When it comes to facial massages, celebrity facialist Joanna Czech has that magic touch. Counting Hollywood and runway bigwigs like Bella Hadid, Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Aniston, Cate Blanchett, Kate Winslet, Liam Neeson and more amongst her star-studded list of clients, Joanna’s skincare treatments are highly coveted internationally.
Now, the skincare expert is adding another credential to her portfolio—joining the House of Dior as a skincare ambassador and lending her expertise in developing the Dior skincare techniques international training.
In an interview via Zoom, Joanna told us she had her reservations at first. “I mean, they’re famous for makeup and fashion. I couldn’t put my name next to ‘fashion skincare’—I’m very particular about that. Then, I heard about how the Capture Totale range stimulates cell energy, so that changed everything, and my skin as well.”
Joanna, who originally planned to go to medical school in her schooling years, fell in love with skincare when she enrolled in the Aesthetics Institute and never looked back. However, she has remained inquisitive and fascinated with science. This is evident from her holistic approach to beauty, which combines both traditional techniques and cutting-edge technology.
“Adenosine triphosphate (ATP, the main carrier of energy for cellular activities) is responsible for the very first mitosis of cells. It is human physiology that production of ATP drastically drops at around seven years old, and the energy keeps slowing down. When there is no energy, we are gone—so any treatment or product that would stimulate cell energy is fascinating to me.”
Culminated from Dior’s decades-long research into stem cells, the Capture Totale line is infused with a regenerative floral complex of Madagascan longozo, Chinese peony, white lily, and Chinese jasmine, which help to re-energises stem cells, rather than ‘replenishing’ them.
“Don’t believe a product that says it contains stem cells, because the stem cells are not alive within the product. Only stem cells that are directly re-injected—and most likely come from your bone marrow—works,” Joanna explained, debunking one of the most popular beauty fads in recent years.
With the expert on the line, we took the opportunity to ask our burning questions about ‘maskne’ and skincare misconceptions.