6 Philly-Area Facials That Will Luxe Up Your Skincare Routine

Enter your “Rich Mom” era with these indulgent treatments.

The Luminous Crystal facial at the Spa at Four Seasons Hotel / Photograph courtesy of Four Seasons Philadelphia at Comcast Center

There are facials, and then there are facials. We’re talking over-the-top treatments that leave your skin glowing — and you boasting about your pampering to all your friends. Here, six opulent facials to try throughout the region.

Gilt Trip


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Gold can make your complexion youthful thanks to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Kári Skin’s Golden Hour facial stamps a firming 24-karat gold serum into your skin and then ups the anti-aging goodness with gold leaf and a cooling mask. $260; 325 Cherry Street, second floor rear, Old City.

A Girl’s Best Friend


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Offered by About Face Skin Care and Skin House Facial Bar, the DiamondGlow facial exfoliates, cleanses and hydrates skin with custom serums — all via a diamond-tipped wand. $180-$225; 1015 Chestnut Street, number 1205, Washington Square West, and 1238 South Street, Bella Vista.

Prime “Me” Time


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With the two-hour Inner-gy treatment at Note to Self Wellness, aesthetician Lynn Gallagher provides more than a facial, using healing modalities — like tuning-fork therapy and gua sha — to nourish your mind, body, skin and spirit. $300; 1401 Germantown Avenue, Old Kensington.

Like Porcelain


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Anej Skin Studio’s Glass O2 Dome treatment — it puts you in a hyperbaric chamber from the décolleté up — gives you a hit of oxygen three ways: a whipping mask for removing bacteria, a serum for reducing wrinkles, and negative ion therapy for optimizing skin health. $300; 19 East Afton Avenue, Yardley.

Glow On


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The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia uses rose quartz, green aventurine and carnelian in its Luminous Crystal facial. Warm gemstones are massaged in an upward pattern to aid in lymphatic drainage, while natural products from Sodashi soothe the senses. From $255; 1 North 19th Street, Center City.

The Light Fantastic


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The Ionixlight facial at Rescue Spa’s tony new space incorporates microcurrents, oxygen therapy, biosonix ultrasound, radiofrequency and LED into one sesh. The customizable facial is gentle and leaves the complexion noticeably brighter. $450; 1811 Walnut Street, Rittenhouse.

Published as “Face Value” in the May 2023 issue of Philadelphia magazine.