Acne

Discover more about acne and how to fight it!

Causes of acne are multiple. Your trusty cellphone, for example, keeps you close to your friends, but also to your enemies as it’s a propagator of nasty bacteria and dirt. Learn more with us on what causes acne, and pick up quick tips and solutions to help keep it at bay for clear, radiant skin from within.

Professionally performed manual extractions are an effective way to manage blackheads and skin congestion, two common causes of lackluster complexions and acne. No other treatment does as thorough a job as our award-winning Quintessential. Nonetheless, some still shy away from the idea of extractions. Thankfully, Porcelain offers several practical alternatives that can address these skin concerns as effectively.

Oxygen Jet Microdermabrasion

The Oxygen Jet Microdermabrasion uses a high-velocity jet. A pressure of up to 5kg gently loosens clogged pores and surface impurities to help reduce congestion. A final, concentrated dose of oxygen then gives you radiant and plumped skin.

Blue LED Light Therapy

Designed to eliminate acne and minimize inflammation with no downtime. This treatment utilizes a specific frequency of Blue LED light to target acne-causing bacteria. A Red LED light can also help stimulate collagen production and repair the skin.

High Frequency

Using a glass electrode, a mild, high-frequency current is gently applied on the skin, causing a slight zapping sensation. With this additional thermal energy, the current injects enriched oxygen molecules. This, in turn, stimulates blood circulation and lymphatic drainage, promoting anti-bacterial benefits. Highly recommended for customers experiencing breakouts as the current eliminates toxins and acne-causing bacteria.

IPL Acne (Intense Pulsed Light)

Performed using Korean Medical-Grade technology, this procedure begins with the application of IPL Gel, which cools the skin during treatments and protects it against burns. Next, a spectrum of light, which includes yellow, green and red, is released, penetrating the skin to target acne-causing bacteria and overactive sebaceous glands to prevent the overproduction of sebum.

 

For any inquiries, do email us at admin@porcelain.com.sg or call us at 62279692

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After hearing about our favourite products (Check out our #PorcelainMustHaves here), we’re back with part 2 – Our Favourite Treatments. Our team had a really hard time picking out our favourites, as we love all our facials!

OxyRevive/OxyRevive Plus

“I have a low threshold for pain and that’s why OxyRevive Plus is a great alternative to extractions for me. It leaves my skin super supple and bright, and it’s topped off with a relaxing shiatsu facial massage which is spot on.” – Jacqueline Nonis, Assistant Manager

“OxyRevive helps me achieve a smoother complexion with a radiant after glow. I’ll say it is hydrating, powerful yet relaxing!” – Jazlyn, Porcelain’s Beauty Therapist

“I love the brightening effects and my face feels much smoother after the end of the facial. Just a tip, do it together with RevitalEye Luxx which will help to reduce puffiness and dark circles!” – Julyha, Porcelain’s Client Relations Executive

Cryotherapy Facial

“Cryo is my favourite facial! It tightens my pores and I feel like Snow White after that. Haha! I feel that this is more effective for my skin, as my skin is rather sensitive. The cooling therapy helps to calm my skin, and it’s very comfortable!” – Michelle, Porcelain’s Beauty Therapist

“My face looks significantly brighter after Cryotherapy. With the use of Balance Essence in my treatment, I experienced significantly lesser blackheads. – Zane Foo, Porcelain’s Beauty Therapist

“Cryotherapy helps brighten my skin, reduce pore size and even lighten scars and marks! It’s chilling on my skin, and lessens the congestion. Definitely my fav!” – Stella, Porcelain’s Beauty Therapist

Quintessential Facial

“Best extraction facial ever. It’s no wonder that it is so highly raved. Post treatment, I usually apply lots of soothing gel and aloe gel to speed up the recovery process, and the results are amazing! It achieves the translucent, porcelain skin I have always wanted.” – Xin Na, Porcelain’s Business Development Executive

“The Quintessential Facial really changed my skin after just one treatment! The therapists are very skilled and thorough in their extractions, and I see vast improvements in my skin condition after.” – Calista, Porcelain’s Digital Marketing Intern

