Sunday, March 13, 2011

Bella Skincare at Jurong Point Branch

This has got to be my first love as this is the only salon I dare claim to be a faithful and loyal follower of them for 6 years after chancing upon a trial facial during a road show during my younger days. For saving my face free from the usual puberty outbreak, I am sincerely grateful to for their professionalism to share my personal experience with them.




Geez of course, saying that I do cheat around and try other salon otherwise I would not be able to benchmark right? I have been their regular customer signing up packages with them as I used to go there every 3 weeks till I switched my job. The impact: I had severe acne after I did not go for my usual “spring cleaning” of my whiteheads and blackheads as my usual therapist went back to Malaysia due to some personal matters.









Skin Analysis


My skin analysis was done using a machine which shows your skin and pores on the screen. Sad to say, my skin was oily on the surface and dry inside. She explained further, I had open pores and many whiteheads (not very visible but no “heads”) but skin showed that it was not springy & bouncy for my age.


What I appreciate most was that they bothered to explain why and how they determine my skin type and recommend appropriate treatment but suggested trial facial first since I have not tried it before (That was my first visit to Bella Skincare Jurong Point) .In most cases where I have visited other salons ie Modern Beauty and Coslab, the sale consultant will sit you down and convince me of the packages before me even trying it out. I personally do not condone pushy and hard sell tactics as I have not even tried the benefits of the treatment and you want me to commit for life?


Required treatment


To be honest, I was recommended treatment for Bella Miracle Skin Enhancer and Bella Clear Defense + Solution based on the problematic concerns I had. (Please refer below for more information)


However, as I was a university student back then, I was not very keen to splurge on such an expensive facial when I was entirely new to them. So I tried out their most basic and cheapo version, the Purifying facial. I was hooked since then but then again I am not complaining. The package deal was definitely value for money.




For Radiant Skin- Bella Miracle Skin Enhancer

This program is specially formulated with the highest quality active natural ingredients. It biologically regenerates, repairs and revitalises the collagen and elastin structure of the skin tissues. Damages skin cells are renewed with a unique peel that refines and whitens the skin. With Bella Miracle Skin Enhancer, overall skin health is enhanced and youthfulness is revived.


For Acne/Oily Skin Control- Bella Clear Defense+SolutionThis treatment is a new generation system engaging the unique healing power of light and heat technology. It eliminates the harmful bacteria that cause skin problems such as pimples and oily skin. It is safe, non-allergic and has no side effects. This treatment helps smoothen the look of fine lines, minimizes open pores and rebalances over-active oil glands.


How does it work? -Treatment process


As this was their most basic facial, I was pleasantly surprised with the whole holistic treatment. I would never expect them to give me the ultimate luxurious pampering services despite me trying out their cheapest facial in the whole range.


In case you think they did that only for trial facials (which I thought so too), you are wrong. Otherwise, I would not have stayed with them for 6 years. Kudos to their experienced therapist who made me felt at home and gave me their best every time I visit Bella Skincare.


Step 1 – Double cleansing. After using the milk cleansing gel for removal of make up, my therapist followed up with a gel cleanser leaving my face clean but not taut.


Step 2 – Steaming of face and extraction of my headless whiteheads (I was shown like Colgate bits)


Step 3 – Trimming of eyebrows after my extraction and pulse light eye treatment included


Step 4 – Moisturizing of hands and hand paraffin to keep the moisture in


Step 4 – Hydrating mask was placed to soothe my face and to close up the pores


Step 5 – Shoulder massage with lavender oil & head massage




Results of their skincare treatments


Personally, I find the treatment more effective for making my pimples dry up quickly and prevention of new acne forming. What I like is that the therapists are all experienced and will only do the extraction for you if the pimple can be removed. If the pimple or acne which is still premature, they will inform you accordingly and inform you that they are unable to squeeze them out as it will cause scarring if the inflamed acne or pimple is forcefully squeezed out. At least, this gives me the mental preparation which pimple is next to “pop” and I will go back to them to squeeze when ready.


In the later stages when I have entrusted them with my face, I did try out various treatment such as their eye treatment, acne treatment, caviar treatment and whitening treatment. All of which was targeted at my area of concerns. Personally, it was very effective for me especially the eye and acne treatment.


