Bask in a mid-day beauty refresh at Iridium Spa, The St. Regis KL

A welcoming respite


By Wei Yeen Loh

Bask in a mid-day beauty refresh at Iridium Spa, The St. Regis KL

Raring to go for a rejuvenating massage or facial for a perk-me-up in the middle of the day? Here’s one good reason to swing by The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur’s Iridium Spa: The tranquil sanctuary has recently incorporated an all-natural face and body care range that makes for an elevated experience while nourishing your skin. During a recent trip to the spa (located on the sixth floor of the hotel), we explored holistic skincare brand Espa‘s bestsellers alongside a range of treatments you can opt for.


The treatment of the day was a Bespoke Facial—a 60-minute session that encompasses cleansing, exfoliation, a treatment specific massage, and mask tailored to my skin type and concerns. Before getting started, my beauty therapist conducted a consultation to gauge more about my skin dilemma (dry with an oily T-zone) to find out which skincare products from Espa would give me the best possible results. She gave me two options, but offered a blind test for me to pick out a scent I’d be more inclined to. My choice was the Balancing Face Treatment Oil, a purifying facial oil with lemon, rose geranium, and jojoba and avocado oils to help balance excess sebum while improve hydration. Incidentally, I also ended up choosing the Hydrating Floral Spafresh, a toner with similar ingredients and the same scent.

The facial started out with makeup removal by way of the Cleansing Milk and Soothing Eye Lotion—I liked that the latter had a cooling, almost refreshing effect. After that, my therapist massaged the treatment oil with gentle motions onto my face, as a bid to stimulate face muscles and improve oxygen flow to the areas, hence acquiring a healthy glow. In between snoozes (thanks to the pleasant, rose geranium scent that lulled me to dreamland), she exfoliated my face, neck and décolleté with the Refining Skin Polish, followed by a 20-minute session with the Essential Cleansing Mask.


Upon removal of the mask and patting on moisturiser over my face, I could already feel my skin soaking up all the natural goodness from the products. This facial is one to go for if you’re looking for a seriously relaxing treat that will give you a compliment-inducing glow. Case in point, I attended an event right after the facial and received a fair share of “Your skin’s glowing!” comments that warranted major consideration over a second visit to the spa.


Apart from the Bespoke Facial, check out Iridium Spa’s latest non-invasive Endermologie treatment: A natural, painless technique using mechanical stimulation to target anti-ageing, detoxification, silhouette reshaping and body contouring. Take your pick from a range of modules offered at the spa, including face and body treatments to firm skin and restore suppleness.


Check out Iridium Spa’s menu to book your visit. If you’re interested in trying out Espa’s all-natural body and skincare range, head over to Iridium Spa to experience it firsthand, or explore the website here for more details.


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