14 August 2019


Hey peeps, so I've been sharing about a new beauty device that I've purchased from Althea Korean which applies galvanic technology. I had no idea what galvanic was until I came across this device so I googled about it and found it very interesting too. Turns out galvanic technology is very popular in the US as it gives its users glass skin easily. Hence, I made the purchase at once with no second thoughts which I'll never do but this decision was also affected by Althea's sale on the product too. LOL... It was a new arrival item in Althea so it's priced cheaper than usual and I also had a few reward points to spend so I that made me make up my mind so quickly. So, after about a month over, using this galvanic device, do you think I made a rash decision? Well, keep on reading if you wanna know if this actually works as it claims.

If you haven't heard about Galvanic technology before, you must have heard about Nu Skin. Nu Skin is one of the biggest companies that promote and sell galvanic facial devices, which is also available in Malaysia. Galvanic is an electric current that is applied to the skin by way of conductive gels. It works on the principle of like charges repelling each other. Galvanic Technology was often used in beauty salons but now technology has created hand-held Galvanic facial machines to be used in the comfort of our own home.

Hand-held galvanic facial machines are not only affordable but effective anti-aging tools. "Galvanic is an electric current that is applied to the skin by way of conductive gels. It works on the principle of like charges repelling each other," says certified esthetician Jeffrie Ann Hall. When used in combination with specially charged gels, galvanic facial machines may smooth skin, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, clarify skin tone and give sagging skin a lift.

The Aura Water Peeling device is a 3-in-1 skin tool that exfoliates, improves absorption and helps firm up the skin using Galvanic technology and the power of ultrasonic wave vibrations. It leaves the skin feeling clean, fresh, plump and looking bright too. 
The device uses a maximum output of 30khz to create vibrations that deep cleanses the pores. It cleans up the skin with gentle hypoallergenic vibrations

  • To exfoliate
  • Improve product absorption 
  • Firm up the skin
  • Uses Galvanic technology and ultrasonic wave vibrations
  • Suitable for all skin types

1. Exfoliation mode

  • Eliminates dead skin cells
  • Eases blackheads
  • Remove skin wastes
  • Cleanse skin surface and pores

2. Absorption mode (-)

  • Generates (-) ions
  • Effectively deliver nutrition from skincare products
  • Brightens complexions
  • Improve circulation

3. Firming mode (+)

  • Generates (+) ions
  • Improves elasticity
  • Revitalize complexion
  • Firm up the skin
  • Minimize skin
  • Prevent skin sagging

1. To turn on, press and hold the button down for 3 seconds

2. Press once for exfoliation mode 
(5 minutes max / 3-4 times a week)
Front of the device facing outwards from the face

3. Press twice for absorption mode 
( 5 mins - 10 mins max | Used every day)
Front of the device facing inwards to the face

4. Press thrice for firming mode
( 5 mins - 20 mins max | Used every day)
Front of the device facing inwards to the face

5. To turn off, press and hold the button down for an additional 3 seconds

Make sure to always have your palms at the bottom of the device like the picture below to generate the ions.

When I first heard about this I was completely delighted until it came to my doorstep and I finally had the chance to use it, this is when I realized I had no idea how to use it. Following the directions and manual from the device's instruction manual in the box was no use as I had no understanding of Korean. The only thing I could understand was images. So I headed down to Althea's website for reference and thank god it had basic instructions on how each mode should be used too. But somehow it still wasn't enough for me.
Putting current on my face is not an easy decision for me to make as I keep on thinking there might be side effects even though studies prove that it's completely safe. So if I wanted to do this, of course, I wanted to do this correctly so I made sure I was certain with every aspect of its usage. So I managed to understand how each mode should be used but the problem I still have until now is with which product I should use it with.
Face Factory doesn't seem to be a popular brand in Malaysia, so when I googled about it, nothing much came out. I did come across a serum from this brand to be used with the Aura Water Peeling Device, but it's not available in Althea and it's priced in USD in a random e-commerce website, which of course I wouldn't want to risk my money on. So I had to do more research on what types of products should be used for Galvanic Technology and below is what I have concluded:


So here's a conclusion of my previous post with this device:


What it does:
  • An alkaline, skin-softening reaction
  • Dilates follicles
  • Increases blood and lymph circulation
  • Increases sensitivity
  • Softens compacted sebum and keratin within the follicle
  • Attracts negative ions
What the device says it does:
  • Generates (-) ions
  • Effectively deliver nutrition from skincare products
  • Brightens complexions
  • Improve circulation
Suggested products:
  • Forms and concentrations of sodium:
  • Sodium chloride
  • Sodium bicarbonate
  • Sodium carbonate.
As you can see, it does promote similarities in effects but in different words of focus. My main concern has been the product it should be used with. I haven't deeply researched about the suggested concentrations but currently, I have been using this mode with this essence below:

