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Powerful yet gentle
Adequate hydration and clean pores are often credited as the fundamentals of healthy skin. However, many clarifying facials use potent exfoliants that can be harsh to those with sensitive skin, and leave skin feeling stripped and uncomfortably tight. To provide a solution to this common dilemma, SK-II Boutique Spa’s Aqua Pure Facial combines deep-cleansing, intensive hydration and deep cell renewal.

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Smooth Things Out
Suitable for all skin types, this essential facial features the Aqua Clean machine, which purges pores with its powerful vacuum and vortex tip instead of using microcrystals or abrasive particles that may cause irritation. At the same time, lactic and salicylic acids are consecutively applied to speed up cell turnover and keep blemishes at bay. Next, your therapist layers on multiple SK-II products that are best suited to your skin type before the application of SK-II’s Facial Treatment Mask seals in all the essential nutrients and completes the pampering session.

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The Ultimate Indulgent Treat
No visit to the SK-II Boutique Spa is complete without a lay-down on the utterly comfortable Senzational Bed. Designed to be considerably wider than conventional treatment beds, it also offers exceptional support to your body. Experience total relaxation as you lay your head on a Tempur therapeutic pillow and snuggle beneath a lavish goose down comforter. Expect to emerge completely rejuvenated from head to toe, and inside out.

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SK-II Aqua Pure Facial is $260 for 90 minutes. Available at SK-II Boutique Spa, #02-06 Shaw Centre, Tel: 6836 9168; #02-54/55 Millenia Walk, Tel: 6336 4880. For more information, visit

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