Hello! A while back I received an invitation from GLOMAX Aesthetics to try one of their facials for a non-obligatory blog review which I promptly agreed and I went down to the salon about 2 weeks ago, on the 14th of June. So though the facial I tried was complimentary, I am in no way paid to write a review for them, but I want to because I am glad to share my pleasant & positive experience with GLOMAX Aesthetics PR lady, manager and beautician as well as the overall ambience of the salon. Plus, there are also perks for YOU, my readers. 🙂 Read on to find out more! Now let’s let the photo do the talking, shall we? 🙂
Before I went down for the facial, I decided to dress up in my new floral printed dress which was perfect for a warm summer day!
GLOMAX Aesthetics – The Face Artistry
Fo location and contact details refer to the end of this post.
The sixth floor walkway towards GLOMAX Aesthetics. As GLOMAX Aesthetics is located in Soho 2 adjacently above Clarke Quay MRT station, getting there is convenient by MRT. A little bit of a digression, but SoHo is a term that originally means South of Houston, shortened to SoHo where this area, in London was repurposed to the residential neighbourhood into small offices and shops. Credit wiki. Today, the term Soho in Singapore typically refers to buildings with home offices, offices that are small but fully equipped with toilets and kitchenette, where it can double up as both office and home! 🙂 So that’s why getting to GLOMAX Aesthetics is much like visiting a professional acquaintance that stays in a condo, both cosy and posh at the same time.
GLOMAX Aesthetics’s #06-168 homely entrance. Press the doorbell on the left to enter. 🙂
So after I was welcomed the staff of GLOMAX, I settled down at the counter for a consultation with beautician Sun.
After clearing the basic administrative work like filling in health forms, when was my last facial, where and what type, Sun took a look at my facial skin and recommended me to try GLOMAX Aesthetic’s Intensive Acne Medic Treatment.
A before facial picture (at my request, kekeke) with beautician Sun. 🙂
Then I was ushered into one of the two beautifully decorated facial rooms.
Oriental style decor with a golden earthy glow. Very lush and relaxing ambience.
Really love the Bamboo and Floral golden printed wallpaper together with the wooden furnishing.
Then I changed into their in house orange robe/dress. 🙂
Next, it’s time to take close up shots of my face, pre-facial for record purposes. 😀
This was shortly after my trip to Philippines abroad and I unfortunately didn’t take sufficient water and fibre and hence you can see a fair bit of pimples due to congested pores, especially on my right profile.
But otherwise, I am fairly happy with my skin condition as it is under control, not too oily. 🙂
I agreed with Sun’s recommendation to try their Acne Medic treatment which is described as such:
Suitable for problem skin with congested pores and acne, start with a sonic cleansing that gently lifts impurities and dirt off skin surface before the problem areas are healed with a mild antiseptic high frequency. Combined with acne IPL to rebalance the sebum level, problem skin will dramatically clear up after each session.
This description is from GLOMAX, and it is the exact treatment which I went through. After a gentle and thorough cleansing, Sun started with a sonic cleansing, removing the oil and dirt from the pore followed by normal extraction, before administrating IPL which stands for Intense Pulsed Light (wiki link). It is basically technology that utilises specific wavelengths of light to target various chromophores in the skin. What it does to my skin in this case, is to reduce my sebum level, but also has the effect of improving my skin tone and also reduce the rate at which my facial hair follicle grows. Extra information told to me by Sun but you can also refer to my researched link online from here.
It was my FIRST time undergoing IPL! So it was very interesting, to have strong lights shining down, much like take photos with very strong lights, but with eyes closed. It also certainly felt warm.
There are a few things to take note before undergoing IPL to achieve maximum effect from the treatment, that is to avoid strong sunlight pre and post the treatment, about 6 days, or risk undesirable effect/darkening of the skin. So I definitely didn’t go under the strong sun before the facial, as I’ve been avoiding the sun and applying sun block to prevent unnecessary pre-mature aging of the skin.
Also post treatment, I was instructed by Sun to take special care to moisturize my facial skin when it feels dry, which I sure did, as the haze in the air also had a drying effect. Even when I was hiding in the air-con from the haze as well!
Sun said it will take about 6 days to see the full effect taking place on my skin, that is for my skin to clear up and have smooth skin!
So what do I think of this treatment?
As assured by Sun, my skin did improve over the next 6-7 days after the facial. So I definitely think it was effective. I also enjoyed the facial under the trusted care of Sun who has more than 5 years of experience as a beautician with GLOMAX Aesthetics and before GLOMAX, she worked as an assistant to a dermotologist and before that, she studied in-depth about dermatology and thus has many years of knowledge as well as experience on facials and medical treatments on the face.
What’s my review for GLOMAX Aesthetics?
I would recommend them in under an heartbeat! The reasons are 1. They are polite and professional. When I was talking to them about some of how my readers (yes, some of you 🙂 ) have commented on the inconsistency of other facial salons and described it as “heng shuy”, meaning depends if you are lucky or unlucky, you will get good or bad beautician and corresponding services and treatments. However they, the PR lady and Sun assured me with smiles that with GLOMAX Aesthetics, service and quality is assured to be consistent. 2. Positive service approach. What I mean to say is, the feeling that I experienced and took away from GLOMAX was that my being and my judgement was placed first. That’s how confident GLOMAX is of their service and standard. Sun tells me that most of their customers are recurring customers from years back and even bloggers they previously invited for reviews and I am not surprised at all.
I am considering taking up a package with them when I begin work, which I hope it works out. Depending on where I work, if my work place is convenient, as I stay in the east and it might not be very convenient if I have to travel down during the weekends. I will update you all, when I do! 🙂
The results show, check out the photos I took in the following days after the facial. 🙂
17 June, 3 days after the facial.
My usual Hada labo 3in1 sun block with very light coverage, blusher and eyeshadow. With the additional moisturizer, also Hada Labo, before that. No primer, foundation or BB cream at all.
18 June, 4 days after the facial.
Same as above, with Hada Labo moisturizer, sun block and blusher but without eye make up in this one.
Now for the best part!
Enjoy Intensive Acne Medic Treatment 60 mins at only $88* (UP$150) when you quote “Blogger Ena” while making appointment. *For first-timers at GLOMAX Aesthetics and by appointment only.
Here are the details & HOW to get to GLOMAX Aesthetics from the Central Mall, conveniently for you, after you have made an appointment with them! 😉
GLOMAX Aesthetics – The Face Artistry
12 Eu Tong Sen Street. The Central, Soho 2. #06-168 Singapore 059819
firstname.lastname@example.org | Tel: +65 6225 5193
These are the instructions I received: “If you’re driving, park at Central Clarke Quay and cross over to Swissotel Merchant Court (ground floor). We’re next to the hotel. Punch in “06168doorbell” at the intercom and take the left lift up”
As for me, I travelled via MRT, alighted at Clarke Quay MRT station. So some helpful photos:
From there, turn right, walk out of the Central Mall, towards the right and you will see this crossing. Cross and walk just slightly further up.
Then you will see Soho 2 and proceed to take the lift up!
That is all, hope you enjoyed this review!
I’m pretty sure you girls & guys will have questions, ask away! 🙂
Be Beautiful, inside and out! 🙂