Ask Susie: Breaking Out from Facials


I’ve been blessed with great skin and hardly ever break out. With my 30th birthday approaching, I splurged on a rich anti-aging “caviar” facial. Two days later, I broke out big-time. Could the facial have caused this?”

Amythest Steam Room at Mandarin Oriental NY


Spa Spotlight: Mandarin Oriental Goes Green with a Natural Facial

The new all-natural facial was introduced at the Spa at the Mandarin Oriental a couple of months ago and uses products from the Germany-based Amala skincare line, which contains the maximum possible concentration of certified organic and wildcrafted whole plant ingredients. Its formulas are 100% natural and free of synthetics, chemical preservatives and ingredients tested on animals, and the company works with its fair trade partners to custom distill and extract botanical essences.


Travel & Play

Facelogic Joins the Deal Days Network

Put your best face forward September 20-26th by reserving an appointment at one of the several Facelogic spas taking part in SpaFinder’s Deal Days, the Wellness Week™. From Texas to Alabama, spa-goers around the country are not wanting for a $50 treatment or 50% discount by Facelogic.

La Prairie


Spa Spotlight: Caviar Facial at La Prairie Spa at The Ritz

In the ever-advancing world of skincare I’m always fascinated by treatments that remain rooted in natural ingredients that you might be able to find in your refrigerator or pantry. While I don’t stockpile caviar in my fridge, when I hear “caviar facial,” I immediately imagine hundreds, perhaps thousands of dollars of delicious fish eggs spread across my forehead and cheeks – and who wouldn’t be turned on by that?



A Taste of Vinotherapy at Caudalie Spa

For wine enthusiasts and ardent spa-goers alike, vinotherapy is a great blend. Vinotherapy, or spa treatments that utilize products containing ingredients from grapes and grape seed extracts, could almost be considered a vintage practice in Europe, particularly in notable wine regions such as France, Italy, and Spain, before spa-goers across the Atlantic were offered a taste. Now vinotherapy is the toast of many spas across the United States—from barrel baths and merlot body wraps to chardonnay facials and grape massage at spas spanning from Sonoma to the south of Texas to the east coast.