When I worked with some of the big beauty companies, talk of facials involved finding the newest technologies available, often involving bulky-looking laser and LED equipment. Several years ago, that notion was turned on its head. I met Kyoko Getz, a renowned esthetician and Kyoto native now based in Beverly Hills. Her facial room is delightfully spare, creating a simple, tranquil space. She taught me that one of the best and most visible benefits of facials comes from massage, not new-fangled machinery.
In Chapter One, Section One of the 200-year-old beauty book that inspired our skincare collection, the author describes the importance of facial massage. Taking a few minutes each day to revitalize the face with your fingers revitalizes the face, leaving skin awakened and glowing. Today, scientific research supports this by documenting the many benefits of microcirculation on signs of aging ranging from hyperpigmentation to dull, tired skin.
I was inspired by this discovery and the rich history behind it. Together with Kyoko and jeweler Elizabeth Rose, we created the Akari Gold Massager—a modern tool of beauty based on centuries of techniques and refinement and asked her to share some her expertise with us here.
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