Your face has a nose for smelling, eyes for seeing, and a mouth for keeping all your saliva handy. Resurface your face with this Groupon.
Choose from Five Options
- $19 for one mini-facial treatment ($40 value)
- $30 for one Essential facial treatment ($65 value)
- $40 for one Platinum facial treatment ($85 value)
- $89 for three Essential facial treatments ($195 value)
- $115 for three Platinum facial treatments ($255 value)
Moisturizer: A Recipe for Supple Skin
A cocktail of different ingredients is needed to soothe dry, scaly skin. Find out how they work in Groupon's guide to moisturizer.
Oily skin is generally considered a beauty problem—but in fact, oil is a major ingredient in making our skin look its best. A coating of natural oils secreted by the pores typically protects the outermost layer of the skin, a thin sheath of cells called the stratum corneum. But when there's not enough oil, the cells dry out and shrivel, causing flaking, roughness, and wrinkles. Moisturizers aim to make up for this drought by locking water molecules into the skin.
The simplest moisturizers are occlusive agents such as petroleum jelly, which form a physical barrier to keep water from escaping. Though great for rough elbows and chapped lips, occlusive agents are usually too greasy and heavy to be used on the face. Instead, commercially produced moisturizers often feature emollients such as lanolin, which flow into and fill the spaces between cells to make skin look suppler and smoother. Some emollients are oil-based, and form a protective coating similar to occlusive agents, but for skin that's already oily, a lighter, water-based emollient can work without leaving behind greasy residue.
Another common ingredient, humectants, attract moisture from the air and keep it bound against the skin; glycerin is an especially popular option. Humectants are especially important for aging or extremely dry skin that doesn't produce enough moisture on its own. Besides these skin-softening substances, many moisturizers will also include specialized ingredients, such as a sunscreen that blocks UV rays or vitamins intended to even out skin tone and make up for not bathing in enough vegetable juice.
An important consideration, especially for oily skin, is whether or not a moisturizer will exacerbate acne. Although some products bear the label "noncomedogenic"—from comedone, a scientific term for blackheads and whiteheads—the truth is that most modern facial moisturizers will not clog your pores. Instead, the most important consideration should simply be how it feels on your face.
Platinum Salon & Beauty Boutique
The complimentary coffee, tea, and snacks available to clients at the entrance. The chic boutique filled with trendy accessories ready for perusal. These perks are a prelude to the experience at Platinum Salon & Beauty Boutique, serving as just the first hints that this space is a laid-back oasis for letting your hair down and then watching it take new shape. A full-service salon and spa, Platinum offers a large roster of treatments, including cuts and coloring, mani-pedis, facials, and massage.
Since the experience is second only to the end results, the staff aims to make it a relaxing one. That's why it has designed packages like the platinum pedicure with hot paraffin wax and a foot massage or the platinum facial, which comes with age-reversal touch therapy to relax the nerves and ease signs of aging. The salon also features a gentleman's corner with services such as scissor cuts, camouflaging gray hair, and hand and foot detailing. The boutique makes for an apt last stop before leaving: a large display of handbags, jewelry, and beauty products from top brands can make even display shelves look hip and stylish.