Weddings aren’t called the “Big Day” for no reason. Walking down the aisle is a very special occasion that many of us have dreamt about since we were six. One thing all brides want is to look their absolute best. That may mean having radiant glowing skin for some, and for others, it is to remedy their existing skin issues. The stress of prepping for the wedding may also show on your skin, and we are not leaving your wedding skin prep to chance for you to get that amazing glow on D-DAY!

Wedding Skin Prep (Part 1) | #SkinHacks

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At Porcelain, we believe in being with you every step of the way, leading up to your wedding. Here’s Part 1 of a 2-part series to explore skincare regimes to help brides achieve perfect skin.

Tip 1 – Use safe, gentle products for your skin

Some brides-to-be are tempted to stray from their tried-and-tested routine to try out the latest fad products. Or, those that their friends have said to give “miraculous results”. This isn’t always wise, because the wrong ingredient at any moment can trigger breakouts, allergies, or an imbalance of the skin’s pH level (read more about that here).

Instead, it is best to stick to skin-loving, gentle products for the months leading up to the wedding. Try to read the ingredients list to ensure there aren’t much harsh chemicals. If possible, stick to your existing regime, especially if it works for you.

Wedding Skin Prep Tip 1 - Use safe, gentle products for your skin

To help balance your pH levels, we have the Balance, Sebum Control Essence to the rescue. It contains 50% Sodium Hyaluronate to lock in cellular moisture. Its blend of botanicals such as T-Tree and Horse Chestnut Extract also reduce breakouts.

To reduce skin sensitivity and redness, consider the Soothe, Aloe Recovery Gel as it contains 99% pure Stabilized Aloe Vera and is great for boosting the skin’s resilience so that your skin is strong enough to repair itself. It also reduces inflammation so your skin wouldn’t look red and angry from any sun-burns or break-outs.

 

Tip 2 – Schedule your Facials

Depending on your skin issues, you may require varying levels of commitment to get that perfect visage you’re looking for.

If you have problematic skin, we suggest to start scheduling a series of facial as early as 1 year before and we typically start clients off with a series of OxyRevive with LED and Quintessential treatments. Closer to the big day, we will switch the treatments to focus more on lifting, hydrating and skin brightening, including a blend of Cryotherapy, Radio Frequency and Sun Rescue Facials.

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Tip 3 – Protect with Sunscreen

Sunscreen is vital! (read more about the difference between Sunscreen and Sunblock here). Exposure to the sun without the necessary protection can lead to premature aging through the impairment of collagen, as well as pigmentation due to overstimulated melanin production.

Many may skip sunscreen because they fear the dreaded white cast or sticky after feeling, but there are a plethora of choices now available to suit every individual’s skin type and concerns.

For example, there are tinted sunscreens for those who require mild coverage, or even mattifying sunscreens for those who want a dual function makeup base. Unfortunately, a majority of mattifying sunscreens contain a lot of silicons, which can stifle the skin’s ability to breathe and function normally.

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Flawless, Skin Perfecting Moisturizer with SPF 20

Porcelain’s Flawless, Skin Perfecting Moisturizer (SPF 20) counters all these. Broad spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays? Check. It’s also non-comedogenic, oil free and paraben free – a welcome respite from the usual greasy, tinted sunblocks. It even comes in 2 tones – light and tan – for those who would like a light coverage foundation substitute that doesn’t clog pores!

 

Tip 4 – Allow Time for Healing after Intensive Treatments

Certain skin issues require more attention than others. Problems such as pitted scars and enlarged pores cannot be resolved at a surface level.

Doctors and aestheticians may recommend oral medication or a series of products. Both of these require a lengthy treatment plan that not many brides-to-be are willing to undertake. Plus, they usually aren’t able to control the speed and ambiguity of their results.

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Instead, we recommend Fractional Skin Resurfacing which utilizes the latest 3Deep medical radio frequency technology to penetrate deep into the skin, thereby stimulating collagen remodeling to treat uneven skin tone, acne scars and even wrinkles. One can look forward to renewed skin texture, overall firmness and refined pores after a single session.

However, such an intensive treatment does have a downtime. Clients can experience redness, sensitivity and peeling for at least 3 – 4 days. During that time, it will also be best to avoid long periods of sun exposure.

Our therapists will provide advice if two or more sessions are needed, and a treatment plan can be customized based on your time frame. (Read more about scheduling facials ahead of time here.)

 

For non-problematic skin, come to us at least three months prior the big day for your customized treatment plans. Depending on the concerns, we can arrange key aesthetic treatments to achieve the results you want.

 

It’s no secret that regular facials are an important addition to your skincare routine. Porcelain’s bespoke facials are customised and tailored to suit your individual skin concerns. They’re also the perfect complement to your daily skincare regime. Discover some of our unsung heroes and treatment recommendations. You’re one step closer to achieving your ideal skin.

