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Blue Crystal Facial, Slimming, and Spa
I've been a skincare junkie since last year but I have to admit that sometimes, my routine is just not enough. I have a an oily, acne-prone, and sensitive skin. I have large pores around the cheek area and evident whiteheads and blackheads around my nose area. I use peel off masks and clay masks and anything I can use just to get the annoying comedones out of my face but only a few of them worked. That's why I treat myself to facials at least once a month or once in 2-3 months. I've been to a lot of skin clinics already but it was only just recently that I had the most satisfying facial experience ever. Thanks to Blue Crystal Facial, Slimming, and Spa, I finally found a spa destination here in Cebu that I will keep coming back to.


Blue Crystal Facial, Slimming, and Spa

Last Wednesday, August 1, I was given the opportunity to try the facial services of Blue Crystal Facial, Slimming, and Spa. This spa destination is the baby of Charity Young who has been in the business for 25 years. She is well-equipped with trainings and attends beauty conventions to learn more and new techniques that she can introduce to the clients of Blue Crystal. The first and main branch is in Tagbilaran, Bohol and has been open for six years already. They soft opened last October 2017 here in Cebu and officially opened January 2018. The Cebu branch is located at the second level of Queensland Manor building in Rahmann Street.

Blue Crystal Facial, Slimming, and Spa

I chose to try their Diamond-Oxylight Facial since I was assuming that the "Diamond" is the Diamond Peel procedure which is what I have usually availed in my previous experiences. This is so I can compare how their Diamond Peel facial is different from the others that I have already tried.

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And here, meet the beautiful and very nice staff of Blue Crystal, Ate Rain and Ate Ivy. They were originally assigned at the Bohol branch but they are now here in Cebu to provide their expertise and excellent services to the Cebuano market. And gosh, look at their pretty faces! Their faces were super fresh and glowing in person which made me even more excited and eager to try their services!

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Blue Crystal Facial, Slimming, and Spa - Cebu branch only has four rooms—three are dedicated for the facial services and treatments while the other one is dedicated to other services such as lash perming, lash extensions, eyebrow microshading/microblading, and other permanent makeup services.

Also, the reason why Ma'am Charity didn't want a bigger space for her clinic is she doesn't want to commercialize and compromise the services that they offer just so they can fully accommodate everyone who walks in. She wants them to be able to maximize what they paid for and be satisfied with the services delivered. And that is pretty impressive, don't you think?

Blue Crystal Facial, Slimming, and Spa

What is a Diamond-Oxylight Facial?
Basically, it's a combination of their three services: Blue Crystal Facial + Oxyjetpeel + Diamond Peel.
The Blue Crystal Facial is the standard facial procedure which includes cleansing, steaming, blackhead and whitehead extraction, and facial massage. The Oxyjetpeel, on the other hand, is a procedure where high-pressure oxygen, whitening, and anti-aging serums are infused to achieve a youthful glow. Lastly, the Diamond Peel is a mechanical exfoliation treatment using a vacuum-like machine to remove dead skin, erase fine lines, and smoothens skin texture for a finer, brighter, and more glowing skin.

Now, if you're curious about the rates, let me break it down for you. The Blue Crystal Facial alone is Php 600, Oxyjetpeel Facial is Php 800, and the Diamond Peel Facial is Php 1200. If you want to avail all three services like I did, it's Php 1500 so you will be saving A LOT of pesosesoses.

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Steps during my Diamond-Oxylight Facial:
  1. Cleansing Milk with Facial Massage - The first step was basic cleansing using the Cleansing Milk to remove dirt and makeup. A facial massage was conducted as well.
  2. Facial Scrub - After, a facial scrub was used to gently exfoliate my skin.
  3. Steaming - Next is the standard procedure in every facial—steaming. My face was exposed to steam for a good 15 minutes to really open up my pores and soften the dead skin cells.
  4. Waxing - Now this part was very new to me. Of all the facials I have tried, this was the very first time that I encountered a waxing step. This is actually similar to applying your usual peel-off masks. Ate Rain, the one who handled me, applied wax onto my forehead, nose, cheeks, and chin. Then wax papers were placed on the areas where wax was applied and left for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, the wax papers were slowly peeled off and I was amazed with all the gunk that was just removed from my face.
  5. Cleansing Milk - After waxing, Cleansing Milk was then again applied on my face and a sonic brush was used to remove the wax residues.
  6. Pricking - Next is pricking and this is my most awaited step. Ate Rain was very gentle in doing this and it actually didn't take her so much time since most of my whiteheads and blackheads were already removed during the waxing step.
  7. Diamond Peel - After pricking, the Diamond Peel procedure was next. And it went on for ten minutes. I really enjoy Diamond Peel facials because I like the feeling of my face being vacuumed. Yes, get all the dead skin outta my face!
  8. Oxyjet Peel - Next is the Oxyjet step where a bottle of high-pressure oxygen was attached to an oxygen infusion machine and then was sprayed all over my face.
  9. Facial Mask - Then, a sheet mask was put on my face for another 10 minutes. And what's interesting about this mask is that the essence used in the sheet mask is actually personally formulated by Ma'am Charity herself. Amazing!
  10. Collagen Vitafusion - Next step is the Collagen Vitafusion. Collagen Cream was applied all over my face first and then Ate Rain massaged my face using a machine to infuse the collagen to my skin.
  11. Whitening Capsule - Next, a whitening cream which literally came out from a capsule was applied all over my face.
  12. Photo Treatment - And lastly, the Photo Treatment. It's a treatment using a machine shaped like a hair dryer which is used to heal the redness from the pricking and to close the pores.




