8th Arrondissement Health & Beauty
Health & Beauty neighborhood
8 Place de la Madeleine, 8th
Clients swear that Joëlle Ciocco’s blend of buccal massage (to stretch and tone facial muscles) and product (her eponymous line of cleansers and serums is insanely hardworking) has the power to make you look like a teenager. What's truly remarkable is that she's actually a biochemist by trade, so there's real science behind her technique. An appointment with Joëlle is not cheap, but the results are kind of priceless. That said, booking with a member of her team is the next best thing and much easier on the wallet.
La Maison Guerlain Spa
68 Champs–Élysées, 8th
Maison Guerlain's perfumes—in all their original, vintage-cut-glass glory—orbit around a giant chandelier on the ground floor here, which is probably the first clue that opulence awaits. Next, you'll notice the gold mosaic tiled walls as you ascend the sweeping staircase to the spa: Established in 1939, it's one of the first of its kind (the perfume house dates back to 1828, though it really hit its stride in 1853 when Pierre-Francis Guerlain created Eau de Cologne Impériale for Napoleon III). Washed in white marble, the spa is luxurious and precise—the facials, in particular, are straightforward and effective.
43 Rue des Mathurins, 8th
Vaulted stone ceilings and walls (vestiges from its first life as a 17th century wine cellar) may not immediately channel comfort and warmth, but the flagship Nuxe spa is balanced by any number of tropical flourishes, like palm leaves, rattan, and a cozy pool for Watsu (there are multiple outposts in Paris). The gentle, plant-based Nuxe line never gets any complaints from us either, particularly when administered during a soothing facial. There are also locations in the 1st, 9th, and 16th.
Spa Le Bristol by La Prairie
112 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 8th
Surprisingly, Le Bristol is the only Parisian hotel allowed to perform facial treatments using La Prairie products. Much like the product line itself, the driving force behind the treatment menu is rejuvenation—as evidenced by treatments like the Caviar Lift Facial and the ultra soothing Swiss Cellular Anti-Aging facial. The best part? You can drop off the littles at the Kids Club for the duration of your treatment.
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