The best facials for relaxation and complexion perfection

By MiNDFOOD

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Deserve to relax and want to revive your skin in the process? Take your pick from the top facials on offer right now.

Maximise your me time with these effective rituals guaranteed to ensure you step out of the spa with the complexion of your dreams.

You’ve likely heard of high-end luxury skincare brand Augustinus Bader and its equally high end prices. Beloved by celebrities, the skincare brand centres on TFC8 technology, or Trigger Factor Complex, a patented combination of skin renewing ingredients developed by stem-cell expert Professor Bader. Now Spring Spa has created a facial so you get to trial the skin-boosting products during a 60 minute facial that involves deep cleanse, LED light treatment, relaxing facial fascia massage, a hydrating treatment accompanied with warm Gua Sha. Its the kind of nourishing, comforting heaven that you deserve after weeks of freezing cold weather! It makes a great gift too. If you are subsequently convinced, Bader’s sinkcare range can be purchased at the spa too.
Spring x Augustinus Bader Methode Facial ($220 for 60mins) available as Spring Spa Ponsonby and Wellington, springspa.com

Luxury and results can go hand in hand as the sumptuous Babor HSR Lifting Facial from Forme Spa proves. This luxurious facial caters for those looking to take some time out to unwind while targeting specific concerns that arise as we age – uneven tone and texture, dullness, and lack of elasticity. The deluxe youth-restoring facial harnesses various innovative skincare complexes designed to improve the skin’s resilience.
Babor HSR Lifting Facial, ($219 for 90 minutes) available at all Forme Spa & Wellbeing locations, formespa.co.nz

While offering world-class treatments that are tailored to meet individual skincare needs is nothing new for Caci, their skin experts are always on the hunt for new and revolutionary ways to deliver results. Sonophoresis can be used to reduce an array of skin problems including redness, congestion, breakouts and dehydration. The non-invasive, pain-free device uses sound waves to deliver a bespoke cocktail of skincare that your Caci therapist has hand-picked to address your skincare concerns. Active ingredients are able to penetrate deeper into the skin so you notice immediate results.
Sonophoresis Infusion available at all Caci clinics, caci.co.nz

No two complexions are the same; that’s part of the reason that award-winning East Day Spa begins each of their 302 Clinical treatments with a thorough skincare assessment with one of their senior skincare specialists. Before creating a skin treatment plan that won’t just help you achieve the skin of your dreams but is also customised to suit your lifestyle, your skincare specialist will talk through your current beauty regimen and the issues you want to target. The hydrating and brightening 302 Enzyme Peel will often be included as part of your skincare plan; a strong-acting enzyme formula infused with vitamin A and C exfoliates skin, improving texture, tone and hydration.
302 Skin Assessment ($50 for 30 minutes) and 302 Enzyme Peel ($110 for 45 minutes) available at East Day Spa Auckland and Wellington, eastdayspa.com

The iconic Sothys seasonal facial is updated twice yearly and returns for winter, this time calling on extracts of passionfruit for its antioxidant and protective properties and acai berry known for its energising and nourishing properties. With a dose of oxygen associated with with a cocktail of minerals to boost the skins defence system during winter it’s the perfect option to resore your skin to its former glory before the cold dry and taxed it of its moisture. You can also add on the body treatment, also with the passionfruit and acai berry benefits.
Sothys Yellow Passionfruit and Acai Seasonal Facial available at most Sothys spas, www.sothys

Touted as About Face’s most potent facial, the Power of Three facial leaves no skincare concern untreated. The signature facial entails a combination of three technologies: skin peel or microdermabrasion depending on your skin type, Omnilux light therapy and sonophoresis. Dead skin cells are sloughed off before Omnilux bolsters collagen production and skin renewal. A serious hit of active vitamins are then delivered deep into the skin using sonophoresis.
Power of Three Facial ($259 for 75 minutes) available at all About Face locations, www.aboutface.co.nz

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