Beauty Salon Detective: Botanical Breeze Facial Experience at The Skin Boutique @Kota Damansara

by xin on December 19, 2011

Front facade - The Lifestyle Clinic

The Location:

Few weeks back when I shared the news of the opening of The LifeStyle Clinic, I registered myself for a complimentary facial too at the Skin Boutique. Located in Kota Damansara The Strand, it’s new and still undiscovered by many.

The LifeStyle Clinic offers aesthetic treatments (eg lasers, plastic surgery and etc), it has quite an extensive menu for surgical enhancements, and also services like tattoo removal.

On top of the clinic, it is the Skin Boutique. They are linked but has different operations. The Skin Boutique is a complete spa and facial saloon, using a Spanish brand called Anubis.  We will talk about The LifeStyle Clinic another time but today I want to share my facial experience at The Skin Boutique.

The Environment:

Spa - lobby

Once you enter the upstairs, there is a counter right in front and then you will be guided to their lounge before and after treatment for a cup of drink.  The usual consultations and advice will take place.

The waiting lounge of the facial is rather spacious yet cozy. It’s nice in the sense that you won’t feel forced and cornered by the beauticians.

The Treatment Room:

Spa - room

One of the treatment rooms for single person. They have a room for couple which is very spacious.

Spa - spa 01

The spa room has a jacuzzi bath tub and a bathroom attached. I would certainly love to try a spa & massage session ;)

The Service:

I was given a Botanical Breeze Facial (RM318), which is the use of floral products.

My service started with a foot soak in the electric bubble foot massage thing, but I’d prefer a wooden tub of water with essential for the extra aroma and pleasure. Having been to quite a few salons,  I have become more picky these days. ^_^

My facial was started with me inhaling some essential oil to relax. Then, it is the usual double cleansing with milk and gel cleanser. It was my first time trying Anubis products and I thought the floral scent of the products is rather strong. After asking a few opinions, it turned out that I was the only one who thought so; well it could be due to my over sensitive nose.

After the cleansing, I was given a rice scrub, it stung a little initially even without AHA. I am not sure if it was contributed by my dry skin -_-  Extraction soon started after a steam.  I was really impressed by the skills of beautician – almost no pain at all during extraction!

I have low pain tolerance so that says a lot :D A few that I have been always left me in tears and had to ask them to stop.  But for this, it didn’t hurt as my beautician (Rachel) did it very gently but removing gunk at the same time.  Nice :) And right after she was done with a part, a soothing lotion cotton pad was placed to soothe the irritated skin. I think it is also a reason why my face was relatively scarless after the facial even though there was a lot to extract. Double nice! 

The treatment followed by a shoulder massage after the extraction. I am glad that the beautician noticed my low pain tolerance so she did not exert her entire body strength. My favorite part of facial is always the mask, started with a base mask, then a rubber mask. I am a fan of rubber mask as it felt really good when it’s finally lifted off my face.

The Beautician:

  • I am liking the beautician very much because she has good and gentle hands, and she did not try to make conversations! I would really enjoy a quiet time during facials. She only responded when I raised questions and also was quite knowledgeable.
  • I also like that they are also not pushy in sales when I said I still have 2 facial packages with other salons. You see, if your service is good, I will be back for sure ;)

The Price of Facial Treatments:

The cheapest Quickie facial is at RM98, and regular facial at RM198. They have a prepaid card plan, it is something like RM500 of credit you get RM50 or so extra. There are a few options which I can’t quite remember clearly now.

Area of Improvement:

  •  I think overall I really enjoyed, but if it had to be one – I wish they will have aromatherapy foot soak  :D

Will I recommend?

Yes definitely especially if you are staying around the corner! :D

 

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Stephanie/Yukaeshi December 19, 2011 at 3:34 pm

“Will I recommend?

Yes definitely especially if you are staying around the corner!”

I have a feeling this is targeted at me…! /perasan
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xin December 19, 2011 at 5:06 pm
rinnah December 19, 2011 at 3:42 pm

Staying around the corner? That would be me! :) I like the sound of the painless extraction – my pain tolerance level is quite okay, but I hate it when extractions leave me with red marks.
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xin December 19, 2011 at 5:07 pm

:D its really nice to do without the painful extraction. i hate the red marks too! as if the world didnt know you just had a facial =/
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Connie De Alwis December 21, 2011 at 12:25 am

I’m staying around another corner… the due date for the facial too soon la. my face just got washed last week
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rudi January 4, 2012 at 5:44 pm

I tried the Experience Facial at this salon compliments of Xin (Thanks again!) yesterday.

It was a very pleasant experience; as Xin said, the extraction was “painless” and overall I was happy although i would not rate it as wonderful facial. My facial did not include a rubber mask. I found the shoulder massage to be very short in duration – too short for my taste and before i could relax it was over.

However, after the facial, I tried the Omnilux Light Therapy downstairs in the Lifestyle Clinic. Now, that WOWed me. Normally I am one of those really blur customers who can’t notice the difference even when the SA/therapist is enthusiastically telling me my skin is brighter, my wrinkles are less deep by 1 nanometer.

Immediately after the Omnilux therapy, even the ever blur me could not help but notice that my laugh lines had visibly reduced and my cheeks were lifted.

Thanks Xin and Skin Boutique for a great experience!

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xin January 5, 2012 at 9:36 am

glad that u enjoyed the facial. the extraction part was my fav too, painless yet job done. i agree that if there is a longer shoulder massage it’d be nice.
i have not tried the omnilux myself but have witnessed the result on my husband. the light has really helped him to lighten the acne marks on his face!
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