The Group Facial

I’ve heard of group sex, but a group facial? I recently attended one, and I must say, it is an efficient way to rejuvenate your skin in the midst of a hectic work week. Sure, it’s not as luxuriously pampering as an hour-long facial that includes a shoulder rub and scalp massage. But it doesn’t include the unpleasant extractions either.

In just 30 minutes and for a mere $30, layers of dead skin cells were removed from my face, leaving me with supple, dewy skin and a mid-week glow. Instead of small talk to fill in the silence with someone I hardly knew, we talked shop: the percentage of glycolic acid being applied, the benefits of using a daily cleanser with 3% glycolic, and the importance of broad spectrum sunblock even with the use of my tinted Bobby Brown moisturizer. And I still had time to meet my friends for cocktails.

Skin Authority, a San Diego-based skincare lifestyle company whose initial products were designed for cosmetic surgeons, has launched these social skincare events—they call them “Skin Revival” sessions—to introduce spa clients to their at-home skincare line. I attended the event at Spa Terre at Paradise Point Resort in Mission Bay. Smartly so, they provided wine, cheese and crackers to a group of mostly women, and a few wise men interested in improving their skin. We were given a brief yet insightful intro by Skin Authority trainer Linda Nelson. Then, we dispersed to “mini facial stations” along banquet tables, with one chair for sitting on, another for propping our feet up, and towels and other tools for each therapist. The skin rejuvenating facial included a 35% purely unbuffered glycolic peel, an antioxident-rich eye brightener, an SPF 30 broad spectrum moisturizer, and serums of vitamin C and A.

I left my first group facial looking better than I did when I got there. And I was inspired to maintain the youthful look with a proper regimen at home. And so began my use of Skin Authority’s Youthful Skin kit. Four steps at night and three in the morning–very easy. Stay tuned for an update on my skin…

And if you’re interested in jump-starting your skincare program, sign up for the next Spring Revival, Wednesday April 29th at Rock Spa at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego.



306 Responses to “The Group Facial”

  1. dustin says:


    thanks for information!…

  2. miguel says:


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  5. eduardo says:


    good info!…

  6. Jay says:


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