The Heavenly Spa at the Westin, Mina Seyahi Beach Resort and Marina
Here they offer a number of Elemis facials including the Elemis Fruit Active Glow Facial, using conditioning actives to nourish and renew vital radiance. The Heavenly Spa also boasts the Elemis Facial Therapist of the Year 2015. Ask for Waralee.
Price: Dhs480 for 60 minutes.
Al Sufouh Road, PO Box 213084, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (+971 511 7901).
For the peepers
Retreat Spa at Grosvenor House, Dubai
For the most sensitive area of the face, PHYTOMER uses the innovative technique of patches that delicately diffuse marine-based active ingredients without harming the very fragile contour of the eyes. Refreshing and soothing, the Radiant Eye Contour treatment relaxes, decongests, and rejuvenates your eyes to restore their sparkle.
Al Sufouh Road, PO Box 118500, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (+97143996761).
For mature skin
B/Attitude Spa at Grosvenor House, Dubai
Black Caviar extract, rich in valuable proteins, essential minerals and in vitamins A & D will visibly lift the skin and provide radiance and firmness in this Bellefontaine Golden Caviar Face Treatment. It has been specially created for damaged and mature skin as an intensive cure.
Price: Dhs1,650 for 90 minutes.
Al Sufouh Road, PO Box 118500, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (+971 4 402 2200).
For a treat
Biolite Skin Clinic
As Biolite tells us – Cleopatra slept in a gold mask every night. Gold facials are said to lift and firm the skin and reduce signs of sun damage, leaving your face with a radiant glow. The 24 Karat Gold facial begins with an aromatherapy, cleansing and exfoliation followed by a facial massage and a cold steam, which is combined with a Gamma PGA brightening serum to deeply penetrate and hydrate the skin. A gold dust is then combined with a serum to make a paste which is applied warm with a paintbrush. This is left to sink in and more steam is applied to keep the face hydrated. It hardens and stiffens slightly and has a lightly exfoliating effect when removed. Read our full review.
Dhs2,500. Sat-Thu 9.30am-8.30pm.
Biolite Skin Clinic, Villa 57, Al Thanya Street, Umm Suqeim 2, www.biolitedubai.com (04 346 6641).
The Vitamin C Brightening Facial claims to target superficial pigmentation, sun/brown spots and uneven skin tone while brightening your complexion.
It starts with a microdermabrasion, consisting of a deep cleansing and exfoliation to help remove dead skin and open up the pores. Afterwards a cream and serum containing 30 percent pure vitamin C extract is applied. Finally, a rejuvenating masque is applied. Read our full review.
Eternel Clinic, Jumeirah Beach Road, www.eternelclinic.com (04 344 0008).
Dermalogica facial at Essa Beauty in JLT
Award-winning Dubai-based British beauty therapist Lydia Espin offers both Elemis and Dermalogica facials. She recommends a Dermalogica facial to help nourish and cleanse the skin, leaving it looking youthful and more hydrated. Following a consultation, Lydia starts by cleansing the face, using circular motions to reach every nook and cranny.
Read our full review.
Price: Dhs425 for a 90-minute facial with Lydia.
Essa Beauty, JBC 1, Cluster G, JLT (04 374 4288).
Shangri-La Hotel Dubai
Experience the ultimate anti-ageing treatment, the Caviar Deluxe Facial, to hydrate, lift and smooth tired and dull skin. Protein-rich caviar and powerful antioxidants infuse the skin with age-defying nutrients to smooth fine lines and improve texture.
Price: Dhs680 for 90 minutes.
Sheikh Zayed Road, P.O. Box 75880, United Arab Emirates (+971 343 8888) www.shangri-la.com/dubai/shangrila/health-leisure/
In a rush? Try an express facial.
1 Top value
Lily Pond Spa
The ‘Escale Beauty’ facial uses citrus and lavender to help restore your energy.
Price: Dhs190 for 25 mins.
Al Barsha Mall, Barsha 2 (04 385 0442).
2 Little treat
A quick-fix ‘ultra-calming’ facial that soothes fragile skin.
Price: Dhs250 for 30 mins.
Building 10, Dubai Media City (04 391 6485).
3 Splashing out
Give your skin a boost with the Pevonia Express Facial.
Price: Dhs280 for 30 mins.
Radisson Royal, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 308 0000).