For the first time, I was able to try The Asian Secrets Whitening Spa, located at The Block—SM City North EDSA last month! The spa was unveiled last July 2013 to make the Lulur Whitening Ritual available to everyone. The Javanese Lulur, a 300-year-old royal purifying ritual, was once exclusively used by brides-to-be from the royalty, 40 days before their wedding day. Javanese princesses were treated with the Lulur ritual everyday to whiten and smoothen their skin so that they will be most attractive especially on their most awaited day.
For the not so familiar, Asian Secrets is a line of whitening product and this is the first time they've open a spa. The Asian Secrets Whitening Spa specializes in whitening body scrub services. Their therapists have been professionally trained in the Lulur dry scrubbing method that effectively yet gently exfoliates the skin. Moreover, the spa’s ritual has been developed to target body areas prone to darkening, giving the skin an even-toned and whiter glow.
Asian Secrets Lulur Whitening Facial Scrub contains Bengkoang (Yam Bean in English or Singkamas in Filipino) a traditional Indonesian whitening ingredient. Bengkoang extract has natural whitening properties and can make skin look brighter and more radiant, contains vitamins C & E which are known as antioxidants that can fight harmful pollution from the environment to keep skin healthy.
Unlike the jagged edges of many body scrubs, the Asian Secrets scrub has spherical beads that gently roll over the skin when applied. This gentle exfoliation leaves your skin smooth and supple without being abrasive to your skin.
"Relaxing & Brightening Facial" at Asian Secrets Whitening Spa
Lulur whitening facials are now offered at the spa to beautifully brighten the complexion and to complete the whitening experience. One can choose from a range of facial services from express brightening facials, to facials with comedone extractions, and to facial services with infused lymphatic facial massage. These services not only bring back the glow of the skin, but also relieve stress buildup by relaxing tense facial muscles and by triggering lymphatic flow to cleanse the face of toxins.
A signature massage service is also offered for individuals who want to relax and unwind. Unlike the typical massage, which uses massage oils, the Asian Secrets Whitening Spa uses its signature whitening body lotion to hydrate and whiten the skin. Its signature massage also consists of the spa’s signature body strokes that are targeted to relieve stress and rejuvenate the body. The spa also offers whitening body wrap services for those who want to fully indulge and whiten their skin.
The spa highly recommends its relaxing and whitening treatment packages where you can enjoy both the whitening body scrub and signature massage. This treatment starts with a total body exfoliation using the Lulur body scrub recipe. Traditional dry scrubbing is done using the spa’s signature sequence specifically made to effectively remove dead skin while also targeting areas prone to darkening.
The Lulur scrub is followed by a warm bath while using the Asian Secrets Bengkoang Soap. The ritual is completed by the spa’s signature massage. This luxurious indulgence takes approximately 80 minutes. After the Lulur treatment, the skin immediately becomes soft, smooth and glowing.