Feeling Fresh: 10 Best Spring Facials In Hong Kong
1/10 Renew, Refresh, Recharge Facial at The Ritz-Carlton Spa, The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong
Best for: Sky-high pampering
Take your spa day to new heights (quite literally) at The Ritz-Carlton Spa, located a breath-taking 116 floors above Kowloon. Their 90-minute Renew, Recharge, Refresh Facial is designed to give you a revitalised radiant glow, thanks to pioneering skincare line 111Skin (created by renowned plastic surgeon, Dr. Yannis Alexandrides).
The treatment includes a firming face massage using special ball applicators to ensure the products’ active ingredients penetrate deeper into your skin, alongside a restorative oxygen-infusing face mask that energises, tones and reawakens dull complexions. Don’t forget to make the most of your freshly-flawless face with a sneaky spa selfie in the cushy harbour-view relaxation room.
Price: HK$2,080 on Monday-Thursday, HK$2,280 on Friday-Sunday and public holidays
Available: Until 30 April 2018
The Ritz-Carlton Spa, The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon, +852 2263 2040, ritzcarlton.com
2/10 90 Never Looked So Good at The Peninsula Spa, The Peninsula Hong Kong
Best for: Long-term results
Here’s one for those really looking to splash out—as part of the hotel’s 90th birthday celebrations, The Peninsula Spa has created an exclusive seven-session package of their much-loved Margy’s Super-Lift Haute Couture Facials.
Pampering doesn’t get much more luxurious than this; each 90-minute facial utilises Margy’s famed collagen-rich highly-active face masks to visibly reduce fine lines, smoothing and evening out your complexion, alongside a sublime neck and shoulder massage. Seven sessions of this is pure springtime bliss.
Available: Until 31 May 2018 (all seven sessions must be used within 90 days)
The Peninsula Spa, The Peninsula Hong Kong, Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, +852 2696 6682, peninsula.com
3/10 Optimal Skin Facial at The Mandarin Spa, Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong
Best for: High-tech skincare
For some 21st century pampering, try The Mandarin Spa’s 90-minute Optimal Skin Facial. Designed to treat a wide range of complexion concerns, it’s ideal for dealing with issues caused by the change of seasons.
This facial uses a non-invasive DF II Machine in conjunction with advanced skincare line ENVIRON—allowing its Vitamin A and C serums to penetrate the skin more deeply with sound waves and iontophoresis (ionic compounds introduced via a local electric current). An alginate mask also helps enhance collagen and elastin production, improving pigmentation and restoring blood flow for a re-energised complexion.
Price: HK$2,200 on weekdays, HK$2,500 on weekends and public holidays
The Mandarin Spa, Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, 5 Connaught Road, Central, +852 2825 4888, mandarinoriental.com
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4/10 Mindful Release Facial at the Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong
Best for: Holistic healing
Florals are always on-trend for spring—making it perfect timing for the Mindful Release Facial, which promises to leave you “smelling like a flower garden” in addition to a veritable bouquet of other skincare benefits.
Showcasing an innovative blend of Ayurveda and aromatherapy, this 90-minute treatment aims to “open new pathways to a higher consciousness” via sensory aromas from essential oils, an intensive skin cleanse, an ultra-hydrating double mask, and a facial marma massage using pressure point therapy to connect body and soul. The result? A thoroughly revitalised complexion and a well-rested mind, too.
Price: HK$2,620 on Monday-Thursday, HK$2,830 on Friday-Sunday and public holidays
The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, 8 Finance Street, Central, +852 3196 8888, fourseasons.com
5/10 Red Carpet Facial at Flawless
Best for: Getting that Hollywood glow
Treat yourself to a facial fit for an A-lister with the 75-minute Red Carpet treatment—designed to dramatically hydrate, lift and revive your complexion for the season ahead.
Available exclusively at Flawless, it utilises revolutionary products from acclaimed skincare brand Intraceuticals (we hear Miranda Kerr and Jessica Biel are fans)—including a potent oxygen-infused serum packed with hyaluronic acid, vitamins, anti-oxidants and other anti-ageing ingredients, and an instant “pick-me-up” eye and lip treatment that plumps up fine lines and wrinkles. Get ready for that close-up.
