A beautiful face acts as an impermeable container that keeps inner beauty from escaping, just as a Hot Pocket's flaky outer crust acts as a vessel that makes its molten innards edible while skateboarding. Heat up your inner glow with today's Groupon: for $98, you get an anti-aging chemical peel ($150), deep-pore cleansing with extractions ($90), red-light therapy ($50), and creams ($20) from Advanced Dermatology Care of Southern California in Agoura Hills (a $310 value).
Advanced Dermatology Care of Southern California's medical aesthetician, Teresa Marasco, restores weary visages with renewing treatments that integrate traditional dermatological therapies with natural remedies to leave skin calmed and glowing. After discussing each client's skincare concerns, Teresa begins the 60-minute session by customizing a nontoxic facial peel that blends proven skin-sloughing ingredients such as alpha- and beta-hydroxy acids with vitamins, fruit, and plant extracts for a veritable salad of skin pampering. Then, pores enjoy a deep cleansing accompanied by extractions to rid congested skin of blemishes and other debris for a anti-aging effect. Freshened faces then plant themselves in front of a crimson light for a dose of red-light therapy for about 10 minutes to eliminate dead cells and accelerate the growth of collagen fiber. By the end of Teresa's restorative ministrations, skin boasts lighter pigment, firmer texture, and pores refined enough to take tea with the queen's band of corgi attendants.
Before they leave, newly radiant clients score a miniature duo of skin-transforming creams to continue rejuvenation at home. The Power of Three cream combines green-tea antioxidants, resveratrol, and caffeine to calm and cool swooning skin after its blemish-fighting escapades, and the Evening anti-aging serum mingles Vitamin A retinol, antioxidants, and hyaluronic acid to rain softness and even skin-tone down on the parched desert facelands.