Last weekend I had an amazing time previewing a Spa Week treatment at Pretty Face MediSpa in Montrose, NY. Just 45 mins outside of NYC in upper Westchester, this hidden gem is well worth the quick weekend drive. I am a huge believer in organic products. When I saw that Pretty Face was offering an amazing, all-organic deep cleansing facial for Spa Week, I knew I had to try it.

Past gorgeous views of the Hudson River, up the Taconic Parkway, I made my way to Montrose. Pretty Face MediSpa is tucked away in a small shopping area; it feels like your own private beauty hideaway. Once I walked in I was warmly greeted, then introduced to Linda, the owner. Linda provides her clients with top-of-the-line medical services utilizing cutting edge machinery and technology at an affordable price point. The before and after pictures of Linda’s clients are more than enough proof! She is a master of Microdermabrasion, Chemical Peels and most notably Permanent Makeup.

After chatting with Linda, she introduced me to Christina, my esthetician for the day. I previewed the 60 Min Truly Organic Facial Customized to Skin Type.

Christina led me into the cutest treatment room I have ever seen. After getting disrobed, I snuggled under the covers of the heated treatment bed (which was heated!). Before we started, Christina was sure to ask if I had any allergies to any medications or products.

Being allergy-free, she began to gently cleanse my face, neck and décolleté with a goat’s milk cleanser. It smelled delicious and was velvety smooth. She used esthetic gauze to systematically massage and cleans my skin. Her hand motions were fluid and relaxing. After my layer of make-up and was removed and my skin cleansed, she then applied an organic toner comprised of rose water, jojoba and helichrysum (a natural astringent). Christina then diligently worked a mixture of oatmeal and lavender (natural exfoliants) into my skin, riding me of flaky and dry skin. After a quick cleansing of the exfoliant, Christina used a smooth bristle brush, similar to a foundation brush, to delicately stroke a green clay masque on to my face (see above). After a 20Min neck, shoulder and arm massage, a hot towel was then used to remove the masque and prep my pores for the next step.

Lastly, my skin was cleansed of impurities (extractions and all), massaged with a silky concoction of grape seed oil, evening primrose, borage seed, hazelnut and helichrysum to help moisturize my dry skin. The cherry on top—Christina then swept a swirly layer of mineral makeup in a light shade so I was not only glowing, but ready to hit the road looking like I was born with this beautiful skin. The experience was one of the best facials I have ever had. The attention to detail, organic products and overall care the Pretty Face had for me made for an excellent experience I will soon schedule again.

During FALL 2011 Spa Week, Pretty Face MediSpa is offering:

  • 60 Min Truly Organic Facial Customized to Skin Type

  • 60 Min Full-Body Massage With Natural Essential Oils Lavender Infusion

  • Choice of Three Laser Hair Removal Sessions for Lip or Uni-brow or One IPL Treatment for Age and Sun Spot Removal on Hands


Pretty Face Medi Spa
2081 Albany Post Rd
Montrose, NY 10520

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