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How to Use Ice Globes?
What exactly are ice globes? These handy little beauty tools allow you to up your facial game, or add a refreshing, but relaxing de-puffing session to your day to day.
The concept of “icing” your skin isn’t exactly new. Some people have been using actual ice on their face for quite a while. And while some swear by it, others caution that the damage it can do isn’t really worth it. We’d be lying if we said we’ve never iced our skin, and were quite happy with the immediate effects – but disappointed with the news that this really isn’t great for your skin in the long run.
Likely inspired by the Korean beauty trends, but gaining steady traction thanks to TikTok Skincare vids, these ice globes claim to de-puff, relieve sinus pressure, and impart an all-around glow to the skin. Honestly, they had us at relieves sinus pressure, and are a great add on to our gua sha routine. Some versions recommend popping them in the fridge for a bit, while others can even be placed in the freezer. Then you simply massage your face and enjoy the relaxing, soothing, circulation boosting effects. Typically upward strokes can encourage a lifting effect, while downward encourages lymphatic drainage. They can be used alone on freshly washed and clean skin, or you can massage after applying your serum, lotion or face mask of choice.
Are These Even Worth It?
We think they are! While many beauty tools are only as good as their short term results, we’re ok with that. These feel amazing. We struggle with a lot of sinus pressure, and general puffiness in the morning, and these made a difference. If you’re trying to carve out some time for self-care Sunday, these are a great addition. They’re so cooling and soothing that we can’t imagine not incorporating them in our weekly at-home facials now. We’ve also noticed that the general consensus on many of these reviews across different retailers is that people really seem to love them.
So if you’re looking to check these out, and need a place to start, we’ve found some great options below, including:
→ An Original Favorite
→ An Amazon Best Seller
→ A Stainless Steel Option that Can Be Chilled or Warmed
Shop our picks for some of the top ice globe brands in 2021.
Metal Facial Cooling Tools
A set of 2 metal cooling globes that you can pop in the fridge for 15 minutes before your facial massage. Features a rounded shape for easy massaging, these hold their cooler temperate for a long period of time. Pick it up here.
The Original Blue Ice Globe Facial Massage Tool Set
You can find this brand on Anthropologie – a set of two glass ice globes, these are available in different colors, like blue, purple and pink. In addition to hooking yourself up with a great facial massage, you can also use these on your neck, shoulders and back. Pop it in the refrigerator for a few minutes prior to use. Washes easily after use with soap and water. Pick it up here.
$21.98 (37% Off!)
This set is made of stainless steel, and comes in a few color options as well. A great pick if the idea of a glass version (breaking!) isn’t for you. Place them in the freezer for 2 hours, or you can place them in a bowl of hot water for 10-15 minutes and use them as a hot massage for up to 30 minutes. Pick it up here.
$19.95 (9% Off!)
An easy pickup on Amazon, this is best seller. Budget friendly, these can be placed in the refrigerator or the freezer. Features grippy little handles, are easy to clean and are available in 3 different colors – if variety is your thing! Pick it up here.
The shape of these Dermstore glass ice globes make them ideal for under eye puffiness and massage, but are also great for the face as a whole, neck, shoulders and décolletage. You can chill them in the refrigerator or cold water, and clean easily with soap and water.. Pick it up here.
Ice Globes Massager
Starts at $59.99
This option makes a great gift (and yes, to yourself counts). Available in several color options – including blue, pink, coral, gold, and purple ombre glitter versions! These can go in the refrigerator or the freezer for 30 minutes, or overnight. Clean gently with a soft cloth and an antibacterial solution. Pick it up here.
Facial Chilling Wands
$17.49 (42% Off!)
Ok, this one grabbed our attention we’re not going to lie. Some people are fans of this shape, as it allows them to rest hands free for a minute or two. These stainless steel facial wands can be chilled for your facial massage, but they’re also marketed as wine chillers? We’ll probably stick to chilling our whites and light reds in the fridge, but hey – you do you. Pick it up here.