Having kids is like being on standby 24/7 - the days are longer and the nights get shorter with sleep being broken up if your child is still an infant! So for my line of work, looking refreshed at my 9am appointment is probably the difference between losing or closing the deal.
Enter a splash of refreshing invigoration from Hadara Aesthetics Boutique.
That is the idea behind the 3-month-old aesthetic salon, which is situated conveniently within the Central Business District and offering express but effective facial treatments for time-challenged working professionals.
Step into the boutique and the Hadara experience begins with the whiff of a subtle calming signature scent. The warm and welcoming ambience is accompanied by a hip and industrial chic interior, with elements of furnishings that are minimalist in design.
Working parents are always in rush. Or at least, I am. So I was recommended the Hadara Power Facial (S$150), an effective facial for busy executives, Dads or Mums. This is an effective facial, customized to the individual’s skin type to give one clean and clear skin.
If you are one that balks at having to spend more than one hour of your lunch time having to lie still on a treatment bed, then this is the facial treatment for you. The 1-hour long treatment process was fairly straightforward: cleansing, scrubbing, extraction, massage & lymphatic drainage, Cleopine air-spray penetration and mask.
Cleopine what? Yes, that is the unique thing about the treatment. The Korean Cleopine technology uses the patented 720 Cutie - a revolutionary airbrush machine manufactured in Korea - to create nano mist which is sprayed on the face and is effective for antiwrinkle, lifting thhe face, moisturizing, clearing up acne and neck wrinkles, and UV protection. And the Cleopine mist is all natural as it contains Korean Haesongi mushrooms, pine, herbs and ocher and ionized mineral enriched seawater. So everything is so safe that it can even be sprayed into the mouth and consumed!
My treatment was paired with the Hadara Express Lazer Facial Rejuvenation Therapy (S$78), which is an express skin rejuvenation & anti-aging treatment with Korean D-light. Perfect for those with short lunch breaks!
D-Light is a Dynamic Pulsed Light machine from Korea which uses a laser technology to offer more effective and safe light-based facial toning treatments. The first impression I got when 'laser' was mentioned was it was going to be painful! However, I experienced no discomfort at all, probably thanks to the application of the soothing cold gel before the treatment.
I was told that the Korean D-Light not only photo rejuvenates our face, giving it an instant brightness and clearness but also helps to refine facial pores and stimulate collagen formation for firmer skin! It is also effective for pigmentation, acne control and hair removal.
As a complement to the Power Facial treament, I was also recommended the Hadara Sparkling Eye Therapy (S$88). I reckon my tired-looking panda eyes were a dead giveaway! Not that I am complaining about the eye treatment though, for its therapeutic massage was so soothing and relaxing that I fell asleep. Definitely suited for parents who spend long hours on the computer and mobile devices.
My experience then culminated at the wellness bar where a relaxing tea and light healthy snacks were served. As for my face, I noticed it seemed less dull and a bit more awakened after the treatments. Physically though, I felt refreshed!
After my treatments, I had the chance to meet up with Ms YY Low, who is a proud mother of 2 kids and one of the 3 co-owners of Hadara Aesthetics Boutique. Armed with a degree in Psychology and Health Psychology, she was counselling children with behavioural and overweight issues at Health Promotion Board before giving it all up to stay at home with her kids. Now that they are older, she is fulfilling her dreams of becoming an entrepreneur and helping others.
One of the main reasons why Hadara Aesthetics Boutique was set up is the immense popularity of Dermagold DgO skincare, a homegrown skincare line developed since 2003. The skincare line is a meticulously curated, highly effective skincare line with high performance active scientific ingredients offering Asian men and women skincare solutions that work to produce optimal results.
Foreign skincare products are usually not tailored to Asian skin, where the weather here is more humid and warm. So the Dermagold DgO skincare line is one that had underwent numerous tests and trials, so that its products do work best with Asian skin. In fact, the line was recently revamped with a brand new look, with a Men's line launched to offer the Asian man a fuss-free highly effective skincare solution.
The Men’s line is specially curated for the modern man who knows that clean, clear and healthy skin goes a long way to boost his self-esteem and confidence in his work and social life. I was given the Pore Refiner - a light-textured, skin-renewal gel with fruit acids to for refining pores and oil balance - and the Skin Brightener - an 18% vit C ester serum which instantly brightens the skin, has anti-oxidant effects - and I have to say I am pleased with the results I am seeing on my face so far.
And just for my readers, Hadara Aesthetics Boutique is pleased to offer a special offer! Mention 'CheekieMonkies' and get to enjoy TWO sessions of the treatments I had - that's the HADARA Power Facial + Express Lazer Facial rejuvenation + Sparkling Eye treatment - at S$188 (U.P. S$632)! What's more, get 10% off Dermagold products too! This promotion is valid from October to December 2014.
HADARA AESTHETICS BOUTIQUE
23 Lorong Telok #01-01