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Here’s something that we can’t do by ourselves at home, even if we have the best skincare routine: a good extraction facial that removes all the gunk that is congesting our pores. Clearing our pores of whiteheads and blackheads isn’t just a great way at preventing the occurrence of acne, but is also what we need if we want brighter, more radiant-looking skin.

If you’re looking for a good extraction facial to try, here are 25 of the best ones in town that you can consider.

Psst…check out Salon Finder for best deals on extraction facials! Scroll to the end of the article for quick links to the featured salons’ websites and deal pages.

J Studios

Best Extraction Facial Singapore J Studios

J Studios offers these specialised treatments to clear your pores for a better and healthier complexion:

Address: 31 Haji Lane, Singapore 189224
Contact: 9182 8565
Opening Hours:
11am to 10pm (Mon to Sun)
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Crystal de France (Get S$30 savings on Salon Finder)

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Yet another fuss-free option for acne-prone skin, Crystal de France’s Acne Facial Treatment combines extraction, a sea salt treatment plus healing mask to clear breakouts and calm redness so that you’ll walk out with a clearer complexion.

The 60-minute treatment is now at S$48 instead of S$78, book on Salon Finder to enjoy S$30 off!

Address: 1 Coleman Street, #03-39, The Adelphi, Singapore 179803
Contact: 6334 3542
Opening hours: 10am to 7pm (Mon to Fri) | 10am to 6pm (Sat) | Closed on Sundays and public holidays
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Celmonze The Signature (Get 37% off!)

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Celmonze’s Deep Purifying Facial is a total refreshing facial that thoroughly cleanses, detoxifies, and brings instant radiance to the skin. It unclogs pores and enhances blood circulation for better absorption of nutrients to achieve a more refined look as well. The 60-minute treatment is now going for only S$68 instead of S$108 – book now on Salon Finder to enjoy 37% savings!

Address: Find the full list of locations on the website
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Amber Beila (Save more than S$200 with Salon Finder!)

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Amber Beila’s Exfoliation Facial is perfect for sensitive skin that requires ultra gentle handling. Their process includes gentle exfoliation to unclog pores and remove dirt and sebum, while reducing fine lines and wrinkles at the same time. The 75-minute treatment is now available at only S$78 instead of S$317 on Salon Finder – that’s 75% off original price!

Address: 1 Raffles Place, #05-19A, Singapore 048616 |
14 Chun Tin Road, Singapore 599601
Contact: 6532 2668 (Raffles Place), 6365 2668 (Beauty World)
Opening hours:

  • Raffles Place: 11am – 9pm (Mon to Fri) | 10am – 7pm (Sat) | Closed on Sundays
  • Beauty World: 11am – 9pm (Mon to Fri) | 10am – 7pm (Sat & Sun)

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Meroskin (Save up to 65% on Salon Finder!)

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Meroskin offers these two treatment deals for better and clearer skin on Salon Finder:

Address: 10 Anson Road, #03-34/35, International Plaza, Singapore 079903
Contact: 6223 4135, 8691 9933 (WhatsApp only)
Opening hours: 11am – 9pm (Mon to Fri) | 10am – 6pm (Sat) | Closed on Sundays & public holidays
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Absolute Skin (Get up to 75% off!)

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Absolute Skin has a 4.6-star rating on Facebook, which tells you how satisfied their customers are. Most reviewers are happy with the results that they see after going for treatments at Absolute Skin.

Many attested that their skin problems were resolved from the customised treatments and advice from the therapists and others say that they love how there is no hard-selling and that the staff are friendly and professional.

For a good extraction facial, consider their Signature Deep Pore Cleansing treatment. This uses the Biomaster cleansing machine as an extraction tool to remove both superficial and deep whiteheads and blackheads. Besides improving breakouts, this facial treatment can also improve roughness, dullness, and overall skin quality.

The Signature Deep Pore Cleansing treatment is priced at S$128 and can be booked on Salon Finder for easy convenience.

In addition, you can try Absolute Skin’s Jet Peeling Facial Treatment if you want an efficient facial that clears your pores of dirt and impurities. The high pressure from their jets improves the appearance and texture of your skin painlessly. This 60-minute treatment is now going for only S$98 instead of S$388 on Salon Finder – that’s almost 75% savings!

Address: 360 Orchard Road, #03-01/04, International Building, Singapore 238869
Opening hours: 11am – 8.30pm (Mon to Fri) | 10.30am – 7.30pm (Sat) | Closed on Sundays
Contact details: 6735 3608
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Spacio TCM (Best deal alert!)

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In addition to treating acne, pigmentation, and ageing with the use of facial steaming, extractions, and a customised face mask, Spacio TCM’s Power 10 Facial also comes with complimentary eyebrow shaping plus neck and shoulder massage – how pampering!

If you’re looking for huge savings, you’ve come to the right place. That’s because the 60-minute treatment is now priced at only S$29.96 instead of S$243.96! Book on Salon Finder to enjoy up to 88% savings!

Address: Find the full list of locations on the website
Contact: 6254 6711 (HQ)
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Reviewer: Vivian Yeong

Improper extraction techniques can cause scarring and other undesirable outcomes, which is why Porcelain prides itself on the fact that extraction facials are only performed by therapists who have honed their skills over a compulsory six-month training period. Each therapist is personally trained by Porcelain’s co-founder, Jenny Teng, to ensure they are using the right angle, technique and pressure in order to reduce scarring.

