I have never written a review for a service provider before now. As this website directed me to Aphrodite Skincare I feel I should write about my experience in the hope that others will find it beneficial.
As a self confessed beauty junkie I am always on the lookout for new products and treatments. Although I try to be as gentle as possible with my skin, due to a combination of genetics and environmental factors I have numerous skincare issues. These range from sensitivity, rosecea, acne, dryness and eczema. While on holidays in New York some weeks ago I decided to book an appointment for a facial with Zina at Aphrodite Skincare. Thanks to the reviews I had read previously I was so excited and I wasn??t disappointed.
Zina is truly gifted. Within five seconds of meeting her I trusted her judgement entirely. Not only is she incredibly knowledgeable but the most diligent, intuitive, gentle esthetician I have ever come across. I have spent years in salons and dermatologists offices, spent thousands on ??miracle?? products and treatments and no one has given me the skin I wish for but Zina. She is so passionate about her work, and so caring about skin, I am so happy to have found her. She goes above and beyond the call of duty. For example, the special homemade skin cream she gives her clients following a treatment is such a nice touch, she even gave me a larger pot of it to take home on the plane. As per Zina??s recommendation I had the oxygen facial, my skin felt and looked amazing following the treatment and I have continued with the skincare advice I was given since I returned home. My skin continues to reap the rewards. Don??t waste your money on chemist or department store products, visit Zina who will advise you on treatments and products best suited to your skin. It??s worth the investment.
I realise this sounds more like a character reference than a salon review but on visiting Zina I am just blown away by her passion and commitment to her work. I hope everyone gets to experience her magic, she??s an inspiration. Your mind, body, spirit and skin will truly thank you for it. Thank you so much Zina, I look forward to visiting you on my next trip to New York.
This is my first online review ever and it is all because Zina is amazing.
The last time I used citysearch was when I found Zina 3 years ago. Since meeting Zina, no one else has touched my face. I have occasional breakouts and she is knowledgeable, caring, and does NOT miss a spot when she performs extraction. There is only a minimal amount of redness after each deep extraction (very very important when you have to work the next day).
In addition to our routine facials, Zina took special care of my face right before my big day. Even the makeup artist complimented on how easy it was to apply makeup for me. I definitely enjoy and relax at every session.
Im already worried about what I would do if I move to another city without Zina, thats the attachment I have!!
Because this is where I found Zina, I decided to give back and share my experience with all of you. Dont think I need to say more about why you need to book an appointment with Zina to improve your skin =)
My mother is a beautician and absolutely adores Zina. She went back to the UK after many years of living in NYC; so now I needed someone to take care of my sensitive skin. I immediately thought of Zina. My mother had been having facials from her for years and would frequently tell me how happy she was to have finally ""...found someone who knows what they're doing."" So I went. I had a hydrodermie facial. Zina hardly left me for a moment. The face and neck massage had me in heaven. Even after she had applied the face mask she kept with me massaging my arms and hands. I felt so pampered... my skin glowed... my muscles relaxed. I can't wait to go back. Thank you so much Zina!
Aphrodite skin care their Singnature massage is the Best in Manhattan!!!!
Includes a litle bit of everything:Aroma,Hot Stones,Siatsu and Thai. In a very relaxing Atmosfere!!!
I want to share my amazing experience I had at Aphrodite skin care.I had hot stone therapy and aroma facial by Angela!She is very professional and has very nice warm personality!Her techniques made me feel good relax and energetic and my puffiness from my eyes disappear!!!!
Thank you Angela ,thank you Aphrodite
I highly recommend this place. ;-)))
Just try it. Dont think about it, do not hesitate. Try.\r
I don't want to copy all enthusiastic comments of my predecessor, though all it is true. \r
Aphodite was not my first experience of skin care and i was pretty sceptical about it. But the result is fascinating! No break-outs, smooth skin, beautiful color.. But the most exciting or me is that my fine lines all are gone! It's not just long lasting result. It is real transformation. After Zina's tratment I don't worry any more about:\r
-winter, cold, wind - no break outs or peeling\r
-summer, hit - no break outs, no black/white heads\r
-sweating (I workout every day) - no break outs or irritation \r
-foundation or powder - I just dont need it! \r
-my periods - no breakouts\r
-bright light - no fine lines can be seen\r
-smiling a lot - no fine lines forming \r
-going out for a date :) - smooth skin, plain color without makeup, silky touch, no break outs, NO FINE LINES. \r
I am 32. And isn't it cool when there are 8 people at the table in the restaurant and I am the only one who has to show ID to prove I'm 21 :) THANK YOU ZINA.
