The beauty of Helen of Troy is said to have launched a thousand ships, earned the admiration of thousands of men, and got her out of thousands of speeding tickets. Put your best face forward with today's Groupon: for $65, you get your choice of the Dermasweep, Hydrafacial, or Silk Peel microdermabrasion facial at Marc Edward Skincare in West Hollywood (a $250 value).
Marc Edwards, heralded by such magazines as Allure and Glamour for his venerable face-saving prowess, revitalizes visages with state-of-the-art skincare technology. Prior to the exfoliation, an antioxidant steam, and a sonic cleansing primes faces for their beauty overhaul. Smooth Dermasweep bristles banish dead skin cells, and a diamond tip accelerates collagen production in the Silk Peel. As a denouement to the main event, technicians lavish lids with an advanced, hydrating eye treatment, followed by red- or blue-light therapy, hydrating serums, and antioxidant eye cream. An oxygen infusion spray tops off the face pampering, helping to clarify skin, reduce blemishes, and rebuild new, healthy skin cells. Clients can arrive with the ideal microdermabrasion treatment in mind or toss the salon's three-sided die to determine their facial and complementary troll back-story.
Marc Edward Skincare
In luxurious Oscars and Grammy gift-bags to the stars, it's not rare to find a certificate for one of Marc Edward's specialty facials. One of Hollywood's most sought-out aestheticians, Edward, in turn, seeks out the most opulent and effective skincare products to use in his facials, which he has perfected over a more-than-10-year career. In fact, he counts more than 4,000 celebrities and Los Angelenos as clients, and has performed nearly 35,000 facials since embarking on his career. At his self-named skincare clinic, he and his staff also dole out massages—Swedish, deep-tissue, pregnancy, sports, and shiatsu—that leave clients more relaxed than a cow at a vegan restaurant.