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Privai is a natural choice at the best day spa in Los Angeles

Privai is a natural choice at the best day spa in Los Angeles

The Raven is proud to feature botanically inspired skincare

What do you get when you pair the energy and insights of a singer/songwriter turned skincare guru with those of an innovator raised in a holistic household in the scenic mountains of North Carolina that relied on natural forms of medicine for healing?

You get a dynamic line of botanically inspired skincare called Privai – a line that is available at The Raven Spas in Los Angeles.

Serendipity played a hand in bringing Christina Stratton, the singer/songwriter turned skincare guru, and Ilana Alberico, who grew up using natural remedies like lavender to treat their burns and eucalyptus to get rid of congestion, together. Their varied backgrounds provided a broad range of knowledge and experience upon which they could draw as they developed their vision for Privai.

They made their differences a strength and their shared passion for natural skincare and mindful living a guiding light.

“Ilana and I knew we wanted a skincare line that expanded beyond products. We wanted to simultaneously influence education, produce results for our guests and represent the power of inner beauty,” Christina explains. “With our vision its sharpest, we gathered a specialty team of botanists, chemists, estheticians and massage therapists and worked diligently to create something special… starting in the spa treatment room with our hands and our hearts.”

Dermascope, the official publication of the Aesthetics International Association, hailed Privai’s Rice Flower Polish as “a unique blend of salicylic acid and rice bran that gently scrubs away dry skin on the face” that was definitely worth a look. “Rice Flower Polish helps to improve the overall clarity of any skin type,” they reported. “This polish will leave the skin feeling soft and supple. It can also double as a facial mask.”

Discover the Privai difference at the Raven Spa
with our Privai Rose Quartz Anti-Aging Facial,
featuring naturally inspired, results-driven skincare by Privai.

Drawing on ancient healing traditions, this treatment – which you can enjoy at The Raven’s spa in Santa Monica as well as our Los Angeles spa in Silverlake – uses Privai’s innovative Rose Quartz Gem Stone Facial Roller and balancing rose quartz-infused Gentle Mineral Toner. This facial includes an anti-aging peel to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It’s perfect for toning and tightening while healing and repairing.

Privai’s remarkable products provide cutting-edge skincare while also nurturing the natural world upon which we all depend for inspiration and sustenance. This dynamic combination of attributes has also garnered the attention of Self, American Spa, Shape and Organic Spa, among other magazines, and has been featured on a variety of websites, including:

  • Insider Magazine – Best Beauty and Grooming Products
  • – Best in Indie Beauty Brands
  • Travel Beauty


Denise Mann of Beauty in the Bag asked Ilana and Christina what makes Privai stand out from the crowd.  They had a super answer for her:

Privai is a luxurious skincare line inspired by real beauty. Based in Asheville, NC, the line incorporates results-driven ingredients, integrity and a self-care through q skincare philosophy that is at the heart of the brand. Privai’s mission is to offer busy moms, business professionals, caregivers, wives, partners – and many more a way to take a little more time for themselves and find moments to be inspired. The product line is derived from consciously sourced and botanically-based natural ingredients that speak to the essence of mindful living and provide a high-quality, “spa in a bottle” product that women can experience at home.


If you would like to experience the Privai Rose Quartz Anti-Aging Facial yourself, please call either of the Raven’s two spas in the Los Angeles area. Our spa in Santa Monica is located at 208 Pier Avenue. Our Silverlake spa, located at 2910 Rowena Ave.  Both are rated among the best day spas in Los Angeles.