Monthly routine facials are now a thing, and Molly Bower, creator of Oasis Face Bar, has made it convenient, fun AND affordable. She’s revolutionized the skin care climate in Cincinnati by giving us 30 minute express facials that can be done solo, or with a group in their open concept facial bar (kind of like getting your nails done with your girlfriends).
Oasis Face Bar is an off branch of Skin Oasis, a clinical skin care facility up in the Columbus neighborhood of Westerville. About a year ago, Oasis Face Bar opened in downtown Columbus, then a few months ago in our very own OTR neighborhood. Molly created Oasis Face Bar to cater to women in their 20s and 30s who are starting to care more and more about their skin, but don’t necessarily need or want clinical treatments.
Oasis Face Bar offers 30 minute targeted facial treatments for just $49 each. I got the “smooth” which included dermaplaning, and did an add on of the LED mask therapy. Each of their add ons are $10.
What is dermaplaning? It’s an exfoliation technique developed in Asia where you use a surgical grade scalpel to scrape the top layer of skin and fine hairs from the face and decolletage. It’s great for those experiencing dull, dry skin as the top layer often is a collection of dead skin cells, pollution build up and unwanted hairs. I like to get it done before a big event, in the spring to get rid of dry skin that has built up during the winter months, and in the fall to remove dead skin from sun exposure. The best part of dermaplaning? How effective your skincare products take to your skin (and how much less you need to use!)
The LED Mask was new to me, and I was so excited to try it (more so for the pics, let's be real). They offer red and blue light therapy masks. Red light therapy claims to activate collagen production to reduce signs of aging, and can also help reduce age spots, reverse sun damage, eliminate redness and promote healing. The Blue light therapy is used to help improve skin clarity by killing acne-causing bacteria and prevent future breakouts.
Here is the full menu:
Facial Treatment Menu:
SCULPT tighten and tone lax skin using nanocurrent and contouring facial massage
CLEAR deep cleanse and extractions for congested, or acne-prone skin
SMOOTH to revive dull, sluggish skin by dermaplaning
ENLIGHTEN to brighten and even out skin tone with our signature pumpkin peel
SOOTHE for reactive and sensitive skin, using specialty cannabis and honey products
GENT specifically addresses the needs of men’s skin
$10 add ons:
EXTRACTIONS // LIGHT PEEL // DERMAPLANE // LED MASK (BLUE OR RED LIGHT) THERAPY // CANNUKA: HEMP & HONEY // FACIAL CONTOURING MASSAGE // LIMITED EDITION: CHANGES MONTHLY
A LITTLE SOMETHING EXTRA
BROW WAX $18 // BROW TINT $25 // CHIN WAX $14 LIP WAX $12 // LASH TINT $25 // LASH LIFT $70
Their membership programs are a great option for those who are looking to create a routine, whether you have a chronic skin care concerns like acne or dry skin, or if you are prepping for a big event. By joining as a member, you can get one half hour facial a month for $42, or two for $80, along with complimentary brow tweeze and trim and 10% off retail and additional services. They use their own private label skin care and have both a clinical strength line, and an all natural line for those who prefer to nix the artificial ingredients.
Their space is absolutely adorable, and is cozy enough that you can rent it out for private facial parties-- sounds like a fun pre-girls night out or bachelorette party!