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Best facialist in London and New York

December must be the busiest month for travelling and when you travel long distance your skin is suffering as airplane cabins have a serious impact on your skin. The altitude and cabin pressure can strip your skin of its glow due to a reduced blood flow to your skin. The higher the altitude, the lower the blood flow. Your skin can start to feel dehydrated, dull and dreary. The first thing you want to do when you arrive at your destination is explore the city but maybe it can be a nice idea to book in for a detoxifying, hydrating facial with one of the best facialist in town to make sure that your stay will be as good for you as it is for your skin.


Teresa Tarmey

Trendy west London Teresa Tarmey's salon offers a signature facial where your skin will be treated to and hour of thorough cleansing, gentle lactic acid peel (to brighten), some radio frequency (to tighten), cryotherapy (to de-puff) and manual massage (to sculpt). Teresa uses a new system by Venus called Glow to hydrate the skin in the most efficacious way which is exactly what you need after a long haul flight. Facials at Teresa Tarmey start from £129

Lisa Franklin

In the mids of the hustle and bustle of the designer boutiques on Sloan street you can find Lisa Franklin's salon. Lisa combats city pollution with her deep-cleaning Signature Facial which works to rid your complexion of the congestion and complaints caused by living in the city and your treatment is not just a luxury treat but an integral part of your skin health routine which will bring any dull and dreary looking skin back to life. Lisa's facials start from £125 for 60 min.

Abigail James

Abigails nickname isn't the Skin Coach for nothing. Holistic and technical, Abigail uses massage techniques or takes you on a bespoke skin journey complete with peels, micro-needling and trans-formative technology with her Venus Viva radio frequency device to give skin a lift. More than a short-term solution, this particular treatment works to stimulate your own collagen production for a longer-lasting plumpness with visible results. Treatments start from £60

Epilium & Skin in Marylebone

This French beauty empire opened in late 2017 as a discreet medical spa in Marylebone.

As Epilium & Skin is a medical spa, you won’t find fluffy facials here; instead, deep-cleansing, results-driven treatments, which tackle concerns spanning ageing, dullness and congestion. The HydraFacial begins with a thorough cleanse using a mild salicylic acid, followed by a rigorous and meticulous extraction using a savvy Vortex-Extraction nozzle. Think of this as a vacuum, which removes all of the gunk that harbours beneath the skin’s surface, thus eradicating blackheads and removing excess oil and dirt. The same device is then used to penetrate nourishing antioxidants and peptides deep into the skin, followed by a cooling and hydrating Vitamin C mask. The results are hugely impressive, leaving skin plump, pore-free and glowing with health. HydraFacial's at Epilium start from £140


Restore your skin after the stresses of a long flight and regain your rosy glow, with Vaishaly's PH Balance Facial. This high-tech and unique treatment combines a deep cleanse and thorough extraction with High Frequency LED light, which reduces inflammation and kills bacteria. Next up, a galvanic micro-current powerfully penetrates a cocktail of ingredients deep into the skin to boost hydration and circulation. The treatment finishes with a soothing, luxurious facial massage, for a PH-perfect and glowing complexion. From £60 for 25min or £105 for 55min

New York

Ildy Pekar

Known for her signature magnetic cupping facial. Don't be afraid that the 'cupping' aspect of this facial will leave you with black and blue bruising, like seen on the back of Gwyneth Paltrow. It will not, the cupping facial does use light suction to draw nutrients to the surface of the face, increase blood circulation, and stimulate lymphatic drainage. Pekar begins with a series of washes and enzyme peels to cleanse and exfoliate the skin. She then opens the lymphs with a machine that uses magnetic vibrations before moving on to the cupping itself. The facial finishes with a scary looking (but totally great) LED light mask whose vibrations target the lower half of the face. From $330

Joanna Vargas

High octane treatments by Joanna Vargast are world famous. The Supernova Facial (one of the many facials from the menu) focuses on hydration and reducing puffiness and inflammation. It is a HydraFacial where it impurities are removed from the pores with a suction device. It also releases a dose of glycolic acid to exfoliate and clarify, and then with hyaluronic acid to hydrate. The facial finishes with a collagen mask and micro-current, cryo and O2 therapy. From $325

Georgia Louise

On the Upper East Side. Georgia offers bespoke facials in her cozy salon which start after assessment and consultation of the condition of your skin. High tech treatments which deep cleanses using a combo of water and high intensity sound waves to blast all the gunk out of the pores. LED light, plus galvanic current, a low-level electrical current that stimulates skin cells and then a personalized concoction of Biologique Recherche serums to penetrate skin even more deeply. From $350

Mario Badescu

Go for the European Facial. This signature treatment will be customized to fit each client’s particular needs. A series of deep cleansing rituals are followed with detoxifying steam and the extractions. Then, a light face and neck massage, a skin specific mask, chosen just for uour skin type. From $65

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