Autumn Beauty: 5 Ultra-Hydrating Facials To Try In Hong Kong
Autumn may just be the best time of the year to give your skin some love. With drier air causing even drier skin, it’s worth investing in more intense facials to keep your complexion hydrated in the colder months. Here are five of the most hydrating facial treatments to give your skin an autumnal glow.
The Peninsula Spa
Treatment: Stem Cell Revitalising Facial
Skincare brand: Margy’s Monte-Carto
Therapist: Mi knows how to relax all your nerves with a skillful head massage, and she’s helpful with skincare tips, too
A collaboration with Monaco spa concept Margy’s Monte Carlo, this 90-minute facial treatment uses a concentrated blend of Swiss apple stem cell extract to stimulate the vitality of the skin and deliver powerful anti-ageing properties.
Using Margy’s Monte Carlo “Lift-Up” technique, the treatment begins with a face steam and algae patches gently massaged into the face, followed by the Extra Rich Firming Mask to reduce fine lines and promote a smooth and radiant appearance.
Promises to regenerate and strengthen the skin cells, the next step is the Stem Cells Collagen face mask, which combines with the highly active Illuminating Serum, Emulsion to leave your skin hydrated and radiant.
The Peninsula Spa, The Peninsula Hong Kong, Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, +852 2696 6682, peninsula.com
Four Seasons Hong Kong Spa
Treatment: Golden Glow Treatment
Skincare brand: Subtle Energies
Therapist: Rachel gives the best scrub-massage using the exact pressure you desire
This 2.5-hour Golden Glow experience prepares your skin for the holiday season with a 75-minute customised full body scrub and massage followed by a 45-minute Rejuvenating Gold Mini Facial and a full skincare ritual using Subtle Energies products. Between the scrub and facial, wash off the body scrub at the treatment room’s private steam shower to reveal soft, silky smooth skin.
After the treatment, you may opt for a 30-minute express manicure or pedicure at the Nail Bar, choosing from a range of festive colours to get your hands and feet party-ready, or finish with a 30-minute body polish therapy.
Price: HK$4,120 on Monday-Thursday, HK$4,550 on Friday-Sunday and public holidays
The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 3196 8888, fourseasons.com
The Mandarin Salon
Treatment: HydraClean Facial
Skincare brand: Guinot
Therapist: Maya is skilled at extraction and a firm facial massage for skin lifting
Squeezing in a facial on a busy day is no longer a myth, thanks to this HydraClean Facial which takes only half the time of a regular facial to deep cleanse your skin.
Using a heated electrode to apply Guinot treatment gel combined with a relaxing facial massage that works to enhance skin microcirculation, the express facial cleans the pores and gets rid of all the skin impurities in just 30 minutes, resulting in clearer, brighter and more hydrated skin.
The Mandarin Salon, The Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, 5 Connaught Rd Central, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2825 4800, mandarinoriental.com
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Treatment: Tri-modality skin perfection
Skincare brand: Vie Collection
Therapist: Joyce can relieve any muscle pain with her professional massage technique, and she’s good at detailed extraction without leaving redness on the skin
Combat skincare’s most challenging season with Bliss Spa’s high-tech 360 ̊ rotating deep clean treatment, which works to shake off stubborn impurities in your pores and scalp at once.
The tri-modality dermal cleansing system is the latest technology in skincare using a vacuum and jet streams to extract blackheads and whiteheads, control sebum secretion and micro-massage the skin to boost elasticity and blood circulation.
While a scalp and a pore treatment options are available for 30 minutes respectively, opt for the 75- or 90-minute version of the treatment, which includes deep cleansing of the pores and scalp using the tri-modality dermal cleansing system, a rich collagen mask, a face lift and contour massage and a skincare finish with Vie Collection products.
Price: HK$3,980 for 90 minutes and HK$3,280 for 75 minutes
Bliss Spa, W Hong Kong, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon Station, Hong Kong, whongkong-x.com
The Ritz-Carlton Spa
Treatment: Meso Infusion Hydration Facial
Skincare brand: 111SKIN
Therapist: Candice is good at identifying oily and hydrated areas of the skin and suggesting the right products for them
Using the Meso Infusion Pro Mask from 111SKIN—the holy grail, go-to skincare range loved by skin-savvy celebrities including Priyanka Chopra and Margot Robbie—this treatment utilises the brand’s hyaluronic acid-infused formula, including the aqua booster and space antioxidant booster to reinvigorate dehydrated skin.
Coupled with firm facial massage technique to allow immediate absorption of the active ingredients, this 90-minute treatment will give you a much-needed complexion boost for the autumn months.
Price: HK$2,880 on Monday-Thursday, HK$2,980 on Friday-Sunday and public holidays
The Ritz-Carlton Spa, The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 2263 2040, ritzcarlton.com
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