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Review of the Clarifying HydraFacial

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Hi, I’m Jen, better known as Jenjenbelle on social media, a fashion and beauty enthusiast who loves to share my thoughts and experiences with everyone. Over the years, as I got older, I became more self-conscious of my skin’s health. As a result, I’ve made it a point to learn more about skincare products, procedures, and treatments. 

That’s how I discovered a revolutionary facial treatment that promises to give your skin a brighter and clearer complexion – the Hydrafacial!

showcase of hydrafacial machine

The Hydrafacial is more than just a spa treatment. This medical-grade hydradermabrasion treatment offered by Halley Medical Aesthetics is a patented three-part regime that offers the skin a deep cleanse, exfoliation and an infusion of antioxidant-rich serums.

Interested in my journey with Halley? Don’t miss out, click here to watch!

Alternatively, you can watch the process of my Hydrafacial below!

Let’s fast forward to the day of my Hydrafacial appointment! I’m so pumped!

The minute I walked into the clinic, I was welcomed by the Halley team who were ready to assist me with my consultation. I was then brought to see Dr. Terence Tan who greeted me warmly and with utmost professionalism. During the consultation, I voiced out about my skin concerns, mainly: 

  • the size of my pores, 
  • persistent acne breakouts, and 
  • acne marks.

At Halley there are three different types of HydraFacial treatments available – Signature Hydrafacial (30 min), Halley’s Clarifying Hydrafacial (45 min), and Halley’s Build Your Own (BYO) Platinum Hydrafacial (75 min)

Knowing that I have acne on my T Zone, he strongly recommended the Clarifying Hydrafacial Treatment which helps clear clogged pores and controls sebum production with its four passes of Beta HD Clear Solution containing Willow Bark and Tasmannia fruit and leaf extract.

These are issues that I have been wanting to get rid of for the longest time! Little did I know then that the Hydrafacial would be one of the best decisions I’ve ever made for my skin. My skin was in for a treat!

Watch this video to see exactly how Hydrafacial works!

Let’s jump into the process!

The Clarifying Hydrafacial Process

After our discussion, I was invited to the treatment room to start the Clarifying Hydrafacial – I was really excited to start the treatment!

The Clarifying Hydrafacial process began with a thorough cleanse of my skin. The therapist was extremely gentle with my skin and the entire process felt relaxing. The cleanse did not leave my skin feeling overly dry or taut but it certainly washed off all the oil and dirt from the day!

Jen is having her face cleansed

After the cleanse, my therapist performed lymphatic drainage which helped remove toxins from the body that can lead to dullness or blemishes on the skin. The process was equally relaxing, with firm but gentle pressure applied in pulling motions on the skin – a nice massage for my face!

Next, it was time for the Activ-4 Exfoliation.

They shared that the Glucosamine HCI will help exfoliate my skin, helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The algae extract in this step was a bonus, as it is high in antioxidants and soothed any skin inflammation caused by sun exposure or pollution. Finally, the lactic acid in the solution helped brighten my skin tone while providing an additional boost of exfoliation. 

We then continued uncovering new skin with more exfoliation and resurfacing through the GlySal treatment.

Did you know that glycolic acid helps clear any congestion for a brighter complexion while salicylic acid works as an exfoliant to gently remove dead skin cells? Combined together to create a potent solution known as the GlySal Prep, this step encourages new skin cell growth and helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and enlarged pores.

I was expecting my skin to be a little stripped considering the amount of exfoliation the facial entailed but to my surprise, the entire process was extremely gentle and my skin never felt better!

It was time for the next step, extraction and hydration with the Beta HD Clear Solution.

The Beta HD Clear Solution is designed specifically to exfoliate and eliminate dirt, sebum, blackheads etc. Since the solution contains Willow Bark, Salicylic Acid and Tasmania fruit and leaf extract, it was perfect for my oilier and acne-prone skin type. The extraction was done using a special suction device to remove impurities from deep within the pores. 

The extraction process was not as painful as I expected. In fact, it was actually completely painless!

After 4 passes of the Beta HD Clear Solution, my skin was treated to a dose of the Antiox+ solution, an advanced mix of antioxidants, peptides and hyaluronic acid that improved skin elasticity and hydration while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

The rejuvenating properties of the Antiox+ solution were further bolstered by LED light therapy to stimulate collagen production for firmer and brighter skin. 

Finally, to seal in all the goodness from this facial, a nourishing mask was applied on top to soothe and hydrate my skin.

The redness that could be seen on my skin after the extraction procedure was a source of worry for me. However, after both the nourishing mask and an additional hydrating mask were applied to further calm and hydrate my skin, the redness disappeared soon after.

After just one session, I could feel a visible difference in my acne breakouts as well as an overall clarity to my complexion that I’ve never experienced before! Whenever I look in front of the mirror now, I can’t help but smile at how much healthier my skin looks since I’ve started this Clarifying Hydrafacial.


This is how I look 6 weeks after I came in for my follow-up appointment.

Just look at all the grime and dirt that was extracted from my skin after the session!

But what’s even better? You can enjoy additional benefits from regular treatments such as improved long-term hydration and nourishment for your skin cells – with just a few sessions spaced out every 6 weeks!

So if you’re looking for a way to restore your natural beauty without spending hours in front of the mirror or investing too much money, then give Hydrafacial a try – it’s worth every penny! 

Until then, stay beautiful!

Jen xx.


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