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Best Facial

2017 BEST Facial

Soothing Facial at Green City Beauty

There are so many aggressive skin peels and chemical-laden masks out there, so it’s refreshing to see a spa offer an effective alternative. The perfect amalgam of medi- and holistic-spa expertise, this facial tames redness, purges impurities, and hydrates with rose water, jasmine flowers, and heaps of skin-friendly ingredients.

1036 Pine Street, Philadelphia, PA | 267-908-4148 | Website

2014 BEST Facial


55 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA

When was the last time you fell asleep during a facial? Exactly. Moko’s aestheticians excel at the art of pain-free extraction. Plus, every product here is organic as in, they won’t put anything on your face that you wouldn’t put in your mouth. Read more »

2014 BEST Organic Facial


55 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA

If your medicine cabinet looks more like a kitchen pantry, stocked with coconut oil, citrus essential oils and the like, then this beauty treatment is for you: Moko’s aestheticians won’t put anything on your face that you wouldn’t eat. Plus, the extractions are so gentle, you might just fall asleep. Read more »

2013 BEST All-Natural Facial

Eviama Life Spa

109 South 13th Street, second floor, Philadelphia, PA

When owner Penny Ordway’s expert hands get at your face with tonics and lotions from Dr. Hauschka Skin Care, an all-natural brand imported from Germany, you’re left with skin so soft, you can’t stop touching it. But you really, really need to lay off. Read more »

2013 BEST Facial

Rescue Rittenhouse Spa

225 South 17th Street, 2nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA

Sometime in my mid-20s, three faint but distinct lines decided to plant themselves on my brow, stretching from temple to temple across my forehead like a fence without posts. I sometimes stand under the harshest light in my bathroom, dapping on a variety of products to see if with the right combination they might plump… Read more »

2011 BEST Bargain Facial

Affordable Skin Care Salon

2005 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Mary Freihofner’s operation is small and bare-bones, and her $55 facials end in a hard sell. But when you’re out her door, your skin is clear; your arsenal, full; your conscience, weightless. Read more »

2011 BEST Holistic Facial

Juju Spa and Organics

728 South 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA

We’re making the switch from harsh to gentle, chemical to natural, wrinkled to smooth, with Juju’s new all-natural, aluminum-oxide-free, walnut-shell-based form of microderm. Read more »

2010 BEST Facial

Danuta Mieloch at Rescue Rittenhouse

255 South 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA

It’s not just hype that keeps Mieloch’s waitlist perennially hovering around the three-month mark. A little cleansing, a little soothing, a little microderm, a little high-tech machining, and a dose of whatever other magic she has up her sleeve for you, and ta-da! You have face-cream-advertisement skin. Just remember to book that next appointment when… Read more »

2010 BEST Teen Facial

The Tweeny at Richel D’Ambra Spa and Salon

The Ritz-Carlton, 10 South Broad Street, 3rd Floor, Philadelphia, PA

The goal of this adolescent-targeted treatment isn’t just to leave tweens with clean, clarified skin it’s about teaching good skin habits and discussing the diet, stress and sleep factors that could directly affect just how many OMG-this-is-the-biggest-zit-ever nightmares they’ll have to endure through their rocky-enough formative years. Read more »

2009 BEST Classic Facial

Kate Brown at 3000BC

8439 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

An appointment with Brown at Chestnut Hill’s 3000BC is like a teeth-cleaning for your face. “I’m not who you go to if you want to chantom,” she says, just as the whir of the microdermabrasion machine kicks in. But after you’ve seen the results of her methodical magic she uses everything from facial vacuum massages… Read more »

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