“My skin feels smoother, cleaner and brighter after treatment. After following up regularly, I can confidently leave my house foundation-free!” – Isabelle, Porcelain’s Beauty Therapist

Illuminate Facial

“The difference right after Illuminate treatment totally wowed me! Prior to the treatment my skin was dull and lifeless. The OxyPulse massage during the facial was very relaxing and the pampering shoulder massage at the end was a nice touch. After the treatment I was awed by the instant afterglow on my skin.” – Jasmine, Porcelain’s Marketing Manager

“This is tough… I love all Porcelain treatments!! They complement each other well, and with a treatment plan catered to my skin concerns, my skin improved tremendously. My fav would be Illuminate facial as my face glows with radiance after EVERY treatment without fail! It stands out from other microdermabrasion facials as every step of the entire facial is well thought out – For example, after the diamond exfoliation, the wine peel helps to renew our skin cells. This is followed by the draining of toxins with the OxyPulse massage and ends off with lots of hydration for the skin with our custom blended mask. It’s the PERFECT relaxing facial and the BEST substitute for customers who aren’t looking at extraction facials.” – Julynn, Porcelain’s Operation Manager

“Illuminate is my favourite treatment because there’s nothing better than a promise living up to its name, literally. A go-to treatment whenever I need a pick me up, or simply to look 100 times better. It doesn’t hurt that the glow lasts for ages!” – Samantha, Porcelain’s Marketing Executive

Proionic Facial

“It’s so hard to choose my favourite facial! It’s like asking me to choose my favourite child. But if I really had to pick, I’ll choose Proionic. It has anti-aging benefits and it is the perfect facial for busy and tired people like me!”– Pauline Ng, Porcelain’s Managing Director

“It’s really comfortable because it’s a warm treatment and I love how it massages my face, eyes, neck. Plus, it is really good for lifting & firming effects. The age-reversing technology is simply phenomenal!” – Aretha Ling, Senior Client Relations

“Proionic! I look younger after treatment, and the lifting and firming helps me get the V-shape contour.” – Tracie, Porcelain’s Beauty Therapist

Sun Rescue Facial

“Sun Rescue is my favourite because of the deep hydration my skin receives. It never fails to leave my skin baby soft to touch, super glowy and there’s nothing not to love about it. – June, Porcelain’s Beauty Therapist

“It’s hydrating, comfortable and the effects are long lasting. My face stays bright and radiant for weeks and I love it as a pampering treat for my skin.”  – Sanny Chew, Porcelain’s Beauty Therapist

Quote “PorcelainFavourites”* and receive a complimentary Pick Me Up Facial (worth $80.25) when you book any of these facials from now till end August 2016.
Book your appointment here or email us at admin@porcelain.com.sg now! 

 *Only applicable for first time customers and purchase of ala-carte treatments.
(Not in conjunction with other promotions) 

 

 

Moisturizing is good. Yes, we all know that. But do you know what actually happens in the skin when you moisturize? Let us break it down for you.

To begin, we have to understand how our skin works. There are three layers in our skin – the epidermis (surface layer), dermis (middle layer) and hypodermis (also known as the fatty layer). When moisture is supplied, it goes straight into the dermis then moves up to the epidermis. Dry surrounding air pulls out the moisture from the epidermis, causing the skin to dry and flake.

Generally, there are two ways a moisturizer works. One, it creates a protective barrier and keeps the moisture locked in. Two, it draws the moisture from the surroundings and lower layers and delivers it to the epidermis. An ideal moisturizer should play both roles. But the question is – what makes an ideal moisturizer?

One hot favourite to look out for in your moisturizing and anti-ageing products is Sodium Hyaluronate. Its low molecular size, coupled with its ability to hold 1000 times its weight in water, makes it capable of penetrating the skin effectively. Not only does it hydrate the skin, it also helps with moisture retention. With its small size, it can “ferry” in other good stuff in your moisturizer into the deeper layers of your skin, helping it to be absorbed quickly.

