We’ve been slapping strange things on our faces since the dawn of time. Okay, not the dawn of time, but perhaps the dawn of vanity. From raw meat and harmful radium salts, mankind has rather fearlessly experimented for the sake of better complexion. Now more than ever, with the prevalence of South Korean celebrities and their skins brighter than our future, having a healthy glow on the face seems both relevant and desirable.
Considering the likes of the highly questionable Japanese nightingale droppings (otherwise plainly known as bird poop facial), oxygen seemed like a safe ingredient to introduce to the face. In fact, oxygen facial is no new fad. It has been around since celebrities decided it was the next big thing …almost a decade and a half ago.
Fast-forward to 2019 and the scientific advantages behind this non-invasive treatment have yet to be fully validated. There are double board-certified facial plastic surgeons advocating its youthful benefits on one end of the spectrum, and other dermatological professors labelling it ‘snake oil’. So what better way to prove the theories than to test them out?
Art Deep Oxygen Skin Therapy is exactly how you might picture it to be. That is, if you’re picturing a cool, focused flow of oxygen bathing your features. As opposed to… a shot to the face. Or just some regular plants photosynthesizing. Wouldn’t that be a story. The even application of it on the face definitely helped with its calming effect, along with the placebo knowledge that it stimulates blood circulation within the skin. To the nose it is earthy yet airy, possibly due to the organic pine bark and mushroom peptides infused for repair and enhancement of skin quality.
The result did look radiant, as with the aftermath of most pampered skin. It was good that the treatment was nothing too dramatic. You have the standard works; cleansing, masking, plus dead skin removal via suction (now this was fun. Imagine vacuum cleaning, but the carpet is your face). While there is no surefire way to know whether carbon monoxide and other waste have been discharged as promised, the skin is visibly rid of fatigue.
It seemed to respond well to the treat in a clearer and brighter flush. If anything, it was a much needed detox from the day to day wear. Suitable for both men and women, it’s great for a 60 minute lunch hour detox, or a 90 minute restful indulgence. Now here’s to looking, and more importantly feeling, like this-
ART by Verita is located at Wheelock Place #04-01, Singapore 238880. To book an appointment, call 6732 0836.