A Victoria’s Secret model I interviewed once told me that she runs an ice cube across her face every night before she goes to bed to keep her skin firm and tight. I’m all for a dedicated skin-care routine, but at the time this seemed a little intense. Fast-forward to today: As the summer temps continue to flirt with the 90s, icing my face sounds like a fabulous idea — whether it’s actually good for my skin or not.
It turns out my Angel friend was onto something — and she's not the only one. Cryotherapy (from the Greek words "cryo," meaning cold, and "therapy," meaning cure) treatments have been used in medicine since the 17th century to help heal tissue damage and preserve the skin — and more recently, in the name of beauty. Anita Sun — medical esthetician, and CEO and cofounder of Dermovia, known for the Lace Your Face treatment — says ice can help tighten pores, combat wrinkles, calm, tone, and prep the skin for makeup application.
Who knew the beauty magic that lies in our ice trays? But these days, you can actually save the cubes for your cold brew. Because there are plenty of inventive, new products on the market that utilize the power of ice. Here, we round up everything from ice rollers to serum cubes. Plus, we added some products that work even better when they’re cold, and others that are jam-packed with cooling ingredients to soothe your skin after a day in the sun. These are sure to keep you cool for the rest of the summer.