In March, we visited Aesop’s Nakameguro store in Tokyo to experience its indulgent face spa.
This month, the brand launches its signature facials at the newly renovated beauty floor on level 4 of Tangs at Tang Plaza in Orchard.
As with all Aesop spaces, this one at Tangs is calm, tranquil and cocooning with its dark green accents (the marble is gorgeous), light birchwood shelving, and gleaming brass sinks.
Just like the space at Nakameguro, this Aesop spa features a spacious room with a super-sized single bed.
For sure, this is not one of those facial rooms that are sliced up so much that you can barely stretch (or breathe in). The changing area is also roomy, so the experience is complete.
This is why Aesop can only take up to four appointments per day; there is only space for one customer at any one time.
The automated bed that can be adjusted to the curve of your body, is supremely comfortable with warm blankets.
Watch for a virtual tour of the space.
About the treatments: There are six options for various skin conditions, each costs $150 for 60 minutes; $180 for 75 minutes.
As my skin was looking tired and dull from the lack of sleep in the past couple of weeks, the therapist suggested I try the Lactate Surge treatment to boost my skin’s cell turnover rate.
The pampering session comprises of deep cleansing, exfoliation, light extraction, hot compress, masking, as well as a satisfying massage that extends from the face to the neck, decolletage and arms, right up to the scalp.
(This treatment may leave your hair mussed up, so schedule it on a day when you don’t have to go anywhere fancy after. Or just head to the nearby Urbanhair salon for a blowdry.)
Some of the products used left a slight tingling sensation on my skin, but that is to be expected as lactic acid and sodium lactate were used to remove surface skin cells.
Afterwards, my mind and body was thoroughly refreshed; my skin was firmer, glowing (and glossy, even); and my shoulders less tense. I had a good nap too as the room was so comfortable; so I left recharged. Results are expected to last a week.
The other treatments available are:
Skin Quench for dry, stressed skin; recommended to prepare skin before a long-haul flight, change of seasons, or a big event.
Calm Correct for balancing combination, sensitive skin after breakouts or a stressful period.
Detox Anew to decongest irritated skin; complements a detox diet.
Parsley Seed Intensive is an antioxidant-rich treatment for mature or skin in need of urgent maintenance; fortifies the face against pollutants.
To book, click here; or call +65 6836 4748.
Aesop Tangs Facial is located at 310 Orchard Road S238864