Got less than an hour? Squeeze in a beauty treatment at lunchtime, mama
Some enjoy a whole hour of lunch, some go to the gym… us? When we’re not pumping milk for the bubs back home or chowing down on the soba noodles we’ve been thinking about all morning, we like to pop by the salon to get our beauty fix. Between work, managing a household and keeping the kids occupied on the weekends, there’s virtually no time for us to fit in a much-needed facial or hair removal appointment – until now. Beauty spots all over Singapore are catering more and more to busy, go-getter women with just under an hour to spare, and now we’re spoilt for choice with everything from flash facials to 20-minute body contouring sessions and even quick teeth whitening!
Here’s where you can get glam in a hurry, mama!
EstheCryo at EstheClinic
From hair removal to facial treatments, we’re longtime fans of EstheClinic and trust them due to their 20 years of medical and technological expertise. EstheClinic combines groundbreaking technologies and high performance cosmeceuticals for extremely effective treatments, from hair removal to skin and cellulite-related concerns. One of their quickest treatments is EstheCryo, a proven, non-surgical and pain-free 60-minute fat reduction treatment that freezes stubborn fat using groundbreaking cryolipolysis technology. Its unique suction method gradually draws up fatty tissues delivering precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively target the fat cells underneath the skin. It’s a hit with postnatal mamas or those who can’t seem to shake off small pockets of fat in problem areas despite a healthy lifestyle! There’s zero downtime involved, but you can expect some temporary redness, swelling, bruising or skin sensitivity. You’re advised to massage the area twice or thrice a day for a week after treatment to help enhance the results. Results can be expected from as little as one to two treatments!
How much: $550, packages available
From now till July 2018, enjoy a Buy-1-Get-1 free promo on the EstheCryo treatment!
Estheclinic Tanjong Pagar, 72 Tras Street, Singapore 079011, Tel: (+65) 6221 4797
EstheClinic East Coast, 424 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427643, Tel: (+65) 6344 0121
EstheClinic Rochester Park, 44 Rochester Park, Singapore 139248, Tel: (+65) 6254 9913
Sculpsure at The Urban Clinic Medical Aesthetics
Founded by Medical Director of The Urban Clinic (and mama of two!) Dr Yanni Xu, The Urban Aesthetics Beauty Emporium is big on using state-of-the-art laser technology for their treatments. Dr Yanni’s experience as a mama has led her to create a series of treatments to acknowledge the postnatal beauty needs of mothers in Singapore, such as melasma, stretch marks/loose skin, excess hair growth and dull skin. Sculpsure can help with eliminating postnatal tummy bulge in just one to two treatments (sign us up!). The non-invasive body contouring device can cause permanent fat destruction in just 25 minutes, using Continuous Contact Cooling™ that ensures patients are comfortable and left with almost no downtime.
How much: From $500
The Urban Clinic Medical Aesthetics, 252 North Bridge Road #01-15, Raffles City Mall Singapore 179103, Tel: (+65) 6254 0407 / 6254 0419, www.tuc.com.sg
Women in Singapore have been getting waxed at STRIP – Ministry of Waxing for over 16 years, and it doesn’t look like we’re going to stop anytime soon! STRIP abides by their mantra of Hygiene, Speed, Quality and strict no double dip policy – so cleanliness is definitely a priority here! Studios are bright, stylish, and fun to visit. A Brazilian wax takes just 30 minutes, while a comfortable IPL Brazilian takes about 50 minutes. We also love the complete range of post-treatment products, ideal to keep your lady parts smooth and bid goodbye to ingrown hair. What’s more soothing than ice cream?
How much: Brazilian wax priced at $62, IPL Brazilian 6-Session Package priced at $1200.
We’re sure you’ve heard us rave about Sugar(ed), the first and only dedicated professional body-sugaring studio in Singapore. The studio specialises in Brazilians for her and offers organic, all-natural hair removal options for both men and women. Facial sugaring takes just about 10 to 20 minutes per area, while Brazilian/Manzilian sessions can take be quick as 20 minutes! With outlets in Bukit Timah and Katong, mamas (and dads) can pop by ! They also often offer discounts or even free sessions for customers who are willing to get sugared by their trainees.
How much: Facial sugaring starts from just $5 (nostrils, $8 for men) and $65 for first-time Brazilian ($90 for men), includes Complimentary Mud Treatment.
