A brilliant facial using the wonders of Grape Seed Extract for greater hydration and suppleness. Grape seed extract is a natural plant constituent (bioflavonoid) that strengthens and protects cell membranes from oxidative damage caused by free radicals and help reduce allergic responses. Grape seed extract is 50 x stronger than vitamin E and 20 x stronger than vitamin C. Grape Seed Extract is anti-allegeric, anti-histame, anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant. It strengthens blood vessels, improves complexion and aids in circulation to prevent and treat common problems including cardiovascular disease, varicose veins, water retention, collagen damage and arthritis. Enhanced with a patented dual technology, Nano-mist and LED (Light Emitting Diodes) blue light therapy that breaks down larger water molecules for better absorption into your skin. You get greater hydration and skin renewal! LED blue light is very much beneficial to calm and sooth stressed and fatigue skin. It is recommended to treat acne and sensitive skin condition.
1) Anti- Aging
2) Deep Hydration
3) Firming and Anti-Wrinkle
4) Healing, ideal as post treatment for IPL, skin rejuvenation and chemical peel etc
Upon knowing that I use cleansing water to remove my makeup, my facialist recommended that I use cleansing milk instead. She said that cleansing milk contains a bit of oil and thus it helps to cleanse the face better.
Here's how I look after the facial. I would have expected the redness to be more visible after extraction but it was rather subtle, not those that screams for attention or tell people upfront that hey-i-just-came-out-from-a-facial kind.
I did noticed a glow on my face right after the facial as well as the next few days after.
I like how Phillip Wain is a one-stop beauty and fitness center where I can keep fit, pamper myself with a facial, shop at its retail gallery and dine at its Health Juice Bar. Its like I can spend an entire day there!
So happy that i made it to Phillip Wain facial that day (Monday), with my pretty mom!! Been trying to arrange one since the day we signed up for their 1-for-1 package!!!
We planned to do a 1.5hr facial but because i ended work late, we only mgt to be in time for the 1hr facial! aaaw' :( So what's this 1hr facial about?? WHITENING!!!
*eye-wide*This is one of their new treatment!
Ambience wise i think it is needless to say more..! Phillip Wain always makes me feels like a VIP! hahaha thanks to the exclusive-ness!! As for the facial, i think its really interesting. First time i go to a facial without needing to change into a robe. i mean those bare-shoulder robe.
When u enter into PW, first thing u need to do is is to change into their usual 'bedroom' robe.. and after that, that's all. You will be asked to lie one their facial bed. But of cuz they will pull open a bit so that it will be convenient for them to do the shoulder massage ltr.
So this one hours, what was done? Regular facial SOP! hahaha! remove makeup, cleanse, scrub, steam, extraction, face & shoulder massage, face mask & ending steps (toner, serum, moisturizer) Which step caught my 'attention'? i would say is the scrub, the extraction & the massage!!!!
The scrub is without those microbeads and was leave on while the steamer steam my face~ was told that it has papaya extract .. or was it enzyme? haha! And the extraction, they use hands-only too~ at times will use the extraction tool la but still ok.. bearable pain!
The massage was another great enjoyment too.. but i think the lady kinda slack off towards the end.. cuz its only the first step she did it nicely and the repeated steps she'll just brush over.. hmm.. but over all i think it's still a good experience.
What amazed mi most is'' when i reach home, took my shower, i ACCIDENTALLY touched my face and.. WOW!! so smooth~!! hahaha my chin's out break is like.. cured!! no more uneven texture! smooth! but old scare still visible thou.. hahaha!!
Going through the large center, after the reception, to your right is the gym, where female personal trainers are on hand to help you out. (I'll definitely be going there again to be taught how to use gym equipment properly!) This is where the trainers can give you a comprehensive physical assessment and recommend what fitness and/or training regime is good for you.
To the right of the gym are tables and chairs for eating, because right down the corner is their Juice Bar, where nutrition is #1 for Phillip Wain. The Juice Bar not only offers juice (obviously) but also healthy balanced meals, and you know, a place to just chill and relax.
Right next to the Juice Bar, if you feel like shopping, is a mini shopping palace! You can get everything from skincare brands to workout outfits _ you name it. They house lots of exclusive skincare brands such as Infusens, Transvital, plus well-known brands such as Decleor, La Colline and much more.
