I love a bit of facial massage at home every evening with a good cleansing balm so when this Crystal Clear Lift Away the Years Kit* arrived I was really excited to give this a try. The kit comes with an anti-ageing serum and an applicator as well as instructions on how to use them together. It’s pretty simple really – untwist the top, add a blob of serum (not too much or it will leak), then switch the applicator on. The applicator doesn’t feel uncomfortable to use, though I am careful to avoid the eye area.
There is an annotated diagram showing how to use the applicator on different areas of the face to encourage lifting. I loosely followed this but generally used this the same way that do my manual facial massage. I have found that the serum absorbs well, hydrates and doesn’t feel sticky; it’s a really lightweight gel cream texture rather than a liquid serum making it perfect for use with the applicator.
Cleaning this is really easy as the top screw off and rinses well under warm water. Also, as this runs off a single AAA battery, there is no charging required and it makes this really travel friendly.
So far I can’t say that I have noticed a real lifting effect but my skin is looking and feeling good from the massaging applicator, which I think is more concentrated than my manual facial massage attempts. I am intrigued about the longer term effects of using this device; I’m hoping that the applicator and serum will work to diminish those little crease lines that I’m getting around the mouth and nose. I’m not hopeful that it will lift my eye area though as I think the heaviness is too much for home beauty gadgets to make a difference now.
The Crystal Clear Lift Away the Years Kit (£59.99) is really easy to use and after a few days I found that I was looking forward to using it to apply my serum. There is something quite hypnotic about running the applicator over my face to apply serum twice daily! I would say be gentle on the neck and around the eyes though as the vibrations are much more noticeable on more sensitive areas.
Do you like a bit of a beauty gadget? Would you give this nifty device a go? Tweet me and let me know.
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