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Beauty Review: This Facial Promises To Give You Korean Star-Worthy Skin

A first in Singapore, the Hanbang Skin Solutions is a new Korean facial service centre, which features an array of different treatments (we tried the Hydro Boost Care here) that promotes firm facial muscle and bright skin appearance through the use of its Geunmak Therapy, a Korean traditional massage technique.

The Treatment

The 90-minute treatment only uses Skinceuticals products and begins with a thorough skin analysis so that my therapist was able to choose a more targeted treatment for me. She chose the Hydro Boost Care treatment. It starts with a double cleanse, followed by a gentle peel to remove dead skin cells. My therapist then applies the Phloretin CF Serum, which is rich in vitamin C to brighten and even out skin tone. She then applies a cooling gel before using the Sonic machine with a meso applicator in upward motions to help de-puff my face. After which, she applies the oil-free Hydrating B5 Serum before proceeding with a shoulder massage. She employed the Geunmak technique, which uses firm, hard strokes to stimulate the fascia, a layer of connecting tissue made up of collagen that sits beneath the skin to enclose and stabilise the muscles. She then applies the Hyaluronic Acid Intensifier, which boosts moisture levels in the skin. I am then treated to a Face Lymphatic Drainage massage on my face. My therapist used soft, slow strokes that felt very relaxing. The Hydrating B5 Mask was then applied and left on for 15 minutes. Once removed, eye cream, moisturiser and sunblock were applied.

The Verdict

I really love the massages, which made me feel extremely pampered and relaxed. My skin looked visibly brighter, more radiant and plump. It also felt really smooth and I didn’t have to use any sort of base makeup after. My face also looked slimmer thanks to the Lymphatic Drainage massage. The skin analysis was also really thorough and precise, which allowed me to understand my skin a lot better. $425.86, 23 Serangoon Central  ( #04-30 Nex Singapore), tel:  +65 9066-8449

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