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A sweet treat for the senses - minus the calories
by Cynthia Loh

A favourite formula on those days when you need a quick pick-me-up - a feel-good concoction of vanilla and caramel - now comes in another form that doesn't add onto your calorie count. I'm talking about Sothy's Vanilla-Caramel Calming Treatment, a facial treatment that has been introduced for a limited time period.

If you have dry, sensitive to combination skin, this moisturising facial is a one and a half hour's worth of pampering as you are enveloped in the pleasant scent of vanilla and sweet caramel.

After your skin is meticulously cleaned, a smooth-textured vanilla cream is slathered onto the face for skin to absorb all the goodness of the ingredients. It is then followed by a massage with Melting Caramel Cream.

A relaxing treatment room
at beauty@Genesis

The sweet scents lull you into a state of relaxation as the massage takes all the stress out of your system.

The second final step is a peel-off mask that is applied to calm your skin and give it time to absorb the benefits of the earlier stage of treatment. Another layer of Melting Caramel Cream is thinly spread to leave you sweet-smelling and looking radiant.

But the treatment is not just pleasant. Some studies have found that vanillin, an extract from vanilla, also provides antioxidant benefits that is useful in neutralising free radicals, preventing mild infections and even fighting off certain forms of cancer.

Vanilla can also act as a sedative and anti-depressant, so schedule yourself for a session if you feel a little down in the dumps.

Sothys' Vanilla-Caramel Calming Treatment is available at beauty@Genesis, Raffles Hotel Arcade #02-33/34 for a limited time only for S$160. Call 6334 2312 to book an appointment.

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