ABURA: modern apothecary + skin care studio

Portland based Modern Apothecary + Skin Care Studio, featuring products by Abura Skincare, holistic skin care services, botanical beauty and wellness products and accessories, bulk herbs, custom apothecary and tea lounge.
Sun
10:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Mon
Closed
Tue
10:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Wed
10:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Thu
10:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Fri
10:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Sat
10:30 AM - 6:30 PM

Open today until 6:30 PM

Our Services

Express Facial + Backside Bliss
A relaxing treatment that provides a deep cleanse aimed to detoxify, soften and tighten the skin on the shoulders and back. This back treatment begins with a facial steam bowl and aromatherapy foot soak, a steamed deep cleanse and manual exfoliation, followed by sweedish massage. The treatment is completed with a detoxifying Moore Mud mask, which promotes circulation, cleanses and leaves the skin feeling softer and smoother. For clients suffering from back break outs, extractions may be performed at the Estheticians discretion and clients consent or request. Facial includes cleanse, exfoliation, resurfacing mask, facial massage, detoxifying or nourishing mask and serum/moisturizer/spf.
Nano Needling Add On, $30
Increase collagen and elastin and effectively reduce fine lines, poor size, hyper-pigmentation, scarring and acne with this gently skin enhancing procedure. Other benefits include increased product penetration, a more even skin tone and texture and brighter skin. Suitable for ALL skin types.
Nano Needling Express Facial, 60 minutes
Enjoy the benefits of Nano Needling in this 60 minute skin enhancing facial!
Replenishing Facial (Collagen Induction Therapy)/90 minutes
Ideal for mature skin or anyone looking to enhance their skin tone and texture and diminish signs of aging. This Facial includes Nano Needling to effectively reduce fine lines, wrinkles, hyper-pigmentation. The facial also includes an AHA enhanced Cleanser, Papaya and Pineapple Enzyme Peel enriched with Vitamin C, and an ultra moisturizing Rose and Frankincense essential oil serum followed by Hyaluronic Moisturizer. Includes neck and shoulder massage.
Purefection Facial/45 minute
A Detoxifying and Purifying treatment tailored to each client's skin type that promotes radiant and clear skin, through a double cleanse, steam, exfoliation, serum, high frequency therapy and a facial masque, followed by a protective moisturizer.
Purefection Facial/ 75 minutes
A Detoxifying and Purifying treatment tailored to each client's skin type that promotes radiant and clear skin, through a double cleanse, steam, exfoliation, serum, high frequency therapy and a facial masque, followed by a protective moisturizer. Facial includes a neck, shoulder and facial massage.
Purefection Facial/90 minutes
A Detoxifying and Purifying treatment tailored to each client's skin type that promotes radiant and clear skin, through a double cleanse, steam, exfoliation, serum, high frequency therapy and a facial masque, followed by a protective moisturizer. Facial includes a neck, shoulder, facial and foot massage, as well as an aromatherapy foot soak.
Calm to Me Facial
This 65 minute facial is ideal for acne and break out prone skin. Alpha Hydroxy Acid cleansers, Enzyme Masks, and an ultra calming and detoxifying mask, rich in anti-oxidants, anti-inflammatories and purifying charcoal will be applied. Extractions will be performed at the Estheticians discretion and clients consent in order to clear up existing pimples and blackheads. High Frequency electrodes will be used to help destroy bacteria post extraction. For those suffering from ongoing acne and breakouts, it is recommended that this facial be done as a series of 3 or more 1-2 weeks apart.
C me Shine Facial/45 minutes
The perfect facial for hyper-pigmented skin as a result of sun damage, scarring and hormonal changes or simply the perfect fix to brighten dull skin. This facial includes a combination of a Vitamin C, Licorice Root and Lactic Acid enriched cleanser, serum, exfoliant and mask. Each of these active ingredients contributes to reducing redness or discoloration of the skin, resulting in a more even complexion. It is strongly recommended that prolonged sun exposure be avoided for 48 hours post treatment and that an SPF be worn during the daytime.
C me Shine Facial/ 75 minutes
The perfect facial for hyper-pigmented skin as a result of sun damage, scarring and hormonal changes or simply the perfect fix to brighten dull skin. This facial includes a combination of a Vitamin C, Licorice Root and Lactic Acid enriched cleanser, serum, exfoliant and mask. Each of these active ingredients contributes to reducing redness or discoloration of the skin, resulting in a more even complexion. It is strongly recommended that prolonged sun exposure be avoided for 48 hours post treatment and that an SPF be worn during the daytime. Facial includes a neck, shoulder and facial massage.
C me Shine Facial/90 minutes
The perfect facial for hyper-pigmented skin as a result of sun damage, scarring and hormonal changes or simply the perfect fix to brighten dull skin. This facial includes a combination of a Vitamin C, Licorice Root and Lactic Acid enriched cleanser, serum, exfoliant and mask. Each of these active ingredients contributes to reducing redness or discoloration of the skin, resulting in a more even complexion. It is strongly recommended that prolonged sun exposure be avoided for 48 hours post treatment and that an SPF be worn during the daytime. Facial includes a neck, shoulder, face and foot massage as well as a aromatherapy foot soak.
Backside Bliss
A relaxing treatment that provides a deep cleanse aimed to detoxify, soften and tighten the skin on the shoulders and back. This back treatment begins with a facial steam bowl and aromatherapy foot soak, a steamed deep cleanse and manual exfoliation, followed by sweedish massage. The treatment is completed with a detoxifying Moore Mud mask, which promotes circulation, cleanses and leaves the skin feeling softer and smoother. For clients suffering from back break outs, extractions may be performed at the Estheticians discretion and clients consent or request.
Coco Rose or Coco Latte Body Scrub
A DEEP EXFOLIATION OF THE SKIN WITH YOUR CHOICE OF OUR NEW COCO ROSE OR COCO LATTE BODY SCRUBS (ORGANIC COCONUT + ROSE POWDER / ORGANIC COCONUT + COFFEE). BOTH BODY SCRUBS ARE HIGHLY NOURISHING AND EFFECTIVE AT REMOVING DEAD SKIN CELLS. NO NEED TO CHOOSE WHICH SCRUB YOU’D PREFER IN ADVANCE, YOUR ESTHETICIAN WILL BE HAPPY TO LET YOU SMELL AND FEEL EACH SCRUB SO YOU CAN DECIDE WHICH ONE IS PERFECT FOR YOU! IDEAL AS A STAND ALONE TREATMENT FOR SOFT, GLOWING SKIN OR AS PRE TREATMENT TO THE “MOORE MUD PLEASE” FULL BODY MUD TREATMENT.
Cellulite Buster Detox Treatment
Rid your body of unwanted toxins while reducing and preventing Cellulite using a combination of exfoliation through Dry Brushing and a detoxifying charcoal infused salt scrub, followed by massage techniques, including Manual Lymphatic Drainage, that pumps toxins through your lymphatic system and enriches the skin with detoxifying and cellulite busting essential oils. During you session you will be taught how to properly use a dry brush at home and be able to purchase a 2 oz dry brushing oil ($15) to massage into your skin to extend the results of your treatment. Best results seen after multiple weekly or bi/weekly treatments.
Cellulite Buster Mud Mask Add on
Add the detoxifying Moore Mud full body mask to your Cellulite Buster treatment.
Brazilian Bikini Wax
The Brazilian is done with hard wax, which means no strips are used in the process and the esthetician pulls directly on the hardened wax. This makes for an easier and more painless experience for the client. For those who are more sensitive, a lidocaine based numbing agent may be used prior to the waxing. The wax is finished with a cooling aloe blend containing lavender and chamomile essential oils. Our series price of 3 or more waxes reduces each waxing by 15%. It has been shown that clients who wax regularly (every 4 weeks) will grow less and finer hair, making every follow up appointment feel like a breeze!
Eye Brow Shaping
Underarm Wax
Full Back Wax
Half Back Wax
Leg wax (Full)
Bikini Wax
Lash Tint
Brow Tint
Lip/Chin Wax
Leg Wax (Half)
Up to the Knees.

