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The best virtual facials from London’s leading facialists to achieve salon-worthy results at home

New digital skin consultations mean you can now DIY it like a pro

Rewind to just a month ago and you’d be hard pushed to get an appointment with any of London’s top facialists but now, with more time to dedicate to new clients and tech lending itself to virtual one-to-ones, many of these pros are accessible and available at the touch of a button. Through in-depth consultations and digital close-ups, they can talk you through your routine, advise on new rituals and offer up invaluable product recommendations for the ultimate in bespoke beauty. We’ve rounded up the best virtual facials on offer from the capital’s top specialists.  

Nichola Joss

One of the beauty industry’s most revered skincare experts and the originator of the miraculous “Inner Facial’, in which she puts her hands inside your mouth to lift and tone, Joss has started hosting regular Instagram Live sessions during lockdown, as well as offering virtual facials via half hour massage tutorials and skin consultations on a one-to-one basis. Creating a personalised skincare plan just for you, she’ll also reveal some of her trade secrets so you can get the A-list glow she’s famed for.
£99, visit calendly.com to book

Abigail James

Famed for her holistic approach and high-tech equipment, Abigail is a veteran of helpful YouTube tutorials but now she’s offering up her expertise with a more personal approach. Promising to sort out your skincare regime, her virtual consultations are open to both new and existing clients and comprise of an initial meet and (virtual) greet followed by a follow up if needed. She can also send out replacement skincare products, if you happen to be running low.
From £60, visit abigailjames.com to book

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Hope you are all doing really well & staying healthy…. I have made the decision to continue with virtual skin consultations with myself & now they are also available with Melissa who is part of my talented team of skin specialists. For all new clients who may have wanted some help in sorting out their skin & skincare routine, now is a great time to do so. For all existing clients who we adore & are totally missing you! if you want an online review you can also book this online too. We are sending out skincare orders to keep your skin radiant & happy during these crazy times. Bookings are available via a link above and also from the website. Abigailjames.com We are committed to helping you with your skin & health, our doors maybe closed but we are totally here for you. #skinconsultation #skinexpert #AbigailJames #Loveyourskin #aesthetician #LondonSkinExpert #CelebrityFacialist

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Jasmina Vico

“Making the most of this uncertain time to reflect, reset and rethink your habits and daily routines is the mindset I believe will help us get through this,” is how Jasmina Vico revealed to her thousands of followers and clients (including Jodie Comer and Saoirse Ronan, who rave about her trademark ‘Vico Glow’) that she’d be starting to offer 30-minute virtual facials through online consultations. With costs fully redeemable against your first (or next) face-to-face treatment, she promises to share everything from general skincare guidance to honing in on specific skin concerns that might be getting you down.
£150, email [email protected] to book

Michaella Bolder

Facial massage maestro Bolder is always reporting back on the latest product launches as well as old favourites, so chances are you’ll already own something she recommends using in your at-home facial. Alongside her Insta stories she’s now offering virtual video consultations via Zoom. Once you’ve told her about your skin, she’ll quiz you on what you’re using and offer appropriate advice, whether that’s streamlining your steps or adding in new active ingredients. She’ll also show you how to expertly massage your face, mirroring the moves until you get it spot on.
£80, email [email protected] to book

Teresa Tarmey

Now you can get the woman behind Kate Moss and Sienna Miller’s glowy complexions streamed straight to your computer screen. All you have to do is purchase Teresa’s 12-week microneedling kit and, in return, you’ll receive her favourite retinol and SPF, as well as a complimentary FaceTime or Skype to ensure you’re using the kit correctly. Designed to rejuvenate skin in double quick time, the idea is that by the time you leave self-isolation you’ll have the springiest skin of your life. She’s also hosting Instagram Lives every Tuesday at 8pm with other industry experts, like Dr Wassim Taktouk and Rosemary Ferguson, to talk all things beauty.
£350, visit teresatarmey.com to book

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M I C R O N E E D L I N G offer!!! Our 12-week programme is the best thing you could be doing for your skin whilst we are all staying at home and for those who want to keep their skin looking rejuvenated. To make it fun, I shall be showing each step live on Instagram for the full 12 weeks starting from tomorrow at 7pm. I shall be kicking the programme off with…..drum rolls 🥁🥁 @trinnywoodall You can watch us live on a split screen and we’ll talk through all the benefits and show you how easy it is to use. To join us, simply go to my www.teresatarmey.com and purchase the kit (don’t worry about the kits not arriving in time, tomorrow is a “how to” and I will do 13 weeks in total). AND to make sure you’re all well-equipped during these extraordinary times, I’m offering 2 extra products (free of charge) that are a must in my own personal skincare routine – my 0.3% none irritating Retinol and my favourite SPF 50 by @heliocareuk PLUS each person signing up will also be eligible for a one to one FaceTime/Skype consultation with me. It works out at £29 per treatment plus the retinol worth £59 Heliocare £31 and the one to one with myself all complimentary. Let’s keep that skin looking good, TT ❤️ #microneedling #skin #skincare #skinrejuvenation #antiageing #retinol #spf #heliocare #skincaretips

