I made use of a daily deal and treated myself to a facial massage therapy at Bella Luna located at Harbour Front. The salon was easy to find and the entrance is pleasant (even featuring my favorite orange peel chairs in leather). The treatment rooms however are quite small as is the case with many salons these days.
After cleansing of the skin, steam was applied to open the pores. Some extraction and exfolitation was then carried out after which I received my first mask. I was surprised that this turned out to be a paper mask. This is not something I would expect to receive in a salon.
If you have read other reviews before you will know that I’m not a huge fan of masks. However, I do recognise the advantages to my skin of a good mask and if the mask is good, applied in a good way and the therapist does some other relaxing therapy like an arm or neck massage I can quite enjoy them.
Here, the paper mask was left on for about 15 minutes with the therapist leaving the room. To my surprise she also did not put anything on top of my eyes to cover them. As the place was quite noisy due to the chattering and thin walls I found it difficult to relax and found myself just staring at the crookely hanged ventilator at the ceiling.
After about 15 minutes I was then given a second paper mask. Again without covering eyepads and the therapistleaving the room. I didn’t like the first mask and this one was no different. Upon return I was given a quick clean and moisturizer and a very short massage. According to the therapist no sunscreen was needed as uva was already included in the cream.
There is much room for improvement in this facial. Although the actual premises were nice, the treatment rooms could be improved. My therapist was friendly and her english good, but due to the lack of attention to detail and the noisy atmosphere I found it difficult to relax. The products used didn’t really suit my skin and I would have liked more attention from the therapist during mask time. Have you had a facial recently? What has been your experience?
Bella Luna can be found at:
1 Maritime Square
#02-65 Harbourfront Centre
Phone: +65 6275 3818