Little sister to the Elemis Day Spa (also in Lancashire Court and under renovation until May 2015), this pretty, white-washed salon just off New Bond Street should be the first port of call for anyone in need of some serious skin attention.
Tucked away from Mayfair's main thoroughfares, the Beauty Boutique offers 30 minute - one hour cleansing facials, all using world-renowned Elemis products, and is ideal for a quick hit of 'me time' – the salon is open until 9pm on weekdays, so it's the perfect place to book a post-work pamper. Small but as perfectly formed as other luxury salons, the staff are softly spoken and welcoming, herbal tea is offered on arrival in the cosy cushioned reception area, and the therapy rooms are candle-lit cocoons with heated beds. But it's the blow-out BIOTEC facials here that are the real showstopper.
The BIOTEC facials involve the use of micro electric currents, light therapy and oxygen infusion to repair, firm, invigorate and generally princess-ify your skin. Plump for one of these (from £110 for an hour) and you'll receive full face analysis, where photos of your tired mug are fed into a computer and examined. Picking out any dry patches, blemishes and areas of damage, the results will define which of the seven BIOTEC facials will be most effective for you. And the results aren't wrong – after a Sonic Skin-Resurfacing Facial, which included a ten-minute massage (win!), my skin was baby soft, spot-free and darn-right glowing. I looked as good as Julia Roberts on her way to the Oscars. Well, almost.
Beauty Boutique offer a selection of male-specific facials too, including a de-aging BIOTEC therapy (£110 for one hour), so if you really can't ditch the man for an hour, there's plenty on the menu to keep him sweet. Bliss waxing is also available, along with eyelash and eyebrow treatments. This miniture-sized oasis (there are only a handful of treatment rooms and a tiny reception) isn't a day out with the girls or a pampering hen do spot, but it's certainly a must-visit for a quick sesison of indulgent self sprucing.