• Perfect Party Prep
The Sloane Spa, #03-14A Ion Orchard, tel: 6509-8108.
Founded by a team of doctors, The Sloane Spa combines aesthetic science with spa indulgence – many of the treatments feature the latest technology to boost skin-healing.
For an instant skin reboot, try the Superstar Facial ($294.25, 60 minutes), which exfoliates skin with apple, pumpkin and pineapple enzymes, and repairs it with astaxanthin, an antioxidant that’s said to be 6,000 times more powerful than vitamin C.
Another signature treatment, the Illumi Facial ($353.10, 60 minutes), uses Titan infrared light energy to heat the dermis deep in the skin, to illuminate and tighten skin with little downtime.
• All-natural Treatments
Pure Tincture, #B1-10 The Adelphi, tel: 6337-6411.
Offering 25 organic/natural treatments, Pure Tincture is the place for a feel-good skin booster. All products are chosen for their gentleness, especially for those with sensitive skin, eczema and allergies. If you have normal to dry skin, try the Odacite Rejuvenating Facial ($200, 90 minutes) customised from 18 ultra-targeted serums. Or, if you have sensitive skin, the Santaverde Green Spa ($200, 90 minutes) includes an ultra-calming massage using a piece of fresh aloe vera.
• Speedy Skin Resuscitation
Estetica, #06-18 Plaza Singapura, tel: 6737-2234.
An award-winning home-grown brand, Estetica is known for its scientific approach to beauty and its constant innovation. Even the treatment beds are created through careful consultation with chiropractors and feature Nasa-grade memory foam. For instantly glowing skin, try the Gene O+ Super Facial ($758, 90 minutes), which combines microdermabrasion, deep facial rejuvenation and skin oxygenation to repair and restore skin.
• For an Instant Lift
Clarins Skin Spa, #05-05/06/07 Wheelock Place, tel: 6838-5060.
One of the most restorative spa experiences, Clarins Skin Spa combines aromatic plant extracts with relaxation techniques and massages to ease you into deep relaxation. To create the most bespoke experience, try one of Clarins’ seven new Tri-active Facial treatments, such as Lifting Replenisher ($250, 75 minutes), which features powerful anti-ageing skincare, and a sculpting and contouring massage for a visible facelift.
• Quick Lunchtime Boosters
Skin Inc, #B1-23/24 Scotts Square, tel: 6536-6789.
Known for its fuss-free treatments, Skin Inc is perfect for time-strapped women. Featuring customised skincare serums, the treatments incorporate products that are free of parabens and fragrances – perfect for sensitive skin. For flash results, try the Mask-to-perfection Treatment ($168, 45 minutes). An Oxy Miracle Peel gently exfoliates skin with oxygen and saline at supersonic speed. This is followed by a customised serum, as well as a Pure Deepsea Hydrating Mask and Get Glowin’ Brightening Mask for instant radiance.
• Retreat in the City
Spa Elements, #03-19 The Cathay, tel: 6738-8008.
This makes the perfect retreat when you’re in town. It not only offers beauty treatments and therapeutic massages, but also chiropractic care. To fight skin ageing, try the Stem Cell Meso Science Face Treatment ($680, 45 minutes). The treatment creates microscopic injuries said to trigger the skin’s natural wound-healing mechanism and allow plant stem cells, phytonutrients, herbal enzymes and ginseng extracts to penetrate skin, alleviating the appearance of wrinkles, pigmentation and pores.
• For Advanced Skin Therapies
J’s Medispa, Level 3 Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, tel: 6834-0012.
The newly opened J’s Medispa uses cutting-edge machines and pharmaceutical-grade products. An in-depth skin analysis is first done to identify visible and invisible damage for optimal skin texture revitalisation. Try the Skinceuticals Deep Care Proionic Facial ($478, 90 minutes), which supposedly stimulates cellular metabolism, tissue regeneration and skin tightening. Combined with antioxidant and vitamin-rich skincare, the treatment smooths fine lines and boosts skin resilience.
• For Ultimate Indulgence
Cle de Peau Beaute Spa, Level 1 Tangs at Tang Plaza, tel: 6235-6126.
If you’re looking for an indulging yet transformative facial, book a session here to experience skincare with exquisite textures and aromas by the Japanese luxury cosmetics brand. For instant radiance, try the Synactif Brightening Facial Treatment ($380, 55 minutes), which includes a purifying mist, warm and cold detoxifying rituals, and skin-awakening massage techniques to strengthen skin and get it glowing.
This article was adapted from Simply Her February 2016.