These BNE salons are totally changing the game.
We don’t know about you, but our favourite tool in our beauty arsenal isn’t a serum, cream or even a face mask: it’s our Rolodex of Brisbane’s best facials courtesy of some of the most gifted specialists in the industry. From hydrating treatments that plump tired skin to detoxing facials that remove all impurities, the absolute bliss of a pampering facial in one of Brisbane’s most stunning salons is our idea of nirvana.
We made our way around town to discover Brisbane’s best facials, perfect for everything from a mid-week pick-me-up to a relaxing Saturday morning indulging in some you-time.
Beauty on Latrobe | Paddington
Tucked away in the stunning Paddington precinct, Beauty on Latrobe has been a local favourite for over 20 years, with current owner Clare Lambeth servicing the community since 2006. Perusing their treatment menu is enough to have you drifting off in anticipated relaxation, but if you aren’t sure what to pick we can’t recommend the Beauty on Latrobe Glow Facial enough. Encompassing everything you could want from facial, the BOL Glow Facial is a luxurious, soothing and skin-rejuvenating 60-minute treatment that combines non-invasive enzyme exfoliation, peptide hydration therapy, Healite LED light therapy, and a sumptuous neck, shoulder, décolletage, arm and facial massage. Combining the most popular and effective skin treatments all in one convenient service, the BOL Glow Facial is the ultimate recipe for beautiful, healthy, strong skin. With maximum glow and zero downtime, it’s the perfect treatment for new clients, red carpet event prep, or even just for a pick-me-up.
Inspiring Skin Health | Rosalie
At Inspiring Skin Health, the team understand that no two faces are the same and are firm believers in the gut to skin connection. Inspiring Skin Health are committed to achieving amazing results for their clients, many of whom struggle with a number of different skin concerns including dermatitis, rosacea, all grades of acne and psoriasis, just to name a few. The team have come up with a recipe for success, which starts with getting to the root cause of your problems. They take a look within and devour all things gut health and hormones as they believe beauty truly begins in the belly. The team take both a holistic and scientific approach to skin health and also offer the nutrients your body needs from within. This philosophy, combined with their customised bespoke facials, aims to improve skin on a cellular level. The team at Inspiring Skin Health use cleansing, peeling, micro needling, nutritional skin infusion, advanced massage, manual lymph drainage, hydration and light therapy techniques to achieve results. They specialise in hormonal acne and adult acne, too, as they understand that your skin is constantly changing. Whether you choose a sixty or ninety-minute facial, each treatment will be tailored to you with the option of adding dermal needling for skin regeneration or IPL rejuvenation for long-term healthy, radiant skin.
One Wybelenna | Brookfield
As its name suggests, One Wybelenna’s Better Than Botox facial is a popular choice for those looking for visible results from their facial. After one single treatment, this specially formulated facial is a fast and effective solution for expression wrinkles. The treatment is non-invasive and doesn’t involve injectables. Using a unique peptide formula, Micro-Dermoxine, coupled with galvanic technology, this treatment helps to correct expression lines, diminish wrinkles, and assist in preventing further line development. This relaxing and rejuvenating hour and fifteen-minute long facial is one of the long list of Germain De Capuccini facial therapies offered at One Wybelenna that use innovative cosmetic grade ingredients to enhance the feel and look of your skin. One Wybelenna also offer Facial Therapy Enhancers, which are targeted high-performance additions to perfectly complement your facial treatment. The Facial Therapy Enhancers range from boosters to masks and area-specific enhancements including eye, lip and neck treatments.
Waterlily | Fortitude Valley
With autumn on our doorsteps, Waterlily has released their newest seasonal spa facial: Spiced Maple! Carefully curated from cosmeceutical ingredients and nutrient-rich botanical concentrates, each facial treatment is layered with infusions and treatments that are carefully designed to deliver results and relax the client. Their Spiced Maple Performance Spa Facial is a rich vitamin A repair treatment that is designed to visibly smooth, replenish and refine depleted skin. Formulated with an intense infusion of carotene-rich–freeze-dried pumpkin and pure maple syrup fortified in omega rich serums, the treatment is designed to combat the harsh winter conditions and ensure skin remains nourished and healthy. To complete the decadent experience, the facial is boosted with 500mg of pure vitamin C to activate collagen, luminosity and hydration resulting in smooth, weather-proof skin. As the days grow shorter, take the time to create self-care rituals that will nourish your skin during the colder months.
Westside Dermatology | Taringa
The team at Westside Dermatology are industry leaders when it comes to everything skin care. Their team is made up of industry experts who can help you discover the best skin of your life, all in the comfort of their west Brisbane practice. They are particularly passionate about combining science and art, with a wide range of facial-offerings to target all skin conditions. Servicing everything from anti-ageing treatments to photodynamic therapy, they have one of the most extensive treatment menus around town. Notably, they are also the only specialist Hydrafacial clinic in Brisbane! The non-laser procedure exfoliates and refreshes the skin by targeting fine lines and pigmentation, resulting in skin that is younger looking and healthier. Instantly rejuvenating, the procedure is non-invasive and has no downtime, meaning it’s the perfect treatment for a lunchtime pick-me-up!
