Tessa Rola x Valmont: Seasonal Transition Skincare

Tessa Rola x Valmont: Seasonal Transition Skincare


As the seasons change from fall to winter, our skin often faces a series of challenges, from increased dryness to sensitivity. To help you navigate this transition and keep your skin radiant and healthy, we sat down with Tessa Rola, a seasoned aesthetician, Valmont lover and the owner of Room One skincare. Tessa shared her insights and expert advice on how to care for your skin during the fall-to-winter transition.




Tessa's love for skincare and beauty began at a young age, thanks to her mother, who instilled in her the importance of self-care and maintaining healthy skin. Her early exposure to skincare rituals laid the foundation for her lifelong passion. However, her journey to becoming an aesthetician took an interesting turn.

Before delving into the world of aesthetics, Tessa spent over a decade in graphic design, following her first passion. But as time passed, she felt the urge for a change. Encouraged by friends who were aestheticians themselves, she decided to explore the field. Tessa quickly transitioned from a certificate to a full diploma program and pursued her education in medical aesthetics.

Even before completing her studies, Tessa had already founded Room One, her own skincare studio. She followed her heart and took a leap of faith, and it turned out to be one of the best decisions she ever made. Today, Room One stands as a testament to her dedication and expertise, offering clients a unique and luxurious skincare experience.

Tessa Rola on counter with Valmont skincare routineTessa Rola on counter with Valmont skincare routine



Tessa's approach to skincare treatments is a harmonious blend of touch, sensorial experience, and scientific precision. She believes in the power of touch, employing facial massages and relaxation techniques to create a spa-like experience. Her clients often describe her treatments as dreamlike, where they lose themselves in a world of serenity and rejuvenation.

But it's not just about relaxation; Tessa is equally committed to delivering results. She combines her hands-on techniques with cutting-edge technology and skincare products to ensure that clients not only feel pampered but also see tangible improvements in their skin's health and appearance.

One unique aspect of Tessa's approach is her customizability. She tailors each treatment to the client's individual needs, recognizing that no two skins are alike. This personalized approach ensures that clients receive the exact care their skin requires.

Moreover, Tessa values time, both during and after the treatment. She dedicates herself fully to her clients during their session and takes the time to educate them about their skin and skincare routines. This commitment extends beyond the treatment room, as she believes that informed clients make the best choices for their skin's health.

Aesthetician performing Valmont treatmentAesthetician performing Valmont treatment



As the seasons shift from fall to winter, certain skin issues tend to surface more prominently. Tessa highlights the following common concerns:


Cooler temperatures, combined with indoor heating, can lead to increased skin dehydration. This is a widespread issue across all skin types, including oily skin.


Many individuals notice their skin appearing dull and lackluster during the winter months.


The dramatic changes in temperature and humidity levels can lead to skin sensitivity and reactivity.




Tessa also provided insights into her personal skincare routine during the colder months. Here's a breakdown of her routine:

Gentle Nourishing Cleanser: Tessa opts for a nourishing cleanser, like Valmont's Fluid Falls, to cleanse her skin without stripping away moisture.


Balancing Toner: She follows up with Valmont's Vital Falls, which is balancing and nourishing, ideal for maintaining the skin's moisture balance.


Hydrating Essence: Tessa uses Valmont's Primary Veil, applying about six pumps and massaging it into her skin. This essence has a milkier emulsion texture, offering extra nourishment and calming properties.


Unique Oil-Serum: Tessa is a fan of Valmont's Elixir des Glaciers Huile Majestueux. It's an oil-serum hybrid with small molecular delivery, ensuring deep penetration while treating the skin's barrier.


Eye Cream: She emphasizes the importance of treating the delicate eye area and uses Valmont's V-Firm Eye, known for its honey-like consistency and effectiveness.


Daytime Moisturizer: For daytime, Tessa alternates between Valmont's Hydro3 Regenetic Cream, which provides a glassy finish and helps plump fine lines, and Prime Regenera II, her trusted go-to moisturizer for dry or sensitive skin.


Night Cream: She often uses Prime Regenera II as her nighttime moisturizer, especially when her skin feels exceptionally dry or sensitive.


