The Best Wellness Treatments

With wellness being the buzzword of the moment, our team has shortlisted the best in wellness, from the newly opened clinics to add to your black book to the most in-demand practitioners.

Montrose London

Having opened back in September 2023, Montrose London looks like a plush private members club with its decadent façade, lavish interiors and period features. Inside, a team of world-renowned plastic surgeons, practitioners and dermatologists have set up a one-stop-shop for all things aesthetic artistry.

Specialising in injectables, laser treatments, facials, body sculpting and plastic surgery, the clinic is discreetly tucked away on a Mews a stone’s throw from Eaton Square and Co-Founders Dr Shaimaa Jamshidi, Dr Georgina Williams and Dr Jonathan Dunne take centre stage with their coveted precision in enhancing one’s features.

Amongst the high-tech treatments championed at the clinic, Montrose offers the very coveted Morpheus8, the game-changing non-surgical device with groundbreaking results in tightening and rejuvenating skin.

Morpheus is ideal for clients looking to shift loose skin or unsightly stretch marks by using radiofrequency and micro-needling technology. Capable of improving the texture and quality of the skin surface, the treatment suitable for both face and body uses FDA-approved methods to remodel subdermal fat giving long-term results of tighter and firmer skin.

https://montroseclinics.com/ 

 

Dr Lizzie Tuckey at The Prager Clinic

Having mastered aesthetic artistry, Dr Lizzie Tuckey is widely considered a magician when it comes to enhancing one’s features. She has become the go-to amongst her coveted black book of clients who go to her for her subtle yet highly effective results.

Taking a cautious approach to her work, Dr Lizzie puts her clients through a series of wellbeing tests before embarking on a tailored journey of cleverly plotted tweakments covering a broad spectrum of everything from baby Botox and lip fillers to her targeted skin rejuvenation programmes.

Based at the prestigious Prager Clinic on Beauchamp Place, Dr Lizzie’s latest innovation for her well-heeled clients is an Exosome therapy treatment. Exosomes are applied to the surface of the skin, accelerating the production of collagen and elastin to boost skin repair and rejuvenation.

www.drmichaelprager.com

The HVN

Primely located a stone’s throw away from Harrods, The HVN is an urban sanctuary with an elevated take on ‘conscious wellbeing’ and an expert-led team of therapists and medical practitioners.

Taking a 360-degree approach, the space focuses on top-to-toe wellness, combining pioneering research with ancient-inspired holistic rituals. Personalised programs encompass everything from healing to gut health and osteopathy, making sure each client is at their absolute best.

The space, which features its own hyperbaric chamber and an area dedicated to giving educational talks and workshops, is also home to the UK’s only Hydro Bed.

The Cocoon Room within the HVN uses the Hydro Bed as part of one of the concept’s signature treatments to instantly relieve aching muscles and tension, creating a uniquely relaxing and reviving experience.

As you sit on the water-filled mattress of the bed, it reaches a soothing temperature of 38 degrees as a therapist whisks you away on an experiential journey of Ayurvedic massage, a mud exfoliation, steam (cleverly generated by the Hydro Bed) and a Vichy rain shower all without moving an inch off the bed.

The result – polished skin and an undeniable sense of restorative relaxation, bliss.

https://www.the-hvn.com/

The Light Salon

As the pioneers of LED facials and creators of the UK’s first LED facial bar, The Light Salon is very much the go-to for their cult treatments loved by beauty aficionados and celebrities alike.

With London branches instore at both Harvey Nichols and Selfridges, as well as an ongoing partnership with Soho House’s Cowshed Spa and treatments offered across ESPA spas, The Light Salon’s power-packed facials are easily available and offer minimal downtime – perfect as a pit-stop when shopping or for a lunchtime pick-me-up.

The salon’s hero treatment sees power-packed enzymes combined with nano-dermabrasion to exfoliate and polish the skin before you go under a targeted LED-light to encourage the skin to renew at cellular level.

Light-lovers can also rejoice with The Light Salon’s new membership offering, a monthly subscription with treatments valued at £245, including a monthly Signature treatment, 2 Brightening Collagen Boost facials and other perks all for £120 a month.

Time to get your glow on.

https://www.thelight-salon.com/

The Skin Culturist

Taking a privileged location in leafy Maida Vale, The Skin Culturist brings together holistic treatments, aesthetics and traditional facials in an inviting state-of-the-art clinic.

Using a 360-degree approach, the team here tailor skin health to each individual client with each journey starting with a full skin analysis and incorporating hands-on techniques to encourage drainage and a healthier complexion.

