My readers would know and perhaps notice, that when it comes to beauty treatments I will usually review for body and much less so for face. That’s because for the past 2-3 years, I am a (paying) customer of My Cozy Room Boutique Spa and have never signed a package with another beauty centre. I do go for special facial treatments at other places but not for my regular facials. Since a spa party at My Cozy Room years back, I was so impressed by their spa services that few can compare.
Spot me! The bloggers’ spa party (with partner blogshop Pearlavish) that made me discover this wonderful haven and I have been renewing my facial packages at My Cozy Room ever since.
Just to give a little introduction, My Cozy Room Boutique Spa is a one-stop tranquil haven offering services to pamper your face and body, dedicated to a sense of well-being and to the replenishment of mind, body and spirit. Uncover this hidden gem just a stone’s throw away from the bustling city of Orchard Road. Set against the historical backdrop of a three-story shophouse, My Cozy Room is a covetable sanctuary for seekers of comfort and indulgence. If you are looking for a tranquil home-spa experience, this is just the place for you! I love that My Cozy Room gives me this feeling of pampering, privacy and comfort; a perfect setting to unwind, relax and refresh myself.
My Cozy Room has really been a life (or face) saver for me because before I got to know them, I used to have such a phobia of bad facials from my experience with NYSS as a student. I shan’t go on about how bad the quality of their facials are, or the rudeness of their staff, and how much they had employed their hard-selling tactics. They had completely turned me off after that and just watching their long-drawn commercials on TV made me flip channels. I used to have very bad complexion and clogged skin (nobody can believe that today, YAY!) thanks to NYSS and partly because I was a hormonal young girl who didn’t know how to take care of my skin?!
Anyway, happy to declare that my complexion has improved so much after my facials with My Cozy Room. My condition has improved so dramatically that I only go for once-a-month facials now for maintenance. I would say that in terms of overall facial experience, assessing factors like the extraction process, quality of products used, level of comfort and service standards, My Cozy Room offers the best I ever had!
Another attractive part of My Cozy Room’s facials is that premium BABOR Skincare products are used. My skin just laps the BABOR’s products up like a parched desert, and they smell/feel so good! BABOR is Germany’s No. 1 professional skincare range – it is adopted by leading spas and beauty institutes in over 7o countries, and used in servicing clients of 1st class travelers of Air Emirates, Lufthansa Airlines, Ritz Carlton Hotels & Four Season Hotels worldwide. No doubt that BABOR is my preferred skincare brand – I even purchased, on a few occasions, limited edition BABOR ampoule sets to be used during my facial treatments.
My Cozy Room recommends that customers top up $28 for a piece of the BABOR ampoule. To me, it’s totally value for money because BABOR is the world’s inventor and largest manufacturer of ampoules, hence they are of unparalleled quality. Manufactured by high-end liposome technology, BABOR ampoules are absorbed into the skin 8x faster than a regular moisturiser!
With Celine, Founder and Owner of My Cozy Room Boutique Spa. She’s one of the nicest lady bosses I have known and I feel completely at ease chatting with her about anything after my facials. Don’t underestimate her petite frame! Under her charge, My Cozy Room has grown tremendously ever since I knew them only a few years ago.
Feeling so at home within the coziness of the spa and its floral-themed ambience – which happens to really matchy-matchy with my “flowery” dress of the day <3 Pardon my very lightly made up face!
Here’s a little information on my first facial treatment package at My Cozy Room -
My Detoxifying Facial Treatment – 90mins
SITUATION: At that point of time, my skin was very clogged, thus the focus was more on clearing clogged pores.
I had their My Detoxifying Facial Treatment (using BABOR products infused with Alpine rose stemcells), which is an effective way to reduce clogged pores and sebum flows. Pores will be refined, producing a more harmonizing “matte” complexion for combination/oily T-zone (problematic) skin that is in need of protection and detoxification.
After about 2 years of treatments, I had recently moved on to a more premium package as I had desired even better results -
My Cryo-Rejuvenating Premium Facial Treatment (Worth $288) – 120mins
SITUATION: Now that my clogged skin has cleared up, this premium facial also helps in anti-aging and is more effective in having products penetrate deeply into skin for longer-lasting effects.
