I generally find facials a bit grueling, especially the ones that keep you on the table for longer than need be. I don't need ten different masques, facial waxing, and a set of highlights whilst receiving a facial. Just a really relaxing, cleansing treatment that leaves me wanting more. Is that too much to ask? Thankfully, Cornelia doesn't think so.
I went into their 5th Avenue spa this afternoon and experienced a facial unlike any I'd ever had before. It was, by all accounts, divine.
Upon entering my dimly-lit treatment room, I was offered a taste of honey to begin my service (a Cornelia signature). With that sweet, soothing taste in my mouth, I laid down and was asked to place my feet in a warm bath (built into the bed). Then, whilst the primary esthetician began my facial, a second esthetician paid special attention to my body. And by special attention, I mean a paraffin treatment for both my hands and feet as well as a glorious hot stone massage. I was in heaven. It was actually the first time I hadn't squirmed through my extractions (which, by the way, were impeccably done and not a mark was left).
The cost of a Cornelia Signature Facial is $195 to $315 for 60 minutes, depending on how many enhancements are added (if any). My facial included their Balancing Peel (amazing!), but of course your
esthetician will recommend what's best for your individual skincare
Cornelia Day Resort
663 Fifth Avenue
(B/w 52nd and 53rd St.)