Our body is made up of 70% water, so keeping ourselves hydrated is not just common sense, it is also crucial. Unfortunately, way too often, we forget to drink even half the amount of water a day that we should, and the effects of this negligence show up on our skin.
Dehydrated skin tends to be tight, lack elasticity, with a rough texture and fine lines. If not taken care, dehydrated skin will eventually lead to premature dry skin, pigmentation and yes, ageing. No matter what your skin type, anyone can experience dehydrated skin at some point in their lives, due to external or internal aggressors and lifestyle choices.
Sothys Premium Salon Boat Quay is nestled within one of the quaint shophouses lining the Boat Quay area, just a 10-minute walk from Raffles MRT Station.
Co-owner and the only Sothys Singapore Golden Badge Certified Facialist Clara has magic hands. The Hydra 3Ha Facial Treatment I tried at the salon was hands down the best facial that I have ever experienced in my almost 20-year career as a beauty editor and writer. Don’t let her tiny doll-like stature fool you, she is very strong and skilled and left my skin looking plumped with moisture and my shoulders and neck feeling more loose and pain-free than they have done in a very long time.
The day of my facial treatment coincided with my birthday and the Sothys Singapore team, (a shout out to Jessica and Irene) together with Clara and the co-owner of the salon Ray, threw a surprise birthday party for me, which I thought was truly the most thoughtful gesture! So not only did I get to experience the most pampering treatment ever, I also got to stuff my face with cake, my most favourite food in the whole world!
Unlike most salons, the Sothys protocol ensures that the facialist stays and massages you throughout the entire treatment. So even while the mask was on, Clara kneaded my shoulders and my neck, ensuring that I was never alone, wondering if I had been forgotten (yes these thoughts actually do cross my mind when I am left to my own devices in a dark room with a mask covering my eyes).
The treatment starts with a very thorough but gentle exfoliation using Enzymatic Exfoliating Gel to remove impurities and dead skin cells.
To rehydrate the skin after exfoliation, a Restructuring Serum (a melting-wax) nourishes the skin with ceramides and omega oils.
An Intense Hydration Gel Mask is used to envelop the skin with Hyaluronic Acid to quench parched and thirsty skin. Clara performed a deep soothing massage to rehydrate the skin from outside-in.
A Modelling Mask enriched with the goodness of patented 1055 Boletus Extract and Hyaluronic Acid, is applied to the skin to restore the skin barrier. Clara used her magical hands to further heighten the experience with a relaxing yet firm massage. A Peel-off Plumping Mask enriched with Argan Oil was then applied to leave the skin looking and feeling supple, radiant and regenerated.
The final step was a dose of hyaluronic acid from an injection-like Smoothing Serum that gave my tired and dehydrated skin a moisture boost. Finally, after all that pampering, Clara applied some Hydra3HaTM Intensive Serum and Hydra3HaTM Cream followed by Sothys sunscreen to keep my newly plumped and reborn skin protected from the harsh rays of the sun.
This 75-minute treatment was absolutely blissful and the best part was the fact that it didn’t cause my skin to break out in a rash or pimples. Instead, my skin continued to look plumped and youthful the whole day and even the next – and I didn’t leave the salon looking like a little grease-ball either, which was nice.
Don’t miss out on the promotions taking place exclusively at Sothys Premium Salon Boat Quay.
SOTHYS’ Essential Ampoules Promotion (Each box has 7 ampoules for an intensive 7-day programme) This promotion is only until stocks last, so do hurry down!
1 box at $79 (UP: $89)
2 boxes at $139 (UP: $178)
4 boxes at $239 (UP:$356)
The Hydra3Ha Facial Treatment 1st trial promotion is $199 only (U.P: $315). To book your appointment, please email Clara at email@example.com
To find out more about the Essential Ampoules, read our review here.