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#WeekenderTries: Porcelain Aesthetics Illuminate Facial

This tried-and-tested treatment will brighten up your dull complexion

Facial treatments are the Holy Grail of skincare quick fixes. Got a hot date or red carpet event coming up? There’s a treatment out there to address your skin’s needs, whether it is brightening dullness or fighting a persistent zit.

These treatments offer little to no downtime and will help you put your best face forward.


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What: The Illuminate Facial ($406.60 for 75 mins) at Porcelain Aesthetics, promises to brighten up a dull complexion through microdermabrasion, vinotherapy and oxygen infusion.

Tried-and-tested: “It’s not often I’d risk doing a treatment before an event for fear of redness or patchiness, but having heard plenty of good things about Porcelain Aesthetics, I decided to give it a go even though I had a dinner function to attend that night.

Based on my skin type and concerns about pigmentation and dullness, I was recommended to try out the Illuminate Facial.

After removing my makeup with double cleansing, the therapist started the treatment with a 2-in-1 diamante microdermabrasion device that gently removed any excess sebum, dirt, dead skin cells and resurfaced skin through vinotherapy.

Next, my face was infused with oxygen and I also enjoyed an OxyPulse lymphatic drainage massage. As the final touch, a Hydrocare Bio-Cellulose mask was applied to further moisturise skin and seal in the benefits of the treatment.”

Verdict: “Besides the promised glow, I noticed that my skin also looked and felt much firmer. My skincare products also seemed to absorb a lot quicker too.”

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of Weekender, Issue 156, July 22 – August 4, 2016, with the headline ‘Best face forward’.