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Top Five Hydrating Facials

Moisture-rich treatments to repair city-ravaged skin.

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Julia March Integral Skin Care.  

Yana Herbal Beauty Salon
270 Sixth Ave., nr. Bleecker St.; 212-254-6200
Yana Yusupidi earned her skin-care stripes from years of study with her mother in their native Georgia. Her hour-long basic facial ($99) isn't pain-free, but it delivers instant results with a tailored combination of seaweed, glycolic peels, and her own line of all-natural herbal tonics.

Julia March Integral Skin Care
177 Prince St., nr. Thompson St.; 212-253-2242
Tucked inside the slightly crunchy Soho Health & Wellness Center is Julia March Integral Skin Care, a one-room, one-woman operation specializing in top-of-the-line facials. March's hour and a half Hydrating Energizer Facial—which encompasses a collagen mask, micro-current stimulation, and rose-oil massage—leaves skin dewy and glowing, and promises increased circulation to boot ($195).

Ajune
1294 Third Ave., at 74th St.; 212-628-0044
This Upper East Side mainstay does brisk business in injectables and laser services, but the most effective non-invasive option is the Dermal Quench facial ($180). Exclusive to Ajune, the hour-long treatment is designed by L.A.-based Kate Somerville, who uses her proprietary OX2 machine to pump oxygen and hyaluronic serum into the skin for added glow, lift, and radiance.

La Prairie Spa
50 Central Park South, second fl., at Sixth Ave.; 212-521-6135
The Deep Drenching facial at this Ritz-Carlton spa cuts no corners. Your face will be put through a six-step, customized process that includes deep cleansing, exfoliation, massage, and moisturizing with plenty of big-ticket La Prairie products like the Cellular Hydralift Firming Mask ($200).

Glow Skin Spa
30 E. 60th St., Ste. 808, nr. Madison Ave.; 212-319-6654
Glow owner Jillian Wright's menu of signature facials reads like a cocktail of science and nature; everything from green papaya to microdermabrasion is in the mix. Her dermaplaning facial is not for the faint of heart—there is a razor involved—but leaves the skin buttery soft and primed for hydration ($200).


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