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Caudalie Vinotherapie Spa
4th Floor, The Plaza Hotel
1 West 58th Street
New York, N.Y.
At Caudalie Vinotherapie Spa, there’s more to absorb than the plush scenery, i.e., The Plaza Hotel. The spa, which is known for infusing grapes into its formulas, recommends both a facial and a body treatment to get skin bright and luminous. For the face, the spa recommends Vinoperfect Facial, one that uses a patented molecule extracted from grapevine sap to brighten and even out skin tone. The facial includes cleansing, toning and exfoliating, and is followed by extraction. Then skin is massaged with Caudalie’s Energizing Concentrate. An alternation of warm and cool stones are applied to improve circulation and, according to Caudalie, the skin is ready to absorb the sun more evenly and with less likelihood of dark spots forming.
For the body, Caudalie recommends the Crushed Cabernet Scrub, a warm mixture of grape seeds, grape seed oil, organic essential oils, honey and brown sugar that’s massaged over the skin to stimulate microcirculation and drainage of excess toxins. Caudalie’s Contouring Concentrate and Nourishing Body Lotion are applied to restore skin radiance, moisture and suppleness. Prices for the Vinoperfect Facial start at $185 for 50 minutes. The Crushed Cabernet costs $145 for 35 minutes.
Cornelia Fifth Avenue @ Pierre Michel Salon
135 East 57th Street
New York, N.Y.
The spa that redefined luxe treatments in New York City has found a new home for its world famous services at Pierre Michel. For summer skin, the spa recommends the Cornelia Signature Facial, which, depending on your skin type, can offer as many as three reparative boosters utilizing vitamins, antioxidants, plant-driven proteins, firming botanicals and amino acids. The Signature Facial includes deep cleansing to remove impurities and increase circulation. For normal to dry skin, the spa recommends then following with a Pumpkin Papaya Enzyme Masque Booster to resurface and improve skin texture, prepping skin to more fully absorb the Glacial Hydration Masque, formulated with ocean botanicals to rehydrate and plump fine lines. The 60-minute facial costs $170. For all skin types the Signature Facial can be amped up several notches to also include a Caviar Masque and Eye Soother. This 60-minute facial costs $235.
Red Door Spas
5th Ave Flagship; Garden City, NJ; Chevy Chase, MD; Fairfax, VA; Chicago; Dallas; Harrah’s in Atlantic City and Mystic, CT.
Across the country including New York, Chicago and Washington. Exclusive to Red Door is the SmoothSculpt Facial Treatment featuring the newest technology from SatinSmooth. Created by Cornelia Zicu, chief creative officer at Red Door Spas, the SmoothSculpt treatment includes mild suction, pulsing and a deeply active Chocolate Contouring Cream (a homeopathic formulation of chocolate, ivy, juniper and dandelion) to stimulate and release toxin build up. The area of focus (face, brows, jowls, chin) is then firmly massaged in a slow and steady motion with a mechanical wand. The treatment costs between $75 and $140 per treatment session. Six to 12 sessions are suggested for results for each 30- to 60-minute treatment.
Pratima Ayurvedic Skincare
10 Greene Street
New York, N.Y.
Pratima infuses 5,000 years of ayurvedic history in its services. And to get skin ready from one season to another, the spa offers the Detoxifying Facial, a 60-minute therapeutic facial aimed at clarifying, nourishing and healing congested skin and acne conditions. Organic herbs, including organic lentils, neem, sandalwood, amla and coriander, combined with thorough extractions and detoxifying masks, deeply purify the skin and leave troubled complexions soothed and refreshed. In addition, therapists press the marma points of the face, such as around the nose to clear sinuses and around the eyes to drain puffiness. An ayurvedic face massage helps soothe the mind and senses. The herbs in the treatment are customized according to the individuals’ dosha and skin type, and contain purifying, cooling, calming, balancing and detoxifying properties. The 75-minute facial costs $115.