Spa garden at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok.

Smooth, plump and prime: five of the best anti-ageing facials

MO Magazine
Step into a Mandarin Oriental spa and treat yourself to a reviving, rejuvenating facial treatment


Roll back the years with one of our signature facials


Jet lag, pollution, sun rays and toxins… No matter your commitment to a self-care routine, your skin faces constant attacks from the stresses of everyday life that can dull and damage your complexion. Wrinkles, as the saying goes, are earned from a life well lived – but that’s not to say we don’t need a helping hand with the art of ageing gracefully. Thankfully, the spas at Mandarin Oriental hotels have perfected treatments combining the latest high-tech products with expert know-how. From Miami to Dubai, here are five of the best anti-ageing facials at Mandarin Oriental spas around the world.


Best for… an Alpine boost
A gentle gong welcomes visitors to the award-winning Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Paris – a fitting entrance for a few hours of otherworldly relaxation. Guests can while away the time in the serene pool but, for a serious boost, head to one of the treatment suites – each with its own steam room and shower – hidden behind heavy glass doors. For visible results, book the Nescens cosmeceutical advanced treatment anti-ageing facial, a regenerating experience combining deep hydration, targeted massage and potent actives stemming from Swiss biomedical research.


The result: Bright, bouncy skin, smoothed under-eyes and a lifted jawline – as if you’ve just returned from a hiking holiday.
Best for… tailored treatments
Housed in a traditional teak structure decorated with locally sourced textiles and antiques, the Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok is a bijou temple to wellbeing. Head to this riverside retreat for advanced skincare, including the VitaSkin collagen facial. After a deep cleanse and lifting massage, a tightening mask is applied to tone and hydrate the skin. The best bit? Guests can pick and mix from a menu of 15-minute add-ons for an experience tailored to their needs. Choose from a collagen-infused mask, shaping massage, line-smoothing treatment for the upper lip, or relaxing eye treatment to banish puffy dark circles.


The result: Your face, but better.
Best for… defying gravity
Step into the sand-hued Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Dubai for holistic treatments targeting body and mind. It may house an impressive state-of-the art fitness centre, but it’s no stranger to pampering treatments, either. For a detoxifying, tension-taming treat, book the hammam-style suite – or an hour in the movement studio. The spa’s signature treatments are equally effective: the Celestial Black Diamond non-surgical face lift facial does what it says on the tin, thanks to fine diamond particles, potent active ingredients, a wand massage and LED light technology.


The result: Minimised wrinkles and defined cheekbones – Bella Hadid is rumoured to be a fan.