Top 10 Beauty Spas in the City

From spa escapes to fabulous facials, give your mind, body, and senses some divine pampering.

By | January 28, 2021


Travel back in time at the Onsen Spa. Photograph: Courtesy


An authentic experience

Disconnect and recalibrate with one of Japan’s best-kept beauty secrets at the sensorial Onsen Spa by Urban Retreat for a wellness therapy that soothes the body and cleanses the soul. The dim-lit atmosphere puts you in a state of calm as you move through a canopy of bamboo into individual treatment rooms, equipped with the Ofuro Japanese baths unique to the Onsen experience. This beauty practice is a daily ritual for many Japanese locals in traditional ryokan houses that is known for its naturally healing mineral-rich waters with incredible anti-ageing benefits.

L2-02 Second Floor, 163 Retail Park, Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur. Tel: 017-881 4486. 

Eve Lom facials featuring its cult beauty products. Photograph: Courtesy


Bliss and beauty in an afternoon

Dive into an oasis of relaxation as Eve Lom puts your mind at rest with a one-of-a-kind facial that works with your energy flow. Using the iconic Eve Lom Cleanser, the therapist practises a unique massaging technique for lymphatic drainage, paired with soft acupuncture to relieve muscle tension for the ultimate pick-me-up. The Rescue Mask ensues, to clarify, soothe and brighten your skin, as the aroma of sweet honey and camphor lulls you into total bliss … or sleep. You’ll wake up to beautiful skin.

Bangsar Village II Shopping Centre, Kuala Lumpur. Tel: 03-2282 0661.

Keeping it natural at L’Occitane Petit Spa. Photograph: Courtesy


Best natural therapies from around the world

To put the mind and body at complete ease, only the best-kept beauty secrets from provincial France will suffice. Taking full advantage of the natural splendour of the South, L’Occitane Petit Spa introduces the luscious marriage of Swedish effleurage, Chinese acupuncture, and Balinese massage skills to nourish tired skin and promote improved blood circulation. If your main concern is skin-slackening on your face, neck and décolleté area, the signature Immortelle Divine range from the brand boosts seven extraordinary natural active ingredients to halt accelerated signs of ageing. Step in expecting the best of French beauty, and step out feeling like a brand new person. 

Ground Floor, 1 Utama Shopping Centre, Petaling Jaya. Tel: 03-7710 2192. 

Unwind at Uroot Spa by Urban Retreat. Photograph: Courtesy


For the best traditional massage

Break away from the labours of city life with a fulfilling massage. Tucked away in a quiet oasis in Arcoris Mont Kiara, Uroot Spa offers a relaxing experience that brings overall health benefits in abundance with the colourful selection of treatments at an affordable price point. Whether it’s a quick lunch break escape to loosen the knots of a stiff back, or an indulgent weekend treat to yourself with a full two-hour session, surrender to the adept hands of the therapists at Uroot Spa—this will be your go-to for that weekly fix. 

LG1-5, Arcoris Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur. Tel: 017-881 3990. 

Rose petal bath of dreams at Hamman Spa. Photograph: Courtesy


Your most exotic spa experience 

Step into a storybook world of ancient treatments and authentic beauty rituals at the Moroccan-inspired Hammam Spa. You’re just a sip of mint tea away from having your mind, body and senses lulled into complete bliss, as you unwind in the relaxation courtyard that features an actual tinkling Moroccan fountain. The boutique spa’s bestselling treatment My Favourite Concubine is a two-hour full-body session of the traditional Turkish bath, Moorish Rhassoul Body Masque, and a 45-minute body massage. Or come with your twin flame, where the Royal Hamman Treatment for two begins with a scrub and masque on heated marble beds, black olive Beldi soap washed down with purifying water, hair wash with Maroc Maroc almond oil products, and an essential oil massage. Leave feeling like the king and queen of the night. 

3F7 & 3F8, Bangsar Village II, Jalan Telawi 1, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur. Tel: 03-2282 2180.

A better, brighter, and younger complexion awaits you at AsterSpring Signature. Photograph: Courtesy


For your best skin ever

The AsterSpring Signature experience begins from your very first step into its professional skincare centres, where you are greeted by extraordinary hospitality to match their unrivalled beauty therapies. An expert in age-defying facial treatments, expect a fresh outlook on your complexion and the way it evolves as you age with the new staple campaign by the skin mavens, My Age, My Secret Weapon. Leading the way with modern-day advanced technology, trick the clock with their latest Intense Facelift Therapy with HIFU technology that gives your skin all it needs to bounce back to a younger, more luminous appearance. The immediate results speak for themselves: revel in reinvigorated, radiant and glowing skin inside and out in no time. 

Available at selected AsterSpring Centres nationwide.

French beauty at Sothys Paris. Photograph: Courtesy


French beauty secrets

Recharge your skin from environmental aggressors with an array of skin-saving treatments offered at the prestigious French beauty house, known for its centuries-old philosophy of intensive therapies through the evolution of science. Home to the iconic Secrets de Sothys Face Excellence Treatment, explore a sensorial experience that pairs some of the most precious skincare ingredients, the Sothys Rose stem cells, and the Digi-Esthetique method for an instant face lift. Up for the offer? The results will have you coming back for more, guaranteed. 

69, UG1, Publika Shopping Gallery. Tel: 03-6207 9280.


Sulwhasoo Beauty Lounge. Photograph: Courtesy


The ultimate in K-Beauty

If impeccable Korean glass skin is your ultimate skin goal, look no further than one of the biggest household names in beauty, Sulwhasoo. Trained by some of the best facialists in the industry, a mix of superfood ingredients and traditional massage techniques is the secret to achieving the irresistible glow we know and love. You heard it here first: One session with Sulwhasoo is all it takes to truly believe and jump on the astounding hype around K-beauty. 

G1.130, Ground floor, Sunway Pyramid. Tel: 03-5613 2082.

The freshest skin at Sisley. Photograph: Courtesy


Luxury, redefined 

Sisley’s expertise extends to its Phyto-Aromatic treatments that combine massage rituals and the power of aromatherapy to reunify the body and mind. With cutting-edge technology armed with decades-long research behind the iconic French name, experience a unique beauty ritual that is designed to optimise the skin’s future beyond Sisley’s powerful plant-based products. Make a quick visit to one of the few exclusive counters available across the country for their signature Phyto-Aromatic Supreme Anti-Aging Facial that promises a near-instant glow that radiates both your complexion and your mind. 

Available at Sisley Paris counters nationwide.

Clarins Mid Valley Flagship


The quintessential French polish

With more than six decades of beauty savoire-faire and consistent adherence to clients’ needs, the researchers at Clarins continue to harness the power of plants to develop high-performance, pioneering skin care formulas enriched with the purest extracts. Experience the magic of the French beauty brand’s exclusive Clarins Pro products, which are designed exclusively for use during Clarins treatments. Leave it to the pros to jumpstart your skin’s vital functions with treatments like the Power Firmer, delivering a triple rejuvenation action straight into the deepest layers of the skin for improved elasticity and texture. 

S118 & S119, Second Floor, Bangsar Shopping Centre. Tel: 03-2282 4881. 

Tania Zainudin

Tania Zainudin

Tania was formerly a beauty writer at Harper's Bazaar Malaysia before venturing into beauty PR, servicing international clients like Anastasia Beverly Hills and Supergoop! Her passion lies indefinitely in the world of beauty, as well as cooking dishes from her grandmother's recipe book during her free time.