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Top Five Lunch-Hour Beauty Boosts

These spots deliver efficient midday treatments in 30 minutes or less.

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Euphoria Spa
18 Harrison St., second fl., nr. Greenwich St.; 212-925-5925
Tribeca's Euphoria Spa offers more than a few lunchtime-length services. Standouts include the 30-minute Beauty Boot Camp facial, which targets parched, aging, or acne-prone skin, and the half-hour Heaven Scent massage, combining deep-tissue treatment with aromatic arnica oil and hot towels.

Chill Wellness Institute & Medi Spa
40A E. 33rd St., nr. Park Ave.; 212-213-2000
This tropical-inspired spa touts an array of in-and-out half-hour treatments, from a cleansing and exfoliating mini-facial to a pre-date body polish or a spot-specific massage using buffed lava shells from the South Pacific.

Dermalogica
110 Grand St., at Broadway; 212-219-9800
Dermalogica offers a variety of twenty-minute microZone treatments in a pristine, lablike setting. The $35 touch-up procedures include flash exfoliation for sloughing off cellular debris, de-puffing and brightening eye serums, on-the-spot breakout treatments, and hand-repair potions for hydrating chapped, haggard fingers.

Dorit Baxter
45–47 W. 57th St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 212-371-4542
At this Asian-inspired spa, half of the massage therapies are offered in 30-minute increments, from the knot-relieving Swedish massage to a soothing session of foot reflexology.

Metamorphosis Day Spa
127 E. 56th St., nr. Lexington Ave.; 212-751-6051
This efficient, frills-free midtown spa caters to stressed-out office workers with the $65 Back Stroke, a 25-minute medical massage that pinpoints built-up tension in the neck and upper and lower back.


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