SoHo's best-kept secret isn't a fancy bar, trendy restaurant or hidden boutique. Rather, ask any top beauty editor and they'll instantly fill you in on their favorite haven in the city: Crystal Greene Studio.
Formerly one of the most in-demand facialists at clean beauty mecca CAP Beauty, Crystal Greene -- an esthetician who focuses her treatments on the meditative and healing power of massage -- launched her own studio in 2021 and quickly cultivated an impressively in-the-know clientele that includes cultural luminaries like curator Thelma Golden, and celebrities like Laura Harrier and Christy Turlington.
When we first met Crystal a few years back, we were instantly captivated by her calming aura and her signature 'La Sculptura' experience, which she describes as more than just a facial:
"[It's an] intentional treatment that is naturally inclined to approach beauty from a holistic mind-body-spirit [perspective] -- a transcendent facial massage that blends sensory botanicals to care for the skin while soothing the nervous system."
When preparing to debut our latest launch Grass Nuit Rebirth Retinoid, we knew we had to have Crystal join us to work some of her skin magic. We welcomed brand friends and beauty insiders at New York City's storied Hotel Chelsea for a bespoke facial moment inspired by our Full Flower Rituals: The Muri Lelu x Crystal Greene (The Skin Whisperer ™) Facial Experience.
Exclusive and indulgent, the treatment was best recapped in short by Goop Beauty Editor: "I was touched by an angel."
Goop Beauty Editor Brianna Peters post Muri Lelu x Crystal Greene Facial
Recreate the bespoke experience the next time you settle in for a night of pampering at home, following Crystal's four simple steps for an elevated and deliciously tranquil ritual.
STEP 1: CLEANSE | 3 minutes
Apply a half dropper of Mauvaise Herbe Indica Oil into the palms of hands. Press into the face and neck. Rub in to cleanse for 3 minutes. Remove all traces of oil with a damp and warm towel.
STEP 2: MASSAGE | 10 - 15 minutes
Warm 8 drops of Mauvaise Herbe Indica Oil into the palms of hands. Apply to the face and neck. Perform massage in circular motions, using fingers to tap surface of skin throughout.
STEP 3: MASK | 10 minutes
Using a clean brush, apply a thin layer of mask of your choice to cover the entire face. Let sit. Remove all traces of mask with a warm towel.
STEP 4: CLOSE | 2 minutes