The Best Custom Facial In NYC | Beauty Explorers

The Best Custom Facial In NYC | Beauty Explorers

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Hi, I’m Emily, and I’m on a mission to find the best custom
facial in New York City. Working at INSIDER, I’ve seen some pretty wild beauty treatments. But I wanna sort through
all the masks and technology to find out which facial’s
really, truly designed to bring out the best in your skin. In reality, I get a facial
about once a year if that. So while we’re meeting with some of the best estheticians in New York City, I’m going to be asking
them what I can do at home to bring my skincare
routine to the next level. We scoured online reviews,
blogs, and Instagram to find New Yorkers’ favorite
go-to customized facials. We chose four places that designed individualized treatments based on different types of skin concerns. So after this experience, I’m hoping that my skin looks refreshed and glowy even without makeup, and
I’m hoping that I can tackle some of my personal skincare goals, like looking awake even when I’m stressed or keeping my skin
hydrated while traveling. This is going to be an
awesome couple of weeks. Let’s insert a montage of
my self-care journey here. Up first: Rescue Spa. We are at Rescue Spa for
their Fix-It-All facial, which combines new technology
and top-notch products to give an overall solution
to each skincare concern. Our clientele is from probably 16 to 100. I’m feeling already super relaxed. There is a warm blanket on me, and it is a work day. So our best facial is
probably a Fix-It-All facial. It’s an amazing facial
treatment for any type of skin. It’s a holistic approach
with European techniques with modern technology. It
stems from years of experience. So for cleansing, we’re going to use Lait U by Biologique Recherche. Emily: Danuta recommends
cleansing two times: once to remove makeup and
once to really clean the skin. Danuta: So you see how the
first cleanse is all about removing your makeup. It’s really important to
do that second cleanse where you’re really
emulsifying the buildup. Emily: Do you have any
tips for the best way to massage your own face
when you’re cleansing? Danuta: Use your full hands. It does multiple things.
It balances the skin. It exfoliates. It
rehydrates. It preps the skin to receive the treatment before massage or before any type of treatment. P50 I could not live without. I’ve been using for 30
years, so I love it. Danuta’s personal specialty is her nearly magical massage technique. She’s so supremely
dehydrated, she literally drank that renewing pack, so
I have to add a little extra. Drink your water, people. I’ve been called out. Next come microcurrents and LED lights with oxygen. It’s customized from the techniques that esthetician is using and
the products and modalities. That’s why it’s really
important to look at the skin not one-size-fits-all, but
every skin is different, every concern is different, and
our skin changes constantly. Emily: Danuta’s three tips: Double cleanse, exfoliate, and self love. Up next: Silver Mirror Facial Bar. Silver Mirror Facial
Bar’s signature treatment is a quick-and-easy, 30-minute facial that always includes an oxygen treatment. Here at Silver Mirror, we
want facials to be accessible and affordable for women. We believe in a no-frills approach. So you come in, it’s an open concept. We have some curtains, but you come in, get your skin treated, and
then you’re out the door on your way for the rest of the day. A signature treatment
is a 30-minute facial, so it’s especially for
the person who really just needs a deep cleanse
and a reset to their skin. We began with a double cleanse followed by an enzymatic foam. Ooh, that’s nice and fluffy. For exfoliation, we used a pumpkin enzyme. Oh, my gosh, this smells like pie. Do I look like a jack-o’-lantern? Silver Mirror’s signature
treatment is the Purelift. Conductor gel is applied to the face. They say the gel allows
currents to get beneath the skin to stimulate muscles. This can help tone and lift. That’s weird. This makes me laugh. Come toward the cheekbones. A jelly mask calms the
skin followed by a vitamin and enzyme cocktail for an intense glow. Every Silver Mirror facial ends
with a full oxygen treatment My esthetician’s top three tips: We always want people
to be really consistent with their home care, so making sure that you do have something morning and p.m. Secondly, at this time
of year, a lot of people can use a hyaluronic acid. So a hyaluronic acid is
something that’s a humectant that binds moisture to the skin and helps your skin stay hydrated. And, gentle exfoliation. We’re kind of like your
sassy skincare best friend. You’re here to find out what’s
goin’ on with your skin. We’re gonna tell you how
it is and what it is, and we’re gonna help you fix it. Up next: Heyday. Heyday’s signature facial
includes a deep cleanse and extractions to reset clients’ skin. And they feature a handheld LED treatment. Heyday was created five years ago on the basis that there was
a huge gap in the market when it came facials. It was generally perceived
to be reserved for people who were famous or
wealthy or alternatively if you had a problem, you
spent hundreds of dollars going to a dermatologist. So Heyday essentially fills that gap not only with the service itself but also when it comes to education. Bye! Heyday uses a variety of product lines to perfectly customize the
facial to the individual’s skin, and they all smell amazing. If we had piña coladas,
it would be perfect. Emily: That’s exactly
what it smells like too. That smells good too. Everything smells edible,
but don’t lick it. Everybody always tries. Now, we don’t use steam.
We only use hot towels. That is because towels are
less dehydrating than steam, and we can control the temperature better. So something I love
about this facial already is just the efficiency. I feel like this is
accessible for every day. You could just come in,
write down all the problems you wanna solve, and
immediately you’re in here solving them super quick,
super easy, super fun because everything smells great. I like how many warm towels
happen in this facial. We continued with a mask. And some extractions. Extracted. How do I look? You look amazing. That thing’s intimidating. Oh, it’s nothing. It makes a noise like it’s gonna hurt, but it doesn’t hurt. It feels a little spiky. The signature touch: a
wonderful hand and arm massage. I like to give a little hand massage. Everybody’s always on their
phones and typing away and texting, so it’s nice to… In our case, holding cameras. Holding cameras, carrying
bags, holding on on the train. It’s nice to just get it all. We finished up the treatment
with LED light therapy. Michelle left us with
three tips to take home. Cleanse your skin twice a day, hydrate your skin every day, and SPF. I cannot stress enough SPF. Finally, Shen Beauty. the Shen signature treatment
is a 60-minute facial that encompasses a holistic
approach to skincare. But they also offer à la carte options like their revealing eye therapy. My facials are an intersection between holistic and really science-y, so I like to do both, and I
really believe in facial massage and the power of touch and also the really good gadgetry like microcurrent and LED. OK Emily, take a deep
breath in through your nose, and exhale. Laura’s combination of
aromatherapy, massage, and reiki techniques make
this facial totally blissful. The first mask was made of
algae, kale, and spinach. A lot of people are
working against themselves to an extent sometimes. It’s really interesting
that we sometimes have to kind of dial people back a little bit because they’re doing too many things. Emily: They use natural
ingredients like honey, which acts as a base for
Laura’s signature treatment. A quick treatment with
cucumbers and icicles leaves your eyes looking well rested. Laura: My top three tips
for pretty much everybody is don’t overcleanse and strip your skin, gentle daily exfoliation, and a vitamin C serum in the daytime. It is time to make my final decision. This is going to be very difficult because I feel that finding
the best esthetician for you is a very personal decision. I’m going to tell you
which one I liked the best for myself, my skin, and my concerns. But first, I’m gonna tell
you what I liked the best about each place so that
you can go out and find out which will fit your skincare needs. Rescue Spa was all-around luxurious. It was absolutely a beautiful experience. Danuta knew exactly what she was doing, and I’m not surprised that
it’s been consistently named the best facial in the city. So I think if you’re looking for something absolutely luxurious, soothing, Rescue Spa is the facial for you. Silver Mirror Facial Bar is amazing because of their innovative setup. I’ve never seen anything like that with an open-concept facial bar. It reminded me a lot of
a dry bar for your hair. So if you’re looking for
something that is quick and easy and efficient, Silver Mirror is definitely the facial for you. I really like Heyday because their facials are really approachable. They encourage their clients to come back and treat their skin monthly and make facials a part of their routines. I also really liked
that their estheticians are incredibly knowledgeable
and comforting. So if you’re a first-timer
getting a facial, this is definitely the place for you. My favorite facial was Shen Beauty. I really loved how I learned a lot about my skin while also set in a nice spa environment. It was absolutely relaxing, informative. I loved Laura and her use
of aromatherapy and reiki. I just felt good energy in
there, and for me personally, it was a perfect fit. No, that felt weird. All right, I think we’re good. OK, that’s enough.


