Makeup artist Carola Gonzalez reveals why the GloPRO is just as good as an
in-office skincare treatment.
Written ByCAROLA GONZALEZ
Photography ByDREW ESCRIVA
Name: Carola Gonzalez
Known For: Makeup Artist
Where to Find Her: Los Angeles
Beauty Essential: Beauty Bioscience GloPRO
To be fully transparent, when I first saw the Beauty Bioscience GloPRO, I was a bit hesitant to glide it across my face. Who in the world likes needles? And why would I even consider a treatment that involved constant poking and puncturing to plump, boost collagen production, and smooth texture, among other benefits? Well, I’m over 45 and I’m starting to see the first signs of aging. At this point, if it’s going to keep me looking younger, I’m game.
But my obsession with this device began when I understood how it worked. A few months back I did PRP, otherwise known as the Vampire Facial, and I found the GloPRO to be pretty similar. My doctor, using a comparable tool, punctured my skin so when he poured my platelet-rich plasma onto my face it would penetrate to the deepest layer.
With that said, GloPRO has become part of my weekly regimen because it truly regenerates the skin like the in-office treatment did. My favorite way to use it is with a vitamin C serum, which has produced incredible visual results. Now just wait until you try it on your pout with the lip attachment!
THE TEENY TINY DETAILS
The GloPRO is made up of 540 surgical stainless-steel microneedles, each of which is 0.3mm long and 0.2mm thick. The device also includes red LED light, which turns on during application to help heal inflammation.
ROLL WITH IT
Cleanse, tone, roll, apply your serum, and seal with moisturizer. Three times a week, glide in horizontal, diagonal, and vertical directions 4 to 10 times in each targeted area of the face for a total treatment of 60 seconds. Spend a few extra seconds to spot treat areas around the mouth, pores situated by the nose, and stubborn stress wrinkles. Also, make sure to replace the head every three months.
WHY NEEDLES ARE NECESSARY
Microneedling is designed to stimulate collagen and elastin production and restore volume. When used immediately before your serum, it provides passageways for your skincare products to dive down to the deepest layers of the face.