Find Your Skin Type (Part 3) | Treatment Recommendations

Credits: Joe Robles

Cryotherapy

Described by our client Denise Glitz as the perfect “pre-party or pre-wedding facial”. This treatment begins with a gentle massage to stimulate microcirculation and remove surface impurities. Next, we apply a serum or blend of serums using the cryostamp, which greatly increases cellular absorption of the product nutrients. Next, Cryo-Electrophoresis stimulates microcirculation and increases cellular oxygenation. Finally, enjoy an indulgent custom-blended mask while the therapist eases your tension through a relaxing shoulder massage.

Restorative Facial

A luxurious and pampering treatment, this facial alleviates signs of stress and fatigue. This six step bespoke programme helps reduce overall skin sensitivity, reduce water retention, improve hydration and overall skin tone and elasticity. This treatment has also been described by Her World Plus as a facial which “combines high-tech wizardy of pressurized jets of hyperbanic oxygen with the manual elbow grease of your therapist”, leaving you with luminous skin.

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Find Your Skin Type (Part 1)

Find Your Skin Type (Part 2) | Product Recommendations

Let’s go through a step-by-step Porcelain skincare product guide. Find our product recommendations based on your skin type!

Normal Skin

Morning

Step 1: Begin your day with a light cleanse using the paraben- and sulfate-free Soothe – Hydro Cleanser. With Aloe Vera and Sodium Hyaluronate, this gel-like cleanser is enriched with antioxidants to nourish, soothe, refresh and hydrate your skin. Prep your skin before application of other products.

Step 2: Next, spritz your face, neck and decollate liberally with our vitamin-enriched Soothe – Deep Hydrating Lotion to balance and hydrate your skin. Also incorporate an essence which is appropriate for your skin type.

Step 3: Finally, apply our non-comedogenic Flawless – Skin Perfecting Moisturiser (SPF 20) to lock in moisture. Seal skin against environmental aggressors while providing UVA & UVB protection.

Night

Step 1: At night, firmly massage our indulgent Revive – Makeup Cleanser into your skin. Invigorate your senses while it melts away impurities and dissolves makeup. The antioxidant-rich Orchid extract nourishes and regulates pigmentation while Horse Chestnut purifies and prevents aging.

Step 2: Double cleanse with your preferred cleanser before applying the Hydrocare Bio-Cellulose Mask to nourish and hydrate your skin.

Tips: Your skin will also benefit from regular exfoliation using our Revive – Natural Skin Refiner. Containing fruit enzymes, it gently sheds dead skin cells to reveal new, radiant skin.

Find Your Skin Type (Part 2) | Product Recommendations

Oily Skin

Morning

Step 1: Each morning, cleanse your skin with our paraben- and sulfate-free Balance – Daily Cleansing Gel. With cucumber and tea tree oil, this cleanser prevents and treats acne infections while tightening pores without drying out the skin. Sage extract promotes cell regeneration and regulates sebum protection.

Step 2: Replenish your skin’s moisture by swiping your face, neck and decollete with our anti-bacterial Revive – Glycolic Toner. Then, rub in a few drops of the Balance – Sebum Control Essence to condition the skin and balance its pH levels.

Step 3: Next, apply our Balance – HydraClear Gel to seal in moisture and support the skin’s protective barrier. Finish with a sunscreen such as our Flawless – Skin Perfecting Moisturiser (SPF 20).

Night

Step 1: Double cleanse every evening to thoroughly cleanse oil-based dirt and other impurities. The Revive – Makeup Cleanser cleanses and nourishes your skin without stripping it of natural oils, which often results in an overproduction of sebum.

Step 2: Repeat your morning regime, but exclude the sunblock.

Tips: Benefit from regular exfoliation by using enzyme-based exfoliators such as our Revive – Natural Skin Refiner. It gently clears congestions and refines pores without drying out your skin.

Find Your Skin Type (Part 2) | Product Recommendations

Dry/Sensitive Skin

Morning

Step 1: Designed to soothe, calm and moisturise, our paraben and sulfate-free Soothe – Hydro Cleanser contains anti-irritant agents Allantoin and Carrot Extract, making this a perfect morning cleanser.

Step 2: Rehydrate and tone your skin with a few spritzes of our vitamin enriched Soothe – Deep Hydrating Lotion. Follow with our Pure – Botanical Soothing Gel and Soothe – Aloe Recovery Gel to calm, hydrate and relieve dryness and sensitivity. Their botanical-rich formulations plump the skin by deeply hydrating and nourishing the skin, reducing fine lines and preventing scarring.

Step 3: Finish with a sunscreen such as the Flawless – Skin Perfecting Moisturiser (SPF 20).

Night

Step 1: At night, firmly massage our indulgent Revive – Makeup Cleanser into your skin. Invigorate your senses while it melts away impurities and dissolves makeup. The antioxidant-rich Orchid extract nourishes and regulates pigmentation while Horse Chestnut purifies and prevents aging.

