Every mum needs some downtime, so here’s our guide to the best facials in Hong Kong.
No matter what season it is, a facial is a great way to deliver an instant reset. They might be on the higher end of the price spectrum when compared to other beauty treatments but, considering they help treat all sorts of skin conditions and leave you looking (and feeling) fresh-faced and fabulous, we believe they’re a worthy indulgence! So, whether you’re looking for instant hydration, deep cleaning, a radiant glow, or all of the above, we’ve lined up our pick of the best facials in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong Island
PrincessBrows x High Society Clinic
One-stop beauty shop, PrincessBrows x High Society Skin Clinic offers a range of great facials, but it’s its Aqua Peel Hydra Facial (first trial, $580) we want to bring to your attention on this occasion. This treatment uses a water-based exfoliating gel to deeply cleanse the skin, while a small suction device pulls out dirt and debris from your skin (yes, including those pesky whiteheads and blackheads that never seem to go away), at the same time as delivering some much-needed moisture. It’s non-invasive and is designed to rejuvenate all skin types (it can even help reduce redness and acne) and instantly makes your face look cleaner and clearer. You’ll leave the salon with newly smooth and glowing skin (we’ll cheers to that)!
PrincessBrows x High Society Skin Clinic, Unit 1604-05, Car Po Commercial Building, 18-20 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong, 2799 0800, WhatsApp: 6338 8359, [email protected], www.princessbrows.com
Flawless aims to provide appropriate skin therapy based on each person’s unique needs. Using trusted beauty products from Medik8, Intraceuticals and Aromatherapy Associates, each therapist combines your chosen facial treatment with specifically-designed massage techniques to restore and recondition your skin. Check out one of its many cleansing and illuminating facial offerings, like the Diamond Peel ($1,380) which removes dead skin and debris, or the Pollution Lift ($1,380). Whether you choose one of these, or prefer to go bespoke ($1,180), you’re guaranteed to walk away feeling fresh and clean! It also has great offers for both first-time and returning customers.
Four Seasons Spa
The Four Seasons Spa works closely with the coveted Biologique Recherche (BR) skincare brand to provide highly-effective facials tailor-made to you. Try its Skin Perfector Facial treatment ($2,000 on Monday to Thursday and $2,200 on Friday to Sunday) that uses BR’s PIGM400 products to give you a brighter, more even skin tone, or go completely bespoke with its “Your Facial” ($1,840 on Monday to Thursday and $2,100 on Friday to Sunday). Its well-trained therapists will assess the health of your skin to understand your short and long-term beauty goals, and design a unique solution for your face using only BR products. You can’t go wrong!
Focused on alleviating the stress from our hectic day-to-day lives, the Face Spa seeks to provide the necessary antidote for your skin through its range of therapeutic facials. A proper skin analysis is conducted to ensure that the treatment targets your specific problem areas, at the same time as nourishing your skin. Check out its featured facial for the year, the Ultimate La Mer, which is comprised solely of the hugely popular La Mer products ($1,880), or the Eminence Organic Snow Mushroom Ultrahydration Facial ($1,080), which includes a free Diamond Microdermabrasion treatment! It’s everything you need to keep your skin healthy and youthful.
Levo Spa believes that cultivating connections with its clients is all part and parcel of its stress-alleviating treatments, so expect hyper-focused staff and therapists. For a high-quality facial that renews, hydrates, firms and lifts your skin, with instantly visible results, try its Superb Facial ($2,300), or if you’re in the detox mood, its Purifying Facial is also a great option ($1,200). What’s more? It offers 30% off your first facial and also has facials specifically for men. It’s a perfect excuse to make couple’s facials a thing!
Sense of Touch
As an oldie but a goldie, Sense of Touch has a reputation for providing some of the best facials across Hong Kong. Its list ranges from the Hydramemory Facial ($980), which provides the perfect boost of moisture, to the Active Pureness Detoxifying Facial ($1,080), that will leave you with a beautiful clean slate. It also now offers the Buccal Facial ($1,880), a Meghan Markle favourite, that will leave you with a youthful, glowing and plump-looking complexion! If you’re interested in something a little more hi-tech, try the Hydrafacial (loved by A-list celebs, it costs $1,580), the Liftera V Lift (a HIFU treatment that costs $1,780), or the LPG Cellu M6 face-firming technology ($1,480). Either way, there’s plenty of choice at varying price points!
Glow Spa & Salon
Fresh from having undergone a makeover of its own, the award-winning Glow is now twice as big as before, and just as amazing as ever! The majority of its facials are still performed using the cult-favourite Skeyndor products (which infuse Vitamin C into your skin cells to promote radiantly youthful skin), including the CACI facial ($850) which uses microcurrent facial toning. It also offers the Meso Science facial ($980) to reduce lines and wrinkles, and a Transformational Facial ($1,180) that uses electro-therapy to promote anti-ageing. The knowledgeable staff pride themselves on attention to detail, so expect excellent customer service!