Zin a is top quality aesthetician with over 20 years of expertise in skin care, coupled with her professional knowledge of pharmacy. She diagnoses skin issues, and tailors facials to one's specific needs. No more dryness, redness, rosacia, break-outs.... my skin is significantly smoother, healthier, more radiant. Zin explains exactly how to take care of it between visits, and facial results are long-lasting. I look better, feel better, it makes a world of difference! Zina is very meticulous in her work, takes her time, and does an amazing job every time. I travel 2.5 hours each way from central NJ to have a facial done by Zina, and would not trade it for anything else. Salon is very clean, and Zina attends to one's skin's needs to highest level. Also, appointments are always on time, no wait-time. Despite an extensive variety of salons in the city with endless choices, I am, and will be Zina's loyal customer. She is a highly experienced professional who loves what she does. After seeing Zina's quality of work, I will not trust my face to anyone else. Give aphrodite skin care a chance-- you will not regret it! Treat yourself today.
I consider myself very fortunate to find this place after so many years and so much money spent at the numerous Manhattan spas! I have been going here for one year and a half. Now my skin looks as it never did in my life, with even tone and healthy texture. I always had very dry ultra-sensitive skin very prone to breakouts. When I saw Zina for the first time she promised to heal my skin, and she actually did and in just couple of months. After three facials friend of mine asked what I have been doing to my skin! \r
Zina is highly experienced esthetician. She always approaches my skin with customized facials, catering to the specific needs. She uses different high-tech machines, what I find rear for US. I never ever had any single breakout after she did extractions on me. After each facial my skin is just glowing, cant find any better word for that. Most of the clients here have been seeing her for years, now I definitely know I will be one of them.\r
To add, there are amazing anti-cellulite treatments (that actually work!) on the menu and infra-red sauna. I cant recommend this place more. If you want to get a quality skincare with long-term results, come here, you will not get disappointed! Thank you, Zina!\r
I have a combination skin. It gets dry during winter and it irritates time to time. Because of Aphrodite skin care , my skin looks healthier and younger. I am very happy to be a client of Aphrodite skin care salon.
Great skin care products for your woman
I have jumped around from spa to spa since I was 16. I could never find a place where I really saw results in my skin. From the very first facial I had with zina, that same week I saw results right from the begining. It has been 8 months since I have been using Zina and my skin has never in my life looked the way it looks now. I recently got married and Zina recommend the oxygen treatment to me a few months before. (It erases fine lines and gives the skin a healthy glow) IT IS AMAZING!!! Also she has a body treatment that I lost 7 pounds and 2 jean sizes from before the wedding. The prices are amazing, the spa is spotless, and zina is just the most incredible person ever!!! If you are looking for a good facial or a weightloss program SERIOUSLY DONT LOOK ANY FURTHER. CALL ZINA SHE WILL CHANGE EVERYTHING!!!! (FOR THE BETTER) FOREVER!
