When it comes to beauty, the word “peel” has acquired a lot of negative connotations over the years. So naturally, when I was invited to test out BeautyRx’s new Peel Bar at the Butterfly Studio Salon, in NYC’s Flatiron District, I was somewhat hesitant, never having undergone a glycolic facial peel at the derm’s office. The result, I’m happy to report, deserves only positive associations.
Developed by Dr. Neal Schultz, a leading Manhattan dermatologist (and host of the popular medical video site, DermTV), BeautyRx is a comprehensive skincare collection born from the feedback of more than 10,000 patient visits—and which works to address issues including anti-aging, uneven skin tone and texture, acne, and more.
As part of a new partnership with Butterfly Studio Salon, technicians from Dr. Schultz’s office are on site every Tuesday (4-7 p.m.) and Thursday (12-5 p.m.) to administer a 40% glycolic peel service. The service itself (previously only available in doctor’s offices) takes only a few minutes, costs just $39, and takes place in a cute vanity mirror-lined section of the salon. During the treatment, a technician swipes the clear solution to the face and neck and removes it shortly thereafter with water—no fuss or discomfort.
The best part? You can walk out with Dr. Schultz’s at-home glycolic system—the BeautyRx Progressive Peel ($69.95)—a six-week treatment to help you achieve maximum, glowing-skin results.
Katie James is an Editorial Assistant at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter at @kjames259.