Are facials really worth the money?

Are Facials Worth The Money?

A beauty editor weighs in

Beauty Crew Digital Content Editor / October 01 2019

Facials have long been a popular beauty treatment choice and these days, there are more facials to choose from than ever before.

There are hydrating facials, high-tech facials, ice facials, and of course, the controversial vampire facial.

But, the real million-dollar question is, are they really worth it?

Well pals, you’re about to find out, because while recording the latest episode of our Get Lippy podcast, the topic came up and we got marie claire’s Beauty Director Sally Hunwick to weigh in.

Considering Sally has had an incredible career as a beauty editor, it’s safe to say she’s tried more than a few facials in her time, and has spoken with many skin experts about their benefits.

“Well, the short answer is, yes. I definitely think facials are worth the money,” says Sally.

“I think regular facials will give you not only instant benefits but long-term benefits into the future.”

As die-hard facial fans, we were hoping she’d say that!

So, which ones are the best facials to try?

“If you are new to facials, I think I would go for a decadent relaxing hydration facial,” says Sally, who added that the hydrating benefits of hydrating facials are totally underrated.

“We dismiss hydration all the time. We're always thinking about the serums and the extras, and all the active ingredients that we can put on our skin, but actually, hydration is one of the best ways we can keep our skin plump and wrinkle-free.” 

If you’d like to try a great hydrating facial, Sally recommends the endota New Age Customised Facial, “which can be tailored to your skin needs”. 

Or, you can simply look for facials described as ‘hydrating’ or ‘signature’ at your local facialist - these types of facials will give you a “lot of hydration benefits and that beautiful, really relaxing super detoxing facial massage,” says Sally.

And if you’re looking for something a little more involved, Sally’s got some recs for you too – tune into the latest episode of Get Lippy below to find out plus hear all about our editor's week of embracing her natural curls and a dermatologist's number one non-negotiable skin care product.

If you’re looking for another new facial to try, find out how the Dermapen treatment can benefit your skin.

Are you a regular facial-goer? What are your favourites? Let us know in the comments.

Main image credit: @gwynethpaltrow

Isobel is a Digital Content Editor at BEAUTYcrew, marie claire and InStyle. When she's not busy hunting for the latest beauty news, you’ll find her arranging her skincare collection in search of the perfect “shelfie.” Isobel was previously BEAUTYcrew's Junior Beauty Writer.