The Best Luxury Summer Facial Treatments in Hong Kong
During summer, our skin gets exposed to the annoyance of humidity, pollution and sweat. Take out some time in your day to restore and rejuvenate your face with the treatment it deserves and beat the heat with a trip to the spa.
Detoxifying Facial at Fivelements Habitat
Balinese-inspired wellness sanctuary Fivelements Habitat is a multi-award-winning retreat that takes note from its flagship in Bali. The 15,000 square-foot space is home to all things wellness, from its beautiful yoga studios to its healing tea ceremonies. Try the 90-minute Detoxifying Facial treatment which begins with a rich probiotic cleanser to deeply clean and nourish the skin, followed by an exfoliation and gentle extraction of blackheads and an ice crystal treatment to reduce pore size. The treatment continues with a lymphatic drainage facial massage then finishes with a hydrating mineral-rich bamboo charcoal mask, the perfect way to keep skin youthful and glowing for the rest of the week. After this rejuvenating treatment, you'll be left feeling calm and ready to take on anything. How do we resume the day? With a nutritious meal at Sakti Elixir, the sanctuary's onsite plant-based healthy restaurant, with highlights including penne 'a la norma' and the laksa.
Price: HK$1,480 (90 minutes)
Fivlements Habitat, Level 13A, Tower One, Times Square, 1 Matheson Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, +852 3106 2112
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(Left: Image courtesy of Faye Bradley | CSP Times / Right: Image courtesy of EstheClinic)
HK Intense Glow Treatment at EstheClinic
Hailing from France, EstheClinic is a modern medi-spa beauty clinic that combines state-of-the-art technology with medical protocols to provide results-driven, non-invasive treatments. The clinic has two outposts in Hong Kong—one in Central and one newly-opened in Sai Ying Pun. Treat your skin right all summer long with the Intense Glow Treatment at EstheClinic, which combines Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) with non-invasive photomodulation technology for a regenerating effect that will leave skin feeling instantly smoother and more radiant each time. Bring a restored glow to dull, fatigued skin and beat the summer heat with a refreshed complexion. The treatment takes between 40 minutes to one hour including an initial consultation and will help boost collagen production to enhance anti-ageing benefits.
Price: $2300 for face or $2900 for face & neck a la carte (40 minutes to one hour). Packages of 6, 10 1 15 sessions are also available.
EstheClinic Central, 16/F, 8 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong, +852 9158 9729
EstheClinic Sai Ying Pun, Shop F, G/F, King’s Hill, No. 38 Western Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, +852 9782 3525
Citrus Boost Facial at The Oriental Spa, LANDMARK Mandarin Oriental
Treat yourself to an indulgent spa session at The Oriental Spa at the beautiful LANDMARK Mandarin Oriental Hotel for an escape in the heart of the city. Spread over two floors, wellness aficionados can really make the most of the holistic offerings here, which include everything from the yoga and Pilates studio, relaxation rooms, indoor swimming pool, spa boutique, vitality pool and more. Give your skin the rejuvenation it needs after a long day out with the Citrus Boost Facial, the perfect way to beat the heat. Book in the Sanctuary Suite for your treatment if you're ready to celebrate—the intimate spa room features its own jacuzzi, bed, sauna and two treatment beds for a pampering experience like no other. Alternatively, try the Summer Rejuvenate package which also includes 30 minutes shoulder massage. For those willing to splurge, opt for the restorative Sanctuary Suite for one hour of privacy in the jacuzzi, sauna and futon bed.
Price: HK$1,650 on weekdays; HK$1,850 on weekends (one hour)
The Oriental Spa, LANDMARK Mandarin Oriental Hotel Hong Kong, 15 Queen's Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2132 0011
Gemstone Facial at Elu Spa
Tucked away on Lyndhurst Terrace, it's hard to believe that such a tranquil spot like Elu Spa exists amidst the hustle and bustle of the city below. The holistic spa is a hidden gem that caters to urbanites looking for a quick relaxation fix any time of the day. Upon entering the modern space, you'll instantly feel like you've been transported to a Scandanavian-meets-Balinese spa, characterised by its warm ambiance colour tones and collection of sleek decor. Many wellness seekers flock here to try the signature Gemstone Facial, an hour-long face treatment designed using the technique of facial rollers and masks to help increase the level of lymphatic drainage in the face and to reduce swelling. With the sweltering heat outside, it's important to keep skin restored and reconditioned with the help of the cleansing, exfoliating and moisturising steps, suited to your skin type. The treatment is finalised with a cold and rejuvenating gemstone face mask and intensive hydrating moisturiser before heading back outside feeling fresh and radiant.
Price: HK$880 (one hour)
Elu Spa, 7/F, 46 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2668 1381
Alpha H at Sense of Touch
Give your skin the rejuvenation it needs with Sense of Touch's restorative Alpha-H Glow and Go Facial, a 75-minute treatment that combines potent active ingredients, vitamin infusions, and massage to achieve targeted resurfacing, rejuvenating and hydrating results. You can indulge in this treatment at either of the three locations Sense of Touch resides in, for a luxury experience pampered by its quality service.
Price: HK$1,580 (75 minutes)
Central Spa (Flagship Spa), 1-5F, 52 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2526 6918
Tseung Kwan O Spa, 3/F Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Kowloon East, 3 Tong Tak Street, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, +852 3983 0405
Repulse Bay Spa, G211, 1/F, The Repulse Bay Arcade, 109 Repulse Bay Road, Hong Kong, +852 2592 9668
RARE Signature Facial at RARE SkinFuel (RSF SPA)
Using extensive certified organic and native Australian ingredients and through a long and complex heat-free blending procedure, RARE SkinFuel is a Hong Kong-born company that offers a range of 100% Cold-pressed Australian-Made skincare products backed by immediate results upon usage. Try out one of their signature facial remedies at the flagship spa at the LANDMARK, to experience the RARE Signature Facial, a 60-minute comprehensive treatment that gives you a new profound skin.
Price: HK$1260 Pack of 3: HK$3670 Pack of 5: HK$5990
RARE SkinFuel, Shop 309, 3/F, Landmark Atrium, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2866 8689