As New Yorkers have a tendency to work just as hard as they play, we all deserve a little pampering every now and then. Famed facialist and esthetician to the stars, for nearly five decades Mario Badescu and his legacy have been treating A-list entertainers, models, celebrities, and New Yorkers of all ages in their Midtown East salon and giving them their glowing complexions. Over the years the popularity of this namesake salon has expanded to encompass the entire first floor of this Manhattan apartment building that has been one of New York’s most revered beauty destinations. As pictures speak a thousand words, the walls are lined with signed headshots of devoted celebrities such as Jennifer Aniston, Sarah Jessica Parker, Martha Stewart, Liv Tyler who have been coming here for years.
In 1967 Mario Badescu emigrated from Romania and brought his vast knowledge of Old World skin care with its time proven efficacy. Mario Badescu’s extensive skin care line combines natural botanical ingredients with advanced technology to over 200 products including cleansers, toners, moisturizers, exfoliants and treatments that address different skin concerns and skin types. By carefully selecting the top quality ingredients including botanicals, herbal extracts and vitamins, skin is naturally rejuvenated. Some of the ingredients used in his signature products include ceramide, hyaluronic acid, alpha hydroxy acid, glycolic acid, cucumber, seaweed, vitamins A, C, D, and E and collagen that are specially designed to work in conjunction together to improve the overall wellbeing of your skin.
Aside from an award winning skincare line, are Mario Badescu’s signature European facials – considered amongst the best in the city amongst the most discerning New Yorkers. Surprisingly inexpensive starting at $65 or $325 for a series of 6, on an average day, Mario Badescu’s salon does over 200 facials in 35 rooms. The treatment begins with an expert analysis of your skin designed to improve the overall appearance of your skin. The deep pore cleansing includes steaming to open pores followed by extractions, a light face and neck massage followed by a customized mask. For intensive hydration or smoothing results your aesthetician can recommend add on treatments such as the precious gold and algae mask, pearl powder treatment, glycolic acid peel and collagen eye treatment that is tailored to your skin type and designed to leave your skin glowing, clean, and rejuvenated.