With plenty of facial treatments and spas for a facial in Hong Kong, it can be tricky to pinpoint which to go for. We round up different the facial treatments catering to different needs like hydration, purification and treating scars, and the best facial spas in the city.
A little bit of self-care goes a long way and as they say, it’s better to start on your facial skincare journey sooner than later. With sleepless nights and juggling work from home with kids, we could really use the downtime! Hong Kong boasts a handful of luxurious facial spas (many of which also offer hair removal services), targeting all types of skin concerns from hydration to deep cleaning, purification from air pollution, and lifting and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles (if that’s your concern). These are our picks of the best facial treatments for parents in Hong Kong. Do note that there’s no one shoe fits all approach for facials and it can take a couple to several sessions to show a visible difference.
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Asaya, Rosewood Hong Kong – Luxurious facial treatments for different skin needs
As with everything else in the ultra-luxe Rosewood Hong Kong hotel, there’s plenty of attention to detail in the body, skin and facial treatments at Asaya. Facials may never be the same again once you try the Super Seed Nutrient by Votary treatment. Perfect for those who suffer from dry and sensitive skin, the 21 Super Seed Oil blend used (chia, pumpkin and pomegranate seed oils) is incredibly gentle. We’re also fans of Clear by Sunday Riley (focused on pores and blemishes) and Anti-Vice by Goa for the Papas looking to soothe stressed-out skin.
Asaya, 6/F, Rosewood Hong Kong, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Tsa Tsui, Kowloon Hong Kong, 3891 8888, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.rosewoodhotels.com
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Biologique Recherche – Skincare with pure and raw ingredients and innovative technology
Founded in Paris 45 years ago, Biologique Recherche has a global reputation for providing astounding and effective facials. The BR Methodology takes a clinical approach to skincare with pure, concentrated, raw ingredients and innovative protocols and procedures. The facial technique relies heavily on drainage-style sweeping strokes of your face that may feel strange at first but leave you with astonishing results. And you’ll be shown a side-by-side comparison so you can see the effects halfway through!
Biologique Recherche, 1006-7, 10/F, World Commerce Centre, Harbour City, 11 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2115 3189, www.harbourcity.com.hk/biologique-recherche
Bliss Spa, W Hotel – A range of luxurious and highly-effective facial treatments with a view!
Situated on the 72nd floor of the W Hong Kong, Bliss Spa offers highly effective treatments in a super trendy setting overlooking Victoria Harbour. Its holy-grail facial treatments include the Diamond Multisensorial Lifting Experience (reinforces your skin’s natural defence system and improves elasticity), 24 Carat Gold and Collagen Facial (brightens and plumps up the skin) and the Infusion Electro-Mesotherapy Facial that revitalises your skin and strengthens it from the inside out.
Bliss Spa at W Hong Kong, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon Station, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 3717 2797, email@example.com, www.whongkong-x.com/en/spa
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Chuan Spa, Cordis Hotel – Holistic facial treatments based on Traditional Chinese Medicine
Chuan Spa offers holistic treatments designed to restore peace and harmony based on the five Wu Xing elements that form the core of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). For a facial treatment completely based on TCM, check out its Chuan Yu signature facial. It employs the ancient Gua Sha technique to increase blood circulation, as well as using Jade as a healing stone to nurture, heal and restore your skin. Pushed for time? Check out its quick Refresher Facial ($650) for a mini-detox session, with an organic Moor Mud mask.
Chuan Spa, 41/F, Cordis, 555 Shanghai Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 3552 3510, www.chuanspa.com.hk
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EstheClinic – Relaxing, hydrating facial treatments, IPL for acne scars, skin lift HIFU and more
The facial treatments at EstheClinic are invigorating whilst remaining so relaxing you may fall asleep! Our go-to for a healthy glow and clearing out debris include the AquaPure (suitable for all skin types) and OxyPure for exfoliating, infusing and oxygenising your skin. Before your facial, a skin expert will examine your face and suggest which treatment will best suit your skin needs.
EstheClinic, 16/F, 8 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong, 3615 0919, WhatsApp: 9158 9729
EstheClinic, Shop F, G/F, King’s Hill, 38 Western Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, 2612 1388, WhatsApp: 9782 3525, www.estheclinic.com.hk
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Four Seasons Spa – Facelifts that double as facial treatments
The well-trained therapists will assess the health of your skin to understand your short and long-term beauty goals and design a unique solution for your face using BR products. While there are lots of facial treatments to choose from, the Second Skin facial stands out if you’re looking to lift and regenerate. Claiming to be “a genuine alternative to fillers”, this facial treatment uses electrical force with hyaluronic acid with the aim to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, resulting in plumper, more hydrated, glowing skin.
