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Must-Try Unique Facials In Scottsdale

Oftentimes, extravagant facials do little more than infuse your skin with a flowery scent or cause unnecessary pain. But these are not your typical facials. Scottsdale’s world-renowned spas offer up lavish options that are also 100 perfect effective.


Cactus Lift & Tone Facial at Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows

Andaz Spa

Fight the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with this cutting-edge, plant-based stem cell treatment at Palo Verde Spa & Apothecary at the Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows. This facial combines apple stem cells, natural botanicals, fruit acids, cactus extract and powerful antioxidants to improve visible signs of aging. The apple stem cell mask helps tone and tighten, delivering an immediate “lift” to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone and texture. The treatment includes a soothing eye mask to help brighten and nourish skin under the eyes.


CBD Gemstone Facial at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Well & Being Spa

Well & Being Spa's CBD Gemstone facial is fueled by the power of natural crystals and CBD for beautiful skin and energy alignment. Refined powders of precious ruby, amethyst and green tourmaline are paired with potent CBD, minerals, botanicals and aromatherapy to provide a skin-specific facial as it transports you on a sensorial, holistic journey. After your treatment, enjoy a variety of health-conscious, heart-smart and nutritious food offerings from the spa menu to enjoy in Well & Being's climate-controlled atrium or beside the open-air rooftop pool.


Lux Facial at Hotel Valley Ho

VH Spa at Hotel Valley Ho

Skin in need of a boost? The Lux Facial leaves behind a vibrant and dewy complexion, the true markings of health, for a look that’s downright effervescent. The secret lies in the customized balancing masque that features super-antioxidants like blueberry, pomegranate and acai. It’s ultra-replenishing and ultra-luxe.


Gold Repair Facial at the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale


This luxurious facial utilizes the many benefits of gold to repair micro-damage and calm the skin. Gold is a power house ingredient that has healing, anti inflammatory, hydrating and firming properties. The face is left glowing and rejuvenated. Give your eyes an extra lift with the Revital-Eyes enhancement that stimulates collagen production and reduces puffiness.


Vita D Brightening Facial at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain, A Gurney's Resort & Spa

Sanctuary Spa

Sanctuary Spa's Vita D Brightening Facial takes radiance to a whole new level. Following a glycolic exfoliation, the infusion of topical Vitamin D and special proteins promotes new cell production, restores the skin’s natural moisture barrier and provides protection against environmental and sun damage. This results-driven facial also includes a marine-based mask that soothes and refreshes the skin while stimulating healthy skin formation. Benefits: anti-aging, protecting, brightening.


Katarina Kovacevic is an Arizona-based writer, traveler, wife and mom who is always on the hunt for her next big adventure. Her favorite Scottsdale gems are the Valley views from the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North, hydrotherapy at Civana Spa and the kid’s pool beach at Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch.