Cheap deals Yeay or Nay – Review: Decleor Paris Facial Treatment @ The Curve

by xin on September 21, 2011

After a few hits and misses experiences with group purchase coupons, I have becomes slightly smarter in decisions, and also being also more selective.

I no longer get excited over a facial or massage deal at RM49 or so. I do purchase coupons if:

1. Only products, no service rendered. This means I am only paying for products without involving much customer service, eg Photobooks, vouchers for frappucinos etc.

2. For beauty services, go for only reputable ones that carry branded products (brands which you have heard of), and not just ANY saloon.

3. Same goes to hair saloons. I once got humiliated at a hair saloon in 1-Utama (The Color Shop) with comments that my hair cannot be repaired/trimmed well unless I straighten them. I was angry and left the saloon without returning or redeeming the voucher.

Long story short, I had a voucher for Decleor Paris, a brand that I have been seeing and smelling whenever I walk pass the outlet. The deal was not cheap, but given to the brand and curiosity, I was willing to give it a try. My voucher included a foot bath, extraction, and single layer mask.

Prior to the facial, I was ‘advised’ to add on RM55 for double mask (a layer of flax seed oil mask) to reinforce the facial.  And I thought: what the heck, I could give it a try.

The Location:

Located in The Curve and Mid Valley, it’s quite nice that you can do some shopping before or after your facial. I would recommend the outlet in The Curve if you prefer convenience as Mid Valley can be madly packed at most of the times.

The Environment:

Decleor Facial Treatment Room

The outlet at the Curve has only 2 or 3 treatment rooms so booking in advance is definitely required. The customer lounge has only 2 tables and a rack  for displaying products.

Decleor Foot Bath Area

Thankfully, their treatment rooms are considerably big. I started off by soaking my feet in essential oil water for a good 10 minutes and reading magazines. No doubt, it was quite a relaxing and comfortable start to a facial.

The Service:

Decleor Foot Bath

After the foot bath, I was given a 15 minutes back massage to soothe the tight muscles. According to Decleor, their principal believes that, without body relaxation, you can’t achieve the maximum benefits of facial.

To me? Anything without extra cost is good ;)

Soon, the facial started with scrub and steamer. I am not a fan of hot steamer, but luckily the heat was not too intense and aimed too closely to my face.

As I have not been to any extraction for quite a while, the beautician had to spend about 30 mins just to extract the stubborn gunk inside. The pain was bearable as the beautician constantly checked if I could stand the pain.  Apart from that, I just wished that the beautician could keep quiet as I always prefer a quiet facial. I was having sore throat and had no voice to even talk, she must have enjoyed the one-way communication. Other than this, I have no complaints.

The Products:

I have always wondered about Decleor products as I see them so frequently on Strawberrynet.  The products did not disappoint me and I am itching to buy a trial kit from Strawberrynet to try out. I got a mini kit with 1ml of the essential oil and I loved the essential oil! Even with 1ml, it lasted for about 7 uses. It’s very unfortunate that most of the products are pricey :(

The Price of Facial Treatments:

I only had a glance at their menu, but the most basic facial starts at RM170++ and the double-masks treatments are around RM230++.

Area of Improvement:

  •  The beautician should learn how to tell if the customer is in the mood to chat or not.
  • Staff can be quite pushy in sales.

Will I recommend?

Yes if you are as curious as I am in their products. There is a price for first trial therefore coupon is unnecessary.

This Deal: YEAY for the products but NAY for the quite expensive add-on mask purchase.

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Nikki September 22, 2011 at 9:30 am

Ahhhh you shipped me “back in time” :P Yes, I used the term “Shipped” hahahah

I used to enjoy facials when I was working in Shenzhen China (as I got too much time on hands), and I remember clearly checking out the products they use and it was from Decleor! I actually love the scent and the effect on my skin (both face and body) with continued use!

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xin September 22, 2011 at 1:55 pm

having tried on decleor’s products, i love the stuff now :D eyeing some stuff from strawberrynet, contemplating whether i should get it or not, dilemma oh dilemma

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Stephanie/Yukaeshi September 22, 2011 at 9:53 am

Aaaah I just got a voucher from Groupon for a Decleor facial too, but haven’t gotten round to booking a time slot (At The Curve because it’s nearer to where I stay compared to Mid Valley) because the ones I wanted were filled up and I’m waiting for the “hype” to die down a little :P

