The Best Cryotherapy Beauty Tools To Use At Home (2023)

Hands up if youhave woken up with apuffy face or if, at the slightest whiff of salt, your body is screaming at you to stop. Unfortunately formost of us, it’s likely to be water retention, unless you have allergies or a medical condition – in which case, please seek guidance from a doctor. That irritating bloator puffinessis often triggered by food, alcohol, allergies, late nights and can also be a symptom of PMS.

While experts recommend treatments like lymphatic drainage, when it comes to quick at-home remedies to treat your puffy, bloated face (if it’s not a serious medical condition),cryotherapy beauty tools simulate the same process. A step up from your usual jade roller or gua sha stone, there are ice rollers, cryo orbs, ice globes, frozen masks and gels that can soothe your skin all from the comfort of your own home. Effectively a luxury version of a cold compress, the cool temperatures of the cryotherapy facial toolscan help de-puff you. Just ask Lady Gaga or Victora Beckham.

What Is Cryotherapy Treatment?

Cryotherapy treatments can havebenefits for a wide range of medical conditions including: rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, tendonitis, muscle and ligament strains, back and neck pain, as well as possible relief from inflammation of the skin such as eczema and psoriasis, according to 111SKIN.

According to Healthline 'the intense cold causes your blood vessels to contract and your pores to tighten [which results in] an increase in the flow of blood and oxygen to the face, which canmake skin glowyand more vibrant.'

A 111SKIN cryotherapy facial, where electronically cooled purified air at minus 30 degrees is blasted on your skin,claims to increase microcirculation, reduce inflammation, oxygenate and detoxify, reduce overproduction of oil and harmful bacteria, lift and firm by improving muscular tone, improve epidermal firmness and reduces open pores, as well as promoting collagen and elastin production.

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Natalie Corner, Grazia’s commercial deputy editor, tested out 111SKIN’s Whole Body Cryotherapy treatment atits Harvey Nichols London location to test out the effects. Itis a gas-free cryotherapy chamber that uses extremely low temperatures (minus 80 degrees to be exact), inciting vasoconstriction and leading to a vast array of physical and mental benefits.

'After changing into 111SKIN’s own sports bra, shorts, padded slippers, ski gloves, donning a face mask and wrapping up my ears in a headband, I hopped into the chamber after direction from Isaac, 111SKIN’s host. He explained that I’d spend three minutes (almost the length of the Beyonce song I’d chosen to listen to) standing in the chamber with the freezing air blasting my skin.

'This was much better than my attempts at standing under a cold shower in the morning as I didn’t have to contend with water, instead the blasts of cold air was invigorating. I even practised my Wim Hof breathing method taking shallow breaths to manage the biting temperature that hit the back of my throat, then exhaling and keeping my lungs as empty as possible. Once you manage your breathing, the chamber really wakes you up! I could get used to a session every week.'

If you haven't got the time for a weekly cryotherapy session, why not see which tools can help you replicate that freezing sensation at home...

SHOP: The Best Cryotherapy Beauty Tools To Use At Home

1. Charlotte Tilbury, Cryo-Recovery Face Mask

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Charlotte Tilbury's Cryo-Recovery Face Mask is made from a flexible, skin-cushioning silicone that is reusable and easy to clean. All you have to do is pop it in the freezer (or fridge) for 30 minutes before use and then after applying a serum, like the Magic Elixir Crystal Elixir, place the mask on your face for 10 minutes. You can also massage the metal nodules on the mask on your pressure points for extra relaxation.

Review: 'Really enjoy using this mask as I have a tendency to puffiness in the mornings. After cleansing I add a serum then put the mask on for 10 minutes, on removing my skin feels fresh and firmer with all trace of the serum absorbed. My only criticism would be that it doesn’t fit properly on my jaw line.'

2. Nurse Jamie, Super Cryo-Massaging Mini Orb

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The benefits of cryotherapy on both the body and mind are two-fold – skin is near instantly calmed and de-puffed while your mind feels revitalised. Pop these in the freezer and run them over the contours of the face for a fresh, post-yoga glow. The large orb is also available for £36.

Review: 'Very pleased with this roller. Well made and does the job as described. Bought the mini roller which is plenty big enough for the whole face.Recommended to people who need a little de puff action in the mornings.'

