Spa-Tember has landed upon us! As you can probably tell from its name, we’re dedicating this month to all things spa-related. 

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But first, let’s talk about the importance of choosing the right skincare solutions provider. Skincare is a lifelong journey that requires a steady investment of time, effort, and money. That’s why we always advocate taking the time to learn about a skincare provider. 

To kick off this month, we’ll be summarising why Porcelain should be your lifelong skincare companion. So scroll along to discover what makes Porcelain a worthy spot for your skin journey.   

Why Choose Porcelain?  

Beyond being a holistic skincare solution provider, we aim to journey with you as you embrace the individuality and uniqueness of your skin. With that, here are 7 reasons to choose us as your lifelong skincare partner: 

1. Highly Trained Craftsmen 

To ensure that the comfort, safety, and quality of your experience are never compromised, all Porcelain therapists must undergo a minimum of 500 hours of training and examinations regardless of background and experience. To further ensure that the quality of their knowledge is prime and updated to the latest in skincare, regular training is conducted by our in-house R&D department.  

Besides their skills, our therapists are passionate about their craft and are eager to help you achieve the skin of your dreams. Rest your head and relax knowing that you’ll always be in good hands. 

2. Your Safety, Our Priority 

Your safety is always our priority. Our team invests a great amount of time into conducting rigorous studies and multiple rounds of stringent testing before introducing any new product, equipment, and protocol to our operations.  

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Additionally, our products are guilt-free and formulated without harmful chemicals. Using the right blend and dosages of scientifically proven ingredients and nature’s best, our products treat the root of your skincare concerns while remaining gentle for all skin types. 

3. Our Skincare Philosophies  

 Our focus is to help you achieve healthy skin from within, so you always have the option and confidence to go foundation-free!  

Everything we do at Porcelain- from our product design, R&D, in-spa treatments, and training- is rooted in 3 main philosophies:  

3.1 Healthy skin is clear from inside out and radiant from within  

To treat your skin concerns, our solutions target the root cause of your skin issues rather than dealing with the symptoms. This allows the treatment to effectively resolve your skin concerns. To do so, all our products and treatments focus on unleashing your skin’s natural healing powers, restoring its natural equilibrium, and are developed by understanding how the skin works, even at the cellular level. 

With this philosophy in mind, we’re able to help stimulate your skin’s natural cellular regeneration for healthier skin in the long run.  

3.2 No two skins are the same 

Inspired by the Japanese art of Kintsugi where broken pieces of pottery are mended with gold to create unique pieces, we believe that everyone’s skin is different and should be treated as such.  

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Therefore, we curate product recommendations and treatment regimes based wholly on you and your skin’s needs.  

3.3  Skincare requires commitment 

Not just from us to you, but also for you with yourself. Skincare is a lifelong journey and we’re here every step of the way. As your skin undergoes a myriad of changes, we will grow and adapt right along with you – and that’s an unchartered adventure we are committed to for as long as you will it too.

4. Customised Solutions 

What works for one person’s skin may not be effective for you. Thus, all our treatments and regimes are fully customisable. Despite our quaint range of skincare staples, different combinations, dosages, and regimes can provide a variety of solutions for every skin’s needs.  

We take pride in creating a custom solution for every skin concern that we crafted a treatment with over 1000 combinations.

5. Harnessing the Power of Technology 

To enhance the effects on your skin and give it that extra boost, we believe in investing in medical-grade technology. Our in-spa facial equipment is not only medical-grade, but clinically tested and imported from global skincare equipment experts (like Israel, Italy, Korea, and Spain). Paired with unique protocols that are researched in-house, it maximises the effects on your skin.  

6. Quality Products 

Suited for all skin types and formulated for Asian skin, we harness the power of natural ingredients and combine them with technologically advanced formulations to deliver honest and effective results. Furthermore, all our products go through rigorous quality control and stringent ingredient checks to ensure quality and efficacy. 

When it comes to skincare and beauty, you should always be able to enjoy your products guilt-free. This means indulging your skin without harming it with harmful ingredients. As a nature-inspired brand, all our products do not contain nasties such as drying alcohols, sulfates, silicones, parabens, mineral oils, and more. 

7. Trusting Bond 

When you close your eyes and lay on our treatment bed, you place your trust in our hands. More than just a professional relationship, your therapists are those you know you can rely on to care for you in times when you most need it – skincare or otherwise.  

