Bioessence Diamond Peel Experience

Fashion Flick takes on a beauty escapade at Bioessence Serenity Spa!

I have never undergone a facial treatment before because of two reasons: One, I never want to end up having a tomato red skin that looked swollen, and two, I'm not a fan of those icky flakes that fall off your face due to skin peeling. Thank goodness Bioessence Serenity Spa knows what face treatment is perfect for me - Diamond Peel.

Yesterday at Bioessence's Connecticut Ave. Greenhills branch I was warmly welcomed by their staff as soon as I entered the spa. They offered me a refreshing drink and gave me a list of their services. Krissy (left) made me fill out a client's info sheet before Ms. Henny Ravina, the branch manager (right) asked me to start a free skin consultation with her.

Ms. Henny asked me if I have chosen a specific skin, spa, or massage service from their list. I said I might try their Shiatsu massage. But then she noticed right away the breakouts I was having on my forehead and suggested that I take advantage of their facial treatments.

To analyze my skin problems further, she used a high-tech skin analyzer which works like an x-ray machine for the face. There is a mirror inside and I was surprised with what I saw. Under a special lighting, there were a lot of small to medium specks scattered on my T-zone area. Henny said, "That's what your face looks like underneath." (The picture on the right is my friend Lace having her skin analyzed.)

My skin problems:

Uneven skin tone, pimple marks and scars,
wrinkles around the eye area, active pimples, whiteheads, and oily skin.

Diamond Peel (Instant exfoliation of dead skin cells)

Here I was getting ready for a Diamond Peel with a bit of pimple extraction treatment. The ambiance was relaxing and the air smelled of aromatherapy oils which soothed my mood and calmed my nerves, I almost fell asleep.

Ms. Fe, my facial specialist/attendant who has been with Bioessence for 8 years, entertained me with some info about diamond peel. Special sterilised diamond wands with gentle suctions are used to rub off dead skin cells.

Ms. Fe handed me a mirror to witness how a diamond peel is being done. I watched as my face turned pinkish and felt a subtle stinging pain in areas where the wand grazed my skin. She skipped the spots where I have active pimples because they will only get aggravated. After a treatment of 30 minutes or more, she showed me the dead skin cells that had been collected.

After the diamond peel I also had an extraction treatment. She mentioned I have lots of "milia" that are needed to be taken out. These are small whitish bumps under the skin, in short, whiteheads. Mine have been driven down to a deeper level that's why taking them out was really painful.

When the facial session was over she gave me a quick massage. I've seen the results of the diamond peel instantly - a healthy rosy glow, smoother and softer skin, lighter complexion, and a more evened out skin tone.

Ms. Fe reminded me to wait for 6-8 hours before I can wash my face. Plus, I have to follow up on my treatment if I want to achieve best results and that's about 4 - 6 sessions. One session of Diamond Peel at Bioessence costs Php 1,000.00 (around USD $20).

I've also had a number of pimple wounds due to the extraction so Ms. Fe put some AB Liquid on them. The AB Liquid is an antibiotic for pimples and acne. I ordered one bottle to take home with me. My pimple wounds are now drying up faster than I imagined.

Bioessence Serenity Spa is in the Philippine beauty business for 14 years. They remain competitive by making their clients satisfied and well accommodated through "courteous greetings and pleasant chats". It's also good to know that their staff is composed of well-experienced therapists trained abroad to be more competent. And aside from quality treatments, they also keep hygiene in their top priority.

Bioessence offers skin, slimming, and spa services. Visit for their list of beauty services and products.

Thanks Bioessence!

Photo Credits: Lace (, Jennie (, and mine using dad's camera


Anonymous said…
Cool. Hope they can fix my ugly face. :)
shallow said…
i've always been too afraid to try facials. i have yet to try one for the first time this year (through a gc given to me) and i'm not looking forward to it. i don't think i'd even try it if it weren't given to me for free haha...

i've been hearing about that procedure from friends for years now. is it worth the money we pay?
hi shallow.. :)

yeah i had the same feeling before i've undergone my first facial.. i think it's worth it if the service is done by a professional.. :)

the facial alone can be pretty scary because your zits will be taken out but it's nothing like you can't handle..

the diamond peel is nice too.. but u have to have it 3-6 times before the visible effect take place i think.. :)
shallow said…
uh oh... 3-6 times means more expensive. ouch to the wallet. i'll see how i like my first facial treatment then perhaps try the diamond peel next. scary though, i heard from friends that once you try one facial, you'd want to do it over and over again. it's like foot scrub, so addictive.
yeah expensive nga.. but yeah, just try it even once.. :)
Anonymous said… much is the AB liquid? will it dry your whole face?
Hi.. The AB Liquid costs 100+ to 200+, can't really remember.. It works only on pimples, you don't need to put it all over your face. Dab AB liquid with a cotton on the pimple itself.
hi there!:D.,just wanna ask if bioessence have this so called acne scar laser treatment?..
Hi Jimmy! :)

I don't know yet if they are offering laser treatments. You may visit their website to know more of their services: