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 …
“Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got.” – Janis Joplin As I tucked myself between the sheets on the toasty spa bed at Aesop’s beautiful Nakameguro store in Tokyo, I found myself staring at this quote on the ceiling. I’m doing the right thing then, I thought, pampering myself with the new Tranquil Order Facial Treatment for “combination, sensitive and reactive skin”. First launched in Melbourne in 2005, the facial is now available at Aesop’s Nakameguro store, the only one in Japan which currently offers the indulgent session. The therapist decided on the Tranquil Order treatment (from 18,000 yen for 60 minutes, before tax) for me after a consultation, which involved a questionaire on my beauty routine and skincare habits. The treatment begins with a deep cleansing ritual where she mixed the Tea Tree Leaf Facial Exfoliant mixed with the Purifying Cream Cleanser, along with some facial cabin-only professional products. This was followed by the Parsley Seed Facial Cleanser, all applied with firm and comforting strokes. What happened next was all a blur as …
Nothing beats a deep and thorough massage after a long flight.
China is hands-down, one of the best places to get a good massage. Ok, not the best place to get a spa session per se, but a massage? This is the country.
Tucked in the lush jungles and valleys of Ubud, Spa Alila is a perfect sanctuary.
Of all the spa treatments we tried in Bali in the past week, this was the most affordable.
My favourite spa in Bali, so far.
Martha Tilaar is one of the biggest beauty brands from Indonesia, so of course I had to give its spa in Bali a shot.
I’m in Bali. And in true blue beauty junkie fashion, I will be reviewing a spa almost every other day for the week that I’m here. First up, the popular Bodyworks.
A must-visit when you are looking for a pampering session in Seoul.