Using a phone-based Q&A, Skinprint's cosmetic chemists educate customers about their own skin's structure and functioning (or "skinprint") and help identify products that address personal dermatological needs. The online boutique sells Skinprint products, developed sans animal or sibling testing to power head-to-toe pore purification with natural botanical blends rather than parabens, sulfates, and other potentially harmful substances. Choose from anti-agers like Eyedyllic, a dark-circle-destroying, wrinkle-erasing eye cream ($52.50), protective basics like the Ultra Sheer SPF 20 SunScreen ($29.99), and the Acne Treatment Pen, which reduces the appearance of blemishes, redness, post-Funyun regret, and other inflammation symptoms within 24 hours ($79).
Your hair’s sure to feel silkier once your stylist conditions it—learn why with Groupon’s close-up look at conditioner.
Although human hair may look smooth, each strand's outer layer—the cuticle—is actually quite rough. Under dry conditions, the tiny scales that cover its surface become raised and brittle, causing hairs to tangle and lose their shine. Conditioner aims to correct this problem by bonding a particular class of molecules, called cationic surfactants, to the cuticle. This is possible because keratin, the protein that makes up most of the hair shaft, bristles with negative ions, which attract the positively charged surfactants, coating each thread in a thin film that weighs it down and reduces frizz. (The negative charge of keratin is also what causes static whenever positive ions are stripped from the hair—the static that makes it possible to stick a balloon to the wall or to power a miner's headlamp.)
The other ingredients in conditioner don't always need ions to do their jobs well. Humectants suck in water from the surrounding air, thereby moisturizing the hair, and oils simply penetrate the cuticle. Glossers coat the hair with light-reflecting polymers, increasing shine, whereas other ingredients raise the acidity level of the conditioner, which helps protect the hair's protein structure.
Pink Salon – Middletown’s staff caters to multiple parts of the body with beautifying salon and spa services. Hairstylists offer cuts, coloring, and relaxer treatments. Massage therapists take on tense muscles and technicians tackle unwanted body hair with hair removal treatments. But where Pink Salon really shines is with its manicures. Instead of keeping things simple with a coat of solid-color polish, their nail artists can paint digits with sparkling crystals, pink breast-cancer-awareness ribbons, and even smiling skulls, perfect for scaring away hangnails.
Drs. Richard and Marina Buckley specialize in enhancing their patients’ looks with modern medical treatments. Like sculptors, they whittle away areas of excess and etch definition into untoned topography with laser liposuction. They can also transfer fat deposits to plump up thin faces and hands or add volume to busts or bottoms. Their facial rejuvenation services include chemical peels and laser resurfacing treatments, which are as effective and less painful than belly-flopping into the Fountain of Youth.
Appearance is humanity's most accessible form of self-expression, and the aestheticians at i.d SALON strive to turn clients into walking works of art. In an open salon with chic, exposed ductwork and industrial-style lanterns, stylists tend to cosmetic concerns through a variety of services that include haircuts, styling, and color services, mani-pedis, and makeovers for any occasion. The salon also sells styling salves and products from KMS California, Golfwell, Mibon, and American Crew.
Doctors Michael and Andrew Grano, voted the favorite chiropractors in Sussex County in the 2010 New Jersey Herald Readers' Choice awards, relieve spinal and postural difficulties with chiropractic care aimed at preventing common sources of pain or illness. Consultations begin with a professional evaluation of the spine to detect irregularities or con artists masquerading as vertebrae, and a computerized orthotic scan reveals any postural problems caused by weight distribution on the feet. Digital spinal x-rays arm the skeletal therapists with a glossy map to chart treatment, which may include spinal adjustments, physical therapy, and massage. Patients can follow their treatment or schedule a separate appointment for a deep-tissue massage in the relaxing oasis room at the hands of Grano's experienced massage therapists. The specialist combats chronic tension with gradual strokes and deep pressure on a specific area that can leave some muscles sore and others jealous for attention. In addition, a physician will evaluate each individual's nutritional profile to point out dietary habits that can enhance their overall wellness, and present two tickets to a nutritional seminar.