Pros: best facial, best sauna, best body treatments
i would like to start by saying that the awful review below ""by bellagamba22"" is fake and untruthful. this is clearly from a competing salon or a very sick and twisted person who is trying to bring another persons quality of work down. I know for a fact that zina is the most professional and best facialist I have ever come across and this would not occur in her salon. \r
I am a proffessional makeup artist and have tried millions of salons, zina is flawless. I fully trust her and everything she does. I refer all my clients to her before their weddings or if they have skin problems as I know my job as a makeup artist will be easier after zina has literally FIXED their skin. she can do anything. i have seen numerous clients go in with bad skin and come out after a few appointments with perfect skin...\r
whatever zina recommends i highly recommend she is truly a proffesional and knows exactly what she is talking about. \r
i had tried bliss spa and about 6 or 7 other top salons in new york. zina knows how to truly take care of the skin ( just look at her skin, it looks about 21 years old! and it glows!!! its remarkable!) \r
take my advice and go visit zina and aphrodite skin care.. you will be blown away! \r
Cons: i have not found one problem with this salon
This is the first review I have ever written on city search, but I decided I wanted to take the time to do this as I have never been so impressed by a beauty therapist in my life! \r
I don't think I could explain how grateful and fortunate I was to have found ZINA at aphrodite skin care. \r
I came from Australia to new york last year with terrible skin problems, I had tried everything and thought there was no way my skin could be fixed! \r
Six months later MY skin is amazing and I am so happy!! this is no exxageration, i wish i could post before and after pictures of what zina has done for me. \r
I am an actress and she has literally saved me skin and helped my career. \r
Zina is by far the best aesthecian I have come across.. and trust me I must have been to about 20 different salons. \r
her work is thorough, clean, meticulous and she is a complete perfectionist.. yes the facial is a bit painful but that is because she does a real deep extraction clean! not a stupid ""fake"" extraction like most untrained beauty therapists. \r
she has also over time become very special to me and always been there for me to talk to. I moved to new york very young on my own and she has really been so good to me and helped me through everything.. what a wonderful day it was the day i walked into aphrodite skin care! \r
zina is truly so passionate about what she does, she is up to date with everything skin care and she never pushes products or anything on to you.. in fact she makes this home made miracle cream after every appointment for free which is the most amazing cream!\r
i have told all my friends about zina and i wanted to pass it on to all new yorkers!!! \r
thank you zina, i am truly grateful to have met such a special, kind, passionate and truly talented women! \r
Pros: service, facials, personal care, reasonable rates
I WENT HERE FOR THE FIRST TIME ABOUT 2 MONTHS AGO AND GOT MY EYEBROWS THREADED AND GOT MY BOX WAXED. IT WAS SO QUICK AND PAIN FREE. AND MY EYEBROWS HAVE NEVER LOOKED THIS GOOD. THE RUSSIAN LADY YAFA TOOK HER TIME LOOKING AT WHAT MY FACE REALLY NEEDED. SHE WAS SO NICE.
Pros: EYEBROWS & WAX
Cons: THEY TRY TO HUSTLE EVERYONE
I made an appointment after reading the below reviews on Citysearch. Unfortunately, I firmly believe that the 5 star reviews are written by insiders - I cannot believe that the traumatic experience that I had was unique. Case in point - look at the poor grammar and similar praise used throughout the review.\r
I have sensitive skin and occasionally experience MINIMAL breakouts related to hormonal changes (I'm 25 years old). Zina performed ""deep extractions"" on me, saying that it was apparent that I had cystic acne deep below my skin surface. I have never had cystic acne in my life. It was the most painful experience of my life (no exaggeration). My skin was so red and swollen afterwards I started to cry - I looked like I had a disease. I had red marks on my face where she did the extractions for several weeks afterwards, and still have faint scarring. I'm now seeing a dermatologist to correct what Zina did to me.\r
I called afterwards to speak with the owner, who assured me that she would refund my facial (she never did). She also said that what Zina does is basically ""surgical."" I doubt very much that Zina is licensed to do quasi-surgery; regardless, the poor results speak for themselves.\r
Please save yourself the time and trouble and go elsewhere.
Cons: Extremely painful extractions, scarred skin, dishonest owner
I found Aphrodite Skin Care through city search. I had extremely sensitive skin and breakouts. I have visited numerous dermatologiests but there were no results. After having facial with Zina, I immidiately felt the difference. She is a true skin expert. She combines regular facial and oxygen treatments with her twenty plus experience in the industry. Not only I got rid of my breakouts and blemishes, but my entire face has changed. Its simply flawless! \r
I have been getting my manicure done with Yafa but have recently tried threading my eyebrows with her. It is a little painful at first but the results are SPECTACULAR!! My eyebrows have never looked this good. The plus side is that with eyebrow threading the hair grows finer and takes longer to grow back than just waxing it off. It's reallly amazing..... I'm just upset I haven't found out about it earlier.