Flawless, 4/F, Sea Bird House, 22-28 Wyndham Street, Central, +852 2869 5868, flawless.hk.com
6/10 I-Spa Rejuvenating Face Treatment, I-Spa at InterContinental Hong Kong
Best for: Hitting the refresh button
Spring is the perfect time to refresh and regenerate skin cells – and I-Spa’s 75-minute Rejuvenating Face Treatment does just that, delivering a hefty dose of skin TLC.
This calming facial uses prebiotic and live probiotic products to improve the skin’s barrier and rectify its imbalances, leading to a firmer and more resilient complexion; it combines with specialised lymphatic anti-ageing face massage techniques, a concentrated serum of willow-bark extract, grape seed and aloe vera, and a vitamin-rich face mask to deliver total complexion rejuvenation.
I-Spa, InterContinental Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, +852 2721 1211, hongkong-ic.intercontinental.com
7/10 Relax and Replenish Facial at Plateau Spa, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
Best for: Customised cleansing
For a treatment that’s truly tailor-made for your skin, head to the Plateau Spa – a haven of tranquillity in the heart of hectic Wan Chai. Their 90-minute Relax and Replenish treatment is customised for each client, using a blend of the best facial and massage techniques to cleanse and restore your skin —including a relaxing massage with soothing essential oils, and a speciality collagen mask to hydrate and firm your complexion.
Available: Until 30 April 2018
Plateau Spa, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, +852 2584 7688, plateauspa.com
8/10 De Mamiel Pollution Facial at No. 8 Organic Spa by BEYORG
Best for: Green queens
If you’re a believer that the only way is organic, the 60-minute De Mamiel Pollution Facial at BEYORG’s swanky eco-spa is the way to go. This all-natural treatment features a tension-releasing deep-cleansing ritual that increases circulation, herbal compresses, a qi-rejuvenation massage to improve lymphatic flow, and rose quartz to help close pores and tighten the skin.
It promises to deliver deep hydration, calm inflammations caused by pollution and UV damage, and boost your skin cell metabolism—all resulting in a gorgeous radiant glow post-treatment.
No. 8 Organic Spa by BEYORG, Shop 301A, Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road Central, +852 2723 3812, beyorgbeauty.com
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9/10 Natura Bissé 3D Collagen Shock Facial at Bliss Spa, W Hong Kong
Best for: A new spin on a spring detox
And now for something completely different—a cutting-edge treatment in a truly unique location. The new Natura Bissé 3D Collagen Shock Facial takes place inside the BUBBLE PURE AIR, a clear air bubble set on W Hong Kong’s pool terrace; filled with 99.995% pure air, it’s free from contaminating particles, allergens and bacteria, making a session here the ultimate kind of detox.
Alongside deep breathing exercises to make the most of the bubble’s benefits, this 90-minute facial features three levels of collagen to triple the active ingredients’ effectiveness, resulting in firmer and more supple skin, whilst special Active Face Contouring massage techniques improve circulation and lymphatic drainage to visibly sculpt, lift and redefine your complexion.
Available: Until 31 May 2018
Bliss Spa, W Hong Kong, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon Station, Kowloon, +852 3717 2797, w-hongkong.com
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10/10 Spring Body Rejuvenation at Chuan Spa, Cordis Hong Kong
Best for: A little bit of everything
If you can’t make up your mind between a face or body treatment, the Spring Rejuvenation package at Chuan Spa offers the best of both worlds. Offering total head-to-toe relaxation, this seasonal session includes a 30-minute invigorating body scrub, a 30-minute nurturing body wrap and a 60-minute Kerstin Organic Aromatherapy Facial, which utilises divine complexion-renewing aromatic oils to fully revitalise your skin.
Make the most of your spa day in style by taking advantage of the included complimentary one-day Health Club pass, which grants you access to the hotel’s well-equipped gym, fitness studio and outdoor swimming pool.
Available: Until 30 April 2018
Chuan Spa, Cordis Hong Kong, Langham Place, 555 Shanghai Street, Mong Kok, +852 3552 3510, chuanspa.com.hk