Have you ever returned from a beach vacation expecting to feel glowing and cool after spending a week relaxing in the sun, only to have your fresh-faced dreams dashed by returning home with more breakouts than souvenirs packed in your suitcase?
Hi, it’s me—I felt like this after coming back from an amazing trip to Barbados with my skin in absolute crap. When I got home from paradise, I was dealing with dryness and breakouts galore, thanks to a combination of constant sunscreen, more makeup than usual, the dry Barbados sun, lack of sleep, and of course, travel in general.
My skin was in desperate need of some serious TLC – the situation was beyond something a couple of extra washes and moisturizer could fix. Luckily for me, the BeautyBio GLOFacial Tool was waiting for me upon my return.
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BeautyBio GLOFacial Tool with Collagen Concentrate — $230.00
The set includes:
- GLOfacial Hydro-Infusion Pore Cleaner
- 20 ml. GLO Facial Concentrate
- 50 ml. GLO Facial Collagen Concentrate
- Little and big treatment tips
- Clarifying cap
- Charging screen base
- Cleaning brush
Colors: mint or white
- Exfoliates, moisturizes and cleans the skin
- It can be used as a blue light therapy
- Comes with two bottles of concentrate
When I first saw this pore cleaner, I knew I had to get it ASAP. This ‘facial vacuum’ claims to unclog pores, exfoliate dead skin cells and remove debris and excess dirt from the skin, while also deeply hydrating the face in just one treatment. It almost sounded too good to be true.
I won’t lie—as excited as I was to try it out, I was also extremely intimidated by the device. So before using it for the first time, I watched a bunch of tutorial videos on YouTube and contacted a board certified dermatologist Hadley KingMD, FAAD, for some advice.
“Regular exfoliation is key to glowing skin,” says Dr. King. “Physical and chemical exfoliation help brighten skin by removing old dead skin cells and revealing the fresh new cells underneath.”
She told me that to start, I should use the tool once or twice a week, which I could start increasing if my skin wasn’t too dry or irritated. I’ve started adding this to my skincare routine every Wednesday and Sunday night, and I’ve been extremely happy with the results.
The treatment itself takes about four and a half minutes, and once you start using the device, it goes by very quickly. To start, I add water and the collagen concentrate that comes with the kit to the concentrate chamber of the face blank (don’t worry, there are lines on the chamber to let you know how much of each to put in). Then I put the larger treatment tip on the device and begin.
The suction felt weird on my face the first couple of times I tried it, but not in a bad way. With the larger treatment end, I run the device along my jawline, cheeks and forehead, following a similar lifting pattern to how you would use a gua sha (the kit comes with a map that shows you the lines to use run along). I go over these areas with the device twice, making sure to keep the skin taut so that the device remains suctioned to the skin.
I then switch to the smaller treatment tip for my chin, nose, and lips, which I run over a few times before the device beeps three times to let me know the treatment is complete. After I pull it off, I admire my freshly cleansed face and apply moisturizer, per Dr.’s advice. King. Then comes my favorite part: Looking into the litter box.
As a pimple recovery, seeing the lawn left in the litter box is especially rewarding. No two litter boxes look the same. If it’s more cloudy, I know the device was absorbing excess oil from the skin. The little floaties indicate dirt and debris that was vacuumed out of my pores. If the chamber has an orange tint to it, I know it has removed the remnants of my foundation.
After using this device for a few weeks, I can’t recommend it highly enough to anyone suffering from drier skin (especially in the colder months). My skin has never felt so soft since the bi-weekly exfoliation and looks much firmer.
The exfoliation from the first treatment alone helped get rid of all the flaky skin courtesy of my beach vacation, which usually took about a week of intense moisturizers and hydrating face masks to recover. Plus, I swear that following the gua sha-like pattern helped lift my face, making my cheekbones and jaw more defined (though that might just be the power of suggestion).
Added bonus? You can also use the device for daily blue light therapy, which has been shown to kill acne-causing bacteria and can help reduce the life cycle of blemishes. Every day, I hold the blue light on the problem areas for four minutes each and I’ve noticed a big difference in how quickly my breakouts disappear.
Although it can be pricey, the BeautyBio GLOFacial Tool has become a staple in my post-holiday skin care routine and to keep my skin hydrated all year round.
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