The aestheticians at Visionary Skin Care perform chemical treatments to reduce and eliminate facial flaws including acne, rosacea, and wrinkles. During the pumpkin facial, skilled hands smooth on a gourd-based solution whose natural acidity and enzymes can help exfoliate and refine skin surfaces, luring impurities out of pores with beguiling promises of pumpkin pie. The antioxidant-rich amalgam also infuses pores with beta carotene and vitamin A and C, working to rejuvenate cheeks and foreheads. After treatment, clients return to daily living with smaller lines, softer dermises, and the inner glow of a jack-o'-lantern stuffed with plutonium.
It all began with a quest to find makeup without harmful ingredients that would also look good on camera. COR Cosmetics owner Amber Brophy-Mock worked diligently with chemists to create a 100% vegan mineral foundation composed of only four ingredients and free of irritants such as talc, carmine, bismuth oxychloride, and bottled Fran Drescher sound bites. The makeup and skincare expert has given interviews to numerous media publications and wrote a beauty column for the Anchorage Style Guide. She and her team of makeup artists have assembled an impressive portfolio of work while enhancing faces at weddings, fashion shows, and on the celebrity-studded sets of television shows and movies.
Patrons can find the skin-friendly products online or get an in-person application within the bright fuchsia and purple walls of the Wax, Lash & Cosmetics Boutique. At the spa, Brophy-Mock's staff of licensed aestheticians perform facials with products ranging from clinical PCA Skin peels to 100% Pure's organic and vegan formulas. They also offer organic waxing services and eyelash extensions with certified experts.
Licensed aesthetician Rita Cluff relies on the power of light to do more than brighten her clients' features. She is certified to cease hair growth, combat acne, and soften signs of aging with the iPulse i400 Intense Pulsed Light system, whose beams cause minimal discomfort to the skin surface. Rita goes beyond her laser duties for every IPL facial that she conducts—after the treatment, she shapes or tints brows and applies a complimentary mask, achieving a youthful look more effectively than tracing old yearbook photos onto guests' faces. She doesn't limit Face Envy's services to laser treatments, however. Thermage skin tightening, peels, and cosmetic tattoos flatter the dermal landscape, and Rita's registered-nurse associate Angie Tolbert subtracts wrinkles with Botox and Restylane fillers.