SUNDAY TIMES STYLE, August 2015
EVERYONE’S TALKING ABOUT THE CRYOTHERAPY FACIAL
Don’t panic, this isn’t related to fat freezing on your face. No, no, no. Rather, this uses very cold temperatures – we’re talking -15ºC to -40ºC – to rapidly chill the skin’s surface to tighten and brighten while stimulating microcirculation and enhancing the penetration of active ingredients.
It’s actually surprisingly relaxing. Some facials, such as the clinical facelift facial (at Skin Design London), remain at one low temperature. However, the Georgia Louise cryo rejuvenation facial at the Bulgari Hotel Spa gradually gets colder and colder, but is never uncomfortable, and gives incredible line-smoothing and lifting results.
The idea behind these treatments stems from the rising popularity of cryo chambers in California, where they treat the whole body and leave you feeling energised. It is also believed to help with health issues such as arthritis and psoriasis – and is a therapy beloved of the likes of Lindsay Lohan.
So who’s been signing up for these facials? According to Georgia Louise, her “longtime client and friend Linda Evangelista” is a fan, as well as “many of the Victoria’s Secret models, who like to strut their stuff down the catwalk looking fabulous after a cryotherapy facial”. Them and us, love, them and us.