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Ten of the Best Spots to Get a Facial in New York City

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New Yorkers already have a tough time keeping a fresh face, between zillions of cars emitting exhaust, garbage piles on every sidewalk, and whatever that steam is bubbling up from underground going straight into our pores. Add summertime sweat into the mix, and religiously scrubbing with a Clarisonic brush no longer cuts it.

Ahead, we've mapped out ten places to get a facial—or, ten places for an oh-so-necessary deep cleaning—that'll poke, prod, buff, and massage you to one of those lit from within glows. Though the prices for some of these sessions might not be maintainable on a monthly basis, a facial is a worthy splurge every now and again. From some well-known spas to one facialist's Park Slope apartment, read on to find the treatment that's right for you.


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1. Caudalie Vinotherapie Spa at The Plaza

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1 W 58th St
New York, NY 10019
(212) 265-3182
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A super fancy hotel deserves a spa with equally fancy facials, and that's what you'll find at the Caudalie Vinotherapie Spa. Their basic 50-minute facial is really anything but—starting at $205, choose from nourishing, purifying, firming, and energizing product formulas. [Photo]

2. Advanced Skin Care Day Spa

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(212) 758-8867
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This midtown spa has been bestowed with a Best in Beauty award from Allure magazine. Start with the Classic European Facial for $155, which includes a massage and customized masks based on a skin analysis, and add on further treatments from there. [Photo]

3. Lush Spa

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783 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10065
(212) 207-8151
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The company famous for bath bombs introduced its first-ever spa and all its unconventional treatments to New York City earlier this year. Their take on a facial, the Validation, is described as a 60-minute "life-affirming face massage" that works to bring out inner beauty. They recommend setting aside two hours for the $140 session, which is also their most popular service. [Photo]

4. Bliss Spa

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(877) 862-5477
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Though the well-known spa has several skin treatment options to choose from here, several editors have tried and loved the classic Triple Oxygen Facial. The 75-minute pore-cleansing session will set you back $175. [Photo]

5. Mario Badescu

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320 E 52nd St
New York, NY 10022
(212) 223-3728
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Of course, the trusted skin-care brand would also offer some of the best facials in the city. A one-hour session to improve the texture and appearance of skin starts at just $65—lower than most other well-known names—but you can add on customizable options depending on your skin's needs, like a vitamin C treatment for an additional $35. [Photo]

6. Pretty Please Makeup & Skincare

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1133 Broadway, Ste 217
New York, NY 10010
(646) 363-6292
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The Yelp reviews for this studio are (almost) as glowing as your skin post-facial: "I feel better than I have in a long time—it's amazing what a deep cleansing facial can do for a woman!" The $120 signature facial features organic products and is suitable for all skin types. [Photo]

7. Bluemercury

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865 Broadway
New York, NY 10003
(212) 243-8100
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Go with the basics here: The 50-minute Modern Facial includes exfoliations, extractions, and an oxygen mask that'll leave you with a healthy glow for $95. Or get a bit fancy: One editor "fondly remembers" the smell of her vitamin C treatment add-on. [Photo]

8. Red Door Spa Union Square

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200 Park Ave S
New York, NY 10003
(212) 388-0222
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Just because the latest locale for the Elizabeth Arden brand puts an emphasis on speedy services doesn't mean it's short on quality. Pop-in for a 25-minute "Queens Expressway Time-Saver Facial," which they recommend as a refresher between full-service treatments, for $80. If you're looking for time to unwind, the lower level offers more in-depth options. [Photo]

9. Shen Beauty

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315 Court St
Brooklyn, NY 11231
(718) 576-2679
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The founders of this natural beauty-loving store added a station for express facials earlier this year for women on the go. Choose the 30-minute option for $65, or pay $90 for 45 minutes—facialist Carrie Lindsay will pull products off the shelf that suit your skin type. [Photo]