Masking: Tessa loves incorporating masks into her routine. Valmont's Regenerating Collagen Mask is a favorite, offering intensive treatment to repair, hydrate, and provide anti-aging benefits. It's perfect for a five-week intensive treatment.


Tessa also mentions Valmont's Bubble Falls, which she uses at night. However, it's worth noting that this product, while effective, might not be suitable for those with dry or dehydrated skin due to its more foaming nature.

Tessa Rola, owner of Room One SkincareTessa Rola, owner of Room One Skincare




Exfoliation is a crucial part of skincare, but it's essential to strike the right balance, especially during seasonal transitions. Tessa recommends exfoliating once a week, at most three times a week, and avoiding over-exfoliation. She prefers enzymatic exfoliants over physical scrubs because they work well for all skin types.

Enzymatic exfoliants, like Valmont's LumiMask, gently break down dead skin cells, brightening the skin and improving texture without the need for harsh physical scrubbing. They are particularly suitable for those with acne-prone, sensitive, or reactive skin.

A lesser-known trick Tessa shared involves using cold water for cleansing. Instead of hot water, she recommends using cold or lukewarm water to cleanse your face. Coldwater has several benefits, including reducing inflammation, improving hydration, and calming the skin. It's a great way to invigorate your skin and start your day feeling refreshed.

However, Tessa acknowledges that while hot showers can be damaging to the skin, they are often too enjoyable to give up entirely. She advises being mindful of the temperature when cleansing your face and understanding that hot water can exacerbate inflammatory responses and lead to skin dryness.

Finally, Tessa suggests investing in a humidifier for your bedroom, especially during the colder months. Humidifiers add moisture to the air, which helps combat transepidermal water loss and keeps your skin hydrated while you sleep. This simple addition to your sleep environment can significantly improve your skin's health and radiance.

Valmont Cosmetics' Moisturizing with a MaskValmont Cosmetics' Moisturizing with a Mask



Tessa recounted the story of one of her recent clients who came with skin she describes as “distressed” with a completely damaged barrier. It was painfully inflamed and dry, and so they began working together on restoring this client's sensitized skin. After months of treatments, her client’s skin dramatically improved. Witnessing the transformative power of Valmont products on someone's skin and self-esteem was a rewarding journey for both women.

Here are the key products that made a significant difference in her client's skin:


Fluid Falls and Wonder Falls: A double cleansing routine with these products to ensure a clean canvas to work with. Clean skin is vital, especially for those with sensitive and reactive skin.

Vital Falls: This toner played a crucial role in soothing her client's inflamed skin. Its gentle formula was suitable even for someone with severely distressed skin.

Moisturizing Serumulsion: Hydration was a top priority. This included Moisturizing Serumulsion to deeply hydrate and nourish the skin.

Primary Veil: This product added an extra layer of hydration and protection.

Primary Serum: A key component for moisturizing and revitalizing the skin.

Prime Renewing Pack: This mask provides an extra boost of nourishment. Its rich formula helps restore the skin's balance and radiance.

The result? Her skin went from being severely inflamed, reactive, and dry to balanced, hydrated, and glowing. Her confidence was restored, and her quality of life significantly improved.


The takeaway from this success story is that with the right skincare routine and products tailored to your skin's specific needs, remarkable transformations are possible, even for the most challenging skin conditions. So, whether you're dealing with seasonal changes, age-related concerns, or specific skin issues, don't underestimate the power of quality skincare products like Valmont in helping you achieve healthier, more radiant skin. Remember, investing in your skin is an investment in your overall well-being, and the results can be truly life-changing.

Valmont Cosmetics Mmoisturizng routineValmont Cosmetics Mmoisturizng routine




Night Owl. I don't love getting up early.






Cat. I have a cat named Luna.









Consistency. Consistency. Consistency. I try to drill that into my clients every day. I even brought my whole skincare regimen to the hospital when I gave birth to my son.



I'm not the best at reapplying my sunscreen throughout the day.



Luxurious. Sensorial. Magical.

Tessa Rola, owner of Room One Skincare displaying favourite Valmont Cosmetics prodructsTessa Rola, owner of Room One Skincare displaying favourite Valmont Cosmetics prodructs
Discover our latest news

Join our newsletter to get the latest news !