From hydrating to purifying, anti-pollution and more, here’s our guide to the best facial treatments in Hong Kong.
Between the humidity, city pollution and maskne, our skin really goes through it all living in Hong Kong. That’s why we’re fully on board with embracing facial treatments as a skincare necessity. Yes, they might be on the higher end of the price spectrum when compared to other beauty remedies, but considering how effective facial treatments can be in actually treating skin conditions (instead of just covering them up), we believe they’re a worthy indulgence! With this in mind, we’ve searched high and low for the best facial in Hong Kong. From Bliss Spa’s futuristic Cryo Face Therapy to Skin Laundry’s pioneering laser facial and The Spa by Valmont’s incredible hydrating ritual, these top treatments from the city’s best facial spas will have you glowing in no time…
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Optimal Medi Spa
The Treatment: Excel V Laser System by Cutera
What Does It Do? The Excel V laser system is known as the industry gold standard for treating a range of vascular and pigmentation issues, such as sun and age spots, rosacea and broken capillaries. It works by restoring abnormal vessels and returning them to the patient’s natural skin tone and colour, all whilst resulting in an even (read: younger!) complexion to boot.
The treatment lasts around one hour and is said to be “virtually pain-free”, though some downtime may be required depending on the skin concern being treated. Rest assured, Optimal Medi Spa aestheticians have years of UK-based and internationally-recognised training, so you can be sure of the best possible service and long-lasting results.
Who Is It Best For? This treatment is ideal for people with vascular and pigmentation-related skin concerns on the face, neck, chest and body, including redness and telangiectasia. It also works great as an anti-ageing hand treatment!
What Else Do I Need To Know? You will need to have a patch test and expert skin assessment by Optimal Medi Spa before treatment (safety first!). After your treatment, you will be provided with a full at-home skincare routine to help prolong and improve your results. All in all, the treatment can last for over two years (yes, you read that right!) if a proper home skincare routine is maintained.
Mention SASSY when booking to receive a free consultation and 15% off your first treatment.
High Society Skin Clinic
The Treatment: The Microcurrent Rose Facial
What Does It Do? Beauty meets technology in this facial treatment from the future by High Society Skin Clinic. Here, organic, rose-derived products work in tandem with the world’s first multi-frequency bio-current light energy therapy to tighten, detoxify and strengthen the skin. Supercharged “robotic fingers” will directly stimulate “cytochrome C oxidase” in your mitochondria, repairing damaged cells and reducing lymphatic blockages. As an added bonus, the whole process also stimulates collagen production – hello plumper, smoother skin!
Who Is It Best For? This treatment is ideal for those looking for lifting and hydration.
First trial price of the Microcurrent Rose Facial treatment is $1,200 (originally $4,800).
High Society Skin Clinic (Central), Unit 1604-05, Car Po Commercial Building, 18-20 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong, 2799 0800
Fit Beauty Salon
The Treatment: La Colline Anti-Wrinkle Rejuvenating X Aqua Peel Hydra Massage
What Does It Do? This 90-minute facial treatment begins with a thorough cleansing of the skin – a suction vacuum water jet is used to remove deep skin dirt, while also thoroughly purifying and reducing pores. At this stage, you should see any stubborn blackheads, oils and acne instantly melt away. The second part of the treatment focuses on treating deep-set wrinkles by way of a lifting massage using La Colline’s best-selling cellular matrix serum (it’s well-known for boosting the production of support proteins in your skin!). Last, but not least, this facial treatment ends with a cellular vital mask for hydration, leaving your skin feeling glowy and moisturised.
Who Is It Best For? This facial treatment is ideal for people looking to focus on anti-aging. It’s suitable for all skin types.
What Else Do I Need To Know? In addition to this signature treatment, Fit Beauty Salon recommends checking out the I-firm 3D Roller Massage ($888 for first trial) if you’re in need of a more vigorous treatment, along with the Liftera-V Remodeling Treatment ($888 for first trial) – an advanced contouring and lifting technology imported from Korea. Otherwise, the Deep Cleansing Regulating Treatment ($688 for first trial) is a good all-rounder for keeping your skin in top condition, and is suitable for all skin types.
The La Colline facial treatment is priced at $888 for your first trial.
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The Treatment: Elemis BIOTEC Firm-a-Lift Facial Treatment
What Does It Do? Using the revolutionary Elemis BIOTEC system (Nude Beautique is one of only a handful of spas to have this technology!), this advanced anti-aging facial treatment works to contour and lift your skin. A microcurrent physically firms the skin by sending pulses into the muscles, while a specially-designed mask tones the chin area, lifting and slimming the face for that highly-sought after ‘V shape”, and stimulating muscle memory for lasting results. To finish, Galvanic Rejuvenation technology combines negative and positive ions to clean pores and detox impurities, helping the high-potency actives within the final step serum to penetrate deep into the skin, reducing signs of aging and fine lines.
Who Is It Best For? This facial treatment is great for all skin types, especially those with a dull and tired complexion looking for an effective anti-aging option. This facial also works to improve blemishes, sun damage and scarring, so is recommended for those with pigmentation issues too! Note, this facial treatment is not recommended for those who are pregnant or breastfeeding, and those with epilepsy or if you have any internal metal plates or devices.
What Else Do I Need To Know? Nude Beautique recommends you to have this facial once a month to further muscle memory and maintain results.
The Elemis BIOTEC Firm-a-Lift Facial Treatment is priced at $1,480 for 90 minutes.
