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August 28 2014

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A Shiatsu Massage for Your Face

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lancomeMore than sixty years ago, the Lancôme Institute located in France enlisted the help of Dr. Durey (a world-renowned physician in the fifties) to develop a dry facial massage method dubbed le massage a sec. Now the beauty brand is bringing the Parisian pampering technique to the modern masses, but with a bit of an antiaging boost. Rénergie French Lift—a nighttime balm brimming with fine-line-fighting Resveroside (a combo of resveratrol and rye seed extract) and plumping hyaluronic acid—not only rejuvenates skin via high-tech ingredients, but comes accompanied by a disc designed to mimic a therapist’s hand. Before applying the actual cream, the silicone saucer is used to complete a series of short, face-sculpting movements modeled after Durey’s original approach. The ritual is rather straightforward and focuses on three key areas: jawline, forehead, and cheeks. Surprisingly, it takes less than two minutes to complete and the brief rubdown seemed to help unfurl our furrowed brows after a stressful day at the office. Did it magically carve out catwalk-worthy cheekbones? Definitely not. But similar to a trip to the spa, this manual, multiaction approach to aging left us in a sublime, Zen-like state before bed.

$155; lancome-usa.com

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