Besides sightseeing, shopping and eating, vacay time is also great for pampering yourself with a facial treatment, or two. Glowing complexion? Check. Clear skin? Check. Now you’re ready for the many photos you’ll be taking to remember your holiday by.
We’ve got five facial treatments that you should try on your next holiday out of Singapore. Best bit? Most of the products used in these facials are over-the-counter products so you can continue to enjoy and maintain the results in the comfort of your home.
Noble Panacea, in London
Credit: Noble Panacea
Celeb Fans Jodie Comer, Christy Turlington and Salma Hayek
Try Signature High Tech Brilliant Signature Facial, from £280 / approx. S$470 (60 minutes)
Where Nobu London, 22 Portman Square, London W1H 7BG, Tel: +44 (0)20-3988-5888
What It Is Using the brand’s Essentials and Brilliant ranges, this facial focuses on revitalising the skin to reveal a radiant glow. It also incorporates stimulating massage techniques to relax the senses and energise the skin. But that’s not all. The facial also incorporates LED light therapy to enhance skin’s luminosity even more.
Home Care Must-Have: Noble Panacea Prime Radiance Serum, $421 (box of 30 doses)
A serum that uses the brand’s proprietary OSMV technology to deliver active ingredients such as bakuchiol, glycolic acid and malachite to clarify, brighten and protect the skin.
Available at Noble Panacea counter at TANGS at Tang Plaza.
Augustinus Bader, in London
Celeb Fans Sammi Cheng, Nana Ouyang, Gemma Chan and Victoria Beckham
Try #BaderGlow Rejuvenating Facial, £475 / approx. S$790 (75 minutes)
Where The Skin Lab, 17-18 Dover Street, London W1S 4LT, Tel: +44 (0)79-2135-0884
What It Is Marrying Augustinus Bader products and high tech machinery, you’ll leave the facial salon with an enviable #BaderGlow. The key lies in the brand’s iconic TFC8 complex of natural amino acids and high-grade vitamins that elevate the product’s base formula to work more efficiently when addressing signs of ageing while optimising skin’s natural renewal. Boosting its effectiveness, a crystal-free microdermabrasion sloughs off dead skin cells to reveal an instantly smoother and brighter complexion while intensive oxygen and LED light therapies ensure maximum absorption of all the Augustinus Bader goodness.
Home Care Must-Have: Augustinus Bader The Eye Cream, $335
Fine lines, wrinkles, under-eye puffiness and dark circles will be a thing of the past with this hard worker. In addition to TFC8, this lightweight eye cream also contains vitamin C, niacinamide, centella asiatica extract, vitamin B5, jojoba oil and a duo of seaweed extracts to address the signs of ageing around the delicate eye area.
Neal’s Yard Remedies, in Tokyo
Celeb Fans Jennifer Aniston, Kate Moss and Thandie Newton
Try Frankincense Intense LIFT Facial Treatment, ¥22,000 / approx. S$202 (100 minutes)
Where Neal’s Yard Remedies Salon, 2F, 5-1-17 Jingumae Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-001, Japan, Tel: +81 (0)3-5778-3418
What It Is A machine-free anti-ageing facial, your skin will be lifted and toned thanks to the therapist’s skilled hands. Say goodbye to tired, sagging skin and hello to a firmer and more youthful looking complexion. But what we love the most about the treatment is that it’s designed to relax the body and mind as you are enveloped by the warm and earthy scent of Frankincense. Truly, a holistic treat for all your senses.
Home Care Must-Have: Neal’s Yard Remedies Frankincense Intense Lift Cream, $188
Keep skin lifted with this multi-action nourishing moisturiser. It strengthens and softens the complexion with a trio of organic butters and oils alongside the brand’s Frankincense Active Phyto Complex.
Available at Neal’s Yard Remedies counters and stores, and www.nealsyardremedies.com.sg
Dr Barbara Sturm, in Hong Kong
Celeb Fans Gwyneth Paltrow, Katie Holmes and Bella Hadid
Try The Glow High-Touch, from HKD3,480 / approx. S$610 (90 minutes)
Where Rosewood Hong Kong, Asaya Spa, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui Kowloon, Hong Kong, Tel: +852 3891-8588
What It Is A 90-minute version of Dr Barbara Sturm’s signature SturmGlow Facial, this treatment combines her anti-ageing massage and lymphatic drainage techniques with the spa’s LED light therapy to plump and firm the skin, and reduce inflammation. The result: rejuvenated, radiant and youthful-looking skin. What’s not to like?
Home Care Must-Have: Dr Barbara Sturm Glow Drops, $235
Get that #SturmGlow even when you’re running on empty. Enriched with botanical extracts (polygonum bistorta root, wild rose extract and purslane) as well as omega 3 fatty acids and hyaluronic acid, this formula deeply hydrates from within to plump the skin and strengthen its barrier function. Plus, it also has optical pigments to impart an instant glow.
Fields of Yarrow, in Bali
Celeb Fans Miss Universe Indonesia Julia RGDS, Tatjana Saphira and Caitlin North Lewis
Try Oxygen Therapy Facial, S$220 (75 minutes)
Where No. 47C Jalan Pantai Berawa, Canggu Bali, Indonesia, Tel: +62 881-0381-90936; No. 10 Jalan Labuansait, Uluwatu Bali, Indonesia, Tel: +62 881-0381-90936
What It Is The treatment uses the brand’s rose-based skincare range to cleanse and prep the skin. This is followed by an oxygen infusion to promote a healthier skin barrier and offer deep hydration. A LED light therapy finishes the session to boost skin healing and radiance.
Home Care Must-Have: Fields of Yarrow Wild Rose & Geranium Illuminating Face Oil, $79
Combines a nourishing blend of oils (moringa, papain, jojoba and babassu) with vitamins E and A to deeply hydrate and protect the skin. It leaves the complexion softer, smoother and brighter with consistent use.
Available at www.fieldsofyarrow.com
Text: Vanessa Chia/HerWorld