A beautiful face acts as an impermeable container that keeps inner beauty from escaping, just as a Hot Pocket's flaky outer crust acts as a vessel that makes its molten innards edible while skateboarding. Heat up your inner glow with today's Groupon: for $40, you get an antioxidant facial from Rebecca Stone Aesthetics at da Vinci Salon in Ludlow (an $85 value).
Inside da Vinci Salon, licensed aesthetician Rebecca Stone polishes visages into masterpieces with her sumptuous, layered facials. The custom antioxidant facial commences with a thorough cleansing with Ling products, washing away surface oils and surface balsamic vinegars, after which Rebecca analyzes skin to better determine its needs. A gentle exfoliation follows, scrubbing off a layer of dull skin to reveal the sanguine cells beneath. Next, a steam treatment opens pores, readying them for the extraction session designed to purge sebum, dirt, and embedded Shirley Temple dimples from the cheeks. Up to two antioxidant-laden masks then smooth across countenances to replenish vital nutrients. Custom serums naturally balance the skin, after which the face plays host to a brisk toner and a soothing moisturizer. Rebecca completes the facial with a massage and a muscle-calming session employing jade rollers, a vast improvement on granite boppers. During the session, clients recline amidst warm red walls, sleek flooring, and white columns evocative of neoclassical nobility.
Rebecca Stone Aesthetics
Housed within Da Vinci Salon, Rebecca Stone Aesthetics aims to defy the skin-ravaging effects of time by restoring its clients' naturally youthful radiance. The facial treatments can incorporate specialized products from two separate lines—Ling and GlyMed—depending on the patron's skin type. In addition to cleansing and exfoliating the skin, these appointments can help minimize the appearance of blemishes, such as acne scars and rosacea. For a more advanced approach, the aestheticians use the center's diamond-tipped microdermabrasion wands, wrinkle-reducing ultrasound system, or toning LED technology to generate dramatic, age-defying results.