A weathered face can help one project wisdom or blend in at Mount Rushmore but is otherwise considered undesirable. Stand out from monumental mugs with today’s Groupon: for $29, you get a 35-minute Bare Minimum facial at COR Cosmetics (a $60 value).
Led by a veteran aesthetician with more than a decade of experience, the beauty professionals at COR Cosmetics refresh visages with customized spa facials. To begin the 35-minute Bare Minimum treatment, a thorough cleansing removes built-up oils in the pores. A mask made from either PCA Skin products or 100% Pure's organic, vegan alternatives then exfoliates and nourishes the skin, leaving it as smooth and bright as a spy-school valedictorian.
Customers can apply the $60 value of this Groupon toward any of COR Cosmetics' other facials or chemical peels. The Foo Foo facial ($110) complements a one-hour custom exfoliation with an additional 15-minute massage, and the PCA Skin pumpkin peel ($95) bolsters skin with the gourd's natural surplus of antioxidants and vitamin C—the secrets to jack-o'-lanterns' youthful looks.
It all began with a quest to find makeup without harmful ingredients that would also look good on camera. COR Cosmetics owner Amber Brophy worked diligently with chemists to create a 100% vegan mineral foundation composed of only four ingredients and free of irritants such as talc, carmine, and bismuth oxychloride. The licensed esthetic instructor has been in the industry for more a decade and a half, recently returning to business from a brief hiatus. She has an impressive portfolio of work while enhancing faces at weddings, fashion shows, and on the celebrity-studded sets of television shows and movies. Patrons can find Amber in the Midtown area where she is renting space in tranquil Align Chiropractic.