A Beauty Editor's Best Spa Tip: Listen To Your Aesthetician And Get The HydraFacial - Review

A Beauty Editor's Best Spa Tip: Listen To Your Aesthetician And Get The HydraFacial - Review

A Beauty Editor's Best Spa Tip: Listen To Your Aesthetician And Get The HydraFacial - Review

As an adult, I’ve learned that intense, serious pleasures can be even better than easy ones. Like single origin pour-over coffee, when I was once totally enthused about instant cappuccino. I have had a facial before… mostly at home, where I slather on my fave Ole Henriksen Blue/Black Berry Enzyme Mask. But my lovely Scandinavian aesthetician let me know that my anti-aging cream was responsible for my acne, and she left my skin glowing. The Fountain MedSpa’s HydraFacial, my friends, is on a whole… ‘nother… level.

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Because I am a faithful BeautyStat guinea pig, I didn’t bother doing much research before my appointment. I did, however, register that Fountain MedSpa is less “incense and Enya” and more “we can make you Kardashian-level hot with science.” As someone who will pick high glamour over organic shampoo (sorry) any day, I went in totally game for any high tech procedure recommended for my fair, just-turned 25-year-old skin.

I originally chose the Oxygen Facial, because it sounded sexy, but the wonderful Maribel took one look at my forehead and decided that I needed to be “cleaned out” with the more hardcore HydraFacial. If you have not experienced the tough love of a good facialist, you are missing out on one of adulthood’s greatest perks.

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My virgin skin was worked over with the HydraFacial’s signature hydradermabrasion, which combines cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, hydration and antioxidants. In English? A sci-fi movie-worthy machine is wheeled over and smoothed over your face several times. I’ve never felt anything quite like it before; just imagine science whooshing away your blemishes like a vain Judy Jetson. My skin was treated to manual extractions, eye masks and my first-ever peel: a glycolic/salicylic acid combo. Intense, yes. And therapeutically awesome.

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The treatment took just over an hour. If you are (ahem) currently dealing with a breakout, the HydraFacial may leave you a little pink. My skin wasn’t irritated at all the next day, and the results are so very, very worth it. Say it with me now, Beyonce lovers: pretty hurts. My pores have not been this clear since I graduated from training bras. If Instagram-ing one’s nose was a normal thing to do, I would have shown the world how fabulous mine looked. Instead, I went out for drinks sans makeup and felt totally confident with my fancy, unbelievably clean face.

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