Always in search for the best of the best in Europe’s trendiest capitals and cities, VERTIGO’s beauty editor reveals her favourite beauty institute in Zurich and how she prepares her skin before attending the haute couture shows in Paris.


Microdermabrasion is one of the most effective professional skin treatments. It involves the use of spraying tiny crystals to remove dead skin cells on the surface, deeply exfoliate and brighten the face. It also reduces the appearance of fine wrinkles or scars that result from acne or surgery.

I always opt for a few microdermabrasion sessions ahead of Paris haute couture week. It gives me a clearer, healthier and more radiant skin. I book the sessions (90 minutes, CHF 180) at Aesthetics Retreat in Zurich, a new beauty institute near the opera house. Skincare specialist Daniela Graci, the owner of the institute, has been my beautician for ten years. Even though testing new beauty treatments is part of my job, Daniela’s skills are simply unique. Moreover, she’s a very warm-hearted person. (Please note that this is NOT a sponsored article.)

Microdermabrasion, a mild steaming and pore-purging are followed by an ampoule and a mask, a powerful combination that will remind you to double cleanse and tone your skin every night to maintain the results for as long as possible.

(Above) Amal Clooney often goes to skincare institutes in London and California. She has a flawless complexion. (Photo: Andrea Raffin / Shutterstock)


The brand new institute in Seefeld offers a variety of treatments, for instance microdermabrasion, microneedling, mesotherapy, PRP vampire lifting, green peel, Cosmelan, laser hair removal (bikini from CHF 100), Aesthetico chemical peeling (CHF 150), LPG Cellu M6, LED facial light, teeth whitening, plasmage, mibroblading, enCurve, pollogen oxigeneo.

Daniela Graci is a skincare expert, a skin pigmentation specialist and a medical assistant who holds various Swiss diplomas. She’s been working with plastic surgeons for 15 years. Today, she continues to collaborate with renowned plastic surgeons, given the fact that she also specialized in preoperative and postoperative treatments (using e. g. Healite III).

Daniela, her sister Fabiana and their team always make a personalised skincare programme for their clients. They use advanced cosmeceutical products (Skinceuticals, Coéo, Aesthetico) and the latest, safest machines. The team speaks German, Swiss German, English and Italian. It offers free consultation for new clients. Aesthetics Retreat’s website will soon be online.

The new address for beauty queens: Aesthetics Retreat opens in Zurich.

Address: Aesthetics Retreat, Falkenstrasse 4, 8008 Zurich

Phone: 044 260 80 66

Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 8 am to 8 pm; Saturday from 8 am to 4 pm.

Follow Aesthetics Retreat on Instagram.

Follow One Luxury on Instagram. The three Graci sisters Domenica, Daniela and Fabiana are also very successful in the luxury travel business.



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