Sugar(ed) Bukit Timah, 733, Bukit Timah Road, Second Avenue Junction, Singapore 269748,
Tel: (+65) 6816 6288, WhatsApp: (+65) 9162 6620
Sugar(ed) Katong, 79, East Coast Road, Singapore 428784, (Opposite i12), Tel: (+65) 6816 6530, WhatsApp: (+65) 9162 6628
Anti-aging at The Chelsea Clinic
Mamas looking to zap away signs of aging can head to The Chelsea Clinic, one of Singapore’s largest groups of Aesthetic and Wellness Clinics for medical aesthetics and personalised health care. The 20-minute PicoSure Laser is a FDA-approved treatment that targets melasma, age spots and freckles and can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles. It’s said to even remove unwanted tattoos! Want to improve the appearance of acne scars? Try the FOCUS™ Lens Array for PicoSure, which is a more targeted treatment. PicoSure utilises non-thermal pulsed energy in a picosecond (that’s a trillionth of a second) to rapidly remove melanin or ink pigments without damaging the surrounding skin tissues. The treatment has virtually no downtime, but you’ll be advised to wear high-SPF sunscreen and avoid sunlight for the next 24 hours – not too hard when you’re planning to head back to the office right after!
How much: From $450
The Chelsea Clinic Wheelock Place, 501 Orchard Road #05-08A, Singapore 238880, Tel: (+65) 6735 8833
The Chelsea Clinic Rochester Mall, 35 Rochester Drive #03-21, Singapore 138639, Tel: (+65) 6570 3913
Gangnam Laser Clinic
Nose lift without the surgery? Gangnam Laser Clinic can do it in 30 minutes or less! Their non-surgical nose lifting technique is known as the Korean nose threadlift, a trendy new minimally-invasive method to elevate the nose bridge and tip. The threadlift adds height to the nose bridge and makes the nose tip more prominent, giving a sharper, higher look that’s comparable to traditional surgical methods. Performed in just 15 to 30 minutes, 3-dimensional PDO (polydioxanone) barbed threads are used and placed under the skin to improve the contour of the nose. Results are immediate and can last for up to 1.5 years – nearly twice as long as traditional nose filler!
How much: $599 for 4 threads, every subsequent thread will be $60 each.
Gangnam Laser Clinic Harbourfront, 1 Maritime Square, #03-55, HarbourFront Centre, Singapore 099253
Gangnam Laser Clinic Raffles, 1 Raffles Place, #03-04, One Raffles Place, Singapore 048616.
Beauty Bar by Gangnam Aesthetics, 545 Orchard Road, #06-16, Far East Shopping Centre, Singapore 238882 (facials and nail services only)
Supple Skin with Elements Wellness Group
When former National & Olympic Swimmer Leslie Kwok found a lack of quality massages targeted at physical recovery back in 2002, he decided to start his journey on holistic wellness, giving life to Elements Wellness Group. Fifteen years and THREE award-winning spas later, here we are! Their 45-minute V-Face Shaper facial uses the latest E-poration technology which delivers antioxidants and collagen deep beneath the skin right into your cells. The facial muscles are then gently stimulated, making it feel like you’re exercising your face for a lifting effect, improving elasticity and suppleness. Wrinkles are filled and collagen loss restored, plus any water loss through the skin is reduced with the hyper-moisturising treatment that’s infused with chamomile floral extract – a natural antioxidant agent to soothe skin and slow down aging.
Sassy Mamas can try the V-Face Shaper treatment at just $49 (U.P. $321)!
Spa Infinity, #02-486, 3 Temasek Boulevard, Suntec City Mall, Tower 2, Suntec City, Singapore 038983, Tel: (+65) 6738 0069 / 8432 4159 (WhatsApp)
Elements Wellness Centrepoint, 176 Orchard Road, #02-28 The Centrepoint, Singapore 238843, Tel: (+65) 6737 8488 / 9357 8183 (WhatsApp)
Elements Wellness ION, 2 Orchard Turn, #B1-30 ION Orchard (near Swensen’s), Singapore 238801, Tel: (+65) 6738 3788 / 9614 7710 (WhatsApp)
Spa Symphony, 313 Orchard Road, 313@somerset #B2-50/51, Singapore 238895, Tel: (+65) 6636 8878 / 8506 8776 (WhatsApp)
Get a Youthful Glow at iAesthetics
Need a mid-day pick-me-up? Head to iAesthetics for their Cellular Milk Enzyme Therapy, which is perfect for skin cell renewal to improve dull and uneven skin – you’ll be returning to the office after lunch looking ultra youthful and radiant! Sure, you may have to grab a quick bite in order to really indulge in this 60-minute treatment, but we say pick a day that you won’t be too busy and soak it all in before crunch time kicks in at the office. iAesthetics is equipped with facilities for facials and aesthetic treatments that also include botox, fillers and ultherapy, all doctor-directed, medically-proven, low-downtime, and non-invasive. Trial sessions for first-timers as well as affordable treatment plans for experienced beauty connoisseurs available!