Step 2: Double cleanse with your preferred cleanser before applying the Hydrocare Bio-Cellulose Mask to nourish and hydrate. Seal in moisture with our Pure – Botanical Soothing Gel and Soothe – Aloe Recovery Gel and wake up to fresh, radiant skin.

Tips: Benefit from regular exfoliation by using enzyme-based exfoliators such as our Revive – Natural Skin Refiner. It gently clears congestions and refines pores without drying out your skin.

Find Your Skin Type (Part 2) | Product Recommendations

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Combination Skin

Morning

Step 1: Designed to soothe, calm and moisturise, our paraben- and sulfate-free Soothe – Hydro Cleanser contains anti-irritant agents Allantoin and Carrot Extract, making this a perfect morning cleanser. This antioxidant-rich cleanser balances and soothes while leaving the skin moisturised.

Step 2: Replenish your skin’s moisture by swiping your face, neck and decollete with our anti-bacterial Revive – Glycolic Toner. This toner gently removes dead skin cells and balances the skin to reveal a healthy glowing complexion.

Step 3: Concentrating on your oily areas, rub in a few drops of the Balance – Sebum Control Essence to condition the skin and balance its pH levels. This sodium hyaluronate-rich essence hydrates and plumps while doubling up to control sebum production.

Step 4: Next, apply our Balance – HydraClear Gel to seal in moisture and support the skin’s protective barrier.

Step 5: Finish with a sunscreen such as our Flawless – Skin Perfecting Moisturiser (SPF 20).

Night

Step 1: In the evenings, begin with our Revive – Makeup Cleanser which removes makeup, impurities and grease without stripping your skin of moisture. The antioxidant-rich Orchid extract nourishes and regulates pigmentation while Horse Chestnut purifies and prevents aging.

Step 2: Double cleanse with your preferred cleanser before reapplying the Balance – Sebum Control Essence and Balance – HydraClear Gel which will keep your skin moisturised and balanced for the night.

Tips: Benefit from regular exfoliation by using enzyme-based exfoliators such as our Revive – Natural Skin Refiner. It gently clears congestions and refines pores without drying out your skin. When dry patches are apparent, our Hydrocare Bio-Cellulose Mask works wonders in rehydrating and balancing your skin.

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Find Your Skin Type (Part 1)

Find Your Skin Type (Part 3) | Treatment Recommendations

 

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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) 

 

 

If you have followed us on our social media recently, you would have heard us rave about our Sun Rescue facial. (P.S.: Follow us on Facebook and Instagram if you haven’t!) There is just so much to love about this facial, especially when it’s so blazing hot right now!

Sun Rescue: Calm, Repair & Hydrate

Credits: Chris Osmond

This treatment entails a three-pronged approach to Calm, Repair and Hydrate your skin. The skin undergoes vasoconstriction and vasodilation, which stimulates microcirculation and cell regeneration.

Sun Rescue is a saviour — and not just for sun damaged skin

As the name suggests, the Sun Rescue targets sun-damaged skin. And that’s not all. This treatment absolutely does wonders for hypersensitive and dry skinned individuals. It soothes irritated skin and provides anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory benefits. The best part? It’s suited for all skin types.

The treatment

The treatment first begins with a gentle double cleanse using our Revive, Makeup Cleanser and Soothe, Hydro Cleanser to remove surface impurities. As long as your skin isn’t sunburnt, the therapist then applies the Revive, Natural Skin Refiner to slough away dead skin.

Next, experience a chilling yet soothing sensation with our freeze therapy. The CryoProbe cools the skin down to -10 degrees. This helps firm, tone and restore radiance to your skin. The combination of CryoProbe and electrophoresis with aloe vera gel helps with blood circulation and cellular oxygenation. Furthermore, it enhances the penetration of the aloe vera gel up to 99% (Read about the reparative benefits our aloe gel brings here). In turn, this speeds up the skin’s healing process and builds its immunity.

The OxySpray infuses custom-blended serums and oxygen to hydrate and nourish the skin. After analysing your skin’s needs, your therapist will prepare a ginseng tonic, witch hazel or rosewater mix – depending on which best suits your skin. The mist feels light and refreshing and delivers incredible hydration and reparative effects. After the oxygen therapy, a custom-blended mask is applied on and left to rest on your skin.

To top off your treatment, the therapist performs a relaxing massage. The facial ends with moisture gel protectant and sunscreen to retain the facial’s benefits. All our products are non-comedogenic (they don’t clog pores!).

The end result

Experience instantly radiant skin, refined pores and a rejuvenated visage. Read what Nylon Singapore and Mefitted have to say about this facial!

 

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READ MORE STORIES HERE:

Rescue & Restore: 4 Steps to Restore Glow to Post-Holiday Skin | #GetYourGlowOn

5 Skin Tips To Revive Dull-looking Skin In Time For X’mas | #GetYourGlowOn

 

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