Gut health is considered key to unlocking glowing skin at the clinic, and specialist Alicia Falero uses an ancient practice of abdominal massage focusing on the colon to relieve tension and encourage digestion.

Alleviating such chronic problems as bloating through her Chi Nei Tsang massage techniques, Alicia’s method of detoxifying the gut directly impacts the skin by improving its radiance and clarity.

www.theskinculturist.com

BCO London

Founded by hair maestro to the stars Bernardo Vasconcelos, BCO London is a one-stop shop for luscious locks.

Primely positioned within the ever-fashionable Marylebone, Bernardo brings his 14 years of experience, having worked as one of Brazil’s most in-demand hairstylists, to his namesake salon, which channels the blow-dry techniques Brazilians are so well-renowned for with European styling.

Having bought his learnings from his time in the US, the now brand ambassador of celeb-favourite product line Living Proof has trained his talented team of artisans in his innovative techniques and colouring excellence.

When he isn’t travelling to the likes of Miami and Dubai, where he holds salon residencies, Bernardo can be found at BCO London showcasing his talents in cutting and contouring hair through Balayage, a technique of which he was one of the first adopters.

www.bcosalon.co.uk

 

Text By Jaz Grewal

Cellcosmet’s Game-Changing Facials

 

Perhaps the two names most synonymous with pioneering skincare, Swiss brand Cellcosmet has partnered with renowned clinic Ouronyx London (notably the sister branch to its counterpart Dubai flagship) to offer a range of six groundbreaking facials designed to combine the science behind performance skincare with the effects of aesthetic treatments.

Taking the power-packed and clinically proven formulations of the Cellcosmet skincare line, the SwissCellExperience is a capsule of programmes, each targeting the pillars of a youthful radiance in a way that best elevates the skin revitalising key ingredient found in the products, CytoPep Cellular Extracts.

Developed with Cellcosmet’s Head of Consumer Science, six non-invasive treatments have been created. Each is carried out by therapists certified by the brand to tailor-make them according to every client’s individual needs.

 

 

In perfect matrimony, Ouronyx is exclusively offering three of the new treatments in its state-of-the-art luxury clinic space in the heart of London’s St James’s, combining them with the clinic’s holistic and completely non-invasive approach to enhancing a client’s natural features by making them the best version of themselves.

Commenting on the partnership, Ouronyx’s Medical Director Dr Marco Nicoloso, said, ‘Our new partnership with Cellcosmet will now allow us to offer a tailor-made skincare service that revitalises and restores skin’s natural radiance.

You can expect an almost immediate glow from the dewy-complexion-inducing facials available at Ouronyx, especially when using Cellcosmet’s powerful products at home in parallel.

There are three exclusive treatments to Ouronyx. The Ouronyx Advanced Procollagen CellFacial, two hours of bliss and a moisturising, plumping and radiating experience focused on the face, neck and hands, the Ouronyx CellEnergiser which brightens dull and tired skin reducing the appearance of dark circles around the eyes and the Ouronyx Swiss Anti-Fatigue & Energising Eye Contour, a thirty-minute treatment giving the delicate eye area a little boost using a nifty little massage tool.

Already available at Ouronyx’s London flagship, your skin will thank you.

Text by Jaz Grewal

www.cellcosmet-cellmen.co.uk/

 

The Best Beauty Products To Invest in Now

With Spring upon us, we’ve shortlisted the ultimate edit of high-end beauty must-haves to keep you looking and feeling your absolute best for 2024.

La Prairie

 

One of La Prairie’s most exciting innovations to date, Skin Caviar Harmony L’Extrait is an intensive resculpting treatment packed full of potent Caviar Infinite and formulated to strengthen and re-densify the skin.

Inspired by the art of Bauhaus, this luxurious extrait works on the skin’s vertical pillars, an area that has otherwise been overlooked by skincare, to enhance the vertical dimensions of the skin ligaments.

La Prairie’s scientists have created a harmony of youth that has been rigorously tested, and thirty-five years in the making, have developed the Caviar Infinite that infuses this now hero product.

Working to resculpt the contours, lift and induce volume back to the skin, the extrait is applied on freshly cleansed and toned skin as a step before applying the brand’s cult Liquid Lift and Caviar Luxe cream elevating the overall ritual. The result is a regained element of plumpness, satin-smooth skin and a lifted facial contour.

 

Dior

 

Infused with the latest extract created by the house of Dior, Rosapeptide, Dior Prestige La Crème has been formulated with the extract enriched with the coveted Rose de Granville and can reverse the signs of ageing, giving the appearance of looking up to six years younger in just eight weeks.

