Get yourself party-ready in 60 minutes or less with these 15 treatments for your face, hair, hands and feet.
GET YOUR GLOW ON
Radiance Booster: 60min
Queen Facial, $171.20 Spa Esprit at Beauty Emporium, 8 Dempsey Road, #01-03, tel: 6479-0070; www.spa-esprit.com.
A powerful cocktail of five ingredients is said to jump-start the skin renewal process by speeding up cellular production, reducing free radical damage and preventing skin degeneration. Finish with a 24K Gold Mask that uses nanotechnology to send rich minerals deep into your skin for an ultra-luxe glow.
Emergency Skin Saver: 60min
Oxy GeneO 3-in-1 Therapy, $400 Estetica, #06-18 Plaza Singapura, tel: 6737-2234; www.esteticabeauty.com.
Think of this as CPR for your skin. The three-step treatment revives seriously stressed-out or jet-lagged skin with oxygen. High-performance gels gently dissolve debris before a serum that brightens or reduces the appearance of ageing is pumped into skin, and advanced technology is applied to rev up your skin’s natural oxygenation for stunning luminosity.
Flaw Minimiser: 60min
Diamond Tone & Vit C Treatment, $179.76 D’skin, #02-133/135 Heartland Mall, tel: 6282-7388; www.dskinlab.com.
As cell renewal naturally slows down with age, this facial uses natural diamond chips to slough off dead skin cells and boost rejuvenation. Once your skin is optimally prepped, it is infused with a vitamin C serum to enhance collagen production for younger-looking skin. At the same time, dark spots, scars, fine lines and blackheads will appear significantly reduced, making you absolutely camera-ready.
Brightness Enhancer: 60min
Whitening Activator Tri-Active Facial Treatment, $185 Clarins Skin Spa, #05-05/06/07 Wheelock Place, tel: 6838-5060; www.clarins.com.sg.
If your goal is to eliminate dark spots and to brighten dull skin, try this. Unlike some facials that rely on a single brightening mask, this treatment includes a mask to reduce dark circles, another for a more radiant neck area and then one for a more even-toned, flawless-looking complexion. The luxurious massage that comes with this treatment further enhances radiance by boosting microcirculation.
Damage Controller: 50min
Sun Rescue Facial, $267.50 Porcelain Face Spa, #03-13 Orchard Gateway, tel: 6227-969; www.porcelainfacespa.com.
If time spent in the sun is messing with your glow, you need this. It uses cryotherapy that cools skin to minus 10 deg C, and then soothes it with an aloe vera infusion. To re-energise skin, a customised serum is delivered via a hyperbaric oxygen spray. Then, to get you into total relaxation mode, a calming cucumber mask locks in moisture and tames inflammation.
Clarity Achiever: 30min
Acne Peel, $78 Jet Concepts, #03-05 Wheelock Place, tel: 6733-7055; www.jetconceptskin.com.
The combination of sweat, sebum, dead skin cells and bacteria contribute to clogged pores, blackheads and acne. This treatment is said to hit your skin’s reset button after it cleanses, exfoliates and hydrates it with Nasa-inspired jets of saline and oxygen, and then goes over it with a gentle peel containing 20 per cent glycolic acid to dissolve dead skin cells and dry up blemishes in less time than it takes for a power nap.
HAVE SERIOUSLY SHINY HAIR
Mane Tamer: : 45-60min
Intensive Treatment, $180-$220 Hairloom, #01-50/52 Shaw Tower, tel: 6295-2088; www.hairloom.sg.
This is meant to instantly restore parched, unruly tresses exposed to regular heat styling and chemical processing. Hyaluronic acid goes on to replenish moisture before keratin is worked in to strengthen, reduce breakage and tame frizziness. The finishing touch: an ozone root-to-tip steam session to soften, smooth and add shine.
Lustre Builder: 60min
Bonding for colour damage, $180 Kimage, #03-319/320 Marina Square, tel: 6339-0600; www.kimage.com.sg.
