Blue Mercury Apothecary & Spa, Philadelphia
Located in a 19th-century brownstone near Rittenhouse Square, Blue Mercury offers bath and beauty services, massage therapies, facial and body treatments and nail and waxing services. Extra special facial services include a moisturizing vitamin oxygen blast or an exfoliating micro-dermabrasion.
What to buy: The front of the store features tall shelves lined with red-hot designer product lines. They sell Fresh beauty products here. Other brands include T. Leclerc, Nars, Aesop, Laura Mercier, Creed, Bliss, Frederic Fekkai, Remede and Paula Dorf.
What to pay: Here is a sampling of offerings:
fast blast: cleansing, glycolic peel and vitamin oxygen blast. thirty minutes $85
purifying facial: modern facial + glycolic peel for complete exfoliation, oil-control and deep pore cleansing. fifty minutes $130
body polish: deep-cleansing scrub + detoxifying mask + body wrap. fifty minutes $95