Hydrafacial: We Tried the Internet’s Most Popular Facial- Spoiler Alert: We’re Addicted!

Categories : Beauty Salons

Facial treatments are a dime a dozen. However, not all facial treatments are created the same. Specifically those that utilise cutting-edge tools to penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin renew skin from the inside out. We tried out the internet sensation, red carpet favourite that is the HydraFacial!

New Patented Technology

The Hydrafacial machine is a handheld device that uses multiple tips to execute a variety of treatments in less than 60 minutes. The vacuum technology allows the VortexFusion tips to suck sebum, dead skin cells and other impurities from the pores at varying degrees of pressure. Expect to feel zero pain with maximum benefit from the facial treatment.

HydraFacial Technology in Action

The machine detoxifies, exfoliates and purifies the skin. Due to the high pressure of the vacuum, it is able to easily and painlessly dislodge impurities embedded in the skin. Unclogging and softening clogged pores also helps to improve the overall skin health.

We tried out the celebrity famous, Hydrafacial treatment at Prive Aesthetics and were blown away by the immediate results we saw!

Hydra Facial by Prive Aesthetics

Body Contouring Treatment
Prive Aesthetics

Cleanse + Peel

The first step was a manual cleanse by the aesthetician herself. With a lovely face and neck massage. The double cleansing worked well even though we has done a through cleansing prior to the facial.

The vacuum from the Hydra Facial wand allowed the skin to be soften and exfoliated but dd not leave it dry. Exfoliation occurs via an acid and physical exfoliation from the tip of the wand

Extraction + Hydrate

The extraction process uses a different tip that not just softens sebum and sucks blackheads and whiteheads. At the same time, redness or pain is not experienced and the skin remains calmed and soothed by moisturisers.

Fuse + Protect

At the last stage of the treatment intense and rejuvenating Hydra Facial approved serums are used to elevate the facial for immediate results. At Prive Aesthetics, they use ZO Skin Health, a dermatologist recommended brand. The combined effect of this magic machine + ZO serums provide the perfect facial treatment for all skin types and concerns.

ZO Skin Health Serums

ZO Skin Health Bright Alive

Brightalive is a non-retinol based brightener that lessens discolouration while rejuvenating pores. This product works best on hyper-pigmentation as well as fine lines and wrinkles. Harnessing the power of enzymes Brightalive exfoliates and calms skin.

This serum is specifically designed to work with the Hydrafacial machine to deliver maximum effect without down time or adverse side effects.

Before and After Effects of Brightalive

Our Verdict:


  • No Downtime
  • Effects Similar to Microdermabrasion
  • Painless
  • Effects can be seen immediately
  • For all skin types- including sensitive skin


  • Expensive
  • Still need for manual extraction of more stubborn blackheads

The Conclusion? We Love It!

It is rare that we find something that works as quickly and effectively in just 1 session. Hydra facials are definitely on the pricier side ranging from $150-$300 depending on which clinic you go to. However, if you’re keen to try out the effects for yourself we are certain you will not be disappointed.

We immediately understood why this was the most popular facial treatment worldwide. Just a note of caution: do make sure that the clinic you are attending is a Hydrafacial certified facial salon as some salons in Singapore have been known to use machines that are not the real thing.