Tried & Tested

Lancôme Absolue Cryo Sculptor Facial

Instantly glowing skin in an hour, all thanks to beauty tech and skincare expertise.

Who Valerie Dayan

May 16, 2024

Who? Valerie Dayan
For how long? Once

There used to be a time when I would get weekly or even biweekly facials. The attention my skin received was quite something, and I used to have a hard time pinpointing the specific benefits. My current reality is quite different. I barely have time for an expert facial, but on the upside, I can objectively tell the difference it made in my complexion when I get one.

I had the exclusive opportunity to try the Absolue Cryo Sculptor facial at Lancôme’s Skin Science Club in March. After a hiatus from facials, this was a true indulgence in self-care and immediate satisfaction. The annual science, technology, and expertise-driven beauty pop-up was their second, and this year, the French beauty house elevated the experience, particularly in the spa realm. As I stepped in, I was aware of the temporary nature of the space, but it didn’t feel that way. I was greeted in a tranquil, candle-lit room with a special antioxidant tea menu.

During the 60-minute facial, my esthetician, Sinem (I can’t recommend her enough!), started with a cleansing ritual. This was followed by a very generous amount of Absolue Soft Cream (literally five days’ worth of it), which was locked into my skin with a Tonique Confort-infused sheet mask. Then, it was time for the real magic! (And by that, I mean it’s time for the beauty-tech part of my session – I always get the most excited for those.) The Cryo-Sculptor device, a testament to longevity science, enhances micro-circulation while creating an immediate lifting and reshaping effect. The 10-minute booster tech massage begins with warm therapy (44°C) that aids the skin in absorbing the cream, followed by the “shocking” cold effect (7°C) for skin tightening. I adore beauty-tech that delivers, and this beauty-tech device was certainly effective.

Sinem’s use of the Absolue Fusion massage protocol for the face, neck, and decolleté left me feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. To top it off, she applied the new Rénergie Triple Eye Serum with a special massage protocol to my eye area. She recommended lifting movements when applying eye products at home for a well-rested look. After the session, I went to the makeup room for a touch-up, but my skin felt so good I only wanted to use the new UV Expert Supra Screen SPF 50+ serum. The verdict? It was an amazing, relaxing session with an instant plumping effect. Although the ephemeral Skin Science Club has ended, Absolue Spa facials are available at select locations throughout the year.

What do you want Wonderflaw editors to try out next?