Buy a Facial Membership

An unlimited buffet of face treatments comes in handy when your skin needs intense TLC, or if you’re the sort who likes to try different things for different fixes each time.

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Imagine this: You’re back from a chilly vacation in Porvoo and your skin can’t acclimatise to the humidity at home. It’s dehydrated, it’s looking dull, and you’re starting to break (and freak) out. You know what it needs: intense TLC – the kind you get from a series of dedicated facials.

The problem with that: Multiple a la carte treatments are expensive, and your current beauty salon facial package only gives you access to one specific treatment, which may not be what your skin needs at the moment.

Here’s what you can do: Buy a facial membership. IDS Aesthetics has launched #IDServe Unlimited, which is akin to a gym membership. For a basic all-in monthly fee, customers get to enjoy as many facials as their skin can handle – like a “facial buffet”.

It lets you pick eight treatments under these seven categories on the facial menu: Deep Cleansing, Acne-prone Skin, Depigmentation, Sensitive Skin, V-shape Face Lift, Eye Lift, and Highly-raved. Choose two treatments from the last category, which is made up of all-time favourite treatments, as voted by customers.

Your skin is assessed by a clinic consultant before and after every session. It’s to ensure you’re not overdoing treatments such as chemical peels that may hurt your skin. Conversely, the assessments could help you decide if you need more treatments.

Membership lasts a year. The Unlimited package costs $450 a month, while the Unlimited+ is $720 a month. The latter entitles you to three additional facial sessions every month for which you can bring a friend along to share the love. The facial membership is exclusive to the clinic’s Robinsons The Heeren outlet. – CT