Pros: Yafa the waxing, eyebrow threading, manicure lady
I have been struggling with embarrassing cellulite on my lower body for years; I have tried mesotherapy and endermologie in the past without results. Although, I was skeptical when my girlfriend recommended I try it again; I did. After, the first time I; I was convinced it might work because my muscles felt sore as if I had just gone to the gym (no bruising). Zina has her own unique technique of using the machine. I purchased a package of 15, I am on my 8th appointment and I barely have cellulite!\r
I have never gotten a facial at Aphrodite, but after the results I have had with endermologie and reading the reviews I definitely will! \r
I completely agree with the commentary below!!! I have never rated anything on citysearch, but these facial truly deserve a recommendation. I have sensitive and somewhat problematic skin, therefore I get facial frequently. I have tried a lot of different places including; Glow Spa, Mario Badescu, Elizabeth Arden, Bliss, Mandarin Oriental and La Prairie at the Ritz-Carlton Spa. Unfortunately, decorations and atmosphere is the only thing that most of these places are good for. The ?benefits? of all these facials only last a few days at best. Aphrodite spa is not pretentious; its appearance is plain, clean, and comfortable. It prides itself on the amazing results of its clients have. NOTHING has ever helped my acne as much as the Oxygen Facials. Zina wonderful and knowledgeable. She makes some of creams herself, my friends and I swear by her acne cream.
Oh My God, where do I begin! First of all I want to Thank Zina - you are awesome. I am so happy with the quality of your work and the complete transformation you have made with my skin. Zina you truly have a wonderful gift, your intuitive touch and knowledge of the skin and more importantly what you do with problem skin is absolute golden. I have been searching for a great facialist for some time now; I would say I have had at least 30 to 40 different estheticians over the years and Zina has the complete package.\r
5 weeks ago when I first came to Zina, whom I found on citysearch and chose to try her based on the number of positive reviews - so glad I did!! The oxygen facial that she uses is absolutely PHENOMINAL!! She has changed my skin in so many ways, I can't tell you how busy I am and I try to always take care of myself, but let's face it living in the city takes it's toll. My skin hasn't looked this good since I was in my late 20's. I'm now 46, a few years ago my body started to rear it's ugly hormonal imbalances and I just couldn't get control of my skin. The oxygen facial has transformed my face - it took about 2-3 weeks before I started seeing lasting results but now that she has done her magic, my skin looks great!\r
We have all seen those really lucky few women that we pass on the street and their skin really looks well cared for, I now have that Thanks to Zina and her Miracle Oxygen Facial - it's the same one Madonna uses! If you are looking for a new esthetician or considering trying something that works for a change, call Zina and ask for the Oxygen facial treatment, it's a little expensive, but I have found that really good products that work do cost more than the traditional fluff and buff that so many spas do. I obviously am very happy with Zina, and the only way I feel I can pay her back so to speak is to leave a great review for others who are looking to see and perhaps help them find a true haven in her great and skilled hands!
Pros: Zina, Her Knowledge and use of what works best, Evening Appts, On Time!!!
Cons: I honestly can't see any area's that need improved! She's terriffic
I tried out Aphrodite a few months ago after looking up spas totally blind on Citisearch. Wow, did I get lucky choosing Aphrodite!! \r
I had dry, acne skin that I just could never get to stay clear. Zina took great care and time with me to give me an extremely effective facial for my skin type, as well as give me advice on how to treat and clean my skin on my own time. My skin has been getting better and better ever since. \r
I've gotten both the facials with extractions as well the amazing Oxygen treatment facial for healing and I have to say, I'm radiant -- my skin just keeps healing and clearing more and more! I never thought it was possible for me to have skin that feels and looks so beautiful. \r
Zina really CARES about you, she cares about your skin. She will take the time to make sure everything is done with careful precision. She's never rushed or pressuring you. She will only recommend things that you really need - she's not trying to ""sell"" you on anything. Not only is she truely gifted in the art of facials, but she's just a beautiful, caring person. \r
If you want to finally have the skin you've always wanted, stick with Aphrodite and they will make sure you get it!\r
(Oh, and the spa is spotlessly clean and beautiful with an extremely professional, organized, warm and friendly reception.)
Pros: Everything.... not a single complaint
Yafa is just GREAT! My friend recommended me to her and its been my 2nd yr with Yafa. The brazilian is very quick and not that painfull. I don't trust anyone else but her. SHE IS AWESOME!!!
I had read great reviews of this salon and was excited to try it. I made an appointment for a Saturday late afternoon, but when i arrived they told me they were unable to take me because they'd double-booked someone else. Not only did they fail to call me beforehand, they were extremely rude and unapologetic, after I'd trekked all the way from downtown to get there. I didn't bother to reschedule and don't intend to give my business to such an unprofessional and discourteous salon, no matter how well they are rated otherwise.
