Noted aesthete Oscar Wilde famously quipped, "It is better to be beautiful than to be good, but if advanced med spas existed in 1885, then good and beautiful would be the same thing, just like liquor and medicine!" Stay pithy and pretty with today's Groupon: for $50, you get a one-hour customized classic facial or man of the hour facial plus a gold mask treatment at Indulgence Day & Med Spa in Long Beach (a $106.90 value).
At Indulgence Day & Med Spa, epidermal epicureans will delight in lavish treatments that buff, burnish, and beautify the body's barrier. The spa’s team of thorough dermal cartographers implement all facials using a gamut of dirt- and mire-eschewing processes. Customers can look forward to careful skin scrutiny and face mapping; exfoliation; a botanical infusion; a hand and foot treatment; an aroma-enhanced face, hand, and arm massage; a double cleanse and steam; and instructions for at-home facial care written in runes.
During the customized classic facial, an aesthetic detective investigates faces, solving their mysteries with extractions and offering protection against hostile sun gods. The man of the hour facial coddles the unique skin needs of menfolk, targeting blackheads and worn-out flesh. Regardless of your chosen facial, you’ll also receive a 10- to 15-minute gold mask that freshens up skin with a combination of algae cells and millimicron gold powder. A massage and moisture treatment for hands and feet is also included.
- I've only had a handful of facials, but this was by far the best one I've ever had. It was SO relaxing and the atmosphere is very clean and, well, relaxing. – Rochelle A., Yelp, 2/17/10
- I absolutely loved the ambiance and will definitely visit again! Thank you so much Indulgence and staff for paying attention to the details, so I can take a break. – MarthaW562, Citysearch
At Indulgence, founder and world traveler Wendy Dye tends to aesthetic needs using experience and knowledge gained from her time spent living in England and Japan and her extensive treks to countries including Egypt and India. Nestled in an Old-World European setting, her spa’s staff includes a plastic surgeon, acupuncturist, and a team of licensed skincare professionals and massage therapists who stand ready to perform everything from skin-soothing facials and body treatments to hand-applied airbrushed tans. Before or after treatment, clients can relax with a glass of wine in one of 10 treatment rooms or peruse a selection of professional skincare lines, jewelry, and pocket-sized aestheticians inside the spa boutique.