The prolonged circuit breaker period and its subsequent Phase 1 ordeal in Singapore have prevented many from getting their vital skincare treatments at beauty parlours. But if you’re looking to make up for lost time spent taking care of your skin, unique salon Peachy Skin Bar is a good place to start.
Launched in late 2019, the quaint yet fresh beauty bar is located at City Gate mall and has finally reopened once again to offer its bespoke beauty services targeted at addressing various skin woes. A place opposed to the aggressive upselling that the beauty industry is known for, rest assured that hidden costs and add-ons need not be anticipated upon payment either. Expensive wellness packages have also been ditched here; and in its place is a bespoke membership which allows loyal patrons to enjoy discounted rates on luxurious, customised treatments.
Plus, with a no-judgement policy implemented to prevent the passing of insensitive remarks by facialists, have a peace of mind knowing it’s all peachy here.
Facial treatments aplenty
All treatments at the posh locale are met with a jam-packed routine, whether you’re keeping it quick with the Express – Youth Got It for an anti-aging remedy ($160 for ala carte; $80 for members) or the Enhanced – Picture Porefect ($360 for ala carte; $180 for members) that entails a deep pore cleansing HydraPeel facial. And you will be stimulated to unwind thanks to a relaxing series of recurring face, decolletage and hand massages not often found during regular facials.
Signature Omakase facial
But given that the skincare specialist’s focus lies in bespoke treatments, the Signature Omakase facial ($500 for ala carte; $250 for members) would be the best exemplar of the brand.
The epitome of luxurious, expect the whole nine yards and then some with this regime that’s undoubtedly worth the hefty price tag.
In a space painted with warm, rosy hues only to be spruced up by matching drapes and plush seats, I was welcomed to the open concept parlour on a weekday morning shortly after Peachy Skin Bar reopened its doors during Phase 2. And upon changing into the comfortable garment provided, I was left in the good hands of my designated beautician.
The process began with the typical double cleanse to strip the skin of any makeup or unwanted residue, although that was where the similarity to most facials end. Using soothing massage techniques, the well-trained facialist ensured that every step was a way to encourage detoxification and stress relief.
This continued well into the treatments as she moved onto extraction first via the HydraPeel technology (as featured in the Picture Porefect routine) and afterwards by hand. With much patience, she ridded the gunk from each and every pore of my face, pausing only to allow my skin to recuperate for a sufficient amount of time.
A vast contrast from facial spots that hastily rush between customers, the post-extraction process utilised a silk mask and crystal gel massage before being further elevated with an ampoule for hydration and plumping purposes.
Finally, a custom blend of hydrating mask was used to inject more moisture into my skin that was dehydrated from the weather and an absent skincare regimen during the lengthy stay home period.
Yet, unlike most parlours which see their beauticians leaving the chambers after mask applications, Peachy Skin Bar has their specialists coax you into a state of rest with hand, neck or head massages.
Other skincare solutions that can also be expected range from oxygen masks to non-invasive botox alternatives as well.
And to round up your appointment at the swanky boutique salon, even indulge in a glass of Prosecco at The Bar Tub, where cocktails are concocted and TWG teas are steeped too.
With all treatments, procedures and offerings thoughtfully planned and executed to facilitate a holistic spa experience, the wellness extravaganza only ends with a kick back and drinks; never a trip to the consultation room (there’s none here) where patrons are pressed into pricey purchases.
So trust us when we say this is the spot for topnotch trendy beauty services, as well as new and high tech fixes sans the unwanted pressure.
Peachy Skin Bar is located at #04-01 371 Beach Rd., City Gate, Singapore 199597. More information available here.