It starts with a cleanse and tone to purify skin and remove makeup, after which the therapist applies an exfoliating peel cream to gently remove dead skin cells. Next to go on: a light, hydrating and calming serum to soothe inflammation, then a serum made from omega 3 and 6 fatty acids to supposedly repair skin. This is followed by a creamy and soothing leave-on mask. My face and neck are then wrapped with gauze, while my eyes are covered with cotton pads soaked in hydrating lotion. A cooling mask containing a cocktail of mask powder and water is then applied on thick, and left on my face for 20 minutes, during which I’m given a hand massage. After the mask is removed, moisturising cream is applied and I’m good to go.
My face looked significantly smoother and plumper. It didn’t aggravate the existing case of acne that I had pre-treatment, and the massages relieved stiffness and left me feeling recharged. $325, Estetica Beauty Studio, #06-18 Plaza Singapura, tel: 6737-2234
This story first appeared in Female‘s January 2017 issue.