Know that we’re always here to provide a listening ear for anything that may be troubling you and getting you down.  

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We hope you’re now well equipped to make an informed choice when selecting a spa for your next facial treatment! 

Ready to start your skincare journey with Porcelain? 

Experience the Porcelain difference for yourself with a Skin Discovery Analysis or Virtual Skin Education, where our Skin Experts will help uncover the hidden secrets of your skin and kick start your skin transformation journey.  

In partnership with SG Healthcare Heroes, here's something special to celebrate our healthcare heroes who have kept us strong through tough times! 

Together, Our Singapore Spirit.  

As a proudly local brand, this year’s National Day theme spoke to us on a deeper level. Starting up from a small shophouse 12 years ago and growing to where we are now, we knew the importance of those who supported us and worked tirelessly behind the scenes to help us achieve greater heights.  

Thus, to embody this year’s National Day theme, we wanted to celebrate the spirit of the people that have kept us strong through tough times – our healthcare heroes!  

In partnership with SG Healthcare Heroes, here's something special to celebrate our healthcare heroes who have kept us strong through tough times! 

Credit: Cedric Fauntleroy 

So here’s something special for our Healthcare Heroes  

In partnership with SG Healthcare Heroes,   

Enjoy an exclusive 1 for 1 special on a Porcelain Facial Treatment*.   

Plus, receive a complimentary 3 piece Skincare Kit (worth $98) filled with curated goodies that will nourish, pamper and strengthen your skin, especially after prolonged hours of mask-wearing.   

*T&Cs apply.  

Use code <SGHEALTHCAREHEROS> when booking your appointment here, or flash your staff pass in our stores and let us take care of you!  

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Not a healthcare hero yourself? Share this special with those who are and help us spread our appreciation for our heroes! 

Gone are the days where the sun’s UV rays were the only thing you needed to protect yourself from. Though its photo-ageing and burning effects still pose a vast threat, increasing urbanisation has led to a growing sea of irritants and the matching expansion of our skincare routines to combat it.

Ultra-Sheer Platinum UV Protector

Ever steadfast in its innovation, Porcelain set out to create a one-step defence. Introducing the local cult skincare brand’s latest edition, the Ultra-Sheer Platinum UV Protector, SPF28. Formulated with real skin types and needs in mind, this luxurious and enhanced sunscreen is a daily skinvestment that works to future-proof skin for a healthy, glowing complexion for years to come.

More Than Just UV Sunscreen

Harnessing the ample capabilities of Cerium Oxide, Platinum, Orange Peel Oil and Sasa Senanensis (Bamboo) Leaf Extract allows this weightless sunscreen to tackle ageing at the root while providing anti-UV, anti-blue light, anti-pollutive and anti-oxidative benefits.

Cerium Oxide

Clinically proven to be a more effective alternative to the commonly found Titanium Dioxide, Cerium Oxide works to defend the skin from harmful blue light, UVA and UVB rays. Its mineral nature also allows it to be a cleaner and skin-friendlier alternative to chemical sunscreens. Additionally, its potent anti-oxidant properties prevent oxidative stress, accelerates wound healing and minimise cellular inflammation to tackle photoageing at the root.

Platinum

A break-through ingredient in the realm of skincare, Platinum lends its anti-oxidant and anti-ageing capabilities to shield skin from daily damage. But the potential of this luxury ingredient extends beyond sheer protection. Its complex nature allows it to enhance the stability of peptides in the skin, remove cellular toxins, boost the penetration of actives and form an electrical balance on the skin surface for heightened protection against oxidative damage.

Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil

A rich source of Vitamin C – an ingredient widely known for its anti-oxidant properties- Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil defends the skin against daily free-radical damage. It also contains additional anti-UVA benefits, protecting essential collagen and fibroblast against photoageing UVA rays.

Sasa Senanensis (Bamboo) Leaf Extract

Used in traditional Japanese medicine, Sasa Senanensis (Bamboo) Leaf Extract contains anti-UV properties that protect skin cells against UV-induced damage while soothing inflamed skin for a radiant complexion that’s healthy from within.

