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Discover Japan’s Best-Kept Beauty Secret

Famed for creating some of the world's most desirable beauty products, recently welcomed Japanese brand SUQQU to our e-shelves. Popular with the make-up artistry elite, and the Hollywood A-list, the brand’s make-up and skincare are renowned within the industry, and one of its most popular products is the Musculate Massage & Mask Cream. As followers of a standard three-step skincare regime, we were intrigued to find out more about the benefits of facial massage, and here's what we discovered...

The Massage
SUQQU Musculate Massage & Mask Cream is designed to be used for performing the brand’s GANKIN massage. This powerful three-minute Japanese facial ritual works on the bone structure, muscles, lymph and blood circulation to ease tensions and create a sharper facial definition. Results include improvement in sagging around the eyes and cheeks, tightening of the pores and increased blood and oxygen flow.

The Technique
The massage begins with a generous application of the Musculate Massage & Mask Cream. Thick in consistency, it provides enough grip for you to apply pressure yet also enables the hands to glide over skin. The GANKIN massage consists of nine movements (four examples are shown in the gallery above) that use knuckles, finger tips and the sides of the hands. It is recommended you perform it two to three times a week, thought it can be done daily if desired.

The Results
This massage is popular on set with actors for a reason; it instantly refreshes skin and visibly helps the complexion look lifted – we really could see a difference in cheekbone definition and noticed slimmer facial contours after just one session. In addition, when performed over time it can improve sagging around the eyes and cheeks and tightening of pores.

Click here to view full instructions for the GANKIN massage.

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