Putting your best face forward takes just 90 minutes. Deborah Tan susses out Qi Mantra’s latest facial treatment – Miracle Facial.
You would normally associate Qi Mantra with massages. I certainly did. So when I received an email introducing a facial treatment at one of my all-time favorite massage joints, I was curious how it would work. Named Miracle Facial, this 90-minute treatment incorporates the latest in light therapy with a product called Miracle Cell to give your skin immediate firming, retexturizing and brightening results.
Instead of using IPL – intense pulsed light – to awaken your skin cells, VPL – variable pulsed light – is used. A more superior technology than IPL, VPL works by delivering a super fast pulse of light energy into the skin, setting in motion a process known as photo rejuvenation. Photo rejuvenation stimulates collagen production, helping skin become smoother, firmer and finer.
The VPL treatment is accompanied by the application of Miracle Cell, a product containing soy phyto placenta extract, which is bio-similar to human placenta. This is great if you are curious about the whole “placenta craze” but feel icky about using placentas of humans or animals anywhere near your skin.
The facial begins with cleansing your skin of any makeup and surface impurities using SCO Purifying Cleanser. The therapist then goes on to exfoliate your face with SCO Refining Face Scrub. Once your skin is cleared on all pore-clogging grime and dead skin cells, the VPL treatment begins. Like all light therapy, a layer of cold gel is applied to the skin. For a greater peace of mind, I would have preferred it if my therapist had given me tinted eye shades to place over my eyes. When the light was applied close to the nose, the blinding bright flash was, honestly, a bit scary. Maybe this is something Qi Mantra can take note of.
Once the VPL is over, the Miracle Cell therapy follows. The ampoules are applied using an acupressure point massage on the face, a lifting mask is then put over the face. While waiting for these products to work their magic, the therapist will give you a shoulder and a scalp massage – and coming from Qi Mantra, you can be assured that that will be awesome.
This is not a facial where you lie back, relax and get pampered from head to toe. The Miracle Facial is a functional 90-minute treatment that works great for those who are looking to “reawaken” their tired-looking skin just before an important event like a date or a wedding cocktail. What I liked most about it is that it has no down-time and you don’t have to shy away from public because of any post-facial redness. I returned to the office immediately after my treatment and my business partners commented on how I looked more refreshed and well-rested.
For women who go to facials more as a quick-fix than a maintenance, Miracle Facial is money well spent because you get that gratification of seeing immediate results.
Qi Mantra’s Miracle Facial is priced at $350 for 90 minutes. Find your nearest Qi Mantra outlet here.
Material World was invited to try Miracle Facial. All opinions are the author’s own. This review was neither paid for nor advised by Qi Mantra. Read our advertising policy here.
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