For those of you who don’t know me, I have a mild addiction to Korean skincare and beauty treatments. I’m easily allured by all the package deals, the accessibility, and the actual results. I figured it might be a good idea to start sharing about some of what I get here.
I’ve been obsessed with the concept of an Aqua Peel ever since I first saw a video about it on Facebook close to a year ago. In addition, someone posted in one of the various foreigner groups here that it was possible to get one here in Seoul (Silly me, what procedure isn’t possible here?!).
I could have sworn I either had a pore vacuum or really wanted one back in middle school, but the point is that it either didn’t really work or had poor reviews. But even years later, I was still positively intrigued. As someone with not great skin and adult acne, having a completely unclogged face has always been one of my fantasies.
Was this going to work? Was it going to be a sham?
I tend to be clinic loyal, as with most things. If I feel like I’m getting a good deal and receiving solid customer service, I’ll be an eternal client. I’m not really into bouncing around from place to place. This is such the case with Hair & Joy. I’m super in love with the Gangnam Muse Clinic.
Clinics here in Korea (probably because there’s an infinite number of them) have all these packages and deals, and that’s how I found out about the Aqua Peel. The website has an English option, and the facial would only come to 27,500. I felt that for that price, it was worth a shot.
I thought it was just going to be a 10 minute pore vacuuming session and then they send you on your merry way. I really felt like there was a lot put into it. First of all, I may be a total weirdo, but the suctioning feeling on your skin is just awesome. For stubborn blackheads, they personally extracted them, although there were only a couple the vacuum didn’t get. This is super impressive because I have oily skin and my pores are gigantic (although lasering has definitely helped!).
Ahhh, what a great feeling. I have to admit that a lot of extraction videos are a little too much for me (but I know plenty of people who find them to be a guilty pleasure) but actually experiencing it is a whole other ballgame.
They also put a nice AHA BHA solution on my face to help exfoliate and then a nice cooling mask. I felt super moisturized when I was finished. After the treatment, there was not a single pore clogged on my face. Well, duh. I mean that’s what I paid for, right? Still, I didn’t know it was actually going to work all the way.
I got it done close to a week ago now, and my skin still feels slightly glowy. As is the case with pores, they exist so they will get clogged again. Living in a city with notorious air pollution doesn’t help, either. So, yeah, some pores have totally filled up, but many haven’t. Also, I should mention that I didn’t get to see the watery pore tank I’ve heard about. I’m not sure if it was my broken Korean or just a policy there, but I didn’t get to see all that had been cleaned out.
In all, I would totally get this monthly or bimonthly. My apologies for not getting a picture straightaway, as I totally blanked on the fact that I would be making this post. I feel that at this point taking a photo and uploading it wouldn’t do any justice.
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