Beauty

15 Of Brisbane’s Best Facials For The Ultimate Glow

By Brooke Falvey

At Urban List, we say there are good facials—and then there are great facials. Whether you're after relaxation or results, the types of treatments worth writing home about leave your skin healthy and glowing and have you getting off the table feeling fresh and renewed. Personally, we like to invest in the latter.

So, we've pulled together a list of the best facial treatments on offer in Brisbane/Meanjin, from holistically based skin rituals to high-tech evaluations and everything in between. Ahead is our list of must-try, favourite facials (and facialists) in Brisbane. Start booking in that you-time.

Browskii 

27 Wyandra Street, Newstead 

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. 

Healing Hands Skin & Beauty 

41 O’Connell Terrace, Bowen Hills

It’s pretty rare to find a beauty salon with nothing but five star reviews, but Healing Hands Skin & Beauty boasts just that. With almost a decade of experience in skin therapy, owner Jenna Doherty is committed to helping everyone feel confident in their own skin—and it shows. While their relaxation and guided meditation facials are truly blissful, take our word for it and book one of the many O COSMEDICS treatments, such as the Oxygenating Enzyme Peel, which will leave your skin feeling entirely renewed.

Kailo Medispa 

Level 1/48 James Street, Fortitude Valley

If you're looking for a beauty spa that looks as gorgeous as you will after an elite facial, Kailo Medispa is for you. Located inside the Calile Hotel (so you can just imagine the level of aesthetics), this award-winning spa offers options upon options when it comes to skin rejuvenating facials, but if you're struggling to choose, we recommend the Hero 14 Peptide Facial, which incorporates scientifically proven techniques and Eastern rituals for both deep relaxation and visible results. 

Ascension Cosmetic Medicine 

170 Merthyr Road, New Farm

It might be on the pricier side, but that’s because Ascension Cosmetic Medicine’s Signature Facial is science-backed and is far more than just a cleanse, tone and moisturise. Artfully tailored to your specific skin concerns, it also includes an indulgent face, scalp, shoulder and décolletage massage, but will still fit perfectly into your lunch break. 

Bobbie Charles 

45 Mollison Street, West End | 28/21 High Street, Lutwyche 

Just so you know how qualified the team here is, founder Danielle Renee was 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.

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Pure Indulgence

Various Locations

With handily located salons Brisbane wide, these skin specialists know their stuff, and after one of Pure Indulgence's signatureYuva Natural Spa Facials, you'll be feeling so glowy and zen that you'll forget what stress even is. The 70-minute treatment includes not just a double cleanse, steam, exfoliation and mask, but a glorious neck and shoulder hot stone massage too. On the more focused side of things, their personalised Dermalogica Proskin Facials can help with a multitude of problems, but you can also opt for advanced treatments like skin needling, LED light therapy, microdermabrasion, and even diamon polar skin tightening. 

Skin Spa Medispa 

2/20 Stewart Road, Ashgrove 

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

Various Locations

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

Level 3/48 Orchard Street, Hawthorne 

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

5/15 James Street, Fortitude Valley

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 

2/152 James Street, New Farm

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

20 Payne Street, Auchenflower

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

70d Mary Street, Brisbane CBD | 1/220 Melbourne Street, 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

Level 2/70D Mary Street, Brisbane CBD

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

52 Dean Street, Toowong


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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