I went for a facial at Sylvia Skin Atelier last Friday, and ready to share my experience after a week! I read many reviews online (by bloggers, too) about this place and it definitely hyped my expectations after seeing the fancy treatments and luxurious setting!
Luxurious and comfortable interior
Though I wasn't personally attended to by its founder Ms Sylvia Yeo, (yes I've done my homework) she was someone of intense experience in the beauty industry and is very knowledgeable about skincare and beauty procedures. She herself was the representation of what to expect from her establishment; flawless skin and luxurious indulgence.
The whole process began with consultation - the beautician had my makeup removed and briefly looked at my skin before explaining to me which type of facial she'll be doing. As mentioned in my previous post regarding a skin analysis, my skin was amply moisturized but had some bacteria therefore the blemishes. The beautician saw that I had acne and some scarring so she advised a gentle yet effective skin renewal facial to lighten scars but does not aggravate the blemishes. She also explained that the more popular facials there are the slimming, firming and moisturizing types so they do have different procedures to meet your skin concerns.
Makeup removed, you can see the obvious acne scarrings.
Prologue: I didn't want to do any extraction of blackheads or acne whatsoever because I prefer to do it myself due to my sensitive skin. Such facials usually constitutes of this step to help unclog pores and remove dirt. I have checked, and the beautician said that their facial includes extraction usually.
I have been observing the effectiveness of the facial. After a week, I did notice a few more blemishes popping around but its normal because its part of skin renewal to bring the dirt up to the surface, albeit purging. As this was a one-time thing, I havn't seen any obvious result to my acne scarring or skin texture. Definitely, my skin felt more clean after that but it only lasted the night. The process is very rejuvenating and relaxing.
Location wise, it is really easy to find the place being just at a junction (upstairs one of my favourite place for truffle fries hehehe) and a banner hangs for easy recognition. If you know where Katong I12 is, its diagonally opposite. I havn't got to see all the rooms but the room I was in. The lobby/ reception area was fancy and bright, adorned with luxurious details. The room was adequate, much like other salons.
The room I was in
(diagonally opposite I12 Katong)
Contact: (65) 6344 7333