I heard that Quintessential Facial Treatment is Porcelain’s signature, award-winning bespoke extraction facial that is designed for severely congested and acne-prone skin. Many people have raved about getting brighter skin with reduced acne and less congested pores, so I was curious to see how well it would work for me.

The interior of the place made a very good impression on me – it looked very professional, without losing any of the comfortable elements that would put customers at ease.

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Before proceeding with the facial treatment, a thorough skin assessment was carried out in a consultation room so that my therapist could better understand my current skin condition and needs. This was the most detailed analysis that I have undergone at any facial place, and I was quite shocked that they could even pick out all the clogged pores and bacterial acne that I myself had never noticed before!

Skin Analysis Conducted At Porcelain

Skin analysis conducted at Porcelain

After identifying my skin type (combination-oily) and current issues (clogged pores, dehydration, and bacterial acne), I was ushered into the treatment room to carry out the Quintessential facial.

My skin was first double-cleansed and exfoliated – I was told that this would allow the full benefit of the treatment to penetrate the deeper layers of skin to restore skin’s equilibrium.

The next step was the full-face extraction to de-congest and clear clogged pores. This step took up the bulk of the treatment, where my therapist spent time carefully picking out the gunk and pus from my pores and existing acne spots.

The extraction was far from painless – in fact, I would honestly say that this was one of the most intense extractions that I have ever experienced. However, the truth is that a painless extraction does not necessarily mean that it is good, as it could just mean that the therapist only did a superficial extraction that did not clear all the gunk from your pores.

Hence, even though the extraction process was very painful, I was quite impressed because it showed that Porcelain indeed focused on deep cleansing.

I could tell that my therapist did not miss a single clogged pore on my face, and I could see that my pores were absolutely clean by the end of the treatment – something I had not seen from my previous extraction experiences!

Porcelain’s extraction was definitely much more thorough in comparison to other facial places that did only the bare minimum, which is also why this extraction step is also much lengthier in comparison (about an hour).

Depending on your skin type, a custom-blended mask is then concocted and applied at the end of the treatment to target specific concerns of each individual. After this step, the therapist will end off by applying a moisturiser and sunscreen (you can opt not to have this step).

Before I went for this facial treatment, I struggled quite a bit with clogged pores, blackheads, acne, and some acne marks, mostly due to the fact that I had just returned from a harsh winter climate.

Although my skin did look quite red and bumpy right after the Quintessential Facial Treatment, my therapist actually gave me very good advice on how to speed up the recovery process (avoiding seafood for a few days), as well as skincare tips for my blemished skin (using products with lower SPF because they are less oily, making sure I stay hydrated). I was also given a complimentary Porcelain’s Soothe Aloe Vera Gel to apply on my face religiously over the next couple of days, which definitely helped to calm those red patches much faster than I initially feared!

I started seeing a much brighter skin tone the day after, while the clear and smooth skin came about four to five days later. I was really surprised to see that my skin already looked so much better after just one facial session! I’ve also never received so many compliments on my skin after a facial treatment before – even my family and friends were impressed because they have never seen me with such good skin before.

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This facial treatment requires a certain level of pain tolerance in order to see the extraction through, as well as some patience (and diligent effort!), but I promise that you’ll definitely be extremely satisfied with your upcoming good skin days.

Note: After the extraction is completed, you may also be recommended to follow up with other treatments in order to make sure that your skin recovers well. Due to the fact that I had very clogged pores and bacterial acne, I followed up with an Intense Pulse Light (IPL) and Sun Rescue Facial Treatment – the former helped to sanitise my skin with LED therapy, while the latter soothed my dehydrated skin with a combination of oxygen and cryo therapies.

The 120-minute facial is currently priced at S$425.86, with an extra 15-minute treatment that includes either additional extraction time or equipment facial. Book now on Salon Finder for easy convenience.

Address: 290 Orchard Road, #04-48, The Paragon, Singapore 238859 |
7 Wallich Street, #01-02, Guoco Tower, Singapore 078884 |
15 Cantonment Road, Singapore 089739
Contact: 6227 9692 (general hotline), 9721 1008 (WhatsApp only) or book online here
Opening hours: See the full list of opening hours on the website
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Glomax Aesthetics (Enjoy S$30 on Salon Finder)

Best Extraction Facial Singapore Glomax Aesthetics

Their best anti-acne treatment, the Intensive Acne Medic Treatment uses the popular double cleansing method, extractions, light technology and a customised face mask to treat inflammatory acne, improve facial scarring, and reveal a clear complexion.

Save S$30 and pay only S$120 (U.P. S$150) when you book the 90-minute treatment via Salon Finder.

Address: 12 Eu Tong Sen Street, #06-168, Soho 2, Singapore 059819
Contact: 6225 5193, 9459 0795
Opening hours: 10am – 8.30pm (Mon to Fri) | 10am to 5pm (Sat & Sun)
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The Spa-Lon

Reviewer: Eli Alias

If you take a look at The Spa-Lon’s Facebook page, you’d notice that it has very favourable reviews. Given 4.7 out of 5 stars by reviewers, The Spa-Lon is clearly a salon that is well-loved by its customers. This is why I was excited to visit them.

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Upon entry at The Spa-Lon, I was welcomed with warm greetings and directed to the consultation room. I was introduced to the Senior therapist, Irene. A skin analysis was conducted to measure my skin’s moisture level, texture, elasticity, and exposure to UV light. I learnt that I have sensitive skin that is oily, especially around the cheeks and T-zone. My skin is prone to breakouts too.