Our Staff

Amanda Forman
Amanda is a Licensed Esthetician and owner of ABURA: modern apothecary + skin care studio. As the creator of the Abura product line, she specializes in Customized Facials and Body Treatments as well as Full Body Waxing and Brow and Lash Tinting. She find her passion for skin care rituals as a form of self care has brought her so much joy and contentment, which lead her to share her passion with anyone who wants to transform the way they feel about their skin care routine so that it may become a meditative and soothing ritual of self care.
Emma Duplissie
Emma attended Spa Tech Institute of Massage and Polarity in 2018 and later obtained her esthetics license in the winter of 2019. Her interest in the esthetics industry was piqued after having dealt with skin conditions, such as rosacea and keratosis pilaris, and had never found successful treatments. At ABURA, you can find Emma in the service room, as well as in the store creating custom products for clients and customers. In her spare time, she enjoys creating and listening to music, cooking, and furthering her knowledge of herbalism and aromatherapy. Emma is excited to be a part of the ABURA team and to be delivering holistic skincare services and products to the Greater Portland area.
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Lauren Corbett
Lauren is a Licensed Esthetician fulfilling her passion through practicing and teaching others about skincare. Since starting her career right after passing her state boards, she found a love in facials, body treatments, and lash care. Your skin is your largest organ and you must care for it with what you put on it since those products are what your skin absorbs. With that in mind, natural based products and holistic approaches have become a preferred method for her. This is why she is so delighted to become part of the team at ABURA. Lauren hopes to continue her journey with the company and her clients here.