Harper’s BAZAAR Spa Awards 2015

Singapore's best facials, body rituals, party preppers and aesthetic treatments

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BODY

 

Best Anti-Ache Massage
LifeSpa
Body Massage + Anti-Ache Therapy, $245 for 80 minutes
Waltz into this airy spa and the first thing you’ll notice is how the delicious aroma of oils quickly envelop you. Then knock yourself out with this effective massage as your therapist employs firm, long strokes to ease the tension out of your knots. The best part? Each staff member is extremely well-trained—sensitive to individual needs and flexible enough to tailor each massage differently.

Best Hangover Cure
Sole Service
Foot Massage, $135 for 90 minutes
Forget the junk food and barrels of isotonic water when you wake up after a hard night of drinking. Ask to slot in at Sole Service for their pain-relieving foot massage, which hits all the right spots so you can be rid of the nausea and breathe normally after an hour and a half.

Best Bust Care
Estetica
Morpho Bust Enhancement Treatment. $128 for 40 minutes
Trust Estetica’s Morpho Bust Enhancement Treatment to provide a holistic approach to bust care; it multiplies fat cells, stimulates lipid production and encourages lipid storage to achieve a firmer and shapelier bust.

Best Jet Lag Recovery
Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Singapore
Jet Lag Recovery, $185 for 60 minutes
While you may be happily logging on your air miles, your body
may be worn out and stressed from the constant travel. Check in here
for this jet-lag miracle cure, a balancing treatment for the face
and body that reboots your entire system with a back massage, Himalayan salt exfoliation, warm aromatic compresses
and Sodashi’s range of jet-lag tonics.

Best Detoxifying Experience
Heavenly Spa by Westin
Detox Massage, $220 for 90 minutes
Perched on the 35th floor of the Westin Singapore, the views
from this chic spa are second to none. Arrive early to unwind with SuperFoodsRX snacks and loosen muscle tension in its rain shower, whirlpool and aromatherapy steam bath. This 90-minute detox massage is best for tossing out toxins and improving blood circulation.

Best Organic Experience
Damai Spa
Signature June Jacobs Spa Collection Body Treatment,
$195++ for 90 minutes
June Jacobs Spa Collection Body Treatment is free of parabens, preservatives, synthetic dyes or sulphates. The decadent massage and facial includes a skin-softening warm papaya enzyme, refining lemon sugar body polish and soothing massage to bring balance and relaxation to both your mind and body.

Best Drainage Massage
LS Philosophy
Drainage Massage, $220 for 60 minutes
This massage effectively gets rid of water retention, which leads to a lighter body. To encourage natural drainage of the lymphs carrying waste products away from the tissues, the body is massaged in firm, long strokes, focusing on problem areas in order to relieve tension in the muscles. Do arrive 30 minutes before your appointment for a sauna or luxurious bath to unwind and prepare for your ritual.

Chicest Alternative Healing Treatment
COMO Shambhala Urban Escape
Traditional Chinese Medicine at COMO Shambhala,
$180 for 75 minutes
Holistic Asian therapies are key in the COMO Shambhala wellness philosophy, and this traditional Chinese medicine programme is a must-do. Mark Chern incorporates acupuncture, guasha, cupping and visceral manipulation for the internal organs—you’ll feel light and rejuvenated after just one session with him.

Best Hot and Cold Stone Massage
St. Gregory Spa
Hot & Cold Stone Music Therapy Booster,
$190 for 75 minutes
For something a little different from your usual massage, try hot and cold stones. These stones
from age-old mountain sediments are administered to the body to apply pressure and thermal stimulation, while a specially curated selection of music soothes the mind. Schedule your appointment
in the morning to feel recharged for the rest of the day.

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FACE

Best Caviar Facial
Allure Beauty Saloon
ATACHE Excellence Facial Treatment, $680 for 90 minutes
Nutrient-rich caviar is known to speed up the production of collagen and aid in hydration. ATACHE Excellence Facial Treatment’s powerful combination of geisha anma massage techniques and caviar extracts deliver luminosity and elasticity for poorly nourished skin. Look for Kim
at Allure Beauty Salon for an experienced yet gentle hand.

