About a year ago, I posted about my skin care routine *here.* I pretty much still follow that simple routine but with different products now. In that post, I also told you my skin's 'history.' I had a lot of pimples back then (like way, waaaay back), and I was really insecure about my skin because of that. Thankfully, though, my face cleared up after a while. The products I used really helped. But one thing I had never tried was getting a facial. I didn't even know what facials were for (haha). Afraid of the pricking and the tomato-face that one usually gets after facials. I didn't know that facials could be 'painless' until I heard about Diana Stalder's Painless Facial service.
Diana Stalder is a face, body and skin care clinic that aims to provide quality skin care services and products to Filipinos. Yes, Diana Stalder is a 100% Pinoy-owned company. I actually thought it was a foreign brand when I first heard about it. FYI, Diana Stalder is named after the daughter of the company's founders :)
Aside from a wide range of body and face services (like basic facials, whitening, anti-aging, anti-acne treatments, body massage, hair removal), Diana Stalder also carries its own line of skin care products - all of which are manufactured by Stalder Laboratories Inc., one of the biggest skin care manufacturers in the Philippines. Visit their site *here* for the complete list of products and services.
Here are some of Diana Stalder's skin care products.
|Lotions, toners, creams, sun-protection products|
Jars - old packaging
Tubes - new packaging
|Night gel, light cream|
|Many variants of soaps|
|Top: Old packaging|
Bottom: New packaging
I'm glad they changed the packaging!
Diana Stalder recently launched their Painless Facial service, a general facial procedure that involves galvanic desincrustation. Galvanic desincrustation? I'll spare you the technicalities. It's basically a procedure that makes use of a direct electric current to relax the pores and soften the sebum and dry skin cells. The idea is that after desincrustation, the sebum and other blockages have softened already, making them easier to remove, hence a 'painless' extraction. You can learn more about desincrustation by watching *this* very informative video.
|Fellow bloggers getting prepped for their facial|
|Products used for the facial|
|Make-up removal and cleansing, |
followed by exfoliation and steaming
|The passive electrode that the client needs to hold during the process|
The whole facial procedure takes 45 mins to an hour. Every step is timed, even the massage strokes are counted. Pricking is optional after desincrustation. I've heard that the treatment is best when followed by Casmara mask application.
My experience... (Note that I hadn't had a facial before this so 'til now I have no idea how painful a regular facial can get.) First, my face was cleansed and exfoliated. The whole procedure, even the desincrustation, was really painless. Didn't feel any discomfort at all. I was warned that there would be a tingling sensation during the process but the only time I felt something tingling and sparking was at the beginning when the therapist was (I believe) switching the current on. While the electrode was being moved around my face, I didn't even feel anything tingly. Dunno why :/ When the electrode was being moved near my hairline, I felt something like my hair was gently being pulled. Haha. I chose to go ahead with the pricking after the galvanic procedure. Now, that part was a bit painful. Actually, the painful part was when the sides of my nose and my right cheek (where I had an annoyingly huge pimple) were being pricked. The other parts like the top of my nose and my left cheek, not as much. So over-all, the extraction was not totally painless and, as I've been told, way less painful than that in regular facials. The pain was tolerable. I've never experienced regular facial (one without the galvanic treatment prior to extraction), and I think I don't ever want to. Haha.
But then again, the pricking part's optional. If you don't want to go ahead with it, your facial will be totally painless, thanks to the galvanic treatment :)
|After the facial|
It's been almost a week since I had my 'painless' facial, and I noticed that my pores appear smaller now so I guess that means the extraction was effective. Note that my skin is oily, and...
HAHA. Sorry, I just had to! Mean Girls is one of my fave movies ever :P
Want to experience a painless facial? Visit any Diana Stalder clinic. Price: P999. *Store locations here*
|Diana Stalder team introducing the Painless Facial - |
Ms. Mauie, Mr. Francis and Dra. Deanne
|Thank you, Diana Stalder team!|
|With fellow bloggers|
L-R: Ayzee, Sam, me, Eyah, Mitchie, Ana, Joyce and Genzel
The sparty was held at the DS-Svelte branch at Eastwood City.
Very spacious, relaxing and clean inside! Perfect for sparties! The rooms themselves are also very clean and well-maintained, you won't feel uncomfortable getting your facial (or any other treatment, for that matter) inside.
|With Diana Stalder herself (L) and Ms. Dina Stalder (R), |
founder of Diana Stalder
Diana Stalder's on Facebook and Twitter too, by the way :)
|SPF lotion, toner, collagen cream, papaya kojic soap|
Expect a post on these products soon :)
Disclaimer: Service was provided by the company for free but the views and opinions expressed in this post are purely mine and based on my own experience with the service.