Contour Cube is the original ice facial tool taking Tiktok by storm and boasts A-list celebrities like Kendall Jenner and Hailey Beiber on its client list.
The Tiktok famous contour cube has made skin icing the latest facial trend as it’s an instant wake-me-up way to de-puff eye bags, tighten pores, and brighten dull-looking skin as part of an easy-to-do skin care routine.
What does the Contour Cube do?
The uniquely designed Contour Cube is the original ice facial tool, designed by Australian entrepreneur, Sarah Forrai. Sarah’s mum introduced her to ice facials as her anti aging secret, but Sarah struggled doing them herself holding freezing and slippery ice cubes. Sarah looked everywhere for a tool that could easily grip the ice and fit the contours of her face without freezing her fingers off, but when she realised nothing like it existed, in true entrepreneurial spirit, she decided to take matters into her own hands and designed and created the first-ever, revolutionary facial tool.
Designed with the purpose of rubbing ice water, or other frozen mixtures, over the contours of your face to emphasize cheekbones and jawlines, de-puff morning bloat, and calm acne break-outs, Contour Cube comes in two sizes, the contour cube original and the mini and in a variety of chic colours to brighten up your beauty regimen, including – our personal favourite – marble!
What are the benefits of skin icing?
Ice cube facial massages with the contour cube involve exposing the skin to an ice block which glides over the face for less than a minute and is designed to fit the contours of your face, offering several incredible benefits, including:
The cold temperature helps constrict blood vessels, reducing puffiness and swelling, add some lemon to your ice cubes as lemon ice cubes work especially well in the morning to add radiance to your skin – add this to your skincare routine.
Cosmetic after treatment
Use the Contour Cube as a cosmetic after treatment, especially good as lip filler after treatment hack to reduce swelling. The first 24 – 48 hours after lip filler is when swelling peaks, and it’s so important to ice at home to reduce any swelling. The Contour Cube works its magic by causing vasoconstriction of blood vessels, effectively reducing blood flow and bruise formation.
Post work-out redness
If you have had a sweaty work-out and your face resembles that lovely beetroot colour, using the ice facial tool is an amazing way to reduce the redness and cool your skin naturally.
Skin icing is the easiest way to bring inflammation down at home and the Contour Cube has you covered for this.
The cold from skin icing can temporarily tighten pores and make them appear smaller.
Ice stimulates blood flow, giving your skin a healthy, rosy glow. It’s ideal for skin refreshment as it rejuvenates and refreshes tired or dull-looking skin.
It also serves as a natural skin primer, to accelerate absorption of your moisturiser products into deeper layers of the skin, while making your makeup last longer.
How the Contour Cube works
Add water to the heart shape hole at the bottom of your contour cube. If you’re wanting to take your ice facials to the Next Level, you can use alternative ingredients for their soothing properties on your skin like, coconut milk, green tea, lemon water, fresh cucumber water, rose petals or aloe vera gel.
Place contour cube in your freezer and wait until frozen.
Now you are ready for the most immensely hydrating, instant wake me up facial to cool, de puff, hydrate and give your skin a healthy glow. Clean skin to remove makeup and impurities.
Gently massage your face in upward and outward circular motions using the contour cube. Focus on areas prone to puffiness or large pores. Continue for a few minutes and pat your face dry and apply your regular moisturiser or serum.
How to have a safe ice facial
Since it’s your face you are dealing with here, it’s so important you take precautions to make sure you have a positive and safe ice facial experience:
- Keep it moving around your face, not just confinde to one spot.
- If you have sensitive skin, you might want to consider using a cloth to protect your face the first few times you try it and until your skin gets used to the feeling
- It’s recommended you keep your ice facial session to a maximum of one minute, and even limit to 30 second blocks and then give yourself a break before trying again.
Frequently asked questions
What is an ice facial massage?
An ice facial massage is a skincare technique where you use an ice cube or ice wrapped in a cloth to massage your face. It involves gently moving the ice over your skin in circular motions to reap various skincare benefits.
How often should I do an ice facial massage?
You can do it as often as once a day, but it’s best to listen to your skin. Some people prefer doing it when they wake up to reduce puffiness, while others use it as needed.
Can ice massages help with acne?
Ice can help reduce redness and inflammation associated with acne, making breakouts look less prominent. However, it’s not a substitute for a proper acne treatment routine.
Are there any precautions I should take?
Don’t apply ice for too long in one area to avoid frostbite