Everyone needs their downtime, so here’s your guide to the best facial treatments in Hong Kong. From boosting hydration to reducing eye-bags thanks to sleepless nights, Sassy parents just got a little sassier…
Busy Hong Kong schedules coupled with occasional (ahem, regular) sleepless nights – the effects of parenting can sometimes have a less than desired impact on our appearance. Telltale tired eyes and a slightly less than glowing complexion are just a couple of reasons why we love a good facial treatment!
Facial spas and facial treatments in Hong Kong might be on the higher end of the price spectrum when compared to other beauty treatments. However, 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!
We’ve picked out some of the city’s best facial treatments for hydrating, lifting and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles to help Sassy Mamas and Papas feel a little sassier. With luxury options, deep cleaning, a radiant glow and relaxation to boot, here’s our pick of the best facials for parents in Hong Kong.
Facials And Facial Treatments In Hong Kong Island
High Society Skin Clinic
If you’re looking for a dose of hydration and some much-needed lift, the Microcurrent Rose Facial at High Society Skin Clinic fits the bill. Beauty meets technology in this facial treatment as organic, rose-derived products work in tandem with what the clinic proudly claims is the world’s first multi-frequency bio-current light energy therapy. Together, this helps to tighten, detoxify and strengthen the skin. Supercharged “robotic fingers” will directly stimulate “cytochrome C oxidase” in your mitochondria (the digestive system of cells, absorbing nutrients then providing energy-rich molecules), repairing damaged cells and reducing lymphatic blockages. Sounds good? Well, it gets better. The whole process also stimulates collagen production for plumper, smoother skin. Tired mama-face be gone!
The first trial price of the Microcurrent Rose Facial treatment is $1,200 (originally $4,800).
High Society Skin Clinic (Central), Unit 1604-05, Car Po Commercial Building, 18-20 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong, 2799 0800
This award-winning French med-spa has a full menu of great facial options up for grabs. If you’re in need of some serious sparkle try the Intense Glow facial treatment (from $2,300). Using Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and non-invasive LED photo modulation technology, skin is regenerated from the inside out! We speak from experience that this is not at all invasive, in fact, it was so relaxing that we might have fallen asleep mid-session…It’s recommended that you do several sessions to see continued results, though we could definitely notice the difference after just one facial.
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. The 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 BR products. While there are lots of facial treatments to choose from, the Second Skin facial (from $3,280 excluding 10% service charge) stands out if you’re looking to lift and regenerate. Claiming to be “a genuine alternative to fillers”, this facial treatment uses electrical force with hyaluronic acid with the aim to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, resulting in plumper, more hydrated, glowing skin.
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. The facial spa treatments include several hydrating and anti-ageing options. For an anti-ageing facial that renews, hydrates, firms and lifts your skin, with instantly visible results, try its Superb Facial ($2,300). This advanced skin-lifting treatment uses radiofrequency to give a youthful lift and tone to your skin. What’s more? It offers 20% off your first facial and also has a men’s facial spa. It’s the 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 and has a wide selection to choose from. It 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 Liftera V Lift (a HIFU treatment that costs from $1,780 for the face, eyes and neck) that claims to give fewer wrinkles, tighter jowls, smaller pores after just one treatment. Also, since the Flawless Spa had to, unfortunately, close its doors, those with credit remaining can use it here.
Glow Spa & Salon
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 (from $650) which uses microcurrent facial toning. It also offers the Virtual Meso Therapy Facial ($980) to reduce lines and wrinkles. You can also get a facial peel here. The knowledgeable staff pride themselves on attention to detail, so expect excellent customer service!
Facials And Facial Treatments In Kowloon
The Peninsula Spa
This 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 loved 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. If you’re looking to splurge, we recommend trying the 90-minute Stem Cell Revitalising Facial (from $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.
Asaya, Rosewood Hong Kong
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, plus 10% service charge. 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.
Bliss Spa, W Hotel
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 (90 minutes at $3,150, plus 10% service charge) that reinforces your skin’s natural defence system and improves elasticity, luxury series a 24 Carat Gold and Collagen Facial (75 minutes at $3,280, plus 10% service charge) to brighten and plump up the skin, and an Infusion Electro-Mesotherapy Facial (90 minutes at $2,650, plus 10% service charge) 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 (from $2,980), 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 (from $3,180). Who knew freezing, cold air could be so luxurious?
Chuan Spa, Cordis Hotel
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 (from $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, 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. Facial treatments start from $880. For something different, check out the Global Anti-ageing Retinol Facial Treatment ($1,580) using Selvert Thermal products, or its DIBI Milano Intensive Lifting and Re-denifying Treatment (also $1,580). 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!
Editor’s note: This article was originally published in 2020 and updated in July 2021 by Alex Purcell Garcia. Thanks to Manisha Nair for her contribution.