A few weeks ago I booked an appointment at the Mario Badescu Salon after my friend raved about the treatments there.I didn't realize that they offer one of the best facials in New York City. Mario Badescu's spa may not be as 'posh' as Bliss but the facials are outstanding. Don't expect quiet quarters, champagne, and zen music but do expect to walk away with beautiful skin.
I booked an early appointment - 9am! I was stunned at how many people were already there so early and 60 minutes later when I walked out, the place was PACKED with women and men, old and young, ready to get their skin care on! This must be the best kept secret ever. While you're paying $100-plus for a facial at a high end salon, you can get a facial here for only $65. Of course, the additions are extra but the basic facial is a wonderful affordable price. The best thing about starting with the basic facial is that you're able to get a clear idea on what treatments you should book in the future.
The skin specialists wear white coats similar to doctors and really know what they're talking about. They can also recommend what's best for your skin and won't try to up sell you just to get a dollar. After your appointment, you're whisked off (this is optional) to a room filled with products. Another skin specialist will suggest a variety of products that you should try based on your skin examination. She filled up a bag (FILLED IT UP) with all of the products in a sample size that she recommended for me to try. I had at least a month worth of samples and I couldn't wait to test them out. A few weeks after my appointment, I got a letter in the mail from the spa thanking me for my service and they even included a discount for my next visit.
I'm interested in trying The Glycolic Acid Treatment. This treatment is an all-natural, rapid exfoliating treatment that stimulates cellular turnover to help you regain a healthy, smooth, and even complexion. Glycolic Acid is an Alpha Hydroxy Acid derived from sugar cane that works to loosen the bond that holds dead skin cells together, allowing them to slough away revealing fresh, new skin underneath. The spa offer 6 treatments for $250.
Regular glycolic treatments will result in:
- Minimizing pore congestion and blackheads
- Minimizing discoloration from old acne and sun exposure as well as softening the look of fine lines and dull skin.
Now, that my breakouts have stopped thanks to the Murad Pure Skin Supplements (read my review here), I look forward to removing minimal discoloration and any dullness in my skin. Do you have a favorite Mario Badescu product? Comment below! I'd love to hear about it.