6 Sensational Fall Facials
Sumptuous ways to repair, pamper, and protect your skin this autumn
Summer’s on the wane, but the effects of sun, sand, and surf on your complexion remain. Now is the time to rejuvenate with a relaxing fall facial at one of these Westchester spas.
1. THANN Sanctuary at Castle Hotel & Spa’s Total Revitalizing Facial
Tarrytown (914) 524-6392
Prepare to be treated like royalty with this detoxifying facial that begins with a cleansing and 30-minute lymphatic massage. Your face will then be prepped with an oatmeal face scrub to remove surface impurities and maximize the Revitalizing Mask absorption. Spa concierge Melise George says that “each person’s skin is different, so, during the consultation, the aesthetician will assess your skin and determine how much of each product should be used.” Your mask will also be customized, including either mushroom extract for oily skin, inca omega oil for dry skin, or moringa-seed extract for normal and combination skin. A relaxing hand and foot massage is included during treatment. To lock in results, a serum of centella, banana-flower, and shiso extracts will be applied, followed by a rice-extract cream for hydration.
Price: $155 Length: 70 minutes Ingredients: oatmeal, centella, banana flower, shiso extract, white-tea extract, rice extract, mushroom extract, inca omega oil, moringa-seed extract
2. Spavia Day Spa’s Vita-C Radiance Facial
White Plains (914) 368-2525
Vitamin C isn’t just for boosting your immune system. Nourish your skin with this powerful antioxidant mask, which will leave your face feeling soft and give you a healthy autumn glow. Ideal for all skin types, this facial also includes a cleanser, light extractions, a hot-stone massage of the neck and shoulders, and a vitamin hand treatment. Your skin will be topped off with hyaluronic serum, which is, says aesthetician Anne Brooks, “a skin lover that makes your skin soft, plump, and hydrated.” To help you create your own personal oasis, you get to choose both the music and the cream scent that are used in your facial. Arrive a little early to begin your experience with some tea in the retreat room.
Price: $119 Length: 60 minutes Ingredients: cleanser (vitamin C, vitamin A, soapwart, superoxide dismutase); exfoliant (antioxidants, hyaluronic acid, vitamin A, papaya, pineapple); serums (25 percent hyaluronic acid, 15 percent blend, polypeptide complex); moisturizer and SPF (tinted zinc oxide, titamium dioxide, DNA protection complex); eye complex (argireline, matrixyl synthe’6, SYN-AKE); and lip complex (biopeptide CL, avocado oil, ubiquinone)
3. The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester’s Age-Defying Facial
White Plains (914) 946-5500
Step into Westchester’s largest spa and a world of instant serenity. This facial uses high-quality products to help reverse signs of aging and even out complexion. “The products used are from ESPA, a luxury-spa product line that has partnered with The Ritz-Carlton,” says Spa Supervisor Ashley Arthur. Your experience begins with a deep-brush cleanse and skin analysis, followed by a facial exfoliation, specialized toning facial massage, and an intensive mask with scalp massage. The result: more luminous, youthful-looking skin that will last all winter long.
Price: $185/$235 Length: 60/90 minutes Ingredients: Face serum (including gotu kola, larch, skin-plumping collagen, and Irish moss); eye serum (including micro-algae, golden root, and more); face moisturizer (including sea amber, anise extrect, and larch); plus, eye moisturizers; a mask (with argon oil, grape-seed oil, and other ingredients, enriched with vitamins A, C & E)
4. Derma Glow Spa and Boutique’s Autumn Glow Pumpkin Facial
North Salem (914) 338-7822
Incorporating all the best scents of autumn, this seasonal facial includes a lactic cleanser for deep cleaning, a pumpkin enzyme mask, steam and extractions, and toner. The mask “contains enzymes to naturally exfoliate, soften and even skin tone,” says spa owner JoAnna Sciarrino. Afterward, your skin will be pampered with a peptiderm anti-aging serum and a vitamin-filled revitalizing mask. Lastly, your skin is topped off with hydrating cream. A massage of the scalp, neck, and arms is included with the facial.
Price: $100 Length: 60 minutes Ingredients: lactic cleanser (vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, NaPCA); pumpkin; peptiderm anti-aging serum; vitamins (A, D, E, K); CoQ10
5. Oasis Day Spa’s Eminence Organics Pumpkin Spice Latte Facial and Peel
Dobbs Ferry (914) 409-1900
Though its name may sound a little hype-y, “this service is not a drive-thru Starbucks gimmicky-type facial but rather a powerhouse treatment,” according to Oasis Director of Skincare Christie Lavigne. You’ll first unwind by deeply breathing in cinnamon oil, the spa’s signature welcome. The seasonal facial includes a lemon cleanser, skin analysis, pumpkin peel, light extractions, toner, plumping pumpkin latte mask, serum, and moisturizer. By the end of the treatment, your skin will be fully hydrated and visibly firmer via natural enzymes that help accelerate collagen production. A facial, arm, and hand massage is included. The only real parallel to the frothy coffee beverage is the treatment’s scrumptuous scent!
Price: $115 Length: 60 minutes Ingredients: omega-3 nutrients; vitamin A; glycolic acid; lactic acid; salicylic acid; phyto-hyaluronic acid; enzymes (papaya, pineapple, pumpkin, yam)
6. Simply Beautiful Med Spa’s Pumpkin Rejuvenating Facial
Bronxville (914) 459-1083
This gentle yet powerful facial features a pumpkin exfoliation, light extractions, and a yummy pumpkin tea afterward in the spa’s relaxation room. Autumn ambience, either by candles or aromatherapy, will also help you forget that looming list of pre-holiday errands. As Lead Aesthetician Linda Montgomery explains, “When we get older, our natural exfoliation process begins to slow down,” but enzyme peels, especially pumpkin, help remove all the dead cells and leave skin “brighter, tighter, and better able to absorb products.”
Price: $85 Length: 60 minutes Ingredients: pumpkin, carrot, honey, nonfat dry milk, green-tea extract, calendula extract, cucumber extract, lavender extract, soy, carrageenan, vitamins (A, D, E), benzyl alcohol, phenoxyethanol, potassium sorbate, mandarin orange-peel oil, frankincense, cinnamon oil