Based on my skin’s condition, Irene recommended the 90-minute Marine Breeze Pollution Shield with ATP-38 Lightwave treatment, an extraction facial that is suitable for unclogging pores and revitalising skin.

I was told that this treatment helps regulate sebum, brighten the appearance of complexion, deep cleanse, detoxify, and purify skin. The ATP-38 Lightwave treatment aids in collagen production and regulates melanin level, resulting in a more radiant-looking complexion.

The products used are from Phytomer, a brand that’s backed by marine biotechnologies. For the last five decades, they have been creating high-quality products, using active ingredients that can be harvested responsibly from the sea.

After gentle cleansing, Irene applied the Phytomer Enzymatic Exfoliant all over my face. Unlike certain exfoliants that contain granules that can be harsh on skin, this uses enzymes to gently exfoliate skin, which was perfect for my sensitive skin. This step helped remove dead skin cells and refined skin texture for better absorption of treatment products.

The spa experience is further elevated when Irene placed the Back Rebalancing Self-Heating Mask under my back. This warms up the back muscles and has a detoxification effect. It felt divine and I’m sure you’ll appreciate it most if you suffer from stiff back or back aches.

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Application of the Pure Pore Heating Mask

Irene continued by slathering the Pure Pore Heating Mask all over my face. Targeted to deep cleanse while absorbing toxins from skin, this heated mask dried down eventually and helped prep for the next step: extraction.

Extraction was focused mainly around my T-zone, where I suffered from blackheads and whiteheads. These were extracted meticulously and I did not feel any pain at all!

Subsequently, Irene applied the alcohol-free Eau Marine Lotion, Oligoforce Purifying Enforcement Serum, and Soufflé Marine Energizing Oxygenating Serum onto my skin. These were coupled with massages that were done with the right pressure. These steps help calm and relax skin while enhancing the efficacy of the facial.

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The ATP-38 Lightwave Treatment is at the heart of this facial

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Then, Irene prepared the equipment for the ATP-38 Lightwave Treatment, which was the star of the show. This device uses special ‘cold lights’ developed by NASA that does not generate any heat. Photo Stimulation (aka Phototherapy) is a non-aggressive treatment that exposes skin to different wavelengths of light, intensity, and pulsations based on your specific skin needs. The ATP-38 is unique because of its use of Photo Rejuvenation technology that helps align the LED lights produced for deeper penetration into the skin. In the long run, it is proven that this helps boost cellular activity as it helps skin repair itself better, which in turn improves skin condition.

For me, the Anti-Inflammatory and Deep Cell Repair option was chosen. A pair of goggles was put on me for eye protection during this entire process.

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Applying the Oligopur Mask

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Finally the cooling Oligopur Mask was applied above a facial gauze to help soothe and hydrate skin while refining the pores. Hydrating Matte Cream and Sunblock were applied right at the end to complete the treatment.

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Stepping out of the treatment room and back into the consultation room, I definitely noticed a difference in my skin. It looked brighter, smoother, and I was glad that despite it being an extraction facial, I didn’t experience much redness. I left The Spa-Lon feeling rejuvenated and confident in my own skin!

The effects don’t just show up instantly. Three days after the treatment, I noticed that the acne scars around my chin and jawline became less visible than before. Yes, this is certainly one of the best extraction facials around that you should try!

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8 Medi Aesthetics (Amazing deal alert!)

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At 8 Medi Aesthetics, all facial treatments are designed by skin doctors so you can trust that your troubled skin will be well tended to here and see positive results with regular maintenance.

Their Deep Cleansing Nano Pore Face Therapy offers skin a thorough do-over with a combination of machine-based and manual extraction to get rid of zits, then helps reboot skin with antioxidant protection and hydrating goodness for a clear, lit-from-within complexion.

Now for the good news: the 60-minute treatment is now priced at only S$35 instead of S$300! Book on Salon Finder to enjoy the 88% discount!

Address: Find the full list of locations on the website
Contact: 3157 5947, 9151 9017 (Whatsapp/SMS)
Opening Hours: Varies for each location, please call or WhatsApp to enquire
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The Face Place

Reviewer: Kelly Ang

Stepping into The Face Place, I was greeted by the beautiful view of the Singapore River from the 12th floor. The spa was drenched with natural sunlight, which made me feel lighthearted and free upon stepping in!

It’s been described as a private loft retreat in the heart of the CBD, and I was really looking forward to a relaxing session with all the benefits of a skillfully delivered facial massage.

My beauty therapist for the session welcomed me with so much warmth, I was pretty sure she was smiling behind her mask. The loft is private and allows a maximum of only three people to be there at any point in time.

Considering that we live in a time of COVID-19, the donning of a mask by the therapist and the assurance that at any one point in time, only three people including myself will be within the same space are certainly welcoming sights.

I was offered a steaming hot drink that eased me into the treatment.

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A tranquil loft style retreat overlooking the Singapore River

After changing out of my clothes, I traipsed up the stairs to the loft-style spa and lay down, all ready to sink into the bed and let my therapist massage my cares and lines away with her speciality gua sha and bojin techniques.

She patiently explained every step of my treatment to me, meticulously listing out each step she was going to perform so I can understand what I would be going through.

What makes it one of the best brightening facials

I tried the Ritual Face Spa, which promises to help drain the fluids from my face, leaving a noticeably slimmer and brighter face. The highlights of the treatment were the gua sha and bojin facial massage, as well as the high-frequency treatment and RF therapy.