Sassy Mama readers get to try the Cellular Milk Enzyme Therapy at just $38!
iAesthetics, 1 Northpoint Drive, Northpoint City #B1-176 (South Wing), Singapore 768019, Tel: (+65) 6254 1622, www.iaesthetics.com.sg
Activator Peels at SONA Skin Studio
With a focus on personalized facial treatments – including Medical-grade Radio Frequency and Micro-current facials, along with Microdermabrasion – SONA offers a variety of treatments suitable for lifting, plumping, and contouring the skin. Whether you want to treat dark circles and wrinkles (opt for a Micro-current!) or exfoliate without any downtime (go for Microdermabrasion), they’ll help you find the perfect fit for your face. And the price is right, with treatments starting from under $100! In addition to facials, SONA also offers 40-minute Activator Peels, which are perfect for busy mamas without much time on their hands. With a focus on exfoliation and stimulating skin cell renewal, these non-invasive treatments are a brilliant quick fix that won’t irritate your skin. Check out our full review here!
SONA Skin Studio, 18A Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088441, Tel: (+65) 6327 1002 or SMS (+65) 8869 7072, www.sonasg.com
Glycolic Peel at NuE Shape
NuE Shape provides solutions for all your skin, body and hair removal needs. Nestled among the hustle and bustle of the CBD, it’s the perfect spot for a stress-free getaway from the office. Mamas looking to target fine lines, wrinkles or oily, acne-prone skin can try the 60-minute Omega Light Therapy, which includes a glycolic peel and four different LED Phototherapy Lights to even out skin tone, reduce the effects of aging, hydrate dry skin and improve blocked pores and acne. You’ll immediately feel the difference after this quick fix – dull skin be gone!
How much: Enjoy a 1-for-1 promo of $98 (U.P. $228 for each skin treatment)!
NuE Shape, 6A Shenton Way, Downtown Gallery #03-18, 068815, Tel: (+65) 8522 3751, nueshape.com
Non-surgical Facelift at The Wellness Clinic
Specialising in non-surgical procedures to address dermatological conditions such as acne, pigmentation, open pores, lines, wrinkles and aging skin, The Wellness Clinic uses only medical skin lasers, fillers, wrinkle reduction injections, chemical peels and customised skincare to give you your desired results. Looking for a facelift? Try their Ultra V HIFU facelift treatment, a safe, painless non-surgical treatment to tackle the signs of ageing. The treatment uses the latest HIFU ultrasound technology to naturally stimulate the production of collagen, which leads to a gentle lifting and tightening of the skin. Through its patented, innovative continuous motion energy delivery technology, the Ultra V HIFU system is unique in its ability to deliver skin tightening energy quickly, precisely, and painlessly into the skin for instant results! A full face and neck treatment takes only 30 minutes and requires no anaesthesia or numbing cream. The treatment can be repeated every 6 months with no post-care required. Plus, with no downtime you’ll be back in the office looking fresher and younger in no time, mama!
How much: $435 for first trial (U.P. $650)
Quote Sassymama and enjoy a FREE Consultation worth $150!
Reduce Pigmentation, Fine Lines & Enlarged Pores at Ensoul Medical Clinic
Medical Director Dr Kenneth Thean’s well-established laser clinic ENSOUL Medical Clinic offers a combination of laser (to tackle pigmentation, sun spots, fine lines, melasma, acne, fine lines and enlarged pores. enlarged pores) and High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound treatment for non-surgical face or eye lifts. Only the latest, highest quality medical grade equipment is used, with minimal to no downtime on treatments (which says a lot for lasers!) so you can pop in during your lunch break and be back at your desk with a glowing rejuvenated face.
Highly experienced Dr Thean uses a combination of laser rejuvenation, laser toning, gentle skin resurfacing lasers and Intense Pulse Light to remove blemishes, boost collagen and smooth out fine lines. Treatments are highly customisable (you can choose laser for your cheeks, a skin infusion for your whole face and botox for your brows all within one session). We like the pricing plan where you can pay one amount but use it for different treatments as you wish throughout the year.
