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some hotel spas maybe just be an add of the hotel’s services, the COMO Shambhala Urban Escape at The Metropolitan hotel is a destination in its own right. Located on the second floor of the hotel it’s the kind of place you walk into, tell them you have an appointment and they already know your name. That kind of services adds to the luxury experience of the well equipped spa which has changing rooms with showers, ample therapy rooms and a large reception area.

We recently tried the Dr Perricone Performance Facial which is a deep cleansing, nourishing and firming facial using Dr Perricone products, which are exclusive to Como Shambhala in London. The facial lasts 75 minutes and includes a shoulder, arm and hand massage as well as various facial scrubs, masks and massages including a lotion made from fish cells.

Our therapist was very experienced and in the past we’ve usually had steam applied, however she noticed our skin was fairly dry already and missed out the steaming stage to avoid further drying out. The treatment was relaxing and rejuvenating, and after 75 minutes of pruning we left with plump, juicy skin and a bottle of Dr Perricone’s No Foundation, Foundation. This product is perfect for those who don’t wear foundation and even find tinted moisturisers too heavy as it feels feather light but gives a good amount of coverage.

The facial isn’t cheap but worth every penny, and with robes and slippers on hand you really get the full spa experience rather than just a beauty salon visit.

75 minutes £130
Metropolitan London, 19 Old Park Lane, W1K