We’ve tried and tested them all, here is the Emirates Woman roundup of the best red carpet-worthy facials in the UAE.
Best For: A healthy glow
What: Elemis Visible Brilliance Facial
Where: Safar Spa, Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate
Loved By: Sienna Miller
The Run Down: This anti-ageing face and eye treatment instantly firms, rejuvenates and plumps up the skin, while helping to reduce dark circles. Specialised micro-circulatory massage techniques are combined with powerful formulations and a two-phase Amino Active Mask to help smooth, sculpt and restore skin radiance.
The Result: Gently removing all signs of stress on the skin, this expert treatment turns back the clock with immediate results.
Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Tel: (04) 4445613
Best For: A royally glamorous experience
What: Bee Sting Facial
Where: NStyle, The Dubai Mall
Loved By: The Duchess of Cambridge
The Run Down: Dubbed ‘nature’s Botox’ by founder Deborah Mitchell, this unique treatment uses organic products from British brand Heaven and promises to sculpt and lift the face gently, so even the most sensitive skin can benefit.
The Result: This facial not only leaves your face moisturised but it also heals any stubborn breakouts and blemishes, leaving you with a cleansed, clear base.
Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Tel: (800) 678953
Best For: High rollers
What: World’s Most Luxurious Spa Experience
Where: Talise Ottoman Spa, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray
Loved By: Princess Charlene of Monaco is a fan of Margy’s facials
The Run Down: The experience starts with a bespoke facial by luxury skincare line, Margy’s Monte Carlo, using a 24-carat gold chainmail mask, which helps to slow down collagen depletion. The ritual is then finished off with a revitalising Hammam and Rose Bliss Massage followed by a milk and rose oil Jacuzzi. You’re then taken to a private suite for a champagne and caviar lunch and showered with gifts before you leave.
The Result: It’s no wonder that royalty from across the globe fly in to Margy’s flagship salon in Monte Carlo – top-to-bliss.
Time: 4 hours 30 minutes
Tel: (04) 4530456
Best For: A serious scrub
What: Diamond Multi-Sensorial Lifting Facial
Where: The Spa at The Ritz Carlton, Jumeirah
Loved By: Sophia Vergara is a huge fan of Natura Bissé
The Run Down: Using real diamond dust and Natura Bissé products to reinforce the natural system of the skin, this deluxe facial restores youthfulness and natural brightness of the face.
The Result: Penetrating more than just the top layer of the epidermis, this structured treatment addresses the condition of the skin as a whole as well as targeting any problem areas.
Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Tel: (04) 3994000
Best For: A clinical approach
What: Venus Magic Hands Treatment with Rejuvenating Peel
Where: Rebecca Treston at EuroMed Clinic
Loved By: Dubai’s VIP Socialites
The Run Down: This bespoke treatment targets skin imperfections and fights ageing using electro-fabric gloves that feature B.E.A.M technology. After a 30-minute massage that encourages the absorption of serums and vitamins, a skin peel then removes any impurities, leaving your skin with a refreshed glow.
The Result: The ultimate youth-enhancing treatment. Boasting a brighter, fresher-looking complexion and a firmer jawline, it’s a mini-facelift without the surgery.
Price: Dhs600 per session
Time: 1 hour
Tel: (04) 3945422
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