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By Susan Romero

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I always wanted to try the Gold Mask Facial at the Mario Badescu Skincare Salon, and when I did my skin thanked me. It felt smoother and undeniably tighter than before. This is no small feat given that I am no longer 25, and I will just leave it at that.

Mario Badescu is the perfect place to go for no nonsense skincare, without all the bells and whistles of some other salons. Face it, sometimes we just want the treatment and need to get in and out. Your wallet will also not be cleaned out by the cost of your treatment. The salon is totally reasonable, especially in light of the top-notch results.

The luxurious Gold Mask is an add-on to the classic European Facial, and is infused with natural gold and pearl powder. These ingredients work to tone, tighten, and illuminate the skin, giving you a more vibrant, youthful complexion. My esthetician was also excellent at massaging my face and performing extractions following the steam. When it was time for the mask, she hand-mixed it and applied it to my face and neck.

After peeling off the mask, which felt like rubber at the end, my esthetician held it up to show a perfect mold of my face. My skin looked and felt tighter and my skin tone was more even. It is so worth the price, which is only $40 when added on to the $65 European facial. It also took less than one hour for the entire process. I am truly hooked on this salon for its expert and efficient skin care. It is genuinely worth its weight in gold.

320 E. 52nd Street (between 1st Ave & 2nd Ave)
New York, NY, 10022
(212) 758-1065 or (800) BADESCU
http://www.mariobadescu.com

Originally published April 2013

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