The beauty industry is no longer about cosmetics—it is now being incorporated into cutting-edge technology. Spread out over a vast tract spanning 15,000 ㎡ in Paju, north of Seoul, Skin Anniversary is touted as the largest beauty management complex in Asia. Service begins with a scientific diagnosis of the patrons’ skin condition to determine suitable cure remedies, and a facial massage and other customized services are applied immediately based on the results. Following the skin care is a makeup session combined with hairstyle assistance, which will eventually help patrons achieve the look of Korean celebrities.
There is an in-house buffet restaurant that focuses on vegetables and other ingredients that are good for effective skin management. Paju is full of eateries and cafes, both in the inland areas and along the northern stretch of the Han River.
Its amenities include a trick art museum that displays scores of artwork made with optical illusion techniques. You can combine beauty, dining, culture, and shopping, as Skin Anniversary offers easy access to massive outlets with premium fashion brands as well as Heiri Art Village.
Paju is within the greater Seoul area, so a day trip is recommended.
T. 031-955-1688 www.skinanniversary.co.kr
Admission is 55,000 won, 88,000 won, or 150,000 won, depending on the program.
(508-1 Munbal-ri, Gyoha-eup, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do | 경기도 파주시 교하읍 문발리 508-1)
From Seoul, take bus No. 2200 or No. 200 at Exit 1 of Hapjeong Station 합정역 (Lines 2, 6). From the Ilsan area, you can catch the same buses from Exit 4 of Daehwa Station 대화역 (Line 3). Get off at Lotte Premium Outlet. Travel time is about one hour and half an hour, respectively.