Showing posts with label Facial. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Facial. Show all posts

11 May 2016

Beauty Base - bSoul facial & MTM back therapy

Went for bSoul facial and massage before a festive season previously and wow, the facial results turned out to be SO GOOD. If you hadn't knew about bSoul before, here is more details on one of their skincare kit.

bSoul facial is available at several salons, and I visited one at Clementi - Beauty Base. It's less than 5 mins walk from the station if you travel by mrt :)

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The introduction to the products used were pretty straight-to-the-point, a manner which I’m personally fond of. No overpromises or fanciful claims that builds up your expectations only to give end results that is below mediocre, which happens at some salons. The therapist used pretty layman terms to explain the products with their usage and effects, which makes it easy for me to understand and absorb the information (especially while lying on the comfy bed and being only half awake).

My skin is pretty dehydrated these days due to the cold and dry air-conditioning in office and insufficient plain fluid consumption. Thus, the therapist recommended facial that can help to restore my skin’s moisture and pH level which in turn will brighten up my complexion. 

The range of products used for the facial.

To my amazement, there were no high-technology machines or 'fanciful' creams or serums used during the facial. It is a classic facial, without extractions, using the exact bSoul set shown above that can be purchased and used at home on our own! 

1) Thorough removal of my makeup
This took possibly thrice the amount of time I would spent removing makeup on my own. Must be really thorough :D ok, i'm 1/2 kidding.

2) Cleansing with my favourite bSoul 3 Activ scrub
Again, the therapist spent 2-3 times the effort than I usually do when I use the scrub. She reminded me that the scrub can be effective as a hydration mask too when used together with a serum. The granular beads from the scrub will break down into waxy state after few minutes of scrubbing and it will act to hydrate the skin like a mask. Hence, the 'scrub' was left on my skin while she proceeded to trim my eyebrows.

3) Mask
This was applied in conjuction with the facial massage.
Do note that the facial massage is rather heavy-handed as compared to any other facial massages i've done before. Not something that you will fall asleep with. But neither is it painful at all, hence no worries!
The massage skill of the therapist helps in getting the products absorbed more effectively into my skin as well as reduce any water retention, making my face feel lighter and refreshed, perhaps even more nimble in my expressions that evening.

Now I look forward to using my remaining bSoul scrub in a new manner at home!

There is a makeup room for girls to tidy up after a good sleep facial so that you can hang out shopping even right after a facial.

Of cos, please go and try the facial yourselves to experience the goodness of it. Would be great to pamper your skin and be ready to face the world in the upcoming (June holiday) travel season :)

(Beauty Base is 20 years old! Pretty established for a beauty salon!)

Other than bSoul facial, Beauty Base also offers MTM back therapy.

Prior to trying out MTM massage, I've already prepped myself for a painful experience as what Mia had shared. It's not meant to be the 'shiok' kind of massage, but a real, painful jabbing type. I was honestly looking forward to some beneficial jabbing to clear the knots in my shoulders, and lower back which I strained some time in Dec :(

Now, what exactly is MTM massage? This therapy is a new type of corrective massage, based on Traditional Chinese Medicinal (TCM) Philosophy and Modern Western Medical principal. This technique is aided by specialized handheld rod (read: buffalo horn), which goes beyond the conventional superficial skin and muscle levels. Check out the 'rods':

Each of our backs is like a main power switch that reflects the major organs and nerve systems of our bodies. Here's an overall view of the acupoints on our backs.

The treatment works by stimulating these meridian points in our body to work on the facial restrictions and scar tissues in the muscle. It can be performed in one session for a full body treatment, or it can be localized for specific target area such as face, and is designed to address stubborn problems such as chronic stiff shoulders or bloated face (depending on which area are you performing the treatment on).

