To be honest, I don’t go for facials. The only time I’ve went for one was kindly sponsored by Navara Beauty. I don’t even mask at home anymore, heck!
Recently, one of my gf introduced me to Lovely Face Spa at Tampines which she mentioned was highly raved by many girls online.
My concerns for my face are :-
1. Oily T-zone (I have combi skin)
2. Clogged pores, especially on my nose, black and white heads. Very annoying.
3. My incurable and hopeless dark circles
4. Freckles, which I have had since I was a kid?
5. Visible large pores on my nose and cheek areas
Complimented by many, my skin condition is actually very good since I don’t do much maintenance. Even the lady boss, Tiffany, of LFS said so 🙂 So yes, I am indeed very blessed but of course, I don’t have flawless perfect fair and porcelain-like skin.
I opted for the ‘Essential Glow Facial’ as well as the ‘Eye Treatment’. I was told that if I were to do Acid peels, eye treatment would be impossible.
Acid peel would help to target my freckles and uneven skin tone mainly.
I was more concerned with the stupid clogged pores and dark circles, hence the choice.
Extracted from LFS’s website :
Essential Glow Facial (120 mins) @ $68
A deep-cleansing, moisturizing and tension-relieving facial that hydrates skin, leaving it youthful and supple.
A Pampering and Relaxing Facial which includes
– Double Cleansing, Skin Analysis, Pre-Treatment Lotion and Steaming
– Extraction and High Frequency Machine (anti-bacterial),
– Cold Hammer with Ampoule from France, customised to your skin type
– Eye-brow trimming
– Lifting/Firming Eye Massage to combat puffiness and dark circles
– Moisturising and Lifting Eye Mask
– Lymphatic Suction Machine to improve lymphatic drainage, eliminate toxins and increase cell metabolism.
This helps to reduce skin imperfection as this machine helps in better facilitation of waste products (sweat and toxin) removal via lymphatic drainage system.
– Customised Soft Mask prescribed by certified Aesthetician for your skin conditions
– Signature Face Lifting Massage to firm up and tone your skin, improve skin’s elasticity, and improves skin texture while maintaining moisture content in skin cells
– Enjoy a relaxing Head plus Shoulder Massage to soothe your tired nerves
– Lastly, a Hot Towel to melt away your tension
Radio Frequency Eye Treatment (30 mins) – $38
-Combats puffiness & dark eye rings
-Hydrates the eye area
– Improves circulation around the eye area
*Able to combine with facial except acid treatment
If you choose to do both the Essential Glow Facial with Eye treatment, the latter would cost $28 instead of $38.
I paid a total of $96.
Here is how the mini salon looks like.
I must say the ambience is quite okay. Bright orange colours for the cheery burst of energy mood.
The bed for customers to rest and lay.
Radio that replays soothing classics as with any other facial spa salons.
The area behind the bed.
So you can see, the area is not that big but still ample. It’s the size of a normal HDB room.
Tiffany previously worked at beauty salons so she has had ample experience. Her skills and techniques are quite okay.
Her customer service is good too.
I received a follow-up sms from her few days later after the facial.
The problem with me going to facial is that, I have a hard time judging if it’s effective on my skin. Because mainly, I don’t have much problems with it compared to someone who has acne problems which did/didn’t reduce after going for facial.
The extraction was not as painful as I’d thought it would be and what my friend mentioned. Guess it’s also because I didn’t have much to extract but there were some painful ones at the sides of the nose and near my brows.
Pores seemed clean after extraction but I could still see some clogged ones.
Visible large pores remain…visible and large.
What I like about her facial package is that she helps you to trim your brows, which I suck at. Because I shave rather than pluck, there were many ingrowns which sometimes cause inflammations and acne. Tiffany had painstakingly tried to pluck out all the ingrowns which I’m quite satisfied about 🙂
There were moments which made me felt uncomfortable, for example when the electrolysis-like machine was used. You would feel that your skin is getting electrocuted. I can’t remember what is that machine called and for though, because there were so many stuffs used…
The package also includes head and shoulder massages which I need so badly….And the massage session lasted longer than I’d expected. That goes to show that Tiffany doesn’t cut ‘costs’ which I like very much. 🙂
My dark circles still remained nevertheless and I fully understand that the solution to skin problems is not a miraculously one-off incident. You will need to constantly maintain and review.
But I also know that clogged pores and dark circles will always recur. Clogged pores arise due to dirt, impurities and of course our humid climate in Singapore while dark circles, well, lack of rest, straining of eyes and using of gadgets…
I feel that these problems will never efface 😦
So is this facial worth it for me?
I would say I don’t think I will be going back, since I don’t have much of a problem (which can be solved) for my skin.
I wouldn’t say that Tiffany’s skills and equipment aren’t good but just that, I wouldn’t want to spend so much on facials in general.
She is still very highly raved by many others though 🙂
Lovely Face Spa
Blk 423 Tampines St 41
*unit number will be given upon confirmation