The Best Facials In NYC, According To Us


Get your pores cleaned like a NYLON editor

Unless you are Arya Stark, you will only get one face in this life. That face will be with you through the good times and the bad—and unfortunately, all that tends to show up on your skin. As editors in New York City, we spend our days squinting at computer screens and our nights staying out way too late, neither of which leads to the glowing complexions we'd like to post on Instagram. So it should go without saying that we A) take our skin-care routines very seriously and B) tend to outsource our skin care to professionals. Turns out, most of our editorial team has a secret go-to facial or a new favorite that they turn to when things get a little rough around the edges.

Ahead, we're revealing our favorite spots to hit up when we need help with our, um, spots. Click through for our beauty secrets, spilled. 

Photo courtesy of Joanna Vargas

Joanna Vargas

"Joanna Vargas's Triple Crown Facial is the kind of treatment that beauty editors and celebrities alike whisper to each other about. Collagen and elastic production are stimulated using microcurrent technology, which causes a kind of nonsurgical facelift–no, really. The aestheticians who do this treatment will sometimes show you when they're halfway done so you can see the difference it makes, and it's truly mind-blowing. I've done this a couple of times when I'm feeling particularly haggard and it gets rid of fine lines, makes my eyes look wider, and my skin overall brighter and clearer. Despite the sciencey sounding name, there's nothing scary about this treatment—it feels really nice. Basically someone just very slowly rubs a two-pronged metal thing (okay, a very fancy microcurrent machine) over your whole face, and it feels like a massage. If looking tired is your skin-care concern, I can't recommend this enough." —Gabrielle Korn, digital editorial director