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

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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

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