December 4, 2015
When Chanel invited us to try out a facial at their new CHANEL ESPACE BEAUTÉ space at SEVIIN at TANGS, we looked through the menu of services and found it hard to resist a treatment with a name like “Moisturising Cocoon”. The Chanel facial room is a new addition to TANGS at Tang Plaza’s luxury beauty services floor and is hidden away in a quiet corner of SEVIIN; on the inside, the white interior is bathed in a soothing yellow light that immediately puts you into relaxation mode. Our therapist, Pam, took the time to explain the differences between the various available treatments, such as how more targeted pinching techniques are used to lift and firm the skin for the Le Lift Smoothing Sculpting Treatment, and how the Sublimage Ultimate Regenerating Treatment is a luxurious replenishing treatment for more mature skin, using the Chanel Sublimage skincare line.
As for the Moisturising Cocoon Face Treatment we tried, it involved smoothing and oxygenating massages – Chanel facial therapists never use tools on your skin, only their trained hands – with the objective of both moisturising and replenishing the skin. In the hour or so that the treatment took, Pam opened up our pores by compressing hot towels over our skin (Chanel doesn’t use steamers), did a scrub while massaging the face with a pair of netted mittens, hydrated our skin with the Hydra Beauty Micro Sérum, did a neck and shoulder massage using a jasmine dry oil (that’s not for sale and only used in Chanel facial treatments), and even did a hand massage towards the end.
Pair all of this with the heated massage bed, the quiet ambient music playing in the background, and the dim, soothing lights, this was definitely one of the most luxuriously relaxing facials we’ve tried yet (but we expected nothing less from Chanel). At the end, you also get the option of getting a customised makeover with Chanel makeup, either in the privacy of the facial room, or downstairs at the Chanel counter, where you get to try out the full range. There are four treatments available at ESPACE BEAUTÉ, each making use of a specific Chanel skincare line, so whether you’re looking for something more targeted or something just to give your skin an overall treat, one of these options should fit the bill.
Moisturising Cocoon Face Treatment, 60 mins
$150 for a single treatment, $750 for a course of 6 treatments
Le Blanc Absolute Whitening & Radiance Treatment, 75 mins
$180 for a single treatment, $900 for a course of 6 treatments
Le Lift Smoothing Sculpting Treatment, 75 mins
$200 for a single treatment, $1,000 for a course of 6 treatments
Sublimage Ultimate Regenerating Treatment, 90 mins
$250 for a single treatment, $1,250 for a course of 6 treatments
CHANEL ESPACE BEAUTÉ, SEVIIN at TANGS (7th floor of TANGS Plaza). By appointment only, call 6738 1307. Open 10.30am to 9.30pm from Mondays to Saturdays, and 11am to 8.30pm on Sundays.