We can’t all be English roses, but for a spot of pampering, head to Chelsea—two of London’s top skin-care gurus have treatment rooms near super-posh Sloane Square. The “bespoke facial” at Sarah Chapman’s über-discreet Skinesis Clinic is a mainstay among beauty editors, celebrities, and Sloanies (i.e., the well-heeled Chelsea set). Expect a thorough consultation followed by a combination of specially blended serums, LED light therapy, and Sarah Chapman’s signature lifting ‘gymnastics’ massage (read: you will be slapped in the face, but you’ll be glad for it), and if your skin is feeling dry after that long-haul flight, you’ll love her hydrating mask. Meanwhile, the holistic beauty brand Liz Earle has a cult following for its “naturally active” products and customized, massage-focused facials, which are as results-driven as they are relaxing. (Back and body massages are on offer, too.) Book in advance.
Head north on Sloane Square, slight left onto Symons Street and a right onto Pavilion Road. You’ll find Sarah Chapman Skinesis Clinic across from the Holy Trinity Primary School. Or, start at Sloane Square and go left onto King’s Road and you’ll find Liz Earle Skincare in the Duke of York Square.
SARAH CHAPMAN SKINESIS CLINIC: 259 Pavilion Rd.; 44-(0)20-7589-9585; sarahchapman.net
LIZ EARL SKINCARE & TREATMENTS: 38-39 Duke of York Sq. (on King’s Rd.); 44-(0)20-7881-7750; lizearle.com