I’m also not that partial to getting coupons for treatments and services, I prefer getting products. For example I will not get any hair treatment/service coupons because I’m loyal to my hairstylist and she knows what suits me or not and she understand my hair needs, and facials unless they’re of a reputable name, like this Decleor one since I’ve always heard about their aromatherapy approach and have always wanted to try it. It’s for the same reason as you- less dealing with customer service and potentially pushy salespeople haha :D

Thank you for the review- at least I know what to expect! :P

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xin September 22, 2011 at 1:59 pm

their bookings are always full and it was hard for me to get a slot too. i have never been loyal to any hair salon as i havent found the perfect one for me :(

good luck in trying the voucher! :D
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Stephanie/Yukaeshi September 22, 2011 at 8:56 pm

Yeah, I tried asking for their slots but they’re so full, I was like “Meh” :( I live in Kota Damansara but go to my hair salon all the way in Pertama Complex in KL… near Sogo LOL!

Thank you! :D I hope to be able to have a good experience at least haha!
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domncroxd September 22, 2011 at 1:49 pm

i used to use decleor but it got too expensive. it’s a good brand though. glad that at least this was an OK deal.
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xin September 22, 2011 at 2:04 pm

thts why, before i buy anything, i always check on strawberrynet first ;)
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Michelle Hui September 22, 2011 at 4:36 pm

Hi Xin, I have been using Decleor ‘s product and facial for about 2 years now. It was something that has finally agreed to my skin’s condition at that time. Their products are much more expensive buying it from the salon but on Strawberrynet it is a heck lot cheaper. One thing to note though if your skin is sensitive to essential oil as you might breakout from them. I have yet to breakout from their oils and am still on their sensitive skin range. The plus point is their balms & oils, they never seemed to finish and using a little is enough. Hope to read more reviews from you regards to Decleor in the future.

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prettybeautiful September 23, 2011 at 9:46 am

Hi Michelle, thanks for sharing ;) good to hear some good feedback about their products :D I have tried googling for it but couldn’t get any reviews actually. My skin loves essential oils! I am contemplating whether to purchase a travel kit or just the serum alone from strawberrynet.

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Michelle Hui September 23, 2011 at 11:18 am

You know, I would give the travel set a try since it has all the products for every step of a skincare routine. A nice introduction to the product if I might say so. The other sets would be suitable if you had the rest of the standard sized creams, balms or cleansers. Those sets are really like PWP, buy this essential oil/cream & get 3 travel size skincare free and it is worth buying coz the products last a fair bit even the mini ones.

I am eyeing the Essential Harmony – Ultra Soothing Cream 50ml/1.7oz, http://myen.strawberrynet.com/skincare/decleor/essential-harmony—ultra-soothing/18399/#DETAIL
AND
http://myen.strawberrynet.com/skincare/decleor/hydra-floral-anti-pollution-natural/122831/#DETAIL
but waiting for the price to drop a little more. By the way, did you managed to purchase a groupon for the RM30 for RM60 on strawberrynet.com? That would really take a chunk off your purchases of the decleor product. Infact, I am still holding on to 2 groupons and I have to use it by end of September.

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prettybeautiful September 23, 2011 at 11:28 am

i had a mini kit of the hydra floral, however, with my current stash of moisturizers, i think essential oil is what interests me the most. i did buy the groupon and still undecided on which prod to buy :D

p/s: the price for this has increased! i remember it to be http://myen.strawberrynet.com/skincare/decleor/hydra-floral-anti-pollution-natural/122831/#DETAIL
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Michelle Hui September 23, 2011 at 12:33 pm

Yeah! It was only RM196 when the promotion was just launched. Darn exchange rate or maybe it is not the exchange rate. I know from my Decleor experience, Neroli oil is used primarily for hyrdation, Rose oil for sensitivity and the Ylang ylang oil is to treat spots. Do enjoy your shopping then!
BTW, just a little info to share. I don’t quite get the hydra floral moisturizer, it dries oily on my face and i do sometimes breakout from it. But I do have oily/combi skin to start with. So the Ultra Soothing Cream is what I am using now as it dries matte and strawberrynet is selling it for half the price in the salon now.

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prettybeautiful September 28, 2011 at 1:49 pm
sesame September 22, 2011 at 5:39 pm

Can understand why the chatty beautician is irritating. Some of them just don’t understand we want to relax. But I’ve also come across those who are really quiet and that’s also a little intimidating. Haha…not easy to be a good beautician! Must have EQ, IQ and skills!

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prettybeautiful September 23, 2011 at 9:46 am

It’s definitely not easy to be a beautician…not to mention, you need to keep your breath fresh ALL the time!
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