Fresh Faced and Fabulous
As much as we look forward to a long weekend, all of these holidays are exhausting! From spontaneous nights out with the girls to long-awaited family dinners, there’s always something going on in Honkers. And although we are attempting to be healthier in how we eat this month, trying something new and upping our exercise game, our skin is sadly taking a back seat amongst it all.
Constantly soaking up makeup and battling the cold, dry air – our routines could always do with a refresh! So we’re sharing our fave (tried and tested!) facials for the the month of January that are bound to put a spring in your step, reboot your skin cells and clear out those pores. Go on, girls, splash out and treat yourself to one of these revitalising and invigorating treatments.
Designed by leading skincare expert, Julius Eulberg, founder of revolutionary skincare line, Julisis, this special facial is a unique and welcomed balance of tranquility and tension-busting techniques! Melt your stresses away with a seated meditation session and move in to a facial that focuses on your face, neck, head and jaw. Using a selection Liquid Gold and Liquid Silver products personalised to your needs (and packed full of ingredients used in homeopathic medicine for more than 100 years!), each treatment is designed to match each guest’s natural biorhythm.
Work week getting you down? Kick back amongst incredible views of Victoria Harbour and enjoy a neck, back and arm massage as your skin soaks in the special masks and moisturisers, all while purifying your skin cells. This is one facial sure to realign both mind, body and skin, leaving you with a serious glow!
How much: Between Monday – Thursday a one hour head massage and facial costs $1,620 and $1,820 between Friday – Sunday. For more information and prices for the seated meditation option, click here or call 3196 8888 to book!
The Four Seasons, Hong Kong, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.fourseasons.com/hongkong/spa
Tucked away above Pottinger Street sits Paul Gerrard, your one-stop-shop for hair, nails and skin care! Recently having moved away from their Dermalogica roots, the salon now uses [comfort zone], an Italian skincare company, for their facial services. The Hydramemory Hydrating Facial, is a deep hydrating, antioxidant treatment for your face and neck and is the perfect option for any 852 girl.
After all of the abuse our skin gets from temperature changes (thanks air-con!), late nights and busy schedules, the facial revives dull and tired looking skin and is sure to give you your glow back, leaving your skin hydrated and silky, also working to fight signs of premature aging, with the results showing immediately! The therapists are highly trained, working to create a relaxed and comfortable environment and ensure that any problem areas or concerns are addressed during your facial.
How much: $990 for the Hydramemory Hydrating Facial (70 minutes). Book your treatment by calling 2869 4408.
Guess what, girls? We’re also giving away a Paul Gerrard [comfort zone] facial service, valued at $1,000, along with a full [comfort zone] gift set to one lucky Sassy Reader! The runner up will also receive a $500 Paul Gerrard skincare voucher and [comfort zone] gift set. Simply click below and enter in your details, for your chance to win! What’s more, all Sassy Readers will get $100 off their first [comfort zone] facial when they quote “SASSY” upon booking!
Paul Gerrard, Wah Hing House, 2/F, 33-35 Pottinger Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.paulgerrard.com
For a more extensive refresh, the New Year Reviver Treatment at The Grand Hyatt’s Plateau Spa will leave you feeling like a whole new person! Start by peeling off any winter tension and skin toxins with a 60-minute sea salt body scrub.
The blend of warm oils, from Rosemary to Geranium will help to promote mental clarity and sooth anxiety and stress, before having your skin cleansed and purified with a facial treatment and techniques customised to suit your own unique needs.
How much: $1,950 per person +10% service charge (2 hour treatment). Book your treatment by calling 2584 7688.
Plateau Spa, 11/F, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Road, Hong Kong, www.hyatt.com/corporate/spas/Plateau-Spa
As the 852’s first cryotherapy centre, Polaris brings us the acclaimed wellness technology, embraced by Hollywood stars (if it’s good enough for Demi Moore, it’s good enough for us!). The clinically proven, non-invasive treatment involves exposing the skin to cool, dry nitrogen gas, which reaches sub-zero temperatures to trigger a natural response from the body.
The facial offers a number of benefits, such as helping to increase the production of collagen in the skin, improving blood circulation and reduce inflammation. A must try for those who strive for forever young skin and for those who want to feel instantly refreshed!
How much: $600 for a single session of Cryo Facial therapy (15 minutes), or a 12-session package is priced at $450 per session. Book your treatment by calling 24466163.
Polaris, 10/F, Lee Theatre, 99 Percival Street, Causeway bay, Hong Kong, www.polaris-wellness.com
Celebrating 5 years in the 852, go-to hair and beauty gurus at The Strand have launched a brand new facial that not only rejuvenates the skin but also provides long-lasting anti-aging benefits.
Working with coveted skincare line, Skeyndor, the treatment hones in on your face, neck and décolletage, reversing harmful effects of sun exposure, pollution and dehydration (those HK summers are scorching!). Using a combination of nourishing products and Skeyndor’s exclusive skincare machine, damaged cells are renewed and fresh cells are encouraged to grow. And with five floors of beauty and hair magic in store, why just stop at a facial? Book yourself in for a day of pure pampering – you deserve it, girls!
How much: $1,480 for a 60-minute facial treatment (four consecutive treatments are recommended for the best results). Book yours by calling 2850 7686.
Read more: The Strand – Turning Tan Nightmares Into The Stuff Of Dreams
The Strand, 8 Cochrane Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.thestrandhk.com