Ep 218 – Meet Sofie Pavitt, The “IRL Face Tuner” Who’s Magically Transforming People’s Skin

March 30, 2022

A photo of Sofie Pavitt - on a blue background with EP 218, IRL Face Tuner Sofie Pavitt written on it

This week’s guest is Sofie Pavitt, the Welsh-born, NYC-based esthetician known as the “IRL Face Tuner” on Instagram. Her jaw-dropping before-and-afters for acne, scarring and hyperpigmentation have caught the attention of Glossier Founder Emily Weiss – not to mention Allure, IntoTheGloss, The Cut and Byrdie.com, who named Sofie “Esthetician of the Year” in 2021.

A before and after photo of one of Sofie's clients taken from her instagram. In the before the client's face has acne and is red/inflammed looking. After the client's skin looks calm and clear.

A Before And After Taken From Sofie’s Instagram

Today, the rising-star facialist is unlocking all of her secrets, revealing how we can dupe similar results at home. (Pssst – Sofie has been known to completely transform clients’ complexions virtually, without ever seeing them IRL!)  We get the go-to products she recommends as a baseline protocol, along with her best advice on dealing with acne prescriptions like spironolactone, and the brand new in-office treatment she’s praising to undo scarring.

A photo of Sofie Pavitt taken from her instagram of her microneedling a client

Sofie Performing “In-Office Treatments”, Courtesy Of Her Instagram

And finally, we get the scoop on Sofie’s upcoming product line currently in development. You know our calendars are marked!

Mentioned In This Episode:

*Some Affiliate Links Below*


  • Microneedling
  • Microneedling with PRP
  • Fraxel Laser
  • Clear and Brilliant – Fractional Laser
  • TCA Cross – New Treatment (TriCloroacetic Acid Chemical Reconstruction of Skin Scars)


*Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all products reviewed are gratis media samples submitted for editorial consideration.*

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For More Skincare Tips, Check Out These Past Episodes:

Ep 212 – Are You Exfoliating Your Skin The Right Way? Featuring Rihanna-Approved Esthetician Sean Garrette

Ep 154 How To Repair Your Skin Barrier With Celebrity Facialist Joanna Vargas

Ep 125 – How to Treat Hyperpigmentation (Everything from Post-Acne Derm Treatments to Drugstore Skincare That Works, Microneedling and More) with Dermatologist Dr. Alexis Stephens