THE BIG CHILL
Forget freezing your butt off in a sub-zero room – there’s an easier way to put the ageing process on ice
The easy way to bring cryotherapy into your daily beauty routine.
Cryotherapy – three teeth-chattering minutes of standing in a chamber cooled to around -140°C – is lauded for its anti-ageing benefits, and now two new skincare products have harnessed those perks in a more tolerable, topical application.
“Cold shocks the body, constricting blood vessels, tightening and firming the skin, and provides the best possible environment for collagen synthesis – key to the anti-ageing process,” explains Dr Yannis Alexandrides, a London-based plastic surgeon and founder of 111Skin. “We looked at ingredients that would mimic these benefits.”
His research resulted in 111Skin’s Cryo collection, a product line that tightens, sculpts and boosts hydration. Our pick? The Cryo Energising Face Serum, which firms and refines the skin’s surface for a smoother look over time.
For more instant results, try the latest release from celebrity aesthetician Kate Somerville. “Tight’n Cryogenic Tightening Gel feels chilly when you apply it and this effect helps to visibly tighten the appearance of skin,” says Somerville, who recommends using it as a primer before foundation. The chilling effect also “crackles” on the skin, leaving your complexion taut as it warms. Cool, right?
Tight’n Cryogenic Tightening Gel, $183, KATE SOMERVILLE, mecca.com.au
Cryo Energising Face Serum, $262, 111SKIN, mecca.com.au