Try This At-Home Facial Massage For a Brighter-Looking Glow

At COSMEDIX, we believe that you can bring the indulgent luxury and serenity of the spa home with you for a clean daily skincare routine with clinical level results. This has rung especially true throughout the pandemic—it’s been essential to find a sense of ‘skinimalism’ to help keep facial muscles activated and refreshed from home. And, luckily, Tik Tok has kept up with our craving for new ways to care for our skin right from where we are. Whether it’s Gua Sha facial massage or Tik Tok-inspired Face Yoga, show your skin some love and rescue it from its stressors with our new BrillianCy AM/PM Brightening Face Oil, the skin-loving serum that utilizes a unique blend of Vitamin C, Elderberry Fruit Extract and Sunflower Seed Oil to help firm the appearance of skin and lock in moisture for a more radiant-looking complexion. Keep reading for the at-home facial skincare massage technique that helps refresh and soothe your skin.

Benefits of an At-Home Facial Massage with BrillianCy

Just how daily moisturization can show great improvements in the complexion or how frequent stretching can have a positive impact on your range of motion, regularly massaging your facial skin and muscles can help relieve tension and relax facial muscles. Gua Sha, a grounding facial massage technique involving a slowly moving a roller across the face, can help with skincare absorption and reduce the appearance of puffiness. Face Yoga, popularized through Tik Tok as a facial massage and exercise technique, can help address signs of aging and activate facial muscles. No matter which method you choose, both are rewarding choices for self-care that can fit into your daily skincare routine to promote a fresh-faced complexion.

With the use of BrillianCy AM/PM Brightening Face Oil and its star ingredient Vitamin C, the list of benefits of an at-home facial massage only grows:

  • Helps visibly brighten and tighten the complexion with Vitamin C
  • Boosts hydration
  • Helps reduce the appearance of dark spots
  • Helps protect the skin from environmental stressors

Incorporate into Your Holistic Lifestyle

So now that you know why you should cultivate an at-home facial massage routine, how do you get started? Whether you use a traditional Gua Sha massage stone, the COSMEDIX Rose Quartz Roller or just your hands for a Face Yoga glow look, follow this COSMEDIX Gua Sha-inspired guide to help improve overall skin health and give your skin a brilliant boost of hydration with the age-defying BrillianCy Brightening Face Oil, for the perfect at-home facial massage.

1. Cleanse your skin.

As always, make sure you start off on the right note with freshly cleansed and toned skin. We love the COSMEDIX Benefit Clean Gentle Cleanser for this, as its notes of Australian Sandalwood and Grapefruit Oil will get the relaxation going while gently rinsing away makeup, dirt and excess oil.

For a toner, which will help maximize serum absorption during your facial massage, try the COSMEDIX Purity Balance Exfoliating Prep Toner, which helps keep skin clean with Salicylic and Lactic Acids.

2. Apply BrillianCy Brightening Face Oil.

In addition to BrillianCy’s skin-brightening benefits, it also helps your fingers glide across your skin throughout the facial massage; a thin layer should do the trick but be sure to apply enough oil so that your fingertips can move easily without pulling at your skin.

3. Massage Away.

For a facial massage that helps to lift and firm the appearance of skin, follow these area-specific steps, applying a light-to-medium amount of pressure with your Gua Sha stone, Rose Quartz Roller or fingers. COS Tip: If you use your fingers, only use the ring and middle finger for targeted treatment. Repetition is key!


Starting at the center of your forehead, glide the hand upwards and outwards from the brow bone to the hairline. Take your time and repeat 3-5 times.


Beginning at the nose, swoop in upward motions along the cheeks and cheekbones, towards the ears. To repeat, lift the tool and place back on the nose, repeating 3-5 times.

COS Tip: Because the goal is to help firm skin, always use upwards and outwards motions to promote a lifted appearance.

Under Eye Area:

For the delicate under eye area, gently glide the hand from the inner corner of the eye in spoke-like motions towards the temple to help reduce the appearance of under eye puffiness. Repeat 1-2 times.

COS Tip: Remember to add more BrillianCy oil if you ever feel your fingers dragging against the skin.


Glide your tool over the lips, beginning from the center and sweeping outwards and upwards. Repeat 5-7 times.

Jawline and Chin:

Follow your natural jawline from the center of the chin outwards towards the ears. Repeat 2-3 times.


