AN INSIDER'S GUIDE TO HONG KONG

 
 

 

 

hongkongwetshave.com
view counter

FLAWLESS - CENTRAL'S HIP NEW URBAN SPA

Who doesn’t want to look perfect? New spa on the scene, ‘Flawless’ tempts us with the alluring concept.

Distinguishing itself from competitors, Flawless boasts exclusive distribution of British skincare biotechnology ‘Medik8’ in Hong Kong.

Medik8 products allegedly use the best available technologies, such as liposome encapsulation, to deliver visibly improved results to our skin.

Design

Conveniently located in Central, the look and feel of this urban day spa is a hip hybrid of a New York loft and a London townhouse. Natural light streams through the large windows, illuminating a modern black and white interior, and an enticing fuchsia pink door, which beckons us into the heavenly chambers of Flawless’ specialized beauty therapies.

Facial

Eager to experience what the exclusive spa products hype was about, I decided to take Flawless up on the Superfacial ($980 HKD) for 60 minutes – designed to even out skin tone and texture.

My beauty therapist commenced with a gentle cleanse – the antioxidant Rosemary foaming cleanser. One whiff of the organic herbal oil in this product, and my nagging headache started to dissipate.

However, I wasn’t quite ready for the sensation that came next. A cream cleanse containing an exfoliating L-Mandelic acid was applied to my skin, setting off waves of tingles all over my face. Unsure if this was normal, I was relieved when the cream’s pacifying ingredients of cocoa butter and orange oil kicked-in, preventing my skin from feeling stripped of moisture during the exfoliation.

And I felt even more reassured when papaya enzymes were massaged into my thirsty face, digesting my old skin cells; unveiling fresher smoother skin cells.

This glowing result is ‘pret-a-montrer,’ so be sure to book your facial just before an event where your new radiance will be fully appreciated.

More than just facials, Flawless Hong Kong also specializes in nails, and makeup - featuring the products of famed French cosmetologist ~ Laura Mercier, and Aromatherapy Associates.

Beauty Tip

One important tip I learned from my visit to Flawless is that the application of anti-ageing products is in fact time sensitive.

My favorite Medik8 product is C-Tetra – a pro-collagen vitamin C antioxidant serum. C-Tetra helps prevent and reverse the signs of aging with Vitamin C, 3% Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, and Vitamin E.

Previously, I had been applying vitamin c to my skin just before bed, which is not a bad thing, but simply not absorbed as well as in the morning.

A few pats of this serum into my skin at the start of the day, and I can feel my skin firming and smoothing for several hours.

The Verdict

With its young and edgy interiors, medically-backed spa products, and urban-chic graffiti art, I couldn’t recommend Flawless more as your next aesthetic-therapy destination.

Address: 4/F Sea Bird House, 22 Wyndham St, Central, Hong Kong

Hours: 10am to 10pm daily

By Cindy Wu

CG