Realskin The Facial Hub | Hamilton
Realskin The Facial Hub is the brainchild of Sevine Forster, who is known around Brisbane as one of the best in the biz when it comes to facial treatments. Their menu of services includes all our old favourites—such as microdermabrasion and skin needling—but it’s their Signature Facial that has us raving to all our friends. Deeply nourishing and relaxing, the facial goes beyond your standard treatment and adopts a holistic and therapeutic approach that is unlike anything else in Brisbane. The facial ritual includes a hydrating cleanse, enzyme exfoliation and a mask, with the option to add powerful skin hydration ampoules. The experience culminates with a firming facial massage before winding down with a gentle reiki balance. If you’re unfamiliar with reiki, it is essentially a Japanese Buddhist practice that allows the therapist to restore physical and emotional well-being. The team use traditional reiki practices to activate your body’s natural energy, resulting in a post-treatment bliss that really is incomparable. Combining traditional practices with contemporary innovations, the Signature Facial is as much an indulgence for your mind and spirit as it is for your body.
La Spa Parisien | Wilston
Having trained in the art of French beauty and skin care treatments, owner Shelley Veitch is one of the few practitioners in Queensland who truly understands traditional French skincare and provides the best services to her clients. While their treatment menu is extensive, all facial rituals incorporate a series of key steps: skin diagnosis, cleansing, clearing of the mind, hydration, and finishing. Each step is tailored depending on the ritual and client, and are designed to best target the skin concerns and needs of each guest. The Le Supreme facial is the ultimate anti-ageing treatment, and includes everything from a pearl scrub (to refine and brighten the skin) through to a luxurious massage with precious oils, allowing your mind and body to completely relax. And, as a proud Payot partner, La Spa Parisien uses some of the most celebrated products in the industry. Their L’Authentique 42-step facial massage was created by Dr Nadia Payot herself and is used to stimulate the circulation within the facial muscles.
Aquarius Health & Medispa | Brisbane City
Conveniently located in the heart of Brisbane’s CBD on Mary Street, Aquarius Health & Medispa is a welcome escape from the daily grind. They offer clients a long list of services including the Professional Exclusive Spa Facial treatments by Waterlily. Formulated exclusively for day spas, Waterlily creates a performance-driven sensory journey in each facial. Waterlily’s Professional Exclusive Spa Facials are formulated harnessing pure Aromaceutical concentrates with premium dilutions of active botanicals, vitamins and omega-rich infusions to deliver a sensory spa ritual that promises visible results. The list of Waterlily facial treatments include favourites such as the Fruit Enzyme, Youth Elixir and Vino Therapy Spa Facials along with Synergie Medi Facials, which is a clinic grade skincare range that aims to protect, change and nurture every type of skin. If you’re looking for a boost but don’t know where to start, Aquarius are offering a hump day treat every Wednesday. For $140 you will be treated to a popular 60-minute Apple Collagen Facial, 30-minute back, neck and shoulder massage as well as free entry to the Aquarius Bath House.
SkinSpirit Day Spa | Tarragindi
Multi-award winning Day Spa, SkinSpirit is known for offering a number of spa treatments that focus on investing in yourself, but it’s their extensive beauty menu that they’re known for. Michelle Vasiliou, Director of SkinSpirit Day Spa is passionate about offering her clients the most current treatments to help them specifically target certain areas that may need a little TLC or improvement. SkinSpirit Day Spa has an extensive Beauty Menu with High Performance Facials, Hydro-Microdermabrasion and their highly sort after signature Facial Spa Package, which is tailored to suit specific skin types for exceptional results. With a range of intensive anti-ageing facials treatments to correct the signs of ageing, as well as a selection of facials tailored to your specific skin needs, SkinSpirit is the go-to destination for every kind of skin.
The Skin Suite | Hawthorne
The Skin Suite is dedicated to helping their clients start their journey towards healthy and glowing skin. Focusing on a five-phase process (restore, balance, correct, protect, maintain), they are able to guide you to fresh and rejuvenated skin and help you maintain it! Operating out of their beautiful Hawthorne clinic, guest are invited to relax and indulge themselves as they trust their skin over to the experts. They offer skin health checks using the Observe Skin Diagnostic Device, which is a revolutionary skincare development that assists them in accurately diagnosing the condition of your skin. From here, they are able to recommend appropriate treatment options. One such treatment is enzyme therapy, whereby enzymes are used to strengthen the structural integrity of your skin for healthier, glowing skin. Enzyme therapy stimulates collagen production making it a popular treatment for everything from pigmentation to acne, and Skin Suite’s DMK Enzyme Therapy service is particularly popular among A-listers. Not only a treatment to nourish and refresh your skin, it is also relaxing and revitalising—the perfect mid-week pick-me-up.
Soap & Sugar Medispa | Camp Hill
Specialised, personal and attentive: these are three words we would use to describe the facial treatments on offer at Soap & Sugar Medispa. If you’re not sure where to start, their 30-minute skin analysis service means you can get a better understanding of your skin as well as a personalised treatment plan. But, it’s their Signature Skin Treatment that we really love! At Soap & Sugar, they understand that no two faces are the same. This is why they personalise their Signature Skin Treatment every time, tailoring the facial to suit the needs of each client. No matter what you want to achieve with your skin, their team will create a personalised service that could include peels, aromatic facial massages, machinery, or more. Regardless of the combination of treatments you enjoy, the price is set depending on the length of your pamper sesh so that you have no nasty surprises. Offering four different lengths ranging from 30 minutes to 90 minutes, you can enjoy either a quick lunchtime pick-me-up or indulge in something a little more luxurious. Plus, with an individualised home care routine to help you maintain your skin every single day, they’ll ensure you achieve the best skin of your life.
Feature image: One Wybelenna
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