The past few weeks have put me in overdrive and stress mode with domestic demands of motherhood coupled with the overseeing of the final phase of the construction of our new home . When Martine De Luna, my friend, told me about a skin pampering morning experience at a new skin aesthetic center called SKINLUX some weeks back, I immediately jumped into her invitation. I really needed one! And oh, my birthday was just the day before so this is a welcome gift so to speak.
Owner Beena Go opened SkinLux Aesthetic and Laser Center when she found a remedy that successfully treated sensitive skin, pigmentation, and a host of skin problems related to ageing. She claimed the best facial she experienced was in Singapore where she is based. The facility used Nelly Devuyst products from Belgium which is considered an exclusive skincare line of products that were used by European royalty using the best organic ingredients. How’s that for pedigree? Ingredients target specific cell membranes and in turn, obtain measurable results, restoring the skin from the inside out. It is all natural and organic so very safe and formulated to treat sensitive skin.
Armed with the knowledge and assurance of the compatibility of the line, Miss Go together with her friend, Dr. Anna Nolido opened the centre in Manila whose objective is to provide quality facials combined with the latest in laser technology while catering to the specific needs of the skin type. The centre also has other body services as well. The staff are pleasant, courteous and Singapore trained so expect quality and professional service once you step in.
Plush and Lush
Interiors and Rooms are not that clinical or medical looking, in fact they were so plush, that this is the first dermatology clinic I’ve been to that uses Down Comforter instead of the single bed sheet to keep you warm. I felt so indulged and pampered already.
Skin 101 The Consult
SkinLux Signature Facial ++++
I was led immediately to the facial room to begin my treatment. The derma prescribed the signature facial prior to the next procedure that is considered their selling treatment. Revlite. I’m not one to gush and ooh and ahh over a facial because I thought they were all the same. I was mistaken. The experience was like no other because it included a foot massage, too! I asked the therapist if this was a standard service in addition to the facial and she replied a foot massage was really included in the signature facial. This is the +++! My ear to ear grin melted into a quick slumber and I truly was sold on this! Book me for the next one, stat!
During the initial consult with the in-house derma, she assessed my skin and she said that my skin texture is great, she concurred that I do have a few patches of dark pigmentation developing in some areas. Blame it on bad habits in the past, she said that Revlite Plus is the perfect treatment to address this problem. It is a treatment specifically geared towards the lightening and removal of tattoos and dark pigmentation on the face and body. Revlite Plus uses laser and IPL photofacial skin rejuvenation that uses short bursts of light that is absorbed by the skin pigments and blood in the vessels. Added bonus is a skin tightening effect, reduces acne and improves skin resurfacing. Is this the holy grail I’ve been looking for in making my dark spots go away for good?
I admit, I got cold feet when the derma asked me if I wanted to lower the setting. It felt like a rubber band slapped on your face. Pain was bearable on a scale of 5, 10 being the highest. Maybe I was just too sensitive that day so I asked her to lower the setting to a more tolerable level. It was over in 5 minutes. That was it, quick, easy and my face was not sore at all. I was advised to not use any topical creams for the next 3 days but I could wash my face with cold water after a few hours. Not bad for a first timer.
I will definitely be back, you have raised the bar in facial pampering, you have spoiled me no end. I almost forgot my name. All other facials will pale in comparison. Seriously, can Revlite Plus address my abdominal fat soon? A huge thanks to the staff and Miss Beena Go for the lovely pampering session.
Book your beauty essentials at Skinlux Aesthetic Center, 3rd level of Promenade Greenhills San Juan Metro Manila and may be reached at +632 650 3109. Your path to beauty starts here.