The Best of Facial Treatments: Four Seasons Los Angeles, Sonya Dakar Skin Clinic, The Peninsula SPA and more

The Four Seasons Los Angeles

300 South Doheny Drive, Los Angeles, CA 310.273.2222

There is no better aesthetician than Dallas Port of the Four Seasons Los Angeles: she will not only tell you what your skin needs, but then will actually deliver the goods. Hopefully she’ll tell you (or not) that you are in need of the Regenerating Facial, a clinical treatment that plumps the skin and promotes cellular renewal via an ultrasonic machine. Also hope she suggests her signature treatment, the Fire and Ice Facial, which uses masks of cinnamon and peppermint to make you look radiant. Trust us, you’ll leave feeling like a new and improved version of yourself.

Sonya Dakar Skin Clinic

9975 Santa Monica Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90212 | 310.553.7344

Sonya Dakar is one of the biggest names in skincare for a reason: she is one of the best. Head to her Beverly Hills day spa and try out the new Daisy Brightening Facial, which uses Belides derived from the daisy flower to reduce sun spots, freckles, age spots and even out skin done for year-round radiance. It’s no wonder the Bar Refaeli, Drew Barrymore, Megan Fox, Sofia Vergara, Gwyneth Paltrow and Fergie are among her elebrity fans.

The Peninsula SPA

9882 South Santa Monica Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90212 | 310.551.2888

The Peninsula’s luxurious rooftop spa has some of the best treatments available in Los Angeles. The Radiance Facial makes use of the Ultra CACI, one of the most innovative esthetic machines on the market, to clean, tone and exfoliate, while the spa’s Shiffa Precious Gemstone Therapy uses oils made of emeralds, rubies and even diamonds to clear up your complexion. It definitely brings new meaning to the phrase “Looking like a million bucks.”

The Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel

1 Ritz Carlton Drive, Dana Point, CA, 92629 949.240.5020

Men and women alike flock to the day spa at the Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel for ocean-inspired skin treatments in the O.C. Women go gaga for the Collagen Facial, a treatment which erases fine lines and leaves skin looking dewy, while men opt for the Gentleman’s Hot Towel Facial in their bid to look youthful…and still retain their masculinity. Ask for Lola when you arrive: she’s not a showgirl by trade, but she can still tell you what your skin needs.

La Prairie at The Hotel Bel Air

701 Stone Canyon Road Los Angeles, CA 90077 310.472.1211

Two names that should always go together are La Prairie and Bel Air, as both conjure up visions of pure glamour. Try the most opulent treatments around at this haute spa by go ing for the gold and indulging in a facial that uses La Prairie’s Cellular Radiance Concentrate Pure Gold to visibly firm, brighten and energize the skin. If heavy metals don’t appeal, luxuriate in the Caviar Firming Facial, which utilizes the brand’s extravagant Caviar Extract to make your skin as smooth as a newborn’s bottom.


Alexandra Wagner Skin Care

1636 Abbot Kinney Boulevard Venice, CA 90291 | 310.399.0123

Alexandra Wagner’s Abbot Kinney Ultimate Electro Lift facial treatment is the best thing to happen to Abbot Kinney since Gjelina made its debut. Wagner, who trained as an organic aesthetician, uses microdermabrasion, a soothing oxygen treatment, extractions, and a customized mask, with an added microcurrent treatment to stimulate, lift, and sculpt the muscles of the face. You might even treat yourself to something indulgent at Gjelina afterwards, too – the brand new you deserves it!

Lancer Dermatology

440 North Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 | 310.278.8444

Harold Lancer, MD, FAAD, is truly an expert on saving face, and offers a variety of innovative and slightly esoteric treatments to satiate the craving of those in search of the fountain of youth. Though it may seem odd, the Placenta Facial— using a mixture of placenta and seaweed,— actually rejuvenates and freshens the skin, while his HydraFacial™ is designed to destroy sun damage, ridding the skin of fine lines and hyperpigmentation. For those seeking instant gratification, take the Venus Freeze® for a test drive: it’s the modern-day miracle for anti-aging.