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gKay Skin Care - 70 Reviews - E 79th St, New York, NY - Beauty Salons Reviews - Phone (212) 639-9305

gKay Skin Care

E 79th St
New York, NY 10021
(212) 639-9305
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...and go see Gail!!!! I decided to go to her after reading a small blurb about her services in Time Out New York magazine. I am so glad I did - after struggling with mild/moderat...


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Do yourself a favor... 2/15/2009

...and go see Gail!!!! I decided to go to her after reading a small blurb about her services in Time Out New York magazine. I am so glad I did - after struggling with mild/moderate acne for several years, seeing dermatologists, trying literally everything I could - Gail's facials have completely changed my skin for the better. I get a (very affordable) Acne Facial, which is a salicylic peel followed by extractions and the use of a high-frequency machine to get rid of bacteria and promote healing. She offers other services though (specializes in peels) and also has her own line of effective products which are wonderful, even for people with sensitive skin like myself. Going to do this once a month has brought my skin to a place that a year ago, I could not have imagined, and every time I go, it gets even better. This is the one place I have been to get a facial where you can go home with your face actually looking NICE, not like someone just took a scalpel to it! more

New York's Best Kept Secret for Great Skin 1/4/2008

I decided to try Gkay after a recommendation from a friend and I am so very glad I did. I have struggled with acne since my teenage years and after seeing Gail for two months I now feel comfortable not wearing makeup (that is absolutely huge for me)! She does a great job of giving you and your skin individual attention. She gave me great advice on little changes to make in my daily routine that would make a huge difference in my overall skin health. Plus she has her own line of skincare products which are absolutely amazing. Her services are also highly affordable. Pros: Great individualized attention Cons: Nothing at all more

Amazing Daily Facial Products 12/7/2007

I'm a divorce mom of a 3 year old son. I work from home. It's been easy for me to sit in the confines of my home and sulk and not take care of myself for no one but my son sees me. I didn't know how to feel good about myself anymore. Then I tried some products recommended by Gail, the GKay esthetician. The products were simple to use and forced me into a daily routine. I now wash my face each night with the cleanser provided, tone with the amazing aloe toner and then use the incredible night treatment that after only a few days helped diminish the fine lines that were around my eyes. In the morning, I use the enzyme scrub to exfoliate my skin. I instantly noticed the difference in my skin making me feel younger and optimistic again. After a week, I was feeling so much better about my appearance that I was encouraged to begin running again as I used to and to eat healthier. I'm so happy with the results of the skincare products I got from GKay and how they have greatly improved the appearance of my skin and gave me the push I needed to improve other areas of my life. Pros: Amazing products shipped directly to my door. more

Caring skin care professional 8/16/2007

I have oily skin and lately developed cystic acne. Pros: affordable, excellent customer service Cons: none so far more

Best Solution to Acne and Aging 5/22/2007

I recently ordered the mini extractions kit and the high frequency machine and they were both worth every penny. I had tried everything to clear up my skin and NOTHING was working. It was dry, irritated, and broken out. As soon as I received my order from Gkay I followed the directions and gave myself a facial. My face looked and felt better that night. The next day I was well on my way to clear, balanced skin. I'm 36 and was desparately trying to address aging and acne. I have finally found the answer. Pros: Great products, great knowledge, great results more

Great products, WONDERFUL SERVICE, LOVE GKAY! 5/17/2007

Gail is WONDERFUL. I met with her for a chemical peel I wanted to get before my wedding. She carefully listened to my concerns and convinced me that I did not need it and suggested other options. She gave me a facial and a mild peel on my face and back. Her facial was FANTASTIC. She is sincere and will not perform a procedure she does not believe in just for the money. Pros: Personal Service, Great Product more

Curious................ 3/12/2007

Is Gail really on a ""leave of absence"" or does she just want to get rid of me as her client? I am so curious.....I loved her sevices. She is a great facialist! Pros: personal attention Cons: hard to get an appt more

Loved it! 8/18/2006

I have not been to many spas or facialist because I have always been hesitant with people touching my skin... I went to Gail based on recommendation from a friend who sees her frequently and have to say that I was extremely satisfied.... Cleanliness is important to me and she emphasised that everything was sterilized at gKay before and after each client... but the best part was the day after my facial.... My skin looked amazing... and all the advice and recommendation she gave me regarding acne... helped a lot... I already called and made anther appointment... I know that having acne-free skin does not occur over night but am glad that I found gKay because Gail is very knowledgable and I loved the results afterwards.... Pros: price, cleanliness, expertise more

she is NOT the one you want 7/23/2006

I am true believer in facials. I know how good facials could and should be. my facialist in LA was AMAZING. i went to her for 10 years. i went to see her and my skin was perfect. period. so i've been searching for that person in new york. gail is nice and she does try, and her facials are fine. but she's not great and she does not take extractions seriously-- one time she spent 5 minutes on extractions saying that i had stuff under my skin but it wasn't ""ready yet"". um, that's the entire point of facials-- you get that nasty stuff out before it comes out when it's ready. and when i asked her questions about the products and why she used certain things she didn't seem to understand what they did or how they worked. if you're looking for someone great who you will love, keep looking. more

if you want great skin you must go 5/28/2006

I've been to Gail three times now after hearing about her on here- she's great! I always get the peel and facial, and she's so attentive to spending quality time on your skin and never rushing anything. She also is quite honest in telling you what the results will be, and although it might not be what you want to hear, how many spa's have made promises they never deliver? And do test her products. I use the facial cleanser and the aloe vera toner daily, and though she won't push them on you, you should try them! My skin is better after each visit- results aren't visible over night but I can see with time that it's getting better. Thank you Gail! Pros: environment, quality product, Gail more

