The Best Facials for Every Skin Concern

The Best Facials for Every Skin Concern

Whether you’re looking to address post-acne scarring, restore a natural glow or simply take a moment of skin-serving self-care, here are the facials we rate in London…

For Congestion: SkinWork City Cleanse

If clogged pores and dullness have become a mainstay, book in for this deeply purifying facial. The comprehensive rundown includes a thorough double cleanse and deep extraction, microdermabrasion for sorting enlarged pores, a refining lactic and mandelic acid peel to freshen skin, and an antioxidant infusion to bolster brightness. Best of all it’s totally tailored to those on a busy city schedule: despite the intensity of the treatment, there’s no downtime involved so you’ll emerge ready to get back to the office with only a renewed glow to show for it.

£175 for 70 mins


For Dehydration: Dr Barbara Sturm Signature SturmGlow

If you like your facials with a side of serious interiors envy, head to Dr Sturm’s chic Mount Street flagship for a deeply restorative facial that helps to transform dehydrated, lacklustre skin. Using the brand’s bestselling Hyaluronic Acid Serum as a foundation, it employs a hardworking combination of cleansing, exfoliation and massage to boost circulation, improve hydration and redefine contours. Like a wakeup call for sluggish skin, it’s gentle enough for all skin types but has enough oomph for you to see instant dewy results.

£225 for 60 mins


For A Skin Overhaul: Teresa Tarmey Skin Rejuvenation Tribella

There isn’t much Teresa can’t do from her showstopping Notting Hill clinic. For a complete skin treat with a focus on all-round revitalisation (targeting everything from pores to unevenness and scarring), the Tribella Skin Rejuvenation facial uses a powerhouse trio of radio frequency, fractional radio frequency and IPL to tighten skin, refine its texture, and reduce pigmentation and thread veins. The dual radio frequency programme also works to stimulate the skin’s own collagen and hyaluronic acid production so you’re helping to encourage firmness and a juicier, springier feel long after the facial is over. It’s little wonder A-listers like Julianne Moore can’t keep away.

£595 for 90 mins


For Firming: FaceGym Signature Sculpt

Billed as workouts for your skin, the six targeted facials available at FaceGym will give your skin the kickstart it needs, particularly if you’re prone to slackening skin around the jawline. If you don’t know where to start, go for the Signature Sculpt, which is the original high-intensity treatment and uses electrical muscle stimulation technology to lift and tone every contour. Also expect your therapist to knuckle under your cheekbones and take full advantage of the brand’s clever tools, which include the Multi-Sculpt tool to release tension and the Weighted Face Ball to depuff and relax muscles. The whole thing might feel a bit unusual at first, but take it from us: one go and you will be hooked.

£75 for 30 mins


For Hyperpigmentation: D. Thomas DNA Laser Complete Grade 2

Whether your pigmentation issues are caused by UV exposure, heat, prescription medications, products or hormonal changes, if they’re bothering you, get yourself booked in to see one of Debbie’s skilled therapists. This one is packed with everything from lasers to extra skin boosters including peels, microdermabrasion and LED light therapy that work on the pigmentation itself, but it also addresses overall skin texture, inflammation and acne and rosacea. A word of warning though: if you are committed to treating your pigmentation properly, a single facial won’t cut it. Stick to a recommended course and be prepared to continue the good work at home.

From £180 for one treatment


For Rediscovering Your Glow: Skinesis Bespoke Facial

A favourite of serene-skinned celebrities such as Gigi Hadid, this luxurious Chelsea clinic is a one-stop shop for glowing skin. While you can expect incredible results from every option available, a Bespoke Facial is the way to go if you’re craving a mid-winter reboot. Once your skin is assessed, a personalised treatment plan will begin. This will likely involve a peel for instant rejuvenation plus a combination of gymnastic-like massage techniques to encourage blood flow as well as LED, micro-needling and radio frequency. Founder Sarah’s line-up of powerful cosmeceutical products also feature – the latest is Platinum Pep8 Stem Cell Serum, which harnesses the youth-boosting power of gardenia stem cells along with eight peptides to promote collagen production and zap free radical damage.

From £190 for 90 mins


For The Ultimate Pamper: Omorovicza Indulgent Queen Facial

Sometimes there’s nothing your skin needs more than a bit of indulgent pampering. When that’s the case, nothing beats this seriously relaxing treatment from the Hungarian spa brand known for its epic lymphatic drainage massage techniques and sensuous product line-up. Alongside said massage – which comes in the form of face, arm and the best back massage of all time – you can expect clear, even and sparkling skin courtesy of a thorough cleanse, exfoliation and gold-infused hydrating mask. 

£155 for 75 minutes


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