With the dry heat of the summer on the horizon, now is the time to get your skin refreshed, hydrated and rejuvenated with these facials.

The treatment

Esse Hydrating Facial

What makes it unique

SensAsia Urban Spa’s most recent addition to its treatment menu is a range of facials using Esse products. Esse is a South African brand, which uses probiotics to acheive awesome results and delay the visible signs of ageing. Even better news – the Esse Hydrating Facial costs just Dhs336, making it the most budget-friendly facial on SensAsia’s menu.

The procedure

Good for everyone but especially good for dry skin as a moisture-infusing facial. It starts with a cleansing and exfoliation using Esse products, followed by a hydrating Esse mask. If a facial doesn’t feel like a facial for you without a steam and extraction, you can opt to add in a hydrating boosting serum stage, which includes steaming and extraction for just Dhs100.

The verdict

One of the oldest spas in Dubai, SensAsia remains high on our list of one of the best spas for a proper escape from the city. Relax in their dark, sensory-dampening waiting room before your therapist brings you through to your therapy. The treatment itself is relaxing and enjoyable and the products smell and feel good.

Afterwards, your skin will be glowing and feeling softer and smoother instantly. And at the affordable price, it means you can make it a regular addition to your beauty regime.



SensAsia Urban Spa, The Village, Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai, daily 10am to 10pm. Tel: (04) 4227115. Taxi: Village Mall. sensasiaspas.com

Two more to try…

01 Cryofacial at Tao Spa

Cryotherapy is a method of using cold temperatures to achieve positive results in the body. And this is no different. The facial uses ice baths to reduce muscle swelling, soreness and to speed up recovery of the face and neck area. It’s pain-free, non-invasive and works by freezing off the outer layer of dead cells, in order to stimulate the ones beneath.

Why try it?

Hugely popular with celebs, this facial will not only hydrate but it will freeze the signs and processes of ageing, through regular sessions.


Starting from Dhs325 for one  ten-minute session, going down to Dhs175 per session when you book a package. Enjoy 30 per cent off until May 15.

The Mall, Jumeirah Road, Dubai, daily 10am to 9pm. Tel: (04) 8845220. Taxi: The Mall. taospa.com

02 Collagen Myoxinol

Promising a botox-like effect, this facial combines collagen and Myoxinol (another botox-esque product which includes an extract from okra seeds).

The treatment

Involving a series of masks, the treatment offers instant and longlasting results. The highlight of the show is the Pure Collagen Mask, which lifts the skin and reduces wrinkles and fine lines and expression lines. Your skin will feel utterly fresh and fabulous.

Why try it?

Not only is this an effective treatment, but the spa – Talise Ottoman Spa and Jumeirah Zabeel Saray – is one of the most exquisite in town.


Dhs830 for 90 minutes.

Talise Ottoman Spa, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, daily 9am to 9.30pm, Dhs830. Tel: (04) 45304565. Taxi: Jumeirah Zabeel Saray. jumeirah.com