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From the mind behind Adytum comes Canberra’s first express facial studio – and it offers a $99 flat fee

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From the mind that brought us Adytum and The Social Club, comes Canberra’s very first express facial studio – a new skincare concept disrupting the spa industry.

Founded by Renee Douros, SUPERFICIAL– which has opened its doors in Green Square, Kingston – is reinventing the facial experience, offering no-frills, 30-minute, customised, solution-orientated facial treatments.

“Our philosophy is that facials should be affordable, effective, and fun for all,” says Renee.

“We see facials not as fluffy spa treatments that take forever and cost even more. SUPERFICIAL is about facials that deliver real skin results both in the short and long term.”

With quick, effective, and approachable treatments performed in ‘anti-spa’ surrounds that eliminate consumer anxiety, overwhelming treatment menus and the need for expensive add-ons, what makes SUPERFICIAL unique is it doesn’t have a treatment menu.

Clients are instead encouraged to book in for a free, 15 minute skin analysis using state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging that develops their full skin profile. From there, a custom facial is created for the client by their skin specialist, based on their unique skin and goals.

The best part? Appointments cost a flat $99 so it won’t hurt your wallet either. And yes, that’s a set price, with no add ons, ever.

With services ranging from Chemical peels to extractions, LED light therapy, Microdermabrasion, skin needling and Oxygen Serum Infusion (to name a few), SUPERFICIAL’s rebellious inclinations also inspired the fit out of its Kingston flagship.

Reimagining the way you would typically experience a facial in a day spa or clinic, SUPERFICIAL’s studio is informed by the Bauhaus philosophy of functional shapes with little to no ornamentation. With a  product discovery bar (where skin specialist and client converge to hand pick products to be used during treatments) to a dedicated wash bar where you do the first cleanse yourself, the fusion of  brutalist materials of concrete and exposed brick with stainless steel accent is offset by lighting that bathes the studio in neon colours for an electrifying, energetic environment.

“No two skins are the same, so why should your facial be?” says Renee.

“With appointments costing a flat $99, SUPERFICIAL is working to make skincare inclusive to everyone and as attainable as we expect other traditional health services to be, while standing by our mission of helping people feel confident in their skin.”

For more information visit 

When: Opening Wednesday 11 October.
Where: 48-50 Jardine Street, Kingston.

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