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Asaya, Rosewood Hong Kong
The Treatment: Clear by Sunday Riley
What Does It Do? Clear out congested pores and banish pesky blemishes with this luxe facial treatment at Rosewood’s Asaya, featuring products from cult-favourite sustainable skincare line Sunday Riley. The process starts with a custom-blended salicylic and hyaluronic acid treatment mask, followed by a blue light LED treatment, which is known for healing acne conditions.
Who Is It Best For? The purifying and balancing elements of this facial treatment is perfect for acne-prone skin, helping to reduce breakouts and prevent future blemishes.
The Clear by Sunday Riley facial treatment is priced at $2,580 (plus 10% service charge) for 60 minutes.
The Treatment: Derma Feed Intensive Care Electroporation CRYO Facial Therapy
What Does It Do? W spa’s beauty treatments are known to be at the fore of industry trends, and this facial treatment is no different. The star of this facial is the state-of-the-art thermal CRYO technology, which uses powerful heating and cooling technology to help boost cellular hydration and skin elasticity. The machine is used in four different treatments, but we rate the Derma Feed Intensive Care option for its immediate moisturising effect on tired and dehydrated skin. Here, the CRYO technology works hand in hand with a serum of vitamin A, vitamin E, pro-vitamin B and vitamin C to restore mistreated skin.
Who Is It Best For? If you’re prone to dull and dry skin, this facial treatment is for you.
The Derma Feed Intensive Care Electroporation CRYO Facial Therapy is priced at $3,390 for 75 minutes.
The Treatment: Lift Me Up Facelift
What Does It Do? Despite the name, this facial treatment is completely non-invasive; yet it promises to eliminate crow’s feet, laughter lines and forehead wrinkles, just like a facelift! It does this by using thermo-controlled radio frequency technology, which works to heat the skin tissue and stimulate collagen production, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and loose skin.
Who Is It Best For? This facial treatment is great for those with anti-aging concerns.
What Else Do I Need To Know? EstheClinic assures us that the Lift Me Up Facelift is completely painless. For optimum results, it’s best to have between six to 10 sessions, spaced one or two weeks apart.
The Lift Me Up Facelift is usually around $3,490 per session, but call to check for the latest deals and discounts.
EstheClinic (Central), 16/F, 8 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong, 3615 0919, WhatsApp: +852 9158 9729
Glow Spa & Salon
The Treatment: Power Oxygen Anti-Pollution Facial
What Does It Do? As the name suggests, this powerful facial treatment is designed to revive and renew skin that is under stress from pollution (a must for anyone in Hong Kong!). The facial uses Skeyndor Power Oxygen actives to replenish vital oxygen supplies in the skin, repairing cells and forming a shield again on-going pollutants.
Who Is It Best For? This all-rounder is suitable for all skin types.
What Else Should I Know? Glow uses environmentally-friendly products from the Skeyndor skincare line for this facial treatment.
The Power Oxygen Anti-Pollution Facial treatment is priced at $1,080 for 60 minutes.
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The Treatment: The Superb Facial
What Does It Do? An East meets West anti-aging facial treatment, Levo Spa’s signature offering can be customised to suit your specific skin type. Overall, this facial works to renew, hydrate, lift and tone, with instantly visible results.
Who Is It Best For? Suitable for all skin types, with an anti-aging focus.
The Superb Facial treatment is priced from $2,600 for 90 minutes.
The Treatment: Glow Peel Laser Facial
What Does It Do? One of the pioneers of laser facials, Skin Laundry combines the best of tradition and high-tech in this popular facial treatment. First, carbon lotion is applied all over the face and left to set; as it does so, it attaches itself to the top layer of dead skin cells, along with any debris within your pores. The Nd:Yag laser is then used to vaporise the layer of carbon, unclogging the pores as it goes.
Who Is It Best For? This facial treatment works wonders on acne-prone and oily skin – the laser element is great for blending any discolouration and scarring left from blemishes.
The Glow Peel Laser Facial is priced at $1,150.
The Spa by Valmont
The Treatment: Hydration Ritual
What Does It Do? Inspired by an ancient Swiss tradition of hydraulic control, Valmont Spa’s facial treatment is the ultimate moisturising bath for the skin. Renewed with water, your skin’s epidermis will be reactivated and the dermis re-inflated, plumping the skin and smoothing wrinkles that result from dehydration.
Who Is It Best For? Dull and very dry skin, with some anti-aging concerns.
The Hydration Ritual facial treatment is priced at $1,380 for 60 minutes.
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The Peninsula Spa
The Treatment: Ultimate Radiance Aesthetic Facial
What Does It Do? Exclusive to The Peninsula, this facial treatment is part of the Margy’s Monte Carlo anti-aging programme and is specifically designed to address aging concerns. Rare active ingredients and premium Swiss products stimulate the production of new collagen at the deepest level, leaving skin with a healthy and youthful glow.
Who Is It Best For? All skin types, but especially those wanting to prioritise anti-aging.
The Ultimate Radiance Aesthetic Facial is priced from $6,850 for 100 minutes.
Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in February, 2020, and was most recently updated in July, 2021. With thanks to Manisha Nair for her contribution.
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Hero image courtesy of cottonbro via Pexels, image 1 courtesy of Optimal Medi Spa, image 2 courtesy of High Society Skin Clinic, image 3 courtesy of Fit Beauty Salon, image 4 courtesy of Nude Beautique, image 5 courtesy of Bliss Spa, image 6 courtesy of Skin Laundry via Instagram.