It can be argued that the myriad of advancements in technology is a double-edged sword. With heightened convenience and efficacy comes job displacements brought about by the advent of A.I. tech; ethical concerns surrounding online privacy; and even a dehumanisation of certain services and interactions. And while the relationship between tech and the beauty realm proves to be just as layered and complex, there is something to be said about the innovations, devices, treatments, and that have emerged within the realm as of late. From full-body muscle relaxation utilising specific colour waves to painless extractions, it is safe to say that 2023 is brimming with promise when it comes to full-body massages, facials, and the like. Bearing this in mind, Vogue Singapore‘s editorial team ventured out into the beauty scene to review the best treatments designed to address a variety of concerns.
This month, we look to Dior for a personalised experience comprising a brightening chemical peel and massage; PHS for a regenerative hair loss treatment that utilises advanced cell-signalling technology to control strand loss; as well as Epion Aesthetic’s comprehensive nutrition, face and body programme.
Whether you’re dealing with sensitive, sagging, or dry skin, or simply craving a well-deserved sensorial pampering session for the day, peruse the best beauty facials, treatments, and more to try in Singapore, as recommended by Vogue Singapore’s beauty desk.
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Dior High-Precision Treatment, $260 for 60 minutes at Dior Prestige La Suite
Who it’s catered for: Individuals dealing with texture, extended pores, and sallow complexions. It should be noted, however, that each treatment can be customised to incorporate massage, light therapy, and more depending on your needs.
Vogue’s review: Attention to detail remains to be a cornerstone of the French maison’s identity—and it’s clear to see that this applies to its various branches and ventures, including its skincare arm. This is evidenced through the brand’s comprehensive menu of services, designed and tailored to cater to each individual guest from a physical, emotional, and psychological point-of-view. To get the ball rolling, a Dior Spa Beauty Expert is assigned to you so they are able to assess your needs and expectations. After a quick skin analysis and a thorough discussion of my current habits and lifestyle practices, I was escorted to the back of the boutique to a sanctuary of gold and cream hues adorned with classic Dior motifs. All initial concerns about the atmosphere—located within the bustling Dior boutique at Marina Bay Sands—melted away upon entry, where I was transported to a tranquil, soundproof space that smelled faintly of lavender.
My treatment commenced with a thorough cleanse utilising the Dior Prestige Le Baume Démaquillant. This was followed by a light extraction and micro-peeling, which was conducted with exactitude and speed so as not to cause any unnecessary pain. Its purifying and rejuvenating effects were then sealed in with a LED mask treatment, and paired with a massage along my visage and back. The gentle pressure was enough to lull me to sleep, and I emerged at the end of the hour with enhanced facial contours, a glowing complexion, as well as a more relaxed form. The cherry on top: thoughtful details within the facial cabin in the form of Miss Dior fragrances, combs and more to help rectify sleep-mussed hair and any other small imperfections.
Dior Prestige La Suite, The Shoppes @ MBS, 2 Bayfront Avenue, #B2-26/26a, Singapore 018972, Tel: +65 6688 7561
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Unwind, Reset, Thrive, $188 for 2.5 hours at Epion Aesthetics
Who it’s catered for: Time-starved folks in desperate need of top-to-toe, results driven self-care.
Vogue’s review: Likely the most comprehensive 2.5 hour session of its kind, Epion Aesthetic’s Unwind, Reset, Thrive programme is in fact, three treatments in one. It begins with a comprehensive nutrition consult with Epion’s in-house nutritionist who interprets an InBody test to determine metabolic factors including weight, BMI and posture. Receive science-backed nutrition and stress management tips before being ushered into the ultra-relaxing Hybrid Guasha Medifacial.
A must for those looking to lift the face while relaxing tense facial, this deeply relaxing medifacial sculpts and promotes glow via languid, gliding strokes. It boasts a pampering neck and shoulder massage and concludes with a sumptuous 24K skin plumping gold mask and radiance-boosting LED therapy.
Finally, you’ll be led to experience a Tesla Functional Magnetic Stimulation session. Placed over the abdominal muscles, this device uses high-intensity Functional Magnetic Stimulation to trigger supramaximal contractions. A 30 minute session alone is equivalent to 1,500 sit ups in the gym and in these luxe surrounds, you’ll barely break a sweat.
Available at $188 with the usual price of $505 till the end of October 2023, Unwind, Reset, Thrive is the next best thing to jetting overseas to an intensive mind-body detox retreat.
Epion Aesthetics, 145 Tanglin Road, Tanglin Court #02-02, Singapore 247931, Tel: 6363 2122.
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PHS Hairscience MSC-NANOGOLD+TM Solution, $359.60 at PHS Hairscience
Who is it catered for: Those with thinning hair and scalp troubles.
Vogue’s review: If there’s ever a trace of doubt regarding how healthy your scalp is, carve out the time to get it checked out. At PHS Hairscience, you can get a full analysis of your scalp condition and also find out if you are shedding more hair than the average person. To combat this persisting issue that some face, whether stemmed from lifestyle habits or genetics, lies a revolutionary scalp reprogramming treatment that comprises an in-house solution, titled MSC-NANOGOLD+TM, to specifically target hair loss at a cellular level.
A detailed consultation with my therapist awarded me with more insight on my scalp condition and how healthy hair should look like under a microscopic lens. After which, the treatment began with a thorough cleanse, using PHS Hairscience’s FEM Fortify range, that supplies hair follicles with nutrients while rehabilitating scalp health. Deft hands and firm strokes didn’t just prime my scalp but the entire body for relaxation; as the next step of the treatment ensued.
But first, a lymphatic drainage massage to detox the scalp and promote hair follicle hair regeneration. Then, a pure oxygen jet spray to encourage microcirculation within. No stone was left unturned when it came to ensuring the treatment’s efficacy, I soon found out as my therapist also added plasma energy that sterilises the scalp and stimulates the cells. The actual MSC-NANOGOLD+TM treatment then permeated through a soothing medium, using 95% Pure Oxygen Hydrogen, via the facility’s exclusive Hyperbaric Oxygen Hydrogen Infusion method. It’s non-evasive and maximises the absorption of oxygen, hydrogen and the active ingredients within the elixir.
Various peptides and antioxidants are delivered to the stem cells, while the treatment abides by a cell-signalling technology, to ensure cells are communicating to one another in the hair growth process. Post-treatment for the next 24 hours, my scalp felt nourished, hydrated and lightweight despite our city’s dire humidity. For more effective and long-term results, it’s recommended to return for a six-week program.
PHS Hairscience MSC-NANOGOLD+TM Solution, Ngee Ann City, Singapore 238872, Tel: 6734 6776.