Name: Hyaluronic Acid Hydra Power Essence
Brand: Cosrx
Price: RM55
Hippophae Rhamnoides Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin,1,2-Hexanediol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Panthenol, Ethyl Hexanediol

I bought this essence to complete my 10-Steps Korean skincare routine, so I bought this way before I even bought this device. I just happened to pull out a product from my skincare routine which seems possible to be used with this mode and this seems the best. As highlighted in yellow, you can see that this essence also has a mixture of Sodium.
And honestly, this kinda works with this mode as well, since this product seems to be acidic, with absorption mode producing (-) ions which are alkaline, it maintains balance to the skin pH. This essence is also watery, so it absorbs well too. Usually, we'll pat essence in our skin using our hands, but with the device, it absorbs into the skin much faster which avoids the hassle of having sticky fingers.

What it does:
  • Acid reaction to balance skin pH
  • Tightens and firms tissues
  • Constricts the follicles
  • Decreases blood flow and sensitivity
  • Reduces edema
  • Attracts positive ions
What the device says it does:
  • Generates (+) ions
  • Improves elasticity
  • Revitalize complexion
  • Firm up the skin
  • Minimize skin
  • Prevent skin sagging
Products Suggested
  • Serums to masques and even moisturizers
  • Have an acid pH
  • Water-soluble
  • Hydroxy acid-based liquid exfoliants
This mode also promises the same as what it says, and I didn't have much problems finding a good product to use with this mode. I have this focused to be used with my moisturizers and I've used it with quite a number too. Here are 2 of the moisturizers I've used it with:

Name: Safe Me Relief Moisture Cream
Brand: Make P:rem
Price: RM68
Purchase: marshear.my
Water, Glycerin, Squalane, Polyglyceryl-6 Stearate, Pentylene Glycol, Rubus Arcticus Callus Extract, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia Fruit Oil, Salvia Officinalis Oil, Carbomer, Cetearyl Alcohol, Tromethamine, Polyglyceryl-6 Behenate

Name: Miracle Age Repair Cream
Brand: Thank You Farmer
Price: RM169
Purchase: www.sasa.com.my
Water, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Cyclomethicone, Cetearyl Alcohol, Caprylic/capric Triglyceride, Triethylhexanoin, Hydrogenated Polydecene, 1,2-hexanediol, Hydrogenated Poly (c6-14 Olefin), Niacinamide, Cetearyl Glucoside, Glyceryl Stearate Se, Dioscorea Japonica Root Extract, Phellinus Linteus Extract, Arctium Lappa Root Extract, Piper Methysticum Leaf/root/stem Extract, Phellodendron Amurense Bark Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Pueraria Thunbergiana Root Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (licorice) Root Extract, Paeonia Lactiflora Root Extract, Cnidium Officinale Root Extract, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Soluble Collagen, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, C12-16 Alcohols, Glyceryl Stearate, Dimethicone, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Peg-100 Stearate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Squalane, Palmitic Acid, Betaine, Bisabolol, Polysorbate 60, Cellulose Gum, Ethylhexylglycerin, Polyquaternium-51, Glycosyl Trehalose, Adenosine, Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate, Raffinose, Disodium Edta, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Lecithin, Butylene Glycol, Sucrose Distearate, Panthenol, Ceramide 3, Xanthan Gum, Caramel, Folic Acid, Propylene Glycol, Cholesterol, Acacia Senegal Gum, Tromethamine, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4, Fragrance

So ok, I think I may still be confused with the acid and pH parts, which I'm having a bit of a hard time to understand. I thought the ions should be different to balance pH levels, so if someone understands this please help me and others reading clarify this.
Anyhow, I haven't had any problems using either of these products with this mode. In fact, it helps to absorb the product better, which you can actually see and feel the product sink in your skin with the device usage.

Remembered I shared that I bought Face Factory's Aura Water Peeling 3-in-1 Galvanic Device? Well here's a demo of me using it before I blast a full review on my blog. When I saw this selling in @altheakorea I googled about Galvanic Technology and was pretty pleased on what I came to know. So since it was on sale, and the price was really affordable, I gave it a try. Been using this for over a month now and I could say I'm addicted. There are 3 steps in using this to get the best results but I only managed to show 2 of them in this vid. (Silly me didn't record the last part). The steps this device provides is: 👉Peeling 👉Absorb 👉Lifting Each mode has a different technique to use it. So before you even buy this, make sure you know how to use it as it may be pretty complicated at first. Wait up for my full review on this soon. . #AuraWaterPeeling #GalvanicTechnology #GalvanicFacial #GalvanicDevice #AltheaKorea #Skincare #SkincareDevice
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So I could say I'm hooked actually, this device is actually quite pleasing to use and I definitely love the exfoliation mode which could scrap out all those gunk that's stubborn on my nose area. It's very satisfying every time I do that and I haven't had a zit on the head of my nose ever since. If not that'll be the certain spot for a big zit to appear but now my nose feels great and clean.

