Hello my readers, it has been a while since i have last updated on my skin! I have been a paying customer with Annabelle Skin for a year and i must say that this is the best decision i had made for my skin. 🙂 Gone were the days whereby i will be depressed over acne breakouts and persistent bumps on my skin. My skin is also less sensitive, less oily, brighter with small pores size! 🙂
A hidden gem in the Adelphi – Annabelle Skin (Founded in 1994) aims to serve as the trusted skin and body care companion to its clients as they go through different stages in life by providing quality treatments, effective results and personalized service. Annabelle Skin strongly believes that everyone’s skin condition is unique. Each skin and body treatment will be customized accordingly with the combination of skillful manual methods with advanced scientific beauty technology, using high quality products made with natural ingredients from Europe to produce the best and most effective results.
What set Annabelle Skin different from other salons which i have been to is that each facial treatment will be customized. Throughout my 1 year skin journey with Annabelle Skin, i have tried different types of Skin Treatments to address my ‘then’ skin condition. I love this personal touch as the skin condition will be ever-changing due to external factors and stress level. Hence, customized treatments in accordance to skin condition will help address and target problem areas better! This is the state of my skin BEFORE all the facial treatments at Annabelle Skin. See the amount of red patches, bumps and breakouts that i had?!
Here’s my skin’s condition before my 12th facial treatment (Clear and smooth skin isn’t it?) . Before the start of every session, Mandy (my beautician) will always access the current condition. Mandy told me that she will work on skin hydration and healing. The facial treatment started off with cleansing. As i did not have any makeup on, Mandy went straight into normal skin cleansing with the use of Sensi-Bel Delicate Cleanser followed by Sensi-Bel Delicate Tonic to remove remaining residues. Next step is to exfoliate with a gentle scrub to get rid of impurities and dead skin cell. Mandy told me that my skin isn’t as sensitive as before so she can use scrub on my skin. 🙂
After which, cold steam was used to further hydrate and soothe my skin for 15 minutes before extraction commerce! Over at Annabelle Skin, they do not promote squeezing to decongest pores. Extraction is done using a special extraction tool from Switzerland together with special technique to remove blackheads & clogged sebum. As a result, it is not as painful and red as compared to conventional extraction. Personally, i felt that extraction seems less painful nowadays as the clogged particles are not embarked deep within and there’s lesser clogged pores / congestion (yay!).
After extraction, Mandy sterilized my skin with a high frequency machine to kill bacteria on the skin’s surface.. During the process, i experienced a mild ting-ing p sensation. After which, she applied Intensa Ampoules No.12 on my skin. What i love about Dr Belter’s ampoule is that it does not cause a burning / stinging sensation during application (which i will experience with other brand’s).
[AMPOULE No. 12 ANTI-STRESS]
The physical and psychological stress of everyday life coupled with environmental influences lead increasingly to unpleasant skin irritation and disturbance. The skin is the largest human sensory organ and must be strengthened and protected against these attacks. This ampoule serum encompasses special plant complexes and key milk properties as a powerful shield, on guard to protect you.
At the last stage of the treatment, Mandy applied a nourishment mask on my skin before using the Photolight 660 device to promote skin healing ans stability. Originating from Biogenie France, the development of Photolight 660 is based on several years of research in cosmetology on the optimal treatment of skins after damages due to the sun and to ageing. It is a non-invasive and athermic technique which uses a very specific light wave’s length of 660 nanometres that stimulates the production of collagen on fibroblasts. Photolight 660 was used on my skin to help improve the skin tone evenness, diminishes red blotches and to aid with skin healing.
Immediately after facial, my skin will have this after facial glow and it will be smoother & brighter! It is normal to experience mild purging in the form of small pimples with pus as the facial will ‘push’ skin impurities embedded within pores to the surface. During these 2 days, i just have to take extra care in applying pimple gel to dry it up and also try to resist squeezing it.. Nowadays, i hardly have those big headache acne on my skin and i will only have mild hormonal breakouts when nearing my period. Another obvious difference is the reduction in pore size and i’m really pleased with it (It is possible to achieve this through regular facial instead of harsh laser treatment!)
If you are interested in trying out Annabelle Skin, they are offering my readers 1st facial trial at 50% off, plus free skin analysis and tester set! Just have to quote my name ‘Jermaine Liang‘ when you are booking your appointment.
Thank you for reading and have a great weekend everyone! 🙂