How the Japanese Do Skincare

Jill Krueger

Massage is a key component of Clé de Peau Beauté's new facial.

Massage is a key component of every Clé de Peau beauty regimen. “It’s like yoga for the face,” says Maree Lavo, VP of education and sales development. Staying true to this belief, the Tokyo skincare company developed its own machine for lymphatic drainage massage. Used in a facial that jump-starts an at-home regimen with Clé de Peau Beauté’s Synactif Intensive line (which contains ingredients that stimulate the lymphatic system), the device purifies skin through hot and cold and Shiatsu pressure-point massage. The warming thermal treatment increases blood flow, while the cooldown drains toxins and excess fluids that can cause puffiness. The facial is available at Clé de Peau counters at Bergdorf Goodman and select Neiman Marcus stores. Products, from $100; facial, $100 or free with $1,000 purchase;