I’ve never been a fan of spa treatments. I hate getting massages, and going to a spa isn’t the first thing on the agenda on days when I want to rejuvenate. It’s usually a cold face mask and a lot of Sims 4. I wasn’t one to go for regular facials either, so I was very indifferent when I learned that I was about to get a Galvanic Facial Spa at the recent Nu Skin AgeLOC Me™ event I went to.
Before I got the facial massage, I got my skin analyzed first. I was horrified with what I saw, because it was basically a bad photo multiplied by six and with different filters. The Nu Skin skin expert told me that my skin was extremely oily, but that was okay, as people with oilier skin tend to appear younger. She also told me that I needed to hydrate my skin more, specifically in the undereye area, since my wrinkles appear twice as severe than what’s deemed normal (9% visibility is normal, and mine was at 18%).
I honestly wasn’t surprised with the results from the Facial Analysis System. It was just telling me what I already knew about my skin, but I was convinced that I should be wearing sunscreen on a daily basis. I am currently using Happy Skin’s Sun On the Go Hydrating UV Mist SPF 35 PA++.
Nu Skin’s AgeLOC Me™ Galvanic Facial Spa System is basically a conductor that uses Galvanic currents to help the skin absorb the ingredients from the Galvanic face gels. The steady current also helps in circulation, as it tries to “spark” the youth back in your skin. What the gadget aims to do is brighten the skin, lift it, and help reduce fine lines and wrinkles in just a few minutes. Of course, I was very skeptical about it.
It only took five minutes for me to completely change my opinion about it. I was told by the marketing assistant that I would feel a little tingle during the massage as the currents were doing its thing, but I did not expect it to be such a relaxing sensation.
There were two types of gel applied to my face: the Pre-Treat Gel (preps and cleanses the skin prior to the main event) and the Treatment Gel, which has the patented AgeLOC ingredients. While there wasn’t any distinct difference between the two in terms of skin feel, I did feel my skin get a little tighter as she applied and massaged the Treatment Gel. I knew that magic was happening right at that moment.
After a couple more minutes of the tingly and soothing sensation, the kind lady wiped the excess gel from my face and topped it off with what I believe was the serum from the AgeLOC line. My face felt a little bit like tenderized meat after, so I expected my face to appear very red and a little bit beat.
I could not be more wrong. I was glowing: rosy cheeks, supple skin, and pores no one could clock. The first thing I said out loud was, “Ang ganda ko I’m beautiful).” Suddenly, I felt the need to do it everyday. My skin has never felt so refreshed and deeply cleansed, and I wash my face everyday.
It was, in all honesty, too good to be true. While it has given me amazing results, I think it’s one of those products that you have to use everyday and for a long time to maintain those results, and if you stop it, you’ll be back to your old haggard form. It’s barely been a week, and my skin is sadly back to how it was pre-facial spa.
With the SRP that’s about P21,000 per set, it’s a purchase and a commitment that I can’t make just yet. I do acknowledge that I may not be the target market for it, but a girl like me can dream.