If your dye job is looking limp and lifeless, this will turn it around. Chemical treatments are known to break the bonds that keep hair healthy, so a bond multiplier and perfector are applied to help restore tresses. Kimage even throws in a fortnightly mask – Olaplex Hair Perfector No.3 – for home maintenance and lasting results.
Scalp Manager: 60min
Miracle Oil Therapy, $248 PHS Hairscience, #05-25A/B Ngee Ann City, tel: 6692-0662; www.phshairscience.com
A healthy scalp is key to healthy hair and this rejuvenates both at the same time. It includes the application of a keratin- and nutrient-rich cream to enhance elasticity, moisture and shine, oxygen therapy to re-energise the scalp, a particularly pleasing shoulder and hand acupressure massage, and then a stunning blowout that will leave you feeling and looking like a million bucks!
Ultimate Fixer: 60min
Pro Fiber Regenerate Program, $198 J’s Salon, Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel Level 3, tel: 6834-0012; www.js.com.sg
Like skin, hair can show signs of ageing, too. This helps it look youthful again by detoxing it with a speciallyformulated shampoo, and then softening it with a high-performance serum that is also said to prompt rejuvenation. The session ends with superb styling, so you leave the salon with enviable locks.
Dryness Rescuer: 60min
Aveda Botanic Hair Therapy, $120 Vox Studio, 111 Killiney Road, tel: 6329-1555; www.voxstudio.co.
This Ayurveda-inspired treat uses only pure plant extracts to infuse severely dry hair with much-needed moisture. Buriti and pomegranate oils hydrate, palm kernel extract conditions, and organic kukui seed oil seals in shine. And your hair will smell like an exotic flower garden, too, thanks to a blend of palmarosa, ylang ylang, rose geranium and vanilla essential oils.
SHOW SOFT HANDS & FEET
Youthfulness Defender: 40min
LCN Spa Balance Hand Treatment, $50 Branche Hair & Nail, #B1-33, Capitol Piazza, tel: 6702-3036; www.branche.sg
Think of this as a luxury facial for your hands. The four-step ritual uses 100 per cent vegan, organic products that smell absolutely divine. A gentle peeling gel softens hands, which are then treated to a 10-minute massage with a sumptuous, skin strengthening butter. Finally, an advanced mask with bergamot wraps up the treatment and reduces the telltale signs of ageing.
Foot Oxygenator: 15min
Oxygen Bubbling Mask, $20 Thumbelina, 619B Bukit Timah Rd, tel: 6469-0722.
Enriched with carbonated spring water, this quick treat uses a mask that flushes out metabolic waste, enhances circulation and brightens skin. What’s more, the boutique beauty haven looks like somebody’s chic living room, and carries trendy nail colours from luxury brands such as Chanel and Zoya.
Toe Beautifier: 60min
Whitenance Clay Treatment, $88 MD Dermatics Medicure Hand & Nail Centre, Metro, The Centrepoint, Level 1, tel: 8133-2555; www.medicure.sg.
Prep your toes for your favourite sandals with this brightening pedicure. It includes a mask, scrub and wrap formulated with 100 per cent pure Iberian clay and enriched with spring water. It smooths skin, too. We predict that you’ll also love the mindboggling selection of nail colours from cult brands.
Sole Restorer: 60min
Classic Naked Pedicure, $70 Boo-Ti Parlour, 84 Joo Chiat Place , tel: 6344-4048.
Restore both your soles and soul. Set in a double-storey shophouse, this new nail and beauty salon will charm you with its chic Parisian vibe as the treatment restores weary soles with a lemon essential oil foot soak before it shapes, trims and buffs nails, and gives your footsies a good rub. Confession time! We couldn’t resist a second visit just to sit on the Osim uDiva Massage Chair, which eased backache and stress while our toes were being prepped and polished to perfection.