The Spa at The Beverly Wilshire

Best Men’s Facial, August 2008

Yes, the sticker shock could cause a breakout. At $325, the 90-minute “About Face” facial for men at The Spa at The Beverly Wilshire is easily more than double what you’d pay for a glycolic peel and moisturizing treatment elsewhere. How do you justify the indulgence? Consider your aesthetician’s mastery of masculine skin issues (ahem, oily noses) and the spa’s immaculate service: a glass of berry juice on arrival; a shower straight out of The Jetsons, its downpour accompanied by a pumped-in citrus aroma. On to the facial: It includes a dose of collagen-stimulating LED light therapy and a foot and scalp massage so transcendent, we almost forgot about next month’s American Express bill.