Gently roll the tool from the bottom of your neck to the jawline. Repeat 1-2 times.


Feel free to repeat these micro-massages in order or go back to spend more time with areas that need extra love. The wonderful thing about this facial massage is that you can do it 7 days a week, AM/PM or just whenever you need an extra relaxing step in your skincare routine.

COS Tip: Place your Gua Sha Stone or Rose Quartz Roller in the fridge before your massage to add a soothing, cooling effect to your treatment.

4. Lock It In.

Finish with your favorite COSMEDIX moisturizer, like Harmonize Microbiome Boosting Moisturizer, or, for an SPF option, Hydrate+, to help lock in your at-home facial massage skin care benefits and take on the day (or evening) with a brilliant-looking glow.

Winner, Winner: National Aesthetician Month Winners Announced!

Celebrate National Aesthetician Month with COSMEDIX! Known as the highlight of our year, this month-long celebration lets us shine a light on the skincare professionals who help expertly transform the look of skin. What was once a one-day event on October 15th, has quickly taken the whole month by storm, with online contests, skincare awareness, educational events and more!

In an effort to recognize the heart and soul of the skincare industry, COSMEDIX holds two annual contests inviting clients and managers to nominate their favorite aesthetician. The first contest is held regionally and allows Account Executives to express their gratitude by nominating skincare professionals that have gone above and beyond. Winners get to relish in a boosted awareness for their practice and are awarded with the title ‘Aesthetician of the Year’ by COSMEDIX!

Give a warm ‘Congratulations’ to the 2020 Aestheticians of the Year:

  • Derek Davenport, Urban Routine Skin
  • Whitney Venable, Glo Skincare Studio
  • Maria G. Duran, The Bar Whichita Falls
  • Teresa Georguson, Bloom-Skincare with Teresa
  • Tina Stephenson, Pebu Skincare
  • Jennifer Rowell, Glow Skin & Body Care
  • Melissa Fox, Flawless by Melissa Fox
  • Alexa Lang, Lex Esthetics
  • Taloria Jones, Chateau Elan
  • Stephanie Ward, Wild Ginger Skin and Body LLC
  • Bernadette Regan, Sacred Skin
  • Annika Marshall, Empower Aesthetics
  • Shelby Butcher, Do Bimini Aesthetics
  • Melissa Arnold, New Mexico Medi Spa
  • Megan Vidal , The Skin Beautique

The second contest takes a social turn, putting the power in the clients’ hands. To let customers, celebrate their aestheticians, COSMEDIX also hosts an online contest where clients, friends and family are invited to nominate their favorite aestheticians. Winners are awarded with a luxe customized crystal award, while winning nominators a free COSMEDIX product. COSMEDIX announced the following aesthetician winners on their Instagram account @cosmedix_ earlier today.

  • Chelsea Clay, Moxie Skin Studio
  • Rosalind Michelle, Rosalind Michelle Skin
  • Hari-Prakash Boyd, Samaya Organics

Cleanse Like Kim K: Discover the Stars Favorite COSMEDIX Skincare Products

Celebrities—they’re just like us! Under all the makeup and glam is a fresh-faced canvas that just wants to be treated its best. When stubborn blemishes and dry skin begin to pop up, you can bet they’re armed with a fool-proof plan to help get their skin red carpet ready. From an exfoliating cleanser to a multi-tasking serum, keep on scrolling to find out what COSMEDIX skincare staples your favorite celeb is reaching for:

Purity Solution Deep Cleansing Oil: Loved by Victoria Beckham

Posh Spice’s very own facialist dished the singer/fashion designer’s entire skin care routine on Who What Wear, and COSMEDIX was thrilled to see our brand made the list! Not only did we learn that Victoria Beckham is a loyal follower of the double cleanse, but she also begins her morning and nighttime skin care routine with uber-nourishing Purity Solution Deep Cleansing Oil.

Why You Should Love It: This luxe 2-in-1 cleansing oil is packed with antioxidants, nutrient rich oils and radiance boosting vitamins to help break down make up and impurities while enriching the skin with soothing hydration. Don’t settle for clean skin that feels dry and tight. Get the dirty work done and help purify the skin with this luxurious cleansing oil that helps lifts away dirt and grim, replacing it with a softer and smoother-looking complexion.