With this hot & cold physiological treatment, I am able to transform the state of my skin and recover from adverse skin conditions in no time. This Cryo-Rejuventating Facial constitutes the perfect combination of high quality BABOR products and the bio stimulating effect of cold temperatures applied directly to the skin. The active substances used in the treatment penetrate the skin deeply and their active factors are fully absorbed by the skin, restoring the skin’s texture and radiance.
Leading you to the actual facial…
The treatment rooms are looking very inviting and cozy!
My Cozy Room renovated their interiors recently so their rooms now look even prettier, with a more vintage feel.
Here are some comprehensive details of the entire facial treatment process for those of you who are interested. My facialist of the day was Violet, who is extremely meticulous when it comes to extraction, and possesses a very motherly and pleasant disposition
Step 1: Remove Eye and Lip Make-Up
Step 2: Skin Analysis (to determine the type of treatment that best attends to your needs)
Step 3: Bi-Phase Deep Cleansing Massage (using BABOR 100-year patented cleansing oil)
Step 4: Bi-Phase Deep Cleansing (using BABOR Phytoactive plant treatment essence)
Step 5: Intensive Peeling (using fruit enzyme mask* made from Papaya & Pineapple)
*instead of using harsh mechanical scrubs, this intensive biological peel is gentle, thus suitable for sensitive or blemished skin. Removes dead skin cells & metabolic waste products. Leaves skin feeling soft & supple right after this step! Ideal to prepare skin for extractions.
Step 6: Exfoliation of dead skin
Step 7: Steaming of Face
(This is to open up the pores due to the heat and vapour from the steam, for easier extraction of dirt and particles from the pores afterwards.)
Step 8: Perform thorough Extraction
I came at a time when work was very stressful and I was surviving on little sleep. As a result I had breakouts, a face full of congested pores, blackheads and whiteheads. Awwww Not the prettiest picture, but decided to show you guys to deliver as accurate a review as possible.
The extraction process that was slightly uncomfortable at times but bearable. It is also relatively less painful than other facials I have tried, and leaves my face less red and swollen (after facial).
As Violet was very thorough, the extraction process took about 30-40 minutes? I remember my skin being very dry as well so she had to take extra care. After bearing with the extraction, the rest of the steps are really the sweet treats and rewards! And with a clean face, all the “good stuff” and essences penetrate so well into the skin, so it’s probably all worth it!
Step 9: Apply Tonic to Disinfect the skin
This is to soothe the skin and reduce the redness and slight swelling after extraction.
Step 10: Eyebrow Shaping
Bare faced, Violet also helped me to trim my eyebrows (simple removal of stray hairs). Complimentary!
Step 11: Lymphatic Drainage Facial Massage* (favourite step because it’s very soothing and feels amazing)
*MCR uses BABOR’s professional intensive moisturiser to massage the face, which means that the nutrients from the moisturiser can penetrate into the skin, giving optimal results. Especially for people with clogged / acne skin, using massage creams will clog the pores further. However, when you use an anti-acne treatment moisturiser to give face a
detox massage, it will help to treat the acne instead.
[ADDITIONAL STEP] Step 12: Cryotherapy Treatment
This stellar combination treatment starts with a soothing cryotherapy facial massage that utilizes a special cooling device to release a stable –10 deg Celsius temperature and used directly onto the skin. The vitamins, minerals and active substances of the products used in Cryotherapy are pumped into the skin as a result of the fast contracting and loosening of blood vessels. This helps with pore refining, firming, anti-aging and soothing the after effects of a meticulous extraction.
The extreme cold stimulates the production of collagen and decreases pore size. The skin begins to feel tighter with improved blood circulation. Over time, the skin becomes more elastic and even-toned due to the increase in collagen. Additionally, smaller pores keep the toxins, dirt and grime out. The Cryotherapy flushes away built up toxins in the skin and soothes inflammation, eliminating dreaded puffiness.
The treatment is then followed by a Thermolift eye massage. Up to 40 degrees temperature is applied to heat the collagen in the lower layers of the skin while the top layers are protected with a cooling gel without damaging the skin (epidermis), thus providing a non-surgical “face lift”. This heating action causes deep structures of the skin to tighten immediately. Over time, new collagen grows to further tighten your skin, producing a more youthful appearance. The therapeutic effect of Thermolift can safely improve the appearance of the eye area (eliminating “crow’s feet”) and stimulate blood circulation, effectively reducing eye bags and toning up the eyelids.
