Swedish Skin Spa

By Crystal Chong

Located in popular lifestyle destination laza Arkadia, V Skinology is a facial pa focused on giving visible results products from premium Swedish skincare brand, Gilda Cosmetic.

The spa is the first in Asia to introduce the skincare line, and its beauticians were first trained by a Gilda expert from Sweden to ensure only the highest level of service. On my visit, I was pampered with the Gilda Signature Treatment, a facial tailored to my skin type and condition. I first filled in a form detailing my skin concerns and my normal skincare routine. My beautician, Mavis, then conducted a skin analysis, where various photos of my face were captured to clearly highlight any concerns, such as pigmentation and sebum congestion.

The analysis revealed I had dry skin, with large pores on my cheeks. Understanding this, Mavis knew exactly what I needed and designed the facial to focus on hydration.

The treatment started with the Organic Micellar Cleansing Water to gently remove dirt and makeup. This was followed by the Cleansing Oil, formulated with natural, nourishing ingredients to further eliminate surface bacteria, impurities and sebum.

After cleansing, the Refining Peeling Mask with papain, an enzyme from papaya, was used to remove dead skin cells, and a humidifier helped soften and prepare my skin for extraction.

While extractions can be uncomfortable, Mavis was skillful in minimising pain. Immediately after, a combination of the Gilda Hydrating Lotion and Calming Lotion was applied with a cold machine to soothe the skin and reduce any redness.

Then, my favourite part of any facial – the massage! A detoxifying lymphatic drainage massage was given, along with an eye massage to help reduce fine lines, dark circles and puffiness. The pampering continued with the double-layer mask. I had the Gilda Calming Mask on to deeply hydrate my skin, and the Chamomile Mask, made with fresh flower petals, helped soothe it.

With the face all fresh and clean, we ended the treatment with the Vitamin C Super Serum to brighten and tighten the skin, as well as the Perfect Protection Cream, a rich moisturiser with floral extracts, to help keep the skin nourished.

At the end of the facial, a second skin analysis showed I had improved blood circulation, smaller pores and less pigmentation. Beyond that, I walked out of V Skinology with a calm mind, a big smile and skin glowing.

Address: V Skinology
                 F-G-13, Plaza Arkadia, Jalan Intisari Perdana,
                 Desa Parkcity, Kuala Lumpur

Tel:         03-6734 9900

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