5 Best Summer Facials In Hong Kong


August 31, 2017 | BY Cherry Lai

Perk up your sun-beaten skin with these rejuvenating facials

Photo: Courtesy of Bliss Spa

We may be nearing the tail end of summer (sobs) but as city dwellers well know, the scorching heat waves, humidity and urban pollutants aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.

Combine that with a glorious summer spent island-hopping, poolside sunbathing, conquering adventurous treks and sipping a few too many rosés—and you may have noticed that your skin has taken quite a beating over the past few weeks.

Fret not—we have scoured the city to find some of the most revitalising facials to nourish your skin back into luminous shape. Treat yourself to these luxuries—from a vitamin-A programme to a biorhythm treatment—before soaking up the last rays of the season.


Photo: Courtesy of The Mandarin Spa

Active Vitamin Therapy Facial at The Mandarin Spa

From discolouration to dehydration, it’s no secret that sun overexposure takes a toll on the skin. The answer? Vitamin A, according to Dr Des Fernandes, founder of South African skincare brand Environ. “Aging skin is a direct result of sun-induced vitamin A deficiency. Correct the deficiency and you’ll have more radiant skin.”

Available at The Mandarin Spa, the Active Vitamin Therapy uses the non-evasive DF II machine, designed to stimulate collagen and elastin, pigmentation production, blood flow and proper oxygenation, to maximize the penetration of the most active forms of Vitamin A, C,  antioxidants and peptides from Environ’s serums into the deeper layer of the skin. Say hello to youthful, restored skin.

The Mandarin Spa, 5 Connaught Road Central,  Hong Kong, +852 2522 0111

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Photo: Courtesy of Bliss Spa

4D RF and MP Face Contour Therapy at Bliss Spa

When it comes to makeup in the summer, less is definitely more. For smooth, sculpted and defined complexion without the streaky meltdowns, skip the contour kits and opt for the 4D RF and MP Face Contour Therapy at W Hong Kong’s Bliss Spa.

An array of firming treatments uses the advanced multipolar radio frequency (RF) and magnetic pulse therapy (MP) together with VariPulseTM technology to achieve collagen synthesis, wrinkles reduction, tightened skin and a smoother jawline with clinical results.

Bliss Spa, W Hong Kong, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon Station, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 3717 2222


Photo: Courtesy of The Spa at Four Seasons Hong Kong

Julisis Biorhythm Facial at The Spa at Four Seasons

Between dashing from sporting to social events, trips abroad, and juggling an endless to-do list, keeping up with the hustle bustle of summer can be surprisingly stress-inducing. To calm the skin and mind, alchemist Julius Eulberg believes in "feeding your skin with nature’s purest ingredients".

Harnessing the pure cell nutrition of biodynamic herbs as well as the restorative and detoxing power in ultra-fine gold and silver signature serums, this transformative treatment is designed to work in perfect harmony with each guest’s natural biorhythm. A seated meditation and face, neck, head and jaw massage bring deepened tranquillity, while the face is cleansed, masked and moisturised using a personalised combination of Julisis skin care products to reflect a radiant glow from the inside out.

The Spa at Four Seasons Hong Kong, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 3196 8888


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Summer Sensation at The Ritz-Carlton Spa

Perched on the 116th floor of the lavish Ritz Carlton hotel, the world’s highest spa takes serenity and indulgence to the next level—literally. Against phenomenal panoramic views of Victoria Harbour, indulge in the 120-minute Summer Sensation package featuring a facial drainage treatment with Nubo 24 carat gold facial mask leaving skin nourished with a radiant glow and sharper facial outlines.

Top off with a dry body brush treatment to invigorate your circulation and eliminate toxins, and a back massage to soothe away muscle tensions from all those summer activities.

The Ritz-Carlton Spa, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Hong Kong, +852 2263 2263 


Photo: Courtesy of Chuan Spa

In need of a little restorative balance after a summer of excess? Head over to Chuan Spa, renowned for its holistic approach and traditional Chinese medicine-based treatments.

The Chuan Tao of Detox rebalances physical and emotional harmony through harnessing summer's natural corresponding element, fire. Enjoy the customised Kerstin Florian deep cleansing facial that restores dehydrated skin and promotes circulation. Complete the treatment with a luxurious full body exfoliation that stimulates blood and lymph circulation and acupressure massage.

Chuan Spa, Cordis, Hong Kong, 555 Shanghai Street, Mongkok, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 3552 3510

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