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Best Skin Excavationist

  • Kristie Orosz, Spa at Eventi

    851 Sixth Ave., nr. W. 30th St.; 212-904-1855

    There is the constant stream of newfangled facial devices that come with names better suited to vacuum cleaners and promise to scour pores with some new, magical technology. But aesthetician Kristie Orosz believes that the best way to epidermal enlightenment is the old-fashioned way. That is, manually. And after a 50-minute session in the Jersey native’s tough-loving hands, it’s hard not to convert to her method. Though not tear-inducingly excruciating, Orosz’s classic extractions are painful. But the pore-perfect results quell the sting. And thanks in part to her tightening mud mask, which helps reduce redness, you won’t have to plan post-facial hideout time. If all that doesn’t make you rethink the $500-per-session sucking machines, the $125 price tag might.

From the 2011 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine

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