NOTE: Facial done in February 2015.
I have been coming down with very severe breakouts recently. Since I turned 24 in December, I had been having pimples pop non-stop till now. Have been trying sooo many pimple creams, new skincare lines, new skincare regime, but all that didn’t really help me with anything, other than make my skin extremely dry and peeling :( So, now I not only have pimples, but I also have dry skin. FML.
I was super sceptical in accepting this sponsorship from SkinPerfect Solutions as I have never been a regular at facials and always heard stories about how pain it is or how your face turns out red and lasts for days. So all these scary stories really put me off ever going for a facial. But having been reassured by SkinPerfect that it will not leave me having super red, angry skin, and that in fact it would help me with my dry, flaky skin, I decided to give this a go.
I checked out their Facebook Page and their website and found out that they specialise in customized facials and skincare, suited for every skin type. So whether you are normal/combination, oily/sensitive skin, SkinSavers Facial System by SkinPerfect will find that perfect facial for you to target your problem areas.
Upon arrival, their skin specialist, Cindy, greeted me and brought me to a consultation room to have a quick chat about my concerns and the main problems that I would like to rectify. I am then introduced to my beautician, Irene. I simply LOVE Irene. She is sooo friendly and really very very gentle. She has the most beautiful tanned skin with ZERO pores and ZERO pimples, and she is younger than me L Soooo envious. (Getting off track) Irene cleanses off all my makeup (leaving my eye area as I requested) and I changed into their robe for more comfort. Once all my makeup is cleansed off, I am brought back into the consultation room to Cindy once again. She lets me talk and talk and talk about all my problems, and brings me to their special “Skin Camera” call Visia , where I stick my face into this machine and it captures the condition of my face. It was designed by Procter and Gamble to test skin products, and is now available at SkinPerfect.
What comes out from this amazing machine, is a full detailed analysis on the conditions of my face. It is able to detect the following:
- · Spots
- · Wrinkles
- · Texture
- · Pores
- · UV Spots
- · Brown Spots
- · Red Area
- · Porphyrins
The higher the percentage, the better your skin is. So essentially, you are gonna want to see high percentage results. High percentage = Good Skin! Mine unfortunately isn’t really good L
Ignore the face, but apparently my worst scoring problem that I have is Wrinkles (42%) :O As Cindy explained, Wrinkles doesn’t necessarily mean the actual wrinkle lines, sometimes the camera also picks up dry, flaky skin to be wrinkles as well. She explains to me in much detail about each of my scores. I’m glad my pores are in the above average range J My UV Spots are horrible as well! All my years of not using sunscreen and depending solely on my BB Cream’s SPF is clearly not giving me enough protection! I cannot stress how important sunscreen is! I have tonnes of pigmentation spots cased by the Sun’s harmful UV Rays. Cindy advised me to always apply a layer of sunscreen that’s specifically for protection against the Sun, and not some combination product. And I am definitely gonna start listening to her now!
Once she explained and diagnosed my problem areas, she carefully customized a facial for me to help target my dryness and soothe my red, angry skin. I specifically requested for NO EXTRACTIONS to be done because it was exactly 3days before Chinese New Year and I did not want to end up looking like a lobster.
SkinPerfect SkinSaver is an amazing package consisting of 47 Skin Therapies to create an 8 step facial. Cindy selected Biolucent, a low level laser system to resurface my pimpled skin and a cryo treatment to calm the skin down. She also concocted a soothing hydrating facial mask and facial massage for me, which Irene executed the facial beautifully. I felt deeply relaxed and pampered.
The treatment room was really comfy and the whole lighting and ambience just really made me feel very, very relaxed. The music they played was funnily enough, some opera music mixed with a bit of jazz. The playlist was a very well thought out list. Not too hard-core, and not too soft. Just perfect for my 90mins facial massage.
Irene actually carefully placed a cotton pad over my eyes before I tore it off to take a selfie. Haha! Thank you so much Irene for the most wonderful facial I’ve ever had! :D
The mask they applied over my face felt very cooling once applied. It even smelt really good, almost good enough for me to eat it. It’s like Lavender infused with some other special ingredient. It looked to me like white chocolate (it obviously isn’t).
Here is my skin directly after the massage! I have absolutely NO BB Cream/Foundation on my skin, just their amazing facial and moisturizer and sunscreen. My skin is LESS irritated and angry, VERY hydrated and most important of all, my face felt VERY, VERY SUPPLE AND SMOOTH!
Thank you Sample Store for hooking me up with SkinPerfect! I am very happy that I went for this appointment and look forward for my next visit there J Their service is certainly top notch! Location is conveniently located right on Orchard Road. Look for Cindy and request for Irene to be your beautician. She will definitely take very good care of you!
+65 6235 7377
541 Orchard Road, #21-03/04 Liat Towers,
Also available in 5 other locations @ Parkway Parade, Tampines One, Toa Payoh Central, Yishun Central and WestGate.
Till next time,
Take care :)