Known as the ultimate skincare jewel, La Crème works to reconstruct the structure of ageing skin whilst simultaneously reviving eight youth biomarkers as it revives youthfulness.

Created with a formula comprised of 94% natural-origin ingredients, a six-step and six-temperature process is undertaken to achieve the Crème’s velvety texture. Adding a sub-filler technology maintains water within the skin.

Presented in a coveted refillable jar and finished with the signature scent synonymous with the cream, along with the promise of denser and plumper skin, make La Crème a permanent fixture on your dressing table.

 

Sisley

Sisley’s Exfoliating Enzyme Mask is a one-minute wonder-worker. The ultimate pick-me-up, the mask instantly boosts radiance and clears excess make-up and sebum in a flash-facial application.

Gently exfoliating the skin using natural enzymes, the transformative powder texture becomes a cream upon contact with water, seamlessly spreading and purifying the face. The bonds between dead skin cells are broken down and removed, and the Papain-enriched formula gives a boost thanks to the addition of Vitamin B3.

Pores appear tighter, and skin is illuminated; the gentle mask gives an on-the-go glow to dull skin and improves its overall texture over time when used once or twice a week. It can be used as a pre-mask when indulging in one of Sisley’s radiance or sensitive skin routines for optimal results.

SENSAI

For an instant lift in your look and spirit, look no further than Sensai’s Lift Focus Essence, a new addition to the cult range enriched with Sensai’s favourite Koishimaru Silk Royal blend.

This impactful product features Sensai’s Lift Focus Complex, designed to target elastin and collagen within the skin’s structural compounds, engineered to counteract the physical pull of gravity and the sag-inducing downers of city life.

Targeting elastin and collagen, the complex actively seeks to encourage collagen production whilst preventing the breakdown of the elastic fibres thanks to its elastase-combating active ingredients.

For optimal results, Sensai also recommends its signature brand massage ritual to enhance the application of the essence. The Dimensional Lifting Stretch gives a lift across the facial features and neck with upwards strokes and applying gentle pressure for that added boost.

Oribe

 

For a blowdry worthy of royalty, look no further than Oribe’s Royal Blowout spray; this hair-raising potion is the ultimate secret to a perfectly coiffed do.

Formulated to smooth untamed tresses, the ultra-lightweight mist protects hair from heat damage, repairs split ends and strengthens the hair inducing body and shine.

UV-absorbing molecules work to protect against UV rays whilst argan oil softens the hair, and the spray’s special silicone complex forms a sheer layer bound to keratin for thermal protection and shine.

Safe to use on coloured hair, this LA-Blowdry in a bottle is vegan, gluten-free and animal-friendly.

Eighth Day

Having taken Hollywood by storm, Dr Antony Nakhla’s game-changing skincare brand Eighth Day has launched exclusively at Harrods, and its cult Regenerative Serum is at the top of our list.

As luxurious as it is effective, the serum is an all-in-one formulation designed to deliver plumper and more youthful skin with an impressive ingredient list at the helm.

Combating the 10 most problematic skin concerns and factors of the environment, a patent-pending technology, Peptide-Rich Plasma, is at the core of the product and is composed of 24 bioidentical synthetic peptides, growth factors and amino acids.

This groundbreaking skin saviour heals the skin and, at the same time, improves loss of volume, fine lines and wrinkles.

Kerastase

 

 

Creating a foundation for luscious locks, Kérastase’s iconic Bain Satin 1 is our favourite shampoo for giving dry hair some TLC.

Gentle enough for daily use and safe on coloured hair, the hair cleanser that always finds itself in the black book of a number of celebrity hairdressers is infused with Irisome, designed to nourish damaged tresses.

Protecting hair from oxidation to give longevity to the smoothing and moisturising properties, Bain Satin 1 is best left on for a few minutes to see optimal benefits.

Housed in the recognisable bottle synonymous with Kérastase’s cleansers, this bathroom-shelf hero is the secret to enviable shine and silky soft hair.

 

Text by Jaz Grewal.

Beauty News

We’ve curated an edit of the latest beauty products and must-haves to keep you looking and feeling on top form.

D’OTTO

A celebration of perfume as art, D’OTTO is a debut fragrance brand, exclusively available at Selfridges, presenting perfume as a liquid art. Showcased as part of the department store’s curation of sustainable brands, the fragrance house depicts a circle within its logo as a symbol of the perfection embodied through its art-inspired scents. Housed in recyclable glass bottles which are refillable within the Selfridges refill fountains at dedicated brand stations, D’OTTO’s niche creations are those imagined by perfumer Paolo Terenzi. Launching with a collection of five fragrances, the Abstract Art Collection is made up of five different olfactive families and a collection where each perfume is inspired by a piece of abstract art. A particular favourite, 2+6, is a mossy amber fragrance paying homage to Kazimir Severinovič Malevič’s Black Square painting. Notes include black pepper, Italian saffron and cardamom, Indian Oudh and caramel.

