The Most Luxurious Facials in North America
The Most Luxurious Facials in North America
Treatments We Can't Stop Talking About
Few things are more indulgent than getting a facial, and if you're lucky enough to be near one of these 12 locations, luxury awaits you.
From completely customized treatments to celebrity favorites, we scoured the continent looking for the most luxurious facials in North America. Click through what we found and you'll be yearning to take some time-real or imagined-to treat yourself.
Housed on famous Fifth Avenue, Tracie Martyn’s Purple Ray facial ($330 for 60 minutes) is first and foremost a treatment aimed at turning back the hands of time. The combination of red and blue lights not only gives the treatment its trademarked name, but also works to address blemishes while helping cells regenerate. The Purple Ray treatment is followed by a hydrating “uber-mask” that brightens your complexion, and ends with a cooling oxygen mist. Learn more at TracieMartyn.com.
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Located in the hillside town of San Miguel de Allende, near Mexico City, The Rosewood resort’s Sense Spa offers a custom facial ($140 and $175 for 80 and 110 minutes) reserved only for those beauty buffs who are serious about preventive and restorative skincare. The luxe treatment includes eye, neck, and decollete treatments, as well as a deep tissue facial massage.
Here’s where the customization comes in: you get your pick of a complete selection of advanced and professional peels, facial technology, and anti-aging masks, which will be combined to meet your unique goals. As an added bonus, the treatment is topped off with a massage and shea butter mask-for your hands and feet! Talk about full-body service. Learn more at
The signature Georgian facial ($125-$175 for 50-80 minutes) at The Rosewood Hotel Georgia in Vancouver, Canada, is a superb example of a traditional facial that aims to revitalize your skin and tone the overall appearance of your face. With no fancy gimmicks to distract you from the old-fashioned value of a quality facial, the treatment thoroughly cleanses your skin to give you a radiant complexion, and utilizes essential oils and anti-oxidants to hydrate and purify. Find details at RosewoodHotels.com.
Finger Lakes, New York
Talk about a perfect pairing: In the Finger Lakes region of New York, the state's wine country, award-winning Spa Mirbeau recently partnered with world-renowned skincare company Caudalie to offer the brand's famous facials. All of Caudalie's treatments include grape and vine essence, which meshes well with Spa Mirbeau’s location and its on-site wine bar. “From the property’s beautiful French countryside atmosphere and its draw to wine enthusiasts from near and far, we feel we could not have found a better fit for Caudalie,” co-founder Mathilde Thomas said. For a full list of their vino-infused treatments, head to Mirbeau.com.
Tucson’s Miraval Resort amp Spa Anti-Aging Facial ($175-$235 for 50-80 minutes) combats three major issues: fine lines, hyperpigmentation, and loss of youthful radiance. The treatment starts with a thorough double cleanse and a double exfoliation using glycolic and salicylic acids to stimulate cell regeneration. Next comes a “drain and soothe” lymphatic massage of the face, neck, and chest, using a special reparative serum. A restorative mask is put on, followed by a tri-peptide mask. Leaving no detail overlooked, the facial is rounded out with a final application of a brightening eye cream. Find details at MiravalResorts.com.
The Ultimate Aroma Radiance Lift Facial (110 minutse, $355-$375) at The Spa at the Mandarin Oriental Boston starts with a deep galvanic cleanse, or an enzyme peel to renew and soften the skin. Deep stimulation gets the circulation of your skin going, which causes a lymphatic drainage that removes toxins. Facial muscles are then elevated and toned while a deep hydration plumps out fine lines. Skin is healed with a high-frequency current, and then treated to a nourishing mask. Plus, the whole thing is topped off with a shoulder and scalp massage for maximum relaxation. Where do we sign up? Visit MandarinOriental.com for more information.
Celebrity-loved skin expert Kate Somerville’s MuscleLift Facial ($175 for 60 minutes) is one of the favorites on tap at her Hollywood spa's location in the Trump SoHo hotel in New York. Devotees like Kate Walsh, Jessica Alba, and Lea Michele swear by it, perhaps thanks to the fact that its effects are visible immediately-a result of three types of electric currents that strengthen and lift tired muscles back into their proper (and more youthful) places. The most noticeable changes are lifts in the brow area, the round apples of the cheeks, and the areas around the jaw line. Find details at TrumpHotelCollection.com.
New York facialist Joanna Vargas launched her Champagne and Roses facial ($250) for Valentine’s Day, but the special was so beloved that she kept it around as a permanent menu item. The luxurious treatment includes a deep exfoliation with a diamond-tipped wand, a moisturizing mask made of sweet red rose petals and honey, a hydrating champagne face mask rich in antioxidants and polyphenols, an oxygen treatment to boost collagen, and a rejuvenating serum to nourish the skin with five oils with anti-aging effects. Your kissable skin will make you feel like it’s Valentine’s Day all year round! More info at JoannaVargas.com.
The one-of-a-kind Holistic Sapphire Gemstone Facial ($250 for 90 minutes) on tap at Toronto’s Four Seasons Hotel is unique in that it promises benefits beyond the perimeter of your cheekbones. Precious metals and gemstones are used to promote healing as well as balance and clarity of the mind-the special mix includes a high concentration of rose quartz, platinum, copper, nano-gold, sapphires, rubies, pearls, and diamonds, while Eastern healing techniques using crystal wands encourage lymphatic drainage and have clearing and calming effects for maximum relaxation. Learn more at FourSeasons.com.
Face Place sticks to what works, which is why it's offered its unique facial treatment ($120-$150 for 75 minutes) for more than 40 years. Their trademark technique goes beyond surface cleaning to get to the deeper levels of all your pores, as well as increasing blood circulation to your face and oxygenating your facial tissues.
First, they used skilled manual tactics to extract impurities, followed by an electric current that increases the absorption of the Face Place’s anti-aging solution—a special combination of regenerative vitamin C and the powerful anti-inflammatory zinc. The result: rejuvenated and firmed skin leaving you looking younger and refreshed as soon as you walk out the door. With additional locations in Studio City, Calif. and New York, stars love the treatment even more: Bicostal beauties like Anne Hathaway, Emma Stone, and Emmy Rossum are all fans. Learn more at
Sunny Isles Beach, Florida
This 50-minute treatment ($155) includes a special application of Espa’s Skin Radiance Moisturizer, which is rich in natural AHAs and BHAs-chemical substances derived from Hawaiin algae and a plant called Meadowsweet, which work to smooth wrinkles, reduce spotty pigmentatins, and brighten the skin. Regular customers come back again and again because of the facial’s refreshing qualities, giving new life to stressed, tired skin. Learn more at AcqualinaResort.com.