Living in NYC is expensive but being able to relax and recharge shouldn’t be. Skincare is having a moment due to the fact that most of us are spending more time than ever on web cameras and want to ensure we always look our best.  I’m going to share my favorite spa chains that offer exceptional treatments while still helping you not break the bank. 

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Face Gym

Why it’s great 

FaceGym is exactly what it sounds like, it’s a workout for your face. The estheticians specialize in Instagram-worthy facial massage but also offer add-ons like radiofrequency, cryocontour, and express workouts. While we wait for the world to go back to normal, they are also offering one on one virtual classes with their estheticians where they will teach you popular facial massage techniques via webcam.  

Their locations

1427 2nd Avenue, Upper East Side
NewYork NY 10021 USA

Saks Fifth Avenue
New York NY 10022 USA

0 Bond Street
New York NY 10012 USA

FACE GYM Nordstrom

236 W 58th St New York 10019

Price range

$6-285 for the most expensive treatment

Business name: Skin Laundry

Why it’s great: Skin Laundry offers laser facials for a fraction of the cost of what you would pay at a dermatologist or cosmetic surgeons’ office. They have a 3 tier membership program with different add-ons to target additional areas of concern like chest and hands. Treatments can include YAG laser, Fractional laser, and Ultra Duo Laser. Laser facials are great for those looking to fade sunspots and melasma, minimizes redness, and stimulate collagen, and target fine lines and wrinkles.

Their NYC locations(California and nationwide found here)

Midtown East

E 54th & 2nd

New York NY

Parker Hotel

Parker Hotel – W 56th & 6th

New York NY


W 16th & 5th

New York NY


W Broadway & Reade

New York NY

Price range 

Members $100-$300

Non-members $200-$600

Business name: HayDay

Why it’s great: HayDay is the most affordable of the options listed but while you are saving money, you are still receiving a quality facial from a knowledgeable esthetician. Add-ons like gua-sha, light therapy, microdermabrasion as well as customized peels are available to elevate the experience. 

Their NYC locations:

19th Street

1 W 19th Street

 New York, NY 10011


382 Lafayette Street

 New York, NY 10003


1130 Broadway 

New York, NY 10010


92 Reade Street 

New York, NY 10013

Upper East Side

1459 Third Avenue 

New York, NY 10028

Upper West Side

67 W 71st Street 

New York, NY 10023

Price range

$105 for a standard facial with $40 ad on, you would spend that on Amazon buying things you don’t need, so why not spend it on a luxurious experience instead?

Business name: Sugared and Bronzed

Why it’s great Have you ever had sugaring hair removal done? I think it’s much less painful than waxing, but that’s for another post. This unique business offers sugaring hair removal and spray tans for an affordable price and also has packages. They have locations in California, New York, Pennsylvania, and Texas, that you can read about here 

Their NYC locations

120 9th Ave.

373 3rd Ave.

114 4th Ave.

1232 3rd Ave.

Price range


Business name: Glowbar

Why it’s great: Glowbar offers 30-minute custom facials that can include dermaplaning, light chemical peels, microcurrent, and LED for an affordable price. Members get 10% off retail products, a guest pass to bring a friend with them for a treatment once a year, and perks like complimentary micro-treatments.

Their locations

147 Duane St

New York, NY

1230 Third Ave.

New York, NY

Price range: Visits are $65 for non-members and $55 for members

I hope that these recommendations were helpful to you, let me know in the comments where you live and how I can help you find affordable skincare solutions that work. Remember to sign up for my emails for exclusive newsletters, access to upcoming e-books, and more. Thank you for reading.

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