[unpaid/sample] Despite the weirdness of a 2016 post on the Face Gym device being my most viewed post ever (Google ranks it highly for some reason so it appears pretty close to the Face Gym website on the first page) it’s not a brand that I’ve bonded with particularly. But, I love – even if I’m not quite convinced by it – the idea of body heat activated skin care.
The idea is that you take these along to your gym session (or aerobics or yoga – whatever) and the warmer you get, the harder the ingredients get to work. The thing I think that I like the most about this concept is that your time on your matt or at your equipment is 100% your time – whether it’s in a gym or on your bedroom floor (as is more likely at the moment) – so elevating that time to include cherishing your skin as well as your body and well being seems a natural fit. Plenty of people use a little aromatic spritz or mood spray to enhance the exercise experience so I guess it’s an extension of that.
I’ll run briefly through what each one targets – although do need to make you aware that these are only surface tested by me – I haven’t done a couch to 5K to test them fully :-). The Pink Clay stick is aimed at brightening with salicylic acid and Porcelain Flower Extract. I hadn’t heard of that ingredient but it was released in 2013 – it comes from specialised farms in Thailand – real name is Hoya Lacunosa – and it targets brightening. It’s known for its light texture. The Spirulina Training Stick tackles elasticity and firmness, while the Charcoal Detox Stick draws out congestion with tea tree and salicylic acids. Finally, the Multi Vitamin Pro Age Stick is the all rounder with Vitamin C & E and Hyaluronic Acid in a controlled release system and the one I was the most drawn to. I mean, it’s very nice and balmy with a light feel – I could be tempted to use this pre-yoga if only to add to the ritual and make it even more special.
This little kit isn’t cheap – £65 – but if one of the sticks takes your fancy you can supersize from £38 HERE
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