What customers say about our Products and Skin Care Treatments
My last visit to Cat was one O magazine might have liked for the "before" and "after" picture. Truly amazing what she did with sun damaged skin from my African safari.
As well as facials, I buy her products. Of course!
It doesn't get much better than Cat for facials, and all things skin-related.
-- Marina S., Sausalito
I first started seeing Cat two years ago-since then, I haven't let anyone else touch my face! Her treatments are FAR beyond the normal facial! She has the ability to stay on the cutting edge of technology, while provide the ultimate pampering experience. She has the purest, organic skin care line that WORKS! Her mineral makeup line is like no other either. She has a location to die for-I like to make a day out of my trips to see her, and have lunch next door while I'm in Sausalito. They also have crazy 50% off e-mail specials as well, I think you can sign up for their mailing list on their website.
Give them a try, and you'll be hooked. ONCE YOU GO CAT, YOU'LL NEVER GO BACK!
-- Jacquie S., San Francisco
Cat Murphy is truly the high priestess of facials and skincare! I first met her while having dinner at the counter at Sushi Ran 11 years ago (right before I moved to Marin) and was very impressed with her passion for skincare and knowledge. I wouldn't think of going anywhere else. Seriously.
Part alchemist and part goddess, Cat really knows what she's doing when it comes to taking care of skin. I've treated some lucky business clients, friends and family to her services and nearly all (those who are local) still see her on regular basis. I'm on the verge of 50, which shocks people who think I'm in my late 30s or early 40s, and I have her to thank for my smooth and clear skin. While I'm blessed with good DNA, I think of Cat as my DNA protector and my anti-aging insurance policy of sorts.
Her sweet and charming demeanor and the uber feminine decor of her space belie her cutting-edge technology in terms of her equipment and products. Very serious stuff!
While she's a bit pricey, she's worth every dang cent. Can't wait to book my next appointment with her.
-- Mickey H., San Rafael
Best facial I have ever had, and I am a big fan of facials. Cat is a total pro, born to be an esthetician. My skin has never, ever looked as good as it did after leaving her spa (and the results lasted for weeks). No more pores. Nothing but glow. Amazing.!
She is great about looking at your skin and diagnosing exactly what you need. All ingredients are natural. I will definitely be coming back here, and have recommended it to my friends. I would rather have one facial at Cat's than 20 at the Bliss Spa. Thanks Cat!!
-- Betsy C., Berkeley
The greatest facial EXPERIENCE EVER. Not only will you leave feeling BEAUTIFUL, you will miss these wonderful people. As soon as you walk in the door the "experience" begins. You are greeted warmly and feel they are just as excited to see you as you are to be there. They truly enjoy making you feel fabulous.
Cat takes her time to examine your needs and skillfully reaches into her magic bag of tricks to target your specific needs. I will never go anywhere else again.
-- Laree M., Sausalito
Cat & Kaity are warm & hospitable. They provide a relaxing, personalised welcome - I especially liked the complimentary tea and tasty elixirs served! I treated my mother-in-law (all the way from the UK) and then, shortly after, my step-mother (FL), and both came away with big smiles on their faces for which I am extremely pleased and grateful. We all concur it's one of the best facial experiences we've ever had, and bonus: none of us resisted taking a few of cat's exclusively-designed products home with us. Nothing but gratitude here.
-- Polly S., Novato
Love, love, love Cat's salon! I found Cat through a co-worker and I couldn't be more pleased. As some other reviewers have pointed out the salon is charming, feminine, welcoming and relaxing. But the real jewel is Cat Murphy and the miracles she performs through her knowledge of skin and the products and services she offers.
I've been coming to Cat since January 2011. My skin hasn't looked this good - glowing and youthful - for decades. I no longer wear foundation - it's that good. And the benefits aren't just about beauty - they are about healthy skin, as well. At my annual visit to my dermatologist (I had skin cancer removed from my face 3 years ago, ergo the annual check-ups) he was impressed by the texture and health of my skin. Cat also was able to minimize my scar from my surgery three years ago, which was a fabulous bonus.
I could go on and on about how talented and dedicated Cat is and my results, but I recommend you experience it for yourself. I am soooo glad I did!
-- Lori K., Oakland
This was the best experience I have had for my skin's health (problems with acne for years). The products I am using from this salon are better than any other I have used in the past. Two thumbs up for the Skin Essence products!
-- Susan T., Bodega
I have ordered skin care products online from Cat Murphy, which I happen to LOVE. Particularly the mineral makeup and Moisture Silk. But since I live across the country, I never had the opportunity to visit the spa in person.
This fall my niece was getting married on the west coast, so it was a perfect opportunity to make an appointment. I had two very special treatments...a Light Therapy treatment and a Body Scrub & Wrap. I had been looking for the Light Therapy treatment where I live, without success. What can I say? I felt so pampered after the treatments. Both my face and body were smooth and radiant. I'm already looking forward to my next trip.
