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It’s the ancestral secret of Japanese youth. Kobido, also referred to as Japanese facial massage, aims to rejuvenate your face by putting elasticity back into your skin. It originates from the traditional Japanese massage anma and is a combination of face and neck massage.

Kobido kicks off with an energizing phase, stimulating the energetic points of your face, and it finishes off with lymphatic draining (sliding movements) to get rid of toxins. So yes, a younger face is possible without surgery!

This technique lies in a mix of fast and slow hands’ movements to improve the deep circulation of the face, neck and upper chest part. To massage with different speed levels is essential since it permits to destroy dead cells and to foment elastin and collagen production, both so useful for our skin health. Like that, it is possible to obtain a real rejuvenation effect: wrinkles are smoothed, volumes are restored and of course, skin is brighter. After the first session, you already can see some results which increase in the medium and long-term.

LOOKING FEW YEARS YOUNGER IS NOT THE UNIQUE BENEFIT THAT KOBIDO FACIAL MASSAGE CAN PROVIDE. IT HAS OTHER BENEFICIAL POWERS FOR THE HEALTH:

  • Fights stress
  • Provides a complete relaxation and wellness
  • Reduces bruxism effects
  • Relieves headaches
  • Avoids facial rigidity
  • Decreases some digestive system problems
  • Improves the eyesight

Benefits: Kobido stimulates blood and lymphatic circulation, and consequently improves the quality of your skin. It liberates your face of muscular tension that’s responsible for the formation of wrinkles. In addition, your skin’s purified and moisturized.

Price: From $40 to $100 for 60 minutes, depending on where you go. This awesome treatment is very popular in Japan and France.

Not recommended if you use Botox or have skin inflammation.

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ReFa CARAT 

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A platinum 360° multi-angular roller fits over every detail of your face and body. With ReFa CARAT you can achieve more youthful, firm looking, beautiful skin. Equipped with Double Drainage* rollers that replicate professional deep kneading manipulations.
* Drainage is a term that describes a technique performed by professional estheticians and is not meant to express any effect the product has on your body.

A radiant platinum 360° multi-angular roller fits over every detail of your face and body.
Double Drainage* Roller replicate professional’s deep kneading action to beautifully tone and tighten your delicate skin.
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Although the  ReFa S CARAT was much easier to handle!
It features eye-catching platinum brilliance and slender lines crowned by multi-angular rollers for maximum 360-degree coverage. ReFa S CARAT is fashioned to fit the subtle undulations of your facial contours. These compact rollers are specially designed to replicate an esthetician’s gentle “point kneading” fingertip movements, which helps tighten and invigorate skin that tends to slacken around the areas of the eyes and lips. This will be my chose compared to the larger one.
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NUFACE

Nuface Trinity a multi-solution facial toning device is FDA-cleared, clinically-tested, and consumer reviewed for improved facial contour, skin tone, and wrinkle reduction to give you a more radiant, younger-looking appearance.

  • Natural, non-invasive facial-lift using microcurrent technology
  • Visible results that are long-lasting with continued use
  • Easy to use in as little as 5-minutes a day and travel ready
  • Designed with interchangeable anti-aging treatment attachments
  • Professional quality results in the comfort of your home

I have been using the Nuface for two years now once a week and just tried the REFA yesterday.

I adore the NUFACE because I can actually feel the muscle move and I get some redness and plumping on my skin. I do not use the NUFACE connecting gel but instead some of my favorites I’m Fabulous Cosmetics anti-aging serums ( Bio Identical Hyaluracid serum and the High Tech Copper Peptide serum.)

The REFA is stunning and so shiny but does not do much for me. I feel like it is rubbing on my bones and not really moving my skin. I can actually do better massage to my skin and my hands, by massaging and pinching the skin to promote drainage, blood flow and help bring oxygen to the area.

That boost in circulation is what gets you glowing, but other benefits include improved skin tone and muscle contouring. So I get more by using my own hands than with the REFA.

I would not recommend using the NUFACE is the area where you get botox. I love using it on the lower jaw, lower cheeks, and neck. I also feel like it helps the serum penetrate deeper.

Also here a great video on Japanese facial massage. It is not in English but you just need to look at the technique and the before and after pictures that are amazing!