- $42 for one chocolate-strawberry or chocolate-pomegranate facial ($85 value)
This 60-minute facial draws on the antioxidant power of chocolate to smooth wrinkles and fight free radicals, which cause damage to the skin’s elastin and collagen and contribute to signs of aging. Skin is further replenished through the cocoa butter in chocolate, which softens and moisturizes. Strawberries contain salicylic acid, which exfoliates dead skin cells and tightens pores, and ellagic acid, which uses its antioxidant properties to reduce skin damage, such as that caused by exposure to pollution. Pomegranate is a natural way to fight acne, as helps heal breakouts and regenerates skin tissue to prevent scarring; this rejuvenation also helps aging or sun-damaged skin. Furthermore, pomegranate extends the life of fibroblast cells that produce collagen and elastin (the proteins that plump up skin), making faces younger.
Nature's Beauty Spa and Nails
From its humble roots as a nail salon, Nature's Beauty Spa and Nails spent its first year growing into a full day spa. Although the nail technicians still pamper fingers, toes, and antennae—embellishing basic mani-pedis with everything from hot stones to paraffin dips—the team now includes a larger roster of dedicated specialists and bodywork therapists. An aesthetician keeps clients' skin looking youthful and radiant by performing revitalizing facials and chemical peels as well as microdermabrasion treatments. For a deeper sense of well-being, the three bodywork therapists can either unravel knotted muscles with fully custom massages or restore energetic balance with reiki and reflexology techniques.