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  • Writer's pictureLynn Anna


Updated: Jun 16, 2021

Not too long ago, I had an amazing trip. I traveled to South Korea and stayed in Seoul. I got to visit many exciting areas, restaurants, malls, and beauty shops.

Including the prestigious Sulwhasoo spa in Gangnam-gu, Seoul.

Sulwhasoo is a well respected company that is known for combining their “own holistic beauty products with Asian wisdom.” To be holistic is to combine harmony and balance. They believe that wisdom and holistic beauty go hand in hand.

They also believe in the benefits of natural ingredients such as ginseng, JAUM balancing complex, and red pine.

The spa is a very welcoming place where Sulwhasoo treats their clients with a holistic beauty experience by the use of their products, experienced therapists, and unique rituals.

As soon as I entered the spa, my treatment journey began. I was presented with a selection of different medicinal aromatic oils to choose from. Each oil was designed to appeal to a different sense while awaking all five senses. I was given the opportunity to pick one oil that best appealed to me and what I wanted my mood to be. The oil I picked was an oil with energizing properties. I wanted to be full of energy to explore the city afterwards.

After you pick your oil they present you with a list to fill out and a complimentary hot tea. On the list you answer questions about your skin concerns. When your skin therapist thinks you are ready she comes to check on you. Together you discuss your skincare concerns and what the ideal treatment will be. They want to make sure you choose the best treatment for your needs.

I am very obsessive about my skin. I tend to prefer treatments that I don’t necessarily need at the moment based on my age. Except treatments with harsh chemicals and retinol. I currently avoid those. I prefer anti-aging treatments because I believe that prevention is key. It is a lot easier to prevent something then it is to fix it. So based on my concerns and goals the aesthetician and I thought the Ginseng and Jade Renewing Treatment was the perfect choice.

I travel a lot, I live in a polluted city, I face dry air conditions on airplanes, and I don’t always get enough sleep. This treatment is “an anti-aging treatment that delivers the strength of youth through Capsulized Ginseng Fortifying to diminish deepening wrinkles, and Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Cream to improve skin rejuvenating power with the Jade applicator.”

(Sulwhasoo uses beauty tools such as Jade (cooling power), amber (warm energy), white porcelain (complete purification). Each of these treatment tools have natural energy that combines with the skincare to create (optimum) treatment results.)

The benefit of my chosen treatment is self-maintenance, wrinkle improvement, and anti-aging.

The main products and tools used are:

Capsulized Ginseng Fortifying Serum

Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Cream

Sulwhasoo Spa Special Ampoule

Jade Applicator

My Sulwhasoo spa treatment was a very relaxing and rejuvenating 80 minute experience that started with a foot bath and scrub, then moves to face and hand care, then finishes off with a scalp massage.

Overall it is worth the experience and it really does revitalize your skin. If you get to travel to Seoul one day, I recommend that you give them a try. You will have a true Korean facial experience with the added benefits of healthy glowing skin.

Please let me know if you have visited the Sulwhasoo Spa before o have tried their products. Also please let me know if you have traveled to Korea. I would love to know all about your thoughts and experiences! You can reach out to me at, or comment below, or on my Instagram @lynn_anna_.


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Mar 07, 2019

I’m from Korea


Mar 07, 2019

I want to go to Korea!

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