We love the Big Durian but it doesn’t always love us! Dust and grime, fumes and pollutants assail our faces daily. We’ve found the perfect solution in one word – facials! And they come in all shapes and sizes.
We love a Korean sheet mask as much as the next girl, but the only way to truly get silky smooth poreless skin is by enlisting the help of a expert facialist. For life-changing treatments, hit up the following skin clinics and spas for healthy, glowing complexion that only the pros can help you achieve. Ahead, we reveal Jakarta’s best facials.
Stubborn blackheads have got you down? We suggest making a beeline for your nearest Erha clinic to give their Deep Pore Cleansing Therapy a try. For even better results, book into a consultation with an onsite dermatologist to get a personalized skincare treatment that will have you on your A-game for months to come.
Erha Clinic Kemang. Jl. Kemang Raya No. 93A. +62 21 717 9498. Check website for more locations.
Surface Skin Habit
Looking for a variety of facials? Surface Skin Habit is here to help you put your best face forward. Here’s how it usually goes down: once you step in, their consultants will start you out with a thorough skin analysis to determine what kind of facial is best for you. We recommend their popular Hydraderm Facial, a microdermabrasion treatment coupled with a nourishing serum. Brides-to-be needing that extra glow from head-to-toe should also take advantage of their fabulous pre-wedding package.
Surface Skin Habit, Setiabudi Building 2, Jl. HR. Rasuna Said Kav 62, Central Jakarta. p. +62 21 5290 7282.
Clarins Skin Spa
If the idea of an extraction facial makes you quiver in fear, then the Skin Soother treatment at Clarins Skin Spa is a splurge-worthy option that’s right for you. Instead of harsh extractions, Clarins’ aestheticians will work their magic to gently cleanse and massage your skin with a multitude of Clarins products that makes for a sensational experience, an indulgent treat for your skin’s look and feel.
Clarins Skin Spa, multiple locations, check website for details.
Kempinski Spa at Hotel Indonesia
The Kempinski Spa at the Hotel Indonesia Kempinski in the heart of the city, is as they claim an oasis of tranquility. You want to deeply cleanse and rehydrate your skin, then go for the Kempinski signature facial. There is a fab range of other facials like the lifting facial, the purifying facial and for those of us with sensitive skin, the deluxe soothing facial. The exotic yet calm atmosphere and welcoming staff make for a very pleasant experience.
Kempinski Spa, Hotel Indonesia Kempinski, Jl. MH Thamrin No 1, Central Jakarta, p. +62 21 23583800.
Bimasena Spa at The Dharmawangsa
Another hotel spa and old fave of ours is the Bimasena Spa at the Dharmawangsa Hotel. The most popular facial here is the rejuvenate oxygen infusions facial which promotes natural collagen and elastin that will rejuvenate your skin and give you that younger fresh face we all seek. Want really amazing results? Then go for the six-course treatment package over six weeks. The spa is quiet and relaxing and offers facials for all your needs using top quality products, even caviar! Hubby feeling jealous? Book him in for the men’s vitality facial.
Bimasena Spa at The Dharmawangsa, Jl. Dharmawangasa Raya No 39, Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta, p. +62 21 7258668.
Puri Santi Garden of Relaxation, is unique in that they use a combination of traditional and Asian spa methods using natural botanical ingredients sourced both in Indonesia and abroad. We love their Botanical facial, using pure plant based products, to remove impurities and deep cleanse our faces. The process comprises exfoliation, steaming and a pressure point massage topped off with a mask to leave you fresh-faced till next time!
Puri Santi, Jl. Bunga Mawar No 19, Cipete , South Jakarta, p. + 62 21 7662423.
Natasha Skin Care
Just looking for a really inexpensive but expertly executed facial? Just walk into one of the many Natasha clinics (no appointments needed). Wijaya Clinic (opposite Ranch Market, Dharmawangsa Square) and Senayan City Clinic (in the basement) are conveniently located. The girls will expertly and painlessly rid you of the effects of Jakarta’s pollution on your skin and once the blackheads are gone, opt for some brightening serum to give your face a healthy glow.
Natasha Skin Care, Jl.Wjaya II No 48 Kebayoran Baru Jakarta Selatan, +62 21 7207924.
Miracle Aesthetic Clinic
The Miracle Aesthetic Clinic is well known to those of us who make the daily trip up and down Kemang Raya. Its large billboards tempt us with miracle solutions for our faces. Step into a modern clinic with friendly staff and choose from a wide range of facials. We tried and tested the facial loved by Madonna and it’s heavenly! The oxygen facial is, once the dreaded blackheads have been removed, pure bliss! Again, it’s best to do a course for best results.
The Miracle Aesthetic Clinic, Jl. Kemang Raya No. 19a, South Jakarta. p. +62 21 7191010.