Opening Shot

An Ethereal Skincare Destination Debuts in Miami

Pairing medical-grade treatments with meditative aesthetics, Alexis Lauren Collective is elevating the local beauty scene.

Photos by Kris Tamburello

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Location: Coral Gables, Miami

Designer: G. Alvarez Studio

On Offer: Dreamed up by a trauma surgeon and former real estate agent with an eye for aesthetics, Alexis Lauren Collective seamlessly marries the joint expertise of husband-and-wife duo Dr. Michael and Alexis Renda. Located in Miami’s historic Coral Gables neighborhood, the studio offers personalized treatments that blend cult-favorite products by the likes of Biologique Recherche, Skinbetter Science, and iS Clinical, with innovative medical-grade practices such as Oxylight Ionix, LED, and microcurrent therapy. In addition to the menu of topical skincare treatments, the Collective also offers cosmetic injectables, fill and firm treatments, microneedling, and chemical peels.

Standout Features: G. Alvarez Studio fashioned the interiors in soothing hues of eggshell and cream, influenced by the company motto, “let’s slow things down.” Visitors are greeted by a substantial marble welcome desk and curved plaster walls accented with glowing cove lighting inspired by the soft form of a woman’s curves. Every piece of furniture was hand-selected by Alexis, from the plush Boucle chairs and leather coasters in the reception to the custom oblong mirrors and elegant trays in the rooms. Miami-based furniture curator Casa de Barcelona sourced a pair of polished Italia Navona travertine cubes that serve as a stage for striking arrangements by local floral artist Ana Carrera.

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