Store: Mon-Thu, 9am-10pm; Fri-Sat, 9am-6pm; Sun, closed; Spa: Tue-Thu 9:30am- 4pm and 6:30pm-8:30pm; Fri-Sat, 9:30am-4pm; Sun-Mon, closed
1 at 23rd St.; F, V at 23rd St.; N, R, W at 23rd St.
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Fifty dollars is not a bad price for a 60-minute facial, particularly one using Dermalogica’s acclaimed products—it’s less than half what you’d pay at the brand’s flagship in Soho. True, the aestheticians handling your mug are students with eight to eighteen weeks of training, but they are overseen by pros who consult on each client before treatments begin. Facials are customized to suit skin types and address specific issues. Typical treatments start with a double cleanse and are then followed by steaming, a mask, exfoliation, toning, and an application of moisturizer. Most likely your skin therapist will use a gadget called a Galvanic, which uses electricity and vibrations to help products penetrate deep into the skin. For $10, you can tack on a rejuvenating fifteen-minute back, face, or shoulder rub. Open since 2010, the space was designed according to environmentally friendly standards, meaning there’s both recycled and locally sourced materials, as well as energy-efficient utilities. The resulting look is sleek and immaculate but not uninteresting—a modern study in white and gray. It’s spare of any decorations besides shelves filled with Dermalogica products. These will be suggested to you at the end of your visit via a personalized Face Mapping—a breakdown of your problem areas. Standard waxing services are also available at discounted rates: Eyebrows are $15 and a full leg comes to $30; bikinis aren’t on the list.
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