Botanical Conductive Gels for Salon & Beauty Machines Body and Face Gel
The latest and greatest beauty treatments in salons and spas, like RF (radio frequency), microcurrent, galvanic, ultrasonic, HIFU (high-intensity focused ultrasound), and cavitation, all require a conductive medium for performance. But which one is the best?
Can I use the same gel for all of them? Now, don't get me wrong, any ol' ultrasonic conductive gel WILL do for the technology to actually work and transmit the energy into the skin. But, is an all-purpose gel really what I want? That was the question I asked myself every time I squeezed my medical blue gel over my stomach while performing at-home cavitation treatments. It looks like blue jello. Albeit, a pretty cookie monster shade of blue, but um, what's in that stuff? I've recently been hyper-sensitive regarding toxins since the age of menopause has entered and I know that hormones affect weight loss and skin elasticity. I'll take any help I can get. It was at this point, that I began my journey to finding the perfect cavitation gel.
I was looking for a natural alternative conductive gel. I tried to make my own conductive gel from agar agar, a plant-based gelatin made from seaweed. I thought, what a great idea! I'm not afraid of DIY projects. But, wait, what a pain! First, you have to mix the powder with water at just the right consistency. Which I never found. sigh It was a mixture of watery globs of gel. I put it in the blender, and that was a little better, but it still slid over and down my abdomen...and onto my sheets. It was a disappointing juggling act. Besides all that, the leftover gel needed to be refrigerated. Exhausted yet?
Next, I tried aloe vera, a natural conductive gel. That's a nice thought because it is easy to find and pretty inexpensive. However once I tried it, I thought it dried out too quickly and needed to be reapplied frequently throughout the treatment. It also didn't leave my skin feeling very pampered. Instead, it was a little sticky. The search continued. I looked on popular internet retail sites, and the choices were overwhelming and not very helpful. The only indication of quality gels seemed to be the price. Popular, "quality" gels were going for over $80 for only 8 ounces. Now, I don't mind coughing up the extra bucks for the face, but what about body treatments? That 8-ounce bottle would only last a few treatments if that. After much research and lots of whining, I finally found what I consider the holy grail of conductive gels. Olissa Beauty makes two botanical (angels singing) conductive gels.
The conductive gel for the body, called Olissa Beauty Cavitation & RF Body Gel, is designed for RF and cavitation treatments. What makes it special? I'll tell you. It has slimming and anti-cellulite properties in it. Get ready for this ... it contains caffeine, artichoke, L-carnitine, and centella asiatica. Are you excited yet? Well, you should also know that these active ingredients triple (Yes, Triple!) the effects of slimming treatments. Hallelujah! I know I can get carried away at the mention of some beauty ingredients, so, sorry about that.
Once I tried the body gel, I just had to give the facial gel a try too. The facial gel is called Olissa Beauty Radio Frequency Facial Gel. It has anti-aging, moisturizing, and lifting treatment properties so you don't feel bad at all about putting it on. In fact, you can smile knowing that it includes the facial goodies: Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid, DMAE, Organic Silica, and Aloe Vera.
I have tried and love these gels by Olissa Beauty. They are the perfect consistency, they spread beautifully and they don't dry out easily or need a lot of reapplying. I feel good about the ingredients and don't feel like I need to wash them off right after a treatment. A quick wipe will do to keep it off your clothes. Well, my quest for the ideal conductive gel has ended for now. Although, I did hear something about a conductive cream, not a gel, that piqued my interest. I will let you know what I know when I know it ... please check back.