There’s no better time than a national lockdown to test out the coolest new skincare/makeup/hair trends and snazzy innovations in beauty tech from the comfort of your own home. That said, there’s nothing more frustrating than spending upwards of £100 on a snazzy new hair treatment or at-home facial system, only to find out it doesn’t *actually* work.
Enter GLAMOUR Tries: the weekly Instagram series which sees GLAMOUR editors do all of the time-consuming (and expensive) work for you.
We’ve been busy trying out all of the (sometimes) wacky but always wonderful beauty crazes to take the internet by storm – from the hair pods seen backstage at Victoria Beckham during fashion week to Sarah Chapman’s £138 Meso-Melt Infusion at-home facial and Ciate’s nail stickers which promise an Instagram-ready manicure in minutes. These are the products that every veteran beauty sleuth is talking about – but that you want to do a bit of research into before buying.
Thanks to GLAMOUR Tries, you won’t need to waste your hard-earned pennies on testing these innovations yourself. We’re getting in their first, giving you the lowdown and making sure you invest in products that genuinely work. Like what you see? You can shop all of the products seen on GLAMOUR tries, with the click of a button, down below. Don’t say we don’t treat you.
On GLAMOUR Tries this week, Social Media Director Chloe Laws tried Glow Bar’s Opal Mushroom Gua Sha facial massage tool. The newest product to join the Glow family will set you back just £20; it adds to the world’s lingering fascination with the pretty yet effective jade roller. If you’ve ever seen a jade roller before, you’re already more familiar with the Ancient Chinese Practise of Gua Sha than you think. It’s an Eastern technique that uses a scraping motion to improve circulation. Gua quite literally translates to scraping whilst Sha refers to redness of the skin.
Glow Bar’s milky, pearlescent mushroom shaped wonder device has been designed to assist therapeutic massage for the ultimate addition to your self-care routine. Aside from being the prettiest thing on your dressing table, this clever tool aims to gently perform lymphatic drainage, boost circulation, detoxify, tone and sculpt. It claims to leave the skin glowing inside and out.
But did it *actually* work?
“I used really small circular motions, and because it’s a blunt instrument, you can press a little bit harder than you’d think,” Chloe said. She first used the tool along her jawline, going over any nodules that appeared, before taking the tool up towards the nose to help with congestion. Chloe finished by using the tool on her neck for a relaxing and mindful end to the process.
“So I actually really like this,” Chloe said. “I’m such big fan of jade rollers in general – I’ve tried cool sculpting ones – so this is definitely going to be a big part of my self-care routine. And it looks beautiful, so what’s not to like?”
Tempted? Store your Glow Bar Gua Sha massaging tool in a cool place or the fridge before using for the ultimate cooling massage which will improve your skin’s internal and external health.
Would you give Glow Bar’s Gua Sha tool a go? Have you already tried it? Let us know your thoughts over on Instagram @glamouruk.
In the meantime, here are all of the products you’ve seen on GLAMOUR Tries over the past few weeks. Happy shopping!
Source – www.glamourmagazine.co.uk