I am officially the luckiest girl ever! Mario Badescu contacted me about trying out a facial using all of their products recently, and I just couldn’t resist – I have read so much about the brand who counts Jennifer Aniston, Kate Moss, Heidi Klum, and Charlize Theron as fans. I was so excited!
The very first time I got a facial was about 3 years ago, and was not a good experience. I was still a teen and had very acne-prone skin and the facial just aggravated the pimples, leaving me with more breakouts and peeling skin that stung after. I swore never again!
Thankfully, now that I’m 20, my skin has calmed down and my pimple days are over (except for the occasional stressed related ones!). So when I was asked to try out this facial, I wasn’t too worried. I thought that if I do breakout again and have reactions, then it’s final – me and facials do not mix.
However, this facial was a total success.
I went with Sophie from Beautynomics to ONLYaesthetics, a beautiful cozy spa which is the sole distributor for Mario Badescu in Singapore.
Sophie and I talked to our beauticians beforehand and got a customized facial with our major skin concerns (me, hydration and deep cleansing), Sophie (acne and cleansing). I talked with the beautician about what kind of products I wanted to avoid (anything too harsh that would cause reactions) so she selected the right products for me.
I was surprised when the beautician looked at my skin and said I have dry skin. I always just thought that my skin would be combination/sensitive. But I soon realized she was right – after talking, I had all the characteristics of dry skin, I just never noticed it. I mean, with this hot climate, I just thought we’d all have oily/combo skin! I am very glad that I actually discovered what my skin type is – dry and sensitive.
The facial took 75 minutes, and it was pure luxury. All I could remember was really enjoying myself, chatting with the beautician and dreaming of the beach.
Here’s what was used on me:
- Enzyme Cleansing Gel
- Seaweed Cleansing Lotion
- Almond and Honey Face Scrub
- Silver Powder
- Whitening Mask
- Super Collagen Mask
- Vitamin C Serum
- Suncare SPF 30
That list was the in order of what was put on me, with a short extraction (didn’t take more than 2 minutes – I take that as a good sign!) and a wonderful facial and shoulder massage. I’ve never had a proper massage before, and they used all sorts of techniques that was so foreign to me, but it was very good! The soft music and nice cold room just added to experience.
I am so surprised that my skin could take so many products in a short period of time and it’s almost been a week, and no reactions! I guess my skin type really has changed – definitely for the better, I think. When I looked in the mirror after, my skin looked so dewy and radiant, I literally shouted “WHOA!”. My mom later said that I was glowing and is going to book herself an appointment too.
Standout products for me were the Almond & Honey Scrub, Whitening Mask, Super Collagen Mask, and the Vitamin C serum. I really need to hunt down what made my skin look as radiant as it did and will buy it asap, I have a feeling it’s a mixture of all those products – whatever, I’ll buy them all!
Overall, it was such a great experience and a big thanks to Wendy, Sheena and ONLYaesthetics for this opportunity. I would highly recommend trying out a customized facial yourself, and when you do, tell them I say hello! 🙂 You can read Sophie’s blog post on her experience here.