We're talking about booking a facial that knocks as many years off as it does dead skin cells — metaphorically speaking of course. Allow us to introduce you the local spas and treatments that make a real difference. We know: priceless.
Clarins Tri-Active Facial
French skin-care brand Clarins is known for its heavenly smelling plant-extract treatment oils and indulgent skin-care regimens. All of this knowledge is poured into its Tri-Active facial treatment, which is tailored specifically to address the issues that your skin is experiencing at that moment. There are 15 ClarinsPro products available to use and at least eight will be used in the therapy. After a consultation with the therapist, you facial will involve three stages: preparation, personalization, and reinforcement. What this means is that skin is exfoliated, massaged, and supplement treatments are applied, followed by further tinctures and creams to reinforce the good that has been done during the experience.
Clarins Tri-Active facial, from £65, 80 minutes
Clarins skin spa, Selfridges, 400 Oxford Street, London, W1A 1AB, 0207 318 3772
Crème de la Mer The Facial
Want to shine bright like a diamond? This Crème de la Mer facial may be just the thing you need. It begins with a deep cleansing treatment that uses sea quartz and pure diamond dust (yes, you read that right). These ingredients conspire to leave skin feeling alabaster-smooth and ready for the brand’s signature Miracle Broth treatment. We'll go so far as to say that this facial is life-changing. Why not see for yourself, though?
Crème de la Mer The Facial, £120, 60 minutes
Urban Retreat at Harrods, 5th Floor, Harrods, Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7XL, 020 7893 8333
Photo: Courtesy of Clarins
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