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The Gift of Plastic: Here’s How to Spend That Extra Gift Card Credit

Gift ideas from Spa One in Albany

The holidays seem to be approaching faster than ever this year, and if you’re like me, you still have at least a few people on your shopping list. Don’t worry, though, because I have an idea for you! Spa One at The Plastic Surgery Group, our luxurious, on-site medical day spa in Albany, is extending a special offer on gift cards as our way of saying “thank you” to our loyal patients and friends in the Capital Region. Through Dec. 31, 2014, you’ll receive an extra $50 in credit for free when you purchase a $200 gift card to the spa.

Spa gift cards can be used for a wide variety of rejuvenating products and treatments, including laser hair removal, facial therapies, professional makeup and makeup services, spray tanning, and more. I did a little digging to help you decide on how to spend that extra gift card credit by asking the ladies of Spa One for their top beauty buys that are available at the spa for less than $50. Here’s what they said:

Alex, Spa One coordinator: I am a spray tan addict, and I love getting half-body spray tans in the winter months because I don’t have to get fully undressed. It takes about 15 minutes, and I still have a natural-looking glow without looking too tan for our cold weather. (Half-body spray tan, $30)

Spa One in Albany offers spray tanning, BOTOX, and beauty products

Vanessa, certified makeup artist: My favorite product is Baby Foot, which is an innovative foot care peel that gently removes unwanted dead skin. It such a great gift that is fun to use with a friend — like an at-home pedicure. I love watching my feet transform! (Baby Foot, $25)

Gift ideas from Spa One in Albany

Christine, esthetician: I would choose any one of the exfoliating cleansers from Obagi®, SkinCeuticals®, or PCA Skin®) because they remove the dead skin and allow for other products to penetrate deeper, leaving the skin feeling soft and smooth. (Exfoliating cleansers, $25-40)

Gift ideas from Spa One in Albany

Amanda, certified makeup artist: Jane Iredale’s Glow Time® Full Coverage Mineral BB cream is my favorite foundation. It is great for almost any skin type, and a bottle will last me 6 or more months! It gives great coverage with a lightweight feel. (Jane Iredale BB Cream, $48)

Spa One in Albany offers spray tanning, BOTOX, and beauty products

Marika, esthetician: Sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen. Obagi’s Sun Shield Matte Broad Spectrum SPF 50 is my favorite formula that we carry. It is lightweight and matte, so it doesn’t leave me looking shiny. We need to wear sunscreen every day, rain or shine, so this product is an absolute essential! (Obagi Sun Shield, $48)

Gift ideas from Spa One in Albany

Ruth, esthetician: I love the cleansers from PCA Skin (Oily/Problem, Creamy Cleanser, Facial Wash) because they are reasonably priced and can work for any skin type. It’s truly a great brand! (PCA Skin Cleansers, $25-30)

Gift ideas from Spa One in Albany

If you’d like to pick up a gift card for someone you love (or for yourself), just stop by Spa One and we’ll take care of you. In the meantime, I wish you a warm and happy holiday season.

Have a personal, must-have beauty buy that I didn’t list? Tell me about it in the comments!


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