Oro Gold Cosmetics' luxurious products and treatments renew and invigorate skin with applications of the most precious and prized of metals. Skin technicians use the time-tested healing qualities of gold to reduce fine lines in a procedure once reserved only for awards statues or the victims of Bond villains. Molecules of Au suspended in colloidal potions pass into pores, smoothing out visible wrinkles and lessening the appearance of sun damage. In addition to instilling faces and bodies with its radiant properties, gold-based products work to moisturize, build collagen, and control oil production with a range of specially formulated serums.
Spend a few minutes watching an awards show on TV, and you'll notice that nearly all the celebrities have something in common: enviably white teeth. Celebrity Teeth Whitening makes it simple for customers to achieve their own megawatt smiles with a hydroxyl-radical whitening process. At a kiosk located in the Westfield North County Mall, specialists guide clients through the self-application of a gum protectant and pH-neutral whitening gel. The gel reacts to the mouth's moisture, breaking up stubborn stains to brighten teeth up to eight shades without damaging enamel.
Steve Marmor has great confidence in the healing powers of natural herbal remedies. The owner of Herbs & More has a background in herbology and nutrition, which he uses to help patients combat chronic fatigue and seasonal afflictions by deploying natural products such as bee pollen, kelp, and mittens knitted from dandelion stems. His center also houses a hyperbaric oxygen-therapy chamber, which boosts energy and speeds healing by saturating the body with pressurized oxygen.
Estheticians salvage facial surfaces with a custom European facial treatment that is appropriate for all skin types. Deep cleansing gently seeks out dirt and oil hidden deep in the pores with the skill of a preschooler playing hide-and-seek with thermal-vision goggles, as exfoliation sloughs off dead skin cells to reveal younger-looking skin. A mask and skin booster rejuvenate moisture levels, and an accompanying massage of the face, neck, décolleté, arms, hands, and shoulders releases tension pent up from chicken dancing without preparatory chicken stretching.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Free street parking
Most popular service: Relieving achy, tired and stressed bodies
Brands Used: Chinese herbs, whole foods, and all-natural oils
Pro Tip: A serious-minded master practitioner who wants each and every client to feel relaxed.
The laid-back, fun-loving mentality of SoCal surf culture pervades Spa Samudra & Hair Lounge. Kids and pets walk freely throughout the premises as shoppers peruse the organic skincare line, made from wholesome, all-natural ingredients. Spa Samudra, however, seamlessly balances this surfer charm with the staples of a traditional day spa. Its organic skincare products, for example, are used in classic facials, which include steam cleans, exfoliation, and optional extractions. The aesthetic team also brightens faces with peels and soothes feet with detox footbaths. In addition, the 11 hairstylists at the up-and-coming hair salon pamper strands with an array of haircuts, color, and smoothing Brazilian Blowouts.