A great facial in Brisbane is a life-changing experience; who wouldn’t want to achieve natural, inner radiance (umm, me please!), hydrate tired-looking skin, all while kicking back in some swish (and very soothing) surrounds? It sounds like freaking heaven on earth.
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 facials in Brisbane. Start booking in that you-time.
Believe it, guys, 24K gold facials are real. Supposedly dating back to the days of Cleopatra (everyone knows that babe had ah-may-zing skin), get your 24K Brisbane fix at One Wybelenna. Combined with the restorative powers of 24K gold leaf this sensory experience will penetrate and revive the deep layers of the skin, reducing fine lines and wrinkles to give you a glow inside and out. Now that’s what we’re talking about!
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-Ageing facial at Petrichor Day Spa is rich in Omega 3 and packed with vitamins A and C—the ones responsible for reducing the signs of ageing. Treatments are enhanced with an eye mask and cold stone eye therapy to tackle dark circles and fine lines. Heavenly.
Brooklyn Beauty Bar
CBD and Fortitude Valley
Brooklyn Beauty Bar are famous for their incredible 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 that gorgeous 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!
Upper Mt Gravatt
If you’re keen to slow down the signs of ageing or just look your best in an instant—who isn’t?—, Integrity Paramedical offers one of the best facials in Brisbane for noticeable results; Enzyme Therapy by DMK. This deep exfoliating treatment aims to detoxify all the nasties out of your skin using your own lymphatic system. While it's not a massage-style facial, it’s non-invasive and will leave you feeling relaxed it while providing an instant lift to tired skin.
Lush Tan Beauty
A fave amongst The Urban List Team, Lush Tan Beauty 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 minutie skin indulgence that includes a double cleanse, steam, exfoliation and massge 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
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.
Let’s be honest, when it comes to total relaxation, wine is often the answer, so the Vino Therapy Spa Facial at Waterlily 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 in the heart of bustling James Street, the treatments at Waterlily use plant-based ingredients to bring out the best in your skin, boost your complexion and get you in a state of deep relaxation.
Elysian Skin & Body
With a wealth of industry experience, Elysian Skin & Body in Wilston are the Brisbane facial pros. All of their treatments are incredibly relaxing and effective, however we’d recommend booking on for the customized facial. You (or your therapist) chooses up three skin therapies (including extraction, massage, vitamin therapy and more) based on Elysian recommendations and on what you’re looking to achieve skin-wise post-treatment. A great regular treatment to add to your regime.
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.
A classic Brisbane facial, the Aspect Hyper Moist Facial at Bronzed Brazilian starts with a skin analysis followed by an intense deep pore cleanse that includes steam to relax your pores and soften your skin, a customised infusion mask with Extreme C25, finished with a soothing face and neck massage for pampering and, you know, general luxury feels. Extractions to eliminate impurities and toxins are available as an added extra.
Image credit: Marija Savic