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Facial Deepdive: The Purple Ray Facial For Acne and Youthful Eyes

While typically our most popular facial has been the iconic Red Carpet Facial, a lot has changed in 2020. With more and more clients struggling with mask-related acne—maskne!—and congestion, our most popular facial has quickly become the Purple Ray Facial. An excellent facial for both acne and anti-aging, the Purple Ray Facial hits the reset button for your skin and helps keep congestion and breakouts away. You also get our proprietary mild current therapy (lifting and firming!) on an area of your choice, like your eye area or jawline. Clients are increasingly opting for the eye area to look bright-eyed above their mask. Here’s what it’s like to get the acne-targeting Purple Ray Facial.

A gentle cleanse with the Amla Purifying Cleanser

No worries if you’re wearing makeup, each Tracie Martyn facial starts with a soothing cleanse with the Amla Purifying Cleanser. The enzyme cleanser melts away impurities while getting the exfoliation process started—the perfect first step before deeper cleansing.

Diamond microdermabrasion

Your master esthetician will gently buff away dead skin cells with diamond microdermabrasion. Unlike crystal microdermabrasion, which can potentially irritate inflamed acne or rosacea, diamond microdermabrasion is particle-free, making it extra gentle with zero downtime. It feels like a little vacuum on your face, and the suction motion also helps to stimulate the dermis to trigger wound healing. 

Mask with the Enzyme Exfoliant and steam

The cult-favorite Enzyme Exfoliant mask is a must for deep exfoliation and brightening. Pineapple enzymes and gentle natural acids offer multiple mechanisms of exfoliation, so you’re already glowing, not even halfway into the facial. Along with steam, it also helps prep your skin for extractions, helping clear the way for your estheticians expert hands. Plus, lightly cooling with a soothing scent, it feels like a dream.

Expert extractions

Don’t try this one at home. Our expert estheticians each have decades of experience with extractions and perform them entirely by hand, no tools, for better control. We pride ourselves on gentle-yet-thorough extractions that leave skin smooth, not inflamed. Extractions, when done correctly, can clear pores and closed comedones—those flesh-colored bumps on your skin—and get rid of blackheads and whiteheads. 

Breakout-reducing high-frequency treatment

This one’s fun. High-frequency treatment can be incredible for clients dealing with breakouts. Your esthetician will run a glass wand across breakout-prone areas and you’ll feel gentle, pain-free zapping. The glass wand is an electrode that contains argon gas, and it creates super-charged oxygen molecules as it hums across your skin. This reaction can get rid of acne-causing bacteria while reducing inflammation.

Purple LED Light Treatment

The namesake treatment behind the Purple Ray Facial, a combo of red and blue LED lights effectively address blemishes while boosting wound healing. LED light therapy was developed by NASA as a method for accelerating wound healing. Blue light in particular targets acne-causing bacteria and helps clear whiteheads and blackheads, while red light helps your skin repair and regenerate. Less redness and breakouts, more glow.

Mask with the calming Complexion Savior

To calm your skin after extractions and microdermabrasion, there’s nothing better than the organic aloe vera-based Complexion Savior. Containing soothing botanicals as well as powerful antioxidants like olive leaf extract and an innovative malachite extract, the Complexion Savior mask leaves your skin balanced with encouraging repair.

Mild current therapy with the Resculptor® machine

Our signature machine sends a proprietary, pain-free electrical current into your skin that mimics the electricity that naturally flows through our bodies. For the eye area, it can target fine lines and wrinkles as well as sagging and puffiness, leaving your eyes looking well-rested and bright. It’s the perfect way to look your best—mask and all! You can read more about our proprietary technology here

Oxygen peptide mist featuring the LotuSculpt Activator

Ah, the final step of pretty much every Tracie Martyn facial. We use an oxygen machine to deliver a stream of pressurized oxygen and the LotuSculpt Activator, a super-hydrating, peptide-spiked water that leaves skin plump, bouncy, and refreshed. It’s the perfect way to end a truly transformative beauty experience.


The Purple Ray Facial is excellent as a monthly maintenance facial and the results only get better over time. To book yours, text (212)-206-9333 or request an appointment.



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