Getting a facial is one of life’s guilty pleasures.

Treating yourself to this ritual is especially important in the cooler months of the year, providing hydration and restoring moisture to your skin, giving you a natural and healthy glow.

So, what are you waiting for? Book a trip to Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges and take your pick from one of the region’s many spa and wellness venues. Here’s a little taster of some of the facials you can choose from. 

Geisha Facial

Shizuka Ryokan
The Geisha Facial at Shizuka Ryokan draws on the beauty rituals used by Japanese women for hundreds of years, which were elevated to an art form by the Geisha. This unique facial utilises white tea, lotus root, camellia oil, yamamomo mountain peach, brown sugar, bamboo and, the most precious ingredient of all – nightingale droppings (sterilised by UV light, the droppings contain precious natural enzymes that smooth and lighten the skin). Acupressure on the face and legs is also included, along with an aromatic massage of the neck, shoulders, decolletage and head.

OmVeda Royal Pearl Facial

The OmVeda Royal Pearl Facial, at Kyneton-based Maiaveda, is a double mask facial that combines a skin rejuvenating massage using herbs and rare Pearl Ash (rich in calcium, valuable minerals and amino acids), along with a soul soothing hand and foot massage. Creating absolute luminosity, this treatment has an immediate effect. 


Hepburn Signature Facial

Hepburn Bathhouse & Spa
The Hepburn Signature Facial at Hepburn Bathhouse & Spa is the ultimate nourishing experience. The treatment starts with a 30-minute relaxing, tension-relieving back, neck and shoulder massage. You then take in the beautiful aromas of a pure replenishing facial, as your therapist deeply cleanses and gently exfoliates your skin. To complete your facial a specialised masque – rich in essential oils and vitamins – is applied. Combine your facial with a visit to the adjoining bathhouse for a truly relaxing experience.

Pure Radiance Facial

The Mineral Spa
A popular option at The Mineral Spa in Hepburn Springs, is the deeply relaxing Pure Radiance facial, which is tailored to individual skin types. The journey begins with warm facial compresses to soften and exfoliate. Deep cleansing is followed by application of a nurturing clay mask rich with herbal extracts to purify and hydrate. You will then drift off during a restorative arm and hand massage and reawaken to radiant skin.

Intense Recovery Facial

Daylesford Day Spa
The Intense Recovery Facial at Daylesford Day Spa is another fantastic option for those looking to combine a hydrating facial with a massage. This antioxidant, hydrating facial will nurture and revitalise the skins surface, leaving it refreshed, smooth and glowing. Following your facial, unwind with a relaxing scalp, hand and foot massage.


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Madeleine is the PR manager at Daylesford Macedon Tourism and the editor of Daylesford Macedon Life magazine. A Woodend local, she loves getting out and about meeting with tourism operators and helping to spread the word about the many amazing things to do in the region. On the weekends, Madeleine can be found exploring the region with her three young kids in tow.