Who we are

We are a specialized skincare spa that focuses on skin health for face & body with a natural approach. We teach women and men how to reset and simplify their routine to bring out their skin’s natural potential.

Meet our Staff

Catharina Pehrson

Skincare Butik Founder & Aesthetician

Owner of Skincare Butik + and a true beauty junkie, she has been in the beauty industry since she was 16. She loves what she does and to her, that is one of the most important things in life. With over 30 years’ experience in advanced skincare, she trained at a CIDESCO recognized aesthetic school in Stockholm, Sweden. Catharina’s approach to skincare incorporates her diversity of traveling/educating around the world and teaching an array of therapeutic massage techniques. She ensures the clients receive the ultimate in care and attention. She is engaging in all aspects of healthful living and believes overall wellness results from self-love, self-care and lifestyle choices.


Janelle Rivera

Licensed Lead Aesthetician

Janelle joined Skincare Butik after working a few years in the wellness industry and graduating from the Aveda Institute. Her love of meeting new people and educating them about skin health and helping them feel good about the way they look is why she entered the industry. Janelle believes confidence is beauty; everyone feels more confident when his or her skin looks good and healthy. She prides herself on her meticulous hair removal techniques and her ability to provide a beauty experience which her clients rave about.

Erica García

Licensed Aesthetician

After graduating from the Aveda Institute and eight years in the spa industry, Erica joined Skincare Butik excited to provide for her clients an experience like no other. She is also an instructor at the Aveda Institute and loves learning about new products and treatments that she can educate and share with her students, clients, and co-workers. Her nurturing and caring personality helps her put her client’s needs first, and she credits her sister for cultivating her initial interest in skincare.

Julie Escamilla

Licensed Aesthetician

Julie has a passion for natural health, skin care, beauty, and nutrition. She is a licensed aesthetician with ten years of skincare experience. Having taken her studies at Vanguard Institute and advanced training with Aveda Institute, she believes beauty starts from within. Her philosophy is that taking care of your body inside and out is not a luxury, rather, a necessity.

Carolina Ayala

Licensed Aesthetician

Carolina received her Esthetics license in 2018. She is an Aveda alumni and started working at Skincare Butik in August 2019. She specializes in all body waxing as well as facials. She loves meeting new people and leaving a positive impact with everyone she meets. She strives to help her clients feel confident in themselves.

Areli Lopez

Licensed Aesthetician

Areli received her esthetics license in March 2018. When she is not at Skincare Butik, she can be found at instructing new estheticians at the Aveda Institute. She is excited to share her love of skincare with her clients and students. Areli specializes in facials and body waxing and enjoys making people feel comfortable and confident in their own skin.

Alma Galvez

Spa Supervisor

Alma has been in the spa industry for over 10 years and was first drawn to skincare by her desire to help people look & feel their absolute best. She received her esthetic license in 2008. As an esthetician she is passionate about product knowledge and has worked with multiple organic and corrective skincare lines. She loves customer service and sharing her expertise with all guests.

Natasha Amin

Waxing Specialist & Spa Coordinator

Shortly after graduating from the Aveda Institute in September of 2020, Natasha joined the Skincare Butik family as a waxing specialist. She made a big move from Los Angeles to Corpus Christi, concurrent with a big shift in her career path. Coming from a background in business and finance, Natasha’s lifelong passion for self-care ultimately drove her to pursue a career in esthetics. She has always been an advocate for healthy living and holistic wellness, which she strives to translate into her work as an esthetician. When she’s not working with her clients, she can be found at home cuddling her cat, Miso.

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