What You'll Get
- $65 for two custom facials (a $140 value)
Using all-organic homemade products, the aesthetician customizes facials to suit clients’ unique skin type.
Collagen: Animals’ Most Common Protein, Hidden Within Our Skin
Youthful-looking skin relies on a key protein known as collagen, which provides the skin with the strength and flexibility to maintain a plump, vigorous appearance. Experts have identified more than 20 unique types of collagen, but the most common form is what makes up the fibrous tissues within our skin, tendons, organs, and bone. The most common protein in the animal kingdom, collagen is produced by nearly every living creature, though the protein is most abundant in mammals, making up anywhere between 25 and 35 percent of the proteins in their entire bodies. The term itself stems from kolla, the Greek word for glue, and it literally translates to “glue producer”—a fitting name, since it practically holds the skin together and keeps the googly eyes from falling off our faces.
While natural collagen fibers have a great tensile strength, time wears on the cells. Every smile places a strain on existing collagen, and the body produces fewer natural fibers as it ages—two factors that together lead to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. Though other mammals must rely on making masks out of coconuts to hide their aging faces, humans can treat sagging skin with topical creams that contain retinoid or retinol to improve cell turnover, stimulate the natural production of collagen through treatments such as microdermabrasion, or use injections of synthetic collagen to fill in for lost cells.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Appointment required. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Bliss Organic Skin Care & Boutique
The service menu at Bliss Organic Skin Care & Boutique is ripe with natural ingredients. A brightening facial has goji berries and yogurt, while an anti-aging treatment moisturizes skin with raspberry, peach, and hibiscus. The body rituals integrate more than 45 organic herbs in each, including a pineapple wrap that gets help repairing damaged skin from lavender and geranium oils. Nufree hair removal uses no animal products (that includes wax), though clients also have the option of laser hair removal.