Hi hi hey!!
New York Skin Solutions. I think most Malaysians are familiar with this particular brand no? I mean, we see the advertisements like ALL THE TIME.
Anyhoo, recently, I read on their website, or Facebook page, cant remember which one, that they are giving a free facial trial for first time customers to try out their services and products, so I thought, why not? SO I signed up, and booked myself an appointment.
I went to the Mid Valley branch, first impression as I walked in, no greeting, no welcome, so I was like, yeah, fine whatever. Went up to the counter to let them know that I was there for the appointment. They took down my details, brought me into this room, and asked me to fill up some forms, you know the ones, like what’s your lifestyle like, how much water you drink a day, stress levels, current skin care routine etc.
Did that, and ended up waiting for 25 minutes. Anyway, I decided to give them the benefit of the doubt, there was indeed a lot of people in the branch anyway. Then the consultant Vivian walked in and did a quick consultation of my skin. Unfortunately I was not allowed to take pictures, *how to blog??* company policy and what not. But basically I have uneven skin tone, and spots on my face. Not much acne or pimples thank god. The machine sees EVERYTHING! My skin looks so scary I tell you. All my pores looked 1000XXX bigger, and I could see so many craters!
*shield my eyes from the horrific images*
So she proceeded to recommend some packages for my ‘issues‘. It was expensive as I expected, since I did my research before going. I refused all of it and told her that I was there for the free trial only and if I’m interested after that, i’ll let her know what treatments I would want.
So then we went into the facial room, and I got changed, got comfy on the bed. AND WAITED ANOTHER 30 MINUTES.The consultant did come in to let me know that there were a lot of people, it being a Saturday and all.
So I said I’d wait. When she finally came in, she did a quick facial cleanse, since I had a full face of make up after coming there from an event earlier. She put on a sheet mask, and put the steamer on for about 20 minutes or so. And when I say steamer, it isn’t the nice warm hot steam you’re imagining, but a ice cold jet of steam. not sure why they use cold steam instead of hot steam. Any ideas why?
Afterwards, she put a thick, white, nice smelling mask and left that on my face for another half an hour, and guess what? I felt so comfortable I fell asleep! Vivian later woke me up by starting to wipe the mask off, and asked me if I had a good sleep. LOL. Then she gave me a quick neck, shoulder and face massage and that was so heavenly. *note to self, go for a full body massage soon*
Anyway, I felt much better my nap, and she continued the facial by putting on some moisturizer and sunscreen on my face, and I must say, she has SOFT hands, like so soft it feels so good!!
After the facial, I did feel so much better, and my skin looked and felt so much radiant! I liked what I saw. I got a small trial/sample pack of their products containing a gentle face cleanser, aqua intensive toner, and tinted day cream (SPF25) as well. I’m loving the tinted day cream, and I might just go and get the full sized one soon!
I would definitely want to try NYSS again, but right now, their treatments are just out of my budget. It really is expensive to look your best 😦
What do you think? Any cheaper but better ways to attain gorgeous skin?
Drop me a comment and tell me about your skin issues, and how you’ve managed to solve them. *Help a sister in need*