Samantha Freedman

When was the last time you had a truly amazing facial? And we mean, outstandingly brilliant. Drawing a blank? Then you’ve come to the right place. We’re here to bring to you the very best luxury facials in London. And these really do mean business. Leave your simplistic skincare routine to your en suite, and experience a true facial, like never before…



1. Best for sculpting and toning

The Akasha Spa, which opened in 2014, instantly whispers tranquility and peace upon arrival. During this 90 minute experience you’ll be met with three different massage techniques designed to lift, sculpt and reshape your facial features. Using impressive active ingredients in Valmont’s potent skincare, combined with techniques from ancient Japan, you’ll leave with a new found love for your cheekbones.

Valmont Soin Majestueux Facial at Hotel Café Royal, £345 for 90mins,



2. Best for skin brightening

With a clientele list that could be mistaken for the Oscars guest list, getting an appointment with Sarah, is most definitely a mean feat. But do persevere. Using her signature facial gymnastics, together with her radiance boosting skincare line, you are guaranteed to look radiant from the second you step out the door.

Sarah Chapman Introductory Bespoke Facial, £165 for 90 minutes,



3. Best for fine lines and wrinkles

If you haven’t already experienced a Caudalie facial, it’s about time you did. This skin plumping ritual will involves exfoliation, a warm thermal mask, lengthy massages and the perfect dose of essential oils. Plus, it’s been newly updated to feature the brand new Premier Cru Serum, which when used following the treatment, amplifies results.

Caudalie Premier Cru Facial, £95 for 50 minutes,



4. Best for plumping

If lack of volume if your main concern than Lisa Franklin is the facialist for you. In her Sloane Street salon you’ll find the very best technology to boost microcirculation and improve oxygen flow in the skin. The juicy, plump feeling you experience immediately after stays long after your visit.

Lisa Franklin Repair Recover Renew Facial, from £165 for 90minutes,

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5. Best for a personalised approach

Not entirely sure what facial you should be having? Then seek help at The House Of Elemis. Prior to your treatment your skin will carefully be analysed ensuring your therapist can provide exactly what you need. Add to that a muscle release massage, reflexology and the luxury of being in the airy rooftop Penthouse. We predict it to be the best three hours of your life.

Elemis Deep Relax Penthouse Package, £265 for 2 hours 45 mins,