Skin-safe Tattoo Removal.

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The secret lies in a quality laser. Amaris B. Clinic’s Pico Tattoo Laser uses lasers that have 450 picosecond pulses, a rate faster than that of devices used in conventional laser treatments. This means that the laser penetrates deeper into the skin (without harming the skin surface), making the treatment more efficient for removing tattoo ink, and with less downtime. The treatment can be done on tattoos of any colour and age. Prices start from $98. Available at Amaris B. Clinic, 140 Arab Street.
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The All-over Sunscreen Mist

Dr GL’s Sun Protection Mist SPF29/PA++ dispenses sunscreen in a colourless, quickdrying mist that can be used from top to toe – on the body, scalp, and even over makeup. The mist is fine enough to not leave an obvious film on the skin, and can be easily washed off with body, hair and face cleansers. It has liquorice extract to brighten dull areas and dark spots, too. It is available for $88 at all Dr Spa and Dr Hair outlets, as well as at and

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No More Grey Hair

Maro17 Black+ Collagen Shot is designed to naturally “re-pigment” hair from the roots by stimulating melanin production. The product is a concoction of fruit stem cells and peptides that are all meant to target grey or greying hair. To use it, just spray it onto clean, shampooed hair. The formula contains no parabens, silicone, mineral oil, phthalic acid, talc or colourant, so it is unlikely to irritate even sensitive scalps. Available at Guardian for $69.90.

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In Love with the Shape of Your Face

Developed together with a team of osteopathic doctors, Japanese facial parlour Facia Ginza has a treatment called Small Face Care that “reshapes” your face to make it appear slimmer.

It uses kneading, rolling and pinching massage techniques to lift sagging cheek and jaw muscles so your face looks “smaller” and  more youthful. The massage also encourages lymphatic drainage, which helps clear toxins and water retention for healthier-looking skin.

First-time customers can enjoy a Premium Facial Care treatment (which includes the Small Face Care facial and a moisturising, pore-cleansing or brightening treatment) for $188 nett. Available at #09-20 The Central, 6 Eu Tong Sen Street; and #04-20 Delfi  Orchard.
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Getting a Head Start

Be Salon’s Japanese Airy Hair Treatment moisturises and nourishes fine, dry and chemically-damaged hair. It is formulated in Japan, tested on Asian hair types, and promises not to weigh hair down, even in Singapore’s humidity. Moisture is restored and locked into the hair cuticle, and the result is lightweight, voluminous and bouncy strands that are easy to maintain. Prices start from $119. Available at #02-19 Millenia Walk.