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Meet Elizabeth Rabena of Moxie Skincare in Mission Valley

Today we’d like to introduce you to Elizabeth Rabena.

Elizabeth, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I have been an esthetician for almost 10 years now. Prior to entering the beauty industry, I was pursuing a career as an elementary school teacher. While studying, I had my 1st child and my husband’s job relocated us outside of San Diego. We decided it would be best for my newborn for me to be a Stay-at-Home Mom.

Fast forward to 7 years later, now having 2 children – both in school and not needing me as much. I had time to explore what I wanted to do for myself, in terms of a career. After taking a trial esthetics class at Bellus Academy in Poway (and nearly crying tears of joy after learning facial massage techniques and their benefits), I knew I wanted to study skin.

I was luckily employed at a luxurious day spa in the Gaslamp Quarter of Downtown, San Diego immediately after receiving my Esthetician License. It was there that I was introduced to the world-renowned DMK Enzyme Therapy Program. Not being permitted by the spa to utilize all the beneficial treatments I was taught at DMK educational classes.

I decided to branch out on my own, starting Moxie Skincare as a DMK Paramedical Skin Therapist.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
It has been a rough but rewarding road as a small business owner in an extremely competitive field. I still struggle time to time, but I truly love what I do, so I work through the obstacles. One of the challenges has been in acquiring new clients as a new small business, but my current clients have been great advocates and real-life advertisements of my work.

The most difficult challenge is changing the mindset of some clients from wanting a “quick fix” in correcting skin conditions. I follow the DMK concept of Remove, Rebuild, Protect, and Maintain which requires commitment from my clients in home care in order to maintain office results and obtain long-term results and healthy skin.

Please tell us about Moxie Skincare.
I specialize in optimizing skin health through DMK Enzyme Therapy and Home Prescriptives. I believe in self-love and self-care and I understand how difficult it can be to treat yourself, but that it is necessary to put aside time just for you, so you can better serve those who need you.

I am known for my welcoming and calming demeanor. I listen to what my clients want to achieve and I educate them on how we will attain their goals, but I am also truthful in telling my clients what I see in their skin and what they need to revise their skin.

I am most proud of how I make my clients feel. They do not want to leave my treatment table because they are so relaxed from the scalp, neck, shoulder, hand, arm, and foot massage I incorporate into each DMK Enzyme Therapy treatment. They love the glow on their skin after each treatment. They truly appreciate the health visible in their skin after committing to a program.

What sets me apart from others? I believe in the long-term health of the skin, which cannot be obtained from quick-fixes or just a removal process. DMK Enzyme Therapy doesn’t just work ON the skin, but it works WITH the internal skin functions to encourage new collagen production, remove dead skin buildup on the surface, and also to flush out debris around the skin cells. This deep cleanse from the inside out allows the skin cells to work properly and efficiently, resulting in stronger, healthier, smoother, youthful, glowing skin!

If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
If I had to start over, I would treat my practice as a business rather than just a hobby. I love what I do and want to help as many people as possible, but I have to keep in mind, I can’t work for free.


  • $120 for 1-hr customized treatments
  • $180 for 90-minute Level 1 Enzyme Therapy
  • Advanced Treatments start at $210 by consultation only

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