Daily, by appointment only
F, V at 23rd St.; 1 at 28th St.; N, R, W at 28th St.
A former protégé of British perfume maven Jo Malone, esthetician Andrea DeSimone has garnered a loyal following among those with problem skin. She now receives clients from an office loft within the Vella Wellness Center. After battling cystic acne, eczema, and allergies throughout her teenage years, DeSimone developed her skills by experimenting with her own hypersensitive skin. Now with 16 years in the business, the esthetician has built her practice around the idea that every face requires its own personalized regimen. DeSimone believes in simple solutions, working mainly with all-natural, organic products and relying on her hands, rather than machines, to nurture, detoxify, and revitalize her clients’ skin. She works with an array of product lines, picking the best-suited items from brands like Astara, Anakiri, and Skyn Iceland. Her signature service is a $135 enzyme-and-lymphatic-drainage facial, which starts with identifying problem areas with her fingertips. She moves on to a gentle double-cleanse followed by toning, exfoliating with natural digestive enzymes, and extractions if necessary, then tops is off with a mask, facial massage, and work around the neck and shoulders.Extra
Waxing and brow services are also available.
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