Ah, Spa Week, that “treat yo self” period that comes around twice a year during which spas nationwide offer beauty treatments for only $50. In celebration of Spa Week, we spoke to Cleo C. of New York’s Le Bon Skin Lab (787 Lexington Ave.) to get all the details on the Le Bon Customized Facial. This beauty treatment, which employs PCA Skin products, normally costs $120, a steal by NYC standards, but will be only 50 bucks for the rest of April.
UPTOWN: What are the steps during the Le Bon Customized Facial?
Le Bon Skin Lab: Our Customized Facial includes deep cleansing, steam, facial massage, custom treatment, extractions, and ends with a custom mask based on your skin condition.
U: What are the ways the facial can be customized?
LBSL: The facial can be customized based on the treatments and the liquid mask applied at the end. For treatments, you can either get the microdermabrasion, ultrasound, enzyme peel, or deep pore detox, depending on what your skin needs. The liquid mask is also determined by your skin condition, such as aging skin, acne[-prone] skin, or dehydrated skin.
U: How do you decide which treatment to use, in order to customize the facial?
LBSL: All treatment will be determined by the estheticians, who each have 10+ years of experience. If your skin is dull and thick, you may get the microdermabrasion or the enzyme peel. If you have a lot of blackheads, you may get the deep pore detox. If you’re skin is thin and dehydrated, the ultrasound would be the best.
U: How often do you recommend your clients receive a facial?
LBSL: We recommend everyone get a facial once a month. Most people’s skin cells regenerate every 28 days, so one month is a good start for [someone] who wants to maintain a healthy, beautiful skin.
U: Are Spa Week appointments still available?
LBSL: We are expending our Spa Week promotion until the end of April, but the appointments are booked pretty fast so, book soon.
Be sure to check out the Le Bon Skin Lab website because the spa offers much more than facials. The estheticians expertly apply special occasion makeup, permanent makeup, facial peels, and a variety of massages.
[Images: Le Bon Skin Lab]