Strapped For Time? These Are The Best Lunchtime Facials In Singapore
These express facials are perfect for anyone who wants a treatment in 30 minutes or less.
To cater to the time-strapped individual, more skincare labels and spas are now offering express facials that take 30 minutes or less.
Their customers? Busy working adults and stay-at-home mothers who want fast treatments they can squeeze into their hectic schedules.
Labels such as local skincare brand Skin Inc and spas Freia Aesthetics and La Source Spa added quick-fix facials to their menus last year. Other spas say that demand for such treatments has gone up by up to 20 per cent in the past year.
These facials typically cost about half the price of full-length treatments and are completed in half the time. Regular facials usually take 60 to 90 minutes and cost as much as $600.
While the shortened versions are less luxurious on the pampering scale compared with a regular facial, some include a pared-down massage or light therapy, such as variable pulsed light which treats a range of skin issues including pigmentation. Most, however, involve only cleansing, exfoliation, application of serums and moisturisers.
Where to go for express facials
#1: Sugar K Organic Peel Bar
What: Organic Peel, 20 minutes, $55. Customers get a skin analysis before their skin is cleansed and prepped with a pro-peel toner. An organic peel is applied and removed with a toner. The treatment is finished off with serum, moisturiser and sunscreen.
Where: Kew Organics, 03-83 Clarke Quay Central, 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, tel: 6904-4161; open: 11pm to 9pm (Mondays to Fridays), noon to 8pm (Saturdays and Sundays), closed on public holidays