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Skincare is one area of beauty that’s always evolving. Trends, ingredient innovations and new launches all dictate what we buy and what we use — not to mention our overarching philosophy when it comes to taking care of our complexion.

Facial cryotherapy is one such trend we’re expecting to see everywhere in 2022. What started as a facial icing trend on TikTok has boomed into an entire new category, from frozen facial serums to chilled tools and devices.

The idea with cryotherapy is using cold temperatures to stimulate lymphatic drainage and wake up the skin, improving circulation, reducing puffiness and waking things up. Once upon a time iced water would have sufficed, but since the trend has taken off we know have a plethora of tools and products at our disposal.

Find a few of our favourites below.


Charlotte Tilbury Cryo Recovery Eye Serum, $89. SHOP NOW

This serum uses caffeine, peptides and Swiss ice vine to tighten, smooth and wake up the eye contour. It’s amazing for brightening and blurring, while the cooling metal applicator reduces fluid retention.

Mila Moursi Cryo Serum Ice Cube Infusion, $239. SHOP NOW

These unique serum pods can be frozen for a quick but effective flash facial that brightens and invigorates. It’s rich in plant extracts, botanicals and vitamins to nourish and hydrate the skin.

Angela Caglia Gold Cryo Facial Set, $178. SHOP NOW

If you want to quickly shift fluid and prep the skin before a big event, these cooling gold globes from Angela Caglia are amazing. Pop them in the freezer for an hour before using in tandem with your favourite facial serum or oil for a lifted, post-facial glow.