The 6 Fastest Facials in the Country That Actually Give Great Results
By Julie Ricevuto |
There are very few things in this world that are more relaxing than a facial. But while we'd love to set aside a full hour each month for an aesthetician to bring our skin back to life, it's just not feasible. Not only are facials time-consuming, but they can also leave your skin tomato-red and slightly swollen, hindering any post-facial plans you may have previously set. So, we tracked down the speediest facials that promise zero downtime and real results. Whether you enjoy these quickie treatments only occasionally on your lunch break or book a weekly standing appointment, your skin will thank you.
The Treatment: Reap all the benefits of a full facial (sans extractions) in this 30-minute version. It’s the perfect maintenance treatment for when your skin is looking dull, and if you decide you need a more complete treatment to zero in on your specific skin concerns, Heyday has a 50- or 75-minute upgrade option as well.
The Price: $60
The Location: NYC
The Treatment: Dubbed the “two-minute skin fix,” Dr. Neal Schultz’s famous glycolic peel is now available at any of his peel bars located in Blushington Makeup and Beauty Lounges nationwide. The gentle, 15-minute peel is strong enough to remove dead, dull skin cells but mild enough so that there’s no peeling or redness post-treatment.
The Price: $50
The Location: NYC, LA and Dallas
The Treatment: Like an instant laundry service for your skin, this facial uses a combination of YAG laser and IPL light treatment to deep-clean your pores in 15 minutes flat. Patients will leave each treatment with a brighter, smoother face while slowly reducing fine lines and uneven skin tone over time.
The Price: $65 per treatment with the first time always free
Locations: NYC, California and Arizona
The Treatment: Clocking in at only 25 minutes, this facial starts with an exfoliation with either an enzyme glycolic peel or a scrub depending on your specific skin type. The aesthetician then follows up with a customized moisturization and an ultra-relaxing sculpting massage.
The Price: $125
The Location: NYC
The Treatment: Receive a skin cleanse, glycolic peel and vitamin oxygen blast in this 30-minute facial that’s sure to leave even the most dehydrated and dull skin glowing. This treatment costs $85 at all Bluemercury Spa locations, however, you can receive a 15-minute New Year, New Glow Facial on the floor absolutely free during the month of January—no appointment necessary. Consider it the best, money-free gift you can give to yourself to set the new year off right.
The Price: $85
The Locations: All Bluemercury stores nationwide
The Treatment: The Skin Detox FaceFit from Dermalogica is a 10-minute treatment to resurface and detoxify skin while purging pollutants from your pores. Every treatment starts with a face-mapping consultation and an analysis of the pollution that’s built up on the skin before double cleansing, exfoliating and moisturizing.
The Price: $10
The Location: Dermalogica flagship locations and Ulta stores nationwide.