Facial treatments in spas have come along way over the last five years. From Facial Acupuncture to LED Light Therapy and facials infused with healing Reiki and other secret techniques from the East, there’s a host of new facials to try! Just like any great massage, the best facials are those delivered by masters of their craft. These are our picks for seven facials we are obsessed about...
FACE FITNESS - New York
We just love the Face Love Fitness concept created by esthetician, Rachel Lang, and holistic practitioner, Heidi Frederick. Their approach? We need to move our bodies to keep toned and fit, so why not our face? Makes sense! The practitioners use equipment like Pilates rings, therapy balls and pilates bands during your treatment – all applied to lift, sculpt and tone the skin. Their facial workout menu includes muscle-Interval Training, facial reflexology and Red Light Glow Infrared Therapy - you’ll depart looking and feeling great!
ZEN FACIALS BY FUMI YAMAMOTO - Australia
‘Every face tells a story,’ explains Japanese-born Fumi Yamamoto, whose Zen Facials are legendary amongst Sydney A-listers. Her facial start with a facial diagnosis where she analyzes the texture and tone of your skin. This is followed by one of her incredible facial massages - her magic fingers seem to release years of tension. Fumi applies light pressure to the meridian lines to stimulate the reflex points to unlock blockages and promote energy flow. You will leave feeling deeply relaxed – and possibly looking a decade younger!
SU MAN SKIN REBORN SCULPTING FACIAL
Want a face-lift within the hour? We can’t get enough of the Su-Man Reborn Sculpting Facials delivered by Taiwanese-born Su-Man. A former dancer, she integrates her expertise in movement and Shiatsu with her rock-star intuitive facials. High-points include the nourishing head massage and her coffee-grain infused Exfoliation Facial Polish is legendary. Little wonder you will find Su-Man delivering her standout facials at spas including The Carlyle Hotel in New York and at W Hotel spas around the world.
NATURALIFT ACUPUCNTURE FACIAL at The Bulgari - London
This ‘wow’ facial is delivered by David Peters, an Eastern medicine specialist and intuitive healer at the Bulgari Spa. His unique talent? David combines facial acupuncture, Tui Na facial massage, and facial cupping to enhance your facial experience. As well, he applies acupuncture needles to your body to encourage deep calm during your facial. It feels amazing! The finale is a customized serum made from hyaluronic acid and pure essential oils. Add on a LED Light Therapy Facial to further boost collagen and your good to go.
MIRACLE FACIAL by Monica Watters at Sacred Touch, New York
The Irish-born skin care practitioner, Monica Watters, is often touted as one of New York’s best and it’s easy to see why. Monica is a renowned practitioner with a background in holistic healing. She blends the best of skin-lifting techniques with reiki, flower remedies, ultrasound and oxygen therapy. The results are quite frankly, phenomenal! You’ll be back for more!
LED LIGHT THERAPY FACIAL at TRUMP SOHO, New York
Need that enviable glow for your evening out New York style? Don’t hesitate to book the LED Facial at the spa at Trump Soho - the results are triple ‘wow’. This is not a product-focused facial, but the LED light is designed to penetrate the skin tissues and plump the skin by boosting collagen production. It can be booked as a 45-minute express mini-facial or you may add this on to any other facial treatment. You’ll depart looking radiant!
FARM-TO-TABLE FACIALS BY TATA HARPER
These high-performance and non-toxic facials are increasingly found at the best spas around the globe. Promoted as a favorite among the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow, Tata Harper facials will appeal to those who appreciate the organic lifestyle. While the facial itself is pretty much your usual cleanse-scrub-mask sequence, what makes this special is that Colombian-born Tata Harper makes the actual products on her farm in Vermont. Expect your skin to be nourished with superfood ingredients – this is clean beauty all the way!
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