The other 2 modes I'll use on a daily basis, which I choose to do firming mode twice a day and absorption mode once a day. I don't really follow the suggested time of usage unless I have time as I'm always in a hurry most of the time. Have a 10-Step Korean Skincare routine has already taken much of my time which I try my best to complete every day. There are a few days I can't help and skip it due to son factors mostly. LOL...

Anyhow, I feel that as long as the device manages to sink in the product, which you can actually see and feel, it's good enough for me. So I could proceed to my next step. What is disturbingly annoying is the high pitch sound it produces. The sound was shocking to hear especially for the first time which actually worried me to use it. I always try to keep it away from my ears as I worry it may affect my ears but it seems fine, after a while, I just got used to it.

This device operates by charged batteries and I completely am shocked on how long it manages to last after charged. For my type of usage, it could last a week and I only charge it for about 10 minutes each time the batteries run out. When the battery dies, it shows a red light and blinks while charging until full, which later turns static green until the charger is turned off. I just charge it while my android cable which I feel much easier since we have that kind of port everywhere. There are no signals that the device is low on batteries, it runs on high waves each usage. So when it's out of battery, it just instantly dies, so you'll have to have a schedules time for you to charge and mine is every Monday morning.

Overall, this device is worth the buy if you are disciplined in your skincare routine. It takes an awful whole lot of time and determination to use this but the results are amazing. I feel and see the difference to my skin too and it does help to reduce dullness to the skin. I could say this is a very cheaper option compared to having it done at a beauty salon which is normally done or even purchasing a more popular device like this. But somehow, I feel that the results won't compare to the more expensive treatments and devices offered in the market as I can't seem to be fully satisfied with my skin condition. Probably I'm still using it wrong, but that's the best understanding I could interpret with this device.

Product Deets
Name: Face Factory Aura Water Peeling
Price: RM171
Purchase: my.althea.kr

Till then peeps!


  1. Oh ya the brand Face Factory really is not as famous as others, i also know it from your IG to be honest. Andddd of course only sales at Althea makes me want to buy something new to try it out.

    But thank god you represents Malaysia and english review so I can consider to buy the peeler hehe. But not the two products below because I got so many products already. Haha. But the device is on my list now!

  2. bagus device ni.
    aida pun sebenarnya menggunakan 2 device utk muka.
    a well knonw brand utk skincare.
    these devices memang membantu kita.
    jari jer x boleh buat sebaik ada device gini.

  3. Wow look promising..nk kena menabunh dlu jap utk beliii.. Serius Teringin Menda2 yg boleh buat skin firmer ni... Hehheeh

  4. Hari tu ada juga tengok kat laman Web Althea, jatuh hati juga dekat aura water peeling ni.paling best bila di boleh tegangkan balik kulit wajah kan.

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  6. wow! saya pun nak kena beli satu juga device macam ni. memudahkan kerja nak cuci muka. kadang kadang malas nak cuci muka. tapi dengan adanya device, mungkin saya akan jadi terlebih rajin nak cuci muka lepas ni! harap harap jangan sekadar hangat hangat tahi ayam.

  7. wow..menariknya..best juga kalau ada device macam tu..guna jari jer mungkin hasil tak sebaik guna device. nak kena cari juga lah satu.

  8. I guess this is a must have list for a woman dalam skincare routine. Seen Althea on many blog before this. Althea is awesome! 😊

  9. wow, bestnya ada device macam tu, semuanya di hujung jari, wajib cari satu ni.

  10. nak cantik punya pasal haaa ....macam2 teknologi ada sampai ke mesin ...tapi kalau itu boleh membantu dan memudahkan why not ....

  11. ade jugak dengar and pada mulanya tak percaya sangat. huhu. tp bile tengok review kawan-kawan macam yelah, machine could help us better.

  12. Nice sharing ye sis. Produk dari korea dari dulu terkenal dengan teknologi best2. Bagi hadiah dkt wife pun best ni

  13. Wouldn't know about the device until I read your post.
    Thanks for the sharing - no wonder you are glowing more than ever nowadays

  14. Thanks for the introduction… I have not heard about this brand yet… but their technology looks so promising… will give it a try one day

  15. bestnya... lain drp yg lain... nnti nk usha2 gak la. tgk tolong rekomen.. beli kasi hadiah utk diri sndiri pun ok kaan

  16. ohhh ni yang dari althea tu kan? ramai review kata benda ni best gila

  17. aaaa nak beli semuaaa produk boleh??? muka duk breakout macam apa niiii.. geram lak kita aihhh...
    thanks sharing! suka penerangan mira, senang faham! device tu memanggil2 dah niii hehe

  18. Oooo would this be safe to use after delivery?! Haha i swear i want it so bad but like... im not sure will it affect breastfeeding and stuff. But it sounds really good from your review. Got me super tempted to head over to Althea to get it!


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