In this week’s Treat yo’self Tuesday, we’ve got the ultimate K-beauty facial to give you the glowing skin you’ve always wanted
You can’t deny this: K-beauty is killing it. It’s bulldozed its way through the mainstream makeup and skincare worlds, and we’re loving it. How could we not? The poreless and flawless complexions of Korean women (and men, for that matter) are #skingoals.
But as much as we try to follow the famed 10-step skincare method, life often gets in the way. That’s when we need a little boost; there’s nothing quite like a tension-taming facial to rev up skin radiance. Our immediate choice for a pampering procedure was Sulwhasoo: the luxury skincare brand combines medicinal herbs with ancient preparation methods. The result? Pure magic.
Ginseng is Sulwhasoo’s star, so it’s a no-brainer that you deserve the 80-minute Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Treatment. Unlike most facials, the treatment begins with a foot bath. This isn’t any plain ol’ saltwater scrub – it uses ginseng scrub and warm ginseng water straight from Korea to stimulate blood circulation (and kickstart the process of achieving that enviable K-beauty glow).
Then the six-step treatment officially begins with the Sulwhajeong Facial Massage. Choose between four delicate scents – pine, plum blossom, white sandalwood and first peace – inspired by Korea’s flowers and foliage. This scent will then be applied to a dry cloth, then massaged onto your meridian points on your face. A gentle, yet thorough cleanse and exfoliation follows.
Next begins targeted applications to combat skin aging, using best-sellers like the First Care Activating Serum and Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Cream EX. Expect frequent massages, including one which incorporates a jade ring to lift your facial muscles and balance your yin and yang, as well as a ‘pinching’ finger massage to drain impurities. Products used are naturally nothing less than indulgent – take the Radiance Energy Mask. It’s capsules made with the brand’s trademark Jadesphere technology to intensely boost skin clarity. Priced at $280, the facial is available at Sulwhasoo’s beauty lounges in Capitol Piazza, WestGate, Tangs @ Tangs Plaza and ION Orchard.
Sulwhasoo, locations in Capitol Piazza, WestGate, Tangs @ Tangs Plaza and ION Orchard.