A Review Of My Anti-Aging Facial Treatment at JHGC

I went for an anti-aging facial treatment at JHGC recently. Called the IGF-1 Triple Effect Therapy, it’s a newly launched facial therapy from Japan.

JHGC is a well-known hair and facial treatment centre from Japan and they’ve got many outlets all over Tokyo and other Japanese cities.
This IGF-1 Triple Effect Therapy is supposed to 1) lift your face, 2) improve your skin condition and 3) relieve shoulder aches and headaches. As I suffer from chronic shoulder aches that lead to migraines, I was really looking forward to #3.
When I arrived at their outlet at Triple One Somerset, I was first met and greeted by their very friendly Japanese Salon Manager. How very authentic! After going through the usual facial treatment formalities and understanding what I was going to experience, I was ushered into the treatment room. I remember having a headache that day (from my shoulders) and I was really looking forward to relieve it during the treatment.

Step 01:
The therapist started the treatment with the massage right away (yay!). The massage is unlike any massages that I’ve ever had before. The therapist focused on relieving the muscles on my head and through it all, I felt a comfortable soreness and could literally feel the tension from my head and shoulders melt away.

Step 02:
Next, she removed my makeup, cleansed my face and applied the MT Exfoliator to exfoliate my skin. The exfoliator was extremely gentle and felt really soothing.

Step 03:
Then, she spread a Vitamin C Serum over my whole face and used the Agaia Plus device to shine a blue light over my face. This part of the treatment rejuvenates the skin and promotes cell reproduction in the skin. 

Step 04:

She massaged my face with lifting techniques after the Agaia Plus Treatment. I really like that this treatment combines human touch and technology.

Step 05:

Finally, a facial pack was applied to my face and the Agaia Blue LED light was shone on my face for about 10 minutes.


Before (with makeup)

After (without makeup)
What I first noticed immediately after the treatment was how soft my face felt and how much brighter my skin looked. It may not look like it in the ‘before’ picture as I had makeup on, but my skin was looking rather dull before the treatment. The therapist who worked on me (she’s got the best skin I’ve ever seen – poreless, clear and glowing!) remarked that after she removed my makeup.
Comparing the before and after picture, my slightly saggy jowls have been lifted and my right cheek and right eyelid (my usual trouble spots) also look more lifted than before. 
It’s also been a week and my tension headache has not come back. Good riddance to that, hopefully!
If you’d like to try the treatment too, JHGC is offering an exclusive trial price of $68 (U.P.$250) for a limited period. You can call the Triple One Somerset outlet at 6499 9158 or the One Raffles Place outlet at 6830 7898 to book your appointments.
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[Disclaimer: This post is in collaboration with JHGC. However, all opinions expressed are my own and not of JHGC’s.] 



Monthly beauty rituals.

I’m the kinda girl who don’t like spending too much time dolling myself up before heading out of the house. If I could, I would rather not put anything on my face (except eyeliner – can’t live without that), slip into my outfit of the day and head out in 15 mins, tops. To help and hasten this hassle-free daily routine of getting ready, I do the following beauty rituals on a monthly basis. 
Monthly facial treatments at IDS Clinic

Before facial

Right after facial – some marks on my forehead from squeezing to unclog the whiteheads. The marks usually disappear really quickly in an hour or so…and ignore my sparse lashes. I was due to have a new set replaced.
Good and glowing skin is a must so that I can put as little coverage on my face as possible. Some days I go with just sunscreen and loose powder.
My favourite treatment of all at IDS Clinic is the Hydro Therapeutics Treatment. I’m usually very careful with facial treatments because my skin is so sensitive to them. Some, in fact most treatments cause me to break out and I’m better off not having done the treatment at all. It’s so frustrating to do a facial treatment expecting my skin to look better, only to end up having huge angry acne pimples instead from products unsuitable to my skin. So happy that I’ve got no such issues at all with my treatments at IDS Clinic. 
The Hydro Therapeutics Treatment is a 4-step treatment to thoroughly cleanse and brighten your face. All the 4 steps are super gentle and comfortable, yet effective and really helps get rid of your dead skin cells, dirt and grime on your face. The best technology combined with effective skin products are used to get the best results from your treatment. I love how it unclogs the pores and makes my skin super super soft and glowy after. The good news is, the glow and smoothness lasts for days and days. Every treatment feels like I’m giving my skin a good clean up and overhaul and I always leave the clinic feeling like I’ve got the best skin in the world. 
IDS Clinic is at Novena Specialist Centre, 8 Sinaran Drive #05-07/10. You can call 6568 3555 for your appointment. First time customers get 50% off their first treatment! 
Eyelash extensions at Flutters Lash Parlour

I’ve been going to Flutters for eyelash extensions for months now and I still can’t stop raving. It saves me so much time; no mascara needed and no having to stick on false lashes. My eyes look dressed their best all the time. Haha. I’ve recommended quite a few of my friends there and they all share the same love as me now. We all have the same reasons for loving our lash extensions from there – it’s so comfortable and natural looking. I’ve even had people ask which mascara I was using! I’ve not taken a break from these extensions now for at least 6 months and I’m happy to note that my own, natural lashes are all intact. The lashes from Flutters mostly fall out on their own, without taking my real lashes with them. I guess one day when I do decide not to have extensions anymore, at least I still have all my real lashes to fall back on.
Flutters is located at 15 Duxton Road. You can call 6220 0920 for an appointment. 
Manicures at J Nail Studio
I’ve just formed the habit of getting my nails done and this is the first set of manicure I’ve done in a very long while. They’re inspired by Chanel’s signature tweed look and I can’t stop glancing down at my nails every once in awhile to admire the art on my fingers. I got them done at J Nail Studio and they’ve got 400 over gel colours from Japan, so you can basically go crazy with the designs that you want. 
J Nail Studio is located at Bukit Timah Plaza #b1-51. You can call 6463 1885 for an appointment. 
So, this all pretty much sums up what I do every month to look presentable and get out of the house quickly. Do share some of your beauty rituals with me too!