Meso Infusion Hydration Facial at The Ritz Carlton Spa
Best for: Hydration
Focusing on reinvigorating dehydrated skin, this 90-minute treatment incorporates the powers of British skincare brand 111Skin. “It is inspired by our in-clinic Mesotherapy treatment at 111 Harley Street, that infuses a cocktail of vitamins, minerals and amino acids to improve dull and lacklustre complexions,” says Dr. Yannis Alexandrides of 111Skin. “The two primary ingredients are Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C, both of which work to encourage soft, supple and glowing skin.” A double clinical cleanse is followed by the brand’s signature Antioxidant Energising Essence, a powerful hyaluronic acid-infused formula that plumps areas of volume loss and provides intense hydration. A “Wrinkle Minimising Wand Massage” targets fine lines for a contouring effect, before application of 111Skin’s cult Bio Cellulose Facial Treatment Mask brightens skin tone and stimulates collagen production. Available online at NET-A-PORTER, these miracle-performing masks, along with many of the other products used in the treatment, needn’t require a trip to the spa.
1 Austin Road West, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2263 2040; ritzcarlton.com
Intense Glow Treatment at EstheClinic
Best for: Regeneration
Award-winning French medi-spa EstheClinic targets your skin’s needs with its Intense Glow Treatment, focusing on skin regeneration in its many forms. Combining 30 minutes of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) with 30 minutes of non-invasive LED Photomodulation, the treatment gets under the skin to boost cell turnover and restore radiance through rebalancing tone and texture, simultaneously activating new collagen formation and inhibiting the breakdown of existing collagen in order to delay the signs of ageing.
16/F, 8 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, 9158 9729; estheclinic.com.hk
Steep Clean at Bliss Spa
Best for: Extracting
Bliss Spa at W Hotel in Kowloon consistently delivers crystal-clear skin to clients thanks to their comprehensive facials and well-trained staff. The Steep Clean facial is part of their deep cleansing collection and is perfect for problem and spot-prone skin that gets easily congested. Microdermabrasion and pore-purging is followed by an oxygen wrap and mask – a powerful combination that will remind you to double cleanse and tone every night to reap the results for as long as possible.
1 Austin Road West, Kowloon Station, Kowloon, 3717 2797
Ulthera at Hong Kong Dermatology and Laser Centre
Best for: Tightening and Lifting
Ultherapy is the only FDA-approved HIFU (high intensity focused ultrasound) machine for lifting the face and neck that delivers visible results over time. The apparatus targets three different skin layers to rebuild collagen protein, improve face contours, reduce lines and enhance skin elasticity. It’s a popular treatment for women and men aged 30+ who want to remove wrinkles and lift skin without a knife or needles.
11/F Silver Fortune Plaza, 1 Wellington Street, Central, 2109 9999
Skin Perfector at Four Seasons Spa
Best for: Brightening
Biologique Recherche products are known for being potently effective at delivering visible results, and this facial does just that. A cleanse and double peel is followed by the PIGM400 Masque to brighten the skin and protect against pollutants. Pigmentation is reduced, skin looks more radiant and dark spots are diminished. Stock up on Biologique Recherche’s famous P50 product before you leave as Four Seasons Spa is one of the only stockists in the city.
8 Finance Street, Central, 3196 8888
Micro needling at The Skin Gym
Best for: Rejuvenating
Microneedling or the ‘vampire facial’ was put on the Instagram map thanks to Kim Kardashian and has since surged in popularity. A dermaroller with small needles is used to make tiny pricks in the skin to generate new collagen and reduce the appearance of large pores, lines, pigmentation and scars. Damaging the skin promotes new cell turnover and also helps our skin absorb the products we apply like serums and creams. Multiple treatments over a long period of time are recommended and there’s minimal downtime.
The Centrium, 21F, Room 6, 60 Wyndham Street, 2810 8088
EditorDervla Louli & Alice Riley-Smith