In one of the most miraculous transformations in the natural world, an ugly caterpillar wraps itself in a cocoon and emerges six to eight weeks later as either a beautiful butterfly or a much-uglier caterpillar. Revel in more predictable and effective beautifying treatments with today's Groupon to The Encinitas Spa. Choose from the following options:
- For $29, you get an express facial (a $65 value).
- For $39, you get a signature facial (a $98 value).
- For $59, you get a PCA peel and a postpeel kit (a $135 value).
The Encinitas Spa's aestheticians whisk clients away to a soothing stress escape to repair flagging façades with expertly applied facials and peels. A 30-minute express facial freshens faces and relaxes overworked bulldog-impersonation muscles by cleansing pores with a Clarisonic Pro brush and an AHA exfoliant treatment, followed by extractions and moisturization, all while hands or feet get a soothing massage. The 50-minute signature facial elaborates on the core elements of the express facial, adding a hot-towel compress, neck massage, aromatherapy, PCA skin moisturizer, and a La Bella Dona mineral application designed to reduce the appearance of post-treatment redness. Customized to the skin's specific needs, clients can tailor their signature facial to address a number of issues, such as alleviating sensitivity, healing sun damage, or minimizing the evidence of aging, acne, or moonlighting as a chimney sweep. By shucking the outermost epidermal layer, the 60-minute PCA peel works to treat blemishes and even out facial texture. Dead and damaged skin peels away to reveal a smooth new face, which clients can keep moisturized and mug-shot ready with the postpeel kit.
The Encinitas Spa
The Encinitas Spa's specialty is skincare, a logical choice given the exposure bodies get in the local surfing community. To ready clients for Speedo season, certified body sugarers smooth on a low-temperature sugar formula that is less likely to yank tender tissues than conventional wax, but more capable of picking up very fine hairs without cheesy lines. Medical-grade products from PCA Skin work alone to peel away damaged cells, or in tandem with a Clarisonic Pro brush to thoroughly cleanse pores. Eight types of massage compliment these treatments, and are performed by certified holistic-health practitioners, who have honed their healing touch during at least 1,000 hours of training, and massage therapists with at least 500 hours of training. In addition to encouraging citizens to hit the beach, the team strengthens ties to the community through charitable work, recently participating in a fundraiser for the Susan G. Komen foundation.