Four Seasons Spa at the Four Seasons Hong Kong, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong, 3196 8888, www.fourseasons.com/hongkong
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Glow Spa & Salon – Environ facial treatments and peels and Skeyndor skincare
The majority of its facials are performed using the cult-favourite Skeyndor products (which infuse Vitamin C into your skin cells to promote radiantly youthful skin), including the CACI facial treatment which uses micro-current facial toning. It also offers the Virtual Meso Therapy Facial to reduce lines and wrinkles. Plus, you can also get a facial peel here. The knowledgeable staff pride themselves on attention to detail, so expect excellent customer service!
Glow Spa &Salon, 8/F, Silver Fortune Plaza, 1 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2525 5198, WhatsApp: 9680 2107, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.glowspa.hk
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High Society Skin Clinic – Aqua Peel, Aqua Gold Unicorn Facial, glow facial treatments and more
On the surface we can’t quite tell but living the big city life does mean a whole lot can get trapped under your skin. High Society Skin Clinic pairs advanced technology with the latest facial treatments to keep your skin clean, healthy, and radiant. The Aqua Peel Facial (75 minutes) is a safe, non-invasive treatment to rejuvenate skin for all skin types (acne-prone and textured, sensitive skin included). If you’re looking for a more invigorating treatment, book the Purisma Jet Skin Cleaner, Plason Facial Treatment or Astronomic 02 Therapy.
High Society Skin Clinic (Central), Unit 1604-05, Car Po Commercial Building, 18-20 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong, 2799 0800
High Society Skin Clinic (Mong Kok), Unit 15-16, 18/F Grand Century Place Tower 1, MOKO, 193 Prince Edward Road West, Mong Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2117 7008, www.highsocietyskinclinic.com
Levo Spa – East meets West anti-ageing facial treatment
Levo Spa believes that cultivating connections with its clients is all part and parcel of its stress-alleviating facial treatments, so expect hyper-focused staff and therapists. The facial spa treatments here include several hydrating and anti-ageing options. For an anti-ageing facial that renews, hydrates, firms and lifts your skin, with instantly visible results, try its Superb Facial. This advanced skin-lifting treatment uses radio-frequency to give a youthful lift and tone to your skin.
Levo Spa, Unit A, 2/F, Winway Building, 50 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2878 7387, WhatsApp: 9694 4389, email@example.com, www.levospa.com
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Sense of Touch – Buccal facial, HIFU facelifts and more
As an oldie but a goldie, Sense of Touch has a reputation for providing some of the best facial treatments across Hong Kong and has a wide selection to choose from. It offers the Buccal Facial, a Meghan Markle favourite, that will leave you with a youthful, glowing and plump-looking complexion! If you’re interested in something a little more hi-tech, try the Liftera V Lift (a HIFU treatment for the face, eyes and neck) that claims to give fewer wrinkles, tighter jowls, smaller pores after just one treatment.
Sense of Touch, various locations across Hong Kong, www.senseoftouch.com.hk
The Peninsula Spa – Therapeutic and revitalising facial treatments for those who want to splurge!
This spa is every bit as plush as you’d expect from this five-star establishment. If you’re looking to splurge, we recommend trying the 90-minute Stem Cell Revitalising Facial treatment. You’ll notice a visible difference in your skin luminosity and a reduction in puffiness immediately following the facial, thanks to the massage techniques employed throughout. For a glowy, dewy facial treatment, we recommend going for the VOYA facials using organic seaweed-based products from the shores of Ireland.
The Peninsula Spa, 7/F, The Peninsula, Hong Kong, Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2696 6682, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.peninsula.com
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The Ritz-Carlton Spa – Detoxifying facial treatments using advanced technology
Along with gorgeous views of the harbour, this luxurious spa also offers lavish and effective treatments to target any, and all, of your skin ailments. For a unique facial, check out its Y Lift Intensive Facial, aimed at reducing fine lines and sagging, or the Cryo Rejuvenation Facial treatment, which uses purified air at -30 degrees celsius with the mini 111Cryo face machine to help regenerate and heal your skin (from $3,180). Who knew freezing, cold air could be so luxurious?
The Ritz-Carlton Spa by ESPA, The Ritz-Carlton, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2263 2040, www.ritzcarlton.com
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VIGOUR Facial By EVRbeauty – Laser facial treatment for tightening pores and boosting collagen
If you’re looking for a facial treatment to help soothe certain skin complaints, the VIGOUR facial by EVRbeauty could be the answer. This laser facial provides an all-in-one treatment for a range of skin issues, tightening pores, boosting collagen for a smoother-looking surface and helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and acne scars. It can also work on skin pigmentation — all while rejuvenating for a refreshing glow!
Vigour by EVRbeauty Causeway Bay, 31/F The Sharp, 11-13 Sharp Street East, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Vigour by EVRbeauty Tsim Sha Tsui, 618, 6F, Mira Place, Tower A, 132 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 6657 2212, email@example.com, www.vigour-evr.com
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Editor’s Note: “Where To Go For Facial Treatments In Hong Kong” was originally published in 2020, updated in July 2021 by Alex Purcell Garcia and most recently updated in August 2022 by Fashila Kanakka. Thanks to Manisha Nair for her contribution.