Great Facial 5/20/2006

I just went to gKay for a facial and was very happy with the results. Gail was very sweet and made me feel comfortable. She was not a pushy product pusher and my face feels soft and less bumpy. This is the first time that I left a facial with no red marks! If you have sensitive skin and always scar this is the person to go to. Gail Rocks! Pros: Very Professional, Friendly, Relaxing more

I've tried the rest and GKAY is the best! 3/26/2006

I have been to dermatologists, alternative healers and several spas to treat my Rosacea and breakouts. I had been looking for a skincare professional for many years. Anti aging and skin texture is my main concern due to all of the treatments I have used over the years. The facial with a peel was the best thing I could have done for my skin. Gail daignosed what my skin needed immediately and the treatment was very gentle and super effective. Others noticed the healthy glow immediately and I had no irritation, I ALWAYS get irritated after a process. The personalized attention, privacy and environment was superior to any establishment I have ever been to and Gail's knowledge, professionalism and personality set her establishment aside as a true find. Gail makes you feel like you are her only client. I will NEVER go anywhere else. Pros: Knowledgable, Professional, Private more

Great experience for first time facial! 3/20/2006

When I decided to get a facial for the first time, I read a lot of reviews of different places before I found GKay from city search and I am glad I chose this place! Gail is very nice, prices are reasonable and the place is very private and clean. She knows what she is doing and I had a great experience. I have pretty good skin but after the facial, it was glowing more. Even my fiance realized how healthy my skin was looking. Definetely recommend to everyone! Pros: Private, Personal, Affordable more

Highly Recommended 3/20/2006

I have suffered with acne prone/oily skin my entire life. Since visiting Gkay on a fairly regular basis for her fantastic facials with a peel, my skin has looked great! Last week I decided to try one of the chemical peels. It has now been a little over a week andI am thrilled with the results. My skin is so smooth and clear! For anyone with problem skin, I would definitely recommend gail. more

Highly Effective Skin Care 1/28/2006

For acne-prone skin, she first applies the concentrated peel; then steaming, extractions, and high-frequency anti-bacterial treatment follow. THe facial takes around 45 minutes or so, including a shoulder and head massage that alone is worth it- although sometimes better than others. As for products, highly recommend the Aloe Vera Toner and the Glycolic Moisturizer. After a few days of using the glycolic moisturizer, you'll actually be able to rub off thin layers of skin in the shower- leaving your skin more even and noticeably softer and clearer.) You should inquire about the products- Gail is definitely NOT PUSHY about her products and sometimes does not even mention them -you may not even realize what you're missing out on! THe facials are only half the battle, you must have a consistent and effective skin care routine at home. For professional and EFFECTIVE skin care, gKay truly is one of the best. Pros: Professional, Knowledgeable, Effective Cons: A Bit Expensive more

Not so great 1/25/2006

I read all the wonderful reviews online about this place, but once I actually went myself I was a bit disappointed. All the rave about nutrition talk turned out to be 2 questions about how often I eat fish or dairy. The actual facial was Ok, but I was expecting more. I came home with blackheads and whiteheads still there and my face was peeling for 3 days (although supposedly you are not going to peel from the treatment). I would stick with more traditional places as they give more value for your money. Not impressed. more

One of a kind... 1/11/2006

This wonderful lady is absolutely FANTASTIC. I visited Gail, and I have not even one negative thing to say about her. Her place is really nice and private, and everything is just perfectly right. As soon as I went in, she sat me down and offered me lemon juice. We than starting talking about my diet and what to avoid in order to achieve a healthy looking skin. Afterwards, She took me to a private room where the peeling procedure took place, and even gave me a few tips for treating my skin throughout the entire day! I REALLY RECOMMEND THIS PLACE. GUARANTEED THAT YOU WILL LEAVE WITH A SMILE!! KEEP UP THE OUTSTANDING WORK GAIL! I CAN""T WAIT TO VISIT AGAIN! Pros: Inexpensive, Great Atmosphere, Extremely Helpful more

Simply Wonderful... 8/2/2005

I've always been quite hesitant about getting facials because of my super sensitive skin, but I have to say my facial with Gail was absolutely amazing!! First, there is privacy and the one-on-one consultation, in which Gail offers such great advice on nutrition and skincare in general. Second, she has a very gentle touch and for someone who has super sensitive skin, that is so important. I am definitely coming back and recommend her services to everyone!! She is an absolute refreshment from all the other shi-shi establishments here in the city. Thank you Gail. Pros: Privacy, Knowledgable, Affordable more

Wonderful results at gkay 5/3/2005

I have gone to gkay all but two times now and my skin has completely turned around. My face is glowing and clear, something it has not been for quite some time. I can't wait to go back to have it improve ever more. Gail is really wonderful. She really cares about you and your skin and does not treat you like just another customer. I highly recommed gkay. Gail is really a miracle worker. Pros: Great facials, Inexpensive, Atmosphere more

Really Really Really Good! 4/21/2005

I have to say, gKay is really good! I definitely enjoyed the privacy and one on one consultation. But most important was the outcome. THe results of the facial with the glycolic peel were amazing! My face does look and feel much better. After the facial, I have been following with all that Gail told me to do. I have to agree that she is correct! I am glad I found her and plan to tell all my friends about this place. Pros: Private, Inexpensive, Worth checking out! more
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  • Skincare specialists perform facials, glycolic peels, chemical peels and more; skin-care products sold also.

  • 2/6/2006 Provided by Citysearch

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  • Neighborhoods:

    Midtown, Upper East Side