After a long holiday to Europe and the USA and my skin going through all kinds of different climates, it was time for another facial! I made use of an offer through Deal to try out a facial at Spa Rael, which is located next to the Goodwood Park Hotel.
Entrance and Reception
It took me some time to find the spa as it’s not actually inside the hotel but just outside of it on the hill. The premises itself look wonderful and well cared for. I was welcomed with some lemon ice water and was requested to fill in a form.
I was then taken to a spacious room with large windows to the garden. The room is a lot larger than what you get in most salons these days and well cared for. The treatment table was comfortable and the temperature good. Sofar so good!
After cleansing and exfoliationg the skin was analysed and I received a brief explanation of my skin condition. The therapist recommended the vitamin C facial to strenghten my skin and help with anti-aging. Some steaming was applied after which the therapist proceeded removing black and white heads. Following that I received a mask that was left on for about 15 minutes. I received some light massage of neck and also arms during the treatment as well. The facial ended with the application of moisturizer. Products used are from Natura Bisse.
What I liked about this treatment
The atmostphere is very calm and soothing. The room is spacious, the lights dimmed and it’s very quiet, which makes it easy to relax. The therapist was good, although I sometimes had trouble understanding her english. This is a very traditional facial with all commom procedures like exfoliating, steaming, black head removal and masks in place. The black and white head removal was actually one of the most thorough I have experienced in Singapore. Now I know that opnions differ on whether or not you should actually do this, but I quite liked having it done well. For me it’s one of the reasons I’m having a facial.
What could be improved
As you know from my article facials: how to get in right in 8 steps, I prefer it if I’m not left by myself in the room while having steam or a mask. I like to get a neck massage instead. Although my arms were massaged during the beginning of the mask there was still some ‘waiting’ time.
This is a good traditional facial in a pleasant environment with thorough black and white head removal and I can definitely recommend it. However, I was advised that the normal price for this facial was $342, which to me seems rather steep. Of course huge discounts are offered when a package is taken.