Treat Yourself: 10 Treatments Worth the Investment

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Swimsuit season has arrived, which means it’s time for a little splurge — here, W editors share how they’re treating themselves before they hit the beach.


The inspiration: “Back in the Limelight,” photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, styled by Edward Enninful; W magazine September 2016.


“A mani/pedi at Jin Soon’s new Tribeca salon!” – Emilia Petrarca, Digital Associate Features Editor

JinSoon Tribeca Flagship, 37 Walker Street.


“Velashape! It combines radio frequency with infrared light and vacuumed massage. It’s like the newer version of Endermologie. A friend of mine had it done and her results looked impressive. It usually takes 4-6 treatments, though. So it’s a commitment.” – Jane Larkworthy, Executive Beauty Director

Velashape contouring treatment,


“With the crazy weather patterns that seem to be the new norm in New York City came even crazier changes with my skin. I took my dull, dehydrated and blotchy face to the celebrity skincare gurus at Mario Badescu—best decision I’ve ever made. The day after my European Facial, I saw a major transformation and vowed to make treatments part of my monthly routine.” – Chrystin Bunion, Executive Assistant to the Editor in Chief

Mario Badescu,


“Extra barre and pilates classes or more time with my trainers at the Dogpound. Swimsuit season is upon us…!” – Kristin Tice Studeman, Contributing Editor

The Dogpound, 1 Renwick Street.


“Even after one treatment you see the difference in complexion and a reduction in fine lines. Not to mention it also helps alleviate harm cause to sun damaged skin!” – Gillian Sagansky, Contributing Writer

Clear and Brilliant with Dr. Marnie Nussbaum,


“I really want to get a full body scrub and hydrating wrap at Juvenex. After a long winter, my skin probably needs some exfoliating before really seeing the sun.” –Samantha Andriano Social Media Manager



“I love using oils on my skin, especially in summer. And this one smells so amazing.” – Karin Nelson, Senior Features Editor

African Botanics Neroli Infused Marula Oil, $140,


“I plan to start the summer off right, with a cleansing charcoal facial from Ling Skincare.” – Sarah Leon, Digital Editorial Director

Ling Skincare,


“I am still nervous to get on the cryotherapy trend while I have only heard positive results from friends and family.” – Grace Fuller, Jewelry Editor



“Five, five-minute monthly sessions will get my underarms and bikini line set for next summer. The laser combines a vacuum-like technique to remove hair in larger patches, and a specialized cooling mechanism to maximize comfort while treating smaller or more sensitive spots. So far, I’ve done one, and it really doesn’t hurt.” – Mia Adorante, Associate Beauty Editor

LightSheer Desire Laser with Dr. Paul Jarrod Frank,