Skincare-Grounded Protection

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Designed with a blend of skincare’s latest advancements and botanical extracts widely used in traditional medicine, the satin-finish Ultra-Sheer Platinum UV Protector’s works for:

Sensitive Skin

Renown for their abilities, Lavender Flower Water and Lavender Oil lend their anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-oxidant properties to keep sensitive skin calm and protected against irritants. Furthermore, Lavender Oil promotes wound healing by stimulating increased collagen production. Coupled with the anti-inflammatory response of Cymbopogon Citratus (Lemon Grass) Leaf Oil, enjoy soothed skin throughout your day.

Ageing Skin

Sasa Senanensis (Bamboo) Leaf Extract contains anti-UV properties that protect the skin’s cells from UV damage. To further enhance its defensive abilities, Platinum, a highly stable anti-ageing ingredient, was added. Known for its multipronged ability to remove cellular toxins and shield the skin against free radical damage, Platinum has proven itself as an effective anti-ageing agent in the realm of skincare.

Acenic Skin

Guard against acne as Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens (Rose Geranium) Oil and Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil work to prevent bacterial and fungal proliferation, form stronger skin barriers to defend against irritants, soothe inflammation and stimulate the skin’s natural healing abilities.

Dry Skin

A blend of Jojoba Seed and Sunflower Seed Oils rich in fatty acids and Vitamin E moisturise the skin while promoting the repair and maintenance of its natural barrier against irritants that threaten to further dry skin.

Crafted with Nature’s Best

No different to the rest of Porcelain’s Skincare, the Ultra-Sheer Platinum UV Protector was thoughtfully designed and sustainably sourced to give back to nature.

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Organic Ingredients

Comprised of 7 organic ingredients clinically proven to prevent inflammation, curb bacteria proliferation while keeping skin protected and moisturised.

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Reef-Friendly Formulation

Free of Oxybenzone, Octinoxate and Octocrylene, enjoy a day by the beach knowing your sunscreen is reef-friendly.

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Clean & Guilt-Free

Free of silicones, parabens, mineral oils, drying alcohols and more, indulge in a clean, sustainable and guilt-free sunscreen without compromise to your skin and nature.

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Cruelty-Free

Clinically and human tested for effectiveness and SPF accuracy to remain cruelty-free and efficacious for you.

Porcelain’s Ultra-Sheer Platinum UV Protector will be available at all Porcelain Spas and online at PORCELAINSKIN.COM at $128 from 8 June 2021.

From 8 June 2021 onwards, redeem a complimentary sample ofPorcelain’s Ultra-Sheer Platinum UV Protector at prcl.in/UV-Sample. While stocks last.

With the rise of viral and bacterial threats, the efforts required to maintain personal health and safety have increased exponentially. In addition to this laundry list of efforts, the requirement of wearing a mask has also created a new issue that is beginning to bog everyone down – Maskne. An abbreviation of mask acne, Maskne is acne caused by the heat, humidity and bacteria encapsulated within the mask. Dealing with it requires taking additional steps in your daily skincare routine to ensure that skin is clean and free of bacteria build-up. While these steps may be effective in managing Maskne, it does not actively protect, treat or soothe the skin throughout the day.

This inspired Porcelain to develop Skin Protecting Sanitizer, a solution that combines its skincare expertise with high performing medical grade ingredients to be the first product available in the market that combats against viral, bacteria and Maskne threats alike.

A plant-based, alcohol-free sanitizer formulated with a combination of natural and medical grade ingredients like Eucalyptus Oil, Tea Tree Oil and 200 ppm Hypochlorous Acid Water (HOCL) clinically proven for its effective antiviral properties. Designed to combat Maskne without stripping the skin of its natural moisture. The Skin Protecting Sanitizer is suitable for children, sensitive skin, use on fabric and surfaces.

With its active ingredients, the Skin Protecting Sanitizer effectively:  

Protects the skin against bacterial proliferation and eradicates any viruses on the skin. Additionally, the use of natural insect repellents like Tea Tree Oil and Eucalyptus Oil aid in protecting you from the rising threat of Dengue. 
Treats Maskne by reducing the presence of bacteria – a large factor in causing breakouts while wearing a mask – with the natural and effective anti-bacterial properties of HOCL, Tea Tree Oil and Eucalyptus Oil
Soothes inflamed skin with the help of Tea Tree Oil and Eucalyptus Oil – both known for their strong anti-inflammatory properties.  

