Best of Boston

Best Facial

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 [...] 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 [...] 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 [...] 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 [...] 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' [...] 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 [...] 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 [...] 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 [...] 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. [...] 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 [...] 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»
1990 Best Facial

Lancome Institut De Beaute at Filene’s

When they're through pampering you, you can face anything. read more»
1989 Best Facial

Pazikeh at Les Amis

Soothing, relaxing, and cleansing. What more do you need? read more»