If you’re working in the CBD, you may have come across SW1’s spanking new aesthetic clinic along busy Shenton Way. Housed in lifestyle hub OUE Downtown Gallery, SW1 Clinic’s downtown outlet offers everything from medical-grade aesthetic treatments like Botox, chemical peels and acne treatments, to customisable lunchtime facials that don’t exceed 70 minutes.
Following its successful flagship outlet in Paragon, SW1 Clinic’s latest downtown medi-spa is a welcome addition for busy city workers. New to the clinic is a slew of pampering facial treatments that are customisable for each individual. The cheekily named “facial cocktails” – Fresh Faced Martini, Pretty Bellini and Gorgeous Cosmopolitan – allow you to choose from a range of treatments falling under four tiers: Clarify, Purify, Beautify and Revivify.
Leanda Rathmell test drives a facial cocktail – read on for her thoughts!
On a Friday night, my choice of poison is always the same; a strong Caipirinha – extra lime, easy on the sugar. And when the barman gets that glorious balance just right, it ends my week on the perfect note. A women’s pampering needs are just as particular – whether it’s finding the right colourist, a masseuse that hits the spot or a therapist that listens to your skin’s needs.
If SW1 were a bar, that’s where you’d find me from now on. Their facial cocktails (priced from $220) are crafted by a team of attentive therapists (or should I say mixologists?) to help you target your problem areas. On my visit, I made my major concerns clear; I has recently returned from the beach and my skin was looking noticeably dry, dull and weathered. My therapist Xuan talked me through her plan of attack: a 70-minute Cosmopolitan cocktail consisting of Aqua Dermabrasion, detoxifying 02, intensive LED healing light and a 24k gold mask to restore hydration and repair the sun damage.
The outcome had me beaming – literally. What started as an ultra-dry and dull complexion was now exfoliated, brighter and smooth to the touch. The ‘tight’ sensation of sun-damaged skin had vanished and I could feel the intensive hydration replenishing my skin throughout the day. What’s even better is that I was able to return to the office directly after the treatment, as SW1 provides a beauty room stocked with makeup, perfume and hair products. The clinic at OUE also offers quick beauty fixes from threadlifts to fillers and botox – perfect for the time-strapped exec!
Liked this? Check out more stories on our Hair & Beauty page!