Where To Create Your Own Custom Beauty Treatments In Singapore
It's the best way to obtain a miracle worker that caters to every single one of your skin needs. From serums to even foundations, these are where to start the made-to-order life.| April 20, 2018
Being able to live in the age where A LOT of knowledge can be obtained from the internet is what many consider a blessing. It’s no wonder why beauty consumers are becoming more aware of their skin concerns that may not be able to be resolved with the average moisturiser. A simple search can pull up the bad and the good ingredients. Names like ceramides, niacinamide and all the different types of acids are gaining popularity and popping up on labels everywhere. The more you know, the more informed you are, the better for your skin.
If you think about it, it’s really quite unrealistic for a product to cater to every single skin type and needs, simply because everyone’s skin is very different. There are ways to go around it. Serums, where one or two ingredients play a central role, is one. The other is customising your own – and there are more ways to do this than you think. Yes, even in Singapore.
Whether it’s oily, sensitive or dry, customisable beauty treatments that go beyond the doctor’s prescriptions and formulas from your local spa will be beneficial and essential in helping to achieve your optimum skin conditions. Below, we’ve scoured the web for five places that will analyse and take into account all your concerns, from serums to facials and even makeup.
#1: Skin Inc
Skin Inc is known for their little colourful dropper bottles of serums and probably the first that comes t mind when you think of customisable skincare here. Although that’s a one-size-fits-all approach, they also have a personalised serum service where you can determine which ingredients you need using the help of a little quiz. There are even questions about your environment and how stressed out you are, simply because 80 percent of your skin concerns revolve around your lifestyle. Afterward, you can order your new skincare cocktail directly online or purchase the individual ingredients to mix it in yourself that includes essentials like niacinamide, Vitamin C and hyaluronic acid.
Did you know? Because we only recently discovered this! There’s a customisable serum service at Kiehl’s called Apothecary Preparations that you can mix either by yourself or with the help of one of their lab coat-sporting staff. They can help you determine which two skin concerns you need to target from a range that includes wrinkles, textures, enlarged pores, redness and clarity. Easy and simple.
Facials are pretty pricey stuff, which is why if we’re getting one, it should be personalised. The assigned facial therapist will help you find out which type of treatment you’ll be needing, in conjunction with products from Aesop. The hour-long sessions can include treatments that will help with hydrating, calming, detoxing, anti-polluting and activating cell renewal in the skin. There’s also a parsley seed-centric – a star ingredient at Aesop – intensive treatment that sounds really good for city dwellers with troubled skin in need of deep cleansing.
#4: La Mer
For 75 minutes, you can sleep on soft bedding alongside soothing music with a personalised massage with La Mer. Yes, they have a tailored massaged for your needs. That’s taking customisable facials to the next level. Not only that, but your skin will also be bathed in a handpicked treatment that includes their Miracle Broth for extra, extra goodness.
Skincare’s important and all, but the real fun comes in with customisable makeup. There’s nothing like this in Singapore yet, but it doesn’t cost much to ship Giella’s stuff over. There are lipsticks, lip gloss, foundation, concealer, foundation compact and nail polishes that can be catered by colour or skin type. It does sound like a bit much at first, but if you’re done with trying multiple shades and still not finding what you deeply love, this is something to consider.
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