Abu Dhabi Skincare: The Pearl Spa & Wellness’ Guide to Flawless Skin Year-Round


Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.

Acclimating to a new environment and selecting the right skincare routine can be quite difficult. With seemingly unlimited products and treatments available, it can be confusing to find your essential routine that will allow you to put your best face forward. Throughout your wellness journey at Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi, you will discover how products and treatments work in harmony with the expertise of world-class therapists. At our urban oasis, these components seamlessly come together for a uniquely Abu Dhabi experience that only The Pearl Spa and Wellness can deliver. Thoughtfully curating this holistic approach to skincare is Senior Director of Spa Christelle Besnier. Here is her guide to looking and feeling your best throughout your stay in “The Land of the Gazelle.”

Pay Attention to the Environment

Across The Pearl Spa you will discover a deep sense of place, with products and treatments that are well suited to Abu Dhabi’s climate. Soaring temperatures in the summer months of in excess of forty degrees Celsius combine with high humidity and sandy conditions, making it imperative to take care of oneself. “In the summer months, we are used to extreme heat followed by air conditioning, which can make it difficult to ensure your skin remains fresh and looks its best. It is best to use gentle exfoliation to remove any impurities, followed by a mask (twice per week), moisturise for hydration, and importantly do not neglect the SPF for appropriate protection from the Arabian sun. This is especially true during the stunning winter months when travellers and residents spend as much time outside as they possibly can.”

Select the Right Product Line

Each product line is carefully curated by Besnier to offer key characteristics and effects to guests. However, above all, she is partial to the acclaimed Biologique Recherche due to efficacy in clinically improving skin a deeply customised way. “No two skin types are alike, which is why I adore the Biologique Recherche line of products. They deeply understand that to look your best, your skincare routine should be tailored to you. If I had to choose one range of products, it is our signature brightening and oxygenating VIP O2 line. The products I recommend are the VIP O2 cleanser, moisturiser, and mask. The serums are also important, with our therapists able to recommend one specifically for your skin.”

Let Our Therapists Curate a Clinically-Effective Treatment Strategy

Combining the artistry of our expert therapists with innovative, results-driven products, facials at The Pearl Spa & Wellness serves to create the perfect moment of self-reflection, and most importantly, self-care. “With the stresses of day-to-day life, it is imperative that one makes time to disconnect and get pampered. That moment of taking the time to take care of yourself changes how you interact with world and lets you put your best face forward. My favourite moment is seeing a guest’s before and after face when they discover how effective Biologique Recherche’s Second Peau Facial is. Inspired by medical processes, this treatment visibly reduces signs of ageing while tightening the skin, and minimising lines and wrinkles.”

To plan your next rejuvenating facial or to ask about our range of products, call 02 333 2222 or email