3. 001 London, CRYOpress Ice Facial Massage Set

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Another favourite of Jennifer Aniston and loved by Gigi Hadid, the 001 London CRYOpress roller recreates salon-standard cryotherapy ice facials in the comfort of your own home. The roller is sustained at a temperature of -8 degrees to 2.5 degrees aiming to naturally boost circulation, soothe inflammation and promote lymphatic drainage to improve your skin's condition.

Review: 'I love this! I have sensitive skin which can often feel sore but using the Cryopress with the Alpha Serum made it feel so much better. I was worried the roller would get warm after a few rolls but it stayed nice and cold for the full treatment and more besides. It’s really easy to use and feels gorgeous.'

4. 111SKIN, Sub-Zero De-Puffing Energy Facial Mask

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Jennifer Aniston, Lady Gaga and Victoria Beckham's choice of pre-carpet prep, this 111SKIN Sub-Zero De-Puffing Energy Facial Mask is inspired by the science behind cryotherapy, and like cold on the skin, effectively de-puffs your morning face. So if you've had a bad night's sleep, feel overheated or just want an overall de-puffing, this will help soothe your skin.
Hannah Banks-Walker, Grazia's head of fashion commerce says: 'I can't get enough of these skin-saviours. Over the winter, I amassed a stack of them so that I could use them at least twice at week or just when I felt like my face needed some TLC. I've nearly finished said stack now, which is alarming because I just don't want to be without them. They're that good.'

5. Skin Proud, Frozen Over Gel-To-Ice Hydrator

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Skin Proud's FrozenOveris a viral fave withoverthree million views to date on TikTok, thanks to its innovative cooling properties thathydrate, calm and softenskinlike no other. It is infused with anti-inflammatory aloe vera extract to calm, soften and hydrateskin and enriched with hyaluronic acid to provide intense hydration and lock-in moisture for a plumped appearance.

Natalie Corner, Grazia's commercial deputy editor says: 'I was honestly not expecting this to be as soothing and refreshing as it turned out to be. It's a small tub of clear gel that you pop in the freezer for 2-3 hours and turns into ice-like crystals that you rub and melts on your face. Absolutely ideal to cool down in the recent hot weather and works just as well in the gel form.'

6. Latme, Ice Roller

You don't always need to splash out when it comes to testing out new beauty tools. This Latme ice roller is available on Amazon and with over 3,000 reviews with an average 4.5 out of 5 stars it's worth checking out for £12.99. As well as revitalising the face you can also use the ice roller for on the spot relief from migraine, muscle pain, tension or minor injury.

Review: 'I bought this as I wanted something ice cold to put on my face. I was not disappointed not only does it help my skin and my pores it helps with lymphatic and circulation. It also helps my anxiety as it is now got me in a routine where I can relax while using this.'

7. Dr Jart+, Cryo Rubber Mask

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A cult skincare brand, Dr Jart+ pairs Korean skincare technology with clever design. The brand is famous for its rubber masks, including the Cryo Rubber with Moisturizing Hyaluronic Acid mask which is designed to flood your skin with hydration. The two-step mask sets contain an ampoule of serum that is applied to the skin with the mask placed on top, for a better cooling experience place both steps in the fridge beforehand.

Natalie says: 'The best thing about this mask is how utterly bonkers you look wearing it, but at least you're the only one to see it. Putting it in the fridge beforehand was a godsend in the hot weather recently and really helped to cool my puffy face down. It did slip around a bit thanks to the generous amount of serum, but as long as you lie still and relax it is a nice soothing treat.'

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8. Fraîcheur Paris, Ice Globes

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These ice globes come in three glitter bomb colours, Pink, Gold and Arctic Blue and couldn't look more exciting if they tried. Put them in either the fridge or freezer, depending on how cold you want them and then start to roll over sections of the face in circular motions following our helpful tips below. Fraîcheur Paris recommend 10-15 minutes daily to see the benefits of brightened skin, tightened and fine lines softened.

Review: 'Absolutely love these ice globes. They feel so good on my face and these are just what I need during allergy season, when my face gets swollen and so sore from sinus pressure. This is exactly what I’ve needed for years.'

9. OLIVIEREWILSON, Cryo Ice Sticks

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Slightly different to the ice globes, these cooling sticks are made from medical grade stainless steel filled with cooling liquid for an extra blast of cold on your skin. The unique shape of the sticks, one side flat and one side curved, makes it easier to massage your eye area as well as other parts of your face.

Review: 'A little pricey but the product itself feels substantial and well-made. The tools contour perfectly to the face and don’t create friction or drag the skin. I would recommend these cryo tools, they would make a lovely gift.'