Cons: Rude service, cancelled my appointment without notifying me
This was my first time to Aphrodite. I have been to a million salons and I know what a good salon meant to be. I have finally found the one that is just right! I made an appointment with Zina for a facial and I am so glad I did. She is very confident and knowledgeable about skin care. My skin is very problematic I have a major impurity problem. Zina removed all of them with great care and patience for about two hours. She considers the skin type and then makes suggestions accordingly. Believe me, I am extremely picky when it comes to skin care and haircut. Make an appointment with Zina, I am pretty sure you will love her. She has a skin of a 20 year old (she is over 50!) When you saw her skin you would realize you are in good hands. Definitely, she is the BEST and I trust her. I would definitely come back again even tough I live 90 miles away!\r
DENIZ LOVES YOU ZINA! I WILL SEE YOU NEXT MONTH!
Pros: ZINA ZINA ZINA!
I had my facial done by Yafa. Let me tell you it has left me coming back for more. Very little pain, fast and above all perfect every time. I usually get threading done for my eye brows, which by the way look fabulous, my neck and upper-lip area, which if you get it done too know that it can be very painful, but not with Yafa's magical hands. So ladies, if you like being professionally pampered by someone with experience and expertise, I suggest asking for Yafa.
Ladies, Yafa's here! She has finally found a great location. I'm very happy for her. Yafa's mani's and pedi's are phenomenal! THE BEST! She is also the best at threading. I get my whole face threaded with her. My eyebrows always look top notch thanx to Yafa. She has the GIFT when it comes to eyebrow sculpting and threading. Worth every penny! Thank you Yafa!
WOW! What an amazing place. Even though it's very small, they really do provide you with the best service.I had the best bikini/brazilian with yaffa. It was quick and painless. Ladies trust me on this 1. Now I hardly dread getting a wax.
Pros: Wax lady
Cons: Small place, they should advertise more.
I have been going to Zina now for the past six months and I have been absolutely thrilled and amazed with the results I have had. I have suffered with Acne for some time and have tried everything from medications to expensive lasers at the Dermatologists office but without any success. I came across Zina's reviews on City search and decided to give her a try. And that was the best thing that I did. Zina was so courteous and knowledgeable and knew just how to treat my sensitive and breakout prone skin. We started with the oxygen facial series and and I saw dramatic results in just one month of starting. One month!!! I have been going to dermatologists for years now and paying high end prices without seeing any results. I was so excited and blessed that I found Zina. I continued my oxygen facials for several months and noticed my skin became clearer, more even toned, hydrated and more firm every time. I have never had clear skin until now after the facials with Zina. I am completely hooked on to Zina and her facials that even though my breakouts have stopped now - I still continue to go back every month. Not only does she have very skillful hands but Zina is very pleasant , warm, and makes you feel very comfortable in your own skin. And Zina is on the cutting edge technology with the oxygen facials. She is the best thing that ever happened to me. And the spa is very clean, warm and cozy. I will always remain loyal to Zina and I am so glad that I found her. If you are like me and have serious skin concerns, please don't think twice- come and try out a facial with Zina and I promise you that you will be simply amazed with the results. Zina- you are the BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Pros: Amazing Services- especially Facials with results,plesant and professional
I have rosacea, so my facial treatments are as easy to find as a good man in this city. I went to a number of high class spas and every time they did a facial my face would get much worse. That stopped when i got introduced to Zina. She convinced me let her try to do facials and deep extractions before beginning treatment, and you know what? - she was absolutely right! after a few sessions my breakouts, which were severe on my jaw line, went away and not i do oxygen and ipl treatments to combat the redness. I get compliments on my radiant and young looking skin, and i am 33! Most people think i am in my early to mid-20s. So i have to say thank you to Zina, she is the only one i trust. I also do endermology there, which is great. I am forever loyal to Zina.
Pros: Qualifications, Skill, Enthusiasm, Latest technology
I generally do not write reviews but this was a must. I have been trying to find a place like this for a while. I found it on citysearch a couple of weeks ago and gave it a shot. Let me just say that it is not just a facial treatment that I received, it was the whole experience. The aesthetician name is Zina (I guess everyone knows this from the reviews) and she does her job with great pride. She examined my face first and gave me recommendations on facial treatments. All the technology that she is using is top of the line (she goes in detail and explains each procedure). She tries to make customers so comfortable that when she was done I almost told her that I wanted another session right away. \r
Definately will be coming back.
