La Prairie Marine Biology Emulsion and Tonic


I’m not sure how I ended up being interested in La Prairie. I just remembered walking by their counter one day and after striking a conversation with the lovely SA at the counter, I sat down and she patiently took me through the whole range.

I left with a few samples in hand and booked myself a $200 facial that was redeemable on their products.

This is the room located somewhere in David Jones Bourke St, my skin felt really plumped yet refreshed after the 90 minute treatment.





I ended up picking the tonic and emulsion from the marine biology range. To be honest, anything else was too expensive and this sounded more suitable for my skin. The emulsion was $170 and the tonic $100.

The tonic is similar to clarins hydraquench serum and while it looks like a toner, it really is more of an essence / serum. I love the shade of blue (how dreamy) but the packaging is a bit shit. It’s so hard to not get it all over the place when you pour this onto your hands.

The emulsion is definitely hydrating enough for winter but it has to be used in conjunction with the tonic. All in all, 2 pretty decent products but I’m not sure if it’s worth the high price.

I was given a sample of their Essence of Skin Caviar Eye Complex. I don’t know if it’s just me but I put a thick layer around my under eye and that area does look like it shows improvement. I definitely feel like buying that now!


Facials at 128Faubourg / Sothys Flagship Review

I read on Facebook that 128Faubourg is now also known as Sothys Flagship.

I have had my facials here for almost 2 years so it seems befitting that I write a post about my experience.

Here’s a summary about the environment:

  • The staff carry themselves professionally and are neatly attired
  • Private – you get your own room
  • Ambience – low lights, warm and nice settings, clean wrap and towels, soothing music
  • These are the treatments I’ve tried:
    Correcting Treatment (RM 220)
    For when I have pimples and congested skin, this is the least luxurious treatment because it involves extracting the gunk out of your face and use of tea tree / eucalyptus based mask to purify your skin so it could sting and tea tree never smells nice. The mist machine is unlike any that I’ve tried, it disperses the mist so evenly at just the right temperature.

    Brightening treatment (RM 260)
    For when I have a lot of scars as a result of scratching my pimples 😦
    I’ve only tried this once and remember enjoying a face massage that went with the treatment. Don’t expect to see instant results, this is something you need to be doing consistently.

    Hydra lift treatment (RM260)
    Perfect for those with dehydrated skin. My 2nd favourite treatment from Sothys. Expect to have amazingly supple, bouncy and hydrated skin after this treatment.

    Synergy Plus Treatment (RM290)
    My favourite among the lot. I have dehydrated yet oily skin, sounds familiar? I am glad someone came up with this. It’s always frustrating when you are prescribed something really hydrating yet it makes your skin too oily. The aim of this treatment is to normalise your skin’s condition. There are 2 types of skin conditions that they target, the beautician will be the best person to recommend the right treatment for your face. This also includes 2 ampoules meaning more face massages!

    I do think the prices are a bit on the high side so in order to make it more affordable, you have to get their packages and there are certain times of the year when you can get better offers. I am thinking open days as well but don’t expect bargain offers. You are usually going to pay the same amount for your treatments in the form of credits and get free eye treatments and some product offers thrown in. Although I would rather spend less on my facials seeing i go every month, you really get what you pay for. If only they had 6 months interest free right? Ok maybe it’s just me. Oh and first time customers get 30% off.

    I have been to serenity skin therapy which uses Thalgo products but the facials at 128Faubourg are so much more luxurious including the overall setup. If anyone wants to share any other awesome places for facials do leave a comment.

    They are located everywhere: 1 utama, great eastern mall, bangsar village 2, bangsar shopping centre, empire and publika.