Whether you want instant radiance or a complete skin overhaul, here are the best facial treatments that employ both technology and a healing touch. If you want serious results, book in with machine queen Kate Wheldal-Schonfrucht, a skincare expert who's transformed faces worldwide. As much a lesson in skin as a 'facial', Wheldal-Schonfrucht will make a personalised skincare programme for you, as well as addressing your needs there and then with advanced cosmeceutical products and the latest, safest gadgets. While always bespoke, expect extraction, oxygen infusion, specialised radio frequency and LED light therapy, plus hands-on lymphatic drainage. Without ties to any particular brand, she cherry-picks and concocts the best active ingredients to use throughout which awaken lacklustre skin, or remedy and rebalance over-stimulated skin.
The best facials in London, hand-picked by Bazaar's beauty team
Best Facials in London
We stand firmly that beauty has to do with far more than the state of your skin—it's confidence, energy, and it's entirely personal. But, sometimes a little external pampering feels good too. Especially when your skin is in the hands of the right people. That being said, there is a ton of variety when it comes to technique, products, and skill level. And when you're talking about NYC, where there's a little salon, beauty bar, spa, or medical office on every corner, you may need some discerning advice. After cleansing, the aesthetician resurfaces your skin with a nutrient-rich liquid exfoliation, leaving it baby-smooth and super supple. Next, comes the microcurrent to de-puff and a medical-grade collagen mask activated with a peptide solution.
The Best Facials That Are Totally Worth Spending Your Hard-Earned Money On
If you're going to fork out on a facial, you want one that works, right? Not some half-arsed cleanse , tone and moisturise that you could have done better yourself at home. You don't want whale song and lavender pillows, you want lasers and lights , gadgets and gizmos. It's a big no thank you to the softly-softly approach—instead, you want to get straight down to super-strength facial massage and skincare formulas more potent than you can buy off the shelf.
After a swift double-cleanse, the efficient Treston covers our eyes and begins with a not-at-all painful first pass of the lasers. The second pass feels warmer, and vaguely more needle-like, but more than bearable. The third pass is a little more uncomfortable, particularly when concentrated on blackheads and sensitive areas, like the sides of the nose and around the mouth. The after-effects: Twelve hours after the facial, the redness had subsided, and for two days following, our face felt tight and mask-like as the top-most layer of skin prepared to shed. A light peeling took place on day three perhaps book this treatment so the flaky day coincides with a makeup-free weekend , and voila, it was like our normal face but much, much better.