105 W 77TH St Ste 1, New York, NY | Directions 1002440.781084 -73.976653
Neighborhoods: Midtown, Upper West Side
THE BEST!!! – I have been going to Ling since 1996 when I moved back to the US from Europe. I was 40 at the time and my skin was a disaster. I have always had challenging skin - large pores, oily, break-outs. Ling initially had me come in once a week for four weeks and then once a month after that. The change was astounding! I have traveled the world and no one gives the kind of facial that Ling and her staff deliver....they know the value of a good extraction! And then there are the products which are superb. I moved to San Francisco in 2005 and although I went to the best spa for my facials and used high quality products my skin just was not the same. I am now back on the East Coast and every three months travel to NYC from Rhode Island for a facial. Ling has given me an excellent routine to use in between my visits and my skin is once again in great shape. I have sent many friends to Ling and they are as pleased as I am with the results. In addition Ling is an exceptional person who I have enjoyed getting to know over the years.
Truly A Remarkable Skin Care Line – I have been a devotee of Ling Skin Care from the first time I bought a bottle of the Purifying Facial Cleanser 5 years ago, on the recommendation of a friend. Every single product I've tried from the line has been outstanding and I never worry that I will have an adverse reaction.
They also provide exceptional customer care.
Best facial for acne or problem skin – I have been going to Ling for about a year now and have tried many of their results based facials. I have received a Salt Microdermabrasion, a Diamond Microdermabrasion, and this new technologically advanced Ultra Peel. This machine uses ultrasonic waves which penetrate deep in to the skin to exfoliate the surface and to bring up dirt and debris that is hidden under the top layer of the skin. The extractions are very thorough and I have seen a MAJOR Improvement in my skin. Not only does my skin look and feel better, but having clear skin has also helped my self confidence. Something that is priceless! The facials and products are not cheap, but they are high quality and well worth the price. I recommend this place to all. Also-- my mom who is 62 years old received a Micro Face Lift, which is a non -invasive lifting of the face, sort of like excersize for the muscles of your face! Really intersting and results were visible right away!!
The BEST Facial I've ever had!! – One word ladies. LING! I live in the area and walked by on a whim after seeing a Big Summer Glow Skin Special sign. How could I resist! This was my first time receiving a facial at Ling's, I have heard alot of buzz about this place though. My facialist, Grace, was amazing. I received very thorough extractions and the Signature Ginseng Herbal Facial. My skin never looked so amazing. I highly recommend Ling Skin Care to anyone who wants an amazing facial!
Quality, cult-forming facials at three Manhattan locations. – The Scene
For over twenty years, fans have flocked to Hong Kong-born esthetician Ling Chan's salons for detail- and treatment-oriented facials with visible results. Quiet and professional, the estheticians offer kimono-style robes and hot tea while keeping chatter, and frou-frou, to a minimum. Though her working-style is brisk, Ling herself is dedicated and observant, invested in her clients' progress and happy to offer advice and generous samples of her effective products.
The Chinese-influenced services include the famous Ginseng Herbal facial (with six purifying steps and custom blended mask), Ultra-Sound Rejuvenating (helps heal ailing skin), Oxygen Plasma and Collagen Firming; all include the unique Jade Massage, an ancient technique to rejuvenate skin. Multi-phase, flower, papaya and rescue peels can be added to any service, as can lightening treatments and green tea, ginseng and eye masks. Waxing and express facials are also available.
Go to a dermatologist instead – The more I think about my experience at Ling the more irritated I become. I'm not sure what exactly was included in the facial itself since the "add-ons" (mask, peel) basically doubled the price. If not for the add-ons, it would have just been extractions and someone putting cream on my face. The extra costs were not made clear to me during the facial. There was no pampering like a neck-rub or hand massage -- things you would expect from a place that charges so much. They also strong-arm you into buying their products -- I walked out with five things I really didn't need. She did do very thorough extractions (but painful!), and seemed knowledgable about skin care. However, my face was flaky again the evening after the facial. I generally would liken this place to an expensive doctor's office, and not a great one at that.
Fabulous – I had a 90-minutes facial. As a facial, spa junkie this place was refreshing. No fancy service, phony relaxing space, instead I received a thorough facial cleansing which I desperately needed. The girl did my facial was very friendly and professional. Most spas leave you alone in the room when the steam's being applied to your face. Instead, I received a thorough shoulder/head massage which was wonderful. Extraction wasn't half ass like other places. Definitely worth a try!
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