To attain the rosy glow of flushed cheeks, 18th-century ladies often took snowballs to the face, nuzzled fire-ant hills, and bench-pressed child princes. Give your complexion a painless glow with today’s Groupon: for $42, you get an Éminence organic 75-minute facial treatment at Beauty Mark Esthetics (an $85 value).
Beauty Mark Esthetics' experienced spa professionals brighten visages with the Éminence Organic Skin Care line, concoctions handmade from Hungarian ingredients such as fruits, herbs, and vegetables, and free of harsh chemicals and animal byproducts. The 75-minute treatment begins with a light cleansing and toning, freshening faces with the vigour of a minty-breathed window washer. After a pear-and-poppy-seed microderm polisher or rosehip-and-maize scrub exfoliate away defeated skin cells, aestheticians apply an intense peel made from blueberries, paprika, or pineapple enzymes, depending on skin type and ability to pronounce "quinoa." A massage completes the relaxing experience and facilitates lymphatic drainage and toxin exile.
Beauty Mark Esthetics
Beauty Mark Esthetics owner Lee-Ann Zanelli is pretty particular about the spa products she uses. She and her team employ Yon-Ka products from France and organic Éminence products from Hungary during their facials, which can draw from the healing properties of pineapple enzymes, spicy paprika. In the centre’s treatment rooms and lobby, sky-blue walls with chocolate-brown accents and decorative reeds evoke an oceanic feel, which is reinforced by decals of water running over pebbles.
2 Beechwood Ave.
Ottawa, Ontario K1L 8L9