The Fitness / Dance Hall
And then, we come to the main fitness hall _ big and roomy! Here they hold a large variety of fitness classes, ranging from Dance MTV, Zumba, Yoga & Pilates, Kickboxing, Salsa, and MUCH more.
Phillip Wain Singapore fitness class dance hall
The RIPPED Class
I was there for the class RIPPED, which they said was 'a total body plateau proof fitness formula' workout, utilizing resistance and cardio training, and boy were they not kidding! This class was intense guys, and unfortunately I lasted 53 mins before I had to walk out (it was an hour class). I was lucky enough to attend that class because on that day Christian Salazar was teaching _ and he is the only RIPPED instructor in Asia, and Phillip Wain is hoping to include this to their regular schedule. It was a lot of fun _ intense but a lot of fun _ and though I am not fit at all and haven't properly exercised like that in years (I think the last time I was in middle school?!) I didn't feel sore or ridiculously fatigue the next day. Though it was tough _ imagine martial art kicks, push ups, dance moves with no rest _ I was really happy the next day, I felt like perhaps (!!!) I am on the way to becoming fit, ha!
After the fitness class, I was taken to the powder room, where _ wow. Granted, I have not seen many powder rooms _ unless the one in school counts, and of course, movies) but the one here is fantastic! It is extremely cozy and very private and includes areas of lockers, heated showers, a vanity area and even a sauna and steam room! Everyone was super nice and I even got talking to some of the ladies around there, and I really loved that everyone was so casual. I even spotted an area of lounge chairs where I saw a lady relaxing in a bathrobe and headphones _ I know I'll definitely be there next time! The powder room is an excellent place to relax and cool down too.
And now for the beauty talk!
I really enjoyed myself at the fitness class, but next it was time for a relaxing facial. Before I went for my facial, a therapist gave me a mini tour of the beauty section of the club, which I was surprised was so quiet! The fitness hall was just around the corner (and you can imagine all the loud dance music going on!) but the beauty area was quiet and peaceful.
Phillip Wain Singapore facial
Each door had a scent on it which was really cute! The beauty section of Phillip Wain offers everything from slimming treatments (like deep tissue massages), massages and facials. I was even told there was a chocolate and wine massage, yum! Other treatments included Swedish massages, Laser therapy, you name it. I was there for a facial though, and because I have very sensitive skin, I was recommended to try the Nano Hydration Calming Facial.
Nano Hydration Calming Facial
The Nano Hydration Calming Facial uses products that is sold exclusively to Phillip Wain, and harnessed the power of Grape Seed Extract. I have been hearing a lot about grape seed (and with all the new products with the 'power of grapes'), so I was really excited to try it out.
Basically, grape seed extract is a natural plant constituent that strengthens and protects the cell membranes from oxidative damage caused by free radicals. Not only that, it also helps reduce allergic responses, which is great for me because my darn skin is sensitive and allergic to everything! And another really cool thing about Grape Seed Extract _ it is 50 times stronger than Vitamin E and 20 times stronger than Vitamin C: yes! It is anti-allergic, anti-histamin, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. This little power ingredient strengthens blood vessels, improves the complexion and aids in circulation that can prevent and treat problems such as varicose veins, cardiovascular disease, water retention, collagen damage and even arthritis!
During the facial, Nano-mist and LED (Light Emitting Diodes) blue light therapy was used to help break down the large water molecules for much, much, better absorption for the skin. This also helps to calm and soothe tired and stressed skin.
My favorite part during the facial was the thick, icy cold mask that the therapist applied for me. At first I was thinking, Oh no, this is gonna be really hard to remove, because it was SO goopy and thick, but 25 minutes later, when the therapist entered my room again, she just peeled it off and my skin was like brand new! I couldn't believe there was no residue what so ever and my skin looked like I had some years taken off it _ nice and plump looking. :) The whole time the therapist was very accommodating to me ('don't go anywhere near my eyes please, very sensitive', 'can I move around a bit I can't sit still') and she was very nice.
Which was better?
I can't really say which I enjoyed more _ the fitness or the facial, but I really enjoyed my time at Phillip Wain. So much so I am definitely going back! more for the fitness classes as you shouldn't do facials so often, (but I was told with this one, every 10-14 days is ideal) but I'll most definitely be back. What I love the most about Phillip Wain is that it is a cozy, down to Earth place. It is non-intimidating, it is all-women, and it's tucked away in such a nice area.