Cold weather can take its toll on our skin causing it to look dry and dull. Expat Living’s Kate Woodbury recently road-tested two skincare treatments guaranteed to give your skin a glowy boost in the form of a facial and an IV drip treatment.
#1 AquaPure by EstheClinic
While I love the afterglow of a good facial, the extract phase is far from my favourite. So when I heard about the AquaPure skincare treatment at EstheClinic, I couldn’t wait to try it. One of the clinic’s newest aesthetic skincare offerings, it promises a medical grade, all-inclusive hydrating facial delivered in a pain-free way.
The patented treatment uses a vortex technology to seamlessly cleanse, extract, infuse and hydrate the skin. The suction feeling is gentle – quite soothing in fact. Most importantly, it is indeed totally pain-free, which is surprising given how thorough the cleanse and exfoliation is over the course of just 45 minutes.
The results? My skin was super clean afterwards; I’ll certainly get this facial again.
Price: HK$1,200, currently discounted to $600.
#2 Skin Glow IV Drip at LifeHub
My visit to LifeHub began with a health questionnaire and basic health checks, including blood pressure and temperature. Next up, the clinic’s doctor saw me for a consultation about my health. She asked how I’m sleeping; “Not great!” I replied. We discussed the various available IV drips, and after a summer of sweltering under a mask, I opted for the Skin Glow IV. She also confidently promised me it would deliver a good night’s sleep.
The nurse administered and monitored the drip, which took about 45 minutes. It contains a mixture of vitamins, minerals including magnesium, and powerful antioxidants; the aim is to achieve “luminous, glowing and healthy looking skin”.
The results? I had to admit to being slightly sceptical and was managing my expectations accordingly. However, after a blissful seven hours of uninterrupted sleep, my skin was definitely clearer and more dewy. But what surprised me most was the huge surge of energy I had for a few days following the IV drip.
This article first appeared in the Winter 2020 issue of Expat Living magazine. Subscribe now so you never miss an issue.