Choose from Four Options
- $29 for one mini facial ($60 value)
- $85 for three mini facials ($180 value)
- $9 for one eyebrow wax ($25 value)
- $25 for three eyebrow waxes ($75 value)
During the mini facial, an aesthetician with more than two decades of skincare experience cleanses and deeply exfoliates skin before nourishing the complexion with a moisturizing treatment. The mini facial can benefit many skin types, but is especially effective for calming breakouts or revitalizing dull-looking skin.
Moisturizer: A Recipe for Supple Skin
If you opt for the mini facial, a cocktail of different ingredients will soothe any dry, scaly skin on your face. Find out how they work in Groupon's guide to moisturizer.
Oily skin is generally considered a beauty problem—but in fact, oil is a major ingredient in making our skin look its best. A coating of natural oils secreted by the pores typically protects the outermost layer of the skin, a thin sheath of cells called the stratum corneum. But when there's not enough oil, the cells dry out and shrivel, causing flaking, roughness, and wrinkles. Moisturizers aim to make up for this drought by locking water molecules into the skin.
The simplest moisturizers are occlusive agents such as petroleum jelly, which form a physical barrier to keep water from escaping. Though great for rough elbows and chapped lips, occlusive agents are usually too greasy and heavy to be used on the face. Instead, commercially produced moisturizers often feature emollients such as lanolin, which flow into and fill the spaces between cells to make skin look suppler and smoother. Some emollients are oil-based, and form a protective coating similar to occlusive agents, but for skin that's already oily, a lighter, water-based emollient can work without leaving behind greasy residue.
Another common ingredient, humectants, attract moisture from the air and keep it bound against the skin; glycerin is an especially popular option. Humectants are especially important for aging or extremely dry skin that doesn't produce enough moisture on its own. Besides these skin-softening substances, many moisturizers will also include specialized ingredients, such as a sunscreen that blocks UV rays or vitamins intended to even out skin tone and make up for not bathing in enough vegetable juice.
An important consideration, especially for oily skin, is whether or not a moisturizer will exacerbate acne. Although some products bear the label "noncomedogenic"—from comedone, a scientific term for blackheads and whiteheads—the truth is that most modern facial moisturizers will not clog your pores. Instead, the most important consideration should simply be how it feels on your face.
About Face Skincare, Inc
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Free street parking
Most popular service: Eyebrow shaping
Brands Used: Cirepil face wax
Pro Tip: Personable, private, quaint
Brands Used: Eminence Organic skincare