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Formulation 

Formulated with active ingredients like 200ppm Hypochlorous acid water (HOCL), Tea Tree Oil and Eucalyptus Oil to combat viral, bacterial and Maskne threats.  

200ppm Hypochlorous Acid Water (HOCL) 

– Is safe for humans and animals 
– Used in hospitals for wound care
– Naturally found in our bodies as an oxidizing agent released by white blood cells
– Breaks down bacteria and viruses’ protein to cause their cell death
– Dosage of 200ppm gives it the ability to effectively kill viruses within 5 seconds  

Tea Tree Oil 

– Strong anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties 
– Anti-inflammatory properties aid in soothing irritated, inflamed skin 
– Oil controlling properties to reduce the likelihood of breakouts 
– Natural insect repellent 

Eucalyptus Oil 

– Strengthens immune system 
– Strong anti-bacterial properties 
– Anti-inflammatory properties aid in soothing irritated, inflamed skin 
– Natural insect repellent 

Discover our 3-in-1 Anti-Viral Skincare Remedy to treat, soothe & protect your skin.

Dear Friends of Porcelain,  

The days are long but the years are short, and I cannot believe how quickly time passes us by. In the blink of an eye and Porcelain turns 11 as I recall each Porcelain milestone like it happened only yesterday.  

We didn’t make a big deal of our tenth anniversary because we felt that we were still a young company with so much room to grow. However, in 2020, we were put to the test by COVID. Questions raced through my mind – do we have sufficient cash-flow, do we have a nimble team, can we preserve jobs, will our customers support us, how do we continue to serve during this period?  It was when we answered all these questions I’d realized our last ten years haven’t been in vain as we have built quite a solid foundation.

From establishing our first spa to developing a full range of in-house formulated products, we have come far. We have won more than 70 beauty awards locally and internationally, proud to be recognized globally as the Best Beauty Spa in Asia for 8 years (WLSA, Haute Grandeur), and featured on the Louis Vuitton City Guide since 2012. I have recently written about how our dreams can come true, if we work hard for it. I had dreamed of a day where Porcelain would be recognized as a skincare leader, while being human as a company. Porcelain 2020 isn’t too far from that dream.

The pandemic and temporary closure of our spas, have forced us to grow and to change. I believe these new shifts will pave the way for future success:

Training 

Training has been our core and we have now taken to virtual training. We took the opportunity to refresh and up skill every single person in the team, clocking in an estimated 160 hours of training per person during Circuit Breaker. Fun fact: Up to this day, I personally test every therapist before they are allowed to perform the treatments on you to ensure uncompromising results and quality.

Virtual Skin Education (VSE) 

Education forms the heart of what we do and we wanted to continue doing so in the virtual space. A task force was put together to create the program in March and a three-module education program is now available for you. This is not a sales program – but one to connect, engage and build your skincare relationship with you.  

Personal Prescription 

During this ‘break’, we have kept jobs by keeping busy.  Your therapist have worked in teams to discuss your skin issues, to develop a personalized product and treatment plan to help you achieve your skin goals.  You can now view the prescribed plans by logging on to your account on the latest  Porcelain Skin Mobile App.

E-Commerce

With online sales being our only revenue stream the past months, we have worked tirelessly to ensure our skincare products are readily available for you. You can now shop for Porcelain skincare on Porcelain, Krisshop (yes, you can redeem using miles), Lazada, Amazon and a few more in the pipeline.

Also, many friends of Porcelain have been so kind to post their skincare routine, and testimonials for us on Instagram and on our website. We are tremendously grateful for your word-of-mouth, for this is what our business is built on! 

Giving Back 

As a company, we are constantly exploring new ways to give back and contribute. We have launched Reusable Cotton Pads that comes with a cute laundry bag and 100% of profits goes to The Nature Conservancy. Our R&D team have also been hard at work to create a sanitizer good enough for use on the face. Leveraging on our knowledge on skin, the Skin Protecting Sanitiser is anti-viral, anti-bacterial, 100% natural, alcohol-free and child-friendly. It does not just protect you from viruses but also keeps acne at bay. 500 pieces from the first batch will be donated to Healthcare workers.

Thank you for believing in us and for standing by us. You are the reason we are here and kept going. We are very grateful for the opportunity to serve you the past 11 years and look forward to many more years to come.  

With Love,  
Pauline Ng 
Founder of Porcelain