As my face was prepped with a double cleanse and exfoliation with a pomegranate rose scrub to remove the top level of dead skin cells, my therapist analysed my skin and determined that I had some fine lines under my eyes and a massive blackhead infestation on my nose.

She also astutely deduced that I tend to hold my shoulders tight, which explains the lines on my neck and shoulders. Wow.

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My face was getting steamed with emollients before the extraction began

A steam extraction with a Vitamin A and Vitamin D emollient was done to open up the pores and remove all the dirt from my face.

I’m not going to sugarcoat it, blackhead extractions are my least favourite part of every facial. But, in the name of beauty, I have always been willing to go through with it.

The therapist did a fabulous job with the extraction, taking care to gently yet thoroughly extract all my blackheads and zits bar none.

I especially have to mention that I had a problematic zit that had been there for more than a week, and Sandra was very careful in helping me extract the gunk from inside.

She then moved on to do a rose clay mask to absorb the impurities and brighten my complexion. It felt SO GOOD – wonderfully soothing and beautifully scented, it was just the thing my face needed after the rigour of the extraction!

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Up next was a high-frequency wand treatment, to help treat and prevent stubborn acne, shrink enlarged pores, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, de-congest puffy eyes, and lighten dark eye circles.

It was slightly tingly due to the mild electric current being discharged onto my skin, but I was quite unperturbed.

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Catching a few minutes of respite while the peppermint rubber mask dried on my face

I was then treated to a soothing peppermint and chamomile rubber mask, which reduces inflammation and hydrates the skin.

While the mask was drying, the therapist gave me a gentle lymphatic drainage massage on the neck and shoulders, which she said would help flush out toxins. She said that I could even do it at home and I’ve been doing it nightly since then myself.

To further hydrate and brighten my face, a pressurised oxygen jet was used to disperse hyaluronic serum and rose hydrosol all over my face. It felt cool and soothing, and at this point I was ready to doze off!

I didn’t though, because the next step of this wonderfully pampering treatment was something I had been eagerly waiting for since the start of the session: the gua sha and bojin massage.

Now, I am a HUGE fan of gua sha on my back; I particularly love this Traditional Chinese Medicine practice for its ability to relieve muscular and nerve aches and pains on my back.

The therapist explained that the gua sha and bojin she performs on my face will not leave those distinctive deep plum marks we typically see at TCM treatments on the body – to my relief.

It would be more akin to gentle strokes, to unblock passages of the meridian points and drain lymph nodes of their toxins.

The Face Place Gua Sha Tool

The rose quartz gua sha tool helps unblock passages of the meridian points and drain lymph nodes of their toxins

Wielding a pretty rose quartz gua sha tool, my therapist got right to work performing the gua sha, explaining what she was doing as she gently felt for any tell-tale knots which would signify a lymph node that needed draining.

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Bojin on my undereye area and neck

She then deftly massaged my eye area using the bojin technique, which she explained would help promote lymphatic circulation under my eyes. This would help reduce my dark eye circles, puffiness, and fine undereye lines. Bojin was also done to my neck and shoulders, to gently drain the lymph nodes there.

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Microcurrent treatment in progress – my facial muscles were twitching with each light touch!

By this time, I’d been lying on the bed for almost two hours but it honestly didn’t feel that 120 minutes had passed – I was really enjoying the treatment!

However, the next step – the Microcurrent treatment – jolted me right out of my semi-drowsy state. It felt like little ant bites on my face, which Sandra helped to calibrate so that the stinging would be at a comfortable level for me. This step uses low-voltage electricity to stimulate cell and collagen redevelopment on the face, as well as tighten facial muscles.

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The cold ball felt so soothing on my face, I didn’t want this step of the facial to end

To end the session off, my therapist performed a cryo-electorporation treatment to cool my skin down to approximately 15 degrees Celsius, to help further minimise pores and inflammation.

This felt like the perfect touch at this stage, after coming out from the Microcurrent treatment. Sunblock and a luxurious-feeling lip mask were also excellent final touches.

Did I love the treatment? It’s a resounding YES.

Result of brightening facial at The Face Place

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My face felt noticeably lighter and slimmer right after the session, albeit with the popped zit at the nose. Upon closer inspection, the fine lines under my eyes seem to have gone away, even! Of course, my nose was squeaky clean with the eradication of the blackheads.

About one week on, my face still feels bouncy and hydrated and guys, the zit is gone now! The fine lines are still markedly reduced and my face is still slimmer (my husband keeps asking me if I’ve lost weight!)

I’ll be back for more gua sha and bojin, as well as the high-frequency light therapy treatment which really made my skin look radiant and feel younger almost immediately.

Consider me a fan of this treatment!

Address: 8 Eu Tong Sen Street, #12-83, Clarke Quay The Central, Singapore 059818
Contact: 8233 1723, [email protected] or book online here
Opening hours: 12pm – 9pm (Mon to Sat) | 11am – 5pm (Sun)
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Face Shower Bar [Temporarily closed until further notice]

Reviewer: Grace Ang

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Face Shower Bar is the first “dry bar of facials” in Singapore that offers fast, customised, affordable facials for modern women who have little time to maintain a healthy skincare routine. They billed itself as the new facial bar that give you the clearest skin of your life in 30 minutes flat.

I found out that Face Shower Bar was opened by Ikeda Spa, a very reputable Japanese spa brand, and furthermore, I had never heard of a ‘facial dry bar’ before, so I was very excited to see what was in it for me.