Pros: Great service, good value, personal attention
Cons: Should have more locations
Being new to the area I had reservations on where to go for endermologie, and exactly how the process worked. After doing my own research I stumbled on Aphrodite and decided to check it out. During my first visit Zina was nothing but cordial and upbeat. She explained everything in detail and I felt very comfortable and at ease. Not only has Zina been doing my endermologie for quite some time, she began doing my facials...that's how much I trust her. The reason why I continue to go to Zina and give Aphrodite my business is the place is extremely clean, and Zina has always been caring, curteous, and honest. I travel for work and have visited many spas around the US, even if I decide to move out of the area I will continue to work with Zina. She's the best!
I began going to Aphrodite Skin Care since it opened, and now I will not trust my skin to any place else. I have had facials regularly for 25 years, in spas and doctors? offices, in America and Europe. Zina is, without a doubt, the best esthetician I have found. Period. Her personality is warm and friendly yet always highly professional. She has been in this field for many many years, and has vast academic and practical knowledge of skin and its physiology. She can quickly and precisely determine the needs of one?s skin, then uses state-of-the-art products and technology to bring the skin to its very best, glowing health. Prices are very reasonable, given such high quality, making Aphrodite an excellent value. And Zina never once has pressured me to buy anything. Best of all, I am thrilled with the way my skin looks and feels, and often receive complements on my ?beautiful complexion.? I owe it all to Zina.
Pros: Highly professional, amazing treatments, amazing results.
I have never had worse service in my entire life! I had an appointment for 2 weeks for a facial, arrived an hour early. Five minutes before my appointment the lady that does the facials said she doesn?t have time for me. I though she maybe meant to say something different since she had a small Russian accent. But no, she just did not have time for my appointment and said she wanted to leave at 8 and not stay later. (my appointment was at 7pm.. the last appointment of the day) ?if you cant stay until 8, DON?T MAKE THE 7 PM Appointment!. It still does not make any sense to me ?I couldn?t imagine a business saying that to a costumer. From reading all the reviews I was expecting a very friendly place, but it was a hole in the wall. It smelled, and was dirty. The place had hardly any air-conditioning so it was hot and humid ?which results in a smelly air.
Cons: shall i write more?
What a treat! I was able to sneak in a facial wih Zina and it was wonderful. Zina really knows skin types and was able to give me a beautifully relaxing facial that targeted problem areas of my skin. She gave my face more life and oxygen and the results were immediate. When it came time to pay I was shocked. For a 2 hour facial I expected to pay an arm and a leg but was pleasantly surprised by her extremely reasonable rates. If you can get in with her, she is HIGHLY recommended.
Pros: Thumbs UP Up Up!
I had given up on my skin after numerous dermatologists and trying every skin product on the market. After I met Zina, I've had no need to return to a dermatologist again. \r
Zina has trasformed my skin with a series of treatments specifically made for me. At my appointments, I never have to tell her what I would like for she knows exactly what my skin needs on that particular day. \r
The ambience at this spa is one of total bliss and I highly recommend Zina at Skin Care Aphrodite.
Pros: Zina is very skilled and understands skin types
Cons: None that I can think of
I have never felt compelled to write a review until now I just had to let the world know I LOVE ZINA!!! I first visited Aphrodite about three months ago because after I turned thirty my skin started breaking out pretty badly. I tried to fix the problem myself. I read all the beauty magazines and bought all of the suggested over the counter products but my break outs were persistent. I was getting desperate and finally decided to seek professional help. I used citysearch as my guide and decided on Aphrodite largely because of the reviews and because it was close to my job. I am so happy I took that leap of faith not only did Zina restore my skin she made it a hundred times better. From the moment I walked in she made me feel at ease. We talked about my daily skin regimen and she explained some of the things I was doing wrong. She also gave me great advice as to how I should care for my skin between visits (without pushing any in house products). Zina immediately knew how to treat my overly sensitive skin. I have been a loyal client ever since. I must say the extractions have been a bit painful but so worth it. Fast forward a few months later and I am amazed at the transformation. I haven?t had a breakout in over a month and my skin looks better than ever. I cannot say enough good things about Zina and her level of professionalism. I am not ashamed to admit it: I AM ADDICTED TO ZINA?S FACIALS I WOULD FOLLOW HER ANYWHERE.
