Some say the secret to youth is laughter, while others claim best results come from laughing into the buffing auger of a Zamboni. Restore youthful looks sans ice resurfacing with today's Groupon: for $39, you get your choice of a facial, microdermabrasion treatment, or chemical peel at Skin Spa (an $80 value). This Groupon can be redeemed at Skin Spa's SoHo, Midtown, or Upper East Side outposts. The Upper East Side location opens April 4.
Skin Spa relieves stressed souls with rejuvenating spa treatments that employ high-end aesthetic technologies. Winter-scorned faces can get needed refreshment from a 50-minute facial, a deep cleanse, tone, and professional exfoliation designed to tastefully blast away impurities. Cherished faces also enjoy extractions, the healing powers of steam, calming serums, and a skin-specific mask. For men and women tired of hiding behind dramatic puffs of smoke, settle into a 40-minute microdermabrasion treatment and mask to get rid of dehydrated skin, help reduce pore size, and retexture fine lines. Faces prone to oil or acne breakouts can indulge in the half-hour chemical peel, which uses a choice of lactic, beta-salicylic, or glycolic peels to loosen the top layer of the epidermis, reduce the chance of plugged pores, and rival the Zoltar machine in age-defying transformations.
Escape the honks of car horns and bustle of the city in Skin Spa’s relaxing environs, complete with cream-colored walls, wood floors, and a light-filled lobby. Slip away to a cozy bungalow for the treatment and emerge feeling refreshed and significantly less likely to start fights with dive-bombing pigeons.
Skin Spa New York
Skin Spa New York's seven Manhattan locations all represent the same business, but you wouldn't know it by stepping inside. That's because the spa strives to imbue each spot with the feel of its surrounding neighborhood, whether it's the bustling atmosphere of Midtown or the artsy character of Chelsea. Whatever the address, every studio brims with a mix of pamper-centric spa and results-oriented med-spa services using products such as PCA Clinical Skin Care and glo therapeutics. Private massages and full-body waxing complement the purifying effects of facials, which target individual issues such as blemishes and fine lines. Meanwhile, higher-tech treatments can revamp the entire body without a single incision, thanks to light-based techniques such as the collagen-boosting Laser Genesis, skin-tightening Titan laser, and anti-aging Photolight and Limelight facials, which remove signs of sun damage. A company-wide collection of more than 20 lasers can help clients rid themselves of hair by targeting and destroying the follicles that grow it. A plentiful stock of skincare serums is also available for purchase, allowing clients to keep their skin pristine at home.