Review of Face Shower Bar at CityLink Mall
The year has barely started, but with CNY already right around the corner, it’s time to pamper yourself and make sure your skin is in top-notch condition. After all, we’d like to avoid having aunties tsk-ing us for not looking after our complexion. It’s important to have some me time and to give yourself a well-deserved break, even if it’s just for a while.
Face Shower Bar, which opened at CityLink Mall – located at City Hall MRT – in October 2017, offers 30-minute facials catered to working professionals who simply don’t have the luxury of time for a typical 1.5 hour facials.
The pretty exterior of FSB was enough to instantly make me gush with excitement. Living up to its name, the entire place was decorated to look like a bathroom. The pastel colours create a welcoming ambience, a drastic change from the concrete jungle surrounding it, making me feel like I was teleported into a Pantone magazine.
I was brought to the waiting area which had a cute bathtub-like couch. There’s a vanity area stocked with cotton pads and q-tips to wipe off makeup you’re wearing before the treatment.
Face Shower Bar is different from most facial spas in that it has a zero-reservation policy. This means it’s first-come-first-served and incredibly fuss-free. All you have to do is pop by and take a queue number, and you’re all set to go. And if you don’t like waiting, you’ll be able to check how many people there are in the queue on Face Shower Bar’s website in August 2018.
I opted for the Quick Shower Facial, which is hydra-dermabrasion powered and can be customised for every customer’s skin type. I was asked to take a quiz about the concerns I had about my skin, giving my therapist Elaine the necessary information to pick the most appropriate products for me.
As someone who constantly exposed to the sun, my skin was dry and dull, with uneven complexion.
The serums, each based on a superfruit, chosen for me were:
Orange (Pumpkin) | Clearing Serum to remove blackheads
Blue (Blueberry) | Hydrating Serum to combat dehydrated skin
Yellow (Yuzu) | Whitening Serum to promote glowy skin
The facial started out with Elaine cleansing my face using the Irén Massage Cleansing Cream to remove impurities on my skin, followed by a soothing facial massage to release toxins. Elaine was extremely skillful and applied just the right amount of pressure, making the whole process so comfortable I almost fell asleep.
It’s also at this point that I realised how efficient everything was – there was barely any time for small talk as my skin got the pampering it needed.
The 3 treatment solutions were then applied on my face one after another to soften, exfoliate and soothe my skin. They were delivered through a probe that would simultaneously extract debris through a suction and flush nutrients into my skin. I wouldn’t have thought I was going through a facial extraction if I wasn’t told – it was that painless.
Facial extractions would usually leave me wincing and squirming because of the needles and squeezing. I was extremely relieved when all I felt was a slight suction. Extra brownie points!
The last step was a 15-minute refreshing face mask to soothe my skin. The whole process was completed in 30 minutes, much quicker than most facials which typically take up to 1.5 to 2 hours.
When I got back to the office, my colleagues commented on how my skin was glowing, and the redness I usually experienced on my face after a facial was barely noticeable. Not only was there a visible difference, my face felt soft and dewy, a far cry from my dry skin that easily flaked.
Win free Face Shower Bar services when you shop at CityLink Mall
Face Shower Bar’s quick and effective 30-minute facials will give you one less excuse not to pamper yourself.
What’s more, with CityLink Mall’s CNY promotions from 19 January to 14 February 2018, there will be other freebies at CityLink Mall with minimum spending as well:
- Spend $68 and redeem a set of red packets
- Spend $128 and redeem a Mandarin Orange carrier and a pineapple display set (worth $15)
- Spend $288 and redeem a Hydra-dermabrasion Quick Shower Facial (worth $90) from Face Shower Bar and a Skylight Abalone Set (worth $110)
Limited quantities available for redemption per day. Terms and conditions apply. Redemption at CityLink Mall Concierge starts from 12PM – 9.30PM daily.
Face Shower Bar by Irén
Address: One Raffles Link, CityLink Mall, #B1-17A, Singapore 039393
Opening hours: Mon – Sun: 11AM – 9.30PM
Telephone: 6920 8772
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