Maybe you’ve nailed your 10 step skincare regime to a T. Or maybe you’ve stocked up on all the high-tech beauty gadgets for the best at-home spa regime. But taking care of your skin is more than just throwing on a face mask every now and then (though it certainly helps!).
There's nothing like leaving your precious skin under the care of a professional. Sure, that strive for that post-facial glow is real, but with a facial spa treatment comes all these added perks you'd be hard pressed to get elsewhere: human connection, hands-on service, a warm and inviting atmosphere (the perfect place to destress, also a skincare perk), and you just know your skin is placed under tender lovin' care.
And Singapore's spas and clinics have much to offer on that front. From fighting blemishes to achieving the glowiest skin you've ever had, check out some of our top tried and tested treatments below.
A Madonna-Approved Facial
Nuffield Aesthetics: Madonna Oxylight Facial
With a name like that, you can be assured that there can be nothing low key about this all-in-one facial treatment. Because even though celebrity and beauty crossovers are nothing new, there’s a certain star power that the Queen of Pop fills in our collective consciousness. The Oxylight facial is a six-in-one non-invasive facial treatment that promises a celebrity-like skincare glow, just like Madonna's, in just 90 minutes.
The facial starts just like any regular facial: a skin assessment from a certified aesthetician at Nuffield Aesthetics, a gentle cleanser via a diamond dermabrasion - a diamond top device to deeply exfoliate as it glides across skin, lymphatic cleansing, followed by some of the more cutting edge treatments: a high pressure oxygen spray, LED light and ultrasound waves technology to help skin absorption, and toning and firming via myolight microcurrent. Finally, a full spectrum LED panel is lit above the entire facial area, with a particular light emitted depending on your skin concern.
The facial addresses everything from fine lines, acne, hyper pigmentation and all signs of ageing. Post treatment, skin was visibly brighter and smoother - no downtime necessary, making for an ideal indulgence before a big event.
The Madonna Oxylight Facial is priced at $675 per session at Nuffield Aesthetics,located at Level 6 of Scotts Medical Centre, Pacific Plaza. For more information, please visit nuffieldaesthetics.com.sg.
A 20 Minute Express Peel Facial
Kew Organics - Sugar K’s Organic Peel
If you’ve got no time to spare, but still want instant, glowing results, this express treatment is just for you. Kew Organics’ facial peel bar at Tangs, Tangs Plaza comes with a range of quick, but no less efficacious organic facial treatments.
Nestle yourself into one of their private facial cabins, kept comfortable with a reclining leather armchair, as you undergo their signature organic peel implemented by one of their certified aestheticians. Utilizing glycolic acid derived from sugar cane, one of nature’s most powerful exfoliants, with organic citrus fruits acids, the peel will exfoliate while triggering new formation of collagen to plump up cell walls and reduce fine lines and wrinkles, all in 20 minutes.
The Sugar K Organic Peel treatment is priced at $70 per session, available at Sugar K Organic Peel Bar, TANGS at Tangs Plaza, 310 Orchard Road, Tangs Plaza, Singapore 238864. Find out more at at www.keworganics.com
An Urban Skin Solvent
DRx Clinic - Essential Facial Re/juvenation treatment
Call it a sign of the times: the irritating side effect to mandatory mask wearing now is 'maskne', a.k.a., the new acne. Apart from regularly washing your masks, facial treatments such as the Essential Facial Re/juvenation treatment by the DRx Group does well to slough away clogged pores and dirt brought about by urban external skin stressants, and even create an overall anti-ageing effect in the process.
First, a deep cleanse via bio-dermabrasion is administered - think of it like a vacuum cleaner for your face. It gently exfoliates, removes impurities and restore skin to its ideal PH level, and as a result, improving dull or uneven skin tones through the removal of dead skin cells. Then, a customised mask helps to lock in your moisture balance, for instantly refined skin in under 90 minutes.
The Essential Facial Re/juvenation treatment is priced at $420 per session, available at DRx Medical Aesthetic Clinic and Medispa, t #16-01/02 Tong Building. Find out more at https://drx.clinic/