Can’t remember the last time you had a facial? Don’t fret, these facials are coming to the rescue. We tested them and now all you need to do is make an appointment...
You might have nailed double-cleansing routine or have your 10-step regime (just like the Koreans do it) but taking care of your skin is more than throwing on a face mask or using a pore strip. Look to these facials to find a procedure suited to your skin type, have your skin checked, pores thoroughly cleaned and blackheads extracted – by an expert. We tried some next-level treatments, at Singapore’s best day spas and clinics for you. Ready for your post-facial glow?
Spa Infinity wants you to put all stress aside and wholly commit to the Black Magnelight facial – and commit we did. If your dull skin is in need of a deep detox or if signs of ageing are slowly creeping in, this is your go-to. For 75 minutes, we got a thorough cleanse, exfoliation with a papaya and pineapple enzyme infusion, extraction, application of a serum infused with cryotherapy and a relaxing head and shoulder massage that took us to our happy place – but this is just the tip of the iceberg. The facial ends with a black magnetic mask: a mud infused with ionised minerals to draw out the nasties. A magnet is then used to remove the product, leaving the good stuff like peptides, vitamins and antioxidants that neutralise free radicals. Just like us, you’ll leave with glowy, supple skin that’s ready to take on the world.
If your skin is clogged up but sensitive at the same time, you’ve probably had your fair share of facials that end up making your skin even more red and patchy. Try SG Face’s Ultra Sensitive Skin Facial, specially designed to soothe irritation and redness, while hydrating the skin with its unique herbal-based treatment. We gave it a go and we’re pleased to report that extractions are done with the utmost care, finished with a skin-calming mask at the end. The neck and shoulder massage with essential oils left us feeling extra pampered.
A 90-minute Ultra Sensitive Skin Facial is $130 for the first trial (U.P $260). On our to-try list are also the Deep Cleansing Facial ($58 for the first trial) and Oxygen Facial ($140 for the first trial).
Perks! Enjoy 50% off all treatments during weekends, and 60% off all treatments on weekdays from 11am to 5pm!
SG Face, #03-42 211 Holland Avenue, Holland Road Shopping Centre, Singapore 278967
If you’re on the lookout for a relaxing, luxurious facial that quickly hits refresh on your tired skin, then Dr Low Chai Ling’s SW1 Spa has just the thing. We walked in for a lovely 90-minute hybrid facial fitting called 24k Uplift and strolled out looking (and feeling) rejuvenated. This special facial combines three treatments – it starts off with a whiff of lavender essential oil followed by cleansing and steaming to open those pores. Our skin was then pampered to an aqua-dermabrasion session using three solutions for exfoliating, toning and T-zone targeting.
Next, an ultrasound treatment (say hello to Sygmalift Technology) that does wonders for skin lifting and tightening. Finishing a peaceful and effective facial is a luxurious 24k gold face mask that not only hydrates but also brightens. Once the mask is off, a youth reset anti-ageing skin and eye serum is dabbed on while you sip on tea and are treated to a hand massage. We’re happy to report that the results were instantaneous. In just 90-minutes, we left SW1 Spa’s Paragon clinic with brighter and fresher skin.
This effective and peaceful skin lifting facial is $535 for one session and $2675 for six sessions.
SW1 Spa, 290 Orchard Road, #13-03 Paragon, Singapore 238859
Sugar K Organic Peel Bar
Removing your skin’s top layer of dead skin cells sounds like a terrifying concept but what if we told you it improves skin texture, treats acne scars and evens skin tone? Sugar K Organic Peel Bar (a sister brand of organic beauty brand, Kew Organics) offers a gentle all-natural face peel made with a sugar cane-derived formula and a blend of citrus fruit acids. All you need is 20 minutes and you’ll leave with a radiant boost. Trust us, we got to meet founder Lily Kew and her out-of-this-world complexion speaks volumes about her products.
Sugar K Organic Peel Bar, four outlets in OUE Downtown Gallery, Everton Park, Clarke Quay Central and Cluny Court.
If you can’t sit still for more than an hour, or simply don’t have the luxury of time, we found the answer in the Oxy Miracle Infusion at Skin Inc. We recommend Oxy Miracle Peel – that simultaneously deep cleanses, exfoliates, and hydrates – followed by an infusion of oxygen, onsen water, and a cocktail of serums customised for your skin. There’s no post-facial redness, and you’ll literally see the pore-clogging muddiness being wiped away! We went from dull-looking and dehydrated to instant glow.
Skin Inc., #B3-43 ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801
Too much sun, not enough water – we’re all guilty of depriving our skin with some much-needed hydration. Face Bistro, a fave with the Holland Village crowd has the solution: its Hyalurone Hydrating Moisture Facial ($168 for 90mins) gets our vote for the best moisturising treatment. Products used include watercress extract (improves skin elasticity), Skinperfectsphere Hyaloadvance serum (for the extraction of dead cells), and a hydrating face mask enriched with propolis, which soothes and moisturises the skin. Sounds like a mouthful, but It’s like a water parade for your skin.
Face Bistro, 25C Lorong Liput, Singapore 277735