Review: Skin Inc Facial In A Flash+ Treatment | Clozette

Too busy for a facial? You don’t have to be. Skin Inc’s latest facial treatments will bring your skin back to life in a flash -- perfect for the time-pressed ladies who struggle with finding time for some self-lovin’.


If you have just 20 to 30 minutes to spare, consider heading down to the Skin Inc Facial In A Flash Skin Bar. Located at Skin Inc’s swanky new concept lifestyle store that sits in Scotts Square -- a considerably undisturbed establishment in the bustling Orchard Road -- this bar is your quick stop for a skin refresher. They may not be serving up cocktails any time soon, but at least you get a skin-boosting concoction for a complexion that glows.


Skin Inc at Scotts Square, Singapore

The Facial In A Flash Skin Bar offers two treatments: the Facial In A Flash (20 minutes for SGD45) and Facial In A Flash+ (30 minutes for SGD65). The 20-minute Facial In A Flash treatment offers Skin Inc’s iconic customised 3-step program, followed by the highly raved Optimizer Voyage Tri-Light treatment. The 30-minute Facial In A Flash+ treatment features the same offerings, enhanced with a Pure Serum-Mist onsen water infusion and a relaxing shoulder massage. All in all, you get to indulge in the benefits of a customised facial treatment Skin Inc is famously known for before you scurry off to your next appointment of the day.

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Reviewing the Skin Inc Facial In A Flash+ Treatment

So, who better than our Creative Director and busy mom of three, Kersie (@GlamMama), to help us review Skin Inc’s Facial In A Flash+ Treatment? Below, the lowdown.

Current skin type: Dry

Skin concern: Fine Lines, Dullness, Stressed Skin

Recommended serum concoction: Collagen, Chlorella, French Pine Bark


The Process

Stepping into the bright and clean Skin Inc’s newest store at Scotts Square was a very welcoming experience. We began the treatment by decoding my skin identity before I was “prescribed” my very own serum cocktail: a blend of Collagen, Chlorella and French Pine Bark to restore, revitalise and repair my skin.


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Decoding skin identity; Skin Inc customised serum cocktail

The cleansing and removal of makeup was obviously a must, but I was glad that they left my eye & brow makeup untouched so I could still continue on my day without having to redo my eyeliner. Seeing as I was seated at the Skin Bar in the store, arranging and tucking my hair neatly before the treatment was a nice bonus.



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Pure Revival Peel step

After cleansing came the Pure Revival Peel, an exfoliant that helps polish away grimes and dead skin cells, followed by the Pure Serum Mist infusion, which felt cooling and very, very relaxing. A generous layer of Pure Deepsea Hydrating Mask was then slathered on my skin before the Optimizer Voyage Tri-Light treatment, where the therapist strategically positioned the red and blue lights around my facial contours to repair and calm my skin respectively.


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The Afterthought



Pure Serum Mist infusion; Optimizer Voyage Tri-Light treatment

I'm generally sensitive to strong scents, so I'm glad the overall treatment was mildly scented. My face definitely looked brighter and felt tighter after the treatment, so much so that I could still feel the effects the day after. Although it was an express facial, I still felt pampered and relaxed that I only wished the seat had a headrest so I could doze off in peace. I forgot to bring my foundation out that day, so I was happy that my therapist ended off the treatment with tinted sunscreen.


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Juggling between a busy work schedule during the weekdays and family bonding time during the weekends can be a feat, so I really enjoyed the quick facial pit stop. Now, instead of stopping for more caffeine in-between meetings, I can get my quick facial fix for the month!

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Christmas is just around the corner and we've already started planning our shopping list - filled with both presents we can't wait to give to our loved ones and a few items we're excited to gift ourselves. Because, pro-tip: when it comes to holiday shopping, you can never be too-early – especially if you plan on skipping long lines and getting first-dibs on the latest releases.


When we heard of the return of UOB WOW Week, we went straight to their website to see the best online deals across 100 merchants, including coveted fashion and beauty sites such as FarFetch, YOOX, Reebonz, Sephora, HBX, and Shopbop and Net-A- Porter via ShopBack.


So from now till 18th October 2016, UOB Cardmembers will be treated to a huge online sale, perfect for stocking up early on your own festive fashion and gifts to round up 2016.


Here are the brands we've placed in our shopping list!


