Collective Skin Care is an advanced skin spa specializing in facials and cosmetic acupuncture located in Varnish Beauty. As a specialized boutique clinic, you’ll have our undivided expert attention and care.

We believe that truly radiant and healthy skin is rooted in self-care. Our passion and pursuit is to share the products, practices
and knowledge to help you achieve your best skin.

Meet Our Wellness Crew !

skin expert vancouverKathryn Sawers

Founder & C.I.D.E.S.C.O. Skin Therapist

Kathryn is a certified aesthetician, recognized skin expert and leader in the spa industry. She graduated with honours and received a C.I.D.E.S.C.O. diploma from the Dominelli International College of Esthetics in 2001. Early in her career, Kathryn had the privilege of working and learning from industry leaders and directing a highly regarded medical spa before founding Collective Skin Care in 2013.

Kathryn prioritizes continued education and researching industry trends to refine her knowledge and skills. From her years of experience, she has developed a skin ethos which includes an emphasis on therapeutic touch and non-invasive technology for their proven healing benefits and enhanced outcomes. Her goal is to help you achieve your most radiant skin and empower you to care for it.

Kathryn’s hobbies include snowboarding, hiking and surfing whenever she is close to some waves.

Kim Thomas

Skin Therapist & Dermalogica Expert

Kim is a certified esthetician, skin expert and assistant esthetics instructor. She graduated John Casablancas Institute with honours in 2013 and completed her Dermalogica Expert certification the following year, renewing her Expert status annually. Originally drawn to the field for makeup and massage, Kim soon discovered a new passion in skin care and made it her primary specialty.

Kim was honoured to join the Dermalogica education team in 2016, traveling nationally and receiving coaching directly from the International Dermal Institute. Having honed her skin analysis and consultation skills while teaching and treating so many individuals, Kim offers a holistic and comprehensive approach to skin health. Your treatment will leave you renewed and educated, ready to take on skincare in your everyday life. Upbeat or chill, your treatment will be customized to leave you looking and feeling your best.

Returning December 2021 from maternity leave, Kim is incredibly excited to rejoin the Collective team in offering advanced NEW treatments in microneedling and microdermabrasion. Book with Kim now for your consultation or treatment, let’s get you loving your healthy skin now!

Iuliia Belousova

Skin Therapist & Dermalogica Expert

Iuliia is a certified esthetician, skin expert and an esthetics instructor. She originally moved to Vancouver in 2011 to pursue a career in makeup artistry for film and television. Even though creative aspects of this job played an important part for her, she soon discovered that helping people look and feel their best was what kept her passionate about this job the most.

Always being drawn towards health sciences and any topic of maintaining healthy well-being, she soon decided to continue on her journey by attending Body Spa Esthetics program at John Casablancas Institute, which she graduated from with honours in 2016. She has since worked as an esthetician with a main focus in skin care.

Iuliia strongly believes in a power of continuous education, curiosity and an attentive approach in everything she does. She has taken on a variety of extra trainings and seminars devoted to general skin health and skin care throughout her years of practice including Dermalogica Expert training at International Dermal Institute. Iuliia’s approach to skin care is always personalised and holistic, she will address any of your concerns and guide you towards your healthiest and most luminous skin. You will leave your treatment relaxed, renewed and confident in your skin care choices.

In her free time, you can find her spending quality time with her friends, working out, reading about psychology or planning on her next trip.

Mahsa Ahmadi

Dip. DTCM, R.Ac., C.SMAC

My curiosity in medicine and natural health, lead me to find my true passion in an alternative medicine known as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). The thought of never ending opportunities gave me strength to continue on a five year doctorate diploma program in Vancouver. I became a registered acupuncturist with the Association of TCM Practitioners of BC (CTCMA) in early 2008. I have extensive experience in clinical practice for the treatment and management of all types of pain and injuries, arthritis, sciatica, stress, weight control issues, sleeping problems, etc.

During 2012-2013, I completed extensive training and certification in the advanced program of Sports Medicine Acupuncture in Boston. This places me at the highest level of qualification as an Acupuncturist in orthopaedic assessment, treatment & prevention of most musculoskeletal injuries due to sports activities, postural and muscle imbalances, etc.

I am certified in Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture (cosmetic acupuncture) as well as Facial Rejuvenation Massage/Acupressure.

Growing up, my family traveled around the world; this has given me enormous exposure to a variety of cultures. I have lived in and visited many countries in Asia, Europe, Central and North America. My passions include experiencing and learning new things as well as exploring and traveling to more beautiful places in the world. I love sports, food and helping others maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Remember “youth, beauty, happiness, balance and a healthy long life” all are driven from within! If you have any general health concerns, aches or pains or even if you just want to look and feel younger and more energized, I’d be more than happy
to help.

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My facial with Kathryn was wonderful. She was extremely lovely and knowledgeable. Not only did my skin look great following the treatment, but I felt pampered and relaxed. I will definitely be back.


I have visited skin care professionals for more than 15 years and I have never had a service as complete, accurate and tailored to my own needs as the one I received here, thank you so much for your amazing help and guidance!


Kathryn delivered an amazing facial. A fabulous experience that I will recommend to all my friends.


Kathryn is by far the best esthetician in Vancouver!  She is the utmost professional, always warm and welcoming. She has truly mastered her skills in all of the services she offers and always puts her clients’ interests and needs first.  I have been going to Kathryn for over 2 years now and I recommend her to everyone without hesitation.

Cindy, Your Content Goes Here

These treatments are like medicine.


With her warm, open and gentle presence, she has a way of nurturing. Her service has been of consistent high quality. Her work is thorough. She genuinely cares about the well-being of her clients. I very much look forward to sessions with her!

Elaine, Your Content Goes Here

I imagine this must be what morphine feels like.

Jessica, Your Content Goes Here

Kathryn is a pro: personable, professional, and knowledgeable. This comprehensive facial addressed my concerns and was the best treatment I have ever received. I will definitely be back!


Kathryn has an incredible amount of natural poise and warmth. These assets combined with Kathryn’s outstanding talents as an esthetician are the reasons that I continue to be a regular client. I trust Kathryn with my sensitive skin as she is professional, personable and knowledgeable, and always takes exceptional care of my needs.

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