-- Kathleen O., Connecticut
I use all of Cat Murphy's Skin Essence and DiVine Beauty Face products as well as the Skin Tone Mineral Makeup. I first used Moisture Silk and loved how it hydrated, plumped, and soothed my dry, rosacea-prone skin. I began using other Skin Essence and DiVine Beauty products too, and Mineral Makeup and friends started cornering me at parties and asking me what I was doing for my skin. All the products worked together and I choose which product to use each day by listening to what my skin wants. For the first time in a long while I'm really happy with how my skin looks. It is healthy and glowing.
-- V.Z., El Cerrito
Today is my 64th birthday, and Iím feeling so appreciative of the past 14 years of your treatment and products. When I came to you at 50, Iíd always had dull, clogged skin with uneven skin tones and sun damage. Now my skin looks fresh and glowing, and I have few wrinkles- all with no surgery. The skin-care regime youíve given me me is simple, and the products really work. And itís nice to know your products are pure and of the highest-quality ingredients (and I havenít even mentioned the wonderful mineral makeup!) Thank you, Cat, for helping to make the aging process so much easier!
-- Lyn G.
I have been looking for a make-up and skin care line that supports my vision for honoring the whole woman. How and in what ways we care for and pamper ourselves is so important. MY self care regime includes caring for my skin by using products that make me feel good. Catís makeup is a sunscreen, non-comedogenic, hydrates the skin and feels like silk instead of wax and petroleum! I am so excited about this that I want to share it with my friends!
-- Shiloh McCloud, Artist
I want you to know how much I love the new mineral makeup line. I have the eyeshadow, power foundation, blush and two lipsticks. Every single one is great! The powder foundation is so easy to apply. It serves as a foundation, powder, concealer, eye shadow base, and best of all, sunscreen. It saves me a lot of time and trouble in the morning, and it always looks great. The powder foundation and blush seem to be invisible on my skin, just imparting a subtle veil of perfection.
-- Lyn, Long time Client
Cat Murphy's magical, effective treatments and products result in ageless skin - a perfect complement to the wisdom and balance that come with age. Cat provides a timeless palate of tools that women and men can use to achieve newly revitalized, age-defying skin that allow your inner youth to skine through.
-- T.A., Sausalito
My friends ask me how I keep my skin so young looking. The answer is faithful use of Cat Murphyís skin care products, which I love!
-- Ellie Wood, Healer
Cat Murphy came highly recommended as the best anti-aging "skin person" in the Bay Area, both by word or mouth and in non-commercial forums like Berkeley Parents Network, and I wanted to talk to someone who was not working in a cosmetic surgeon's office. I did not want a sales pitch for surgical procedures. I wanted to work with an unbiased consultant who could help me improve my skin's quality, help me evaluate options, and create a skin care management program. So I called and made an appointment with Cat. That was one of the best decisions I ever made! Cat cares more about beautiful skin, and understands more about keeping skin beautiful over time, than any MD I've ever heard of. In addition to her extensive training and many awards, she is an intuitive healer. She has developed her own line of products using the highest quality, most technially advanced, and totally exquisite substances. These products give better results than anything else I've used, and I've tried many of the expensive department store and European lines, including La Prairie, Sisley, Chanel, and $110/oz Creme de la Mer. After my first treament series and regular use of her products, I felt so much better about my skin. I've had so many compliments... and when I look in the mirror I see the texture and delicate color of my skin at a much younger age.
-- V.Z., El Cerrito
Cat, Just a note to let you know that although I will be 54 on November 19....thanks to your treatments last Friday, I look 43!!!! My husband noticed the difference the minute I walked in the hotel door. I can't remember when I have had a more informative and delightful day. From your wonderful products for my tired and stressed skin, to the loving treatments you administered....the afternoon was truly one of the best I have had in a long while! I have extolled your products to my "gal pals" here in North Carolina... Thanks again for everything you have done for me. I look forward to a long, long relationship with you and your products.
-- L.J., North Carolina
Cat boosts the spirit and self-esteem of her clients, and has a manner that is extremely sincere. With her leading edge products and equipment this is an exquisitely powerful combination, not only for health of a persons skin, but for their overall health.
-- Christopher Hegarty, founder of the Institute of Exceptional Performance
I just experienced a facial treatment - "Fine Dining for the Skin" - at Cat Murphy's Skin Care Salon in Sausalito. All treatments are customized for the individual customer's skin type and needs of the moment. I experienced a pomegranate peel, lavender ginger body butter (with shea butter, of course) facial along with microdermabrasion and oxygen. I'm eager to try the DNA stem cell treatment and probably will do that on my next visit. Also, the bed you rest in during th treatment was so comfortable I want one for my home. She told me it was ergonomically designed to be especially soothing and supportive during the treatment. When I got up, I was served a blueberry, herb infused spring water that was a perfect way to re-enter the real world. And, the mineral makeup she applied kept my skin feeling pure and protected from the sun. A must do experience - She is an amazing mixture of skin care specialist, pamperer, healer, and magic-maker through the multi-media approach of touch, color, aromas and music. It's quite a place right on the water in Sausalito.
-- K.W., Sausalito