Dhaka, Bangladesh
Get sensitive skin pampered by clean Aussie beauty brand Uspa

Get sensitive skin pampered by clean Aussie beauty brand Uspa

Evelyn Lok

(From previous issue) The experience After an informal introduction to the treatment by my therapist Nam, I was invited to smell each of the four Elixir oils to see which one appealed to my senses the most - I chose the Hydramax Elixir. My therapist cupped her hands in front of me and I deeply inhaled the soothing soothing floral scent of the blend of geranium, jasmine and rose oils. Geranium is notably good for female health, aiding with dehydration and hormonal imbalances. Nam then double cleansed my skin with a gorgeous citrus-scented foaming gel cleanser, followed by a creamy almond oil-based cleanser that she pre-lathered until it was a whipped cream consistency. It smelled like a cloud of lemon meringue pie. As she left the cleanser on for two minutes to really melt off all the dirt and dead skin cells from my pores, my cheeks began to slightly prickle - not to the extent of worry, but I hoped it would improve as she rinsed and applied the next products. I was treated to a blissful head massage before the cleanser was washed off with a warm cloth (it was good to see they use eco-friendly practices at Sense of Touch), and my skin was toned with a spritz of something rose-scented. Next was the exfoliation step: Using a facial polish, Nam massaged the contours of my face and the crevices around my nose to induce lymphatic drainage as well as to slough off layers of uneven skin. It also began to prickle, and I was worried about whether this was too harsh for my freshly cleansed face. Featuring bamboo stem powder and anti-inflammatory ginkgo biloba leaf extract, I trusted the exfoliant to eventually reduce redness - and thankfully it did. The following extraction step had Nam squeezing and needling the clogged and large pores around my nose and chin - this was actually painful, and can be omitted if you wish, but I was glad I persevered later on. Finally, my skin was left to rest with a lengthy interlude thanks to the deep cleansing mud mask. Nam's attention turned to my shoulders and arms for a deeply relieving massage, especially releasing the tension around my neck area. She eventually turned off the lights and left me to enjoy my few moments of microsleep. When she returned (almost too soon), my skin was rinsed, toned and massaged again with my chosen Elixir oil, before finishing with a layer of serum and eye cream. The verdict I woke from my lunchtime spa nap with exceedingly glossy, bright and even skin, with the purplish and reddish areas with micro bumps under my eyes and nose (some skin experts have attributed to dry skin) drastically faded out. Around my nose and cheeks, my pores were a lot less noticeable, my jawline more pert, and finally, my décolleté more pronounced thanks to the shoulder and neck massage. The lightweight face oil felt like nothing on my skin, but it still left a palpable film on my face and I made sure to blot and touch up once I got back to the office. This customised facial, lasting 60 minutes for just HK$780, is a great pick-me-up to zip in and out over a lunch hour - it's cost-effective and gets the job done if you want a fresh-faced glow ahead of a big event or a date night. Sense of Touch's Central branch itself is admittedly in a growing state of disarray, but the service is still commendable as ever. The exceptionally friendly reception staff and well trained therapists remain the charm of Sense of Touch, doing the job to efficiently heal your skin, instantly alleviating your body's aches, pains and problem areas, and giving consistently reliable results for healthy, toned skin. The Uspa Customised Lifestyle Facial is priced at HK$780/60 minutes.

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