We love a good facial and Brisbane is home to some of the best beauty therapists in the country. We did extensive research (journalist life is so hard) to find the best facials in Brisbane; so whether you want an express mini facial or the works, want to relax or address serious skin concerns, you’re gonna want to pore through this list (see what we did there?).
Kindred Toxin Free Facials, Bulimba
When we asked Stylers about their fave facialist in Brisbane, we were bombarded with messages about “Natalie from Kindred!” Kindness is the key at Kindred, for both you and animals: all their products are eco-friendly, toxin-free, organic and kind to animals and human skin. Our fave ritual is the Grace Facial, which is specifically tailored to your skin’s needs and includes an extra-long massage of your face, neck, shoulders, hands and arms, with organic teas and chocolate to finish!
Irena Morgenstern Skin Management, Brisbane
If you’re a person who likes the finer things in life, then you’re going to want to indulge in a facial from Irena Morgenstern Skin Management at least once in your life. With names such as Gold and Caviar, these treatments are geared towards providing a luxe experience with maximum results. The Gold facial is a powerful source of antioxidants and anti-inflammatories that restores your skin’s elasticity. Caviar delivers a burst of vitamins, proteins and minerals while speeding up your skin’s production of collagen.
Elysian Skin & Body, Wilston
When we talking about Brisbane’s best beauty treatments, Elysian is always high up on the Style girls’ list of favourites. Elysian boasts a team of passionate experts who provide their clients with traditional and advanced services that get exceptional results. We’re obsessed with their signature facial because it’s not a one-size-fits-all treatment. The therapists at Elysian use face-mapping skin analysis to pinpoint exactly what your skin needs, and deliver it using Dermalogica products in a way that is deeply calming and leaves you glowing inside and out!
Blossom Beauty Studios, Petrie Terrace
We know herbs are great for adding flavour to a delicious dish, but did you know they can be used on your skin too? We love going natural at Blossom with their Herbal Aktiv peel, which doesn’t rely on injuring your skin to force it to heal itself. The peel uses herbs specifically designed for their soothing and regenerating properties, and leaves your skin feeling fresh and renewed. It’s so free of chemicals and toxins that it doesn’t even matter if some of the mix accidentally ends up in your mouth!
Waterlily, New Farm
The treatments at Waterlily are all about botanical luxury. What’s botanical luxury, you ask? It’s a dedication to using plant-based ingredients to bring out the best in your skin, boost your complexion and get you in a state of deep relaxation. They have two ranges of facials: Performance Treatments using aromaceutical concentrates for skin corrections, or Botanical Treatments focused on creating and maintaining healthy skin.
One Wybelenna, Brookfield
If some kind of award existed for most atmospheric day spa, it would go to One Wybelenna. Located in the tranquil outer-Brisbane suburb of Brookfield, it features lush gardens, a lap pool, a lounge area and award-winning architecture, and feels a world away from anywhere else. Facials here are not just facials; they’re a full spa experience and a moment to let the cares of the world just melt away. One Wybelenna is the definition of the word “pamper”.
Jurlique, various locations
You know the coveted beauty products but did you know Jurlique also does customised facials? Therapists will identify your areas of concern and select the Jurlique products that best address those. We love all the treatments but we’re big fans of the Anti-Stress Facial, an express facial for those on the go that includes a relaxing face, neck and shoulder massage. Perfect for us busy Style ladies!
Integrity Paramedical Skin Practitioners, Upper Mt Gravatt
Their name sounds serious because these guys are totally serious about amazing skin care; their facials are for people who want amazing results. The Integrity therapists are dedicated to providing everything from advanced therapy, to maintenance, to pampering and anti-aging beauty treatments. They work with both prescription-only brands as well as professional skin products to create measurable results you can see and love.
Dome Spa Retreat Marriott, Brisbane
Combine gorgeous river views and opulent treatments with real results and you get Dome. You get a snuggly robe and slippers for all treatments and access to the pool, spa and sauna before or after. Their signature facial includes a foot soak and scrub and a relaxing massage for your back, feet, hands and scalp. Oh and it lasts a luxurious one hour and 45 minutes.
Yuva Beauty, Yeronga
You know when you uncover a beauty secret and you want to keep it to yourself so they’re not always booked out but you also kinda want to tell everyone all at once? The girls at Yuva are the embodiment of that. Their facials refresh tired skin and pamper your tired soul simultaneously. But the best thing about Yuva is their personalised service; if you want to be looked after at a place where everyone knows your name, this is it.
Brooklyn Beauty Bar, Fortitude Valley
When we say “bar”, we really do mean BAR. These guys are licensed so you can have a cheeky champagne post-facial. We love all their treatments, but their half-hour Glow & Go Facial for the ridiculously busy people in need of a pamper perk-up is pretty darn amazing, especially with a glass of bubbly!
Ella Baché, Myer Centre
When the facials page on their website reads “Could Your Skin Do With A Serving of Love?” it gives you a pretty good idea of how passionate the Ella Baché therapists are about what they do. What we love most about Ella Baché is how extensive their range of facials is. Whether you want your skin detoxed, regenerated, plumped, woken up, brightened, strengthened or if you just want to be pampered, they’ve got a treatment for it.
Beauty on Latrobe, Paddington
If we could turn back time… oh wait, we can at Beauty on Latrobe! Their signature facial, Relax & Rewind, turns back the hands of time to reveal your most youthful look ever. The treatment is all about hydration and maintenance, which makes it a great introduction to the wonderful world of facials if you’re new to treating yo’self.
Skin Spirit Day Spa, Calamvale
These guys are known as the best secret day spa in Brisbane but we don’t know how secret they’re going to be anymore! We adore all their facials but especially their Signature Facial Spa Package, which includes 90 minutes of luxurious bliss followed by a Tea Tonic herbal tea to enjoy post-treatment.
Outshine, Fortitude Valley
These guys are amazing at delivering the best non-surgical results using products from Ultraceuticals and Guinot. They use a sonophoresis machine to really get in there for the deepest of deep cleans, as well as a deeply soothing face, shoulder, decolletage and back massage. And don’t even get us started on their microdermabrasion. One of our Stylers swears by them and says she can walk straight out of the salon with maximum results and no redness or negative signs she’s had a facial.
Harmony Beauty Day Spa, The Gap
The best part about Harmony Beauty is the therapists; they’re so lovely that you want to keep coming back again and again. They offer a mini facial for time-poor people, right through to a more deluxe treatment that involves a skin analysis, serums, exfoliation and masks. Oh and let’s not forget the divine hand and scalp massage. Bliss!
DMK Enzyme Therapy
OK, so we know this isn’t a specific salon but it’s worth a mention because the DMK Enzyme Therapy treatment is AMAZING. DMK use transfer messenger enzymes to fight corrosive free radicals and get rid of pesky dead protein, toxins and other nasties from the skin. They’re the only company in the world to use this
science-based method magic to work WITH the skin rather than on it. You can get this treatment at Integrity Paramedical Skin Practitioners, Irena Morgenstern Skin Management, The Laser Lounge, or a list of other salons here.
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