A Korean Scrub with Vichy Shower, Milk & Apples… It’s Perfect

Some may say that nothing in life is perfect, but at a place called Perfect Spa, would you be willing to suspend that reality?

In Midtown East in NYC, this little slice of Perfect-ion delivered a Korean Body Scrub with all the bells and whistles. It’s very easy for a scrub to just be a scrub, and I’ve had plenty of those. But the way they do it at Perfect Spa really rocked my bod, and entertained me too.

First, let’s get dressed. Well, undressed.

What I liked about this Korean Scrub most was the element of surprise. AND… that there was a lot of massaging involved. A “scrubassage,” my fave. I lost track of how many different scrubs and Vichy shower rinses there were over the course of 90 minutes, but each one was highly enjoyable and used some new ingredient. It started with a mitt scrub, then there were salt scrubs and sugar scrubs to follow. I’ve always been a salty-sweet kind of girl. (Chocolate covered pretzel lovers, you know what I’m talking about!)

Wash it all down… with milk, of course. The half gallon of Tuscan whole milk came out, as I flashed back to my milk bath in Tuscany, one that Cleopatra has taken so many times before. It says it right there on the bottle: VITAMIN D, but don’t be fooled, that’s only beneficial to your skin when you ingest it. The benefits of milk applied topically are plentiful. It’s moisturizing, soothes skin, and boosts cell regeneration. The alpha hydroxy acid contained in milk, called lactic acid, acts as a gentle cleanser for skin. It also acts as a natural skin brightener, can calm redness from a sunburn, and helps reduce some of the dryness and itching from various skin conditions like eczema.

Milk mixed with water was an essential part of this treatment, and yes, there’s my awkwardly deep belly button holding about a pint of it.

After rinsing and scrubbing some more, I heard the familiar sound of food-grating. (Okay fine, it wasn’t that familiar – I can’t even tell you the last time I grated anything but parmesan! But still – I recognized this sound.) Was this a mid-scrub snackeroo? It looked like an onion at first, which frightened me, whether it was snack or body garnish. But no, phew, it was actually an apple. Here’s why: Apples contain abundant amounts of both collagen and elastin, both great to promote firm, youthful skin. Braeburn apples, which is what Perfect Spa used, contain properties that can protect you from harmful UV rays.

After being lathered in American Pie, I was Vichy’d some more, then refreshingly misted with a toner. My winter skin had officially been removed, and layer of moisturizing lotion was massaged onto my body, sealing in the Korean ritual.

I loved the whole thing and left feeling like a new human being! You can see bits of it in the Wellness Gone Wild video. (Yes, I filmed AND Instagram’d the full thing and STILL enjoyed myself.)

It’s not too late to try them for Spa Week, and may I strongly suggest you do!

Perfect Spa
1100 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10022
212.752.8880

  • 50 Min Deep Tissue or Hot Stone Massage
  • 50 Min Signature Yonka Deep Cleansing Facial
  • Ear Candling Treatment
  • 45 Min Natural Skin Smoothing Korean Body Scrub

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