Back when the world was carefree and not one binge-worthy shit show, I loved trying all kinds of seemingly daring beauty trends. This included multiple occasions when I stripped down into a bathing suit and stepped into a subzero chamber for two minutes in hopes of boosting circulation, making my pores less visible, and calming any inflammation both inside and out of my body. The process of whole body cryotherapy claims big benefits, but many of them haven't actually been proven effective, and if not done properly can even be dangerous.?
In contrast, what has been shown to work for skin rejuvenation are facial rollers and cryotherapy focused on the face, which aesthetician Joanna Vargas previously told Allure "increases circulation, oxygenation, and lymphatic drainage while providing anti-inflammatory benefits." So when BeautyBio, the brand behind the at-home microneedling device that I've also come to love, made the DIY version of professional cryotherapy facials with its Cryo Dual Roller, I had to try it.?
You wouldn't expect that after months of being stuck inside, I'd need some head-to-toe R&R. But between all the video meetings, too many homemade pizzas, and running outside as a replacement to my gym workouts, I've found my skin looking less than glowy on Zoom and my muscles achier in real life. I've used facial rollers before, but this cool version seemed like just the thing needed to help refresh my face before a meeting and even roll across my eyelids after hours of staring at my computer screen. ??
The device looks mechanical and feels pretty weighty. The dual-ended heads are made of solid stainless steel and the handle has a smooth, no-slip grip. The brand claims that the metal head stays at a cool and consistent temperature of 45 degrees Fahrenheit ?— unlike similar tools that aren't actually made of stainless steel throughout. According to the creators of this cryo tool, if the device isn't solid metal (and only metal-coated), then your body temperature will warm it up after a few rolls. However, there are varying opinions among experts on this concept.