From pampering facials to radical new treatments favoured by A-list celebrities, we've hit up the best spas and clinics in Brisbane to find the best facials in Brisbane—so you can take your beauty game up a notch.
Here are our picks of the very best spots for Brisbane facials. Start booking in that you-time.
You might know of Browskii for their talented brow-shaping experts, but this stunning Newstead beauty bar does a rave-worthy facial too. There's a few different options on the menu, but the one to book is their signature Lymphatic Facial. Get comfy ensconced in one of their dreamy treatment rooms and you'll be treated to a clenase, probiotic mask, facial sculpting using a GUA Sha to release facial tension and lymphatic blockages followed by ice globes, and finally, LED therapy and a hydrating mask. We walked out literally glowing.
West End And Lutwyche
Just so you know how qualified the team here is, founder Danielle Renee was just awarded Dermal Therapist of the Year in the 2022 Australian Beauty Industry Awards, while the team took out Best Customer Care in Australia—so you will definitely be in good hands. We can attest to their skills after having treated ourselves to one of Bobbie Charles's Medik8 Corrective Facials, which you can customise depending on whether you're after deep hydration, pore refining, calming, clarity or rejuvenation and combine with LED, injectables or brow and lash treatments. Bonus, the West End clinic is seriously stunning—you'll feel calmer just walking in.
The Haven Skin And Body Shop
These Brisbane skin and brow specialists know their shizz, and after a one-hour facial in their relaxing treatment rooms, your skin will be glowing so hard people might need to shield their eyes. The Haven Skin and Body team will spoil you from start to finish with infused tea on arrival, massages throughout the treatment and a raw treat to finish, as well as expert advice and products to help you keep you fresh-faced for longer. Their signature facial will help with a multitude of problems, but you can also opt for advanced treatments like LED therapy, hydrojelly masks and microdermabrasion.
Skin Spa Medispa
Skin Spa Medispa's unique approach to facials means you won't just book in for a certain type of facial once a month; instead, you'll be taken through a multi-step approach, with different courses of action depending on your skin concerns. It all starts with a 'cleanse and prep' facial, to really decongest those pores and slather on some serums for a serious vitamin boost. With your face prepped, you can book in for the next step, a microdermabrasion facial to polish your skin to perfection. Want more? Next up is the Rezenerate™ Nano Facial, a patented treatment direct from the US. You can stop there or keep going—either way, you'll have glowing skin in no time.
Clear Skincare Clinics
Whilst Clear Skincare Clinics are pros at a whole range of treatments and services, it's their signature HydraFacial that gets them rave reviews. Getting results in just 30 minutes, you'll walk out with your pores cleared and your skin nourished after an infusion of intense serums. We didn't even know our pores could be so gunked up until our therapist showed us what she'd sucked out—our t-zone has never looked clearer.
Petrichor Day Spa
Tucked away inside a Scandi-inspired Queensland, Petrichor Day Spa is an absolute haven if you want to escape the daily grind and grab a little me-time. Some of the best facials in Brisbane, Petrichor uses natural, organic ingredients so you can rest easy knowing your skin is going to love whatever treatment you choose. Dubbed ‘nature’s answer to botox’, the anti-aging facial is rich in Omega 3 and packed with vitamins A and C—the ones responsible for reducing the signs of aging. Treatments are enhanced with an eye mask and cold stone eye therapy to tackle dark circles and fine lines. Heavenly.
Brooklyn Beauty Bar
Brooklyn Beauty Bar is famous for its eyebrow sculpting and nails, but did you know that they also offer incredible facials, too? Grab a 30-minute ‘Glow and Go’ Facial if you’re short on time (perfect for a skin pick-me-up), otherwise completely unwind with the Collagen Stimulation Facial. Specifically for brightening and toning the skin, this powerful Brisbane facial reduces wrinkles and pore size, and makes you look like a goddam goddess.
Lush Tan & Brows
A fave amongst The Urban List Team, Lush Tan & Brows is more than just your go-to for a gorgeous mani and perfect tan. Lush Tan offers a fab menu for all your facial needs, using certified organic, Noosa-based skincare range, Saya. Choose from their organic petite facial (if you want to freshen up that visage of yours in a hurry), or our favourite, the Saya organic relaxation facial; a 60-minute skin indulgence that includes a double cleanse, steam, exfoliation and massage for perfectly plump, healthy looking skin.
Inspiring Skin Health
One of Brisbane’s best facials for a while now, the treatments at Inspiring Skin Health have been described as ‘skin alchemy at its best’. Unlike many of its counterparts, this spa doesn't off a set service menu, instead creating bespoke skin solutions for each client to create beautiful skin from within—clients rave about the Omnilux LED Light Therapy treatment. The only way we can think of to describe this treatment is that it provides a happy sensation akin to lying in the sun (but without the risk) increasing collagen production, firming and plumping fine lines, even dramatically helping acne sufferers.
Cosmetic Image Clinics
Brisbane CBD And West End
Award-winning Brisbane skin clinic, Cosmetic Image Clinics are known to offer some of the best facials in Brisbane. Make an appointment for the Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy, aka the infamous ‘Vampire Facial’. The facial involves blood being drawn from the client and spun around in a special centrifuge. The blood separates and a layer of plasma, super rich in collagen-boosting platelets is formed before being re-injected into the skin for an instant facelift! Favoured by Hollywood celebrities including Angelina Jolie and Kim Kardashian, this facial isn’t for the faint-hearted, but it can improve texture, tone, fine lines and wrinkles on the face, neck, eyes, hands and décolletage.
Aquarius Health Medispa
Let’s be honest, when it comes to total relaxation, wine is often the answer, so the Vino Therapy Spa Facial at Aquarius is clearly right up our alley. Enriched with pure Shiraz wine, grape seed and other good stuff to protect skin from ageing while targeting skin tone texture and fine lines, this Brisbane facial is just a little bit different to the norm. Less of a traditional spa and more of a heavenly sanctuary, the treatments here use plant-based ingredients to bring out the best in your skin, boost your complexion and get you in a state of deep relaxation.
LaDiDa Beauty Co
If you’re not quite ready to take the leap into ‘vampire facials’ but want to step your beauty game up a level, then dermal rolling is the way to go. Also known as skin needling, this treatment, available at LaDiDa Beauty Co, uses a little roller with tiny surgical needles on it to penetrate the outer layer of your skin causing collagen to rush to the surface and start working its magic. Not only can it diminish wrinkles, scars, stretch marks and other skin irregularities, it will also help all your skin products absorb. It’s basically like aerating your lawn so all the water sinks in.
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