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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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Caudalie Vinotherapie Spa at The Plaza

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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]

Advanced Skin Care Day Spa

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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]

Lush Spa

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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]

Bliss Spa

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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]

Mario Badescu

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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]

Pretty Please Makeup & Skincare

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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]

Bluemercury

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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]

Red Door Spa Union Square

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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]

Shen Beauty

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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]

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]

Ohm Spa & Lounge

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Caudalie Vinotherapie Spa at The Plaza

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]

Advanced Skin Care Day Spa

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]

Lush Spa

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]

Bliss Spa

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]

Mario Badescu

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]

Pretty Please Makeup & Skincare

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]

Bluemercury

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]

Red Door Spa Union Square

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]

Shen Beauty

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]

Cheryl McKereghan

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]

Ohm Spa & Lounge