When your stomach is unhappy, you get a stomachache, but when your face is unhappy, it drags you around by your tongue and makes your mouth hold a pen to write yourself an angry letter. Keep your face happy with today’s Groupon: for $39, you get a facial at Skin Bar in Henderson (an $85 value). This Groupon is valid for any one of the following facials:
- The Full Hangover treatment
- Pumpkin Power peel
- Full Alpha+Beta peel
- Clarifying treatment
- Oatmeal treatment</p>
Coached by licensed aesthetician Lynda Dheming Moore, Skin Bar’s expert team devotes its time to aiding and abetting any and all dermal vigilantes with a vendetta against acne, dryness, and the appearance of wrinkles. The Hangover treatment infuses skin with pure vitamin C to firm up and hydrate faces bushed from sun damage, hyperpigmentation, or late nights spent listening to the telephone book on tape. Swamped with antioxidants, potassium, iron, and zinc, the deeply exfoliating Pumpkin Power peel gives skin a healthy glow, and the Alpha+Beta peel blends lactic, salicylic, and glycolic acids to abrade away lifeless skin cells and reveal a supple, velvety-smooth complexion. Acne hides and pores shrink under the organic might of the natural fruit enzymes in the clarifying treatment, and dehydrated, sensitive, or inflamed skin surfaces neigh with vitality after devouring the protein-loaded oats of the oatmeal treatment.
Aromatherapy can be used to soothe nerves and focus the mind, but for SkinBar's Lynda Dheming Moore, it sparked her entrepreneurial spirit. While working at an essential-oil company, Lynda discovered the benefits of plant extracts on the skin. This experience inspired her to enroll in aesthetics training and cosmetic chemistry classes at UCLA. This was in 1995, when Dr. Howard Murad was developing his holistic approach to skincare in nearby El Segundo, so she sought training from him after completing her coursework. She opened SkinBar nearly a decade later, after learning high-tech techniques at The International Dermal Institute and deepening her knowledge of skincare products at Dermalogica.
SkinBar stays true to its name, focusing exclusively on ways to smooth and refresh the saran wrap covering our faces and bodies. Facials reflect Lynda's diverse training, with involved rejuvenation methods involving gentle electrical impulses, salves enriched with goji berries to heal dryness, or retinoids to even out blotchy pigmentation. She still relies on Murad and Dermalogica tonics during treatments, but her library of products now includes bottles from Jan Marini and Obagi as well as cosmetics from Jane Iredale. Bluewick candles infuse the studio with relaxing aromas, and their scents seep into private chambers where massages ease pregnancy or melt knots with warm basalt stones. Waxing reveals radiant skin from under a wilderness of hair, and makeovers can accent facial architecture with pigment and eyelash extensions.