defeated, like I had tried everything out there to clear my acne.

I decided to study Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and body image theory as I hasn't yet tried stregthening my mindset. This powerful shift in thinking elevated my body image and working on my mindset daily reduced my stress levels considerably. I took it a step further and took vagus nerve training to repair my nervous system post chronic stress. Since the mind, gut and skin are intimately connected, this is when I finally started to see profound change in my skin. 

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My Approach

My approach may be a bit different from what you’ve experienced before. I’m not going to just give you skin care products, put you on a diet and send you on your way. That ends up being a short-term bandaid fix that doesn’t get real results.

Instead, I spend the time to really get to know you and analyze your skin using diagnostic equipment so that I can uncover the leading causes of your skin concerns, share specific lifestyle adjustments that are easy for you to implement and help you discover which products work for you. I work alongside Mia Giommi, certified nutritional practitioner and gut expert, to take a truly holistic approach with my clients. With her functional testing and my topical expertise, we make a fantastic team.

When I'm not seeing clients, I consult with my favourite skin care brands to inform product development. I've worked with Zyderma on a few formulations and I'm currently the Head of Product Testing and educational Ambassador at NeoGenesis. 

I really love what I do. My mission is to help frustrated women discover their triggers and find skin care routines that work so that they can stop covering up and face every day with confidence. 

Get Started

book a GUT X SKIN RESCUE BUNDLE

Book your bundle up front and get $50 off! This whole-body, collaborative experience includes a two 1:1 consultations – one with a certified skin therapist, and one with a certified nutritional practitioner specializing in gut health (Christine & Mia – your skin rescue team) – to develop your personalized roadmap to clear, vibrant skin.