Looking Great

Ice Ice Baby!

Here’s the lowdown on the chilly skincare routine you didn’t know you needed

Victoria Beckham swears by it. So does Cindy Crawford. Ditto for Tracee Ellis Ross. The fact is, it seems that celebrities from all over the planet have taken to using ice globes – a trendy new beauty tool that users say helps provide the ultimate facial glow.

When used in conjunction with a powerful skincare system, like THRIVE Skin, ice globes can help minimize puffiness, stimulate blood circulation and oxygenate the skin. They’re also a soothing treatment for sinus pressure, headaches and migraines, as they help speed up lymphatic draining.

The best part? You don’t need to be an aesthetician to use them. Simply store them in the freezer (or the fridge, depending on the model) for at least 30 minutes before using. (Tip: Put them in at night and use them after your facial cleansing when you wake up for an early morning pick-me-up.) When you’re ready to use, glide the ice globes across your face for five to 15 minutes, being careful not to keep them in one place for too long. Voila! Let the glow begin.

Here are some best-selling picks:

Aceology Original Blue Ice Globe Facial Massager
These massagers are reported to stay cold for the duration of a facial massage after being placed in the refrigerator for just 10 minutes. They come in an icy blue hue. $64, www.aceology.com

Georgia Louise Cryo Freeze Tools
These stylish globes with stainless steel wands, created by celebrity facialist Georgia Louise, were recently featured on The Drew Barrymore Show. The tools garnered a “Marie Claire Game Changer Beauty Award for 2020” for their ability to de-puff the under-eye area after a night’s rest. $130, www.georgialouise.com

Fraicheur Ice Globes Massager
These elegant facial massagers made of Borosilicate glass by French beauty brand Fraicheur have been featured in Vogue, ELLE, Harper’s BAZAAR, and Glamour, among other fashion and beauty publications. They come in a variety of colors, including the limited “Glitters” edition, which includes Ombre Purple and Arctic Blue. $71, www.faceiceglobes.com