Friday, August 17, 2012

CellAct Your Way to Beautiful and Radiant Skin!

♫ Jason Mraz - I Won't Give Up

Would you believe me if I told you I'd never done a facial session before in my entire life? Well, it's true! Even some of my friends who are guys go for facials once every couple of months, so imagine my embarrassment horror surprise when I heard that from them.

Anyway, I was really excited to get the opportunity to try out my first ever facial pampering session when the awesome folks at CellAct kindly invited me over to their salon to try out their customized facial session. :)

The salon at Taman Connaught was easily recognizable among the row of shophouses, thanks to its pristine teal-and-white facade as well as the large bank right next to it. The inside of the salon was cool and clean, with comfortable sofas and chairs in the modest lounge/reception area for patrons to sit. Once inside, I was invited by Kelly, the manager, to remove my shoes and place them in a discreet little shoe cupboard, and given a pair of slippers to wear in the salon.

Super love the cool purple LED light decor :D
Consultation area
After that, I was led to the back, where the treatment rooms and consultation area was located. The treatment rooms are located on both the left and ride side of the corridor, with the brightly lit consultation area on the left in between 2 of the bigger treatment rooms.

Cozy little corner for consultation and skin analysis
High chairs, long mirror and hairdryer for those who require a little touching up before going out the door. ;)
Before starting the facial session, patrons are asked a few questions regarding their skin condition and overall health and lifestyle habits. This is so that the expert therapists at CellAct can then customize the facial session according to your skin's needs. My combination skin was diagnosed as being extremely horribly dry, with large pores and blackheads especially around the nose and cheek area, so my therapist for the day, Jen, suggested that I undergo a Principal Facial for moisturizing and pore tightening, as well as blackhead removal. Being a facial first timer, I was more than happy to let the experts handle the situation. XD


After the consultation, I was led to one of the treatment rooms and given a robe to change into. After that, Jen came in with the items for start the facial, and the light was dimmed so that the room looked warm and cozy, perfect to make patrons comfortable and relaxed. There was also soft music playing in the background too, so it's very easy to just relax and fall asleep. ^^;;

Makeup removed, face cleansed and ready to start the facial session!
Before starting the facial session, they will prep your face by cleansing it with the CellAct Swiss cleansing milk. No worries if you have makeup on, because they will help you remove it completely, even stubborn waterproof mascara. All the products used in their treatments are original CellAct Swiss products from Switzerland, so rest assured that you are in good hands. :) They will begin the session with a welcome massage from neck to arms with essential oils, so that you'll be able to relax, de-stress and get ready for your pampering facial session. :D

Parts of the whole facial session.
Jen was a great therapist, because she explained every single step of the facial process, and cheerfully answered the questions I had regarding some of the products used. I particularly liked the scent of some of the items used, such as the apple-scented toner and orange-scented lotion. :D

In the photo collage above, the first pic is the soothing mask after blackhead removal (20mins), then the moisturizing mask treatment, which is left on for about 20 minutes. Excess product is then gently wiped off with a damp cloth, followed by a layer of lotion which is gently massaged into the skin. Next, a second layer of the same lotion is applied and left on for another 20 minutes. Finally, the mask is wiped off again, and toner is applied to lock in the healthy nutrients and moisture of the masks.

Before|After. Look, no more blackheads! :D
The whole process takes about 1.5~2 hours, depending on each individual and their skin's requirements. Mine took a little longer because I had a lot of blackheads (Eww!) and extracting them took a while. Truthfully, that part was quite painful, but it was seriously worth it just to see the final results! Like they say, "no pain, no gain", right? XD

Okay, I know what you're waiting for is the results (before/after) pics, so here it is...

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My appearance on the left looks like I haven't slept in a week. Well, that's because I practically haven't had enough sleep for approximately a month. HAHA! Notice the dull skin, visible pores, blackheads, puffy eyes and dark circles. T__T
But after the facial, I felt so much more rejuvenated, and I daresay look fresher as well! I noticed that my skin looked noticeably brighter, felt much more moisturized, blackheads are gone (I just have to keep repeating this because it's totally miraculous to me), pores are tightened, eyes are less puffy and dark circles are greatly reduced!

Can't leave without a photo with my lovely therapist for the day, Jen. :D
Big thanks to CellAct for inviting me to this awesome facial session! Thank you to Kelly and Jen, too, for making me feel really welcome and at home in the salon. I'm really glad I got to experience my first ever facial treatment session with them, because the results are amazing indeed. :D Would highly recommend this facial salon to ladies who need a lil' pick-me-up for their skin, especially if you live nearby. ;)

They are currently having a RM38 first trial promo for new customers, so you can try out this awesome facial session for yourself! :D

P/S: Tell them you read about it from Laura's blog! Who knows, they might give you a little extra something? ;)

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CellAct Swiss
108G, Jalan Cerdas,
Taman Connaught,
56000 Kuala Lumpur.
(They are located right next to Ambank.)
Tel: 03- 9103 0588 / 016-210 7427
CellAct Swiss website
CellAct Swiss Malaysia Facebook

13 comments:

Xue Ren said...

wow! looks effective weyy! got any promotion now?? :)

LauraLeia said...

Xue Ren: Yes, they're having a promo now for first time customers, RM38 for the facial session I reviewed in my post! :D Just updated the poster, haha~ ^^

Jessica Rabitto / chaya bunny said...

Ahhh, your skin looks so good afterward!

Nicole Sim said...

This is really good! I have never go for a facial session so yeah, at least NOW you are better than me. :D

I would love to try this but it is just so so far away from my place. D:

the horror...
x, peacemusicbabe.blogspot.com

Carolyn Tay said...

RM38 is reasonable, I heard about them before but I haven't try them out before, I want to try too :D

xox,c
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Isabel said...

Awesome! My blackheads squeeze already also still there. Stubborn like shit

Hilda Milda™ said...

Seems tempting but Taman Connaught is too far away from my place, not reachable by public transport as well T__T

Jessying said...

can see blackhead are gone! not bad maybe i can go and try it!

LauraLeia said...

Jessica: Thank you! :D

Nicole: Hahahaha! You can go try their facial also mah, RM38 only. XD It's quite far from my place too. >_<

Carolyn: Ooooh really? Well, you can go and try it now, hehe~ :D

Isabel: IKR I haven't even had my blackheads extracted before. Those charcoal peel off masks dont work as well as extraction (although it's quite painful if you're not used to it, lol)

Hilda: I totally feel your pain! >_< It's quite far from my place too. Maybe you can gather a few friends and carpool there to try it out together? :D

Jessying: YES! I felt so great with all the blackheads gone! XD

Joey said...

Haven't gone for a facial in years. Maybe it's time I try one out! :D Thanks for the review

LauraLeia said...

Joey: Happy to share the goodness! XD It's definitely worth to check out the place. :D

Christine said...

Gosh, I haven't done any proper facial in ages... I envy for the results you got after the facial! No more puffy skin, blackheads plus your face looks so soft afterwards.. >.<

LauraLeia said...

Christine: You should definitely go and pamper yourself then! :D The results are really good, haha~

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