Chelseé Lewis is my personal go-to for Radio Frequency facials. If you haven’t discovered the lifting, smoothing and skin tightening effetcs of RF then there’s no better place to go to try it. Using RF energy, the facial works to heat up the lower layers of the skin, stimulating collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid production. Chelseé also uses a blast of Cryo at the end to cool and heal the skin further.
Cristina Coehlo is the woman to visit if you want your skin to have the ‘Environ’ effect. Loved by beauty editors the world over (including me!) Environ is a professional skincare range of products and treatments that overhaul any complexion, no matter the issue. Cristina skillfully performs their active vitamin, collagen power facials and works wonders.
Give Caudalie an hour of your time and they’ll give you a rested mind and body, and a glowing, invigorated complexion. Naturally active products and facials that focus on radiance and skin health, I am a huge fan of their VineActive Glow Activating Facial when I'm going through a dull skin period.
Seduire London know a thing a two about CACI. With the latest CACI machines just waiting to give your skin an electro-pulse workout, you can ask them to treat specific areas (like the jowels) or focus on your entire face depending on your budget and needs. I love the lift it gives my cheekbones.
Face Place use a combination of dry steam, extraction, peels and galvanic therapy to give your pores the deepest clean they’ve ever had. A brillant fix for spot-prone or city skin. Their therapists also manage to make this a really soothing, nurturing facial as well, which in my experience is hard to do when spot-squeezing is involved.
Cucumba in the heart of Soho is a fantastic place to try a 24 Karat Gold Facial. A real treat before a night out, your skin is cleansed, exfoliated, steamed and is then covered in gold sheets which soothe, nourish and feed the skin with minerals. You’ll be left glowing and plumped.
Dr David Jack is the go-to man of the beauty industry and a safe, experienced set of hands to put your face in if it’s a peel you’re after. Having had several myself, I can tell you modern peels are virtually painless (a bit of tingling and warmth at most), very quick, and can help to improve open pores and acne, as well as improving the look of pigmentation.
Decleor offer the kind of facials that make you feel like you’ve spend the enitre day in a spa. Their real strengh is facial massage and if you find yourself wishing the massage part of a facial would last longer, you’ll be more than satisfied with their facial pilates and facial yoga facials. Dreamy.
The House Of Elemis have an amazing choice of 30 minute facials on offer. Their Defining Moment facial and their Firm Favourite Lifting facial are my top two picks. As well as hands on healing and amazing products, you also get the soothing vibes of their London day spa to help you chill into your treatment.
Cosmetech in Chelsea is located right on the Kings Road (handy!) but I suggest you skip the shopping spree and save your pennies for their Micro-needling treatment. Brilliant for anyone looking to plump and freshen their skin. The controlled damage caused by the needles can also improve acne scars, open pores and deep lines. Does it hurt? A bit. Will you be red? Yes. Is it worth it? In my opinion, yes.
The best facials in London
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