The Category: Facials (machine-based)
The Award: Best Anti-Ageing Facial
The Winner: SK-II Boutique Spa by Senze Salus – Senze Vitality Facial

The Treatment

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Inspired by traditional Chinese techniques, the Senze Vitality Facial ($348) incorporates the Bojin technique, a form of meridian massage that helps to drain toxins and boost radiance. The strokes increase blood, lymphatic and oxygen circulation by optimising the body’s energy pathway, which helps maximise the absorption of the active ingredients in skincare.

The key lies in a microcrystalline rock tool, known as bianshi, which contains more than 40 beneficial trace elements and minerals. Together with an exclusive blend of certified organic essential oils, the therapist massages your face with the tool, using zig-zag strokes. This stimulates the acupoints to boost the face’s vital energy and clear blockages. The result: a glowing, supple and more even skin tone.

Like all SK-II Boutique Spa facials, the Senze Vitality starts with its signature triple cleansing, steaming and extraction steps to prep the skin, and finishes with the application of SK-II skincare to nourish and protect it.

The use of the well-loved SK-II Facial Treatment Mask is also included to hydrate and soothe skin, with the addition of ultrasound therapy to help enhance the absorption of the PITERA™ essence from the mask. Post-masking, the serum from the mask is also massaged into the face, neck and shoulders.

What Happened After We Tried It

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“I have deep laugh lines coupled with a very dry, rough and dull complexion.

My visit to the spa was very pleasant, with hygiene and safety well-taken care of, especially with all the extra precautions – a sterilised container for the pen used, hand sanitiser offered when I arrived, temperature taken and a protective sheet over the treatment bed.

My therapist was chirpy – I could see the smile through her eyes when she spoke, and she was thorough in explaining the treatment to me.

After a triple cleansing, my skin felt really clean and light. She showed me the meridian tool she would be using. After working on one half of my face, she paused to show me the results and the difference was really visible – laugh lines were 90 per cent less noticeable and my skin looked substantially more radiant.

The improvements were significant even a few days after the facial. Gone is my dull skin and deep lines. My laugh lines were barely visible and my complexion looked so radiant after.”

SK-II Boutique Spa by Senze Salus is at #02-26B Raffles City Shopping Centre, tel: 6336-4880. Find out more about the spa here.

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