Cheap Facials at Christine Valmy on Fifth Avenue NYC
Monday Detox: Save Face at Christine Valmy
We're entering into the even more frigid February, so it's time for a skin checkup. How does your skin look and feel? It doesn't matter how many coats of Embryolisse's Lait-Crème Concentré I pack on, I can't seem to avoid the Winter skin ravage. And the dry, chafed feeling isn't a good look on me. If you're dealing with a similar skin SOS, listen up: Christine Valmy (437 Fifth Ave., 2nd Fl., 212-779-7800) is one of the city's best kept beauty secrets. The skin and cosmetic institute primarily acts as an aesthetician school, but just like a Vidal Sassoon academy operates, the enrolled students are always in need of a face to practice on. Trust me, it's not shady in the least.
The student, under the supervision of a professional teacher, will analyze your skin and discuss your desired results in order to determine which facial is best for you. Like any amazing facial, the Christine Valmy method doesn't skimp or disappoint. Your skin will be cleansed, exfoliated, hydrated, and nourished for 90 minutes — this facial combines the elements you've needed to detox since the temperatures dropped below freezing. But the sweetest part? It costs $27 if you get a daytime facial. I kid you not. If you go after work, it's $38. Either way, you're shelling out a fraction of the normal price and saving (a lot of) face. Happy Monday!