Pros: Looking five years younger
I've been to all kinds of places and Zina at Aphrodite is, by far, the best facialist. I've had problematic skin over the last few years but, with steady treatments for the spots and the scars, my skin is so much better and i feel wonderful about it. i have Zina to thank for that. She has all the latest technology, she' s such a brilliant aesthetician (no problem is too big), i wish her massages would go on forever, she's always made time for me, even in between appts , and I think her prices are super reasonable given the quality of the treatment. I'm so grateful and in awe of her skill and that's why I'm writing this review. I would advise you to book way in advance as getting an appt. can sometimes be difficult.
Pros: excellent facials, even for problem skin, all the latest technology
I have signed up for the Intraceuticals Rejuvenation treatment a few weeks ago and my skin has never looked better! It is really a miracle. My coworkers and friends have noticed a difference. I have even been told that I look younger! I highly recommend this treatment to anyone with aging or just tired skin. It is a bit pricey, but is totally worth it.\r
Pros: highly-skilled esthetician and top of the line technology
I just had the best facial ever in New York, and believe me when I say that I've tried enough to know. The esthetician, Zina, was first rate. She was recommended to me by a close friend. I found her to be very knowledgeable - she took the time to really learn and understand my skin type, and then used the most beneficial treatment based on her expert analysis. I'll definitely be going back!
Pros: Effective, Relaxing, Ambience, Skill, Great Products and Too
Let me just start by saying that I usually do not write reviews but the results that I?ve experienced these past couple of weeks are amazing with INTRACEUTICALS Oxygen Facial! I've been a client of Zina's for 2 years now. I have dry, acne prone skin with many breakouts. Zina has worked very hard to change my skin but it seemed that we were hitting a plateau. My breakouts were less frequent but I still had lots of dryness and dark spots. That's when Zina recommended that sign up for the 6 session Intraceuticals Oxygen Facials. I was hesitant because it is an expensive commitment but definitely worth every penny!!! I am halfway through the treatments and already the change is unbelievable! My skin is hydrated I have no break outs, the dark spots are minimized and best of all the reactions that I've gotten from family and friends have been tremendously positive. Thank you Zina!
I went to Aphrodite after reading the rave reviews and looking for something convenient in the area close to my office and was definitly not dissapointed. Zena is amazing and really knows how to treat your skin. I have had facials at some of the top places in New York and I have to say that I was really impressed both by Zena's knowledge about skincare as well as by the quality of service and the value that you get. The facial will last for at least 90 minutes and Zena will consult with you afterwards and give you advise on how to traat your skin at home. There were no add-ons to the price even when the treatment is personalized and no pressure to buy products which I really appreciated. I would definitly recomend it to anyone.
Pros: Value, expertise, treatment
I have been Zina's customer for almost three years. I had very difficult skin and lots of acne. During these years not only I got rid of the acne, but my skin really improved and became radiant and healthy.\r
Now that I no longer need to cure my acne I moved to oxygen procedures that will keep my skin hydrated and young. \r
You can never go wrong with Zina's advice. She cares deeply about the patient and suggests the best treatment, specifically customized for your skin type.\r
As always, salon atmosphere is very warm and friendly. I usually end my facials with relaxing sauna and massage that are now available in the spa.\r
As always, thanks Zina!
ZIna is the most skilled and professional Esthetician I have ever worked with. When I came to her my complexion was dull and bumpy. Zina was able to help me with all my skin problems and now I look younger than ever. I can't say enough about how her treatments really work! \r
One thing to keep in mind: If you go for a deep facial, be aware that she does extractions. This can be painful at times, but very effective. Zina never leaves a mark, and yes, that magical cream she makes is just amazing in how it can clear up skin.
Pros: The clearest skin you'll ever have.
Cons: Extractions can be uncomfortable but never leave a mark.
