I had a Cryo Facial at The Alchemist Kitchen in New York

image credit: The Alchemist Kitchen

Erica Dunn, Spa it Girl NYC contributor got a Cryo Facial at The Alchemist Kitchen in NY and here’s what happened: 

Earlier this week, I was shopping at Alchemist Kitchen and saw a sign Cryosphere offering cryo facials. It’s something that I have heard about before but didn’t really know what to expect.

So I headed down the stairs to meet with Anthony who gave me the rundown of what to expect in a cryo facial. The first question I asked was how long does this take?

And he said only about 10-15 minutes and then then walked me through the whole process while I sat in this big comfy chair next to a machine, so I said, I’m in. Why not give it a try.

What are the benefits of having a cryo facial? Basically cryo facials stimulate fresh oxygenated blood, healing the skin from the inside out. It’s a non-invasive facial that is said to potentially smooth out lines, wrinkles, rapid healing of sun burns, tightening of pores, evening out skin tone, all good stuff. The icing on the cake was when Anthony shared that it’s said to be a temporary “face lift” for 2-3 days.

image credit: The Cryosphere

What happened during the session? During a cryo facial gas form nitrogen is used to lower the skin surface temperature. The skin’s exposure to the extreme low temperatures triggers the release of anti-inflammatory molecules and endorphins. With a machine, that looked like a hose, Anthony held it over my face and scalp, moving it to different areas. It was extremely relaxing and surprisingly enough, didn’t even feel cold. I was in such a deep state of relaxation, the facial flew by.

How do we find this place? Cryosphere is located below The Alchemist Kitchen in the East Village. The location is great – after a cryo facial, you can head upstairs for a juice or snack at the cafe in the Alchemist Kitchen. It’s a beautiful store that also has amazing plant based products.

Will you be back? Absolutely! It was such a wonderful experience. It was also such an easy, low key treatment that I can see myself visiting a couple times a month. My skin felt great and was just left so happy from the overall experience. I highly recommend a cry facial for a quick beauty treatment.

Alchemist Kitchen: www.thealchemistkitchen.com 

*Spa it Girl Review by: Erica Dunn, Spa it Girl NYC contributor