SCE BAL 2 (1)Sodium Hyaluronate is found naturally in the dermis of your skin. However, it depletes with age and that causes an old and saggy appearance. To combat this, the Balance, Sebum Control Essence contains of 50% Sodium Hyaluronate. This helps to replenish supply and deeply moisturize the skin. The esculin present retains collagen and elastin, achieving anti-ageing benefits.

Infused with Tea Tree Extract, our Balance – Sebum Control Essence provides a great solution for acne skin. This is done by regulating sebum excretion and maintaining the skin’s pH level. Tea Tree Extract is also known for its anti-inflammatory properties, which helps to combat troubled skin. After applying the Balance Essence, top it off with a gel moisturizer to complete your regimen.

The key to moisturizing, however, does not lie with the moisturizer alone. Having a first-grade moisturizer, combined with a terrible skin care regimen, would do injustice to the product. Preserve your skin’s moisture bank by using non-drying products and replenish moisture in every step of your skin care routine. Well-hydrated skin can better battle environmental aggressors and bring about a youthful, radiant visage.

Got more concerns regarding moisturizing? Read more about moisturizing here or send us your concerns via Instagram!

We ask our Team which was their favourite product and why it was their #PorcelainMustHave.

Soothe, Aloe Recovery Gel

“Soothe, Aloe Recovery Gel is definitely my #PorcelainMustHave! I lost count of the number of times I got myself cut, burned, stung and this little tube saved me. I call it the Miracle Gel ”
Anna, Porcelain’s Assistant Manager

“Soothe, Aloe Recovery Gel is definitely my favourite #PorcelainMustHave because it really lives up to everything an Aloe Vera promises – speedy healing properties and calms irritated, sensitive skin.”
Zane, Porcelain’s Beauty Therapist

“My saver after extractions – Soothe, Aloe Recovery Gel!! I’d apply it very frequently after extractions and it really does help speed up the recovery process. My #PorcelainMustHave! ”
Isabelle, Porcelain’s Beauty Therapist

 

 

Soothe, Hydro Cleanser

Sodium Hyaluronate is a key ingredient in our Soothe - Hydro Cleanser.

Sodium Hyaluronate is a key ingredient in our Soothe – Hydro Cleanser.

“Soothe, Hydro Cleanser is my #PorcelainMustHave! It’s gentle and mild yet at the same time able to thoroughly cleanse my skin!”
Julynn, Porcelain’s Operations Manager

“Soothe, Hydro Cleanser is my #PorcelainMustHave! It’s gentle yet effective, a cleanser that cleanses my skin without drying it out. The natural fragrant relaxes my mind too.”
Ann, Porcelain’s In-House Trainer & Client Relations Specialist

“Soothe, Hydro Cleanser is my favorite Porcelain Product because it helps hydrate my skin and works very well for my sensitive skin. It’s definitely my #PorcelainMustHave!”
Shirley, Porcelain’s Beauty Therapist

“My #PorcelainMustHave will be Soothe, Hydro Cleanser. It’s very thorough even though it doesn’t contain any sulfates and the best part of this cleanser is that it doesn’t rip off any moisture off my skin. Instead, I could feel that my skin is more moisturized after switching to this cleanser.”
Jumaidah, Porcelain’s Beauty Therapist

“It’s very natural and leaves my skin supple and clean after every use. Soothe, Hydro Cleanser is my #PorcelainMustHave!”
Tracie, Porcelain’s Beauty Therapist

“I used to see doctor for my dehydrated skin and was even recommended not to use any cleansers to prevent my skin from deteriorating. Surprisingly, Hydro Cleanser works for me and my skin has now returned to supple and hydrated. So glad to have found this cleanser! :)”
Wynne, Porcelain’s Beauty Therapist

 

HydroCare, Bio-Cellulose Mask

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“HydroCare Bio-Cellulose Mask is my #PorcelainMustHave as it smoothens and hydrates my skin while calming my sensitive skin. There’s never too many HydroCare Mask ”
Michelle, Porcelain’s Beauty Therapist

“HydroCare Bio-Cellulose Mask has to be my #PorcelainMustHave. I’ve never tried any mask better than this. Its super moisturizing and the material is gentle for even my hypersensitive skin. It’s the best!!”
Stella, Porcelain’s Beauty Therapist