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Face Shower Bar, opened by Ikeda Spa, is located at CityLink Mall, only about 5 minutes’ walk away from City Hall MRT towards Marina Square exit. It’s just a few units down from Sushi Express, and trust me when I say that you won’t miss it!

As the first facial dry bar in Singapore, they advocate a fuss-free experience, so customers are attended to on a first-come-first-serve basis. This means you don’t have to worry about planning your facials ahead, simply walk in whenever you feel like you need a quick pick-me-up!

When you get there, the first thing you should do is get a queue number at their ticket kiosks. After that, you can either proceed to the dressing table to remove your makeup in preparation for your facial, or simply kick back and relax in their lounge area.

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Face Shower Bar’s signature facial is called the Quick Shower Facial and it includes a customised exfoliation process using hydra-dermabrasion (which is usually an expensive add-on in other facial places). Face Shower Bar is offering this facial at a great price of S$48 for first-timers (usual price S$90)! You can also opt for other add-ons like their Quick Shower Boosters, which includes the latest trending modelling mask to RF V Contour Lift, with prices ranging from S$40 to S$70.

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A questionnaire application so that their beauty advisors can customise your facial to address your skin concerns

Using an iPad, I answered 10 questions which were similar to what a dermatologist would ask during an in-person visit. In fact, they were written with help by an expert real dermatologist.

The questions allowed my beauty advisor Elaine to make very specific customisation to my facial to address my skin concerns. Elaine then gave me a quick rundown on the steps that I’d be undergoing and why this was suitable for my skin concerns.

Elaine used the hydra-dermabrasion machine on my face, along with a set of three patented skin solutions called DermaSOS. Each solution have different functions:

  • DermaSoften-1: It first dissolves impurities and soften dead skin cells with a gentle vortex liquid wash.
  • DermaOpen-2: It then opens up the pores and unclog blackheads with painless suction.
  • DermaSoothe-3: Soothes irritated skin and revives dry, dehydrated patches with a cocktail of calming solution through vortex infusion.

My skin was first cleansed, just to make sure that all the makeup residue on my face had been removed. She then followed with a really soothing lymphatic face massage which I enjoyed a lot.

Next, the hydra-dermabrasion machine was used to thoroughly cleanse and exfoliate the skin. This step is similar to an extraction, but instead of manually picking out gunk, it uses technology to do so. It removes dead skin and blackheads too! Do not be alarmed if your skin looks red at first; the redness subsides very quickly with the help of a soothing lotion which is later massaged into the skin.

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The fourth and optional step was the Quick Shower Boosters. I have combination skin, and clusters of acne that are still active, so I opted for the Charcoal Modelling Mask for its purifying and balancing effects.

“I always tell my clients this isn’t a quick fix”, Elaine warned me. “We’re giving your skin a really deep, professional clean. We’re getting rid of makeup residue, dirt buildup from pollution, dead-skin cells, and letting your skin rejuvenate at a much faster level, but it’s not a one time thing.”

As she explained it, one treatment is basically like washing a week’s worth of buildup. It will make your skin look better, but it won’t be a permanent solution.

“You can’t go to the gym once and expect to lose weight in one session,” she said. “This is the same thing.”

The Quick Facial Shower facials are gentle enough that you could do it as frequently as every other day. At S$48, you could do four sessions of the Quick Shower Facial for the price of one regular facial too! I was so excited to know that busy, working adults had an option like this now in Singapore.

Busy, working adults looking for a quick “perk-me-up” will definitely be pleased at how seamless and efficient the service is at Face Shower Bar. They work efficiently, and without compromising on the quality of the facial experience.

For returning customers, you only need your mobile number to access your facial and skin improvement track records via tablets in stores or on their website. This will greatly assist in speeding up the facial process, so you can really just pop in and out to get a once-over!

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After the treatment, my skin looked and felt good enough for me to head back to work. It was not too red, and I noticed that it had a nice glow to it. One thing’s for sure, it was totally painless and I did not experience any downtime. Moreover, Face Shower Bar gave me a great opportunity to catch up on some sleep while getting my facial done.

For a relatively short 45-minute affair, my skin was feeling much smoother and cleaner after the treatment. I would definitely be willing to sacrifice my lunch break for this quickie facial once a month!

There are also other options for you to consider: try Face Shower Bar’s Hydra Cleanse Facial for Clogged Pores with a Charcoal Mask for only S$85.60(U.P. S$171.20), or the Hydra Cleanse Facial for Acne Skin with Microcurrent and Charcoal Mask to remove acne-causing bacteria for only S$105.93 (U.P. S$246.10).

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Address: 1 Raffles Link, #B1-17A, Citylink Mall, Singapore 039393
Contact: 6222 8080, email [email protected] or book online here
Opening hours: 11am – 9.30pm (Mon to Sun)
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Bud Cosmetics

Best Extraction Facial Singapore Bud Cosmetics

While there are three Bud Cosmetics outlets island-wide, the brand offers facial and body treatments at its Mandarin Gallery outlet only

The Organic Detox Facial by Bud Cosmetics is the perfect choice for you if your skin is stressed out by the pollution in the air (whose isn’t?) or just have oily, acne prone skin, as they use New Zealand’s famed Halloysite Clay to unclog pores, leaving skin clear and well-balanced while antimicrobial active Manuka honey helps cleanse and heal for skin nourishment and repair. 

The 75-minute treatment is priced at S$118 and can be booked via Salon Finder for easy convenience.

