It takes a little more than a full night’s sleep and hydration to achieve that iconic Hollywood glow. When it comes to getting red-carpet ready, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Jessica Alba are among many other A-listers who are putting their best face forward by undergoing Fire & Ice resurfacing facial treatments.
Some of the ways in which celebrities attain their bright, tight and blemish-free appearances seem out of reach to most of us. However, with Fire & Ice facials rising in trend and becoming more accessible, this means you can achieve the same flawless complexion yourself! This facial isn’t only for a short-term glow, boasting an array of long-term benefits, including improving pigmentation and reducing fine lines and wrinkles. Harley Street Injectables now offers this facial treatment to its clients. In this article, we will reveal what a Fire & Ice Facial is, the steps involved and the results you can expect from the treatment.
What is a Fire & Ice Facial Treatment?
Fire & Ice is a results-led clinical facial treatment that falls between a soft facial and a more invasive chemical peel, essentially acting as a mild peel. The facial was created by iS Clinical, a reputable skincare brand that is used by the likes of Kim Kardashian and stocked at Harley Street Injectables. It combines glycolic acid with retinol to resurface the skin, treat problematic skin, reduce fine lines and encourage cellular renewal. There is zero downtime and you’ll notice immediate results from the first treatment, which are prolonged and enhanced when continuing with a series of treatments.
What is Involved in a Fire & Ice Facial?
The facial involves treating the skin with two professionally formulated masques combined with iS Clinical products specific to the patient’s skincare requirements to optimise results. The ‘Fire’ and ‘Ice’ name given to this treatment is because of the sensation these masques have on your skin. But don’t worry, they’re not as extreme as they sound! Both masques offer quite a pleasant and relaxing feeling, with a ‘tingly, warm’ sensation for the first ‘Fire’ masque and a ‘cool’ sensation for the second ‘Ice’ masque.
The first masque is for intensive resurfacing, clinically formulated with sugar cane extract (a source of glycolic acid), citric acid, apple extract, retinol (Vitamin A), niacinamide (vitamin (B3) and the potent antioxidants including green tea extract. The second is a rejuvenating masque, which is a soothing, hydrating treatment formulated with sodium hyaluronate (hyaluronic acid), aloe vera, green tea extract, liquorice, grape extract and rosemary extract. The two-step facial removes the top looser layers of the epidermis, while the superficial trauma caused to the skin stimulates the skin’s healing mechanism to boost collagen production.
Results of the Fire & Ice Facial
This treatment improves the general texture of the skin by minimising pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles. The resurfacing results are a tighter, smoother and radiant complexion. Although revealing a radiant glow with a minimised appearance of pores and fine lines immediately post-treatment, the long-term benefits of this facial are plentiful. The collagen production created by the superficial skin trauma continues to boost skin elasticity, and as the skin heals, this smooths out pigmentation and light scarring.
Put your Best Face Forward Today
As an expert in skin rejuvenation and a leader in the industry, registered practitioner and clinic owner Alice Henshaw suggests a course of six Fire & Ice facials to achieve long-term results, which are scheduled for every four weeks. At Harley Street Injectables, we offer a single Fire & Ice treatment for £200 or a course of six for £1000. Understanding everyone has individual needs when it comes to their skin and complexion, Alice creates bespoke treatment plans, also providing her clients with the products and advice to continue the skincare journey outside of the clinic.