Most traditional facial treatments come with painful extractions and a ton of redness as an aftereffect. For those reasons, it’s not surprising that the majority of us dread going in for facials regularly. However, for me, that has all changed the moment I’ve experienced one of Clarins’ Tri-Active facial treatments.
I visited the Clarins Skin Spa at KLCC recently to try out one of the brand’s eight personalised Tri-Active Facials -Tri-Active Whitening Activator Facial – that provide a whole well-being experience on top of immediate beauty results. Unlike traditional facials, the uniqueness of facial treatments by Clarins is that the brand combines the art of touch, science and senses, with high-performance formulas.
Using only the hands, the Clarins therapists are professionally trained to massage the face to sculpt, lift, firm and relax the skin to deliver a personalised and rejuvenating experience each time. The therapists also utilise three anti-ageing cocktails developed with nourishing products to suit various skin needs.
First of all, a beauty consultation was carried out to analyse my skin and assess the skin’s needs before the therapist concocted a personalised beauty solution for me. I was then ushered into a dimly lit therapy room where I got ready in a fluffy robe.
The new Tri-Active Facials involve six steps to treat the face and eyes, with special focus on the neck, décolleté, hands and the feet. With only her hands and a warm washcloth, the therapist first massaged my skin with a comforting technique and the use of aromatherapy products to calm me down and relax my body. She also did this on my arms and feet.
The therapist then removed all my makeup with the Clarins Anti-Pollution Professional Method to purify the skin and prep it for the further steps. She then continued to exfoliate my skin twice; the first time to eliminate the dead skin cells through a chemical exfoliation, and the second to stimulate cell regeneration through enzymatic exfoliation. For this, she used brushes for an even gentler touch.
After that, the therapist proceeded with a facial massage, using only her hands to sculpt the contours of the face. She was extremely gentle with my skin, and her stimulating movements really helped me to unwind. She went through the pressure points on my face, and also targeted the problem areas I had, like around my dark circles.
Finally, she applied a treatment cocktail on my skin and massaged the face to seal everything in. It was indeed a pampering experience I had never dreamed of having; my skin and body felt rejuvenated, and my cluttered mind was no longer. My skin was also glowing, and it felt plump, soft and hydrated.
If you’ve never treated yourself to a premium facial treatment like this, you need to do so soon. It’s definitely worth the investment, and even though the facial treatment only lasted for an hour, it sure did feel like I had a relaxing getaway somewhere else. I was revived and reenergised, in a really, really good way.
The Tri-Active Whitening Activator Facial from Clarins costs RM290 for a 60 minute session. For more details on other treatments available from Clarins or to check out other Clarins Skin Spa locations, visit Clarins Malaysia official website.