Just 30 Minutes For Better Skin

That’s all the time you need to see results at the Clarins OpenSpa.

Sometimes, carving out space in the schedule for some me-time can feel like a guilty pleasure rather than a must. And this neglect has shown in the large, angry pimples popping up on my cheeks and jawline. When I discovered that the facials at Clarins OpenSpa only take 30 minutes (priced at RM80), I knew it was time for an intervention.

The newly-opened Clarins flagship store on the first floor of Mid Valley Megamall offers this OpenSpa service, making it super convenient to pop in during a lunch break – which is what I did. There are eight facials available: Bye Dry Skin, SOS V-Shape, Youth Express, SOS Detox, Men’s Skin Fit, Eye Must, All About Brightening, and Say ‘No’ To Tension.

My friendly therapist helped me choose the right facial by assessing my skin’s condition – a process that involves cupping her palms over different parts of my face. No machines are used throughout the facial, just the Clarins Method based on the science of touch. This renowned method is one of the reasons the French family business has been acknowledged as an expert in skincare since 1954.

Tailored to your needs

As my skin is sensitive and reactive, my therapist combined products from both the hydration and detox range to soothe and boost moisture. This personalisation was reassuring and really underscored Clarins’ tagline: “It’s All About You”. She also emphasised that Clarins skincare products are plant-based, backed by science and created with quality plant extracts. To date, they use 250 different plant extracts in the formulation of all their products.

The Double Serum in particular, packed as it is with 21 anti-ageing plant extracts, comes highly recommended for maintaining good skin. At every skincare step, my therapist’s hands gently pressed, lifted and cupped to optimise absorption and results. This, plus the soothing ambiance, nearly sent me to sleep! Even my hands benefited from the pampering with a massage towards the end of the session.

As soon as I opened my eyes, I saw a noticeable difference in my skin. While it was red and uneven in tone previously, it was now a lot calmer and more radiant. Before heading back to the office, I stopped by the makeup bar at the front of the store for a quick touch-up and freshen-up. I noticed how rested I looked and felt energised to take on the day!

Click here for the full Clarins OpenSpa treatment menu! The Clarins flagship beauty store is located on F-007, First Floor Centre Court, Mid Valley Megamall and can be contacted at +603-2201 9619

Text by Adelina Tan