Dermanda

Following the success of her Harley Street flagship clinic, Awatif Mandour has launched Dermanda Skincare, a debut line of luxurious and result-driven products. Divine to use, the hero product in the line is Dermanda’s Stem C20 Serum, rich in vitamin E and containing 20% vitamin C; this potent formula uses hyaluronic acid to deliver moisture. Packaged in an indulgent gold bottle, the serum is enriched with stem-cell technology working to promote cell turnover and increase cell production. Skin looks brighter and more refined over time, skin tone appears more balanced, and the serum also protects it from free radicals that can otherwise cause damage.

111SKIN

111SKIN Celestial Black Diamond Cream

111SKIN’s ultra-luxe Celestial Black Diamond Cream is a decadent daily indulgence with restorative properties in targeting the signs of ageing. Best used nightly after serum, this rich moisturiser can also be used during the day to tackle dry skin and colder climes and uses black diamond particles to help its active ingredients penetrate the skin. Designed to improve elasticity, plumpness and the appearance of lines, this supercream contains NAC Y²™ known for its antioxidant protection. Active ingredients of hyaluronic acid, liquorice root and the botanical extract of Centella Asiatica work to reduce hyperpigmentation and improve brightness to give a flawlessly glowing complexion and results that are second to none.

 

Kilian

Decadently gourmand, Kilian’s seductive scent Rolling in Love celebrates the sensuality at the core of the brand’s roots since being established over a decade ago. Masterfully blended around a theme of narcotics with perfumer Pascal Gaurin, Kilian has taken a more provocative approach with this alluring scent which embodies monochromatic notes of white notes. Musky and intoxicating, Rolling in Love layers notes of ambrette seeds, almond milk, iris freesia and musk in a poetic harmony of delectable fine fragrance. Marking a new direction for the brand, Rolling in Love is housed in a rouge flacon, a first for the collection adorned with Kilian’s flagship shield motif.

Available in selected airports across the UK.

 

ghd

Creating twice as much volume from root to tip vs naturally dried hair, ghd’s rise hot brush is a game-changer. Using intelligent SMART technology, the 32mm tool consistently delivers a temperature of 185°C to the barrel whilst predicting your hair’s needs as it effortlessly glides through. Adjusting its power levels based on your styling speed, this clever piece of kit creates volume at the root and features nylon bristles that maintain close contact to the root for optimal lift and tangle-free tresses. Consider it a salon blowdry at home, anytime, anywhere.

 

Sisley

One of Sisley’s original hero products, the Buff and Wash Facial Gel, is among its best-selling cleansers. Suitable for daily use, this energising first step of a beauty ritual is enriched with natural plant extracts and essential oils to cleanse and remove dead surface cells gently. Applied to the face and throat, extract of lemon diminishes dulling complexions while soothing soy and softening poppy work to awaken the skin and leave it looking more radiant day after day.

 

Boucheron

Inspired by Venezuela’s Canaima National Park, the latest fine addition to the Boucheron Collection is Fève Tonka de Canaima, a woody amber olfactory embodying the unspoilt wilderness of its namesake landmark. With a distinct tone of brown in a nod to Venezuela’s extremely rare brown diamond, this warming scent is centred around the tonka bean, another brown rarity. Created by perfumer Alexis Dadier, this elegant fragrance is enlivened by bitter almond and violet notes to complement the vanilla undertones and sandalwood at the heart. As vibrant as it is gourmand, this delicate scent evokes the emotions of being high up in the flat-topped mountains of Canaima in a modern yet classic masterpiece of fragrance.

 

fjör

Simple yet effective, fjör’s debut hydrolytic serum has taken the skincare world by storm. A newcomer in muted Scandi-cool packaging, this no-nonsense product is suited to all skin types, focusing on sensitive and irritated skin. Fragrance-free and preservative-free, this potent serum is a carefully considered blend of active ingredients designed to reduce redness, hydrate the skin and combat the effects of ageing. Hydrolytic enzymes and collagen work to provide a protective layer on the skin while peptides tackle fine lines and the signs of ageing. Used daily, this groundbreaking product is clinically verified to improve the skin’s overall appearance with biotech technology at its core.