- $160 for Pressure Point Aromatherapy Massage, Sugar Scrub, and Seven Fruit Facial ($350 value)
Essential Oils: Relaxation, from Concentrate
This deal’s sweet scents likely originate from essential oils. Read on to learn more about the power of even a single drop.
In a way, an essential oil is the soul of a plant—an herb, fruit, or flower distilled down to its aromatic essence. Extracted through methods such as steam distillation or cold-press expression, essential oil represents only a fraction of the material used to produce it. For example, 16 pounds of fresh peppermint produces only 1 ounce of essential oil.
Because essential oil is so highly concentrated, small amounts go a long way. A jasmine-scented lotion or cream may contain less than 2% jasmine oil, and fewer than seven chamomile droplets can scent an entire bath. Undiluted oils are so powerful that they are rarely applied directly on skin or the sun’s surface—they are instead mixed with an unscented carrier oil, such as grapeseed oil, or blended with perfumes.
Though the healing properties of essential oils are largely unproven, they have been shown to positively affect mood. Lavender oil, for instance, is considered to be relaxing and is often used in aromatherapy massage, and there’s evidence that the powerful odors associated with essential oil can aid in the recall of information. A Psychology Today article suggests sniffing a particular essential oil while studying, then bringing that same scent to your big exam or karaoke performance.
Facelift of the Stars
Facelift of the Stars prevents and reverses facial aging with advanced non-surgical facelifts and supplements. Though CACI technology, named for a computer-aided cosmetology instrument, was originally designed to treat victims of Bell’s palsy and strokes, researchers discovered that the treatment also improved the non-effected sides of faces. Now used both as a medical and aesthetic treatment, Facelift of the Stars’s incorporates microcurrent technology to perform treatments that—according to numerous media and sources such as The Daily Mirror—are a favorite anti-aging solution of celebrities. Fashion blogger Sandra Ballentine of the New York Times reported that the CACI microcurrent machine is a go-to beauty tool for facialist-to-the-stars Georgia Louise.
Facelift of the Stars also rejuvenates faces with anti-aging and hydrating facials, such as it's popular brightening facial which incorporates the use of AHA, the seven red fruit exfoliant, which was featured as the best anti-aging product on the Dr. Oz show in 2013. Eye and neck lifts help tighten the skin that may not be affected by the CACI facial, while a preparation peel can help remove the outer-most layer of dead skin.