When we first walked by Eco Your Skin’s spa, Skin Lab L, in Korea, we did a double-take. We wondered, What is this magical place that looks like the most fun and high-tech skincare destination?
There are moments in life when something catches your eye — and, when you stop to examine it, you learn that it’s even more incredible than what you had imagined. These moments are special because they are rare and usually lead to the discovery of something extraordinary — which was the case with Eco Your Skin and its spa, Skin Lab L.
Skin Lab L started off as one location with the idea of deeply personalizing skincare treatments that range from convenient twenty-minute sessions to intensive two-hour sessions. When clients come in, they first receive a consultation that includes having their face scanned in a machine that identifies the “age” of their skin according to different concerns, like dryness, wrinkles, or pigmentation. The appropriate treatment is then hand-selected to target clients’ individual needs — and this personalized service combined with incredible products that deliver dramatic results began to create buzz in Seoul.
Soon, Skin Lab L became two spas, then three, then fifty. Today, decades after their first spa opening, Skin Lab L is a giant in the Korean beauty industry, with over fifty locations and five hundred estheticians.
What’s more incredible, though, is their devoted following — a client once is a client for life. Skin Lab L’s most popular service isn’t their à la carte service, but their membership service where clients purchase multiple sessions at a time, knowing they’ll be returning regularly. Every Skin Lab L always has a treatment in session, and, if you’re into celebrity spotting, step into their flagship location in Chungdamdong, and you might just spot an A-lister or two. Come back the following week, and you might see that same A-lister again. That devotion is just how it is at Skin Lab L.
But what does this mean for your skin?
The products Skin Lab L uses in their spas are the same sold by Eco Your Skin for at-home use. The formulas haven’t been watered down or altered, so, if you think about it, five hundred estheticians working on multiple clients a day means that Eco Your Skin’s products are used on thousands of clients every single day. Further, before Eco Your Skin launches any retail products for at-home use, they use them first in facials at Skin Lab L — because results are immediately visible after facials, client feedback is immediate as well — and only release the most popular, effective treatments. That means that every single Eco Your Skin product is thoroughly pre-vetted, not only by experts but by thousands of regular, everyday clients before even hitting retail shelves.
Before you think that clients are used as guinea pigs, all the formulas are first created by Eco Your Skin’s partner lab in collaboration with all five hundred estheticians who must test the products and provide input. Before the products touch clients’ skin, there are literally hundreds of experts all over the formulas, ensuring that they’ll be gentle on skin while providing impressive results and making skin feel great, whether the products are used during facials at Skin Lab L or at home.
As you can imagine, this means long product development lead times and a lot of built-up anticipation before Eco Your Skin launches new products for at-home use, but we at Peach & Lily wouldn’t have it any other way. This intensive filtering and vetting process is what makes Eco Your Skin so special and unique as a brand, and it’s what makes for some of the most unique and effective products we’ve seen.
For example, Eco Your Skin’s Volufiline Eye Essence. This revolutionary eye product doesn’t just seal moisture in on a surface level; it sinks deep into skin and binds moisture within, while volufiline and polylactic acid help fill in fine lines and wrinkles. Though this is an essence with a lightweight gel texture, it doesn’t just evaporate off skin, absorbing fully, so there’s no need for an eye cream — this intensely hydrating eye essence will do the work of locking in moisture.
Or how about Eco Your Skin’s iconic layering essences and booster serums? These are their classic treatments — both come in different formulations that target different skin concerns, from dryness to pigmentation to aging, amongst others. The Layering Essence Ringer Drip comes in a bag designed like a drip bag, and, at Skin Lab L, the entire bag is sprayed on clients’ faces using a fine nanospray. At home, you can pat the essence into cleansed and toned skin, adding as many layers as you’d like (using the whole bag if you want!), or you can use it like a regular essence, applying just one layer before moving on to the rest of your skincare routine. The Ringer Drip comes with a bottle you can use to store remaining essence.
Their Booster Serums come in syringe-like applicators, and these serums are like vitamin packs for your skin. Like the layering essences, these serums also come in different formulations that target different skin concerns, and they can be customized in so many ways, used just as a serum before a moisturizer, made into a custom sheet mask, combined with the layering essence to create the optimal high-performance treatment — or any other way you can think to use them to satisfy your skin needs.
And we have to talk about their Meso Ampoule. This ampoule is truly one of a kind, with “microneedles” made of marine solide (hydrolyzed sponges) that “prick” skin, stimulating cell rejuvenation and encouraging cell turnover so damaged cells are replaced with brand-new cells. The “pricking” also encourages better absorption of products that come after, and we do have to warn you that there is a slight tingling sensation upon application — that means the product is working.
These are only a few of the unique products developed by this interesting brand! Stay tuned for many more exciting innovations coming out of Eco Your Skin, Korea’s biggest spa, fueled by a network of experts and skin-savvy clients.