Friday Find: Bella Sante HydraFacial

A few Fridays ago I discovered a delightful Friday Find: the Bella Sante HydraFacial MD®. I’ll admit, when Bella Sante first reached out to me about trying the service, I had visions of Kim Cattrall in the Sex and the City chemical peel episode. But au contraire; this “liquid dermabrasion-like” facial involves massage, exfoliation, extraction, hydration mostly via a tool that felt similar to my Clarisonic.

The talented and lovely Jill Ferrigan at the Newbury Street location worked on me and my skin looked and felt amazing afterwards. The facial is completely painless (even the extraction, which was done via gentle suction, no dreaded squeezing) and the result is mega hydration. I love facials not only because they are in the moment totally awesome, but also because they remind me, moving forward, to care for my skin. Self-care = good.

The Bella Sante HydraFacial MD® is a bit spendy; the full 50-minute service costs $225 and the express 30-minute version is $175. But I think this service is worth the splurge once or twice a year, especially if you suffer from periodic dry skin problems as I do. And you know, Mother’s Day is coming up and you’re well within your rights to recommend a spa gift card over flowers!

Want more Friday Finds? Check out: chair reupholstery tutorial, Mizuno Wave Prophecy, Jordana lip balm stains, LA Fresh eco-wipes, ridiculously awesome pants, parachute cord crafts, Where Is The Cake?, and Travelpro luggage

Image credits: 1) Bella Sante; 2) Christine Koh