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SEPHORA

(www.sephora.sg)



(photo from Instagram/@sephorasg)

It's hard to not buy anything when we're browsing through Sephora -- from our holy-grail beauty products to latest releases, Sephora has been one of our go-to beauty shopping sites. So this deal is fantastic! Get a complimentary Sephora Limited Edition Pouch + Avocado Mask with a minimum purchase of SGD $110.  

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Stylerunner

(www.stylerunner.com)



How better to inspire yourself towards a more active lifestyle than by getting the right gear? Egg your couch potato friends to go #fitspo with you than by gifting yourselves stylish activewear from Stylerunner – featuring top brands such as adidas, Superga, Stussy and more. Receive 15% OFF all full- priced items.

Use the promo code UOB15 upon checkout.
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Vaniday



This Christmas, give the gift of a makeover! Or a relaxing Thai massage. Or even a mani-pedi! Browse through Vaniday for a selection of beauty services – from hair colour to beauty treatments. Get 30% OFF any services that you book within the UOB WOW Week period!

Use the promo code WOWUOB upon checkout.

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Hollyhoque


For easy-to-wear pieces that can take you from the office to a weekend with your friends, drop by hollyhoque.com and get 15% OFF regular-priced items storewide.

Use the promo code UOBCARD15 upon checkout.

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Cotton On via ShopBack


Cotton On is a go-to brand for casual wear that channels that carefree Aussie vibe. Shop via ShopBack and get X% Cashback and SGD S$6 Cashback -- with a minimum single-spend of S$150 with your UOB Card through Shopback.sg/uob.


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BeautyFresh



We can never have enough beauty products in our stash. Family and friends are sure to appreciate the freshest picks in luxury beauty and skincare -- from brands such as NARS, Jo Malone, and Elizabeth Arden -- shop at BeautyFresh and get 25% OFF site-wide.

Use the promo code UOBWOW upon checkout.

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Society-A.com


If you're looking for curated pieces from fashion labels and designers around Asia, then shop on Society- A.com and get 20% OFF regular-priced items. Probably a great place for you to snag the best gifts for that discerning fashionista friend, or to treat yourself to a statement piece to wear during the upcoming festive parties and get-togethers.

Use the promo code UOBWOW upon checkout.


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Not Just A Label


Want to stand out from the crowd? Then Not Just A Label is the shop for you. For edgy and contemporary pieces, shop on notjustalabel.com and get 10% OFF full-priced items.

Use the promo code NJALXUOB16 upon checkout.

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Forever 21 via ShopBack


Forever 21 is probably one of our favourite places to shop at for chic basics, on-trend pieces, and accessories. Shop through ShopBack for X% Cashback and SGD S$6 Cashback -- with a minimum single-spend of S$150 with your UOB Card through Shopback.sg/uob.

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So what's on your UOB WOW Week Shopping List? Visit www.uob.com.sg/shopuob for the full list of participating merchants.

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Add some glam to your trick-or-treating this Halloween with Etude House's new Pink Skull collection. Combining the edgy and badass vibe of goth with a hint of sweetness, these eyeshadow palettes, cream blushers, mascaras, lip tints, nail colours, nail art stickers, and fragrances will bring out a different side of you.

There's the 9-color eye shadow palette comes in two variations, Lovely Skull and Funky Skull, both consisting of a good mix of muted pinks, reds, browns, shimmer, and monochrome; the limited-edition Pink Skull version of the popular Lash Perm Curl Fix Mascara to give your peepers a softer, sweeter yet amped up look; the moisturising Pink Skull Cream Blusher will add just the right amount of flush you need to give your cheeks while keeping it matte and smooth; and the Pink Skull Twin Shot Lips Tint that dispenses a matte mousse tint and a moisturizing glossy liquid tint shot for vivid coloured lips.



Plus, you can also give yourself a glamorous mani with the Pink Skull Play Nail series and the Pink Skull Play Nail Stickers that has colours and styles that adds a touch of both sweetness and edginess. Just paint, dry, and stick, and you're ready to go!

And to complete your sweet goth vibe, spritz on the Pink Skull Colourful Scent Eau De Perfume which combines sweet berry and floral scents with an empowering musk and sandalwood  base that's gives the right amount of balance between preppy and provocative.

So what are you waiting for? Achieve the perfect pastel goth look with the Etude House Pink Skull Collection.  

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The Etude House Pink Skull Collection is available in all Etude House counters in Singapore.


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