10. Bramble, Cooling Full Face Gel Mask

A bargain at under £10 this gel mask is useful for various purposes – to cool a tired face or sore puffy eyes, provide migraine relief, soothe eczema or rosacea, and can actually be used either cool or warm.

Review: 'This is such an amazing product that I have already recommended to lots of friends. It took me years to find something that gets rid of migraines, but here it is. The smaller ones are good but this one really takes the biscuit, just as long as you can deal with looking like an avatar! It's well worth it – I'm going to be ordering another soon for my husband as mine keeps mysteriously disappearing from the fridge.'

11. Baimei, Jade Roller and Gua Sha

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If you're a fan of using facial tools then a simple rose quartz roller and gua sha popped in the fridge will work just as well as a cryotherapy tool. Using the massage techniques combine with the stone rollers will help to reduce morning puffiness and get the skin refreshed.

Review: 'Honestly this is THE most delicious item I have ever purchased for myself. It just feels so soothing on my face and literally melts the stress from my temples. I purchased a vitamin C face serum and I use my roller to gently massage the serum in. I am 59 and gently aged but in as little as a couple of days, I noticed a lovely difference in my skin. Tighter, softer and smoother.'

How To Use Cryotherapy Beauty Tools At Home

If you want to level up from rubbing ice cubes on your face, which does work a treat, try out the above products. And if you’ve ever had a facial or massage these DIY tips from Claire Williams, founder ofWow Facial,will help you to emulatelymphatic drainage with tools or your hands on your face during your self-care session.

Start by taking your thumb and forefinger of both hands and lightly grab the sides of your chin and jawline, then in long sweeping strokes slide them up towards your lymph glands repeat this about 20 times. This is great at lifting the lower face too.

Next, do long sweeping strokes down from the glands towards your collar bone. This aids the flow of the lymph towards the heart. Again repeat 20 times.

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Next, place the index and middle finger together and place them on your cheeks. Make sure you have made contact with the gland that sits just under the cheek. You should be able to feel a sensitive area. Stoke out and upwards towards the lower temple and repeat about 20 times.

Move up towards the eyebrows and starting from the centre of your brows with your 2 fingers add slight pressure and stroke outwards towards your temples. Repeat 10-20 times.

For the under-eye area, you’ll need to take care as we do not want to drag the skin here as it’s very delicate, so using your middle fingers add a little more oil or your favourite eye cream to aid the slip and go from the corner of your eye and out all the way to the temple in one long sweep but with gentle pressure. Only repeat this 5-10 times so you don’t damage the delicate eye area.

We now need to move the lymph we have massaged out towards the temples and we do this with your 2 fingers, add slight pressure and stroke down towards your glands under the jawline. Again repeat 20 times.

To finalise the drainage repeat the first step again of massaging along the jawline then doing long sweeping strokes down towards your collar bone.

Should I Keep My Beauty Tools And Products Cold?

The main function of keeping your beauty tools and products cold is to help with de-puffing. So your ice rollers, jade rollers and any masks that require refrigeration will work best when chilled.

Products like facial mists, gel and serums don't have to be in the fridge, but during the summer months, it certainly helps soothe puffy, blotchy hot skin. Although not a necessity, a beauty fridge will help you organise your tools and products, especially if you don't have space in your own fridge or freezer.

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How can I do facial cryotherapy at home? ›

You just want to glide very gently. Just like this. And you can even move down to your neck. And

Can you do cryotherapy on yourself? ›

Cryotherapy at Home

You can also get cryotherapy products to remove warts at home. Over-the-counter kits use dimethyl ether propane instead of liquid nitrogen. They probably aren't as effective as the treatment you will get from your doctor in their office.

Does cryotherapy work for wrinkles? ›

‍Cryotherapy decreases inflammation

‍Apart from wrinkles and sagging skin, this type of treatment also helps address redness and dark spots. Under-eye puffiness and circles, for instance, will disappear from the treatments.

How do you use cryo tools? ›

And then you can lightly glide over just like. This. You can turn it around and glide this way to

Should I ice my face in the morning or night? ›

In the event that you wear a significant amount of makeup, consider applying ice to your face each morning before putting on your makeup. If you suffer from acne or similar skin blemishes, ice your face every other night before you go to bed.

Does cryotherapy tighten skin? ›

Efficacy. Cryo facials are an effective way to tighten and brighten the skin. They increase blood flow to the face, which can make the skin look healthy and plump.