  1. Vitamin C or any essential oil is a distractor: meaning it does the opposite you want when combining it with another ingredient like a moisturizer! Never use it during day time either !!!!!!! It can damage and irritate your skin when not diluted well enough or exposed to sunlight ! And sometimes it even wears out with the sun so you are merely wasting money

  2. Your skin looked the best after Heyday. The first two, you looked better before. Slight improvement with Shen but Heyday you were so dewy and glowy afterwards!

  3. The owner of the last spa said vitamin c serum in the day time..doesn't vitamin c make our skin more sensitive to sun???

  4. She cleanses her skin deeply from the first spa and then goes to the other .. it doesnt make any sense. If she wanted to know the results she should have had 4 girls to try and test differnet spa treatments

  5. Pro Tip
    Always wash your face with soap for 60-120 seconds twice a day to reduce inflammation and encourage blood flow and skin glow 💕

  6. I’d like to see the results of this facial with someone who actually has problematic skin. Like you can’t actually see any results as her skin was perfect to begin with.

  7. I feel like Shen beauty had the most natural products to where you could just re create the facial in an at home routine and save on the $120. Their products are basically natural ingredients, spinach, cucumbers, honey and natural oils with facial massages. Take a trip to the grocery store and facial away!

  8. Before a facial treatment kindly consider having a dental treatment . your face is flawless , try to correct your smile too. Thankyou

  9. I like the 3rd one the best, massage is everything when I go for a facial, esp when I work in health industry, i know all those gimmick useless O2 tratment does nothing to your skin.

  10. I think you should do this project but with different people not just 1 person
    For each facial they all should have similar skin types too make the experiment make sense unlike just 1 person with moisture on top of moisture and you can’t tell what really helped the skin and does not help the viewer

  11. As a dental hygentist, the girl getting the facial doesn't need a facial. She needs to get her tooth cleaned. Seeing her laying down, when she opened her mouth I saw alot of problems.
    Get your teeth clean people.

  12. Want nice facials but broke? Look into beauty schools especially one that has esthetician course. They do work under a lisenced professional and they practice on eachother before they get real clients. You can get salon treatments and products for a fraction of the price. That is where all these ladies started.

  13. Gosh, what a load of shit. This video somehow was in my next video list? who would spend money doing this? making you think you need it! B Ha Ha Haaaaaaaaa!!!

  14. Well I get my facials for 25$ and comparing it to the 300$ one I'd say there is not alot of improvement for those 275$ extra.

  15. If your wondering about Rating:
    •Shen Beauty has 4.8 Stars⭐️
    •Silver Mirror Facial bar- UES has 4.7 Stars⭐️
    •Heyday- Upper West side has 4.6 Stars ⭐️
    •Rescue Spa has a 4.4 Stars ⭐️

    Your welcome for those who are curious on wondering which has better ratings

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