A neglected face will rebel by scowling during your wedding vows or sprouting a five o'clock shadow at precisely four. Soothe volatile visages with today's Groupon: for $25, you get a Baobab organic facial or an Oxygen Please H202 Facial at Alchemy Wellness Studio in Torrington (a $50 value). Alchemy Wellness Studio's aestheticians scour the science-o-sphere for new technology to blend with natural skincare products for facials that catalyze visage rejuvenation. With a gentle Baobab scrub and hydrating shea butter churned by African women’s cooperatives, the Baobab organic facial aims to tighten up skin.
Alternatively, the Oxygen Please H2O2 facial brightens complexions with eponymous H2O2, correcting blemishes and boosting skin's ability to heal itself like an extra pair of arms grafted onto a surgeon. Glycolic acid plays a supporting role, ramping up collagen production and strengthening capillaries, lactic acid infuses dry pores with moisture, and salicylic acid speeds cell turnover. During both facials, patrons recline in a cozy bed as dual chandeliers brighten the room by playing banjo solos.
Alchemy Wellness Studio
The branches of the baobab tree zigzag into the African sky like roots, giving the tree its distinctive upside-down shape and giving Alchemy Wellness Studio the fruits that infuse one of its signature facials. The studio’s experienced aestheticians meld natural ingredients such as baobab fruit and kigelia—an African flowering plant and natural astringent—into their ameliorating spa treatments, reflecting their overarching focus on holistic, organic care. This goal carries over onto the menu of services—which includes reiki, aromatherapy, and more standard spa fare, such as waxing treatments and mani-pedis—as well as into the cups of fair-trade coffee clients sip as they shrug off the stressors of everyday life.