Best of Boston

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 epidermal, and her meticulous facials have become the stuff of legend. Here, science and beauty unite as technology (epidermabration and glycolic acid) meets old-world technique (from deep pore cleansing to serious moisturizing), making for skin as radiant as it is ravishing.

29 Harvard St., Brookline, 617-734-5523,