Whether you’re looking to prep your skin before a big event or want to get rid of pesky dark spots, we’ve got the best brightening facials for you. Presenting the glow-giving winners or our ELLE Beauty Treat List 2016:
Best brightening facial
AsterSpring Intense Whitening Plus Treatment, $240 for 75 minutes.
The promise: Boosts overall skin radiance to prevent ageing and pigmentation in three ways - brightening, hydrating and anti-ageing.
The experience: The brightening skincare products, coupled with a therapeutic facial massage, lit up our dull skin instantly and left our senses rejuvenated. Hello, renewed clarity.
Best dark spot reducing treatment
ClearSK DrPigment Program Twin Laser System, $868 for 45 minutes.
The promise: Two different lasers are used - one to remove and another to prevent pigmentation, for even-toned and radiant skin.
The experience: We liked that no numbing creams were used and there was no downtime. While there was a slight prickly sensation, it was bearable, and we emerged with instantly smoother and plumper skin.
Best glow giver
Porcelain Aesthetics Porcelain Illuminate Facial, $406.60 for 75 minutes.
The promise: Baby-smooth skin in just five steps: An oxy-diamante microdermabrasion, gentle Grape Wine Peel, OxyPulse lymphatic drainage, oxygen therapy and a pampering mask.
The experience: Our skin looked visibly brighter, smoother and more hydrated while our jaw area looked more defined. Really enjoyed the pampering shoulder massage we were treated to, too.
Best skin brightening programme
The Sloane Clinic Very Luminous Skin Program, $9,202 for five sessions.
The promise: A total skin renewal programme targeting dermal rejuvenation from tone to texture, to get rid of fine lines, open pores, scars, pigmentation and skin laxity.
The experience: While it takes discipline to complete the programme, we loved how our skin was given a new lease on life as it’s never looked more radiant, smoother and youthful.
Best glow-getting facial
Spa Esprit Air Supply Facial, $214 for 75 minutes.
The promise: Breathes new life into dull and sallow skin with a revitalising oxygen treatment.
The experience: This tackled dull skin like a champ! It uses an Alpine rose stem cell complex with an energising cream containing oxygen to slough off dead skin and increase circulation for brighter and a more-hydrated complexion.
For the full list of ELLE Beauty Treat 2016 winners – which includes 50 facials, massages, slimming and aesthetic treatments, hair spas, doctor’s skincare products and wellness trends in Singapore – pick up a copy of the ELLE Singapore January 2016 issue.
Photo: Art direction & styling Dannii Choo; photography Aik Chen; hair Gary Low/Passion Hair Salon; makeup Shaun Lee/9695-2581 using Shiseido; manicure Lacquer & Spa, model Anna/Mannequin