I tried a DiamondGlow facial: see the photos

  • The DiamondGlow facial is a treatment loved by celebrities like Chrissy Tiegen.
  • The treatment is a three-step process that includes exfoliation, extraction, and infusion.
  • An editor has tried the facial and shares everything there is to know about the treatment.

To say that I have problem skin would be to say it lightly. I’ve struggled with hormonal acne for years, my dermatitis is known to flare up in the blink of an eye, and I’ve even dealt with steroid acne caused by excessive cortisone use. I haven’t found a miracle treatment or product that leaves my face perfect every day, but I have found that skin cycling and regular facials help keep my skin healthy and fresh as often as possible.

I usually get your regular facial, but when I heard about a facial called DiamondGlow, a treatment loved by celebrities like Chrissy Teigen, I jumped at the chance to try it. by myself.

What is a DiamondGlow Facial?

“DiamondGlow is a facial that incorporates exfoliation, extraction and infusion,” SkinSpirit medical esthetician Dali Gandara told POPSUGAR. The facial uses a wand with a diamond-encrusted tip (real diamonds, BTW) paired with medical-grade serums to target specific skin concerns. “The treatment is completely customizable, from serum and diamond grit to vacuum pressure,” adds Gandara.

The treatment uses three different serums to target specific skincare gigs. They include a brightening serum to target hyperpigmentation and bring dull skin back to life, a vitamin C serum to hydrate and infuse skin with antioxidants, and a bakuchiol (a plant-based alternative to retinol) clarifying serum to target acne-causing bacteria.

The entire treatment takes 30 minutes and promises zero downtime.

What to expect during a DiamondGlow facial

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To try the celebrity-loved treatment, I visited SkinSpirit in Beverly Hills and met Gandara in person. We spent a few minutes going over my skin concerns and goals, and then we started the treatment.

After thoroughly cleansing my face and décolletage, Gandara selected the Clarifying Serum (to combat the acne breakouts I was experiencing) and the appropriate Diamond Point Grit for my skincare goals (the more grit the low, the more intense the exfoliation). From there, she started tapping my neck with the diamond tip, which dispersed the serum directly onto my skin. Then she moved the handpiece in downward strokes starting with my jaw.

She then did the same on my cheeks, chin, and forehead, except she moved the handpiece from the center of my face outward and then down to promote lymphatic drainage. Finally, she fixed my nose. “Typically it’s a crowded area, so I increase the pressure a bit to ensure thorough extractions,” says Gandara. “The handpiece does an amazing job of removing stubborn blackheads and whiteheads.”

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The diamond tip felt like a cat’s tongue (or microdermabrasion, if you’re familiar) and wasn’t uncomfortable at all, and although I have sensitive skin, I really enjoyed the feel on my face.

Gandara then moved on to the smooth tip, which she used to deposit a hyaluronic acid serum on my neck, face and nose, as well as on my lips and around my eyes. “This is the step that leaves the skin plumped and hydrated.” Next, she applied a layer of SkinMedica’s TNS Advanced+ Serum to help target the signs of aging, Alastin HydraTint Pro Mineral Sunscreen ($60), eye cream and lip balm.

Results of a DiamondGlow Facial

diamondglow facial before and after

When I looked at my face in the mirror immediately after the treatment, I was shocked at how beautiful my skin looked. It was bright and shiny, and it felt soft and supple to the touch. Also, later that night when I did my makeup before going out to dinner, all of my products stayed smoother than ever.

I have tried the DiamondGlow facial twice now, once with the clarifying serum when I had a bad breakout and once with the brightening serum. Both times my skin looked virtually flawless after the treatment and I felt confident leaving the session knowing that my skin looked its best.

Although potential side effects of a DiamondGlow facial can include redness, tightness, stinging, and burning, I didn’t experience any issues, even with extremely sensitive skin.

Gandara recommends this treatment every four to five weeks to maintain the best version of your skin, and I swore to myself to continue doing it regularly because it really leaves my skin glowing.

Image source: POPSUGAR Photography / Renee Rodriguez

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