Facial Treatments

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Facial Treatments

Postby radiantmum » Fri Oct 23, 2009 7:46 pm

Recently found my skin getting dull with fine lines showing <SIGH> Decided not to be a lazy woman and wanted to sign up some facial package (women especially mothers do need some maintenance!).

& gosh, there are so many different type of packages from so many beauty salons - most with great promises. Oxgen, Collegen, COO2, etc etc etc. Any recommendations from any KS parents - those that you are a great supporter of?

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Postby girlmum » Fri Oct 23, 2009 9:18 pm

Hi radiantmum,

I'm a believer of the importance of facial. I have tried oxygen and collagen facials before, just to know what kind of "special effect" it can do for me. The prices for these facial are quite hefty and it usually takes a longer time. Sad to say sigh ... not much effect :cry: . (or maybe one needs to do it more often to be able to see the effect - ok if you are a rich tai tai - Lol)

Personally, I preferred and enjoy moisturising facial cos I have dry skin. Blackheads and the lack of facial massage are the reasons for dull skin. Mine costs abt S$70.00 inclusive of eye treatment & eyebrow trimming. I find it quite a good bargain. What do u think?

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Re: Facial Treatments

Postby thebusybee » Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:48 pm

radiantmum wrote:Recently found my skin getting dull with fine lines showing <SIGH> Decided not to be a lazy woman and wanted to sign up some facial package (women especially mothers do need some maintenance!).

& gosh, there are so many different type of packages from so many beauty salons - most with great promises. Oxgen, Collegen, COO2, etc etc etc. Any recommendations from any KS parents - those that you are a great supporter of?


I would advice not to sign up any packages yet to start with. Do a session of your choice then decide (probably from different salons). Judge their services and skills before you buy the package. Go for salon specialised in skin instead of all-in-one beauty parlour.

The ingredients of the products the salon use matter as some skin can't take certain types of products. Costs of products also another consideration as eventually you'll buy the pdts used on your face during the session.

I'm blessed to have good skin since young, used to not using any skin care at all, just those facial wash from pharmacy (Kao's etc). Only started to visit facial parlour when turned 30. Chanced upon the brand Sothys in my hometownin M'sia, fell in love with the facial massage, the ingredients are mild for the skin, it has different range for diff skin types.

There're a few Sothys salon in S'pore, you might want to check out......but the price's not cheap. (fyi I seldom do it now). The one I frequent- La Vogue has shifted to Delfi Orchard 4th floor, yet to do a session soon.

I believe a thorough cleansing is essential, especially if you put on make up everyday, followed by moisturizing, and occasional mask will maintain your face in good condition.

Facial treatment is a treat to me now, relaxation and deep cleansing from the experts can 'renew' my face/look. :wink:

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Postby amylqf » Fri Oct 23, 2009 11:54 pm

some claimed that once you get used to the monthly facial treatment, if you stop, then your face will 'age' faster.

not sure how true is that.

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Postby mrswongtuition » Sat Oct 24, 2009 11:30 am

I go for facial once every 4-6 weeks, depending on my schedule. Each session is $68, no package as I do not like to be 'tied'. She's nvr pressurized me into signing package also. But if you sign package, I think it works out to be $50+ per session.

But every week I DIY mask with ampoules at home. You can easily buy the ampoules from your beautician or buy them online. I bought mine direct from the wholesaler.

Different ampoules has different purposes. Sometimes I have breakouts, I'll use the ampoule suitable for breakouts. Sometimes I have dry skin due to long hours in aircon, then I'll use the moisurising ampoule. There are many different types for different purposes, I bought the firming/lifting one for my mum & the astringent one for my sis who has big open pores.

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Postby radiantmum » Sun Oct 25, 2009 10:16 am

Boy, I just spent $250 on the collagen treatment facial (plus eye n neck treatment) by New York. Girlmum, & that excludes eyebrow trimming :faint: Ouch! Well, at least my husband says the result is visible ie fairer & face 'cleaner' (wait till i tell him the fees :oops: ).

Busybee, almost went to Sothy's. They were having 30% discount for newcomers. Was interested in their Th13 radiance or moisturing treatment facial but unfortunately they do not have slots for walk-in apptns. I will check it out the next round. Looks like I should not sign onto any package until I am sure which works for me but boy, that's going to take a while and definitely costs more.

Any good mosituring cream & masks to recommend as well? (SIGH, starting to take care of my skin only at this age ... better late than never right?)

Mrswongtuition, can share how to buy anpoules direct from wholesaler?

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Postby EstherTan » Tue Oct 27, 2009 10:40 am

I actually get very 'turned off' by some of the beauty salons (facial, body massage, nails) I go, because of some very hard sell tactics. Whilst I understand 'one time' offers are geared towards luring people into the shop (get them there and stick them there with hard sell) the way packages are pushed as a 'one time offer' can get really scary. Some packages purport to offer up to 50% discounts.

Money and time are essential factors to me, my way of dealing with it is to use better brands (Dermalogica) at home on a daily basis. Moisturizer, toner, cream and scrub occasionally.

I think my skin has improved quite a bit (I think I went quite haggard after my pregnancy and with the stress of work) and a 'shine' has come back that has made me quite happy. I'm not sure if eating habits are key, because I eat vegetables, fish and soup very regularly. I'm going to be venturing to Face Shop to buy some facials masks to try for fun. Not sure if the level of effectiveness of them, but being able to lie horizontal for 30 minutes without my kid jumping all over me is quite relaxing.

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Postby mrswongtuition » Tue Oct 27, 2009 11:12 am

I ordered the ampoules from the wholesaler in Msia. Cheaper. Got the contact through my hb's aunt who owns a chain of beauty schools in Msia :)

I still have some balance stock from the previous bulk purchase, but limited range left. Selling off at bulk purchase price (which is also the cost price, not marked up). It's $0.70 per ampoule :)
Got slimming/body firming ampoules also, can't rmb the price offhand, need to go home & check my excel file :)

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Postby Tri-mum » Tue Oct 27, 2009 11:22 am

mrswongtuition wrote:I ordered the ampoules from the wholesaler in Msia. Cheaper. Got the contact through my hb's aunt who owns a chain of beauty schools in Msia :)

I still have some balance stock from the previous bulk purchase, but limited range left. Selling off at bulk purchase price (which is also the cost price, not marked up). It's $0.70 per ampoule :)
Got slimming/body firming ampoules also, can't rmb the price offhand, need to go home & check my excel file :)


Hi Mrswongtuition, I'm interested in slimming/body firming ampoules. Is it effective? :lol:

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Postby mrswongtuition » Tue Oct 27, 2009 12:41 pm

Tri-mum wrote:
mrswongtuition wrote:I ordered the ampoules from the wholesaler in Msia. Cheaper. Got the contact through my hb's aunt who owns a chain of beauty schools in Msia :)

I still have some balance stock from the previous bulk purchase, but limited range left. Selling off at bulk purchase price (which is also the cost price, not marked up). It's $0.70 per ampoule :)
Got slimming/body firming ampoules also, can't rmb the price offhand, need to go home & check my excel file :)


Hi Mrswongtuition, I'm interested in slimming/body firming ampoules. Is it effective? :lol:


I have to ask my mum. Cos I bought them for her. I don't use them myself :)

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