Lockdown is over and facials are back. It’s time to put down the at-home sheet masks and say hello to glowy summer skin courtesy of the experts. Read on for some of our best-loved skincare destinations in London, whether hard working, science-driven treatments are your thing or you take a more natural, gentler approach.
Skinwork has been on the radar of beauty insiders for a few years now having previously been housed in the basement of Soho’s impossibly cool Alex Eagle store. They’ve just opened a flagship headquarters on Peter Street offering their signature facial treatments, from a City Cleanse Facial to heel the effects of urban living to their Signature Resurfacing Facial that will leave skin looking impossibly glowy.
Skinwork Soho, 24 Peter Street, W1F 0AH
With four stores in London, The Organic Pharmacy offers a 360 approach to skincare, from everyday products to nourishing from the inside out supplements and in-store treatments.
Their bag is beauty that fuses herbal and homeopathic knowledge and practice with high-performance results and only uses organic ingredients wherever possible.
Book in for a number of skincare treatments, from the Radio Frequency Collagen Facial which brightens and resurfaces or the Rose Diamond Facial which is quite possibly one of the most indulgent and relaxing facials you’ll find in the capital.
Marylebone, Chelsea, Primrose Hill and Kensington
Chic, futuristic interiors make Dr. Barbara Sturm’s new Mount Street boutique and spa one of London’s top skincare destinations. That, and the fact that she’s at the helm of a world class skincare line loved by beauty editors and countless celebs.
Book in for some of the most nourishing and anti-ageing treatments on the market and a browse of the full product range.
Dr Barbara Sturm London Boutique & Spa, 125 Mount St, London W1K 3NS
From the mustard velvet chairs to the intricate wallpaper and romantic vintage mirrors, the three-storey Gazelli house is as much an interiors inspiration board as it is a skincare destination.
Book in for award-winning treatments, from oxygen facials to ice therapies (an alternative to Botox) and go home with radiant skin and a bucket load of decor ideas.
Gazelli House, 174 Walton Street, London SW3 2JL
If the thought of a skin peel conjures up images of a salmon faced Samantha in that Sex and the City episode, think again. Peels can be gentle, get results and can pretty much treat all types of skin when done right. And Rabia Malik is the woman to visit if you want the best.
The cosmetic doctor and General Practitioner specialises in aesthetic medicine and non-invasive, non-surgical facial rejuvenation and problem skin solutions, whether you’re suffering from acne, hyper pigmentation or just need a pep me up. For hard working skincare at home, check out her brilliant new line, Skin W1 too. The Collagen Stimulating Serum is our new favourite.
Rabia has clinics at Harrods and Lanserhof at The Arts Club.
A workout for the face? Madness it may seem, but working over 40 facial muscles, Face Gym’s now iconic treatments get straight to work on toning, resurfacing and plumping the skin. Their knowledge and product range of gadgets to help aid your treatments are second to none, from their signature yoga ball for the face to collagen rolling derma needles and more.
Book in for a batch of courses pre your next big event.
Kings Road, Selfridge’s, St John Wood and Coal Drops Yard
Unless you’re well versed in cosmetic procedures, you’ll need a skincare A-Z to decipher Dr Maryam Zamani’s treatment list. The facial aesthetics and oculoplastic surgeon, AKA ‘The Eye Doctor’, is one of the world’s best with celebrity clients flying in for her time.
That time understandably comes with a hefty price tag (if you can get an appointment), but Dr Zamani’s product range, MZ Skin, which uses the highest quality, scientifically-proven ingredients, is a great place to start your skincare journey at home.
Dr Maryam Zamani, Cadogan Clinic, 120 Sloane Street, London SW1X 9BW