Address: 333A Orchard Road, #03-32, Mandarin Gallery, Singapore 238897
Contact: 6733 5782
Opening hours: 11am – 8.30pm (Tue to Sun) | Closed on Mondays
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Pure Tincture Organic Beauty

Best Extraction Facial Singapore Pure Tincture Organic Beauty

Pure Tincture Organic Beauty salon offers two de-congesting facials to unclog pores:

Address: 1 Coleman Street, #02-35, The Adelphi, Singapore 179803
Contact: 9857 7859
Opening hours: 11am to 8pm (Mon to Fri) | 11am to 6:30pm (Sat) | Closed on Sundays and public holidays
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Skin Lab 360

Skinlab360 Porerefinefacial

Skin Lab 360’s Pore & Refine Facial is a quick, fuss-free option that mainly features a potent anti-acne mask to fight breakouts, with an optional brow trim.

Book the 50-minute treatment (S$69) on Salon Finder for easy convenience.

Address: 1 Jalan Anak Bukit, #B1-14, Bukit Timah Plaza, Singapore 588996
Contact: 6466 3193
Opening hours: 10am to 8pm (Mon to Fri) | 10am to 5pm (Sat & Sun)

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Phillip Wain


Phillip Wain Interior

For a truly luxurious experience, hit up none other than Phillip Wain! Located at the glitzy Orchard district, Phillip Wain’s is the perfect pit stop when your soles are begging for a break.

The hour-long Icy Tranquilizing Facial session (atop a heated bed, no less!) helps you achieve the clear and healthy skin of your dreams, with deep cleansing, gentle exfoliation and extraction to draw out impurities deep in your pores.

Then, your skin will be treated to a soothing massage using a cold combination of cryo balls and a booster gel to boost supply of oxygen and nutrients to your skin.

What’s more, your skin will be assessed upon your first visit by trained professionals so the facial can be customised to suit your skin’s actual needs! Try skin-refreshing Icy Tranquilizing Facial for S$200 on Salon Finder.

Address: 333 Orchard Road, #07-00, Mandarin Orchard, Singapore 238867
Contact: 6250 0100 and quote “Daily Vanity” when making an appointment
Opening hours:  10am – 10pm (Mon to Fri) | 10am – 8pm (Sat) | 10am – 6pm (Sun) | 10am – 7pm (PH)
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Caring Skin

Caring Skin A+ Hydrogen Treatment Store

An expert in treating sensitive skin and acne, Caring Skin is known for its signature painless extractions that promise minimal downtime. This gentle feature is what catapulted the facial spa into mainstream popularity. It’s no surprise that their effective facials have garnered countless five-star reviews on Google and Facebook too.

If you’re looking for an effective facial to de-congest and brighten your skin, try Caring Skin’s A+ Hydrogen Treatment. This non-invasive skin resurfacing treatment uses Hydrogen and Plasma Ions to slough off dead skin and reduce blackheads. It’s suitable for all skin types, even acne-prone and sensitive skin. You’ll be pleased to know that this treatment won Best Detoxifying Facial in our recent Daily Vanity Spa & Hair Awards!

A+ Hydrogen Treatment

After a double cleanse, your aesthetician will apply AHA and BHA to exfoliate your skin. Plasma Ions or Hydrogen will then be applied to remove dead skin and blackheads to cleanse your pores thoroughly. Your aesthetician will then perform Caring Skin’s signature painless extraction, which is ideal for those who have sensitive skin or a lower pain threshold.

A hydrogel will then be applied on your skin. It contains active ingredients that will infuse your skin with moisture and nutrition. Then, a moisturising and soothing booster serum will be applied using a cryogenic activator to boost circulation and enhance skin absorption. Your treatment will end off with a customised mask infused with rose or chamomile.

The facial will also utilise other active ingredients such as lactobacillus, niacinamide, aloe vera and adenosine to strengthen, soothe, brighten, and revitalise your skin. After one session, you’ll notice visibly clearer, brighter, and plumped-up skin.

Caring Skin A+ Hydrogen Treatment Before After

If you’re interested in trying out this facial, we’ve got some good news to share. You can now enjoy the A+ Hydrogen Treatment at just S$96 (before GST, U.P. S$350). Click here to sign up!

Address: 205 Hougang Street 21, #03-10, Kovan Heartland Mall, Singapore 530205 |
360 Orchard Road, #07-07A, International Building, Singapore 238869 |
799 New Upper Changi Road, #03-25/26, Bedok Point, Singapore 467351 |
391B Orchard Road, #05-22, Ngee Ann City, Singapore 238873
Contact: Call the following contact numbers to make an appointment or fill in the contact form on the website

  • 6242 3668 (Kovan)
  • 6737 7797 (International Building)
  • 6241 1711 (Bedok Point)
  • 6235 3551 (Ngee Ann City)

Opening hours: 11am – 9pm (Mon to Fri) | 10am – 8pm (Sat, Sun & PH)

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Ceramique Aesthetics

Reviewer: Franchesca

Who knew there’d be a tranquil haven right in the middle of town?

Located in the bustling heart of Orchard lies a quaint and minimalist salon that welcomes you with such warmth and calm. Ceramique Aesthetics is a specialist salon that provides tailor-made skin treatments, on top of hair removal sessions and body therapy. They also have another branch in Chinatown.

Ceramique Aesthetics promises their customers a relaxing experience and instantly glowing, radiant skin. And let me tell you, that’s just what I got!

