Your definitive guide to ice globes

  • 11 Jun - 17 Jun, 2022
  • Mag The Weekly
  • Beauty

Ice globes are a modern avatar of the natural ice cube treatment taking over shelfs across the world, and for good reason. In fact, ice globes are also the secret behind celebrities' flawless skin. Ice globes are one of the most popular and emerging beauty tools with one spherical end, meant to be frozen to provide a cooling sensation on the skin when used.

Like ice cubes, ice globes promote lymphatic drainage and help strengthen skin elasticity but are far less messy. But ice globes offer more optimal usage and accelerate the benefits of incorporating ice into your skincare regime.

How is it different from rubbing ice on your face?

Rubbing ice directly on your face can leave your face highly sensitised and, in extreme cases, also trigger issues like rosacea and inflammation. If you rub ice on your skin for too long, you are at the risk of an ice burn. Just the way you get a heat burn, you can get an ice burn, which can leave a scar too. Ice globes are usually at a one to three degrees temperature, thus eliminating such risks.

What are the benefits?

So, it's a fact, not a fad, that ice globes help to reduce the appearance of fine lines, brighten the complexion, and give the face a natural lift and that glow. Think of ice globes as dumbbells for the face, tools which make the workout more effective. Ice globes work on the facial muscles and relax the eye muscles after a long day of excessive screen time. It works to even out skin tone, refine pores, and relieve migraine and sinus pain headaches more than a cooling treatment. And, of course, reduce puffiness. It stimulates circulation and oxygenates the skin, making you look and feel like you've caught more zzz's by firming skin and reducing puffiness.

How to make the most of your ice globes?

Freeze the ice globes overnight or for at least 45 minutes before using them. Cleanse your face with your preferred cleanser and pat it dry.

Gently massaging with ice globes for 10-15 minutes is the standard procedure for using the globes. You don't need to be a skincare pro to master this technique. It's simple. The rule of the thumb is to massage upward if you seek a firmer skin tone and elasticity and massage it in downward strokes to encourage lymphatic drainage and help to de-puff the skin. Either way, you are a winner.

For a lymphatic massage, roll the globes down along the forehead, sides of the face, and neck. This will help ease tension, stimulate nerves and release toxins. For a lifting massage, roll the globes upwards along your jawline, cheekbones, and forehead. This will help stimulate blood circulation and oxygenate the skin. You could combine ice globes with sheet masks, serums, and creams as a weekend ritual.

3 best ice globes to bring a healthy glow to your face

Fraîcheur ice globes

If you’ve heard of cryotherapy, chances are you’ve also heard of this French brand that is leading the pack with these colourful glass globes filled with anti-freeze liquid. The word fraÎcheur, meaning freshness, is perfectly apt for these globes which give you a healthy glow that’s similar to that post-gym complexion.

111Skin cryo de-puffing edit

If you want a full-on facial treatment at-home, then look no further. This gift set includes 111Skin’s much-loved sub-zero de-puffing energy facial mask, eye mask and eye duo along with the metal cryo-sculpting tools to get your blood pumping helping to reduce puffiness and give you a smoother wide-awake complexion.

BeauSkin cryo facial orbs

Made of stainless steel, these cryo balls will definitely get your circulation pumping. Simply pop in the freezer or fridge and apply either on a bare face or with a facial oil or serum (basically anything quite light in texture) and massage into your skin.