10. Cheryl McKereghan

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It doesn't get more intimate than having your facial done in your aesthetician's Park Slope apartment, which is exactly what you'll get with Cheryl McKereghan. Her customizable 60-minute treatments start at $80, with add-ons like an oxygen infusion mask or 20-minute back massage are an extra $30 each. [Photo]

11. Ohm Spa & Lounge

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260 5th Ave Fl 5
New York, NY 10001
(212) 845-9812
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1. Caudalie Vinotherapie Spa at The Plaza

1 W 58th St, New York, NY 10019
A super fancy hotel deserves a spa with equally fancy facials, and that's what you'll find at the Caudalie Vinotherapie Spa. Their basic 50-minute facial is really anything but—starting at $205, choose from nourishing, purifying, firming, and energizing product formulas. [Photo]
1 W 58th St
New York, NY 10019

2. Advanced Skin Care Day Spa

140 W 57th St #3C New York, NY 10019
This midtown spa has been bestowed with a Best in Beauty award from Allure magazine. Start with the Classic European Facial for $155, which includes a massage and customized masks based on a skin analysis, and add on further treatments from there. [Photo]

3. Lush Spa

783 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10065
The company famous for bath bombs introduced its first-ever spa and all its unconventional treatments to New York City earlier this year. Their take on a facial, the Validation, is described as a 60-minute "life-affirming face massage" that works to bring out inner beauty. They recommend setting aside two hours for the $140 session, which is also their most popular service. [Photo]
783 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10065

4. Bliss Spa

12 West 57th Street New York, NY 10019
Though the well-known spa has several skin treatment options to choose from here, several editors have tried and loved the classic Triple Oxygen Facial. The 75-minute pore-cleansing session will set you back $175. [Photo]

5. Mario Badescu

320 E 52nd St, New York, NY 10022
Of course, the trusted skin-care brand would also offer some of the best facials in the city. A one-hour session to improve the texture and appearance of skin starts at just $65—lower than most other well-known names—but you can add on customizable options depending on your skin's needs, like a vitamin C treatment for an additional $35. [Photo]
320 E 52nd St
New York, NY 10022

6. Pretty Please Makeup & Skincare

1133 Broadway, Ste 217, New York, NY 10010
The Yelp reviews for this studio are (almost) as glowing as your skin post-facial: "I feel better than I have in a long time—it's amazing what a deep cleansing facial can do for a woman!" The $120 signature facial features organic products and is suitable for all skin types. [Photo]
1133 Broadway, Ste 217
New York, NY 10010

7. Bluemercury

865 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
Go with the basics here: The 50-minute Modern Facial includes exfoliations, extractions, and an oxygen mask that'll leave you with a healthy glow for $95. Or get a bit fancy: One editor "fondly remembers" the smell of her vitamin C treatment add-on. [Photo]
865 Broadway
New York, NY 10003

8. Red Door Spa Union Square

200 Park Ave S, New York, NY 10003
Just because the latest locale for the Elizabeth Arden brand puts an emphasis on speedy services doesn't mean it's short on quality. Pop-in for a 25-minute "Queens Expressway Time-Saver Facial," which they recommend as a refresher between full-service treatments, for $80. If you're looking for time to unwind, the lower level offers more in-depth options. [Photo]
200 Park Ave S
New York, NY 10003

9. Shen Beauty

315 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
The founders of this natural beauty-loving store added a station for express facials earlier this year for women on the go. Choose the 30-minute option for $65, or pay $90 for 45 minutes—facialist Carrie Lindsay will pull products off the shelf that suit your skin type. [Photo]
315 Court St
Brooklyn, NY 11231

10. Cheryl McKereghan

278 9th St Brooklyn, NY 11215
It doesn't get more intimate than having your facial done in your aesthetician's Park Slope apartment, which is exactly what you'll get with Cheryl McKereghan. Her customizable 60-minute treatments start at $80, with add-ons like an oxygen infusion mask or 20-minute back massage are an extra $30 each. [Photo]

11. Ohm Spa & Lounge

260 5th Ave Fl 5, New York, NY 10001
260 5th Ave Fl 5
New York, NY 10001