Health & Beauty

Where to Get the Best Facials in Copenhagen

Facial skin is among the most sensitive on the body, and is typically the most exposed to environmental factors including harmful UV rays and pollution. So how should you care for it? At-home skincare is important (don’t forget your daily sunscreen, even in winter!), but a regular facial can be key in helping maintain your skin’s protective barrier and ensuring that facial skin stays healthy and non-irritated. However you’d like to treat your skin, there’s a facial type for you.

A relaxing facial, or one that really kicks your skin into gear: which are you looking for? Whatever you need, we’re sharing the best facials in Copenhagen, from cosmetological facials to spa-like ones. Beauty services in Copenhagen are pricey, but they’re also high-quality and effective, often using the latest technology or most gentle, natural ingredients, depending on your wants and needs.

Here are the best places to get a relaxing facial or a cosmetic facial in Copenhagen:

Relaxing Facials

Cosmetic and Clinical-Level Facials


Relaxing Facials in Copenhagen

List Marker: Number 1Ara’kai Copenhagen

Ara’kai has become synonymous with chilled-out luxury in Copenhagen. Opened by longtime fashion industry professional Heydi Vasquez, Ara’kai is both a shop and a treatment centre. In their boutique, you can find brands that are impossible to find elsewhere in Copenhagen, including Ilia, Dame, and many more.

In addition to their treatments, Ara’kai runs Ara’kai Practice, where you can enjoy classes including Toning Pilates, Gentle Yoga, and Sound Bath. This place really has it all!



They have a number of facial treatments available. We recommend starting with their Ara’kai Signature facial, which includes lymphatic drainage, LED light therapy, an Eviron Cool Peel, as well as a neck, shoulder, and arm massage. Basically: bliss. It’s even suitable during pregnancy.

Want something quicker? There are face and body treatment options for as little as 30 minutes. Ara’kai provides beautiful, in-depth treatments in a relaxing setting.


Ara’kai Copenhagen

Gammel Mønt 21
1117 Copenhagen K

Opening Hours:
Mon – Fri 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sun Closed


List Marker: Number 2Aire Ancient Baths Copenhagen

Aire Ancient Baths are located in a number of cities throughout the world, including New York City, London, and Barcelona. The one in Copenhagen, located in historic Carlsberg Byen, is built in underground in the former Carlsberg factory.

Every treatment also comes with a chance to use the gorgeous, relaxing thermal baths. Though there are a number of treatments available, including massage and couples massage, the most relaxing facial treatment is the Ancient Aragan Massage.



Aire Ancient Baths Copenhagen

Ny Carlsberg Vej 101
1799 København

Opening Hours:
Mon – Thurs 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
Fri 9:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sun 8:00 am – 10:00 pm



List Marker: Number 3Kurhotel Skodsborg

Okay, so it’s not exactly in Copenhagen, but it’s only a short 20 minute train ride away from the central station to Skodsborg station. And wow, is it worth the trip.

Kurhotel Skodsborg is well known as one of the most luxurious spa hotels in the area, and it’s right on the water for a stunning view and a dose of bracing sea air. In addition to their wonderful thermal baths, which are a relaxation treat in and of themselves, the spa offers specific treatments. They have a number of relaxing facials, including a Gua Sha Facial, and a Holistic Facial. Treatments purchased on Monday – Thursday include the option to add spa access for 400 DKK, which is half price of the typical weekday spa access.

Kurhotel Skodsborg

Skodsborg Strandvej 139
2942 Skodsborg

Opening Hours:
Open every day, all bookings by appointment


List Marker: Number 4Body Detox Klinikken

Body Detox Klinikken is located in the northern suburb of Bronshøj, in practitioner Lisbeth’s charming, bright home. She provides LPG Endermologie treatments, which is a machine-based lymphatic drainage massage. She also is skilled in facial gua sha and cupping treatments, which are so relaxing that you might find yourself drifting off to sleep.



Body Detox Klinikken

Uggerløsevej 12
2700 København

Opening Hours:
Mon -Fri 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Sat & Sun Closed




Cosmetic and Clinical-Level Facials in Copenhagen

List Marker: Number 5Amazing Space

The name really says it all, huh? Amazing Space, the space at the ultra-luxurious Hotel D’Angleterre, is just that: amazing. Their treatments are legendary, as are their self-created line of skincare products.

Their facials, called Amazing Face, offer a range of treatments, from cryotherapy to micro-peels to oxygen infusion to acupuncture. If there’s a cosmetic treatment that can make your face look and feel better, Amazing Space has it! hen you get to enjoy it in one of the most relaxing, grand spaces in the city.


Amazing Space

Hotel D’Angleterre
Kongens Nytorv 34
1050 København K

Opening Hours:
Mon – Fri 7:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sat & Sun 8:00 am – 7:00 pm


List Marker: Number 6Beauty Avenue

In a charming, slightly hidden spot in Frederiksberg, Beauty Avenue offers a huge host of treatments as well as beauty products in their boutique. There are full body treatments that include facial elements, as well as dedicated facial treatments. All treatments are done with organic products only. If you need a little glow-and-go, they offer a 20 minute facial that will get you feeling fresh and out the door in no time at all!


Beauty Avenue

Forhåbningsholms Allé 3
1904 Frederiksberg

Opening Hours:
Mon & Tues 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Weds 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Thurs 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Fri 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sun Closed



List Marker: Number 7Arndal Spa

Arndal Spa is located directly in the centre of the city on Store Kongensgade, and they offer something for everyone. There’s a fitness centre where you can get personal training, a relaxing spa bath to float in, massage, and cosmetic treatments. Their facials run the gamut from peels to acupressure; they offer fantastic, professional services in a relaxing setting.

Arndal Spa

Store Kongensgade 21
1264 København K

Opening Hours:
Mon – Thurs 7:00 am – 9:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sat & Sun 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Looking for more to do in Copenhagen? Check out the best hotels in Copenhagen, as well as all the tourist sites you should visit. If you need a bite, why not go to brunch or enjoy a glass of natural wine?



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Rebecca Thandi Norman

Rebecca Thandi Norman is a co-founder and Editor-in-Chief at Scandinavia Standard.