The Treatment

This luxe 90-minute treatment uses only La Mer skincare products. The therapist first sprays a skin-balancing mist over my face to relax followed by a thorough double cleanse to remove all impurities. She then gently scrubs my face with The Refining Facial, which is infused with pure diamond dust, to exfoliate surface dead skin cells. A toner is then smoothed over my entire face to prep skin, followed by a lotion essense to kick start cell regeneration. A skin healing concentrate is then appled over my entire face, followed by an eye cream. Using The Soft Cream, I am then treated to a 15-minute facial massage with firm strokes to boost microcirculation and lift skin. After the excess cream is tissued off, the therapist then applies a spa-exclusive concentrated infusion of La Mer’s signature healing ingredient Miracle Broth. A thin layer of Creme de la Mer is then massaged into skin, and a thin gauze is then placed over my entire face. The therapist then uses ice cubes to massage my face in gliding movements to help seal in the benefits of the entire facial. I am then given a hand massage, after which mist is sprayed over my skin as a final step.

The Verdict

This is one of the most pampering treatments I have ever tried. Throughout the facial, products were applied with massaging motions that was not only relaxing, but left my complexion with a rosy glow. My usually sensitive skin took to the different products extremely well, and my face felt significantly smoother, lifted and more supple after. $480, The Ritz-Carlton Spa, 7 Raffles Avenue, tel: 6434-5203


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