Tucked in a corner of East Coast Road, nested atop a shophouse in the heritage neighbourhood, lies a luxe but cozy skin parlour. Take the lift to level 4 and be greeted with a lounge that represents a SOHO style living room. I was greeted by Miss Sylvia Yeo, owner of Sylvia Skin Atelier and her friendly staff.
Sylvia has been in the skin and beauty industry as early as her late teens. Started with importing and exporting of skin care products from Japan, she also co-founded a new, self-made facial mask formula in conjunction with Hada Labo. She was a feature writer for Seventeen magazine and appeared on TV as a Celebrity Beauty Consultant for “Watsons Beauty Unveiled II” and “My Fair Ladies 小女人，大视界”.
Recently, Sylvia Skin Atelier is partnering with Institut Esthederm from Paris to customize skin care treatment for the local market needs. Although I was initially hesitant, after all, I’m not that sort of metrosexual male who religious embarks on skin care regime. But my sensitive skin problem has been haunting me since my early 20s and it’s always a constant uphill battle for clear, smooth skin for me.
I believe that these days skin care is not longer the exclusive rights of women. As men, we do not use make up to conceal blemish spots, I feel that all the most we need to go for facial and use good skin care to ensure our face is free of blemishes. This is especially so for us in customer service, sales and marketing whose “face” is part of good grooming habits.
Institut Esthederm is a high-tech beauty and health brand. As the name suggests, Institut Esthederm strives to be an authority (institute) in the science of beauty (esthetique) with products targeting at promoting youthful looking skin (dermatology). Prior to my facial treatment with Institut Esthederm, I was given a one-to-one comprehensive consultation with skin care professional at Sylvia Skin Atelier to assess my current skin condition. Unlike most salons that use a standard formula, the consultant asks about my beauty goal and advices what treatment and products I can use. At least for me, there isn’t any hard-selling which I’m thankful for.
Before first treatment: My skin is oily and I suffer from acne outbreak and redness. Being a blogger despite my busy full-time work means that often I need to work late through the night to complete articles, late nights are not good for our skin as our body needs to rejuvenate. My blemishes are focus mainly on both sides of my temple and the sides of my chin.
After second treatment: My skin is visibly better, especially my left side. You can see that it is smoother compare to my original condition.
After third treatment: Strangely I found a few pimples popping out. I was worried and rang up Sylvia who advised me that it’s part of the nature treatment process of Institut Esthederm. As I’m using the Pure Care treatment system, it helps to plunge out the toxic and hence causing the outbreak to clear the excess oil from the skin. I also notice that although I have one or two extra pimples, my skin has transformed from shiny, oily look to matte, non-oily look. Usually by noon time, my face will have a nature shine but these days my skin is less glossy.
Sylvia Skin Atelier regularly conducts skin care workshops for public to understand more about Institut Esthederm’s treatment. Here’s an upcoming session on 17 January 2014. To find out more about their exclusive partner, you can also check out Institut Esthederm’s website.
Sylvia Skin Atelier is located at 131 East Coast Road, #04-01, Singapore 428816.
Tel: 6344 7333
Facial treatment services at Slyvia Skin Atelier starts from $220. I highly recommend the 75 minutes Sensitive Skin – Full Defence or the Acne – So Pure package.