Studies show that modulating one's facial expression instantly builds camaraderie, whether by laughing at a joke, frowning at a sad story, or making empathetic fish lips at an unemployed merman. Prep your kisser for many roles with today's Groupon: for $39, you get your choice of a Connoisseur's Treat facial (an $80 value) or a Pumpkin Cocktail facial (a $95 value) at Acqui Spa.
Acqui Spa invigorates somnolent skin with an intoxicating menu of one-hour cocktail-themed facials performed with natural and organic skincare products. Aestheticians slather on essential oils and rich creams during a Connoisseur's Treat facial, which can be tailored to correct various skin ailments such as acne, dry skin, rosacea, or typos in to-do lists written on the forehead. Alternately, a Pumpkin Cocktail facial harnesses autumnal energy to hydrate and soften skin and rid façades of pore-clogging impurities and the remnants of last year's Halloween candy. The formula's jack-o’-lantern blend of antioxidants with vitamins C, E, and A tricks time into regression to mute visible signs of aging and bolster a healthful sub-mask luster.
Clients await their soothing services amidst the warm lime tones and modern furnishings of the facility's cozy waiting room. Four tropical-themed treatment rooms surround patrons with tranquil seascape motifs, bamboo accents, and vibrant paint schemes.
Acqui Spa’s cocktail- and travel-themed services channel the luxury of a tropical vacation inside vibrantly colored treatment rooms. Facials and body wraps cull smells and flavors from classic cocktails; in the ultimate mai tai body wrap, for instance, infusions of coconut lend serums an exotic aroma, and tangy lemongrass mimics the refreshment of a first sip. Vacation-themed services jet the senses away on distant retreats with far-flung ingredients such as Pacific salts, Polynesian florals, and seaweed harvested by trilingual octopi. The highly trained staff regularly looks to Europe for cutting-edge beauty treatments, such as injections of stem cells—harvested from French cows in a cruelty-free process—designed to smooth and firm skin.
The private, tropical-themed treatment rooms treat the eyes to crisp citrus hues or cool ocean blues. In the waiting room, chaises made of minimalist white leather offset the boldness of walls’ lime-green hue and the busyness of their packed poster-modeling schedule.