5 beauty treatments you need in your life

20 April 2017 by
First published: 5 February 2017

Go on, treat yourself to these 5 beauty treatments you need in your life.

With the month of December being decidedly boozy, the cold weather now settling in for good and the New Year blues ever looming, we think it’s time for a little pick-me-up. Booking yourself in for a beauty treatment this February might seem a little extravagant, but your skin – and mind – will certainly thank you for it. Whether it’s a nourishing facial to banish a winter complexion, a thorough pedicure to prep feet for sunnier months or a full-body massage to relax you from head to toe, here are the 5 beauty treatments you need in your life.

What? Radiance VitaDrip, £125

Where? The Elixir Clinic

Why? Ever heard of ‘inside out’ beauty? The Elixir Clinic’s VitaDrips are intravenous vitamin infusions that work from the inside out to bring serious results. Whereas creams and serums only penetrate the skin to a certain (and limited) extent – it is thought only 10 per cent of their goodness is actually absorbed – IV treatments ensure 100 per cent of nutrients reach the targeted area. Containing high levels of antioxidant glutathione and vitamin C – both known for their abilities to help damaged skin to recover – the Radiance VitaDrip will leave skin detoxed and nourished.

What? Dr Russo Cell Repair Clinical Facial, £295

Where? The Four Seasons Park Lane Spa

Why? Leading Harley Street cosmetic surgeon Dr Luca Russo unveiled his new Cell Repair Clinical Facial at the end of last year – and, delivering serious, immediate results, we’re already obsessed. The anti-ageing treatment starts with an assessment of the skin’s condition before skin is cleansed, exfoliated and prepared. A derma-roller is then used to ensure nutrients are fully absorbed. Medical-grade peel, radio-frequency and LED therapies are then applied to stimulate DNA repair and cell regeneration. It may be pricey, but it’s the ultimate post-winter overhaul.

What? Himalayan Ritual Massage, £105

Where? Thai Square Spa

Why? World Luxury Spa Awards 2017 nominee, Thai Square Spa knows a thing or two about relaxation. Set in a purpose-built Himalayan salt room, its Himalayan Ritual Massage utilises the salts long celebrated for their purity and healing properties. Comprising various Oriental massage techniques and using essential oils from flower and fruit extracts, this full-body massage will be as personal as it is relaxing.

What? Margaret Dabbs Ultimate Luxury Foot Therapy, £175

Where? ESPA Life at Corinthia

Why? Creator of goddess-like feet, Margaret Dabbs has made a name for herself within the beauty industry for her know-how and insider knowledge when it comes to our tootsies. And the brand’s latest venture – a new clinic at the luxurious ESPA Life at Corinthia – has only made her treatments more accessible. The Ultimate Luxury Foot Therapy provides the same core treatment as the iconic Medical Pedicure – the Holy Grail treatment addressing all aspects of foot health – but also incorporates the full product range finishing with exfoliation, a foot bath and a luxury foot and lower leg massage with oxygen therapy. What’s not to like?

What? Taiga private suite, from £125

Where? Banya No.1, gobanya.co.uk

Why? For a beauty experience with a twist, Banya No.1 should be top of your list. If the Russian Bath and Spa Club wasn’t already in your sights, its recent expansion in the form of a new private banya suite, perfect for hen dos and special occasions, might. Called Taiga, the suite continues the theme of celebrating traditional and authentic Russian treatments, offering guests hot stone and treatment rooms, a plunge pool, cold bucket showers and a private lounge and dining area. Its star attraction, however, is its unique steam room in the form of a spacious log cabin, which features interlocking Kelo timber logs sourced from a Russian taiga. For the full Russian experience, opt for the parenie (steaming) treatment which is performed with a leafy bundle of birch, oak and eucalyptus twigs.