Facials strive to turn back the clock by restoring baby-like softness that inspires blissful drooling from passers-by. Go ga-ga with today's Groupon: for $65, you get an anti-aging facial at Norris of Houston (a $135 value).
Aestheticians at Norris of Houston's full-service spa refresh dull cheeks and perk up weary-looking eyes with a 60-minute anti-aging facial. Gentle hands drench dry pores with a seaweed-fortified formula that plumps slack cells and soothes them with water-lily and willowherb extracts. A layer of essential fatty acids squeezed from sunflowers, sesame seeds, and almonds will pack in the fresh layer of dew as bearberry essence combats skin discoloration and aims to lighten complexions and even tone. Next, mineral building blocks such as calcium and A and B vitamins will seep into the dermal layer to create youthful, glowing skin that will shimmer like the surface of a lake at twilight, but without skinny-dipping lovebirds constantly frolicking in it.
Inside Norris of Houston, carved wooden doorways open onto chambers vibrant with cayenne, sage, and saffron paint and accented with Buddha sculptures and Asian wall hangings. Satin sheets drape across beds in the private rooms, inviting guests to lie back and relax as beauty is restored to their exteriors.