Best Facial in Boston

2015 Best Facialist

Jennifer Catrambone, Prettyology


If the best way to judge a good aesthetician is by her skin, Jennifer Catrambone wins this award easily—her face is clear and radiant. Her spa-side manner is equally as…Read More

2014 Best Facialist

Brad Duncan, Brad Duncan Skin Care


Brad Duncan’s laid-back demeanor puts you at ease, while his gentle holistic approach revives your tired physiognomy. He’ll give expert suggestions on how to keep your skin healthy and fresh…Read More

2013 Best Facial

Brad Duncan Skin Care


Brad Duncan is the best kind of aesthetician. He isn’t an alarmist, he doesn’t push product, and, as years of sun damage and bad living dissolve under gentle fruit enzymes,…Read More

2012 Best Facial



Skoah’s slogan is “personal training for your skin,” and yes, a facial here is honestly one of our favorite workouts. All that deep cleansing and extracting while we kick back…Read More

2011 Best Facial



Having endured all kinds of spa mumbo-jumbo and dubious beauty-boosting therapies (“And the final step is a blast of air from our oxygen machine….”), we began to wonder: Since when…Read More

2010 Best Facial

Brad Duncan Skin Care


From the outside, it’s easy to mistake Brad Duncan Skin Care for a physical therapist’s office. But once you ring the bell and descend the stairs, you’ll find yourself in…Read More

2009 Best Facial

Anne-Cecile Curot


Our poor pores are no strangers to painful excavations, or to being smothered in flowery-smelling goo. That’s why they haven’t quit thanking us since we introduced them to Anne-Cécile Curot,…Read More

2008 Best Facial

Brad Duncan


This California import’s gentle voice and gentler touch have an almost soporific effect on clients, who come for a freshening-up but leave with full-on rejuvenation. By appointment only…Read More

2007 Best Facial

Caroline Frost


New England weather can be brutal on the skin, stripping away good oils and parching a delicate puss. Skin-care mistress Caroline Frost rejuvenates tired skin with a gentle exfoliant and…Read More

2006 Best Facial

Grace Kinahan, Splash at Sports Club/LA


In Grace Kinahan’s hands, pore cleansing and zit zapping are somehow rendered relaxing. It might have something to do with her plush, blanketed bed and brief initial skin consultation, followed…Read More

2005 Best Facial

Violet Skin Boutique


A blend of Eastern European sternness and a baby-soft touch makes Violet Mkhitaryan’s all-natural facials the most welcome punishment your skin will ever endure. A biochemist turned aesthetician, Mkhitaryan mixes,…Read More

2004 Best Facial

Lavinia Borcau


No pore goes uncleared, no blemish unbanished, no wrinkle uneased in the capable (nay, magic) hands of Lavinia Borcau. Her serene European skin-care salon is a temple to all things…Read More

2003 Best Facial

Katerina Kolokotronis, Grettacole


Just about any facial you receive at Grettacole will be head and shoulders above the rest in town. But those at the hands of Katerina Kolokotronis are nothing short of…Read More

2002 Best Facial



Toss away those pore strips. You won’t need them after a facial at Grettacole, where the expertly trained technicians steam, massage, and tone even the dullest of skin into dewy…Read More

2001 Best Facial

Giuliano Day Spa


The highly trained aestheticians at Giuliano are experts with the spa’s specialized Phytobiodermie line, which is based on Chinese herbal medicine. They say it’s about energy flow and biorhythms. We…Read More

2000 Best Facial

Giuliano Day Spa


Pass through the frosted glass door to the spa area of Giuliano’s and experience the ultimate in feminine luxury. The aestheticians bustling about this girly-girls’ playhouse are absolute pros, and…Read More

1999 Best Facial

Rosaline Lowe, Rosaline’s


Too often we find ourselves feeling pampered but unimproved after a facial. Rosaline’s approach is no-nonsense (the salon is pleasant, not chichi, and the manual extraction has a bite), but…Read More

1998 Best Facial

Daryl Christopher Salon & Day Spa


There are different facials for every skin type. If yours is the type tat responds well to 90 minutes of lying naked between fresh sheets in a private room with…Read More

1996 Best Facial

Krystyna’s European Skin Care

Chestnut Hill

Some facials are good for you; some just feel good. Krystyna’s are both. Trained in European methods in Poland, and at Elizabeth Grady here, Krystyna gives her clients the best…Read More

1995 Best Facial, Men

Lavinia Borcau Skincare


This salon makes a special effort to make men comfortable and carries a line of products geared to men’s skincare needs…Read More

1995 Best Facial, Women

Rosaline’s Skin Care Clinic


Rarely have we seen as devoted a clientele as Rosaline’s customers, who laud her quality, service, product line, and commitment to teaching clients about skincare. They love the shoulder massage…Read More

1994 Best Facial

Lavinia Borcau Skin Care


Lavinia and her assistant, Janet, work magic with their facial massages. Spend an hour or so in this immaculate, calming refuge and you will emerge relaxed and refreshed…Read More

1993 Best Facial



A soothing hour of cleansing in a salon with a lovely ambience…Read More

1992 Best Facial

Le Pli at the Heritage


Le Pli’s aroma therapy-style facial smells as good as it feels. The aestheticians pore over pores with the intensity of brain surgeons…Read More

1982 Best Facial

Bon Visage


Maureen Burke has a master’s degree in nutrition, and is quite well informed on the subject of skin care…Read More

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