Some of you might have seen my recent updates on Facebook and Instagram, and yes, I’m engaged as of 13th July 2015!!!! Couldn’t contain my joy and excitement as I embark on this lifelong journey with my other half. Will share more about the proposal in one of my upcoming posts.. (((:
Having returned to Singapore from Lombok, I was breaking out with a few minor bumps (what’s new right?), and with dry and flaky skin around my chin area. My skin is that sensitive, perhaps more so than a razor mouse. As such, I’m extremely selective when it comes to choosing aesthetic clinic or beauty salon for my facial treatments.
I had the privilege to be invited for NUA’s Customized Signature Treatment last Saturday.
NUA Singapore’s unit is highly prominent along the stretch of shop-houses. You won’t be able to miss it cos it’s just positioned next to Starking Korean BBQ.
Hailing from Tokyo, Japan, NUA beauty & waxing salon markets itself as a one-stop shop that promises to solve women’s beauty woes. It has quickly become a popular and must-visit beauty stop for women in Singapore.
I particularly adore NUA Singapore for its minimalist and well-kept interior decor. Even the color scheme and wall racks were tastefully selected to showcase two of the most trusted skincare brands globally – PCA & Dermalogica skincare products.
My dedicated therapist: Shiori-san
On first impression, she looks so youthful and has this gentle demeanor where one could simply have mistaken her for another staff in the salon.
But it was only when we spoke that I realized she has over a decade of experiences in treating beauty woes, and that she will be my personal facial therapist during the entire treatment.
After a casual initial discussion with Shiori-san, I was brought into a clean and cozy private treatment room. She chose the NUA Customized Signature Facial (60 minutes) to target my current skin concern.
My customized facial began with a gentle cleansing followed by a thorough skin analysis (my skin type is oily + sensitive + dry, with flaky skin around my chin region). Her analysis was totally spot on when she mentioned about my acne problem, the scarring and the dehydration. It’s no longer active as before, and her customized treatment will be suitable for my skin type!
As my nose is particularly prone to blackheads (at one glance, it appears as if i have 10 tiny moles on my nose >.<), Shiori-san suggested the use of organic clay mask to suck those impurities out. Mild extraction was done before the application of the clay mask. For those who have a low threshold for pain, fret not! Pain level was close to zero, as Shiori-san was really meticulous and gentle in her skill.
After that, mild fruit enzyme peel was done all over my face up to my neck region. Neck is an extension of our pretty face. As we age, we need to pay extra care to our neck area as well. So the application of chemical peel to my neck adds one brownie point for NUA Singapore! (:
With NUA’s Singapore Signature facial treatment, it includes the use of radio frequency machine which doubles up as a lifting agent! Having customized the serums concoction to target my skin concern, Shiori-san applied these serums all over my face, and enhanced the serum penetration via radio frequency machine. Throughout the session, I chatted with Shiori-san from food, marriage to local/Japanese cultures! There was no air about her and I felt totally comfortable entrusting my face to her.
A second layer of treatment mask was applied immediately after the radio frequency. Shiori-san customized a treatment mask (Soybean + Lavender essential oil) for skin conditioning and hydrating purpose. She ended the treatment with a finishing moisturizer and sunblock.
At the end of the treatment, I could see a stark difference in my skin condition. The dryness and flakiness around my chin area were completely gone. I love the reflection of the girl in the mirror.. Her overall skin tone looked so much more even and brighter than before.
The entire experience was nothing short of therapeutic. It was honestly the first time my sensitive skin wasn’t red with angry bumps after a facial. Thank you Shiori for the wonderful experience! I went to meet my fiancee straight after the treatment, and can you imagine how ecstatic I was when he complimented me on my glowing skin?? (((((:
Here’s a photo of me after the facial treatment, with very light makeup.
Website: NUA Singapore
2F, 18A Tanjong Pagar Road
Go be beautiful, ladies!