Editor-approved skincare destinations that provide decadent skin-transformative exfoliating treatments for an unmatched summer glow-up.

Bulgari Resort – Dubai, UAE

THE HERO TREATMENT: The Ultimate Augustinus Bader Facial With Sapphire 3 ® Ionix Light is a 120-minute unique and gentle exfoliating treatment that doesn’t rub the skin raw. It combines The Method Augustinus Bader – a bespoke skincare experience paired with next-generation synergistic skin rejuvenation technical device support and science-backed detoxification benefits resulting in an immediate fresh and healthy glow in just one session.

For more information, visit bulgarihotels.com

The Spa, Mandarin Oriental – Abu Dhabi, UAE

THE HERO TREATMENT: The Terrain Treasures treatment begins with a grounding ceremony featuring resonant singing bowls, embarking guests on a relaxing and rejuvenating path to mesmeric bliss. Created in celebration of the region’s vast desert and endless ocean, the sand journey will transport your senses to the dunes of the Rub Al Khali desert through sound, movement, textures and scents of oud with an invigorating massage on a warm bed of crushed quartz crystals. In the water journey, guests can feel the waves of the Arabian Gulf as you enjoy a rhythmic lomi-lomi-style massage on a waterbed, whilst being elevated to an otherworldly realm by chromotherapy lighting and oils infused with the active ingredients of the pearl to restore a natural state of equilibrium.

For more information, visit mandarinoriental.com

The Spa, The Chedi – Muscat, Oman

THE HERO TREATMENT: The DoNotAge Facial is a 90-minute anti-ageing treatment that includes double cleansing and triple exfoliation delivering smooth and refined skin. Together with the use of ginseng and aloe, the treatments pack a powerful punch of naturally soothing ingredients to rejuvenate and hydrate the surface skin cells whilst intelligent peptides reeducate skin cells deep down to induce collagen production. A lifting and toning massage using the LING exclusive energy lift machine takes this treatment up a notch to improve facial tone where infrared light and heat therapy is used to increase cellular function, stimulating the production of collagen and firm facial contours to reveal a soft and youthful-looking complexion.

For more information, visit ghmhotels.com

Zulal Wellness Resort – Al Ruwais, Qatar

THE HERO TREATMENT: The Jetpeel Clean & Hydrate is a 45-60 minute treatment that gently exfoliates, effectively unblocks, cleanses, and rehydrates your facial skin utilizing a pressurized stream of oxygen and saline. The treatment starts with a consultation and skin analysis then proceeds with the cleansing of skin using 111Skin’s holy grail products. This is followed by a thorough cleansing of the face to prepare for the infusion stage, where a dermatologist will then prepare a customised blend of serums to infuse using the Jetpeel spray, immediately boosting the skin’s radiance and texture.

For more information, visit zulal.com

Skin Laundry – Dubai, UAE


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THE HERO TREATMENT: This 45-minute Hydrafacial MD treatment boosts radiance through extractions, gently exfoliating away dead skin cells while minimizing dryness, ultimately delivering impressive and instant results. While lymphatic drainage detoxifies skin resulting in a purified and vastly improved skin tone and the LED Blue & Red Light eliminates bacteria and free radicals. This all-encompassing treatment nourishes the skin with powerful antioxidants and skin-plumping peptides, resulting in a lit-from-the-inside glow.

For more information, visit skinlaundry.ae

Mandarin Oriental – Dubai, UAE

THE HERO TREATMENT: The Triple Peel Facial is the ultimate skin pick-me-up. Ideal for congested skin battling the effects of heat and pollution, this 1 hour and 30-minute detoxifying treatment combined with Ling New York Skincare products, sloughs away dead skin cells allowing the skin to breathe again while boosting hydration and softness, giving a vibrant complexion.

For more information, visit mandarinoriental. com

Al Messila Resort & VIP Spa – Doha, Qatar

THE HERO TREATMENT: Results meet luxurious escape at the Al Messila Spa. The Radiance Facelift is a 60-minute customised radiance-restoring facial treatment designed to purify, hydrate and improve skin’s overall luminosity. It is then followed by a relaxing scalp massage.

For more information, visit almessilaspa.com

Jimam Spa, Jareed Hotel – Riyadh, KSA

THE HERO TREATMENT: The VIP O2 Oxygenation by Biologique Recherche treatment is a 60-minute luxurious and balancing ritual featuring a powerful combination of micro-exfoliation, oxygenation and bio-energy masses to improve skin texture, ultimately restoring radiance. This treatment rich in hyaluronic acid is then followed by a head, neck and shoulder massage to increase oxygen flow to the area.

For more information, visit jareedhotels.com

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