Unfortunately, I'm soooo sensitive (read: ticklish) to any touches on my (mid) back that the massage could not be done full-out over that area. The therapist was able to carry out the acupressure treatment properly for my shoulders and neck regions though, helping with the relief of my stiff shoulders and that chronic pain. It wasn't as painful as expected - the massage on my neck, shoulder and lower back region were just that slightly uncomfortable during the session.

The massage therapist, however, warned me of subsequent aching muscles which I felt indeed the very next morning. It was far more sore than I've ever came across before, or have expected.
Thankfully, they gave me the tub of ageless herbal cream to help with the expected aches and I had it rubbed onto my shoulders immediately after I woke up. It soothed the aftermath aches considerably!

Overall, I find the MTM massage much more effective in curing my muscle stiffness than another other solutions I've tried so far. If you have problems which regular massages can't help, do give MTM massage a try!


Block 443 Clementi Avenue 3
#01-69 Singapore 120443

Operating hours:
Mon -Fri: 10.30am-8.30pm
Sat -Sun: 10.30am-6pm
P.Holiday closed.

Tel: 6872 2268
Fax: 6872 2268

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. 


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

Facebook: SkinLab Medical Spa

Instagram: SkinLabSG 

4 November 2013

Honeyz Cube x HKCplaza Pampering Party

Attended Honeyz Cube x HKCplaza Pamper Party two weekends ago at Nail's D'vine for a pampering session! :)


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 Nail's D'vine is a premium nail boutique located at Dempsey with vintage Victorian decor, totally princessy! They specialize not only in nails but facials, waxing and eyebrows as well!

Nail's D'vine

26 Dempsey Rd Singapore 249686



Dempsey area might be a little inconvenient for those who are not driving, hence Nail's D'vine is so sweet to offer all their customers to a $10 cab rebate :) How nice is that!

Terms and Conditions
Claim of maximum SG$10.00 will be in form of payment deduction
Claimable upon any  product or service purchases (if any) only at Nail’s D’vine
Original cab receipt must be presented upon biling
Strictly not exchangeable for cash
(For eg.if your cab fee is $15.00 and you are purchasing $18.00, total amount required for payment is only $8.00)


The event includes many pampering treatments for the princesses - Antarctica-theme classic manicure, LJH's signature face slimming treatment and a goodie bag of LJH with products specially selected, worth $300! Will blog more on this after I've tried the products :)

About LJH

They are a chain of Skin & Aesthetics Clinics with 50 over Clinics in South Korea.
LJH products are specially formulated with 3 of our key doctors
It was manufactured due to lack of suitable home skin care for our own skin patients
All products are researched and developed basing on various patients’ skin problems hence all products are totally safe for sensitive skins
Satisfying customers with healthy skin and true beauty.


One of the products I would want to try!
It's sunblock in compact powder form! I don't use sunscreen due to the fact that they are often thick/creamy which makes my skin feels very uncomfortable :( But a powder one is light and doubles up as foundation too!

Bubble-cleanser which is so light and soothing :)

One popular product would be the LJH Antarctica 77 Cream. LJH Antarctica 77 Cream is retailing at S$42, current promotion S$34.


The fantastic news is, currently, there's a redemption special for 1st 300 customers!
Click HERE!
Just quote 'starterkit' to redeem!


Onto our nails pampering session ^^

It was great catching up with my blogger friends.
I have a full-time job, and other commitments on weekends, hence it isn't always I get to attend bloggers' events and meet them!
Tiff isn't in the photos cos she was busy experimenting with the makeup!

Next up, Apple and I went for LJH signature face slimming facial treatment which made our faces so much more slim after just ONE session.
Wanted to post photos of the 'before' and 'after', but I lost the photos Apple whatsapp-ed me :( But honestly, the effects were really great for both of us. Our session was slightly longer than the rest (is it becos we have wide faces??? >.<), took about 1.5hours whereas the rest were done in like less than an hour! But it simply shows that the therapists are determined to slim our faces no matter how long it takes! Keke.

I'm thinking of going for more sessions before my wedding in future, lol.