The complexion clearer
Dermalogica BioSurface Peel (60 minutes, $185).
Need to know: "A four-step resurfacing system, this powerful peel combines high levels of salicylic acid, lactic acid and fruit enzymes to slough off dead skin cells, accelerate cell turnover and banish blemishes. The process is pain-free (although my skin did tingle), and afterwards the blackheads around my chin were less visible and my skin was supple. The best bit: no downtime was required - a light layer of mineral make-up and I was back at the office."
The skin replenisher
Sodashi Samadara Illuminating Age-Defying Facial (75 minutes, $225).
Need to know: "This five-star facial is like a long, tall drink for dehydrated skin. Deeply relaxing Ayurvedic techniques alleviate the signs of ageing, while a facial massage using rose quartz crystals infuses botanical oils and active ingredients deep into the dermis. My skin felt springy to the touch and glowed with renewed health post-treatment."
The crow's-feet corrector
Ella Bache Rapid Results Eye Lift Treatment 30 minutes, $55).
Need to know: "A targeted solution for this delicate skin, the eye area is cleansed and exfoliated before an anti-fatigue massage helps release toxins, and a cooling mask boosts radiance. After a spritz of antioxidant mist and a generous application of eye cream, I looked well rested and much more awake. Puffiness around my eyes was reduced, dark circles were diminished and lines were less noticeable."
Rationale PhotoGenic Facial (60 minutes, $180).
Need to know: "This luxe treatment combines a potent mask, light therapy and micro-circulatory massage (my favourite part) to help push the active ingredients deep into the skin for maximum luminosity. After the hour was up, my skin looked both brighter and smoother, there wasn't a hint of redness - perfect for lunchtime appointments - and the results were still apparent a few days later."