FACE BOOST­ERS

The top treat­ments you could do with pronto when your skin craves a lit­tle ex­tra help or a shot of pam­per­ing.

Shape (Singapore) - - Skin - BY GOH YEE HUAY

ON POINT

Eu Yan Sang Fa­cial Acupunc­ture From $82 for 45-60min

Based on tra­di­tional Chi­nese medicine (TCM) prin­ci­ples of in­ter­nal bal­ance and en­ergy flow, fa­cial acupunc­ture is used to tackle a range of skin woes, from dull­ness and wrin­kles to eye bags, dark cir­cles and blem­ishes. The TCM idea be­hind this is to not only treat the vis­i­ble prob­lems, but also the health is­sues (such as a weak im­mune sys­tem, stag­na­tion of qi, or de­fi­cien­cies in cer­tain or­gans) that cause them. It starts with a de­tailed con­sul­ta­tion with the TCM physi­cian, fol­lowed by the ac­tual acupunc­ture treat­ment where ul­tra-fine nee­dles are in­serted into se­lected acu­points on the face and body. Af­ter the nee­dles are re­moved, the ses­sion ends with a gen­tle fa­cial mas­sage.

At se­lected Eu Yan Sang TCM clinics. Visit http://sg.eu­yansang­clinic.com for more in­for­ma­tion.

GET GLOW­ING

Shi­seido Fu­ture So­lu­tion LX Yu­taka Treat­ment – Ul­ti­mate Bright­en­ing $180 for 60min

Dull, dry and con­gested skin is a com­mon prob­lem, whether the cause is a beach hol­i­day, a high-stress life­style or sim­ply slug­gish cell turnover. This fa­cial, which uses prod­ucts from Shi­seido’s Fu­ture So­lu­tion LX an­ti­age­ing range, de­liv­ers an in­ten­sive ra­di­ance and hy­dra­tion boost to tired, splotchy and UV-dam­aged skin. It doesn’t hurt that the ses­sion is also an in­cred­i­bly re­lax­ing one that lets you drift into happy obliv­ion. The room and linen are scented with the fra­grance of sakura, ume and Ja­panese rose. Two spe­cially de­signed Imari porce­lain tools are gen­tly heated for the treat­ment – a mas­sager for the face, neck, decol­letage and up­per arms, and a stone placed on the stom­ach to warm the body. Dur­ing the mas­sage, the ther­a­pist’s strokes are done in tan­dem with a unique sound­track that in­cludes nat­u­ral sounds recorded at Ja­pan’s Mount Koya. Bliss.

Shi­seido Fa­cial Stu­dio, Level 4 Tangs at Tang Plaza, tel: 6737-4943

A REAL EYE-OPENER

The Sloane Clinic Ul­ti­mate Eyelift Pro­gram $2,889 for six 60min ses­sions

This aims to lift and tighten saggy lids and droopy eyes, and to smooth crepey un­der-eye skin with­out surgery or lengthy down­time. Done over six ses­sions, each spaced three weeks apart, the treat­ment utilises the SmartX Lite skin re­newal laser, de­liv­ered through a frac­tion­ated air­brush mi­crospray that’s re­port­edly gen­tle on skin. Pa­tients typ­i­cally feel a warm, prick­ling sen­sa­tion dur­ing the ses­sion. Down­time is said to be min­i­mal, with some tem­po­rary flush­ing of the skin im­me­di­ately af­ter, and mild flak­ing for a few days. You can even ap­ply makeup right af­ter if nec­es­sary.

#03-14A Ion Or­chard, tel: 6509-8108. Visit www.sloaneclinic.com for more in­for­ma­tion. LOOK YOUNGER Lan­come Youth Ac­ti­vat­ing Treat­ment $150 for 60min, $220 for 90min This is a fa­cial based on one of Lan­come’s best-sell­ing prod­ucts, Ad­vanced Genifique Youth Ac­ti­vat­ing Serum. The pre-serum booster has be­come a beauty es­sen­tial for many women as it helps skin re­spond bet­ter to other prod­ucts that follow, and is made to suit every age, skin type and rou­tine. This fa­cial com­bines use of the serum with ul­tra­sound tech­nol­ogy, which re­port­edly max­imises cell me­tab­o­lism so skin func­tions more ef­fec­tively. The promised re­sults: im­proved hy­dra­tion, ra­di­ance and a smoother-look­ing vis­age with lessvis­i­ble lines and pores.

Lan­come Beauty In­sti­tute, Level 4 Tangs at Tang Plaza, tel: 6737-0095

FIRM AND LIFT

Core Face Treat­ment $398 for 60min

To firm sag­ging skin around the fa­cial con­tours, you can try non-in­va­sive ra­dio-fre­quency treat­ments such as this Core Face Treat­ment. Said to be suit­able for all skin types, it de­liv­ers two ra­dio fre­quen­cies (RFs) to pro­mote col­la­gen pro­duc­tion in or­der to firm skin. The treat­ment be­gins with a cleanse and scrub, fol­lowed by face-steam­ing and come­done ex­trac­tion. Af­ter the thor­ough cleans­ing, the RF part of the treat­ment be­gins – you may ex­pe­ri­ence a warm sen­sa­tion on your skin. Af­ter that, skin­care is ap­plied, and the ses­sion ends with a face and shoul­der mas­sage to help boost cir­cu­la­tion and pro­mote re­lax­ation.

Beaute Hub, #B1-13/18 Cup­page Plaza, tel: 6735-6883

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