Personal care in Sydney: where to find the best facials

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A taste of the luxurious interiors that await you at Fenn Beauty | Source: yellow trace

Self-care may not be the answer to all of life’s problems, but it certainly can’t hurt. The wellness trend swept across social media for nearly two years when it was decided that we needed to take our mental and physical wellbeing more seriously.

If you’ve been wanting to jump on the trend or just treat yourself to a pampering session for a long time, a professional facial might be in order. We’ve compiled a list of eight luxury beauty salons in Sydney that offer a range of facials, from triple cleanses to heart chakra massages and enzyme exfoliations.

The Face Room, Bondi Beach

Run by famed Fabienne Rich, Bondi Beach’s Facial Room specializes in all things skincare. They offer personalized treatments that are tailored to each client’s skin care needs. Whether you struggle with oily, dry, or combination skin, The Facial Room relies on effective, well-researched cosmeceuticals to address your skin concerns.

The clinic, which has been operating since 2009, is located in bustling Bondi Beach, so you can enjoy iconic coastal views before and after your facial.

The Fabienne Rich Radiance Treatment is not to be missed and includes a triple cleanse, antibacterial steam and the application of the Fabienne Rich Oxygen Mask. The result is smooth, silky and oxygenated skin, complete with a hand and foot massage with a hot towel. This 75-minute facial is priced at AU$180.

The Facial Room at Bondi Beach | Source: The Face Room

Beauty on Park Street, Barangaroo

Located in the heart of Sydney, Beauty on Park Street specializes in facial, deep tissue and healing massages.

The organic radiance facial treatment is to be reserved when visiting the salon. With its roots in organic serums and substances originating from Budapest, this facial uses active ingredients without harmful additives.

The Organic Radiance Facial Treatment consists of a double mask enzymatic exfoliation and a massage of the face, neck and shoulders for maximum relaxation.

This facial is currently priced at AU$159 with a treatment lasting 60 minutes.

A taste of Beauty on Park Street's minimalist interiors
A taste of Beauty on Park Street’s minimalist interiors | @beautyonparkstreet on Instagram

Chuan’s Day Spa, Millers Point

The decor and interiors of Day Spa by Chaun will draw you in and the long list of relaxation treatments and facials will make you never leave again. The wellness sanctuary is located underground at the Langham Sydney and features a dark color scheme, chic interiors and luxurious finishes.

Treatments are guided by a ‘Five Element Theory’ to guide you towards your most appropriate treatment. Offering detoxifying facials and bespoke treatments, Day Spa by Chuan offers an extensive list of cosmetic treatments.

For anyone interested in facials and anti-aging techniques, look for the Barbor Sea Creation Facial. This one uses active ingredients from the ocean, combined with the expert ‘Barbor Skin Method’, a research-driven beauty treatment that pioneered bespoke skincare in Germany. The result is firmer, more radiant and healthier skin that will make you look like a younger version of yourself than before.

The Barbor Sea Creation facial costs AUD 450 Monday-Thursday and AUD 470 Friday-Sunday.

The day spa by Chuan
The exotic interiors of the Day Spa by Chuan | Source: travel consultant

Fenn, Paddington

Fenn was founded by friends Nicole and Claire, who wanted to bring a holistic approach to their skincare regimens. With a wealth of experience behind them, the two started Fenn located in the heart of Paddington, and today it’s a must-visit for Sydney-based skincare junkies.

The ethos behind Fenn’s interiors is that “beautiful spaces uplift the soul and make the heart beat”, and this is evident in their minimalist and elegant studio, which exudes relaxation and luxury.

An all-inclusive menu of treatments offers facial options like you’ve never seen before, from the Fenn Foundation skin maintenance treatment to the classic Fenn treatment for individual skin concerns. Fenn also offers an exclusive Fenn x Emma Lewisham facial that incorporates the New Zealand beauty brand and its renowned products. The Fenn x Emma Lewisham facial starts at AU$290 for 75 minutes of pure relaxation.

Fenn's treatment rooms
An overview of Fenn’s treatment rooms | Source: @fenn.store on Instagram

The Skin Bar, Double Bay

After stepping through the emerald green doors of the Skin Bar, you’ll be greeted by the friendly team at the Double Bay-based beauty haven who are dedicated to ‘redefining modern skin health’.

While the idea of ​​needles lightly puncturing your face might not sound like an everyday skincare regiment, needling is a facial trademark at the Skin Bar. The procedure involves forming micro-channels in the skin and prompting the body to repair itself, which involves the production of new collagen and elastin. The result is a reduction in wrinkles, fine lines and scars, all from one easy 30-minute session recommended monthly. A full skin needling face is currently priced at AU$220 for 30 minutes.

The interiors of the Skin Bar
The interiors of the Skin Bar | Source: @the_skinbar on Instagram

Jocelyne Petroni, Woollahra

Jocelyn Petroni is Australia’s favorite celebrity facialist, with an impressive clientele that includes Miranda Kerr and Megan Gale. Formerly named Chanel’s official nail artist, Jocelyn is well known in the beauty world and for good reason too.

It’s not just her meticulous skincare list that will draw you in. Jocelyn’s Salon is a paradise for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life, with carefully selected interiors filled with antiques, artwork, flowers and beautiful decor.

Many of her treatments are rooted in holistic beliefs and use naturally derived ingredients. We are interested in the Heart Chakra Signature facial which is a fusion of a French facial with oriental therapies and the Jocelyn Petroni brand Heart Chakra massage. This facial treatment includes a skin consultation, a double cleansing and lymphatic drainage, a hydration mask and a massage to slow the heart rate. The heart chakra facial costs 300 Australian dollars for 60 minutes.

Celebrity Beauty Craftsman, Jocelyn Petroni
Celebrity Beauty Craftsman, Jocelyn Petroni | Source: Mavala

The Darling Spa, Pyrmont

The Darling Spa is everything you could want in a wellness center and more. The team are experts in the art of pampering, so take the day off and enjoy the facilities which include a Zen lounge, tea room, hammam, jacuzzi and heated Moroccan hammam room.

Using vegan and all-natural ingredients, Darling CleanFormance Facial uses the antioxidant benefits of Red Maple Extract with pre- and post-biotics to give you that desired healthy, glowing skin. This facial costs 200 Australian dollars for 60 minutes.

Darling Spa, Sydney
Darling Spa is a hub for all things personal care | Source: Pinterest

Infinity Skin, Surry Hills and Mosman

With a myriad of treatment options that incorporate high-tech cosmetic products and techniques, you can be absolutely certain that you’ll leave Infinity Skin looking a little more radiant.

If you’ve been following Asian skincare trends and are looking for the much sought-after glowing skin that many of us crave, China Doll Laser Facial is the answer. Also known as “Carbon Laser Skin Rejuvenation” or “Chinese Doll Peel”, this facial treatment targets the pores of the skin to rid them of debris and reduces blemishes and acne that live on the outer layer of the skin.

The treatment involves the application of a carbon serum to the face to be absorbed, which is then activated by laser light waves leaving you with dewy, radiant skin.

Prices for The China Doll facial vary and are recommended for anyone wishing to straighten pores, reduce acne or reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

The Chinese Doll Facial at Surry Hills Clinic
The Chinese Doll Facial at Surry Hills Clinic | Source: @infinityskin.surryhills on Instagram

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