Masego Mandelic Acid Medi Grade Peel

Masego’s MANDELIC REJUVENATION PEEL – and promo below

Mandelic Acid is anti bacterial .Derived from  bitter almonds ;it contains antibacterial properties and improves acne, abnormal pigmentation and photo damaged skin. It’s use often as an AHA peel and is less harmful to what dermatologist have been using in the past.

The good news is! Mandelic peels are now available in Singapore. Here’s my review on the medical graded Mandelic Rejuvenating Peel available at Masego The Safra Spa.

Read my previous post of Masego here:

How It Works

Mandelic Acid is used to treat a variety of skin issues including photo aging, acne, rosacea and other pigmentation disorders. It has a pH of 3.4 and is strong enough to produce a mild exfoliation, but is tolerable by most skin types because of its lighter “prickling” sensation.

Mandelic Acid’s antiseptic and antibacterial activity makes it useful in treating acne in adults and teens, and since it reduces inflammation and redness it is supportive in pre- and post- treatments. It helps prevent the formation of damaging radicals following the cell disruption caused by microdermabrasion, chemical peels and laser.

According to its manufacturer, mandelamine is safe for long-term usage.


Upon arrrival, I was lead to my safari tent treatment room so that I can get changed into one of the cute little tube pullovers with a safari print.

1.The Therapist starts by double cleansing my skin and then analysing it

2. She tells me I should take more “cooling” stuff such as “liang cha aka cooling tea” since I seem to be “heaty”.

3. She proceeds to apply the Enerpeel Mandelic acid peel all over face. Each Enerpeel has a brush attached it. The formula is gently applied all over skin when the therapist squeezes the attached tube to release the mandelic acid.

4. The Enerpeel sloughs away your dead skin on the top, and then penetrates deep into the skin to generate collagen and renew cells.

5. After about 10mins, neutralizer is applied all over face. It was comfortable at first but it got only my lip and stung just a little bit.

6. After which I had a shoulder massage and mask is applied for about 15mins.

Therapist – applying neutralizer


The results were quite immediate and stunning. I looked into the mirror and felt super pleased because my pores were almost non existent on my nose and cheeks and my skin felt really smooth and radiant. Best facial I had in 2013.

Note to mention the entire process was painless and very comfortable. Mandelic acid is actually suitable for individuals with sensitive skin. Thumbs up for this discovery.

The facial was a quick 45minutes as there is no massaging. 4-5 days later, my skin peeled very very lightly (It almost not noticable at all). I only noticed while applying foundation as there’s when dry skin or any peeling becomes obvious.

I can’t wait to go back to do this!

Reader Perks:

$68 nett trial price (inclusive of 30-min application time + 15-min head & shoulder massage + complimentary 15-min hand massage) for yourself and your readers. Promotion is valid till 30 June 2013 and for first time customers to Masego Spa. Quote “Alethea – Mandelic Peel Promotion” when you call in to book for an appointment to enjoy this special rate.


SAFRA Jurong

333 Boon Lay Way Level 3,

 Singapore 649848

Tel: 6790 1661

Read more about scientific studies on people with acne etc over a 3 course period treated with Mandelic Acid. And about the Enerpeel systems used by Masego here



Mandelic Acid is an alpha hydroxy acid but it has a number of chemical properties apart from acting as an exfoliating solution which does not trigger erythema. Its ability to help control rosacea has been shown but its actual mechanism of action in treating rosacea symptoms of reddening and thread veins is unknown but there is evidence that may point us in the right direction. It is ideal for those prone to reddening.

It is known to be antibacterial and antiviral and also helps to encourage vascular turnover and regeneration while suppressing reddening skin chemical reactions. Enerpeel MA 40% will reduce the thickness of the stratum corneum from 37 microns to 25 microns immediately after the peel and then it will reduce further over next 24 hours to 23 microns.

