Visitors to Sulwhasoo’s brand new second boutique in ION Orchard don’t have to stop at just buying their favourite serum. Within the store is a premium beauty lounge where you can sit back and enjoy a complete facial or spa experience using the Korean brand’s signature products.
Here’s where you get a first-hand experience of Sulwhasoo’s philosophy of holistic care based on traditional Korean and Asian ingredients. But it’s also about modern advancements as Singapore is the first in Southeast Asia to introduce the Sulwhasoo Spa 2.0 program – showcasing new applicators, products and massage techniques developed in Korea.
The must-do experience would be the top-of-the-line Timetreasure Renovating Treatment ($300 for 80 minutes), which kicks off with a relaxing foot bath of warm ginseng water and scrub that instantly relieves any fatigue from a long shopping stint.
The products used are from Sulwhasoo’s Timetreasure range, which contains DAA (de-aging active), the anti-aging substance extracted from Red Pine, along with ginseng compounds. DAA is said to fortify the skin to fight the aging process. As part of the Spa 2.0 Program, expect a lot of work targeting specific areas such as the neck, chin, areas around the mouth and eyes.
To start, the therapist warms her hands with a hot stone before massaging the face with serums and cream. She also uses amber applicators (originated from pine resin) to further massage in a moisturising ampoule. A light “twist and pinch” technique to energise the skin and boost lymphatic drainage is used during the application of the Timetreasure Renovating Serum, before a second mask – a cold one – is applied.
The therapist finishes off with Sulwhasoo’s eight-step skincare routine, leaving you with a well-nourished complexion, while your face feels like it’s undergone a painless lift, with nagging lines massaged and soothed away.
Sulwhasoo Boutique, #B2-02, Ion Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, Tel: 6509 9979