The Peninsula Spa
The minute you walk out of the lift on the 7th floor of The Peninsula you immediately feel at ease. Its spa is every bit as plush as you’d expect from this 5-star establishment, which has recently partnered with Margy’s Monte Carlo (a luxury skincare brand beloved by celebrities and the Monaco royals). Its creams, serums and masks feel deeply indulgent and, not only are they deeply hydrating, but they’re also packed full of anti-ageing ingredients. We recommend trying the 90-minute Stem Cell Revitalising Facial ($3,500). You’ll notice a visible difference in your skin luminosity and a reduction in puffiness immediately following the facial, thanks to the massage techniques employed throughout. This is a great one to have before a special occasion or when you want to splurge on yourself! Or, for a more wallet-friendly but equally indulgent option, try out the hydrating and balancing Skin Brightening Facial ($2,080).
Asaya, Rosewood Hong Kong
Rosewood Hong Kong launched its much-anticipated integrated urban wellness concept, Asaya, at the end of 2019 and it’s quickly made itself very popular. As with everything else in this ultra-luxury hotel, there is plenty of attention to detail throughout and that applies to its facials. Indeed, facials may never be the same again once you try its Super Seed Nutrient by Votary treatment, which takes around one hour and costs $2,580. It’s perfect for those who suffer from dry or sensitive skin because the 21 Super Seed Oil blend used (which contains chia, pumpkin and pomegranate seed oils) is incredibly gentle. The Votary range is all-natural and loaded with active plant ingredients, which get to work repairing and protecting. Chilled rose quartz facial rollers are used to help reduce puffiness and promote drainage, and we defy you not to fall asleep during the blissful facial massage! We’ve also heard great reports about the facials it offers using the popular Sunday Riley range (from $2,580).
Situated on the 72nd floor of the W Hong Kong, Bliss Spa offers highly-effective treatments in a super trendy setting overlooking Victoria Harbour. Its holy grail facials include the Diamond Multisensorial Lifting Experience ($3,150) that reinforces your skin’s natural defence system and improves elasticity (instant lift anyone?), a 24 Carat Gold and Collagen Facial ($3,280) to brighten and plump up the skin, and an Infusion Electro-Mesotherapy Facial ($2,650) that revitalises your skin and strengthens it from the inside out. Yes, they’re not cheap, but the entire experience will leave you wanting more!
The Ritz-Carlton Spa
Located high in the sky on the 116th floor of the ICC is the Ritz-Carlton Spa by ESPA. Along with gorgeous views of the harbour, this luxurious spa also offers lavish and effective treatments to target any, and all, of your skin ailments. For a unique facial, check out its Y Lift Intensive Facial, aimed at reducing fine lines and sagging ($2,880 during non-peak hours, $2,980 during peak hours), or the Cryo Rejuvenation Facial, which uses purified air at -30 degrees C with the mini 111Cryo face machine, to help regenerate and heal your skin ($2,750 during non-peak hours, $2,850 during peak hours). Who knew freezing, cold air could be so luxurious?!
Chuan Spa offers holistic treatments (designed to restore peace and harmony), based on the five Wu Xing elements that form the core of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). For a facial completely based on TCM science, check out its Chuan Yu signature facial ($1,250). It employs the ancient Gua Sha technique, to increase blood circulation, as well as using Jade as a healing stone to nurture, heal and restore your skin. Pushed for time? Check out its quick Refresher Facial ($650) for a mini-detox session, thanks to an organic Moor Mud mask. Either option, or any of the others on its list, is sure to leave you feeling refreshed and re-energised when you reunite with the outside world.
Biologique Recherche, founded in Paris 45 years ago, is well-known around the world for its reputation in providing astounding and effective facials. The BR Methodology takes a clinical approach to skincare using pure, concentrated, raw ingredients and innovative protocols and procedures. Its facial technique relies heavily on drainage-style sweeping strokes of your face that might not feel amazing at first, but the results will leave you astonished – you’ll be shown a side-by-side comparison so that you can see the effects halfway through! The facials range in price from $2,000-$2,500, and its products are also sold at the salon so that you can try to maintain the results at home!
Biologique Recherche, 1006-7, 10/F, World Commerce Centre, Harbour City, 11 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2115 3189, www.harbourcity.com.hk/en/shop/biologique-recherche
A temporary escape from environmental and emotional stress, Essential Spa focuses on providing treatments that are designed to help you achieve a positive state of mind. For something different, check out the CELL Vitale Facial Treatment ($2,580) using Selvert Thermal products, or its Mahler’s Signature Spa Facial Treatment ($1,580) which includes a hot stone massage on your face. If neither of these options is up your alley, no worries, there’s plenty to choose from. In fact, its list of facials is one of the longest we’ve ever seen!