10/09/2014 06:47 BST | Updated 09/11/2014 05:59 GMT

Five Best Facials in London

London life is tough on the face. Between the city grime, the long, sunless winters, and that constant black film Tube commutes cause, your skin will inevitably go through periods of dull, congested blah-ness.

A trip to the spa can work wonders rejuvenating, clearing out, and restoring your glow. There are zillions of spas* in the city, from the cheap and cheerful to the ultra luxe. These are my personal pick of the best facials in London.


Sarah Chapman Skinesis Bespoke Facial at Skinesis Clinic

Every A-lister in London has Sarah Chapman on speed dial. If you're not lucky enough to snag an appointment with the number one facialist in the city, book in instead with one of her highly trained team.

£125 - 90 mins. More info

Dr Perricone Performance Facial at COMO Shambhala Urban Escape, Metropolitan London

I am a huge fan of his products, so was excited to try out the only Dr Perricone MD facial exclusively at COMO Shambhala Urban Escape at the Metropolitan London. A combination of ruthless extractions and Alpha Lipoic Acid treatment to give the skin a good clear out and blissful mask and massage with olive oil leave you both relaxed and rejuvenated.

£75 - 75 mins. More info

Liz Earle Signature Facial, Liz Earle Treatment Rooms

This bespoke treatment, in the relaxing Chelsea treatment rooms, is customised to your specific skin needs. You won't be rushed through a hurried massage with the decadent 90-minute treatment - you get to choose between a scalp, foot or shoulder massage as well as the standard neck rub. Do yourself a favour and purchase a Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser on your way out - your skin will be transformed.

£85 - 90 mins. More info

ESPA Cellular Renewal Enzyme Facial at ESPA Life Spa, Corinthia Hotel

An enzyme peel removes dead skin cells and boosts cell regeneration, and a mask lifts and leaves your skin glowing. Within the surrounds of the luxurious ESPA flagship spa at the gorgeous Corinthia Hotel (which just happened to be awarded the Best UK Hotel Spa at the Condé Nast Traveller Reader Awards) you're guaranteed a blissful experience.

£175 - 90 mins. More info

Jurlique Herbal Signature Facial at Agua Spa, Sanderson Hotel

When I'm craving a sense of home, sometimes I buy a tin of Milo and binge-eat, but if I'm feeling luxurious, a facial using Aussie cult line Jurlique will do the trick. The botanical-infused facial uses antioxidants and plant extracts to nourish and revitalise the skin.

£80 - 50 mins. More info

*slight exaggeration

This post originally appeared on Some Kind of Wanderlust.