Wedding Facials From The Top Skin Care Experts
August 13th, 2014
Everyone wants their skin to look luminous and healthy the day of their wedding. Here are eight pre-wedding facials that can make that dream come true. When we think of bridal beauty, you probably get ethereal images of brides walking down the aisle. With the exception of the genetically gifted, and they are basically unicorns, they engaged in some sort of skincare routine to make that occur.
Here are the top facialist and the best known facials for red carpet and special events.
By Katheryn Erickson
Eight Pre-Wedding Facials that Make a Difference
Stress and late night planning do the skin no favors. Here are the treatments we recommend before you tie the knot.
Biologique Recherche Bio-Lift Facial, Rescue Spa, Philadelphia
Not for the faint of heart, a Biologique Recherche facial is for serious skin care seekers. The focus is less on relaxation and more on making skin look as beautiful as possible with electrocurrents, massage, and a series of masks.
Vargas’s most popular facial is efficacious—it layers light microdermabrasion, microcurrent, and oxygen—but gentle (read: no redness), so it’s safe to do as the wedding date looms. Her calming presence will also settle any pre-wedding jitters.
joannavargas.com [For your appointments call 212.949.2350]
The Triad, New York Dermatology Group, New York City
Naomi Watts, Sienna Miller, Angelina Jolie… the list of Triad fans reads like a Met Gala seating chart. Dr. Colbert’s three-step process (hence the name) includes microdermabrasion, a laser treatment, and a chemical peel.
Anti-Aging Treatment, Dangene The Institute of Skinovation, New York City
It’s skin boot camp. Dangene’s multi-step facials (they include both wet and dry microdermabrasion, oxygen, and light therapy, to name a just a few) are an intensive way to get your skin baby smooth.
Tammy Fender Signature Treatment, Tammy Fender Holistic Skin Care, Palm Beach
Most of the glowing complexions in Palm Beach can be attributed to one woman: Tammy Fender. Her signature treatment combines reflexology and aromatherapy with masks and moisturizers, and is just as much of a guided meditation as it is a skin treatment. The results? Dewy skin and the eradication of all wedding-related stress.
Dr. Gross’s Alpha Beta Professional Peel, 900 5th Dermatology, New York City
For the bride that has very little time, Dr. Gross’s multi-acid peel takes about ten minutes (not including waiting time) and is especially good at clearing breakouts. We recommend doing this one at least a week before your wedding to account for any mild peeling afterwards.
Joelle Ciocco Personalized Skin Nutrition Application, Isabelle Bellis Center, New York City
Treatments with Bellis (left) can last up to 2 1/2 hours, but are worth the time commitment. New clients are placed on a yearlong wait list, so we recommend booking an appointment the same day you book the venue.
Clé de Peau Synactif Intensive Purifying & Brightening Facial, Select Clé de Peau Counters, Nationwide
Inspired by its most luxurious line, Synactif, this treatment promotes lymphatic drainage with thermal and cool massage for a contoured effect.
Bergdorf Goodman, 212-872-2541
Courtesy of Clé de Peau