What is facial?

A facial is a type of skin care treatment that solely focuses on the face. The treatment includes cleansing, steaming, exfoliation, extraction masks and facial massage. A facial cleanses pores, exfoliates away dead skin cells, and treats common skin concerns with a custom mask. It is also meant to rejuvenate your face with a glow and elasticity. Facials are typically very relaxing, as they include a massage component but can be slightly painful if extensive extractions are needed.

Steps involved in getting a facial

A facial starts with a skin consultation that helps the spa therapist determine the right type of facial and products for your skin type and concerns. Once that's been achieved, then the relaxing part begins! Most facials include some variation of the following steps:

  1. Cleansing

The spa therapist will massage a cleanser into your face and neck to remove any trace of makeup and dirt. Using warm water paired with a facial sponge, cloth or cotton pad, they remove the cleanser, dry your face, and evaluate your skin. This step helps them determine what type of custom mask they will apply later.

  1. Steaming

A facial helps to cleanse your pores, warm steam softens the surface of your skin to remove impurities, bacteria and dirt from your pores. It also draws out build-up and softening blackhead and whitehead plugs so they gently release from the skin.

  1. Toner

A toner is designed to cleanse the skin off any make up or dirt accumulated form environmental factors and shrink the appearance of pores. Apply the toner on a cotton ball/pad, use it to clean your face in a circular manner.

  1. Extractions

This process is done to clear individual pores that have become clogged with excess oil or dead skin cells, which can form blackheads and acne.

  1. Facial massage

This is a Western beauty treatment to slow down the aging process and achieve younger looking and healthier skin. It is also used to relieve stress.

  1. Exfoliation

Your spa therapist may buff away dead skin cells with an exfoliating cream or scrub and open up pores with steam.

  1. Masks

Your spa therapist then applies a custom mask, perhaps a clay-based one to treat oiliness or a hydrating one to combat dryness. The facial concludes with a serum, moisturizer, and sunscreen if it's daytime.


Interested in a facial? Visit the ORÍKÌ Spa for an unforgettable facial experience from our specially curated options as explained below:

  1. The ORÍKÌ Classic facial: This is designed to clear congested pores and provide a more in-depth cleansing for skin. It involves an enzyme preparation, extractions (if necessary) and a specially formulated masque chosen for your skin.
  1. The ORÍKÌ Men’s Facial: This facial is especially tailored to a man’s skin and senses. It provides relief from razor burn and skin irritations while replenishing necessary nutrients lost during the shaving process. It’s specially designed for you.
  1. The ORÍKÌ Purifying Facial: Designed to deeply cleanse, exfoliate and purify oily to combination skin.
  1. The ORÍKÌ Vitamin C Brightening Facial: This facial visibly illuminates the complexion to leave it naturally more even and translucently clear. Precision, feather-light movements delicately layer proven brightening activities layer proven brightening activities on the skin to encourage washing- out of melanin and the visible dullness that develops over time.
  1. The ORÍKÌ Rich Hydrating Facial: Designed to provide the skin with hydrating essential minerals and nutrients to maintain a healthy and nourished complexion.
  1. Doctor ORÍKÌ: Enjoy visible results without a prescription. Adapted to your skin’s specific needs. This treatment includes a skin renewing AHA peeling and hyaluronic collagen boost to stimulate the skin’s tissue for an intense regenerating effect.
  1. Sea of Life: By uniting the elements- Ocean, Sun, Earth and Atmosphere – this marine facial oxygenates, refines pores and heals sun damaged skin with a unique infusion of repairing antioxidants, vitamin C, hyaluronic acid and organic seaweed extracts.
  1. Oceanic Express: Looking for the quick pick me-up? This soothing facial calms irritation and replenishes lost nutrients to renew, restore and relax the skin when in a hurry or on the go.
  1. Organic Bliss: Committed to empowering a farmer for each service sold, this facial utilizing the ORÍKÌ product range is ideal for those deeply committed to the health of our planet. Only the freshest, most natural antioxidants, vitamins and enzyme-rich ingredients are combined to nourish and restore the skin to a new level of beauty and health.