Benefits of the Cryotherapy treatment includes
1) reduction of pore size 2) decrease of wrinkles and fine lines 3) stimulated collagen production in skin 4) improved blood flow 5) soothing of skin inflammation 6) brightening of dark spots
The results of the Cryotherapy treatment are wonderful as my face looks uplifted, younger and more radiant. The hot and cold contrasting sensations also felt heavenly!
Step 13: Soothing Crystal Eye Massage
An indulging experience with glacier crystals to reduce puffiness and tension from the eyes.
Step 14: Facial Treatment Mask
Everything desirable that you want on your face, they are in this mask. Facialists at My Cozy Room always give me the most refreshing and moisturizing face masks to calm and rejuvenate my skin.
Step 15: Anti-stress Shoulder Massage
Best time to totally relax and even catch a wink!
Step 16: Finishing with Toner, Moisturiser & Sunblock
Step 17: Home care advice
At the end of the facial, you will be advised on what your skin needs most so that you can follow up with your skincare routine at home, according to the facialist’s advice.
After My Cozy Room’s facials, I feel like a brand new person, all ready to take over the world! Ok kidding, more like feeling all ready to shine at the next party?! The knowledge of having a cleanly “scrubbed”, moisturised and rejuvenated face has a powerful effect on the confidence and esteem level. Isn’t that priceless?
Besides being a great place to unwind, My Cozy Room also offers Bridal Spa party services for brides & bridesmaids to have girly moments together and pampering treats before the BIG day! They have even hosted private events for ROM soleminsations and corporate ones such as for Laneige and Zell-V etc.
Having received various media coverage for their spa & services, My Cozy Room has established themselves as a reputable boutique spa, working with partners such as American Express, SIA, SAFRA and Far East Flora to extend privileges to their esteemed members.
My Cozy Room is awarded Most Desirable Beauty & Spa Award Winner for Bridal Services & a Finalist for World Luxury Spa Awards 2014. They are also a CaseTrust accredited spa where their customers can experience peace-of-mind, stress-free treatments, performed by certified therapists and their commitment to service excellence.
My Cozy Room is the Official Beauty & Wellness spa for Miss Singapore Beauty Pageant, Miss Singapore Intercontinental, Mrs Singapore & even ManHunt 2012-2013.
My Cozy Room is patronised by Singapore’s top supermodel, Sheila Sim, Mediacorp’s most popular female artistes like Jeanette Aw & artistes like Nat Ho.
Special Promotions for Readers!
Enjoy My Detoxifying Facial Treatment at $88 (Usual: $188)
For 1st 20 customers: Receive a complimentary BABOR Mild Peeling Facial Scrub* (travel size) worth $38
*Need a better working facial exfoliator that will rid yourself of those dead skin cells? The Mild Peeling Facial Scrub from Babor is the best way to go! This wonderful working exfoliator contains a blend of nutrients and minerals which work to remove roughness and flakiness from the skin, give the skin a more balanced appearance by softening and smoothing it. This excellent formula works for any skin type to moisturize while eliminating dead cells and rough spots. All you will be left with is softer, smoother and healthier looking skin this festive season!
Enjoy My Cryotherapy Premium Facial Treatment at 50% discount (Usual: $288)
For 1st 20 customers: Receive a complimentary BABOR Skinovage Illuminating Serum* (travel size) worth $68
BABOR Skinovage Illuminating Serum consists of active ingredients for increased brightness and a fresher complexion.
* Promotes the natural exfoliation of the skin’s surface, resulting in the disappearance of tired “grey shadows”.
•Improves and refines the surface structure of the skin
•Reduces skin irregularities
•The skin immediately appears rosy, fresh, even and smooth
To receive these special discounts & promotions, simply quote “Melissa Jane Ferosha” and make a reservation at 6732-0030!
Only for 1st time customers of My Cozy Room. Valid till 31 March 2015.
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My Cozy Room Boutique Spa
56A Cairnhill Road
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Saturday and Sunday 10am to 8pm
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