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Gold To Sapphire: 5 Bejewelled Bridal Treatments

Dress your skin in jewels from top-to-toe with beauty treatments that feature precious metals and gems for a million dollar glow. By Annie Tan

This story was originally published in Harper’s Bazaar In Love February 2016 .

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The Cooling Jade Facial at Remede Spa, The St Regis Singapore, uses four cool jade stones to massage the face to reduce puffiness and boost radiance, and up to six warm jade stones are smoothed across the arms,legs and feet to relieve tension. Complemented by a skin-transforming oxygen serum and a delicate re-texturising peel, this chinois-luxe treatment restores tired and puffy skin to immaculate beauty and exquisite lustre. Priced $270 for 90 minutes, Tel: 6506 6892. Image: Remede Spa Gold
So Spa, Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa’s So Haute treatment comprises a cold gold mask and gold regeneration cream that has real gold powder as well as marine collagen, lipids and ceramids to enhance radiance, protect skin from external stress and smooth fine lines. Brides also get an in-depth skin analysis, as well as a body scrub, massage and customised facial featuring a gentle white clay peel and skin-savers with trace elements like copper, zinc and gold. Priced $265 for 90 minutes, Tel: 6708 8358 Image: So Spa, Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa Sapphire
The C-Matrix For Face with Liquid Gems facial at Estheva Spa, Raffles Hotel Singapore, features a 30-minute cold collagen-Matrix mask enriched with pulverised and liquefied sapphire, malachite and citrine to boost skin’s resilience and immunity as well as blast away pollution, free radicals and other environmental assaults. This natural collagen mask, which holds 30 times its weight in moisture, is infused with Swiss Alps botanicals for deep moisturising benefits and prompt protein and DNA synthesis. Brides also enjoy a series of pressure point and lifting face massages, as well as a shoulder massage for deep relaxation and anti-ageing benefits. Priced $220 for 90 minutes, Tel: 6338 3318 Image: Estheva Spa Pearl
More luxurious than your regular mud wrap, the Fragrant Pearl Body Treatment at The Spa at The Mandarin Oriental features a wrap with natural mud and pearl powder rich in minerals, amino acids and antioxidants to boosts skin nutrition, reduce blemishes and give your skin a pearlescent glow. Before this, you’ll be treated to a foot bath and an aromatic scrub with crushed orchid petals and olive pits to lift off dead skin cells and accelerate cellular renewal. During the pearl head wrap, you may choose between a stress relieving heat massage or foot reflexology. Then, get pampered with a unique massage combining Swedish, Thai and Shiatsu techniques. Priced $510 for 170 minutes, Tel: 6885 3533 Image: Mandarin Oriental Amber
Sulwhasoo Timetreasure Perfecting Treatment at Sulwhasoo Boutique uses this precious gemstone from fossilised pine resin to boost relaxation. During this facial, warm amber pieces are used to massage your face for a purportedly calming effect. Besides this exceptional amber therapy, this holistic anti-ageing treatment also includes a dry cloth massage with Korean herbal medicinal essential oil – one of the healing treatments performed in the royal palace during Joseon Dynasty – as well as two high-performance masks to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and illuminate skin with the glow of youth. Priced $280 for 80 minutes, Tel: 6844 9766 Image: Sulwhasoo Singapore