What are the dangers of cryotherapy? ›

The addition of nitrogen vapors to a closed room lowers the amount of oxygen in the room and can result in hypoxia, or oxygen deficiency, which could lead the user to lose consciousness. Moreover, subjects run the risk of frostbite, burns, and eye injury from the extreme temperatures.

Can you do cryotherapy everyday? ›

It's recommended that you have up to three minutes of cryotherapy one to five times a week, depending on the results you're after and how new you are to the therapy.

What are 3 benefits of cryotherapy? ›

Some intended benefits of whole-body cryotherapy are quicker recovery from exercise programs and muscle recovery, according to Dr. Parisien, as well as improved circulation, reduction of joint pain, and a bolstered metabolism, according to Dr. Pfleghaar.

Do Cryo face tools work? ›

Although cryo tools can be an effective way to boost radiance by temporarily increasing skin circulation, there is little evidence of the effects of at-home cryotherapy, so these tools can be thought of as a nice extra as opposed to an essential.

What are cryo tools? ›

Cryo facial tools are big business right now. Designed to instantly and dramatically cool your face, they prompt the blood vessels in your skin to contract for a firmer, healthier-looking complexion.

How do you use Cryo-Sticks on face? ›

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How often should you do cryo facial? ›

Q: How often should I get a Cryo Facial? The frequency will depend upon your own individual health and wellness goals. We recommend at least 1-2 times per week. For more aggressive results, every day is recommended.

Can I wear makeup after cryotherapy? ›

Don't use scented soap, makeup, or lotion on the treated area until it's fully healed. This will usually be at least 10 days after your procedure. You may lose some hair on the treated area.

Does cryotherapy increase collagen? ›

Collagen production improvement: Cryotherapy treatments improves collagen production with the end-result of a reduction of classic aging signs. Productions of collagen results in healthier, smoother skin tone which makes your skin shining and younger.

Is ice good for eye bags? ›

At-home treatments for puffy eyes

Cold compresses: Cooling the area lessens inflammation and swelling by reducing blood flow. You can place anything cold, such as an ice pack, frozen bag of vegetables, chilled cucumber slices or refrigerated spoons, over closed eyes for a few minutes.

Should I wash my face after applying ice? ›

You don't need to wash your face after applying ice cubes on face. Just let your face dry naturally. After some times you can directly apply toner.

What to apply on face after icing? ›

Don't let the ice rest on any portion of your skin for too long, as it could cause that aforementioned irritation and redness — and even frostbite. And do remember to moisturize after icing your face so that your skin doesn't dry out.

Is cryotherapy good for your hair? ›

Cryotherapy is a revolutionary treatment that repairs the damaged and fragile hair. Working with extremely low temperatures, it acts on the hair's strand from the inside out, correcting and replenishing the damaged fibers.

How long do the effects of cryotherapy last? ›

The energized effects from each session typically last six to eight hours after treatment. The more treatments you do in close succession, the longer the endorphin-high lasts. Many clients also report improvements in their sleep quality after Cryotherapy.

Who should not do cryotherapy? ›

The following conditions are contraindications to whole body cryotherapy: Pregnancy, severe Hypertension (BP> 180/100), acute or recent myocardial infarction, unstable angina pectoris, arrhythmia, symptomatic cardiovascular disease, cardiac pacemaker, peripheral arterial occlusive disease, venous thrombosis, acute or ...

How do I take care of my skin after cryotherapy? ›

Cleaning The Site

It is ok to bathe normally after your treatment. Gently clean the area in the shower or bath with warm water and mild soap, then pat dry. Apply Vaseline or Aquaphor to the area 1-2x daily. You do not have to keep the area covered with a Band-Aid, but certainly can if you prefer.

How do you breathe during cryotherapy? ›

The client in the cryotherapy chamber does not breath in gasiform air or nitrogen gas. The client is elevated above the chamber from the chin up and breathing clean oxygen.

How long does it take to see results with cryotherapy? ›

In most cases, you will begin to feel the benefits of cryotherapy after three to five consecutive sessions. To keep the benefits occurring, many people generally do cryotherapy treatments one to three times a week.

What happens to skin after cryotherapy? ›

After Cryotherapy

The treated area will become red soon after your procedure. It may also blister and swell. If this happens, don't break open the blister. You may also see clear drainage on the treated area.

How long does it take for cryotherapy to work? ›

The healing process may take up to 6 weeks, but some areas that are treated may take longer. Cryotherapy is a safe and reliable treatment and the appearance of the skin afterwards is usually very good. However, once the area has healed you may be left with a pale mark or a flat white scar.