A suggestion would be to request for your usual therapist once you are comfortable with her “touch” as she will tend to know your problem areas better and can better recommend suitable products for your daily usage. I have personally tried their milk cleanser, gel cleanser, eye cream, seaweed toner, sun defense and softening skin mask over stages as I am pretty cautious about beauty consultants cross selling the whole range at one go. You may wish to try out the basic products then slowly try the special treatment products. So far, this has worked pretty well for most of my other friends (both male and female) whom I introduced to Bella Jurong Point.  From my understanding, the general consensus was a positive review from most of my friends that this was one of the salons that does not do hard-core sales tactics on them and most of them have had a pleasant experience with them.  


FYI, I do not gain anything out from Bella Skincare Singapore/ Jurong Point nor am affiliated to them. I am a regular paying customer who enjoys the level of services rendered to me and the effectiveness of the facialwithout pressurizing me to sign for additional treatments when I still have another 10 sessions left. I prefer to enjoy the pampering session for the day than to have product pushers irk me when I am at my most vulnerable stage, lying down with face mask on with sales staff ranting on and on and on.




Background of Bella Skincare Singapore


Established in 1982, Bella has over 30 centers worldwide to date and is the region's acknowledged leader in advanced skincare services and advanced hair removal solution. Using the most up-to-date facial and hair removal technologies and techniques available worldwide, Bella is constantly enhancing and expanding its exclusive range of professional skincare services. All Bella Skin Care centers are staffed by a dedicated team of qualified skincare experts who are equipped with the latest developments in specialized skincare treatments and hair-removal services.

With over two decades of experience in providing professional skincare services, Bella is the pioneer in introducing the most advanced solutions to skincare and hair removal problems in countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Philippines, Shanghai and Beijing.

For over 25 years, we have helped thousands of clients achieve lasting beauty through therapies that emphasis on natural substances. By understanding in-depth the profiles of Asian skin, our treatments have catered to the changing lifestyle demands of women and men in Asia, enabling clients to have healthier skin and more confidence.








Location & Details of Branch visited:


JURONG POINT — Bella Skin Care
1 Jurong West Central 2
B1-60/61 Jurong Point
Singapore 648886
Service Hours
Mon-Fri: 
10:30am - 9:00pm
Sat:
10:30am - 7:00pm
Sun:
10:30am - 6:00pm
Tue:
Closed




Personal Rating for Bella Skincare:


Facilities: 9/10 (Good facilities though I prefer to the room to be more spacious)
Services: 9/10 (Professional services but please book your appointments early as slots are not available on most weekdays evening and weekends)
Location: 9/10 (Pretty convenient as located near Boon Lay MRT – Jurong Point Shopping Mall)
Effectiveness: 9/10 (Among all the salons I have been to, this is one of the most effective for me though regular cleansing every 3 weeks is recommended for me from my usual therapist)
Overall rating: 9/10 (Just go for it!!!)



11 comments:

  1. hello, i like to know if u have a regular therapist at JP? i am thinkg to have my facials at JP branch instead of town..Could u let me know your therapist's name? thanks!

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  2. Hi, I usually go for soo fong ( not sure of the spelling) and Janice. =) they are pretty good :)

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  3. Hi, I would like to know roughly how much do their facial treatment packages(esp acne treatment) cost. I am a uni student looking for affordable treatments for my stubborn acne marks and pimples. I chanced upon your review article and thought it is quite reliable.

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  4. Hi June! Was wondering how much the package cost? I looked up on their site, there's no Purifying facial. Please email me at lollipoopie@gmail.com :)

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  5. Hi sparklemin and yanee, sorry I realised there are no notifications for comments left. =)
    My facial was the classic basic facial back which they called it the purifying facial. Not sure if they advertised it aggressively as it may not be the most profit generating for them :)
    Mine was under the duper old package where it was less than $60 per session. I signed for 6 packages (36 sessions).
    I hope the information help you in getting a headstart on affordable facials =)

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    1. Thanks Edwin. Glad the information helps!

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  7. Nice post! :) Do u still frequent there? Any facial therapist to recommend? I was hoping to find a good facial for my face - acne, sensitive, pores and redness too :( have been trying a few facials but all aren't suitable =/ anyway I'm also hoping to get inexpensive facials since I'm still in uni. Thanks alot! -Val.

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  8. Hi Val, yes. I still frequent Bella Jurong Point. Most recent was last month but these days I don't have a fixed therapist as my appointment is mainly arranged on waiting list basis =)
    I would suggest going for their basic or purifying/ sensitive one will do. And do ask for the min of 10 sessions to begin with to see results before more commitment. Generally, they are not as pushy as others which I have been to :)

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  9. Hi ((: I would like to ask, currently; how much does their basic package cost ? Thanks (;

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