This year, the fire of a revolution started when Alicia Keys went makeup-free for her new album cover as well as for her appearance at the VMAs.

Alicia Keys explained the reasons behind her actions, stating that she decided to do away with the many years of stress that had been placed on her to always look “perfect”. Now, she is grateful for taking that bold step forward and forgoing her made-up look even when attending a prestigious event. In her words, it was “the strongest, most empowered, most free, and most honestly beautiful” she had ever felt.

Women all over the world cheered as they felt liberated by her actions – that constant standard of looking impossibly impeccable all the time was slowly getting vanquished. For the longest time and for most women, makeup has become a large part of a daily routine. Many no longer see makeup as an accessory to look good but a necessary step to take before heading out of the house. However, this really doesn’t have to be the case: applying makeup can still be enjoyed without becoming a form of societal pressure. As long one is confident in their own beauty and skin, going out with or without makeup is inconsequential.

At Porcelain, we strongly advocate going foundation-free as this allows the skin to breathe better and ultimately heal quicker from the impurities that lie upon and clog up skin through the day. Some may feel hesitant at first because of redness in skin or marks from acne, but a light tinted moisturizer could do the trick instead of a heavy-based foundation.

After all, it is more advantageous to opt for a regime of improving skin health with skincare instead of constantly covering up. Additionally, the pros of going foundation free can also provide that extra 15 minutes of rest each morning, leading to an even clearer and brighter complexion!

To read the Straits Times’ latest article and Porcelain’s founder’s comments on going Foundation Free, simply read:

Mothers’ Day is just round the corner and so here comes the annual dilemma of what gift is truly befitting. Fret not, we’ve got your back, and here are two fantastic gift ideas we have in-store that are perfect for the most special woman in our lives.

What’s better than gifting the Best Restorative Facial (Harper’s Bazaar Singapore), Best Line Reducing Facial (Women’s Weekly) – the Porcelain Proionic Facial, and let us indulge her thoroughly. This luxurious treatment targets saggy, aging skin problems as well as dull and fatigued skin. You can read more about the treatment here. There’s no better way to say “I love you mom” than to let the results of the Proionic Facial speak for itself, when she walks out looking more rejuvenated, with a more youthful looking visage. Usual Price – $408.80.

“Always love your mother because you will never get another.” Likewise, pamper your mother’s skin because she will never have another. Let her worry about giving her age away no more! Lavish her with our RevitalEyes Silk Mask that will work its magic around crow feet and eye bags. Inspired by the ancient benefits of silk, this velvety smooth mask reduces the appearance of delicate lines, leaving a healthy radiance around her eyes. Trust us, it will be particularly rewarding to watch her eyes regain the light from her youth. Usual Price: $48 for a box of 6.

Contact us at to purchase either gift at 20% discount by quoting “ILOVEMYMOM” by 31st May 2016.

Additionally, participate in our Mothers’ Day Contest to stand a chance to win Porcelain products and a spa session worth SGD$1812! Simply follow @PorcelainFaceSpa and upload your photo on Instagram or Facebook using the hashtag #UniquelySimilar to share with us how you are uniquely similar to your mother. We will pick our favourite entry and the entry with most likes as our two lucky winners! For more details on our Mothers’ Day Contest, click here.


The skin is the largest organ of our body and therefore deserves the most attention and care. Here are some basic tips to achieving beautiful glowing skin, whether you are male or female, young or old: Top 10 Do’s and Don’t to Achieving Glowing Skin.

Contributed to by Porcelain, The Face Spa’s Managing Partner, Pauline Ng.