Best Skin Corrector Facial
SkinPerfect
SkinSaver Plus, $6.99 per therapy per session
SkinSaver Plus allows you to customize your own facial
by choosing procedures that target problem areas after
a skin analysis. We recommend looking for Cindy—
she’s patient and thorough at mapping out your skin’s needs.

Best Antioxidant Facial
Adeva Spa
C+C Vitamin Face Spa
Vitamin C is not only great for building immunity, it is also key to
the production of collagen to build firmness and strength. Showing
no mercy to blackheads, clogged pores and other impurities,
the C+C Vitamin Face Spa does exactly that and purifies the skin
to mitigate any skin problems. The facial uses products from
the C+C Vitamin line of cult Natura Bissé’s Barcelona Collection.

Best Facial for Congested Skin
Pacific Healthcare Specialist Centre Dermatology Laser & Aesthetic
HydraFacial, $400 for 25 minutes
If you’ve been neglecting your skin for a long time, this treatment is a quick fix to restore and repair congested complexions. Your doctor will examine your skin before performing the Hydrafacial, which uses a suction pump to draw out impurities and inject antioxidants to improve the skin’s texture.

Best Youth Boosting Facial
FIL Skin, Body & Spa Intelligence
Youth Revival Face Therapy, $400 for 90 minutes
FIL’s Youth Revival Face Therapy helps turn back the clock
with an anti-aging serum, infused with potent antioxidants,
to stimulate DNA repair and boost skin metabolism. A LED light
helps with penetration of ingredients into the skin.

Best Nurturing Facial
Sulwhasoo (Seviin @TANGS)
Concentrated Ginseng Rejuvenating Facial, $220 for 75 minutes
If you’re looking for a treatment to nourish dull, aging skin, Sulwhasoo’s Concentrated Ginseng Rejuvenating Facial does just that. Each Sulwhasoo treatment starts with Sulwhajeong—an acupoints massage that soothes the senses and calms the skin. Look forward to the layering of three face masks, which the therapist uses in tandem with the jade rollers and rings to balance the skin’s warm and cool energies.

Best Pre-Party Prepper
Spa Esprit
Plump Up Filler Facial, $214 for 75 minutes
When the stresses of party planning start showing on your face, trust Spa Esprit’s Plump Up Filler Facial to fix it. Packed with organic silicone, its one-minute miracle filler penetrates deep into the skin to combat problem lines and wrinkles. The spa is located conveniently in town so swing by before or after if you need any finishing touches for your event.

Best Instant Results Facial
AsterSpring
Super Lifting Face Treatment, $350 for 85 minutes
Stimulating the synthesis of collagen and elastin, Asterspring’s Super Lifting Face Treatment smooths pores and firms tired and sagging skin. Specially recommended for mature and dull skin.

Best Anti-Aging Facial
Dior Marina Bay Sands Facial Cabin
Dior Prestige, $220 for 75 minutes
How about a facial before a theatre night at Marina Bay Sands? Therapist Mandy performs a gentle yet effective exfoliation of the face to remove dirt, dead skin cells and open up the pores, before applying products from Dior’s deluxe Prestige line. Its potent products strengthen skin tissue, thereby reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

Most Hydrating Facial
The DRx Medispa
DRx 02 Plus (Rejuvenate) with Atoxelene, $370 for 60 minutes
Part of Jessica Biel and Emma Stone’s red carpet prep is an oxygen facial with a no-nonsense, results-oriented approach. If you’re after the same, DRx’s 02 Plus (Rejuvenate) with Atoxelene starts with a round of microdermabrasion to prepare the skin for the oxygen infusion.
What feels like a blast of cool air actually pushes high-tech ingredients
into the skin for an even and radiant complexion.

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