Scheduling time for self-care can feel like a big deal. Do you have the time? Do you deserve to treat yourself to something so luxurious? The answer to both questions is obviously always yes, but then you hit the next snag — where on earth do you book in?
If you’ve been out of the facial game for a while, you might be worrying that you don’t know who’s who and what’s what anymore. Luckily, we’ve done the legwork for you to ensure your skin is treated to the most memorable experience possible.
Here, marie claire rounds up the best facial spots throughout all of Sydney—where clinicians and dermatologists manage to elevate both skincare and relaxation to the next level.
The Skin Bar, Rozelle, Double Bay & Narrabeen
If the aesthetic of The Skin Bar isn’t enough to entice you through its olive-coloured doors, its incredible line-up of skin treats will seal the deal. From glowing facials to stem-cell anti-aging treatments, each treatment is designed to see you leave with glowing, healthier skin that’ll benefit you in the long-term. However, when it comes to which location we’re opting for, we can’t go past Rozelle with its own Bath House with a luxury sauna and ice bath combo.
Treatments start at $220 for 45 minutes, while The Bath House opening offer includes 60 minutes for just $48.00.
Book at The Skin Bar
Self By The Parlour Room, Randwick
With double cleansing, steaming and exfoliation on the facial menu — you know that your skin will be feeling squeaky clean by the end of your appointment at Self. Featuring a beautiful fit out, you’ll instantly feel zen the minute you walk through the doors, and you can tailor the entire process to your individual skin concerns, too.
Treatments start at $220 for 60 minutes, book at The Parlour Room
Fenn Store, Paddington
Whether you’re looking to tone, replenish or rejuvenate, there’s a treatment for all your concerns at this incredibly aesthetic location. Along with tailoring your experience by concern, you can also opt for a treatment featuring products from a specific brand (like Rationale and Emma Lewisham). Perfect if you’re keen to use the same products you use at home, but still looking for the luxuriousness of a facial.
Treatments start at $225 for 60 minutes, book at Fenn
The Day Spa by Chuan at The Langham Sydney
The Langham Sydney has long been one of Sydney’s most exclusive enclaves, and their wellness spa hits all the right spots. Just take a look at that pool.
Their menu is packed with many luxury and bespoke options, but it’s hard to beat their signature ‘Chuan Yu Facial’, which starts at $240—it incorporates healing tools from jade stones to gua sha massagers.
Treatments start at $225 for 1 hour, book at The Langham Sydney
spaQ at QT Sydney
Situated in the midst of Sydney’s CBD, spaQ offers welcome respite from the bustling city streets. As for their approach, customisation is key.
Committed to personalisation, spaQ tailors their treatments (and ingredients used) to each visitor’s individual skin needs. For example, their beloved Femme Fatal Facial offers use of either vitamin C for glow, hyaluronic acid for hydration, retinol for rejuvenation or aquatherm for repair. Whichever option you choose, the treatment is available for $170.
Treatments start at $95 for 30 minutes, book at spaQ
Sol Spa at The Botanica Vaucluse
Housed amongst a lush fragrant oasis in the heart of the Eastern Suburbs, Sol Spa pairs modern day technology with the healing elements of nature to deliver the ultimate holistic spa experience.
The options abound, with the spa offering everything from the functional (such as the Blemish Purifying treatment designed to aid adult acne, available for $150) to the spiritual (their Signature Rose Quartz Facial, available for $165, will rebalance both your complexion and your Chakra).
Treatments start at $150 for 1 hour, book at Sol Spa
Alkaline Potts Point
We’re huge fans of Alkaline’s effective, to-the-punch approach to skin rejuvenation.
While they offer a multitude of different massage treatments, their medically-condoned facials are what they’re known for (we’re fans of the all-too-necessary ‘Pick Me Up’ skin experience). Book ASAP, as immediate availability fills up fast.
Treatments start at $120 for 30 minutes, book at Alkaline
The Spa at Park Hyatt
Located at one of Sydney’s most luxurious hotels, you’re guaranteed to be treated to a lavish experience at The Spa at Park Hyatt.
Our pick? The 90-minute Caviar Facial, which starts at $355 and features both caviar topicals and a firming AcuLift massage. It’s every bit as luxe as it sounds.
Treatments start at $90 for 30 minutes, book at The Spa
Melanie Grant Facial, Double Bay
Fleur de Lys’ opulent treatments have made it one of the Eastern Suburbs’ go-to facial clinics.
With a focus on the full-on pampering treatment, you might as well go all the way with the 24 carat pure gold facial, available for $250, which prevents sagging skin with the help of a little Australian gold.
Treatments start at $99 for 30 minutes, book at Fleur de Lys Medispa
Laser Clinics Dr Roebuck’s AquaFacial
For fans of Dr Roebuck’s skincare range, this facial is a no brainer. It’s a six-step facial that chemically exfoliates the skin before infusing it with serums, as well as using electrical currents to tighten the skin (and slim your face). The result? A clean hydrodermabrasion facial that adds an instant glow.
The treatment can be tailored to your skin concerns, but essentially combats dead ski cells, clogged pores, congestions and blackheads.
Treatments are $169, book at Laser Clinics Australia
endota’s Organic Infusion Facial is one of endota spa’s signature facial treatments, designed to deeply replenish the complexion. Featured in this facial is endota’s potent Organics range including the most-loved Deep Hydration Moisturiser which will leave your skin feeling extra dewy and fresh. Much-loved in summer and winter alike, this is a dry skin saviour for anyone who’s complexion needs a little extra love.
Treatment is $130 for 50 minutes, book at endota spa