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Beata Aleksandrowicz

An advocate for the power of touch rather than an overload of products, Beata’s massage method (which she devised herself) is so renowned it’s used at top spas across the world. Now, via her virtual facials and therapies, she’s planning to pass her method on to you. And while it might not include her beloved gong baths, it will still target the practical, emotional and energetic aspects of your life that could be triggering everything from anxiety to tight facial muscles. The hour-long sessions take place over Skype or FaceTime, and you can choose from the Aleksandrowicz System Face Massage 101, the Emotional Facelift (focusing on the connection between mind and body) or Theta Healing (a bespoke energy session).
From £185, visit beata.website to book 

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I'm hugely excited to announce that I'm now offering weekly live-stream, choose-what-you-pay classes, on Thursdays and Sundays. I've been wanting to share online classes for some time now – a way to share natural anti-ageing techniques on a regular basis, and a way to connect with people wherever they are in the world. 🌍 Face massage can create miracles, both preventative and restorative. And to be effective it needs to be done regularly. Practising the powerful techniques I will teach you twice a week will provide you with very visible results. This isn’t about ‘fixing’ your face, but about softening tension lines, boosting radiance and refining your natural facial structure – and your natural beauty. Every Thursday at 8pm, I'll be live streaming Face Workout with Beata. Join me for a vibrant face massage session lasting 30 minutes. Every Sunday at 11am, I'll be live streaming Face Spa with Beata. Connect with me for an indulgent face spa session lasting 45 minutes. You’ll be able to ask questions and learn how to master your skills during these live classes. Choose how much you want to pay, from £10-£30 Time: Thursdays 8-8.30pm Face Workout with Beata; Sundays 11-11.45am Face Spa with Beata To book, please go onto my website https://www.beata.website I'm so excited about sharing these classes with you, and look forward to the first class this Thursday 16 April. Do let me know if you have any queries or thoughts, and I look forward to connecting with you on Thursday! Love, Beata 💕💕

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Pfeffer Sal

At this renowned science-led, holistic clinic there’s no hierarchy of therapists, because they’re all equally expert at targeting problematic skin to achieve stellar results. With a reputation amongst those in-the-know for being the best in the business, they’re now offering four virtual treatments via their team of pros, including their founder, Andrea Pfeffer. Choose from the Online Skin MOT – a quick 30-minute intro to a healthier skin journey; the Massage Masterclass, which teaches you all the need-to-know techniques; the Spring Clean Your Routine, where your therapist will analyse and offer advice based on what you’re already using; and the Guided Home Facial, where product packs are delivered to your door prior to your skincare consultation. Then, once you dial in, you’ll be talked through every step of the facial, including when to use what. You’ll be a pro before you know it.
From £50, visit pfeffersal.com to book

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Our wonderful Warren Mews home is closed for the time being in the interest of everyone's health and in line with the government's advice. BUT we are still open for all your skin health needs online! Our store is filled with all the incredible products we have discovered over the past 5 years, some of which you won't find anywhere else in the UK. 💻 Our wonder team of expert dermal therapists are available to educate, advise and support you so please do get in touch and book in for our online MOTs, masterclasses and guided home facials. And if there are any other ways that we can support your skin, please let us know how. More than ever, we need your support. We have remained fiercely and defiantly independent since our inception and are committed to looking after our family here at Pfeffer Sal. Sending happiness and health to everyone during this time✨ Andrea #supportsmallbusiness #supportsmallbusinesses #pfeffersal #pfeffersalskin #skinhealth #supportlocalbusiness #skincare

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Katie White

Holistic therapist, nutritionist and owner of Re:lax Skin Studio, Katie White takes into consideration your skin, lifestyle and nutritional wellbeing before she begins prescribing products and recommendations to suit you. Over an hour-long Skype session, you call the shots on whether you want a fully comprehensive MOT or a one-to-one lesson on how to give yourself a Gua’Sha facial. With regular hot topics such as rosacea and acne discussed on her Instagram feed, she’s also recently launched weekly workshops for followers to tune in to.
£70, visit relax-ldn.com to book

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