After traveling for nearly three weeks, finishing a talk at the Apple Store the day after my return to the US and being welcomed by the fast-paced city that is New York, I was ready for an afternoon all to myself. Running late on my journey to the Upper East Side thanks to that all too familiar city traffic, I arrived in a stressed-out rush and hopped in an elevator where a white gloved operator escorted me up to the third floor Sisley Spa in the Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel — a Manhattan landmark.

Sisley Spa Treatment Room

The stress of the morning quickly faded as I slipped into a fluffy robe and snacked on walnuts and cranberries (antioxidants please!) in the dimly lit waiting room. Relaxation was already coursing through my body as I followed the facial technician down the stairs and into one of the four treatment rooms. I experienced one of my favorite facials to date – the Phyto-Aromatic Replumping Youth Facial with Rose.


Sisley Spa Treatment Room

I learned the Phyto-Aromatic Replumping Youth Facial with Rose is great for a traveler or someone always on the go like me. The treatment begins with a quick foot massage, Rose breathing ritual, and shoulder massage to get into full relaxation. Next, on to a light face exfoliating and cleansing ritual with rose oil – an aromatherapeutic treatment that brings the face back to life through rehydration. Once well hydrated, a black rose herbal treatment followed by a black rose mask including botanical ingredients such as algae and grape extract.

Sisley Spa Black Rose

My favorite portion of the facial was when my face was massaged with Sisley Baume and rose quartz stones known to aid in putting you into a meditative and reflective state. In general, massage is used in many of the facial treatments at the Sisley Spa as it helps to get the lymphatic system moving.

Sisley Spa Treatment Room

This anti-aging and incredibly hydrating treatment helped unclog my pores from adventures past and relieve the day’s stress, leaving my face fresh and feeling years younger in eighty minutes.

What is the most unique facial you’ve experienced? Let me know below!

Sisley Spa hosted me for my facial, but as always all thoughts and words are my own.