How much: From $88
Free consultation for Sassy Mama readers (UP. $30)
Ensoul Medical Clinic, 360 Orchard Road, International Building, #08-01, Singapore 238869, Tel:(+65) 6836 2833
Brighter Skin at Face Shower Bar
Great for mamas in the Raffles area, Face Shower Bar at Citylink Mall makes for an easy stop after lunch to squeeze in a 30-minute facial at an affordable price. Home to local brand Irén Skincare, you can also play around with the range of Customized Serums and award-winning cleansers and toners.
How much: $90, $48 for first-time customers
Face Shower Bar, 1 Raffles Link, #B1-17A Citylink Mall, Singapore 039393
Facial in a Flash with Skin Inc
Transform your skin in less time than a power nap with Skin Inc’s turbo-charged 20-minute facial! You’ll start with a consultation to decode your skin identity, creating a concoction of My Daily Dose serum cocktail customised to your skin’s needs. The serum will then be sealed in with the Facial In A Flash Mask series, topped off with a luxurious massage using the handy Optimizer Voyage Tri-light device to optimise the product benefits.
How much: $45
Skin Inc Concept Store ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, #B3-43, Singapore 238801
Skin Inc Concept Store VivoCity, 1 Harbourfront Walk #01-01, Singapore 098585
Skin Inc Institute, 6 Scotts Road Scotts Square, #03-14/15, Singapore 228209
All-natural Peel at Sugar K Organic Peel Bar
Tried and tested for ourselves, Sugar K’s 20-minute Organic Peel Treatment has proven to smoothen and soften dull, congested skin over just a few sessions. The treatment uses Sugar K’s proprietary organic skin-peeling solution, which works on a deeper level than a basic facial and offers more dramatic results in a shorter amount of time. It gives a deeper exfoliation of the skin surface, and also stimulates cellular metabolism and reproduction. For busy mamas like us who are time-poor but seek visible and long-lasting results from a quick face treatment, the Sugar K peel treatment is perfect!
How much: A la carte price of $55 per treatment, package price of $425.40 for 6 peel treatments inclusive of $155.40 worth of Kew Organics skincare including the Sugar Cane Royal Flush Exfoliant.
Sugar K Organic Peel Bar, 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, #03-83 Clarke Quay Central, Singapore 059817, Tel: (+65) 6904 4161
Sugar K Organic Peel Bar, Cluny Court, 501 Bukit Timah Road #02-10 , Singapore 259760, Tel: (65) 6767 3008
A Brighter Smile at Azure Dental
Got an important presentation coming up, mama? It could be time to refresh your smile with a quick whitening treatment. Azure Dental’s family-friendly clinic in Sixth Avenue Bukit Timah is just a short drive from Orchard, although you may have to factor in traffic and time to put aside for the 60-minute treatment. But anything for a whiter set of teeth, right? The relatively painless teeth whitening treatment works by by dehydrating the teeth before the whitening process, after which results can be seen immediately (dramatically by up to several shades whiter!) and a review appointment will be scheduled after a week to monitor the difference in the shade of your teeth. No down time, just a whiter, brighter smile!
Sassy Mamas can enjoy the treatment for just $888 (including GST)!
How much: $1284
Azure Dental, 22 Sixth Avenue, Singapore 276480, Tel: (+65)6463 6318 www.azuredental.sg
If you twisted our arm, we’d confess this is one of our absolute favourite nail salons in Singapore. As well as the fantabulous array of colours and truly talented nail technicians just itching to show off their nail art skills, you can sip on a (free!) latte and munch on a slice of pie. You can even have a browse in their quirky little retail store afterwards if time allows. The only problem? A slight lack of trashy magazines, so we’d recommend you bring your own from the office!
How much: From $18 for an Express Manicure.
Manicurious, 41 Beach Road, Tel: (+65) 6333 9096
The Nail Social
A lifestyle nail salon on trendy Haji Lane offering manicure, pedicure and foot reflexology services, coffee and desserts, as well as fair trade retail under one roof. They’re committed to ensuring that most of the products they use, serve or sell will be non-toxic, eco-friendly, fair-trade and/or cruelty-free. Each sofa also comes with a dedicated iPad where you can read or your young ones can engage themselves, making for a much-deserved pampering experience. For more info click here!
How much: Quickie mani and pedi from $16 each.
The Nail Social, 42A Haji Lane (2nd Floor), Tel: (+65) 6717 3221