We’ve tried and tested best facials in London for every budget and skin concern. From the city’s top facialists to totally pampering facials to techy treatments that reduce fine lines – we’ve tried to find the best treatments for you ahead of your big day.
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Best for: pre-wedding pampering & relaxation
The Dorchester Spa is a tranquil space and best-kept secret for unwinding and total relaxation. It’s as luxurious as you would imagine and is designed for pampering with indulgent body and beauty treatments, manicures and pedicures all on offer. There isn’t a pool, but lovely Relaxation Room where you can put your feet up and have a moment of zen. To calm any pre-wedding jitters book the Aromatherapy Associates Essential Rose Facial, great for all skin types you and are guaranteed to feel renewed. The skin is left feeling fresh, dewy and radiant.
Prices: £150-£170 for 60 minute treatment
Best for: finding inner calm
With a holistic approach to wellbeing there’s nowhere better for pre-wedding detoxing than ESPA at The Corinthia London. Opt for one of the spa’s stand-out facials – their ‘Glow From Within’ to bring out your natural radiance with some seriously deep-cleansing and radiance-returning plumping. Round it off with a visit to the spa’s thermal floor: a slumber-inducing space made even more luxurious with fires flickering in every corner and heated marble loungers.
Prices from: £195 for an 80-minute treatment
Best for: a totally tailored facial
One of London’s best kept secrets – Tarryn Warren Bespoke Facial at Bodyism is the best pre-wedding post-honeymoon treatment in town. It’s the tailored facial of all facials with a bespoke skin treatment that has scientific techniques to treat the skin from a dermal to epidermal level. Expect lots of exciting machines too – from Nanocurrent rejuvenation, radio-frequency tightening, micro-needling or Oxygeneo. As you can imagine the results are instant as well as long term. As you leave you’ll fall lower, you’re less hunched up, your mind is calm, your breath slower, your jaw less clenched and your face glowing.
Prices from: For the signature facial prices from £245
Best for: splendid isolation
The Connaught has treatments that are as luxurious as the hotel itself. Drawn from Asian and Native American traditions, the grounding face ritual facial is tailored to your own personal needs with rose quartz crystals to promote healing, frankincense to aid rejuvenation, and hyaluronic acid to boost hydration. Expect a cleansing face ritual using Lymphatic and muscular massage techniques stimulate circulation and raise vibrational energy, while acupressure using heated Himalayan salt poultices leaves skin radiant. The treatment ends with a Peruvian black mud and amethyst crystal mask and a calming Tibetan head massage all to the beats of Asian chants. Don’t forget to bring your swimming costume, as all 90 minute-plus packages include access to the pool and steam rooms.
Prices from: GROUNDING FACE RITUAL – 1 hour 30 min with prices from £280
Best for: gleaming grandeur
The Bvlgari Hotel is a maze of dark-wood treatment rooms and pretty onyx-marble steam rooms filled with ice fountains and a vitality pool that shines. For the best big-day prep opt for the 111SKIN Illuminating Rose Gold Facial as its guaranteed to leave your skin rested, radiant and glowing. 111SKIN’s signature use of Rose Gold includes nourishing reparative cleanse with a diamond-infused multi-acid rose quartz peel to encourage a smooth, supple, and soft nature to the skin to help reduce the appearance of pores, pigmentation, and fine lines. There’s also a delicious Lymphatic drainage facial massage which works on lifting and firming your facial structure. You’ll leave The Bvlgari Spa like a new woman. No wonder the A-list adore it!
Prices from: The 90-minute 111SKIN Rose Gold Illuminating Facial is priced at £350 and includes the seven-day Radiance Concentrate ampoule treatment programme.
Best for: a non surgical ‘face-lift’
Located just a stone’s throw from Harrods, the Lisa Franklin Clinic Privé in Knightsbridge offers a bespoke CACI (Computer Aided Cosmetology Instrument) facial. The treatment uses a host of small electrical impulses at an ultra-low frequency in order to stimulate the muscles in your face – totally painless and surprisingly relaxing! The light, combined with the microcurrent facial toning, helps to repair collagen, regenerate skin tissue, cleanse, tone and reduce lines and wrinkles. As a bride to be, make sure you opt for the CACI’s rejuvenating hand mask and gloves add-on. The treatment involves a skin conditioning glove that is applied to your hands with the CACI system on top (delivering tiny pain free electrical impulses). The treatment helps reduce the signs of ageing by plumping up the skin and boosting circulation – crucial for keeping your hands “ring-ready”!
Prices: CACI facial + hand rejuvenation at Lisa Franklin clinic, £163
Best for: all-round wellness
Lanserhof at the Arts Club is the first medi-gym in the world, with six floors dedicated to health and fitness in the glamorous, light-flooded building on Mayfair’s Dover Street where guests can book in to see an osteopath, physiotherapist or nutritionist. The facials here are a uber-slick service. We suggest the Lanserhof Bespoke Facial – tailored to address any specific issue – be it congestion, dark spots or dullness – it is the treatment to get instant results (plus there’s a seriously enjoyable cheekbone-chiselling massages). You’ll leave with your skin as lifted and glowing as your mood.
Prices: Lanserhof Bespoke Facial and is £190
Best for: Pre-night-out-prep for Grooms
Designed to brighten and tighten your complexion – Harvey Nichols’ 111CRYO cryotherapy facial delivers visible skin benefits. After experiencing sub-zero temperatures you’ll emerge from the chamber with childlike euphoria and instant benefits feel plumped and refreshed – all within a matter of minutes.
Prices from: CRYOTHERAPY FACIAL at 111CRYO/HEAT, Fourth Floor at Harvey Nichols, Prices from £60 – 30 mins to £170 – 60 mins www.harveynichols.com
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