Revive, Glycolic Acid Toner

“My #PorcelainMustHave would be Revive, Glycolic Acid Toner! It has a super refreshing touch to it. With its gentle exfoliation, I could feel that my skin is a lot softer and smoother.”
Jacqueline, Porcelain’s Assistant Manager

“It’s not drying at all for a Glycolic Toner and sometimes when my schedule gets a little hectic and I forgets to exfoliate, I depend on Revive, Glycolic Toner to help gently exfoliate my skin on a daily basis. Can’t help but to love this baby that keeps my skin brightened at all times! :D”
– Carmen, Porcelain’s Beauty Therapist

“Revive, Glycolic Acid Toner is my #PorcelainMustHave!! I’ve never actually thought that a toner could do so much good to a skin until I tried this. I love how it’s gentle and calming even though it contains Glycolic Acid (naturally derived from Sugar Cane though), and my skin actually feels cleaner and more supple with each use! LOVE IT!”
– Xin Na, Porcelain’s Marcom Assistant

 

Balance, HydraClear Gel

“My favourite Porcelain Product would have to be Balance, HydraClear Gel. It helps clear my pimples and at the same time not strip away my skin’s moisture. LOVE IT! ❤❤❤ It’s definitely my #PorcelainMustHave!”
Mardiana, Porcelain’s Admin Executive

“Balance, HydraClear Gel is my #PorcelainMustHave because it really helps reduce and prevent congestion! I always tell my clients that prevention is better than cure and HydrClear Gel has worked wonders by proving itself to be the preventive one.”
Jenny, Porcelain’s Director Aesthetician

“I have very congested skin to start with and ever since I started using Balance, HydraClear Gel, I have seen significant improvement in my congestion and breakout. Compared to products I used to get from over-the-counter, this is non-drying (at all) and is suitable for my hypersensitive skin! I cannot live without this! :D”
– June, Porcelain’s Beauty Therapist

 

Revive, Natural Skin Refiner

“My skin is really smooth and bright every time I exfoliate using Revive, Natural Skin Refiner. I even use it on my neck and I see a reduction in the fine lines around my neck after using it for awhile. It’s non-abrasive so my sensitive skin loves it!”
– Jazlyn, Porcelain’s Beauty Therapist

“Revive, Natural Skin Refiner is my #PorcelainMustHave! Normally when my skin gets a little congested, I’ll use this as a mask instead and it helps reduce the congestion which may eventually lead to a breakout. I bring it everywhere I go! As an exfoliator, as a mask – this has helped keep my skin healthy and glowing.”
– Pauline, Porcelain’s Managing Director

“Exfoliation was never a part of my skincare regime as I prevent using scrubs on my sensitive skin. Ever since I got to try Revive, Natural Skin Refiner, I cannot do without exfoliation. The difference is drastic and I could actually see my skin getting brighter and smoother. To top that, my favourite part of this exfoliator is that it doesn’t use micro-beads to exfoliate, but Natural Enzymes to soften the dead skin cells so it definitely works for my skin! My one true #PorcelainMustHave.”
– Azlin, Porcelain’s HR & Accounts Manager

 

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SMILE OFTEN

“A woman is most beautiful when she smiles. Other than that, the most valuable tip I’ve learned is always use a skin moisturizer!” – Beyoncé

 

 

 

 

Ferrari Celebrates 60 Years In AmericaWASH YOUR FACE EVEN IF YOU’RE TIRED!

“Don’t go a full day or night without washing your face. You have to get all the dirt and makeup out of your pores.”- Mary J. Blige

 

 

 

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BE A WATER BABY

“Once I started drinking more water, my skin, hair and nails all flourished.”- America Ferrera

 

 

 

 

Hilary-SwankWEAR SUNSCREEN

“Be careful of the sun. Do not go outside without putting sunblock on.” – Hilary Swank

 

 

 

 

demi-mooreMOISTURIZE

“I moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. No matter how late it is, when I get home, I take the time to clean and moisturize my face. I’m a big believer in that if you focus on good skincare, you really won’t need a lot of makeup.”- Demi Moore