PARK SLOPE — A mini spa where your face can get a soothing blast of oxygen — for $200 — opened Wednesday on Fifth Avenue.
The Toronto-based Blitz Facial Bar opened its first U.S. location at 184 Fifth Ave., between Sackett and Degraw streets, in the space formerly occupied by Hiho Batik.
Founded in 2015 by two sisters, Laura and Rena Polley, the spa chain offers high-quality skincare that doesn’t take a lot of time. Instead of putting on robes and going into private rooms for treatments, customers sit in salon chairs for faster facials.
Blitz offers five facial options, starting at a 30-minute "blitz and glow" facial for $60. The 60-minute $200 oxygen facial is designed to perk and plump depleted skin and "is clinically proven to reduce fine lines and wrinkles," according to Blitz.
The shop also offers laser facials, "which go beneath the surface of the skin to address more serious concerns such as pigmentation reduction, skin tightening or rosacea and broken capillaries." Blitz also sells its own skincare line including an $85 retinol advanced night cream and a $30 clay mask.
The spa serves both women and men — facials can include a beard oil application for an extra fee.
Retail rents along Fifth Avenue between Union and Ninth streets have dipped by 2 percent over the past year to an average of $79 per square foot, according to a report released earlier this month by the Real Estate Board of New York.
Meanwhile retail rents on the neighborhood's other main commercial corridor, Seventh Avenue between Union and Ninth streets, rose 6 percent to $92 per square foot.
Other recent Openings and Closings in the neighborhood include: