Though inner beauty is important, the fact remains that outer beauty is still often used to determine SAT scores and income-tax rates. Get a leg up on life with today's Groupon: for $49, you get a flavorful facial at Capricious Skin Care in Los Gatos ($120 value).
The experienced aestheticians at Capricious Skin Care cater to the outer coverings of clients with thoroughly cleansing and exfoliating facials Cosset-cravers can rejuvenate their visages and remove stains from naps atop newly paved driveways with the 50-minute soothing session, which combines Dermalogica cleansers and moisturizers to nurture skin. The flavorful facial begins with a double cleanse to shoo away loitering oils, and exfoliation and extraction treatments clear away entrenched debris. Pampered skin then relaxes under an organic spiced-apple mask as dexterous digits employ a brown-sugar and vanilla hand massage to release tension and prod frowns into a more photogenic arrangement. A final application of skin protectants, toner, and moisturizing serums gift countenances with a vibrant, healthy glow.
Animal-print upholstery, fuzzy pillows, and a shimmering chandelier help to make Capricious's waiting area as glamorous as a rock star's limousine hatchery. Natural light and plentiful botanicals work with neutral hues to give the spa a cheerfully chic appearance. Complimentary peppermint tea and cucumber water soothe thirsty throats amid wafting scents from aroma candles.
Owner, aesthetician, and skincare devotee Brandi Colton oversees Capricious' staff of beauty pros, whose areas of expertise run the gamut of skin pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, facials, and waxing. Bathed in light from a sparkling chandelier, customers rise from the lobby's zebra-print chairs as staffers lead them to private treatment rooms, where soft lighting and fresh flowers inject an air of tranquility into each facial and chemical peel.