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Get the Recipe: Equinox Spa's Watermelon Facial

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Welcome to New on the Spa Menu, a feature that breaks down the "recipes" of new spa offerings.


Yep, that's right. We're giving you the recipe not for a dish, but for a facial. The Spa at Equinox just launched its Watermelon Rejuvenating Facial ($175), which is perfect for brightening up skin that's been victimized by Chicago's (um, still-going) winter.

The 50-minute service is geared toward evening out the skin tone and reducing inflammation. It also firms up the skin and gives it a good, fruity dose of hydration with its namesake product: a watermelon mask. Though it's best to get a professional facial if you can (nothing like a little steam and extraction), this treatment can be pretty-near replicated at home using the Skinceuticals and Lather products that are available at the Equinox spa. Here, regional spa manager Alli Galecki gives a breakdown of what should be on your watermelon facial shopping list.

· Spa at Equinox [Official Site]
· Skinceuticals [Official Site]
· Lather [Official Site]