I went in for the Anti-Imperfect Extraction Facial, which treats acne, blackheads, clogged pores and skin inflammation. The entire session lasted for approximately 90 minutes but can vary depending on the extraction process.

The session left me feeling rejuvenated and fresh. While 120 minutes seem like a long time, that time just passes by once you start your session. You’ll definitely wish it was longer; I know I did.

Best Extraction Facial Ceramique Aesthetics Consultation

Skin analysis and consultation at Ceramique Aesthetics

My session started with an in-depth consultation with the consultant. She gave me a quick skin assessment and meticulously explained the treatment and its steps. She walked me through what each step was meant to do and what products would be used. Unlike many other facial treatments out there, Ceramique uses organic products from France, a brand that specialises in organic skincare. So, you can rest assured knowing that there aren’t any harmful chemicals touching your skin.

After the consultation, it was time to finally start the facial. It began with a lymphatic face and shoulder massage that will relax your body and mind. In an instant, you’ll be transported into a calm space and forget that you’re right in the middle of bustling Orchard.

Next came a double cleanse that cleansed away impurities while still leaving your skin supple and soft. This was followed by a balancing solution which purified my skin and helped reduced any inflammation.

After that, it was time to exfoliate. If you have sensitive skin like me, exfoliating can be quite daunting, but as I mentioned earlier, Ceramique uses organic products for this Anti-Imperfect Extraction Facial. On top of that, their beauticians are all highly trained and have years of experience in treating an array of skin conditions. So, even with the potential harshness of exfoliating, my skin still felt healthy and clean.

Best Extraction Facial Ceramique Aesthetics Process 1

Extraction process at Ceramique Aesthetics

Then, came the ‘hard’ part. If you have ever had an extraction facial before, you know that it can be very far from relaxing. It can hurt and even make you shed a tear or two. But at Ceramique, they use a new extraction technique which is much more detailed than traditional extraction processes. It was a lot less painful than any other extraction I’d had before. Beyond that, my beautician also made sure to slow her pace whenever I felt any sort of pain.

Best Extraction Facial Ceramique Aesthetics Process 2

After the extraction, it was time for an antiseptic application which purified and cleansed the skin. It also helped stimulate the skin to protect from any future spots and pimples. There was a slight tingling sensation during this step, but it wasn’t too bad to handle.

Next came another lymphatic massage, followed by a mask, which helped control sebum production, as well as lock in all the goodness from the previous steps.

Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end, and my facial treatment was finished off with a hydrating cream that kept sebum at bay. The cream was rich in essential oils which helped refine and tighten pores and smooth skin texture.

After the treatment, I instantly noticed how radiant my skin looked. My skin looked brighter, more supple and less oily. I even noticed that a lot of my acne pigmentation had lightened. Also, usually after an extraction facial, I would expect my skin to look red, but this time it wasn’t. It was all probably due to Ceramique’s unique extraction technique.

Best Extraction Facial Ceramique Aesthetics Left

Best Extraction Facial Ceramique Aesthetics Right

To continue the amazing effects of my treatment, I was given a few product testers to try at home. Over the next few days, I definitely noticed my skin looking brighter and a lot healthier. I also had no new breakouts, which was truly impressive.

The whole experience was absolutely fantastic, from the top-notch service to the immaculate décor. And of course, the facial. It’s just what you need if you’re looking to give your skin some TLC.

Get the first trial of the Anti-Imperfect Extraction Facial at S$98 (U.P. S$288). For more information on all of their services, visit Ceramique Aesthetics’ website or Facebook page.

Another deal that you shouldn’t pass up? It’s the Cell Rebirth Micro Needling Facial by Ceramique Aesthetics, which recently scored the Best Micro-needling Facial award in Daily Vanity Spa & Hair Awards 2020, that’s now going for just S$98 instead of S$188! This special promotion is only applicable to first-time customers, and you redeem it by clicking on this link.

Address: 235A/237A New Bridge Road, Singapore 059436 |
181 Orchard Road, #03-13/14, Orchard Central, Singapore 238896

  • Chinatown: 6222 0938, 6222 0208, 9637 6557 (click to send a WhatsApp message)
  • Orchard Central: 6509 0632, 9152 9909 (click to send a WhatsApp message)

Opening hours:

  • Chinatown: 11.30am – 8.30pm (Mon to Fri) | 10.30am – 7pm (Sat, Sun & PH)
  • Orchard Central: 11am – 9pm (Mon to Fri) | 10.30am – 7pm (Sat, Sun & PH)

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Kelyn Esther (Save S$60 on Salon Finder!)

Best Extraction Facial Singapore Kelyn Esther

At Kelyn Esther, opt for the Clarifying Dead Sea Mud Facial, which deep cleanses clogged pores, whiteheads, and blackheads with the use of dead sea mud masks that can help reduce dirt, toxins, and sebum while restoring skin elasticity.

The 60-minute treatment is now available at only S$59 instead of S$119 – book on Salon Finder to save 50% off!

Address: 269 Queen Street, #02-227, Singapore 180269
Contact: 9889 9449
Opening Hours: 11pm – 9pm (Tue to Fri) |  10am – 8pm (Sat & Sun) | Closed on Mondays, public holidays and alternate Sundays
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Skin Paradise

Reviewer: Aimee

Best Extraction Facial Skin Paradise Store

Skin Paradise is a relatively new player among aesthetic salons in Singapore, which might explain why there aren’t many reviews on their Facebook page yet. However, their original location in Johor Bahru has been around since 2003 attracting many loyal customers from both Malaysia and Singapore.

