27 June 2015

Skinlab The Medical Spa - Salicylic Acid Peel Facial Review

Time flies after the 25-year-old mark, and I realize I really ought to start taking proper care of my skin now. No more leaving makeup overnight or washing my face with only tap water at times :/ To begin with, I needed a thorough deep cleansing of my skin to get rid of all the accumulated gunk in my clogged pores.

Chris was really nice to head down with me to SkinLab The Medical Spa, at Plaza Singapura, for a sponsored facial treatment. 

*credits: http://www.wellnessly.com/

SkinLab The Medical Spa integrates the pampering, attentive yet unobtrusive service of a world-class spa with the most advanced of aesthetics techniques and cosmetic dermatology. In this facility, they create non-invasive, non-surgical, safe and effective beauty solutions to treat mind, body and soul.

The edge that sets SkinLab The Medical Spa apart from others comes not just from the well- researched, latest technological machines that they provide and the top-grade products carried here. It also comes from the in-house tailored treatments and the well-trained therapists and consultants whose knowledge help every individual client find the treatment that will best meet her that will best meet her needs.


My experience with SkinLab The Medical Spa started with a consultation session with the manager, Cheryl, and she recommended me the Salicylic Acid Peel Facial due to my uneven skin tone, and those blackheads and tiny bumps on my skin.

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Salicylic Acid Peel Facial is the new generation facial treatment for improving the appearance of the skin. It is a superior exfoliate that improves the appearance of ageing and sun-damaged skin. Salicylic Acid Peel Facial breaks down the protein bonds between the layers of skin.

For those suffering from acne and oily skin, this peel is a highly effective treatment as it acts as an anti-inflammatory which helps  to immediately reduce the inflammation of the acne. It is oil-soluble and lipophilic so it penetrates sebum filled follicles and helps to unclog pores, loosen and lift out blackheads, even out skin tone, and prevent future outbreaks.

The Salicylic Acid Peel Facial is also effective in reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and improving overall facial texture because it exfoliates both the skin surface and within pores.

Salicylic Acid Peel Facial blends powerful skin exfoliation with skin soothing actions. It has ultraviolet absorbing properties that help to protect the skin from the damaging effects of the sun. It can be used more frequently than the other peels without much risk for irritation.

Normal skin cleansing may not be enough to keep your skin clear and bright, but incorporating a Salicylic Acid Peel Facial can help exfoliate the skin and reveal the healthy, new skin underneath.

Salicylic Acid Peel Facial can treat all of the following for nearly all skin tones and textures:
· oily skin
· acne
· blackheads
· whiteheads
· fine lines
· premature ageing
· uneven skin tone

Salicylic Acid Peel Facial gets rid of surplus sebum, bacteria and inflammation from deep inside the pores of the skin. It attacks the systematic core causes of skin problems, specifically acne. It also fights fungus and yeast. Overall it improves skin texture, tone, clearness and quality.

Salicylic acid is one of the most effective ingredients to combat the cause of facial oil, acne and blemishes, as well as providing an excellent rejuvenation addition and alternative to Glycolic.


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I was led into a cosy treatment room by the therapist to change into a white robe for the treatment:

1. The therapist started by removing my makeup (had eyeliner on even though I skipped the powders) and did a thorough cleanse of my entire face and neck to prepare the skin for the treatment.

2. As I don’t do facials usually, and my skin may not be accustomed to strong chemicals, the recommended chemical peel was of the lowest concentration of only 10%. There are options of 10%, 20% and 30% strength which will be advised accordingly for each individual.

3. The clear, gelish chemical peel was applied to my skin for 10mins, timed by this a cute old school alarm clock. During the 10-min interval, the therapist constantly checked on my condition as she wanted to take care that the chemical is not too potent for my skin. Throughout, I experienced only very, very slight tingling sensation on my cheeks which wasn’t even itchy enough to make me feel like scratching. So it was all great! I wondered if a chemical peel of higher concentration should have been used instead though!

4. The chemical peel was sponged off and the therapist did extraction of the blackheads and tiny bumps on my face. The skin was pretty much softened after the chemical peel and the whiteheads and blackheads surfaced, making extraction a breeze. No tearing or wincing at all ;) Cold rose toner was constantly applied after each area of extraction was done, to calm the skin and prevent any redness/soreness.

5. The therapist showed me my skin with a mirror after the peel and extraction and I was truly amazed at how much visibly clearer and brighter my skin is. It actually made me slightly embarrassed at how ‘dirty’ my face was when I first stepped into the clinic hurhur.

6. The treatment continued with a hydrating ampoule and face massage which felt so pampering!

7. Not just that, as my skin started to show signs of redness from the extraction, a herbal mask was applied and left on for about 20mins to further calm the skin. Concurrently, I was given a head and shoulder massage which was sooo pleasurable and made me sleepy. Soon the therapist left me to have some eye shut.

8. Finally, after a good rest, the herbal mask was removed and the treatment ended well with a quick shoulder massage again!

All the products used during the treatment are SkinLab’s in-house products, researched and developed by doctors to ensure safety and effectiveness. Here’s a comparison picture of my skin a day before facial; 2 hours after facial; the morning after facial and evening after work (with blusher and loose powder).

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Again, thank you SkinLab for having me. 
I certainly like my skin after SkinLab’s chemical peel treatment. It is now clearer and brighter overall, with the blackheads on my nose gone and pores on the cheeks unclogged significantly. Best of all, there were no irritation to my skin during the chemical peel.
The therapist also trimmed my messy brows ^^ So my face really looks so much cleaner / groomed than before.

In fact, I'm so impressed with this facial that I feel that I should try out other aesthetic offers they have too. Let me check out other procedures and keep this space updated if I do go for any :)

Each session of Salicylic Acid Peel Facial is at $268. If you like to experience the chemical peel facial yourself, give SkinLab a call now :)

SkinLab The Medical Spa

Plaza Singapura
68 Orchard Road, #03-33

Operating Hours:
Mondays to Fridays 10am - 9.30pm
Weekends and Public Holidays 10am - 8.30pm



Other branches:

#04-04 Wheelock Place Tel: 6235 3246

#03-33 Plaza Singapura Tel: 6336 1106 #B1-62

Jurong Point Tel: 6316 2556 / 6316 2246

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  1. Elizabeth O.27 June, 2015

    The results are amazing. I have a few blemishes that I want to get rid of. I could go for this peel.

  2. Chemical peel can be dangerous in a non-reputable place. Always make sure they use the proper chemicals, that there is a dermatologist responsible and capable to address adverse reactions, if any.

  3. I love how fresh and clear your skin looks after the facial.

    We're never too young nor too old to take care of our skin and facials are one of the best ways to maintain a clean, clear-looking skin. I'm a huge fan of Salicylic Acid Peel Facial.

  4. Love the results! As I was reading through, in my mind was the word "acid peel" which was kind of scary. I was glad to know they have options of 10% etc for different skin types. It's good they have addressed that matter as we all have different skin types and it reacts differently with products as well.

  5. wow, looks like it really work! the morning after pic really got brighter and your blackheads less visible.

  6. This treatment can really make your skin much cleaner. The difference is evident after the treatments.