So Enerpeel MA is an exfoliating peel where the Mandelic Acid AHA molecule size means it is absorbed more slowly and hence does not trigger Erythema and therefore does not trigger excessive reddening or post inflammatory pigmentation,

Event: VanityTrove’s Pink Carpet and Masego Spa party

Upon Vanity Trove ‘s invitation, I checked into Masego – Singapore’s first Safari themed Spa this afternoon with my mom on Easter Sunday.

The event was themed “Very Very Beautiful Person” and Mother’s day spa-cial which treats us bloggers and our moms to a lovely spa session and then sneak previous of the beauty troves with demonstrations from the brand managers.

Masego is actually part of Mary Chia (a name I reckon we’re all familiar with) and the spa has taken quite some inspiration from balinese resorts. The cozy, lightly lited interiors spotted several wood carvings, lots of green, and batik sheets for the spa beds.

As for Vanitytrove, I am sure you have heard about this. Founded by the same Douglas Gan behind ShowNearby. Vanitytrove is Similar to a service like Birchbox in the US, it cost $25 a month to subscribe to.

Thereafter, samples and sometimes full sized cosmetics from well known brands are selected and sent to you every month. It makes a kinda cool gift when you are running out of ideas for girl friends.

Here’s how it works:

1) Sign up for an account, subscribe to the service on for a monthly fee of only S$25/-
(inclusive of packing, shipping + handling fees) or S$300/- for 13 months (1 month free!)
2) On the 15th of every month, VanityTrove sends out specially curated sets to paid subscribers
3) Receive the troves hand-delivered to you and have fun testing out the lovely items within.

Don’t forget to recycle the lovely white and pink boxes.

We had a choice of the following:
Cappu Detox Spa Remedy (90-min) How about a caffeine high to wake that tired body?

Traditional Indonesian Herbs Spa Remedy
(90-min) Herbal heat rubs anyone?

Luminous Pearl Face Spa

And we chose the Luminous Pearl Face Spa treatment that has freshly grounded pearls to nourish and clarify skin – it was paired with a lymphatic massage. Great for detox!

Noticed that the Spa provides a cute little brown with leopard trim tube frock for you lounge in while undergoing treatment. I didn’t get the name of my therapist but she was really good!

We were given time to test some wonderful products and to ‘concoct’ our own beauty troves (with items from the Mar and Apr boxes).

I chose Starlash number 18 (which was side winged) and 9(for natural look) -since mom didn’t want to use it I’ll have both for myself :)

We were also given a tube each of Princess Pinki lip and cheek tint which is a colorless fruity however once applied – turns a lovely pink hue. I tested this on my wrist once I got home and ended up turning the corner of my macbook pink LOL. The staying power of this was so good that I had to wipe it off my macbook with an alcohol swab. (Gasp!)

I was thrilled to receive yet another Spa treatment voucher for a session of Cappu Detox Spa Remedy (another excuse to visit Masego), and I’ll probably bring my boyfriend on this one since it’s near his home. There was also a satchel of the coffee scrub enclosed…nothing quite like the aroma of coffee mmm.

And I love that we now have aromatherapy for hair that doubles up as a styling agent too – Viola find that in your April boxes. (Look hard at mine and you might just find out which item it is)

Here’s a peek into my box – if you look hard enough and if you know what was in the March box, you’ll be able to spy at the April goodies.

Managed to test the ever so popular K Palette ‘TATTOO’ eye liner as well.
I’ve read that K-Palette 24H Waterproof Eyeliner is designed to stay smudge-proof and tear-resistant throughout however it seemed like it rubbed off after application. Nonetheless application was very easy with the brand’s patented micro-fibre brush. I liked the feel and how it glides on effortlessly. These’s liners and eyebrow pencils are sold at Watson as well as SASA stores.

Since I arrived the latest, the ladies from a cool company presenting a new lip product (that is build in with a wonderful light mechanism) had left – which was a pity since I was looking forward to try that. I was born with really thin lips and I am pretty sure they’ll have something for me LOL.

I’ll find some time to use these products and give show you readers the results.

Cheerios and I hope everyone enjoyed their Easter weekend!