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Belle de Jour Planner Giveaway (Part 3)*

Every week this month, I'll be giving away a Belle de Jour planner package! There will be two (2) winners this week. To join, follow my page on Facebook *here* and comment on the giveaway photo! Full mechanics are on there. Special thanks to Belle de Jour for the prizes!

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*This giveaway is open only to Philippine residents. Winners will be chosen and contacted by me through email/social media for their delivery details. Make sure the accounts you use to enter are accounts you check regularly!

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Monday, June 17, 2013

Getting Pampered with Bioessence's Urban Escape Treatments

How do you de-stress? 

We all have our ways. They can be as simple as curling in bed with a good book and watching your favorite movies, or as "luxurious" as a dinner at a fancy restaurant and a three-day hotel stay. As for me, I like taking nice long baths and using every product in my bathroom shelf (haha) and going to my favorite salons to get my nails done.


If you like going to spas for facials and massages, then you're gonna love the latest from Bioessence - their Urban Escape treatments (Pampering Massage and Luxurious Facial)!


Description (from Bioessence): You can now take a break from the stress of your day to day routine! Give yourself a chance to enjoy the benefits of relaxation from these rejuvenating treatments guaranteed to restore your weary body and spirit.


A few weeks ago, I was able to try their Luxurious Facial treatment, which was said to be a unique blend of pampering and rejuvenating treatment that uses luxurious and specialized products. Sounds very inviting, right? Another thing that's great about this service is that comes with a face, neck, chest and arm massage. A luxurious facial, indeed! Let me tell you how my facial went :)

Facial room
Towel, hanger, robe, a pair of shorts for the client's use. 
Pretty towel arrangement. Hihi ;]
Products used

My experience: The treatment started off with cleansing. My face was massaged with cleansing milk then  exfoliated. The products used had a minty scent that I found very soothing. Then I enjoyed a relaxing head, neck and chest massage. It had been a while since my last massage, so I really enjoyed this part of the treatment. The therapist was gentle enough, and I didn't experience any discomfort. After that came a short Diamond Peel treatment. It was my first time experiencing any kind of microdermabrasion. The Diamond Peel tool was moved across certain areas of my face. It felt like my skin was being lightly pulled or vacuumed but it's not at all painful. Next was facial steaming for about 10 minutes (based on my estimate), then it was extraction time. The extraction part was painful especially on the nose area, but it was tolerable. 'Wow' was all I could say after the therapist showed me all the 'stuff' that had been extracted. There was a lot :/ After extraction, a mask was applied on my face, and my lips were coated with balm. While the mask was drying, my arms and hands were massaged and moisturized. My arms were then wrapped in plastic for maximum moisturizing. The mask was removed after a few minutes, then a moisturizing cream (Vitamin E, if I'm not mistaken) was applied on my entire face.

I was advised not to wet my face for about six hours. I was itching to wash my face once I got home because the cream was a bit heavy and it left my face shiny, but I managed to wait. There were a few red spots on my nose, cheek and chin after the facial, but the redness subsided after a few hours.

Here's a photo of my bare face eight hours after my facial and after washing.

(Don't mind the pimple scars on my left cheek! I've had those for
a couple of months already (even before my facial),
and I can't wait for them to fade :( )

Blackheads, gone. Pores, tight. Skin, soft and smooth! I was happy with the results. My face felt and looked clean. And the facial itself was very relaxing, with the minty scent of the products used and the massage and all. It's like a 2-in-1 service! Next time, I'm gonna try the Pampering Massage. I heard it's really good as well :)

If you're interested in trying out these Urban Escape treatments for some R&R, go ahead and visit the nearest Bioessence branch. The services cost P998 each, and they take about an hour and a half to finish.

Ms. Iya Consengco, the vlogger behind youtube.com/missplpify
and the new face of Bioessence

"Love yourself. Unlock a different spa experience. 
Pamper yourself with Urban Escape treatments."

For more info on these and other Bioessence services, follow Bioessence on facebook.com/BioessenceCorporatePage and twitter.com/BioessencePH.


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.

8 comments:

  1. wow. this is amazing! galing.. I want to try their service riiiin :D and galing ni Iya.. bongga niya! hehehehe :D

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  2. Nice results and reasonable price! Lucky! I'm now unwilling to let a non-dermatologist do extraction on my face though. :/

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  3. Ahh.. I want a massage! Like seriously.. my lower back and knees are in pain right now. Ufff!

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  4. I wish I could teleport myself to the shop and have a facial right now

    Beauty by Tellie

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  5. havent tried bioessence's services and im so curious about it :) looks like you had a great time :)

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  6. this one's been handed over to me through pamphlets and thinking of I might try it. :)

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  7. I used to go to Bioessence but now my fave is Facial Care Center! The best facial I've had ever!

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  8. weeeehh sarap sarap naman :) good thing you enjoy ;)In fairness mura sya for 998 ahh

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