Purity Clean Exfoliating Cleanser: Loved by Rosie Huntington Whitley and Hailey Bieber

The Victoria Secret bombshell—Rosie Huntington Whitleyopened up on her personal Youtube channelabout her struggles with acne and how, after a lot of trial and error, she finally found a skin care routine that helped soothe stubborn blemishes and ease redness. Rosie shared her tried and true routine with followers, highlighting her favorite exfoliating cleanser: Purity Clean. This fan-favorite cleanser has graced more than a few celeb bathroom counters, even making an appearance on Hailey Bieber’s wedding day to help prep her glowing complexion!

Why You Should Love It: A cult favorite for a reason, this refreshing cleanser is gentle enough to use on both dry and sensitive skin types. Powered by Lactic Acid and vibrant oils, Purity Clean face wash polishes away pore-clogging impurities while helping restore a balanced blend of clarifying ingredients and moisture to the skin.

Purity Detox Scrub Multi-Layer Detoxification System with Salicylic Acid: Loved by Phoebe Tonkin

CW Star and Model, Phoebe Tonkin, is another celeb that opened up about her own skin insecurities. The brunette beauty stated that with the help of renowned skincare expert, Melanie Grant, and a balanced line up of skin care products, she was finally able to tame the pesky breakouts and acne that plagued her through her teenage years. Among her favorite skin care products was COSMEDIX very own Purity Detox Scrub, which the Australian native said she uses a few times a week to help exfoliate the skin.

Why You Should Love It: An ultimate exfoliating cocktail, this ”detox” in a bottle blends plant-based physical exfoliants with gentle chemical exfoliators to help scrub away dead skin and pore-clogging impurities. Poppy, jojoba and date seeds help lift away dull, dry skin as Salicylic Acid helps refine the look of pores to help promote a smoother-looking appearance from head to toe.

Serum 16: Loved by Kim Kardashian

Is there any beauty and skin care routine more sought after than that of the Kardashian clan? Thankfully, Kim Kardashian is more than open when it comes to sharing her must-have products for both makeup and skin. The television star’s skincare arsenal is packed with COSMEDIX products—including Purity Clean Exfoliating Cleanser and the award-winning Opti Crystal Liquid Crystal Eye Serum—and she often raves about her personal skin results with the Serum 16 Rapid Renewal Serum.

Why You Should Love It: Hydration meets retinol with this innovative formulation that helps smooth the appearance of wrinkles, adds a dose of moisture to the skin and helps reduce the look of an uneven even skin tone. This multi-tasking serum is powered by COSMEDIX potent LG-Retinex—a specially designed skincare complex that helps deliver the benefits of traditional retinol with minimal redness, dryness or irritation.

Keeping It Clean: How Our Spas Achieve a Safe, Healthy Environment

Maintaining a clean spa takes conscious effort— an effort that our spas have been committed to since day one! COSMEDIX understands good sanitation speaks volumes to business practice and morale, which is why our spas are constantly educated and prepared with the proper tools and techniques to help maintain a clean and relaxing environment.

Now more than ever, we want our clients to have peace of mind and know their health and wellness has been, and will always remain, our top priority. Below are some of the sanitation practices our spas continue to follow to help create a pristine environment while providing their clients with a 5-star spa experience.

All aestheticians and employees are educated on how to maintain a clean spa. Every person employed by our spas is thoroughly educated and trained on how to ensure a sanitary and clean environment. Estheticians are instructed on the tools necessary to sanitize their space and regulations are put in place to verify cleanliness. Each time you enter our spas, know that they have been meticulously cleaned upon your arrival.

All treatment equipment and tools are sanitized after each use. Our spas’ employees adhere to strict guidelines when it comes to ensuring wash bowls, spatulas, facial brushes and other items are thoroughly cleaned after each use.

  • Estheticians often use heating devices to guarantee tools are sanitized properly. This is one of the most dependable forms of cleaning.
  • Additional tools are also cleaned with a hospital-grade disinfectant

General surfaces are disinfected multiple times a day. Tables, chairs, walls, and floor—these surfaces are constantly meeting multiple people, so we give them extra love and attention in order to keep them germ-free. All spas follow required regulations –set in place by the state—to guarantee that all general surfaces are disinfected and maintain a clean, polished condition.

As always, our spas are committed to their clients, guests, and employees. We know that times can feel uncertain, but rest assured that your wellness is our top priority. COSMEDIX will continue to work hard and do all we can to help your community open their doors again, as soon as possible!