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Best beauty indulgences and festive freebies at Changi Airport this December la prairie shilla duty free

Travellers going through Terminal 3 at Changi Airport, keep a lookout for the new Shilla Beauty Loft, situated on the mezzanine level. This beauty loft is home to several luxury skincare lounges and boutiques. If you have some time before your flight, they are definitely worth checking out. Take note of which ones require you to make appointments in advance to avoid any disappointments!

There are a slew of festive activities and exclusive travel sets available this December too!

#1 Send a free postcard
While not a completely outdated concept, we just don’t get postcards in the mail like we used to. This holiday season, from 1 to 15 December or while stocks last, The Shilla Duty Free is giving out free limited edition postcards at its Transit Departure Central stores so you can keep in touch with family and friends anywhere in the world. Drop your postcards into the Shilla mail box and they’ll be delivered for you!

#2 Shop travel-exclusive beauty sets
Some of the best places in the world to buy beauty products are duty-free stores, and The Shilla Duty Free has rounded up some holiday travel exclusives that are perfect for you or your loved ones. Plus, get 10 per cent off when you buy two fragrances from selected brands.

We highly recommend picking up the La Mer Destination Collection ($570) that has everything you could possibly need for your holiday. The set contains a Creme de La Mer (60ml), Hand Treatment (50ml), Face Mist (100ml) and Lip Balm (9g).

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If a value set is what you’re after, Kiehl’s annual Holiday Limited Edition Set ($147) is also available. It has favourites from the Ultra Facial range like the cleanser, toner, face cream and a classic lip balm. It also includes a complimentary travel essentials kit.

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#3 Get pampered
The Shilla Beauty Loft is home to boutiques and lounges like Chanel, Dior Beauty House, Luxury Skincare Bar by La Prairie, and the SK-II Pitera Lounge. While some are invite-only and others have services that require you to make an appointment ahead of schedule, they’re all worth a visit!

Chanel: Clients can choose from a menu of very exclusive skincare, makeup and fragrance services at the Chanel Beauty Lounge. Access to the lounge, however, is strictly by invitation only.

Dior: This Dior Beauty House is the very first of its kind in an airport anywhere in the world. Customers can enjoy a personalised shopping experience, as well as a choice of complimentary services, ranging from makeup and skincare consultations to flash makeovers and hand massages. These services take between 10 and 30 minutes and are open to walk-in customers.

La Prairie: If putting your best face forward while you travel is important, look into booking a service at La Prairie’s Luxury Skincare Bar. It offers a wide array of pampering skincare rituals as well as customised treatments by request. Other premium offerings include colour matching, tailored makeovers and a chance to experience the full selection of the La Prairie fragrance collection. La Prairie services are by invitation only, terms and conditions apply.
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SK-II: If you’re a diehard SK-II fan, you’ll want to experience the SK-II Pitera Lounge which is the first and only one in an airport. This one is great for fliers with time to spare or people looking to relax. There is a select menu of facial and massage services like 15-minute skincare boosts or more indulgent treatments that last up to an hour.

Prior booking for SK-II services is advisable, and walk-ins are subject to availability.

For more information, call +65 9352 3687 or contact

Shilla Beauty Loft is open at Terminal 3 Departure Transit Central store from 6am to 1am.