The Bottom LineThe Ritz Carlton Spa located in Battery Park, New York shaped my brows nicely and gave me an amazing facial. It was a wonderful experience, but came with a hefty price tag. Hands down, it's the most expensive Spa I've visited to date.
- Uses top of the line products
- Tranquil atmosphere
- Clean and organized throughout
- Didn't have me fill out skincare questionnaire
- Technician didn't wear gloves while waxing
Guide Review: The Ritz Carlton Spa Featuring Carita Paris Treatments
We were having such a great time eating our dinner in the hotel's 2 West Restaurant, I should have been there about 10 minutes before my 7p.m. appointment time, but didn't arrive early. The technician greeted me, was extremely nice and showed me to the ladies locker room.She led me to the facial room and to a very comfortable bed. The space was very neat and clean, and the décor more simple than luxurious.
Waxing the Brows
She complimented me on my brow shape and we both agreed to just them clean them up. It was over pretty quickly and they turned out how I like. Unfortunately, she didn't cleanse my skin first or wear gloves while waxing. Does that matter?
A quick swipe of pre-wax cleanser gets rid of oil and dirt to not only prevent post-wax breakouts but better grab onto the hair to remove it (I was, in fact, left with a couple strays). Wearing gloves helps protect the client since the skin is more vulnerable to infection right after waxing and you don't want the tech's hands touching the area. Gloves protect the technician because removing the hair can create 'lifting' or spotting of blood.
Ahhh, The Facial
This Ritz Carlton Spa uses a very high-end, luxury brand line from France called Carita Paris. She did talk about the line at the beginning of the facial, and I didn't mind because she didn't push the products down my throat. When checking out, she sent me with some Carita Paris samples for my skin type. I do really like the products, but not sure how they would work into my budget. Most of the prices are high, but all aren't deal breakers. One that's out of my league for sure is their Diamante De Beauty Cream made with diamond powder that costs $600 for 1.7 ounces.