CO2Lift by Lumisque is a carboxytherapy treatment facial mask that can plump the skin, and reduce to hard to deal with puffy under-eyes and dark circles.
To get results, this kind of treatment traditionally uses injections that infuse gaseous carbon dioxide below the skin into the subcutaneous tissue through a needle. Lumisque makes it possible to get some of the same results with a topical mask no needles.
CO2Lift works by enabling proper penetration of carbon-dioxide through the epidermal layer of your skin, naturally stimulating the creation of oxygen molecules in your body, which are then delivered directly to the skin on your face and neck.
How It Works:
Introducing carbon-dioxide into your bloodstream produces vasodilation which should help to increase the metabolism efficiency of your cells and improve the discharge of waste from your skin. When this happens it also reduces the inflammation that can cause acne, dryness, and water-retention and increased oxygen can also help to improve skin radiance.
It’s not a one step process, but not hard to do. Plan for an hour for your at-home treatment. Video Instructions are here
1. Empty entire contents of large pack (base) and small pack (activator) into a small mixing bowl/cup.
2. Mix thoroughly for 1 minute.
3. Apply immediately to your face and neck with small spatula/application stick, starting under the eyes right up to the lash line, include the lips, and end with the eyelids. Make sure application layer is not thin.
4. Relax with mask on the face for 45 to 60 minutes.
5. Peel off and rinse with water if needed.
6. You can follow with your regular skin regimen.
The Bottom Line:
We love spa-style treatments you can easily do in the privacy and convenience of your home but is it better or the same as Botox? We don’t think any topical product will penetrate deeply enough to take the place of fillers, botox, or laser treatments.
Still, while the results are not as dramatic as more invasive procedures, we found we had smoother, brighter, better-looking skin. You can also CO2Lift on eyelids, face, hands, and neck so it’s a multi-tasker.
For an at-home treatment, it’s a treat.
Also good to know is that these products have a shelf life of up to 2 years and the company claims these are for everyone and every skin type, even safe for pregnant women. We still suggest you check with your doctor.
As to cost, it’s a splurge or a must-have depending on your budget. A single treatment pack is $85 and include the 2 packettes you’ll mix, a plastic tongue depressor to mix, and a disposable fabric headband.
You can use this as often as you like. There is a subscription option saving you 30% as a member of the automatic ship “Glowing Skin Club.” Like many things including skincare, your needs may change from month to month or season to season. If you love this product and want to use it more often, signing up gets you a “starter pack” (valued at $295.00) with more masks and skincare goodies.
Good to know is that these products have a shelf life of up to 2 years and the company claims these are for everyone and every skin type, even safe for pregnant women. We still suggest you check with your doctor.