Step #1: Deep Cleansing
She began the treatment with a cream cleanser to remove SPF, followed by the iS Clinical Cleansing Complex and the Facify Beauty wand on its vibrating setting to deep clean the pores. When I asked her about the wand, she mentioned it includes massage, heating, and cooling settings to activate a beautiful glow, and yes, they ship to India.
The last step in the cleansing routine was the iS Clinical Warming Honey cleanser, a decadent cleanser with enzymatic properties to gently tackle dead skin buildup.
Step #2: Exfoliation
Candace then layered on iS Clinical Tri-Active Exfoliating Masque, which includes all three forms of exfoliation — chemical, enzymatic and mechanical. She massaged this in with the iS Clinical Warming Honey cleanser and let it sit for 5 minutes under steam. It was so relaxing that I didn’t even realise when she started extracting using an ultrasonic spatula to rid my pores of debris and for the first time, I wasn’t wiping away any tears along with whiteheads, it was as painless as it gets!
Step #3: Drainage Massage
Following this gentle exfoliation, the celebrity esthetician did her signature lifting and sculpting massage. “This includes lymphatic drainage techniques to rid the skin of stagnant fluid, it helps to depuff and revitalise the skin,” explains Candace, who believes the massage is actually the key step for glowing skin. She worked on my face, neck, cheek, shoulders and décolleté. The results left me with a lifted, sculpted and even radiant complexion, if I may say so myself.
Step #4: Extra Exfoliation
Since we were at the clinic, we did another round of exfoliation that’s totally okay to skip at home! Using the iS Clinical Foaming Enzyme Treatment (which is used by professionals only), she explained how it’s an extremely gentle way to exfoliate the skin, as enzymes will break down dead cells without impacting the alive ones. So unlike chemical exfoliation, it won't disrupt live skin cells or cause peeling.
Step #5: Firming Mask and Ice Globe Massage
Following the Enzyme treatment, she lightly misted my skin with the iS Clinical Copper Firming Mist, a hydrating formula that includes a copper tripeptide growth factor to stimulate collagen. This was followed by a layer of the iS Clinical Rejuvenating Masque (this is a professional product only). Candace goes on to say, “but a good at-home version of this is the iS Clinical Hydra-Intensive Cooling Masque, then do an ice globe massage over the mask. This has anti-inflammatory, cooling, depuffing, and hydrating qualities.”