Before her skillful, gentle hands even go near your face, Elena Rubin starts off with a foot massage. Clearly, she knows New Yorkers.
She will also gather plenty of personal information about your life that directly affects your skin--like your diet, current skincare routine, stress levels and the amount of sleep you get. Her custom treatments include peels, lymphatic drainage massage and high-frequency wands. She is well known for her painless extractions and closely guarded list of models and celebrity clients.
Only two facials are on the menu here, but that's all you need. The Signature Facial with Elena ($348 for first-time clients, $398 for new clients) is a nourishing facial with gentle extraction and numerous custom choices to suit your skin's needs. The Signature Facial with Jenny is $200 for first-time clients, $180 for existing. The Skin Fitness Facial ($125 to $248) is the same minus the extraction.
Elena Rubin skincare products come in four categories to suit all types of skin, and are formulated starting at the molecular level to be pure, gentle and effective. Customer favorites include the Carpe Diem SPF 28 and Incognito eye serum. They are paraben and sulfate-free, artificial fragrance/phthalate-free, and never tested on animals.
Facials $108 to $398.