Face Off Indulge in a signature facial

January 9, 2015 | By Waikiki Magazine Team

There’s more to attaining beautiful skin than slapping on a dollop of moisturizer at night, and for most of us, a facial is one of the few sources of professional help for our skin.

Among the benefits of having an esthetician tend to your skin during a spa visit is the opportunity to experience treatments incorporating the most effective, result-driven formulations on the market, as well as pick up a few tips on how to apply them effectively.

Here are a few treatments in which brand name products star, and if you like what you see in the mirror afterward, you can bring the products home to recreate the results.

Na Ho‘ola Spa

Na Ho‘ola is the only spa in Hawai‘i to carry the Carita product line from Paris, which is used in three of the spa’s signature facials. The products, backed by Shiseido Research and Development, are anti-aging based.

The Lagoon Hydration, Papaya Purity and Lift Firming treatments also utilize Carita lymph drainage techniques and facial massage which stimulate cellular turnover, detoxify, hydrate and revitalize the skin.

Perfect for all skin types, the Lagoon Hydration is ideal for replenishing the skin and removing signs of dehydration or tiredness with the help of essential minerals.

Papaya Purity for oily or blemished skin uses extracts of papaya, grapefruit and flax seed for creating a more luminous complexion. The experience ends with a purifying powder mask that leaves skin fresh and clear.

The Lift Firming facial is an anti-sagging, firming treatment, with youth serum and vitamin-enriched mask of Japanese mushroom and black tea applied with a custom, stimulating massage.

All three treatments are 80 minutes and $210 each.

Na Ho‘ola Spa
Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa
2424 Kalakaua Ave. [C:9 Waikiki Map]
(808) 237-6330


Wellness industry pioneer and Jurlique founder, Dr. Jurgen Klein, has built on his success by introducing his new JK7 Luxurious Natural Skin Care products and has teamed with Spa-Halekulani to offer a special Signature Euphoria Facial.

The 90-minute facial incorporates 20 products from the JK7 collection to achieve optimal skin balance on a cellular level. JK7 is an herbal-based, organic skin care line made with anti-oxidant, anti-aging and longevity boosting extracts designed to stimulate an individual’s sense of sight, sound, touch, smell, taste, equilibrium and synergy during the treatment.

The facial ends with a refreshing Le Mint beverage on the spa terrace and a scented candle to keep as a memento of the experience. The cost is $345.

JK7 products range from $145 to $1,800 and are also available for purchase at the spa.

2199 Kalia Road [D:7 Waikiki Map]
(808) 923-2311

Spa at Trump

Barcelona-based Natura Bisse is a leader in innovation and development of facial and body treatments formulated with maximum concentrations of proven, effective ingredients.

The Spa at Trump carries the entire Natura Bisse skincare collection that includes the Glycoline line of glycolic acid-based exfoliators, C+C vitamin, Oxygen line, Diamond anti-aging treatments, Inhibit line-inhibiting formulations and The Cure Collection.

Natura Bisse products are incorporated in two of the spa’s most popular facials.

Ivanka’s Choice is a 90-minute tailored treatment designed to slow the effects of time by putting natural collagen, amino acids and vitamins A, C and E to work to smooth, rejuvenate and firm the skin. The cost is $325.

The Hawaiian Whitening and Brightening Facial is perfect for diminishing the appearance of spots from sun damage while leaving the skin with a healthy glow. The hour-long treatment is $175.

Spa at Trump
Trump International Hotel Waikiki
223 Saratoga Road [D:6 Waikiki Map]
(808) 683-7777