Get the Glow with Christchurch's Best Facials

A woman draped in a blue towel getting a facial  at Total Body Concept in Christchurch.

There’s no better time than the present to get your glow on with a facial from one of Christchurch's best facialists. With specialists in all corners of the city, a facial is the perfect way to relax, rejuvenate and refresh. Catering to all skin-types, and genders alike, your next pamper session is sure to leave you feeling lit from within, while giving your skin the tender love and care that it needs.

Words by: Lucy Gordon and Isabella Nicholson


For those of us who hold our skin close, you can feel safe in the hands of professionals who will tailor their services for you and your unique skin. If you’re just after someone to chat to for an hour or so while you bliss out, you’re sure to find a friendly therapist who is up for that too.

A woman receiving a facial at Total Body Concept in Christchurch.

Total Body Concept

188 Salisbury Street, Christchurch

A visit to award-winning day spa Total Body Concept is wonderfully restorative whatever treatment you indulge in. Located in an ultra modern and purpose-built clinic, TBC has specialised staff and an enticing menu of treatments. You are made to feel special the minute you arrive.

Focusing on skin and body treatments to reverse the signs of ageing, Total Body Concept also offers facials to suit all skin types. Their classics are the place to start for newbies to the facial world. The Vitamin Infusion Facial is designed to revitalise the skin’s appearance, while the Invigorator Facial is perfect for those short on time. A Yoga Workout Facial is a hot favourite; a stimulating facial massage to increase circulation and smooth fine lines. There are also treatments for the man/men in your life, like the “New Man Package”. Prices for pampering here won’t destroy your blissed-out state either, and the team can recommend a selection of take-home products to continue the glow in your own bathroom. 

The team of therapists champion a holistic approach to health and beauty. Unique touches include bliss balls with your treatment and the retreat room where you can relax with your own pot of herbal tea - served in beautiful china, of course. Go on, treat yourself. 


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16/42 Marriner Street, Sumner, Christchurch

Settle in, relax and listen to the waves at Renaissance's Sumner clinic. They offer an array of classically proven beauty treatments, designed to stand the test of time and leave you feeling totally at ease. 

Facial therapy options at Renaissance are diverse, but equally thorough and luxurious. Whether your skin is craving a deep cleanse, a boost of hydration, or sculpting and firming, there’s a facial for you. If you’re unsure what to choose, their ‘tailored to you’ treatments are just one example of the team going above and beyond regular skin clinics. These bespoke facials are designed to not only treat your individual skin concerns, but induce self love and skin health under the delicate touch of trained therapists. There are also specific facials tailored to the Renaissance Man, so everyone can feel right at home. 

Leave your worries at the door and indulge in the facial of a lifetime with Renaissance. 

Nicola Quinn Beauty and Day Spa

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209 Papanui Road, Merivale, Christchurch

Well-renowned in the Christchurch scene for all of the right reasons, Nicola Quinn has an extensive ‘menu’ of facials on offer. All about crafting a bespoke experience for your skin, there’s something for everyone, including facial diehards and first-timers. 

A selection of deep skin and mindfulness facials range from 45 to 75 minutes. Catering specifically to any skin type, facials include cleansing, exfoliation, massage, masks, hydration and SPF protection, getting to the core of what you need from your treatment. 

The Dermaplaning facial is a popular glow-up procedure which removes the outer layers of dead skin cells leaving skin immediately smooth, supple and vibrant. 

A Nicola Quinn voucher also makes the perfect pamper-filled present, that feels a little more personal that your regular gift card (or treat yourself). 

Samira from Loft Skin Love , Christchurch.

Loft Skin Love

229 Fitzgerald Avenue, Christchurch

Integrity, honesty, community and kindness; Loft Skin Love gives a wholehearted approach to a holistic practice. 

Founder of Loft Skin Love, Samira, has evolved the business in the last seven years to a comfortable personal client-based treatment, catering to all skin types. Loft Skin Love’s mission is to create deeper relationships with clients, ensuring they have the best long-term solution for them and their skin. 

With an impeccable eye for detail, Loft Skin Love customises all MediFacials to suit individual skin requirements. Products include beautiful botanical ingredients, which naturally give transformative results. Treatments are rounded off with an expertly curated massage for the face, neck and décolletage—the perfect finishing touch. 

Loft Skin Love understands that some clients want to relax from the stresses of life, others want rejuvenating skin results and others just want an impartial person to talk to in the comfort of a grounding, contemporary space. 

Forme Spa and Wellbeing

With 20 years of experience, it’s no doubt Forme Spa and Wellbeing has built leading clientele around New Zealand. With nine spas dotted from Auckland to Hamilton and all the way through to Queenstown, Forme Spa are adapting and constantly evolving customers' pamper treatments.

With three facial ranges to work with, Forme Spa vary their facials according to the individual customer’s needs, basing the treatment purely on what change they would like to see for their skin. Forme also factors in how much time (and coin) you would like to commit with each treatment and what you hope to get out of your skin facial that day—building trust and an individual specialty experience. Forme Spa and Wellbeing keep up-to-date with only the best products on the market for radiant, glowing skin, using science cosmeceuticals for a deeper cleanse, Bioelements for active aromatherapy and Organic Nation for that earthy goodness. 

Forme Spa was awarded the winner of the ‘2019 NZ Retail Supreme Award’ and ‘Best Customer Experience Award’, ensuring that your time with Forme is a welcome break from the everyday busy lifestyle—a time to rest and reset. 

Interior view of Moss Spa in Christchurch.

Moss Spa

Ground Floor/49 Salisbury Street, Christchurch

Holistic at heart, Moss is an oasis of wellness, rejuvenation and relaxation with an array of luxury spa treatments. You’ll be in good hands with a team of therapists who bring experience and expertise from all corners of the globe to Moss.

Moss facials are carefully designed to hydrate and rejuvenate your skin through the use of high-quality professional products tailored to meet your skin care needs. All products are natural and ethically produced wherever possible, without compromising quality. Sustainability is at the core of the Moss ethos—biodegradable headbands, bamboo cotton tips and organic beeswax massage balms are all used in treatments. The team also prioritises the use of Aotearoa owned products, aiming to support local whenever they can. 

There’s no doubt you’ll leave Moss with glowing skin and feeling mentally and physically uplifted. The perfect way to indulge in some well-deserved ‘me time.’ 

Lovoir Day Spa

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The Crossing Shop 109, Level 1/166 Cashel Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch

Let yourself sink into the luxurious and sophisticated embrace of Lovoir Day Spa in The Crossing, where world-class skin treatments are offered in purpose-built rooms throughout the award-winning space.

The professional beauty therapists view each treatment individually, as opposed to a set routine, always striving to exceed the expectations of every single customer. Facials and skin treatments are Lovoir’s specialty; full pamper days (complete with a warm lunch from your choice of nearby restaurant), massage and body treatments are also available, along with more everyday treatments like eye and brow enhancements.

Natural tones, soft lighting and uber high ceilings contribute to the oasis of calm found at Lovoir Day Spa, in the heart of the city.

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