It may have begun as an ‘old wives’ tale’ but now the science is in on the benefits of ice therapy facials.
While it may seem a little wild to strip down and jump in arctic-like waters, there are heaps of health benefits to being exposed to ice-cold temperatures. You don’t need to visit Scandanavia for this ritual though, Fraîcheur Paris has devised a way to bring ice beauty benefits to you.
We've Been Doing it for Centuries Because it Works Instantly
Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia, did it in the 1700s! She was known to ‘ice’ her décolletage, neck, and face daily as a ritual to maintain her radiant glow. In the 1940s, pioneering Hollywood make-up artist Macksymillian Faktorowizc (later known as Max Factor) invented a strap-on ice mask named ‘Hangover Heaven'. It basically was a balaclava covered in ice cubes, but the idea was that it would keep an actresses’ make-up from melting, and maintain their soft and supple complexion for hours under hot film-set lights.
The world began to notice the glowing results of how the natural processes of the skin were stimulated by applying ice cold. Today, beauty influencers and Hollywood stars are preaching the same icy goodness.
How Do Face Ice Globes Keep Skin Healthy and Young-Looking?
When a cold shock is applied to the surface of the skin the capillaries that supply it with blood constrict, which is known to lessen pain, reduce inflammation, promote firmer skin, and accelerate muscle recovery. As the cold source is removed and the skin returns to its normal temperature, the capillaries re-open and a rush of new oxygen rich blood floods the surface of the skin, bringing nutrients with it, flushing away toxins, and reducing water retention.
Count the Ways it is Good for You
The benefits of using face ice globes are visibly obvious within ten minutes and include:
- Tighter, brighter skin.
- Pores are tightened which reduces the production of sebum.
- Increases the production of collagen which encourages natural anti-ageing.
- With continual application, it may begin to reduce the appearance of fine lines and age spots.
- Soothes redness and reduces puffiness.
- Exfoliates by removing dead skin cells.
- Aids in removing blemishes and may reduce acne scarring.
- No negative after-affects.
- Soothing treatment for sinus, headache and migraine.
Good for Your Soul Too!
Fraîcheur ice globes are wholly ethical. They are non-invasive, natural and cruelty-free!
Fraîchure Ice Globes are Little Wands of Luxury
Our innovative ice globes are manufactured with Borosilicate glass which is industrial strength and hypoallergenic. The wands contain anti-freeze liquid of a variety of colours, some with glitter. Added quirks are that they will also help with setting makeup, but its ultimate power is that it can work in conjunction with additional products as it helps with the absorption and uptake of other skin-care preparations.
Keeping one of our sheet masks in the fridge next to the globes and using them together will encourage the product to activate and work faster, leaving your complexion with a beautiful soft and contoured surface.