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Four of the Season's Best Facials

How to Roll Back the Clock to 2002

winter's best facials!

With two flicks about Snow White premiering in the coming months, expect some pretty stiff competition to be the fairest of them all.

Make sure your mirror, mirror on the wall stays happy with what it sees by investing in one of the city’s best winter facials.

The Overhaul
If your last facialist wrote “hopeless” under “skin type,” give Exhale Spa’s Skincare Revolution ($700-$2,400) a shot. Billed as a beauty boot camp, the customized four- to twelve-week program targets problem areas, thwarts future issues, and gives you a regimen to follow at home. Sure, the price tag is eye-widening, but so is the payoff. 101 Wilshire Boulevard, at Second Street, Santa Monica (310-319-3193).

The Natural
We’re gaga for Tata (Harper, that is). So when we heard that Century City’s Spa at Equinox was offering a new facial ($175) built around the ecobeauty queen’s eponymous line, we hotfooted it over. An hour and two hydrating treatments, one herbal steam session (with calendula from Harper’s farm), and an exfoliating clay mask later, we were glowing. 10220 Constellation Boulevard, at Avenue of the Stars, Century City (310-286-2900).

The Hot Tip
Pssst. Francesca (a.k.a. “Frankie”) Paige is the go-to beauty guru for industry insiders. Known for her no-frills, head-to-toe sessions ($350), Paige uses a combination of microdermabrasion, lactic and glycolic peels, and oxygenating masks to turn the clock back to approximately your early twenties. She’s by referral only, so be sure to mention DailyCandy when you book. Location and directions provided upon appointment confirmation (310-860-0898).

The High (Def) Life
You may not be walking the red carpet this awards season, but that doesn’t mean you can’t accept an Ona Oscar from Ona Spa ($220). The intensive, 75-minute facial includes oxygen and vitamin C treatments, as well as an Iontophoresis session that pumps your skin full of antioxidants. Ask for Ingrid, who gets our nomination for Best Aesthetician. 7373 Beverly Boulevard, between Martel and Fuller Avenues (323-931-4442).

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LOCATIONS
Exhale Mind Body Spa
101 Wilshire Blvd
@ 2nd St, inside Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
Santa Monica, CA 90401
310-319-3193
10220 Constellation Blvd
@ Ave of the Stars
Century City, CA 90067
310-552-0420
Ona Spa
7373 Beverly Blvd
bt N Martel & N Fuller Aves
Los Angeles, CA 90036
323-931-4442
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