Do you know that the skin around the neck is thinner, contains a different collagen composition and is more vulnerable to wear and tear as compared to your facial skin? Gulp!
And since a turkey neck and wrinkly décolletage are the earmarks of aging, it is important to make sure you show equal or even more TLC to your neckline.
I’m still on a quest to becoming the ultimate glamazon bride so having a smooth and supple looking neck is certainly on the top of my vanity list now. 😛
And what better way to achieve it than to visit The Glamourous Factory, an avid purveyor of beauty and style. 🙂
They not only offer a five-star menu of facial treatments by Guinot, they also provide nail care services as well as a mini yet spectacular wardrobe of fashionable pieces for you stylish trendsetters!
Read on to find how the folks at The Glamourous Factory plumped up my crepey neck skin in an hour!
As mentioned in my introduction, the skin on the neck is most susceptible to aging so it is imperative that you exfoliate and moisturise it regularly. However, the skin around that area also tends to be more sensitive so proceed with caution.
For me, I prefer to leave it to the experts so I decided to try TGF’s Guinot Hydradermie Lift Neck Treatment to stimulate the neck muscles and tone the skin.
The skin around my neck is plagued by ugly creases and wrinkles due to a bad neck care regime and excessive sun exposure when I was younger.
Here’s a close up.
It’s in a pretty bad shape eh?
TGF to the rescue! Fong Siew, an experienced facial therapist of TGF commenced the treatment with a gentle cleansing routine to prep the skin for more nourishing products to follow later.
Next, she massaged the Guinot firming gel on my skin with her hands.
|Guinot Firming Gel Neck Bust Decollete|
Then proceeded to flush out the toxins and firm the muscles by massaging the same gel on my skin with this special apparatus.
It was a rather relaxing process and it lasted for about 10 minutes. Check out the difference!
The skin that underwent the treatment looked significantly smoother and the lines were also less prominent. Yay! I want more!
And now we move on to the other side!
According to Fong Siew, the repetitive motion is like a mini ‘bodybuilding’ exercise for the neck muscles. This will help the skin to regain its firmness and reduce the appearance of lines.
Now we continue to lift and enhance the elasticity of the skin with a firming serum. Fong Siew applied more pressure this time as this helps the skin absorb the essence more effectively and ultimately tighten the skin for a more refined look.
|Guinot Liftosome Lift Firming Face Serum|
|Guinot Masque Energie Lift Energizing Lifting Mask|
And now we wait 30 minutes for the skin to absorb all the nutrients.
Fong Siew finished the treatment with a neck moisturiser to maintain the results and reinforce skin elasticity.
|Guinot Longue Vie Cou Neck Cream|
And we’re done!
I had a few zits on my neck after the treatment but they went away after a couple of days. Nonetheless, I still think the end product was rather alarming. Honestly, I wasn’t expecting any visible improvement at all as I initially assumed that neck care treatments are for maintenance only.
Well, so if you’re looking to improve the condition of your neck lines, now you know who to call. 😛
But! Don’t expect the wrinkles to disappear totally. They will go away slightly but it will also take a lot of effort on your part by going for regular treatments, religiously applying sun protection and employing a healthy lifestyle to stimulate collagen production along your neck lines and sustain the positive results.
Overall, I’m happy with the experience. 4.5 Honeyz crowns for its miraculous outcome! 😀
Other amazing products in the Guinot range.
See what I discovered!
This product is a marvel of ingenuity I tell you. It prevents body odour and hair growth at the same time!
|Guinot Deo Epil Smart Anti-Hair Regrowth Spray Deodorant|
|Guinot Anti-Rides Flash Wrinkle Eraser System|
Besides facial treatments, TGF also houses a full-fledged nail parlour for all your manicure needs.
Since I was doing another wedding shoot in a few days, I decided to give my toes a makeover too!
I was served a nice cup of tea before Grace of TGF attended to me.
Grace removed the gelish nail polish on my nails before scrubbing and polishing my dry feet.
Then she applied a fresh coat of paint and decorated it with some cute polka dots.
And that’s not all! Guess what she did next?
Can’t tell what it is?! Alright… Let’s add something.
Added the famous feline’s signature ribbon. Now? Can you tell what it is???!
Haha! The look was actually inspired by my black Hello Kitty bag.
I was carrying it that day and thought I could paint a black kitty on my toes too. More photos below!
And this was how the nails looked like for my Disney themed wedding shoot.
The photo was taken by A Square Visual Studio but edited by me so the filter might not be the most ideal for this photo. For more professionally edited wedding photos by the heroines of A Square Visual Studio, watch this space!
Meanwhile, TGF also has a fashion department where they retail some very trendy sartorial choices at pocket friendly prices. Here’s a glimpse of the collection!
Finally, thank you ladies for a marvellous afternoon of pampering and cheery banter.
|The ladies at The Glamourous Factory and me!|
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Plaza Singapura, #04-38, 68 Orchard Road
Monday To Friday: 11.00am to 9.00pm
Saturday and Sunday: 11.00am to 8.00pm
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Monday To Friday: 10.30am to 8.30pm
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