Find out some of our favourite facials to try in Singapore for a relaxing and luxurious experience

Self-care can take shape in a variety of ways—from doing an intense workout routine to destressing by watching re-runs of your favourite show. But for some of us, one of the best ways to look after ourselves, both physically and mentally, is to indulge in luxurious beauty treatments. In Singapore, we are spoilt for choice as there are almost too many pampering treatments to choose from for a pick-me-up. 

One beauty treatment that you can never go wrong with is something as straightforward as a facial. It is not just enjoyed by beauty fanatics but anyone who wants professionals to give their skin a little extra TLC. These days, the beauty industry offers facials for various skin types with specific results. Want a brightening facial in 30 minutes? You got it. Need an extra luxurious facial that comes with a massage? No problem.

Below, we list some of our favourite facials that will hopefully inspire you to treat yourself (and your skin). 

Chanel Prive

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Make an appointment with beauty as Chanel has unveiled its first standalone Chanel Prive Ion boutique in Asia at Ion Orchard. The bespoke space was designed with inspiration from Gabrielle Chanel’s own apartment as it is fitted with gold wallpaper and Coromandel panels. The 76 sqm space includes a welcome area and three cabin rooms.

The new boutique also features a Skincare Wall and Fragrance Bar, where for the first time, customers will have the opportunity to buy a range of skincare, makeup and fragrances. There are currently five different types of facial treatments offered at the boutique, with each lasting for around one hour and 15 minutes. 

For a truly pampering experience, go for the Le Soin Sublime treatment where only Sublimage products are used on the skin. But Chanel takes it up a notch by incorporating massages into the entire facial experience, combining the best of Eastern and Western beauty techniques. Prior to any facial, in the treatment room, you will get to have a private discussion with the skincare therapist to specify any concerns that you may have. Once the treatment is over, look forward to revitalised and enlightened skin.

For appointments, call 6603 1468.

La Prairie White Caviar Illuminating & Firming Facial

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There are luxurious facials and then there are La Prairie facials. From beginning to end, you’re treated like royalty. You know you’re in for a pampering time as you settle onto the heated treatment bed—a thoughtful detail that we appreciate. 

A treat of elegance and efficacy combined, this facial promotes an even skin tone by helping to prevent discolouration and illuminating the skin. With the added benefit of the Golden Caviar extracts, the skin is firmer and more hydrated, providing a more illuminated, smoother skin that enhances the complexion. By the end of this luxurious and calming facial, you’d almost forget that you’re still somewhere within a bustling shopping mall.

Available exclusively at La Prairie Ion Orchard. For appointments, call 6235 2042.
 

Read more: La Prairie Opens its First Flagship Boutique in Singapore at Ion Orchard

Sulwhasoo

Since Sulwhasoo entered the Singapore market, true fans have learned how popular its facials have become. It’s not easy to secure an appointment but once you do get one, you will understand the appreciation.

While there are several different facials to choose from, try the Timetreasure Honorstige Treatment for an invigorating session to treat the senses and rejuvenate the skin. This anti-ageing treatment is Sulwhasoo's most luxurious facial available and a facialist will use a specially curated combination of the luxurious Timetreasure Honorstige line and Korean ginseng, to fortify the skin against stress factors that contribute to skin ageing. You will get to choose from one of four energising scents at the beginning of the session; this is then applied to a dry cloth to massage the meridian points. Traditional applicators that carry natural energy are also used during the facial to enhance the efficacy of treatment.

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Freia Aesthetics

For deeply nourishing and hydrating facials, make a pit stop at Freia Aesthetics. The facial spa at Wisma Atria Office Tower offers a wide range of facials including the highly popular Future Afterglow Facial. This treatment includes a three-step deep cleanse that begins with makeup removal and is followed by a thorough cleanse, using Israeli beauty brand Future Cosmetics' signature Flash 10 Botanical Deep Cleanser.

After using a gentle peel (to stabilise unbalanced skin, normalise skin's acidity as well as boost skin's moisture level) and depending on your skin condition, your facialist will also combine the Future Soft Treatment Gel with a suitable Future Beauty Drops (a multi-tasking cult favourite that deserves a spot on your vanity) that will then be applied to the skin using an ultrasound device.

Also included in this facial is an acupoint massage and a customised French green clay-based mask to amp up the skin's hydration level. If your skin is in need of a thirst-quenching treatment, this is it. 

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Aesop

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If you’re having a lousy day, a facial at Aesop could easily transform your day and uplift your mood. And it begins from the moment your facial therapist conducts a consultation with you to understand your skin’s needs. Each treatment is customised to provide ample care for every individual's skin type.

Facials here offer a series of unique treatments to balance, stimulate and nourish the skin through touch. During each appointment, an Aesop-trained facial therapist will also do a facial massage while applying customised Aesop formulations to the skin. Choose from six different types of treatments depending on your skin concerns and prep yourself (and your skin) for both a rewarding and relaxing experience. The Lactic Acid and Sodium Lactate treatment is perfect for those who want a gentle and efficient treatment that activates surface cell renewal, which leads to smoother, clearer, brighter skin. It is also particularly suited to those over 30 years of age.

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Read more: Aesop Launches Othertopias, its New Nature-Inspired Fragrance Collection

Spa Esprit

With an ongoing global pandemic that has required all of us to wear face masks each day, our skin is in need of #TLC especially with the emergence of a new skin problem: maskne. Getting acne due to long hours of mask-wearing has gripped most of us so this facial designed by Spa Esprit to tackle maskne is a must-try for anyone suffering from it.

The Mask Avenger Facial incorporates a technologically-intensive skincare device, Smartline, along with Spa Esprit's skincare products to reduce bacteria growth, unclog pores and hydrate the skin. During the facial, you will also be treated to a relaxing face, neck and shoulder massage so this facial is perfect for anyone looking to relax and obtain clear skin at the same time. And as Spa Esprit says, masks save lives but its anti-maskne facial is here to save your skin from frequent mask-wearing. 

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Raffles Spa

Pamper your skin with a nourishing facial experience at a luxury destination such as Raffles Spa. There may not be a variety of options when it comes to facials here but rest assured that you will walk out with a glow as the spa exclusively uses Mikimoto products only. The ultra-luxe Japanese brand uses original pearl ingredients and pure water from Miyagawa, one of the cleanest rivers in Japan, to create its products.

Pick the Nourishing Facial, a relaxing experience using the dual-effect of premium pearl ingredients that help to retain moisture while protecting against moisture loss in order to achieve radiant and supple skin. You can also choose to enhance the facial by adding on an eye concentrate treatment, restorative neck and decolette treatment or even a nourishing hand and feet therapy.

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