Weirdest beauty treatments in Singapore
We all know someone who is always on the lookout for the latest face mask or body scrub that claims to promote cell rejuvenation, skin elasticity and yada yada. Or perhaps you are that person. But no matter how much of a beauty junkie you are, these bizarre beauty treatments available in Singapore will leave you shook at the extent some are willing to go for beauty.
1. Bird poop facial
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The last thing most of us would want is to find a splat of bird poop on our clothes, much less our face. But this bird poop facial from Ikeda Spa isn’t what you’re imagining it to be. There won’t be icky green slime slathered on your face.
The bird droppings are from nightingales which feed only on seeds and berries. Because their diet is so strictly controlled, only the good stuff - in the form of a earthy paste will be applied on your skin. Plus, the poop undergoes a UV process which stanitises and removes bacteria.
If you’re wondering what good can come out of such an unconventional treatment, urea from the poop is nitrogen-rich which locks in moisture and accelerates the process of skin regeneration. Your face will appear brighter too.
Address: 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, Clarke Quay Central #05-22 (Level 5 Carpark), Singapore 059817
Opening hours: Mon - Sun: 1PM - 10PM
Telephone: 6388 8080,2
2. Placenta Face Shower System
Primary School Science lessons taught us that your mom’s placenta provided nutrients to you as a teeny foetus. It’s no wonder that placenta can work wonders for your skin as well. For soft, baby-like skin, this Placenta Face Shower System by Beauty Base uses products with sheep placenta extract, which promotes skin cell regeneration to improve skin moisture and prevent ageing.
Address: Block 443 Clementi Avenue 3 #01-69 Singapore 120443
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 10.30AM - 8.30PM | Sat - Sun: 10.30AM - 6PM
Telephone: 6872 2268
3. Caviar facial
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Many of us would think twice about splurging on caviar - and spreading it on your face seems almost blasphemous. But if you feel deserving enough, indulge in a Fresh Caviar Facial by Estetica Beauty, which claims to “turn back the clock” by stimulating your cell metabolism, in turn giving you younger-looking and more radiant skin .
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If you’re one of those self proclaimed polar bears who NEED to be in air-con 24/7, this might be paradise for you. Cryotherapy by Absolute Zero uses liquid nitrogen at temperatures as low as -184 degree celsius, and brings a multitude of benefits such as anti-aging, weight loss, muscle and joint repair.
Don’t worry, the short few minutes in such freezing temperatures is not long enough for any harm to be done to you. In fact, studies have also shown that cryotherapy is beneficial to those suffering from depression. If you’re not ready for your whole body to freeze with the Whole Body Cryotherapy, opt for the Local Cryotherapy or Face Freeze instead.
5. Ultimate Hammam Ritual
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“Today I don’t feel like doing anything~”. I’m sure most of us can resonate with Bruno Mars, and for those days, a visit to ESPA at Resorts World Sentosa would be just what you need. As part of their Ultimate Hammam Ritual, therapists scrub and douse you in heated water as you lay on a wooden bed in a steamed room. In essence: you are having someone bathe you, which means you needn’t lift a finger.
This is a Moroccan tradition dating back centuries, and you get a 60 minute ESPA personalised massage included in the package as well.
Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway, ESPA, 098269
Opening hours: Mon - Sun: 9AM - 10PM
Telephone: 6577 8880
6. EscarGlow facial
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We tend to carefully avoid snails that seemingly pop up everywhere after a shower of rain - lest we accidentally step on them and have to deal with the slimy aftermath. But ickiness aside, snail mucin is packed with nutrients that are extremely beneficial for the skin. Renaza offers you an EscarGlow facial that is said to be able to fade dark spots and scars, treat acne-prone skin, and reduce inflammation.
But don’t worry about having snails all over your face, the slime has already been extracted, so it’ll feel just like a normal facial.
7. Pure 24K Gold Treatment
It is believed Cleopatra maintained her youthful looks because she wore pure gold. We’re not sure if that’s true or not, but you can get a chance to feel like royalty with Pure Element’s 24K Gold Facial Neck treatment. You’ll be treated to 24K gold facial massages and masks which help to improve blood circulation, reduce wrinkles, and brighten up your complexion.
Address: Ang Mo Kio Blk 233 Ave 3 #01-1180 Singapore 560233
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11AM - 8PM
Telephone: 6455 3004
8. Chocolate Facial
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Heads up, chocoholics. If simply consuming chocolate is not enough for you, take your chocolate addiction to the next level with J Studios’ Chocolate Facial. Yup, the mask is 100% edible. Chemicals in dark chocolate can protect your skin from UV rays, increase blood flow to the skin and ensure your skin is more hydrated. Plus, you’ll smell oh-so-amazing after the session. Mmm.
Address: 352 Jurong East Street 31, #01-131, Level 2, S(600352)
Opening hours: Mon - Sun: 10.30AM - 10PM
Telephone: 9182 8565
Strange facials and spa treatments in Singapore
No pain, no gain. Be it having snail slime slathered all over your face or bearing insane sub zero temperatures, the baby smooth skin you’ll get after your treatment will be worth it. If typical facials and spas don’t seem to make the cut for you, who knows, maybe these exotic beauty treatments just might do the trick.