We know that it’s hard for us Chicagoans to leave summer behind. Why not embrace autumn in a refreshing way? These companies are here to help.
Glossier: The cult favorite makeup and skincare brand has finally made it to the Windy City with the launch of a gorgeous West Loop pop-up shop. From now until the end of October, locals can test out best sellers like Boy Brow grooming pomade and newcomers like Lash Slick mascara, all while taking in the impressively curated space inside a former firehouse. 114 N. Aberdeen St.
Spa at Dana: Located inside the Dana Hotel, Spa at Dana has launched a new series of treatments to get you into the “pumpkin spice everything” state of mind. Try the vanilla chai manicure and pedicure (from $40): soak your limbs in a spiced vanilla milk bath before technicians use a honey scrub to remove dull, dry skin. If you’re considering full-body indulgence, consider the warm salted caramel body treatment ($180 for 80 minutes) designed to melt tension away. 660 N. State St., 4th floor
NÜR Skincare: NÜR is known for bridging the gab between scientific approaches to skincare and holistic methodologies in a big way. For instance, the company’s 12 Step Hi-Tech Facial ($225) starts with the basic signature facial before delving into 10 to 12 other treatments (including Diamond Tome microdermabrasion and a hyperbaric oxygen treatment) to infuse the skin with more than 200 different vitamins. 4809 N. Ravenswood Ave., Ste. 313
MudbuM: At this River North facial bar, choose from six different experiences catered towards individualized skin needs—think facials with activated charcoal for congested skin and cold-pressed green juice for refreshing dull skin—but its the program’s add ons that really stand out. Consider the seasonally-appropriate pumpkin peel. It utilizes pumpkin enzymes to re-texturize the skin’s surface. 357 W. Erie St.