Today I want to share my experience at the Shangpree Spa. Shangpree reached out to me and invited me to try their spa facial service. I’ve had many of my blogger friends tell me about their experience, and I couldn’t wait to try it out for myself. Not to jump ahead, but I loved it! Let me tell you all about it.
Location and Interior
There are 5 spa locations, in Chungdam, Gangnam, Myeongdong, Suwon, and Daejeon. I decided to the Chungdam one since it is in a ritzy location and they also recommended it since the interior was said to be the nicer out of the others ones in Seoul. Also, this is a women’s only spa, I don’t think men are allowed, from what I’ve read on their website. The spa is fairly easy to find, I got off at Apugujeong Rodeo station exit 5 and it’s about a 5 min walk. As I got to the entrance of the spa it looked quite small from the outside. When you go in at the top of the stairs there will be a nail shop and on the left side is the entrance to the spa. The interior was very pretty, and on the cozier side as I suspected from the outside. The wooden interior made the whole place look very warm and golden. There is also a giant vase fountain in the middle that give it a ‘spa’ atmosphere.
After the front desk greeted me, I was led upstairs to a private room. There are rooms for multiple people as well, but luckily I got a room to myself. The room is very cozy, leaning towards small, and has a very warm and golden theme like the lobby. There is a small closet to put your clothes and things in. Next to the closet there is a small vanity with a sink with all the Shangpree goodies displayed. The bed was long enough for me and wasn’t uncomfortable. There is also a clock on the wall if you like checking times and stuff.
I got the S-Power Treatment, which is 90-120 minutes and it is one of their signature treatments. It helps with different skins of skin concerns like whitening, anti-wrinkle, and acne/blemishes. I purposely didn’t wear any makeup that day because I didn’t want to rewash my face of makeup residue when I got back home. The esthetician cleansed my skin anyway which I appreciated because it should be routine in any skincare and facial. She applied the Shangpree S-Energy Facial mousse cleanser then after that they asked me what my skincare concern was and I told them I had dry skin. She later came back and applied a hydrating-soothing gel pack. During the gel pack they cleaned and massaged my foot and then put on leg air compressors. I know some people don’t like it, but I actually don’t mind. It’s better than nothing.
After a little while they cleaned off the gel pack and then she started the face and neck massage. This part was the best! She used the Intensive Hydro Cream all over. She also did a light scalp and shoulder massage because I told her I get frequent headaches. After the massage, they did the signature Shangpree gold modeling mask. They added a skin youth regenerating ampoule. They will cater the type of ampoule to your skin type. They have two other types, whitening and for acne/blemishes. The esthetician was telling me how their modeling masks don’t dry up like other types in the market. Afterwards, I thought it was the end, but she did a second modeling mask! Their newest Black Premium modeling mask. The difference between the black and the gold is that it balances oil and purifies the skin. It was just as fabulous as the gold one. Afterwards she finished my skin off with the S-energy skincare line and the SOS Balancing Gel Cream.
My esthetician was really awesome, I didn’t have any discomfort at all during the entire treatment. They did say she had won a lot of awards for her mad spa skillz. All of the estheticians must go through lots of different exams. They seem to source the best of the best at the spa.
Overall and My Thoughts
The spa treatment was VERY nice. I loved my experience there. My skin felt amazing and radiant and even the days following my skin was GLOWING. I can say with full confidence that their products are really high quality. The service at the spa was also great. After I got done, they let me take my time to change and didn’t rush me out. They offered me some tea and to gather myself from my post-spa daze. My esthetician was really great at explaining all of the products used on my face and answered all of my questions. At times though they left me alone in the room too long and didn’t tell me when they would be back. I think she said a time once. I didn’t mind it that much, but still it would be nice to let the client know when she is coming back. Other than that I had such a wonderful, relaxing time. I would highly recommend visiting if you’re in Seoul.
The cost for the S-Power treatment is 230,000. They don’t have the price written anywhere, so you do have to ask. There are more affordable treatments, so if this is a bit steep you can always call or email them. Anyway, I think it’s a super nice way to treat yourself. You won’t regret it! I want to go back again because it was that good!
If you want more information about Shangpree products or spa treatments then click here for more info. Just another little thing, they don’t do walk ins, you must make an appointment.
I hope that you enjoyed reading my review/experience and found this post helpful in considering how to spend your time and money when in Korea! Talk to you later in my next post.