We Tried The Cult-Favourite Face Slimming & Anti-Ageing Facial With Face-Lift Effect By Amber Beila In Singapore
There's a unique beauty in every face shape and our features evolve to reveal a different allure as we mature. But there's no denying that the most desirable version of ourselves, for many women, is having a youthful look and a slimmer, more v-shaped face.
Plastic surgery seemed like the only way to achieve this look at first, but we came across a highly raved facial in Singapore by that's said to have the same facelift effect: Amber Beila's Youth Restorative Facial. Think higher cheekbones, lifted eyebrows and lip corners, slimmer cheeks, and firm, glowing skin. Intrigued by this, we tried out this facial and compared the results on the left and right side of the face.
Keep reading to check out our review + how you can win this facial for you and your friend!
Amber Beila was first established in Malaysia's Klang Valley and expanded their salons to our shores in 2012. They've since amassed a loyal following of customers in Singapore thanks to their high quality beauty treatments that are constantly updated with the most advanced skincare technology.
One of their cult-favourite facials is the Youth Restorative Facial which many of their customers have credited to for getting a slimming, face-lift effect. It's also well-loved for its firming benefits and how it makes the skin look dewy and plump with less prominent wrinkles. This facial is suitable for all skin types, even sensitive skin, and is popular among ladies in their 20s looking to get a slimmer and contoured look as well as those above 30 who want a more youthful look. Men are also starting to be won over and becoming a growing clientele!
Wrinkles and sagging skin seem like a distant future since I'm in my 20s, but I was interested in that contoured and slimming effect. My skin is also starting to show signs of premature ageing like loss in elasticity and radiance, so it's about time I start preventative anti-ageing skincare. One of our readers, Suzanne, who is in her 30s, and I tried this Youth Restorative Facial to see if it's really worth the hype.
Amber Beila has two convenient locations which are each right beside Raffles Place and Beauty World MRT Stations respectively. We visited the latter which was beautifully decorated with a chandelier and a cosy lounge area. The minimalist room design and calming music immediately put us in a relaxed mood to start the facial.
Step 1: Double Cleanse
We started with a double cleanse to get rid of any impurities in the skin. Right off the bat, we noticed that the beautician was very skilled and her cleansing techniques helped "lift" the facial features.
The first cleanse was using cotton pads which she swiped in an upward motion. After that, she massaged the skin with a milk cleanser in gentle circular motions followed by firm strokes upwards and around the contours on the face.
I informed the beautician beforehand that I have sensitive skin and she reassured me that this gentle milk and bubble foam is suitable for all skin types, even sensitive skin.
Step 2: Exfoliation
The next step was removing dead skin cells to reveal brighter, glowing skin. The first part was a mild gel exfoliating scrub, followed by a mechanical exfoliator.
The beautician first sprayed a layer of toner on the skin and then used the metal blade to draw out impurities. I have sensitive skin and so was skeptical about this step, but it was very gentle and didn't irritate my skin at all.
The mechanical exfoliation felt like tiny vibrations which caused zero discomfort. For something that's so gentle and relaxing, it was very effective. You can actually see the gunk collecting on the blade above.
Step 3: Firming
Next, the beautician applied a firming cream to tighten the skin. I loved that it made my skin feel tightened and refreshed but didn't have that unpleasant pulling sensation like most firming creams do.
Step 4: Signature Youth Technique
Now for the pièce de résistance of the Youth Restorative Facial - the Signature Youth Technique.
This technique aims to lift the skin, reposition the facial muscles and trigger lymphatic drainage to plump up and contour the face. It also boosts collagen synthesis by stimulating the fascia, the connective tissue that holds and provides structure to blood vessels, bones, nerves and muscles. This stimulation helps reshape the face line and restore healthy skin.
This step comprises of a lifting massage and three key moves. As the beautician was performing the lifting massage, I could feel my skin and facial features being lifted quite literally. She used a mix of pushing, pulling and pressing motions on the entire face from the neck and jawline to the cheeks, undereye area and forehead.
On to the three key moves. The first was the beautician's fists massaging against the cheeks, followed by the forehead.
Finally, she started a slapping motion under the chin and along the jawline.
While watching Suzanne getting her facial done during this step, I thought it looked harsh, but she remained relaxed and didn't seem fazed. When it was my turn, I was relieved as it wasn't painful at all. And this is coming from someone who has a low pain threshold.
Now, we won't lie and say that you can sleep through this Signature Youth Technique step. You can expect some pressure applied to your face, but it's nothing like an actual slap and didn't cause any redness on the skin.
Before & After Comparison
The beautician carried out this Signature Youth Technique on only one side of our faces so we could see the difference it made. And it turns out that this facial is really worth the hype as the difference wasn't just noticeable, it was pretty significant.
While Suzanne has a round face shape as seen on the left side of the image, her face turned into more of an oval shape on the right side. And it's not just her cheeks that look slimmer and lifted, her mouth, cheekbone and eyebrow also looks like they've undergone a facelift.
My cheek on the right side of the image became slimmer and had a more v-shaped look. The side of my mouth and my cheekbone looked lifted, and something unexpected was that my undereye area looked lighter and less puffy.
My skin was also much smoother to the touch and looked brighter. This is probably thanks to the exfoliation step.
Step 5: Mask
After performing the Signature Youth Technique on the other side of my face, the beautician continued with the final step, a premium antioxidant clay mask left on for about eight minutes. This step rejuvenates the skin and boosts radiance.
Finally, the beautician applied a layer of serum and sunblock.
Suzanne and I were very impressed by Amber Beila's Youth Restorative Facial and the overall experience. Both of us had lifted, more defined, plump and glowing skin as promised, and the beautician was professional and skilled in the facial techniques.
We'd recommend it for those in their twenties who want a slimmer face and to maintain their plump and lifted look, as well as those in their thirties and above who want a more youthful look and a facelift without actually going under the knife.
You can enjoy it at a special trial price of $78 (U.P. $588). Simply call or drop a Whatsapp message to your preferred outlet.
Amber Beila is also having a giveaway where you can stand a chance to win a Youth Restorative Facial for yourself and your BFF (worth $558).* All you have to do is follow these three steps:
*Terms & conditions apply. The giveaway is ongoing from now till 9 May 2021.
📍One Raffles Place, #05-19A Singapore 048616 (Raffles Place MRT Station)
📞 6532 2668 / 8518 2833
⏰ Mon to Fri: 11am - 9pm; Sat: 11am - 7pm
📍14 Chun Tin Road, Singapore 599601 (Beauty World MRT Station)
📞 6365 2668 / 8431 1669
⏰ Mon to Fri: 11am - 9pm; Sat & Sun: 11am - 7pm
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Text by: GirlStyle SG