How do I prepare for cryotherapy? ›

Most people don't need to do anything special to prepare for cryotherapy on the skin. Your healthcare provider will give you instructions before internal cryotherapy to help you prepare. You may have to stop taking certain medications, such as aspirin or blood thinners, a few days before internal cryosurgery.

Does cryotherapy really work? ›

The FDA looked at a few studies on the effects of whole-body cryotherapy. It decided that they don't show real evidence of the therapy helping with any medical conditions. Other studies show that whole-body cryotherapy might help with pain from sports injuries.

Does cryotherapy raise blood pressure? ›

While cryotherapy eventually lowers blood pressure, it can raise it while you're in the chamber. Those with extremely high blood pressure, heart disease or serious medical conditions should always consult their physician first or consider an alternative like float therapy.

How do you use cryo sticks on face? ›

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How often should you do cryo facial? ›

Q: How often should I get a Cryo Facial? The frequency will depend upon your own individual health and wellness goals. We recommend at least 1-2 times per week. For more aggressive results, every day is recommended.

Can I freeze my own warts? ›

Can you freeze them at home? Cryotherapy involving liquid nitrogen should only be performed by a healthcare professional. You may be able to use an OTC product, such as Compound W Freeze Off or Freeze Away Easy Wart Remover, to treat smaller warts at home. These kits use a mixture of propane mixed in dimethyl ether.

How do you use dry ice on your face? ›

Dry ice is wrapped in gauze and dipped in acetone to create this treatment. It is then applied to areas that are affected by acne. This treatment is ideal for normal to oily, acne-prone skin types as the dry as has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.

How often should you use Cryo-Sticks? ›

You can use it as many times a week as you feel. For me, I do a quick Cryo Facial workout before I apply my make-up or at the end of a long day after shower & into bed. Bondi Cryo Facial Sticks. The 4-minute Miracle.

How do you use cryo stick eyes? ›

Begin by placing cryo sticks in center of forehead, move outwards towards hairline near temples. Repeat 5-6 times. Start in the corner of eyes, apply a little pressure and move out towards your ear. Repeat 5-6 times.

How do you clean Cryo-Sticks? ›

After use, clean the Cryo-Sticks with a disinfectant wipe and replace them in their cases in the fridge waiting for new use.

Can I do cryotherapy everyday? ›

It's recommended that you have up to three minutes of cryotherapy one to five times a week, depending on the results you're after and how new you are to the therapy. Athletes are using cryotherapy to aid recovery and improve their athletic performance during the game.

How long does it take to see results from cryotherapy? ›

In most cases, you will begin to feel the benefits of cryotherapy after three to five consecutive sessions. To keep the benefits occurring, many people generally do cryotherapy treatments one to three times a week.

Can I wear makeup after cryotherapy? ›

Don't use scented soap, makeup, or lotion on the treated area until it's fully healed. This will usually be at least 10 days after your procedure. You may lose some hair on the treated area.

What is the fastest wart remover? ›

Freezing (cryotherapy).

Freezing works by causing a blister to form under and around your wart. Then, the dead tissue sloughs off within a week or so. This method may also stimulate your immune system to fight viral warts. You'll likely need repeat treatments.

Can I buy liquid nitrogen over-the-counter? ›

Liquid nitrogen is not an over-the-counter product, so you may not know gas what types of stores supply it. Companies like Praxair and Airgas distribute gases to customers all over the world, however, so there may be a supplier near you.

What does it mean when wart turns black? ›

The skin on the wart may turn black in the first 1 to 2 days, which might signal that the skin cells in the wart are dying. The wart might fall off within 1 to 2 weeks.

Which one should I do first rub ice on my face or put a toner? ›

* To make your foundation last during the hot and humid season, first cleanse the skin and then apply an astringent toner, using cotton wool. After a few minutes, wrap an ice cube in a clean cloth and apply it on the skin for a few seconds at a time. This helps to close the pores.

Can I use ice on my face everyday? ›

Is it okay to rub ice on your face everyday? We suggest rubbing ice on your face every alternate day or twice a week, if you have dry skin. Rubbing ice on your face everyday can irritate your skin and cause flakiness.

Does Rubbing ice on your face help jawline? ›

Exposure to extreme cold can actually improve skin's appearance significantly: depuffing under-eye bags, contouring cheekbones and jawline, reducing pore size, and easing acne. And there's a reason why some people call it “frotox”—it may also be anti-aging.


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