Skin Saviours: Denizen’s guide to Auckland’s best facialists

While most of us have our day-to-day skincare routines down pat, there’s nothing quite like a restorative and relaxing facial – not to mention the results you can see from regular visits to a knowledgable therapist. Taking some time for yourself is important; close your eyes and let the outside world fall away. If you’re not a regular beauty spa attendee or are thinking about see a new specialist, look no further than our comprehensive list of the best facial experts in Auckland.

Kara from Haven in Takapuna
Haven is renowned for its focus on skin treatments and top therapist Kara is a must-see for her knowledge and expertise. If you’re a new client you’ll be booked in for a time-slot and Kara will tailor a treatment to suit your needs. One of the most popular offerings is the Baseline: A-Zyme Anti-Ageing Peel, which addresses dull, blotchy skin to refresh, refine, hydrate and plump. To book, click here.

Tracey Maree from Forme Spa in Parnell
If Tracey Maree’s tribe of loyal followers are a testament to anything, it’s that the skincare specialist’s many years of work as a facialist have given her an unparalleled knack for getting it right, each and every time. While there’s little in the field that she can’t turn her hands to, the Synergie Suprema-C facial is her current speciality. The ultimate facial treatment for those concerned with the signs of premature ageing, hyperpigmentation and photo-damage, it promises intense hydration, instant firmness and a refreshing luminosity to all skin types. To book, click here.

Kate from Skinography
Kate’s instinctive way of knowing what each of her clients need draws on her ability to apply not only topical skincare but to also work closely with the internal support system. She combines holistic methods like Chakra techniques, energy work and crystal healing to truly restore and rejuvenate, from the ‘skinside out’. To book, click here.

Nicole from Society
Society’s talented facialists offer customised treatment options and use two holistic non-invasive skincare brands – Osmosis Skincare and Dermaviduals. Nicole’s current signature facial is the Winter Warmer package. A one hour customised treatment facial with LED red light therapy, it focuses on detoxing impurities, hydrating and plumping the skin, and anti-ageing. Sans Ceuticals products are then used for a detoxing shoulder and décolletage massage, and a foot massage. Incorporating all of this into one session, Nicole looks after her clients from head to toe. To book, click here.

Laura from About Face in Ponsonby
Laura’s signature treatment serves as the ultimate pre-event quick fix. A multifaceted treatment which combines three approaches for optimum results, the bespoke ‘Power of Three’ begins with a skin peel to remove dead skin, before  a spot of Omnilux Light Therapy is applied to rejuvenate and soften, topping off with an active vitamin infusion via Sonophoresis — a method in which ultrasound is used to increase the absorption into the epidermis, dermis and skin appendages. To book, click here.

Rhonda or Jo from Face Facts
Equally fantastic at what they do, both Rhonda and Jo from Face Facts in Remuera deliver a specialised variety of facial that serves as the ultimate lavish treatment. For when you’re really searching for a spot of indulgence, The La Prairie facials use caviar enriched skincare to transform even the dullest complexions to create more radiant, luminous faces with smoothed and firmed skin — all while delivering a state of pure blissful relaxation. To book, click here.

Yui from Spring Spa in Ponsonby
Yui comes highly recommended from the renowned team at Spring Spa. Specialising in clinical facials, Yui starts her process by getting a handle on the client’s current skincare routine before selecting the best path to take in order to obtain the healthy, structurally improved skin that they covet. Once the skin analysis is complete, handing over the reins to Yui to handle the task at hand is the only thing you need to worry about. To book, click here.

Michelle from Rosenthal
If it’s a no-product facial you’re after, then Michelle is your woman. Offering a treatment free of slathering and caking, she instead employs the regenerating benefits of massage seeing the face, head and neck kneaded to a state of blissful relaxation. The process is designed to release facial tension (particularly good for jaw clenchers) and promote the natural flow of energy, all while helping to stimulate the skin’s natural cell rejuvenation and repairing process. To book, click here.

Janine from East Day Spa
With over 16 years experience in facial and skin therapies, East Day Spa’s leading luxury facialist Janine Stucki sure knows a thing or two about what our faces need. And for those with a wedding on the horizon, Janine’s specialisation in wedding skin preparation is something that should be wholly taken advantage of. Her relaxation therapies and skilled techniques collide with her utter talent for solving people’s skin concerns to create a specialised facial that leaves brides radiating on their big day. To book, click here.

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