About Me

NEW YORK, NY, United States
Im a freelance makeup artist and skin therapist. www.ginanicora.com


Wednesday, February 16, 2011


I had the pleasure of having one of Clarin's signature facial treatments. I have had many facials over the years at some of the top spas and skin clinics in New York, Miami and Los Angles. I must say I was very impressed. I have very sensitive skin and am always looking for a treatment to soothe my skin and to hydrate my almost always dehydrated skin. This wicked winter has been especially unforgiving for my skin. I have been experiencing dry and flaky areas, redness, irritation and sensitivity. I felt the difference from the moment my therapist, the lovely Aneta touched my face with her gentle healing touch and soothing cleanser. I felt the deep cleansing when she used a suction like technique that felt thorough but not rough or irritating. I was also not irritated by the gentle enzyme exfoliation treatment. I absolutely loved the Clarins signature lymphatic drainage massage. I felt so relaxed I fell asleep for part of it. I also loved that the treatment was not just for the face but included the hands and arms, neck and shoulder massage and even a scalp and foot massage. I also really enjoyed the aromatherapy experience from Clarins signature scents and my plant mask add on. The mask was so cooling and healing. I was almsot sad when she put it on because I knew I was nearing the end of my experience and I wanted to stay another hour. I not only felt that my skin was being treated but I felt a mind and body connection as well. I felt completely balanced, relaxed and soothed after. My skin was smooth, glowing and refreshed. I have continued to see results each day after the treatment and am using the at home routine which Aneta recommended. I'm hooked I definitely be adding this to my monthly skin routine. I highly recommend the Clarins facial. It's not only an amazing treatment but the price point is very reasonable for a Madison Ave address. The basic facial is only $140 and the Tri-Active Anti-Aging Facial is only $150. They also offer a series if you buy 5 treatments you get the 6th treatment for free. In addition to facials they also offer body exfoliation, body wraps, body contouring for cellulite and a self-tanning treatment. I cant wait until next week for my body treatment! Stay tuned for more of the Clarins experience.