to pamper / amorepacific spa

I amassed a bit of credit at Gilt during their no return days. I think Gilt has come a long way since it launched, but it’s gotten pretty boring for me. They often overstate the original price, there are too many designers that I’ve uninterested in, and the prices are unexciting (research before you purchase).

While Gilt City hits on some of the above points, if not worse than the women’s sales (re: Fresh Spa “deal”), there are still some true deals — great opportunity to use my credit. One of them being the facial at the AMOREPACIFIC Spa. 40% off isn’t bad. I wouldn’t have purchased it if I didn’t have credit. Despite two reminder emails, I almost forgot to make an appointment before the deal expired! That’s the problem with these deals — too many expiration dates to track.

I used to get facials often until I moved to NYC. Those regular facials and subscriptions to the NYPhil ended. I can’t remember the last time I got a facial, but it was definitely a relaxing treat.

I was greeted with green tea while I filled out my skin’s history. There are only two treatment pods, but they did an excellent job of staying close to schedule. The pod was a bit odd in that I could hear some of the lobby noise over the soothing new age music. Overall, it wasn’t a distraction. There is a nice dressing area and vanity. They supply a towel robe so you don’t have to worry about getting inappropriately touched (ahem, Lia Schorr Spa).

After a brief discussion, I got the Time Response Anti-aging Facial with extractions and a Clarifying High Frequency Stimulation supplement. There were two green tea masks that smelled amazing and good enough to eat. While she waited for the mask to work its magic, there was a nice shoulder/neck/hand massage. I love intense massages so they were just ok. For some facials I’ve had, the facialist leaves you for ages and you figure she’s probably working on two customers at one time. There was none of that nonsense here. I left with 5 sample packets of the time response cream.

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