Though pursued throughout history, the Fountain of Youth lost its appeal when explorers who hopped into its waters were immediately kicked out for adult swim. Turn back just enough time with today's Groupon: for $40, you get your choice of a 60-minute glycolic or a natural-enzyme facial from Jon Paul with At the Top Salon in Mill Valley (an $80 value).
Equipped with 25 years of international experience, Jon Paul rejuvenates visages with anti-aging glycolic peels or hydrating natural-enzyme facials. Epidermal layers bask under the intensive glycolic treatment, a chemical peel that saturates skin to help whisk away wrinkles loitering around eyes, mouths, and cheekbone arcades. By shucking off superficial dead cells, the resurfacing peel can smooth irregularities in skinscapes, minimizing age spots, blotchiness, or freckles configured as unpopular constellations. Taking a gentler route, the natural-enzyme facial buffs cheeks with exfoliating fruit enzymes before opening clogged pores with antioxidants and hydrating agents for an irritation-free deep cleansing.
Meander into the orange glow of the stylish salon, padding over gleaming wood floors to lounge on a forest-green couch by the brick-covered fireplace. Walls proudly brandish artwork created by local artists and hair-clipping collages created by the salon’s resident eccentric uncle.