If you are a skincare enthusiast, you would definitely have heard that Porcelain’s facials are the best in town – with their famously long deep-cleansing pore extraction sessions. A trip to Porcelain will not only earn you some skincare cred and social status bragging rights (it’s over $400 per session), facial goers claim that it will give you smoother, radiant, and healthier skin.
Porcelain founder Pauline Ng has made it one of her missions to provide a self-care haven to busy individuals since 2009, but when they had to close their Cantonment location due to rental hikes (a common issue for businesses post Covid), she decided to look for something a little different. “We were sourcing for a new space to cater to a younger and vibrant audience while staying in the central location. Our aim is not only to create a fresh and contemporary environment but also to connect with a younger audience, recognizing that skincare is a vital journey that begins in youth,” she explains. A dinner with the owner of Spa Esprit group resulted in a shared space with Tiong Bahru Bakery in Funan, and the rest is history.
Funan offers the spa brand all the synergies it was looking for. Targeted at a young crowd, it is located in a busy intersection and is easy for customers old and new to access. The space includes an open area for skin consultations and resting while the rooms are warm with modern accents.
Here we speak to Pauline a little more about how wellness has changed in Singapore, specifically post-Covid and how she thinks busy mums can still incorporate a little self-care into their routines.