Jessica Alba Uses Nearly $200 Worth of Gold to De-Puff Her Eyes

This ancient beauty trick is adored by geishas and top makeup artists.

When it comes to clean, natural beauty, we'll have what Jessica Alba's having. And in addition to oodles of Honest products, it would appear that the actress's makeup routine includes the use of a $195, golden facial massager.

When we caught Jessica's makeup artist Daniel Martin using the tool on Snapchat, we had to know everything. So did Jessica. "What are you doing?" she asked the makeup guru in the story (look for it here, at about 2:20.) "I'm massaging your eyeball with this amazing massager from Tatcha," Daniel says. Um, okay?

 

To find out more, we called up the luxury beauty brand that makes the mysterious tool. "When you get a facial, one of the most beneficial elements is the massage," Vicky Tsai, Tatcha founder and CEO, told The Lookbook. "It boosts microcirculation, which helps detox the skin. It also promotes lymphatic drainage, which gives the skin a beautiful glow and the face a more refined, sculpted look overall. Our Akari Gold Massager is the perfect way to recreate the benefits of facial massage at home."

Could using good, old-fashioned fingers be just as effective as gold? Well, that's a start, but there's a reason the Tatcha tool gleams the way it does. "Our skincare collection is shaped by a centuries-old beauty book that captured the timeless Japanese beauty rituals which geisha have gone on to perfect over time," Vicky said. "One of the first pieces of advice is to rub the hands together and warm them, then use the fingers to gently massage the face. We created the Akari Gold Massager to harness these benefits and more." The tool wraps 24-karat gold leaf around a thermal core, which allows it to retain warm or cool temperatures. "This increases the efficacy of the massage," Vicky said. Sounds good (as gold) to us.

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