BAZAAR Spa Awards 2020: Best Wellness Experiences And Men’s Treatments

Lush and luxe escapades for a soul-reviving, peace-inducing overhaul, plus straightforward-yet-sensorial results-oriented fixes for the gentleman

Spa Awards 2020

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WELLNESS ESPERIENCES

BEST COUPLE’S SPA
Honey Moon Spa
$999 for 240 minutes, Auriga Spa at Capella Singapore
Offering up four hours of pampering for you and your partner, this romantic respite starts off with a lusciously fragrant (think honey and rose) body scrub and wrap, and a deeply relaxing hair and scalp treatment. Further easing you into a pampered state is a head-to-toe massage of your choice, followed by a honey-and-jasmine face mask. A lavish Mandi Safar bath of perfumed water, rose, sandalwood oil and buttermilk end things on an idyllic note. Post-spa, enjoy drinks and tapas at Bob’s Bar.

BEST MOTHER-DAUGHTER SPA
Signature Manicure+Pedicure
$125 for 135 minutes, Shugar Prestige
Want a girls’ day out with your precious princess? This mani-pedi session is just what you’re looking for. Sit back and relax in a massage chair with your child right beside you in her own mini-me version, which comes equipped with entertainment loaded on a tablet to keep her in her seat. Take your pick between regular and gelish lacquers, and relish the quality time spent with your little one while she also gets treated to the Little Princess Treatment, which uses nail polishes that are safe for kids.

BEST RELAXING TOP-TO-TOE EXPERIENCE
Argan Oil and Alum Stone Face and Body Ritual
$399 for 120 minutes, Remède Spa at The St. Regis Singapore
Formulated with sensorial cleansing and sensuous skin in mind, this deeply purifying ritual kicks off with a body massage using an alum stone, a potassium-rich mineral with revitalising and exfoliating properties. The face is then nicely cleansed and pampered with a mask of nourishing honey and royal jelly. Wrapping things up is a relaxing, deep-tissue massage using precious argan oil.

BEST SPA-RTY EXPERIENCE
Hen Party Retreat
$280 per guest for 165 minutes, ESPA at Resorts World Sentosa
Celebrate your last days as a single lady with a spa-rty for your girls. This experience pampers with a 60-minute bespoke massage or facial, a 30-minute body scrub or shoulder, scalp or foot massage, and full access to the spa’s facilities. Nestled amid lush greenery, the onsen-style pools, in particular, make for great photo ops. Beware though: You’ll want to linger in them, (no) thanks to the soothing mineralised water heated to a comfortable 40 to 42 deg C, but we say a 10-to-15-minute dip is good enough. After all, there are other spaces to indulge in indoors, such as the bright and airy Rock Sauna, the Crystal Steam Room (with strategically placed amethyst crystals, known for their healing and balancing properties) and the Sleep Zone. When you’re all blissed out, head to in-house restaurant Tangerine for a two-course meal of healthy, wholesome cuisine… with bubbly, of course.

MOST LUXURIOUS DAY SPA EXPERIENCE
Spa-Tea
$260 for 90 minutes, Chi, The Spa at Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore
Perfect for those well-deserved “treat yourself” moments, this escape in the heart of the city lets you select any full-body treatment to indulge in for 90 minutes—such as the Signature Asian Blend Massage and the Healing Himalayan Hot Salt Stone massage. When all the stress has been taken out of your body, head to the hotel’s The Lobby Lounge, where the decadence continues with a three-tiered local afternoon tea of delightful Peranakan flavours. Whoever said you can’t have your cake and eat it too obviously hasn’t experienced this.

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MEN’S TREATMENTS

BEST ANTI-AGEING FACIAL
Sulwhasoo Men’s Treatment
$140 for 80 minutes, Sulwhasoo
Experience spa hospitality at its finest at Sulwhasoo, where you get to enjoy a warming ginseng footbath and scrub upon checking into the facial cabin. The treatment also incorporates skincare products in the brand’s Men’s range, such as the Inner Charging Serum and the Age Defying
Cream, aimed at boosting the skin’s resilience and restoring its vitality for a more youthful visage.

BEST BRIGHTENING FACIAL
CO2 Skin Renewal
$275 for 60 minutes, Porcelain Spa
Experience the Bohr effect, where the skin is loaded with 10 times the carbon dioxide to release a rush of oxygen and nutrients to the face, stimulating cell renewal and collagen production to plump and hydrate the skin. A cryoprobe is then used to deliver a cooling sensation to combat the mild burning that can be briefly felt during the treatment, as well as to tone, firm and lift. Results are instant: Post-treatment, your face appears visibly brighter and younger.

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BEST DEEP-CLEANSING FACIAL
ISUN Restoring Facial for Men
$279 for 60 minutes, Raffles Spa at Raffles Singapore
Powered by organic skincare from ISUN, this facial doesn’t just purify the skin with relaxing yet intensive cleansing steps, but also soothes the senses with a face massage enhanced with gemstones. Targeting the fascia and any signs of ageing, it seeks to ease muscle tension and restore the flow of qi for overall cleaner, healthier-looking skin.

BEST RELAXING MASSAGE
Stressbuster
$350 for 120 minutes, ESPA at Resorts World Sentosa
Perfect for urbanites always on the go, this soul-soothing therapy first slows you down with a thorough full-body exfoliation and skin brushing to encourage circulation and the flow of qi while sloughing away surface dead skin cells. Once cleansed and supple, the body is treated to a hot stone massage and gentle stretching to relieve and ease all tension and knots. Things end on a sweet note with a truly de-stressing head massage.

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