They are located on East Coast Road, a bit further away from the downtown area. However, that’s what gives the salon a quiet, peaceful feel even before you step foot inside, which you don’t really get with salons that are more centrally located.

Before the facial started, Michelle, my therapist for the day, analysed my skin to identify my skin type and skin concerns. As my skin is oily with a dry surface, Michelle recommended the Vanadium Titanium Microcrystalline treatment (VT treatment, in short) as it would help with hydrating and repairing my skin barrier so it could absorb and retain moisture better.

The treatment started with a double cleanse to remove all dirt and makeup residue from my face, followed by a bubble mask to cleanse my pores. I could feel a mild tingling sensation on my face as the tiny bubbles expanded and popped, which was actually quite fun.

Best Extraction Facial Skin Paradise Bubble Mask

Best Facial Extraction Skin Paradise Cleansing

The bubble mask helps with detoxifying and removing impurities from your pores

After the bubble mask came the extraction. Michelle told me that all facials at Skin Paradise comes with an extraction as they believe that only when your pores are clear can the skin absorb the products and the treatments be effective.

I told Michelle that this was my first time doing extraction, so she used a lighter hand at first to let me get used to the pain before slowly increasing the intensity. It was, as everyone else had warned me, indeed painful. However, when Michelle passed me the mirror to have a closer look at my pores, I could tell that they were a lot less congested and my skin had never felt so smooth.

Best Extraction Facial Skin Paradise Extraction

Next was the main part of the facial, the Vanadium Titanium Microcrystalline treatment. The name of the treatment comes from the device used: a needle-free injection instrument that uses magnetic energy to directly inject skincare products into the basal layer of the skin – the innermost layer of the epidermis. This allows nutrients and active ingredients to penetrate deeply into the skin and nourish it from within.

According to Michelle, the Vanadium Titanium Microcrystalline device will help improve the skin’s metabolism, which boosts cell renewal for brighter and firmer skin. It can also replenish moisture in the skin to plump up areas such as the cheeks.

As there are no needles involved, there was no bleeding or trauma caused to the skin. I didn’t feel anything as Michelle ran the instrument over my face twice, with two different serums.

Best Facial Extraction Skin Paradise Vt Treatment

The two serums used were customised depending on the customer’s skin needs. The ones used on me were packed with active ingredients such as anti-ageing Portulaca Oleracea Extract to fight against free radical damage, anti-inflammatory Taurine to soothe the skin, Nicotinamide – a form of vitamin B3 – to repair the skin’s barrier, and inhibit melanin production, and Sodium Hyaluronic to deeply hydration the skin.

Best Extraction Facial Skin Paradise Peptide Mask

The treatment ends with a peptide mask to seal off all the nutrients in the skin and provide the last boost of moisture and hydration.

I was also given two bottles of the two serums used during the Vanadium Titanium Microcrystalline treatment to use at home so that my skin can continues to be nourished even after the facial.

Best Extraction Facial Skin Paradise Before After

After the treatment, I was worried that my skin would be red and I wouldn’t be able to go out, but the redness wasn’t actually too noticeable. I also found that there was a glow to my skin and it felt more plump and well-moisturised.

Most of the redness and red marks from the extraction were gone the next day and I loved how smooth and plumped up my skin felt. I would definitely come back for future sessions!

Address: 134A East Coast Road, Singapore 428819
Contact: 6348 6058, 8799 5829
Opening hours: 10am – 7.30pm (Mon to Fri) | 10am – 7pm (Sat & Sun)
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Adonis Beauty (Enjoy more than 70% savings on Salon Finder!)

Best Extraction Facial Singapore Adonis Beauty

Who said facials had to be expensive? Adonis Beauty provides an affordable alternative to better skin that doesn’t compromise any of its quality.

Try their Signature Deep Cleansing Clarifying Facial with Light Infusion Ampoule Therapy and Vitamin Treatment at S$48 (U.P. S$180) with light infusion ampoule therapy for maximum absorption and a facial massage. They even throw in an eyebrow shaping service! The 90-minute treatment is now going for only S$48 instead of S$180 – book via Salon Finder to enjoy to enjoy the 73% discount!

Address: Find the full list of locations on the website
Contact: See the list of contact numbers on the website
Opening hours: Varies for each location, please call the respective outlets to enquire
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Theresa Body Skin Wellness (Enjoy 50% savings on Salon Finder!)

Best Extraction Facial Singapore Theresa Body Skin Wellness

If your skin is in need of SOS from the harsh pollution or drying air-conditioning, try the Acne MediPeel with Extraction at Theresa Body Skin Wellness. Using AHA and BHA to prep the skin as well as a salicylic azeliac peel for thorough exfoliation, the treatment comes with detailed comedone and blackhead extraction before repairing and soothing skin with cryo therapy, vitamin B serum, and clarifying mask.

The 90-minute treatment is now going for S$118 instead of S$238 on Salon Finder – that’s 50% savings!

Address: Find the full list of locations on the website
Contact: View the full list of contact numbers on the website
Opening hours: See the opening hours on the website
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Lavish Beauty

Best Extraction Facial Singapore Lavish Beauty

We have two Salon Finder deals from Lavish Beauty that promise to purify and clear skin:

Address: 10 Anson Road, #02-95, International Plaza, Singapore 079903
Contact: 8678 1342
Opening hours: 10am – 10pm (Mon to Sun)

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