The Best Facials in the Nation (+ 20% Off, Too)

Whether you are in need of a quick skin fix or just some TLC and relaxation, InStyle's got you covered. Not only did we test out the best salons for you, but we are also offering an exclusive 20 percent discount just for mentioning InStyle upon arriving for treatment. For more details, visit (
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    ESPA Spa at the Joule (Dallas, Texas)
    It’s easy to forget you’re in bustling downtown Dallas while sipping Champagne in this dimly lit subterranean spa—let alone when you’re enjoying a shoulder massage as part of the two-hour Beauty Time treatment. In addition to a full-body scrub, the customized facial (following a detailed skin analysis) includes a double-cleanse with oil and foam washes, exfoliation, a hydrating mask, and layers of antioxidant serums from ESPA’s own line. (
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    Valmont Spa at the Hotel Delamar (Greenwich, Connecticut)
    Designed to target dark spots (too much unprotected time on the courts, ladies?) the Brightness of Ice Treatment at a plush Greenwich hotel spa brings a youthful glow, as our tester reports. That’s thanks to its centerpiece: Valmont’s clarifying and brightening 100-percent-collagen mask (once used for burn victims) that improves hydration and smooth the look of fine lines. Our tester loved its instant plumping effect. (
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    Kinara Skin Care Clinic (Los Angeles, California)
    With a “secret garden” vibe to its sprawling backyard patio, the inner draw of this West Hollywood spot is founder Olga Lorencin. A facial with the aesthetician leaves skin feeling utterly rejuvenated, partially due to the number of pore-clearing, anti-aging products she expertly builds into each service—from her Oxygen Treatment with hydrating hyaluronic acid and green tea, to her Intense Moisturizer with peptides and lactic acid, to her mask with marula oil. (
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    Shani Darden (Los Angeles, California)
    A visit to Shani Darden’s jasmine scented-bungalow (frequented by Jessica Alba and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley) is like hanging at your BFF’s house. Answering the door in ripped jeans and a T, Darden extends her warm, inviting manner from greeting to good-bye. After cleansing with a vibrating Foreo Luna brush to buff away makeup, Darden applied a lactic acid peel to wipe out dead cells before excavating pores with extractions. (
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    The Retreat at Castle Hill by Farmaesthetics (Newport, Rhode Island)
    Having recently transformed two of their historic mansions’ ocean-view suites into serene treatment rooms, this circa- 1875 hotel on Narragansett Bay offers a short but pleasing menu of services, including a personalized facial featuring products made with organic herbs and oils. Our tester reported plump, moisturized skin after treatment. (
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    Skin Laundry (New York, New York)
    With a clean all-white interior that feels more modern loft than medi-spa, Skin Laundry offers a single 10-minute laser and light-based facial for those seeking results-oriented skin care in a time-starved world. The pore-cleaning treatment uses just two technologies—a YAG laser and IPL (intense pulsed light)—and each can have short- and long-term benefits, depending on whether you get a single treatment or a series of them. (
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    Spa Nalai at the Park Hyatt Hotel (New York, New York)
    An upscale urban spa and decadent Carita Radiance Facial add up to 90 minutes of relaxing, complexion-enhancing bliss. Tea and truffles meet you in the soaring, Architectural Digest–worthy space done in calming blues, lavender, and gray. The treatment room boasts a wall of windows, and our tester left the curtains wide open during her service. (