Time Out tests Jennifer Aniston and Jessica Biel's favourite facial treatment
Like many of the spas in The Dubai Mall, Dermalogica manages to create the kind of calm that is rarely found in a shopping centre. What makes the skin specialists stand out, though, is that their version of serenity has nothing to do with pan-pipe music, rose petal trails or the suffocating sir- m’am approach to service employed by many of their competitors. Instead, the spa relies on a simple, starkly white interior and quality consultants. I started my treatment with a one-on-one appointment with an Australian skin therapist, who mapped my face to determine which products to use.
I was then led to a treatment pod, where I could choose the lighting and music for the ultimate relaxation experience. My therapist was thorough, and asked me a number of questions about my skin and habits. After the treatment, I felt thoroughly cleansed, and the skin on my face felt positively glowing. I can honestly say it was the best facial I’ve ever had. Finally, I’ve joined the legions of dedicated A-list followers (think Jennifer Aniston and Jessica Biel) and wonder why I stayed away so long. Celia Topping Facial, Dermalogica on Burj at The Dubai Mall (04 339 8250). Dhs450 for 60-minute treatment, Dhs550 for 75-minute treatment.