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The Result:
After around 1 hour and 30 minutes, I was finally done and look at that glow! I had Korean chok chok skin after the facial for the very first time! Usually, my face ends up dry (with visible dry patches. EWWW!) after the facial but my experience at Blue Crystal Facial, Slimming, and Spa was the exact opposite. Because whose face would get dry with all the extra extra steps and creams and serums they have infused into my skin right?! I was stunned! My skin looks so healthy!

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Also, whenever I get facial, I immediately look at my face in the mirror to check if my face was thoroughly cleaned. And never have I experienced an almost gunk-less face. I always get disappointed seeing the annoying black dots in my nose even after the facial. BUT NOT WITH BLUE CRYSTAL. I stared at my face in their mirror for so loooong because I was looking for the black dots a.k.a. blackheads only to discover that they were mostly wiped out! And I'm not even kidding! I was totally impressed that I joyously told Ate Rain how happy I was with what she did. My heart was literally jumping with happiness.

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I also mentioned that I wanted to know how their Diamond Peel procedure was different with the ones that I've tried before. There was none with the procedure itself because the same machine was used. It was how the procedure was handled. Ate Rain was very gentle in using the machine because it can actually hurt a bit since the face is a bit dry after the pricking. She included my neck too which I haven't experienced before. And the most significant difference is how long the procedure was. Normally, the Diamond Peel treatments I've tried only lasts for around 3-5 minutes (yes, I do take note of that). But at Blue Crystal, the procedure takes at least 10 minutes! What dead skin would be left after that right? Haha.

I also love that my face did not get red that if only it was still early, I can still go around the mall without covering my just-had-facial face. Thanks to the Photo Treatment, the redness was indeed minimized.

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Having tried a lot of facials in the past, this was the only time that I was very impressed and very satisfied with the results. I joyously shared to Ma'am Charity how extremely happy I was with their services. She also shared that she does not want to promise her clients anything, instead she will deliver it. And I have to say that it is definitely true.

I can't wait to go back next week since I will be trying their other services as well. Yay! Thank you so much Blue Crystal Facial, Slimming, and Spa and Ma'am Charity for the opportunity. It was lovely to meet you and chika-chika with you! Also, thank you, Ate Ivy and Ate Rain for being so nice in agreeing to take some of the photos. Haha. And thank you for the excellent service! Keep it up and see you again soon! :)

P.S.: I availed the service for free in exchange of an honest review of their services. I hereby claim that all views and opinions stated in this post are 100% GENUINE based on what I personally experienced.



Blue Crystal Facial, Slimming, and Spa - Cebu
2nd Level Queensland Manor Condominiums
Rahmann Street, Cebu City
Opening Hours: Sunday-Tuesday and Thursday-Saturday 1PM - 9PM
(Closed on Wednesdays)
Contact Nos.: 0999 223 5399 / 267 7712

29 comments:

  1. Wow! This is the type of pampering I would love. It sounds wonderful.

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    1. I know right! Moms like us need pampering once in a while :)

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  2. That sounds amazing right now! I would love to get rid of the blackheads on my nose!

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  3. Oh my gosh this sounds like such a great experience! I haven't had a facial in ages, but they can make you feel like a new human!

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    1. Agree! You should get yourself a facial every once in a while! :)

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  4. It sounds like you had a great experience. I've had only one facial in my life and it was not where near this involved. I would enjoy going to get pampered like you did. Thanks for sharing and your pictures are beautiful.

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    1. Thank you! I hope you can have a second, third, fourth, and many more facials soon! :)

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  5. Seems like you had an awesome time and you were glowing! I love being pampered with and think it's important to take some ME-time now and then!

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    1. That's why I was really satisfied with everything! And yes, it's definitely important to pamper yourself every once in a while. We all deserve it :)

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  6. Wow that is quite the facial. I have had panty of facials in my day but all the steps you laid out in this one was very impressive. Usually mine are a cleanse, exfoliation,mask, steam, extractions, toner, hydrating gels and lotions and eye creams of various types. I see why they call this a diamond facial, your skin looks great!

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    1. I haven't even tried being applied with hydrating gels and lotions and eye creams in my previous experiences! Haha. And yes, my skin looks healthy that's why I will keep coming back for a monthly session!

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  7. I'm into organic skincare and have been for quite sometime now. However, I do want to have my face done.

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    1. It's nice to have it cleaned by the experts sometimes too :)

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  8. Time away from the kids pampering myself sounds like a win-win situation! This sounds so relaxing and fun!

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  9. Nice.. seems like the steps / procedure are more than the usual facial and diamond peeling procedure that I've gone thru too. Do you happen to know if they have branches in Manila?

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    1. True! That's why I was so amazed. They had a lot of steps that you can't experience from the others. Unfortunately their branches are only here in Cebu and Bohol. :(

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  10. You can really tell that your face is glowing after the treatment! Awesome time spent!!

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  11. Wow, that's a very thorough facial. Your skin looks gorgeous after it. Nice

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  12. There's nothing like a good facial. This looks like an excellent experience.

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  13. This place looks so peaceful and serene! Your skin looks absolutely glowing after your facial. I need to get one ASAP!

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  14. Looks like you have a relaxing experience in Blue Crystal Facial, Slimming, and Spa. I have diamond peel before and dont quite like it, my skin is too sensitive with diamond peel and feeling very dry for the following days. Glad yours turn out quite good.

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    1. That's how my previous Diamond Peel experiences felt. My face was very dry after the session. That's why I was really satisfied with my experience at Blue Crystal because the results were amazing.

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  15. There is such a great feeling in being pampered. I really enjoy a facial I always feel so refreshed and clean afterwards. This looks like a seriously great place to visit!

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