Why you should add ICE to your skincare routine


Women are now adding ice to their skincare regime by making use of a new affordable beauty gadget.

Sarah Forrai, 29, launched her business Contour Cube earlier this year from her one-bedroom Sydney apartment to provide women with a facial icing tool for ‘healthy glowing skin’.

The Contour Cube is an innovative product that harnesses cold therapy and facial icing to tighten pores, reduce oiliness, ease acne, provide visible firmness and reduce the appearance of pigmentation or dark under-eye circles.

‘After struggling with slippery ice cubes and cold fingers, I needed something to easily grip the ice and protect my hands,’ Sarah told FEMAIL.

‘I searched everywhere but had no luck, so I decided to design my own ice facial beauty tool from the ground up with the help of my trusty 3D printer.’

After launching the brand and promoting the product on TikTok, Sarah managed to turn over $20,000 in the first two weeks all while working full-time in a corporate position.

The Contour Cube is an innovative product that harnesses cold therapy to tighten pores, reduce oiliness and provide visible firmness

The Contour Cube is an innovative product that harnesses cold therapy and facial icing to tighten pores, reduce oiliness, ease acne, provide visible firmness and reduce the appearance of pigmentation or dark under-eye circles

The $34.95 product (pictured) has been specifically designed to protect your hands from the cold ice and glides perfectly over the contours of your face

The $34.95 product (pictured) has been specifically designed to protect your hands from the cold ice and glides perfectly over the contours of your face

Sarah Forrai, 29, (pictured) launched Contour Cube earlier this year from her one-bedroom Sydney apartment to provide women with a facial icing tool for 'healthy glowing skin'

Sarah Forrai, 29, (pictured) launched Contour Cube earlier this year from her one-bedroom Sydney apartment to provide women with a facial icing tool for ‘healthy glowing skin’

The facial icing tool sold out within days of launching, fuelled by the brand’s TikTok videos that went viral hitting over 25million views.

The $34.95 product has been specifically designed to protect your hands from the cold ice and glides perfectly over your face.

To use, simply clip the two ends of the cube together, fill with water from the hole at the bottom and place in the freezer to set.

Then remove the lid and after cleansing your face run the ice in the Contour Cube over your skin in 30 second intervals for up to two minutes. 

Rose water, green tea, coconut milk, aloe vera, lemon water and cucumber water can also be used instead of plain water. 

'After struggling with slippery ice cubes and cold fingers, I needed something to easily grip the ice and protect my hands,' Sarah told FEMAIL

To use, simply clip the two ends of the cube together, fill with water from the hole at the bottom and place in the freezer to set

‘After struggling with slippery ice cubes and cold fingers, I needed something to easily grip the ice and protect my hands,’ Sarah told FEMAIL 

Sarah (left) moved to Australia from Hong Kong when she was 12 and says while living overseas she was exposed to the latest creative innovations, driving her entrepreneurial spirit

Sarah (left) moved to Australia from Hong Kong when she was 12 and says while living overseas she was exposed to the latest creative innovations, driving her entrepreneurial spirit

Sarah moved to Australia from Hong Kong when she was 12 and says while living overseas she was exposed to the latest creative innovations, driving her entrepreneurial spirit.

But it was her beloved mum who played a role in the inspiration behind the Contour Cube.

‘My mum swears by ice facials which is her best-kept secret for her youthful complexion and she recommended it to me,’ Sarah said.

‘Taking her advice, I began my facial icing journey which quickly became my favourite instant wake-me-up in the mornings.’ 

BENEFITS OF FACIAL ICING

Proponents of ice facials, or ‘skin icing,’ suggest that it can be used to: 

* Eliminate puffiness, especially around the eyes

* Reduce oiliness

* Ease acne

* Soothe sunburn

* Reduce swelling and inflammation, including rashes and insect bites

* Reduce signs of aging, such as wrinkles

* Boost the skin’s healthy glow

 Source: Healthline

After launching the brand and promoting the product on TikTok, Sarah managed to turn over $20,000 in the first two weeks all while working full-time in a corporate position

After launching the brand and promoting the product on TikTok, Sarah managed to turn over $20,000 in the first two weeks all while working full-time in a corporate position

Rose water, green tea, coconut milk, aloe vera, lemon water and cucumber water can also be used instead of plain water

Rose water, green tea, coconut milk, aloe vera, lemon water and cucumber water can also be used instead of plain water

The clever product has been well received by customers across Australia and around the world, receiving five-star reviews on the brand’s website. 

‘This is exactly what I needed to ice my breakouts. The Contour Cube saves me time because I am able to ice more parts of my face at once, and as a bonus, my hands aren’t cold!’ one woman wrote. 

‘Best money I’ve ever spent on a purchase! I absolutely love my contour cube!’ another added. 

‘I absolutely love this product! It makes ice facials so easy and I plan on buying a few more. Do yourself a favour and just get two from the beginning. You won’t regret it,’ a third added. 

On TikTok the Contour Cube has gained a following of more than 147K people, many of which have dubbed the product as a ‘game changer’.  

How to use the Contour Cube 

After cleansing your face, run your Contour Cube under water to defrost slightly 

Apply to your face in upward circular motions moving the ice continuously in 30 second intervals for up to 1 to 2 minutes on each side of your face

For optimal results, follow with your usual moisturising routine 

Avoid contact with eyes and if you have sensitive skin, discontinue use if signs of irritation appear

Source: Contour Cube 

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