Keep calm and get ready to party

As you prepare for the upcoming festive parties, calm and rejuvenate your skin with the Senze Oxygenated Facial ($400 for 100 minutes) at the SK-II Boutique Spa by Senze Salus (02-06 Shaw Centre; tel: 6836-9168).

Suitable for those with sensitive skin, the treatment infuses skin with oxygen which is up to 98 per cent pure, as well as SK-II's signature Facial Treatment Essence. The session also includes double cleansing, extraction and a lifting facial massage.

Afterwards, my skin was left glowing for the next two days. My face remained bright and supple and the pores looked finer for the rest of the week.

The Boutique Spa has officially moved into its new 2,500 sq ft space at the newly renovated Shaw Centre.

The spa was formerly located at a black-and-white colonial house in Scotts Road.

Featuring 12 treatment rooms, a make-up room and a lounge area, the location of the new space at Shaw Centre is more accessible by public transport.

The SK-II Boutique Spa is not run by SK-II, but it is licensed by it.

Compared with the treatments offered by SK-II at its department store facial cabins, those at the Boutique Spa are more elaborate and high-tech machines are used in tandem with manual massages.

This article was first published on Nov 21, 2014. Get a copy of Urban, The Straits Times or go to for more stories.