Reverse your skin’s ageing process with Estetica’s GENXSKIN facial.

With nine outlets islandwide, Estetica is one of Singapore’s largest chains of beauty centres. Located in the heart of Orchard Road, it’s newly revamped Plaza Singapura branch boasts a clean and sleek interior, thanks to award-winning designer Colin Seah of Ministry of Design.

Chic décor aside, its latest offering is the GenXSkin anti-ageing facial treatment that uses a cosmeto-genomics approach to stimulate and reactivate 14 of our youth-giving genes, including those responsible for collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid, delivering tighter and younger looking skin.

Using Matrigenics 14 G (a plant-based extract), it promises to smooth out wrinkles and frown lines, reduce sagging, brighten the skin and leave it feeling soft and supple.

The session started off with the therapist performing a computer skin analysis to measure the sebum, moisture, pigmentation levels in my skin before moving onto the texture, pore size and ending off with a 3D image of my skin (the results were better than I’d imagine, though the 3D image did show a number of spikes, which means my skin needs smoothening out).

She then leads me to the treatment room and onto a bed that moulds comfortably to my body. The therapist begins by double-cleansing my skin before exfoliating my face and neck with the much-raved about Perfect Surfacer (from the GENXSKIN product series) that gently scrubs with sugar crystals.

Following that, she steams my face to open up my pores before proceeding with extraction. She works her way around my face, covering each part with a cooling pad that’s soaked with Derma Calm Toner as soon as she’s done with extraction. She explains that it helps to calm and soothe my skin, reducing redness.

Next up, the highlight of the treatment — the Micro Filler. This serum contains Matrigenics that’s targeted at reactivating genes and it also contains ronaflair — microspheres that helps the serum penetrate deeper into the skin. The therapist massages the Micro Filler into my face, applying more pressure on areas that need more attention like my eye sockets, cheeks and forehead. Her fingers skilfully make its way around my face and she finishes with a deeply relaxing neck and shoulder massage.

The therapist then applies a 20-minute GENXSKIN 3D mask to repair, hydrate and further lift my skin. She wraps things up by gently tapping moisturiser and sunscreen into my skin, and I’m done.

At this point, I was completely relaxed and slightly groggy after all that pampering. A quick glance at the mirror was all it took to instantly perk me up — I even did a double take. The results are immediate! My complexion was tighter, brighter and my previously dull skin had a radiant glow. This treatment is definitely a quick and easy way to fresher and healthier-looking skin.

COST:
$368 including GST for 90-minutes at all Estetica beauty studios.

To find out more, visit esteticabeauty.com.