Zina is amazing! I came to her in absolute despair because of the terrible break outs caused by stress and simply problematic skin. I saw so many beauticians in NY before and nobody, nobody! helped me. Zina immediately told me what it would take and how long. She listens, understands and does absolute magic. Zina is a highly trained professional. With my skin I have always needed somebody to take care of it - I do break out regularly at my 32. Right now it is so much better and, like she promised, I see a tremendous difference. If you have a problem with your skin, forget dermatologists and quick results via antibiotics. I tried that and many other things. Zina eliminates the very cause of the problem and for long. Plus the cream that she uses is magical. I wake up in the morning and can't stop looking at myself in the mirror. Zina is very good. She knows what she is doing and I am the happiest customer today. I am happy I found her. Highly recommended. A+++
Pros: Can't think of one
Cons: You'll get what you look for in a beautician
I found Zina and Aphrodite only a short while ago and I am so satisfied with her facials and service that I am recommending her to everyone. When you first arrive at Aphrodite, Zina greets you with cordiality and hospitality - always! She cares about the individual, and his/her skin. Unlike some other spas that only have facials designed for three skin types, Zina evaluates your face and gives you a treatment that corresponds to your individual needs, which go beyond having a dry or oily epidermis. What I also found very impressive about Zina's service, is that she is always attentive to her customers during the facial - she explains what each procedure will do, makes sure that they are not too hot or too cold, and stays in the room throughout the entire facial. And Zina is always keeping up with the best and latest skin care trends. She frequently changes her treatments to add new technology that can treat skin better. All this at a very good price! If your current esthetician does not measure up to the profile that I described above, then, please, make an appointment with Zina - your skin will smile.
This may sound overly enthusiastic, maybe even phony, but it's God's honest truth - Zina at Aphrodite works miracles on the skin! I got my first facial with Zina about 7 years ago when she worked at another day spa down the street from where she is now. I was so pleased with how beautifully she treated my extremely sensitive and dry skin that I kept going back to see her - no one had ever cleared up my uneven texture like she did. She left that spa not long ago to join Aphrodite, and I naturally followed her (I would have followed her anywhere!) What I love most about Zina is how she treats my skin for the unique type that it is - I also love how she prescribes natural treatments for my delicate skin that I can do at home (yogurt and honey masks, olive oil and egg yolk masks - she's even shown me the best way to clean my face without drying it out!). This great advice puts no money in her pocket, but keeps my skin looking it's best and most youthful. Her charming little place is inviting, and her hospitality is warm and comforting. Just one look at her stunning complextion (you'd never guess her age) and you know you're in good hands. I recently got married and my bridesmaids, knowing how much I rave about Zina, gave me a generous gift certificate just to get facials with her! This is the only woman in New York who has permission to touch my skin! PS: I've never written a review in City Search before, but this just simply had to be said :o)
Pros: It isn't "trendy" like, some NYC spas, but the service & treatment are so much better!
Cons: There are no cons, in my opinion.
I found out about Aphrodite Skin Care through my friend. since then I am Zina's raving fan. My face improved so much. and the most amazing thing is that it really does not take long to see the results. the very first time you visit this center you feel that Zina really cares about you. she does the best job, and you can really see it immidiately after the facial. i have no redness or irritation, and can return to work or even go out!!!! isn't it amazing? that's why i can really say that this spa is the most caring one in NY.\r
I have been getting facials for 20 years since I was 14 years old. I have problem skin - large pores, oily skin, slight acne and I just started developing rosacea!! I obviously have very sensitive skin. \r
I've had only a few facialists in my life and my most recent one retired and that's how I ended up at Aphrodite. Before I went to Aphrodite I tried 4 different facialists the last 6 months. Every single one of them scarred my skin or didn't clean my pores, but then I found Zina. She cleaned every last pore and left my skin luminous!! NOT ONE single red mark when I left. She customized my facial according to my skin's needs. After I left I met a few friends and they all commented on how great my skin looked!! They thought I looked younger. I will continue to see Zina for my facials.
I had my first facial with Zina yesterday and it was amazing! She came highly recommended by several people. I have had many facials from all over the east coast and this is the first time I have had someone take the time examing my skin and really educating me on my skin type. It is obvious she loves what she does and puts her whole heart into her job. Zina left me with many samples to try on my skin. I left with a stack of her business cards and can't wait to share her with my friends and family. \r
I have also heard that Zina gives the best Endermologie treatments around. \r
I recently moved to the city and I am so glad I have found Zina to help me repair my damaged skin. Thank you!
Pros: Relaxing and clean environment