FaceGym: Can a facial really give you a more sculpted face?

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  • We tested it for ourselves to see if the workout really works

    It sounds too good to be true: a non-invasive facial that results in plumper skin and a sculpted jawline and cheekbones. But that’s exactly what FaceGym promises.

    Given that Meghan Markle is a reported fan of anti ageing facial exercises and face yoga, it’s no surprise that they’ve surged in popularity recently.

    With this in mind, I visited the Selfridges counter to put one of their workouts to the test.

    The treatment: FaceGym’s Signature Electricalworkout

    After a gentle cleanser to remove any make-up and impurities from the skin, the treatment begins with a gentle shoulder and neck massage to reduce tension.

    Your face is then treated to the Signature workout, a vigorous combination of rhythmic pushes and slaps to stimulate the facial muscles before a brief derma rolling of the skin.

    The next part is a pretty weird experience, but it’s where the real work is done. Using the FaceGym Pro device, your facial muscles are stimulated with an electrical current, causing them to contract – cue particularly strong spasms around the eye and lip area.

    The end result is a firmer face overall, and while I wasn’t sure how dramatic the results would be after just one treatment, the difference after the first half of my face was finished made my jaw drop. As someone with quite deep lines around the mouth, the one on the left side of my face was noticeably softened.

    Depending on your skin concern, your therapist will also apply one of the Training Serums, the base of which is like a protein shake for your face; with a base of olive squalane, coffee bean oil,

    The most unexpected thing about the experience is how relaxing it actually is; by the end of the treatment I was half-asleep in the chair, despite having my face slapped and electrically pulsated for the best part of an hour.

    Although you’ll need a few sessions if you want longer lasting results, but it’s a great pre-party fix if you want your complexion to look its best.

    FaceGym is located on King’s Road and within Selfridges, and treatment pricing starts at £50. To book visit facegym.com.

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