Fire & Ice Facial.

Winter is turning me into a lizard.  The combination of wind and ice outside, and the dry heat inside, my face doesn’t stand a chance.  I’m molting.

photo credit: pixgood

photo credit: pixgood

Then to compound a flaky complexion with my ongoing quest to not turn into a wrinkled old prune- I recently found myself in the throes of a beauty crisis.


The silver lining is:  I’m in the beauty industry.  That means I can get my eager hands on all sorts of amazing products.  And believe me-I’m no stranger to subjecting my skin to procedures, peels, and elixirs.  So here’s my latest fixation:

The Fire and Ice Facial


Developed by iS Clinical, these two products have been loved by estheticians for years.  The iS Clinical Fire and Ice Facial t’s basically a miracle in two jars- this clinical treatment is designed to resurface the skin, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, smooth and soften, while encouraging cellular regeneration.  So for my purposes, it’s perfect.

photo credit: the spa at lafayette

photo credit: the spa at lafayette

Step One: Fire.  Yup, it burns… a lot.

iS Clinical Intensive Resurfacing Masque

• Smoothes and polishes the skin
• Provides controlled exfoliation
• Offers noticeable results
• Restores healthy glow to dull skin
• Deep-cleans pores

Step Two: Ice.  When following step one, this actually burns a lot too.  Ironic.

iS Clinical Rejuvenating Masque 

• Offers antioxidant-rich treatment for all skin types
• Provides nourishing hydration
• Soothes irritation and post-procedural redness
• Creates a cool and refreshing sensation

This is one of the few peels you can get done that require zero downtime.  That means I didn’t trade my lizard-like skin for more lizard-like skin.  Once you’re done- you’re glowing.