It has come to this. Grown women sporting baby-like facial skin known as glass skin.
It is popularized by celebrities like Liza Soberano, Kathryn Bernardo, Angelica Panganiban, and Dimples Romana who all have been taking the treatment from the time it was introduced in the country.
In fact, since this glossy, poreless facial look became a trend in late 2017, the number of beauty clinics offering glass skin treatment has risen nationwide.
PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) notes down some of the glass skin services that you can get from beauty clinics nationwide.
The Aivee Clinic's Glass Facial is a non-invasive treatment that promises to brighten, hydrate, and rejuvenate your skin.
The process involves the removal of your whiteheads, blackheads, and other elements blocking your pores using an extraction tool or metal stick.
After the extraction, the esthetician will apply serum that will whiten your skin and treat acne.
The Aivee Clinic suggests that you consult their dermatologist first before undergoing the Glass Facial treatment, especially if you have acne.
Price: PHP7,000 for the Aivee Glass Facial and PHP1,000 for consultation with the dermatologist
Belo Clinic's Glass Skin Facial Treatment is a multi-step deep cleansing wash that will leave you feeling fresh and looking young, just like Dr. Vicki Velo's celebrity Belo Babies.
It restores your skin's natural radiance by addressing common skin concerns like dryness, rough texture, and uneven tone.
The treatment also minimizes signs of aging such as wrinkles, fine lines, and large pores.
Prior to the procedure, you will be advised to consult one of Belo's in-house dermatologists who will give you recommendations based on your skin concerns.
After that comes the actual treatment.
In an Instagram post uploaded on September 20, Belo Clinic shows that the procedure consists of four steps:
"First, deep wash technology forms micro-bubbles that help deliver nourishing liquids into the skin.
"[Second,] lactic acid is used for the face, while glycolic acid is used for the T-zone.
"Finally, an ultrasound treatment using Hyaluronic acid gel reduces wrinkles and hydrates skin profusely."
Having your skin hydrated is important because, as Belo Clinic says, "Well-hydrated skin reflects light better creating the illusion of glass skin."
You may take the treatment once a month or every two weeks, depending on your dermatologist's prescription.
It is available in Belo Clinics at SM Megamall, Powerplant Mall, and The Residences at Greenbelt.
Price: PHP8,000 for one session of Glass Skin Facial, PHP600 for consultation with Belo dermatologist
Belo's Crystalle Glass Mask is a treatment that you can opt to take after any facial treatment.
It's worth adding to your regular treatment as it aims to enhance and exfoliate your skin further.
The procedure targets dull and uneven skin tone using a special mask made with 15 percent glycolic acid, two percent phytic acid, and a soothing complex
The process is simple yet exfoliating with the dermatologist simply applying the mask on your face for 30 minutes using a crystal roller.
Cystalle Glass Mask is available at Belo branches in Shangri-La Plaza, SM Megamall, Greenhills, and Conrad Hotel Manila.
Price: Starts at PHP4,800 per session
As the name implies, Glow Skin's Madonna Glow by Oxylight will give you smooth, hydrated, glowing skin ala celebrity.
Its claim to fame is that it combines six non-evasive skin treatments—diamond dermabrasion, lymphatic cleansing, oxygen spray, ultrasound, microcurrent, and LED light therapy—all in one procedure.
Glow Skin also includes facial massage, mild contouring, and acne treatment in the procedure to completely clarify, rejuvenate, and protect your skin from damage.
It takes two hours to get everything done and the clinic suggests you book a schedule prior to your appointment.
Consultation with their dermatologist is optional, but if you plan to do so, make sure that you come 30 minutes ahead of your scheduled treatment.
Glass Skin Clinic is located on the second floor of Uptown Mall, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.
Price: PHP8,000 for one session, PHP32,500 for a package of five sessions
Bella Beauty Boost is a micro-injection treatment that will provide you with smooth, dewy skin by tightening your pores, repairing skin damage, and fighting skin aging.
To ensure that you're pain-free throughout the process, estheticians will apply topical anesthesia on your skin before the actual treatment.
Once it has settled in, the esthetician will infuse serum on your face using the thin, tiny needles of the Bella Beauty machine.
Flawless describes the serum as a formula that "contains Hyaluronic Acid to plump and hydrates the skin and repair tissues, PDRN Gel to activate cell regeneration and regain skin elasticity, and Glutathione to enhance immune system and lighten the skin tone."
It is recommended that you consult their in-house dermatologist first so you know the number of sessions you need to take for best results.
Bella Beauty Boost is available in all Flawless branches nationwide.
Price: PH20,000 per session