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What is FaceGym and Why Do Celebrities Love it?

Lizzo attends the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards at Los Angeles Convention Center on March 14, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.
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Bella Hadid, Selena Gomez, Lizzo, Paris Hilton and Kyle Richards have all tried it: FaceGym. 

But what exactly is it, and is it worth the fuss? Proponents say it helps them get red carpet ready, offering numerous benefits such as sculpted and toned skin. We break it all down for you here.

No, FaceGym is not a facial

FaceGym is both a studio and an approach to skincare. Think of it as a workout, but for your face. After all, if working out is good for our body, why wouldn’t some of the benefits translate to our facial muscles too (of which we have more than 40)? We know practices such as Gua Sha bring with it a slew of benefits such as improved lymphatic drainage, as can this Korean Kyung-rak facial


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While FaceGym sees specialized technicians in London, Manchester, New York City and Los Angeles apply targeted kneading movements, tools, tech and skincare products to promote circulation and tighten facial muscles, those wanting to level up their skincare routine ahead of the holidays can also get some of these products for at-home application too. 

The products come with a QR code that prompt how-tos, expert tips, techniques and more. 

If you’re not quite yet ready to commit to this routine yet, but want to get started with similar skincare tools on your own, here are a few of our recommendations that apply similar principles and that you can add to your at-home spa kit and your own personal wellness routine. 

Related: Laura Reid’s at-home step-by-step wellness routine. 

Add these FaceGym-inspired products to your skincare routine

GloPro BeautyBio microneedling starter kit

Our top pick:

BeautyBio GloPRO® Microneedling Facial Regeneration Tool, Sephora, $249.


Microneedling works to target and reduce fine lines and wrinkles, dark spots, dullness and uneven texture by stimulating the skin’s natural rejuvenation response, supporting cells to restore volume and glow.

Lanai Gua Sha

Our top pick:

Mount Lai Gua Sha Facial Lifting Tool, Sephora, $50.

A great addition to any skincare ritual, use this healing and facial massage tool to lift and smooth the skin.

Nurse Jamie uplift massaging beauty roller

Our top pick:

Nurse Jamie Uplift Massaging Beauty Roller, Sephora, $86.

This wand-like device can be used on the face or body and works to restore elasticity and tackle uneven texture plus more. The tool used a unique rhythmic rolling action on skin, replicating techniques used in Nurse Jamie’s signature facials and at local Nurse Jamie spas to help improve the appearance of skin.

NuFace Mini Facial Toning Device

Our top pick:

NuFACE Mini Facial Toning Device, Sephora, $250.

This easy-to-use and equally-portable device is FDA-cleared and used advanced microcurrent technology that has been clinically tested and shown to improve facial contours, tone and to help reduce the appearance of fine line and wrinkles.

Nurse Jamie NuVibe RX

Our top pick:

Nurse Jamie NuVibe RX Amethyst Massaging Beauty Tool, Sephora, $125.

The sonic coin-sized Amethyst head vibrates at 6,000 pulses per minute to glide over sensitive areas such as eyes, nose, mouth and more to target and temporarily soften fine lines and wrinkles.

Dr Dennis Gross Facial Steamer

Our top pick:

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Pro Facial Steamer, Sephora, $197.

Bring the spa to your home with this professional steamer device to detoxify, purify and hydrate your skin in as little as nine minutes. Decongest any clogged pores, and prime your skin to accelerate absorption for any products that follow.

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