Beauty giant Elizabeth Arden has opened its famed Red Door Spa – the first in Asia – right here on our little island. Sharing space with the brand’s new retail store at Ion Orchard (#B2-48), it offers facials and add-ons, express beauty treatments and makeup services.

There are five signature Red Door facials to choose from, including Elizabeth Arden Essential Facial ($120) – which, at an hour long, is the quickest facial on the menu currently. All come with a relaxing hand-and-arm massage. What we’re especially excited about are those that use products from the brand’s Red Door Spa Professional range – like the 90-minute Ultimate Arden Facial ($280). The exclusive in-boutique range is enriched with vitamins, botanicals and antioxidants to leave your skin looking fresh and radiant.

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In a rush? Opt for express treatments such as the 15-minute Booster Bar, which blasts your skin with a refreshing mist of trace minerals, stabilised oxygen and hyaluronic acid. You can also get your brows shaped ($18) or get a makeover ($45 to $90) at the boutique.

Want to top up your favourite Elizabeth Arden products and sample the brand’s latest makeup? You can do that too, at the space’s retail section. How’s that for convenience?

We tried…

Ultimate Arden Facial, $280 for 90min.

“Products from the Red Door Spa Professional range were used in the facial, which included a diamond peel microdermabrasion that was fairly comfy, and an oxygen infusion treatment that left my skin feeling refreshed. The hot stones used on my nape and back, along with the back, scalp and hand massages, left me relaxed. After the session, my skin appeared firmer and more radiant.” – Simone Wu, senior beauty editor

Ceramide Antiaging Facial, $150 for 75min.

“This facial used skincare from the Ceramide range. Manual extraction was minimal; instead, a machine sucked out my blackheads and whiteheads. I liked the layering of two masks – one to soothe and hydrate, the other to lift and tighten – which left my skin feeling more supple and reduced the look of my pores. Post-facial, my skin felt softer and looked more refined.” – Kayce Teo, beauty writer

Advanced Brightening Facial, $250 for 75min.

“My skin felt softer and smoother post-treatment, courtesy of a diamond peel microdermabrasion. Thanks to the use of products from the Visible Whitening range, my hyperpigmentation also seemed lighter. I really enjoyed the massage technique employed by my in-house facialist, Michelle. In fact, the facial was so comfortable, I fell asleep.” – Dione Chen, beauty writer

This story was originally published in the June 2017 issue of Her World magazine.