Hair & Beauty

Get Your Glow On With The Absolute Best Facials On The Gold Coast

By Urban List Gold Coast
12th Oct 2020

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A great facial is a life-changing experience; who wouldn’t want to achieve natural, inner radiance, 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 on the Gold Coast to find the best facials money can buy—so you can take your beauty game up a notch.

Here are our picks of the very best spots for facials on the Gold Coast. Start booking in that ‘you’ time.

The Facialist 

Burleigh Waters

When you're putting the faith of your skin in the hands of someone else, you absolutely want it to be Lauren and her team of experts at The Facialist. Located in Burleigh this popular spot books out fast, but once you secure a coveted appointment, you’ll be a forever fan. Using Medik8 products, the team will create a personalised facial just for your skin, targeting any problems areas and just generally giving your mug a whole lot of love. While the whole menu of treatments are special, we can’t go past the luxurious jade facial, which leaves your skin luminous and your soul restored. Check out the full range here

La Bella Beauty Retreat


If you want someone to help you achieve optimal skin health, La Bella Beauty will absolutely do just that. Chock full of experts with years of experience treating every skin type under the sun (wear sunscreen, people!), La Bella is one of the Gold Coast's go-to clinics for skin health advice and a damn good facial. Whether you’re after a basic skin care treatment, microdermabrasion, skin needling or more, you’ll want to book an appointment with the crew at La Bella, stat.

Alpha H 


If there’s one thing we love, it’s when local businesses take off, and success stories don’t get much bigger than Alpha H. The beauty brand was founded on the Gold Coast and is now one of the biggest skin care brands in the world—seriously, they sell a bottle of their Liquid Gold serum every 30 seconds. Fortunately for us, their HQ is based in Helensvale so you can get their talented skin therapists to build you a bespoke treatment. They also specialise in skin needling, professional strength peels and microdermabrasion. So consider it your one-stop skin rejuvenation shop. 

Min's Facial And Massage

Varsity Lakes

If you want to completely bliss out and get a killer facial without going completely broke, you'll want to head to Min's in Varsity Lakes. Taking care of yourself shouldn't have to cost and arm and a leg; whether you're after a facial, microdermabrasion, LED therapy or any of that soothing self-care stuff, you'll walk out of Min's feeling relaxed, refreshed and reborn. Plus your skin will look healthy and glowy AF. Win, win, win.

Face Solutions


With a team of experienced aestheticians, laser and cosmetic injector specialists, your face is in good hands at Face Solutions. From express to anti-ageing facial treatments, they’ve got all the bases covered when it comes to helping you achieve that dewy glow sans Insta filter. They also offer additional services like teeth whitening and brow design, so you’ll walk out of there looking like a damn fine snack. Werk it.

Earth & Skin


Organic beauty spa Earth & Skin soothes all our stresses away while blessing us with hella glowy skin. Located in a stunning Queenslander-style cottage at the entrance to Mudgeeraba, this sanctuary is just what you need: calming, quiet and heavenly. Offering a range of holistic treatments including signature massage experiences, organic facials, sugaring, eyebrow shaping, eco spray tans and incredibly blissful manis and pedis, Earth & Skin is the spa and facial destination of your dreams. 

One Spa


This heavenly oasis is perfect for when you want to treat yo’self to an amazing facial. Located at the Royal Pines, each treatment room has its own private balcony that backs onto a tranquil lake. (Seriously, swans will glide by.) As well as offering incredible massages, their facials are the reason you’ll keep going back. Using Comfort Zone skincare products, they offer an extensive range of facials but our fave is the Urban Detox. For 60 blissful minutes, your skin will be purged of pollution, purifying your pores and treating it to a plant based-charcoal charcoal mask that will rebalance and energise your skin. Dreamy, right? 

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Image credit: Marija Savic

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