Acqua Beauty Bar: Facials in a more traditional style.

Best Facials
Yasmine Djerradine
30 East 60th Street

These days, cleansing, sloughing, stimulating, relaxing, lasering, and peeling all fall under the heading of facials. Most have exactly the same goal — to impart a healthy radiance — but some just do it better than others. In Yasmine Djerradine's remodeling facial ($180), electronic muscle stimulation perks up droopy muscles and helps serums, filled with collagen and elastin, to penetrate into the skin. Djerradine's facialists will show you one side of your face when they're halfway done, so you can see the improvement.

Completely Bare
764 Madison Avenue, near 66th Street

For a quick fix, Completely Bare's Epi Polish ($175), which takes under half an hour, uses intense pulsed light to stimulate collagen production and reduce sun spots and broken capillaries.

Acqua Beauty Bar
7 East 14th Street

A more traditional option is Sonya Dakar fitness facial ($110) at Acqua Beauty Bar. It begins with a thorough cleansing and uses organic linipack seed for exfoliation, a mask according to your skin type, and extractions.

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