The $450 Contouring Facial Celebrities Swear By | Beauty Explorers
The $450 Contouring Facial Celebrities Swear By | Beauty Explorers

Caroline Aghajanian: Today,
I am going to get a facial with celebrity esthetician Biba de Sousa. She has done facials for
Miley Cyrus, Emma Roberts, Mandy Moore, Emily Blunt, literally Hollywood
ladies with gorgeous skin. She has this one tool that’s supposed to de-puff my eyes and face, and it looks really cool, so I hope we use that today. Her treatments are fully
customized for your skin and cost over $300, so let’s go get the Hollywood treatment. Biba de Sousa: So, we’re
going to put this eye pads, and I’m going to take a look at your skin so that we can determine
what are we going to do. So, here’s what’s happening.
Your skin is clean. We’re going to do some little extractions on the side of the
skin. Right off the bat, you’re super dehydrated. Your barrier is stripped. So our goal today is going to be to hydrate you and restore your barrier. I can’t tell you what we’re going to do. Most of the times I just don’t know, because the next step will reveal the need for something else. I charge $300 for a one-hour treatment and then $450 for an hour and a half. So we’re going to start with cleansing, and we’re going to see how well you wash your face at night. Caroline: Oh, jeez. Biba: Is it all, like,
washed properly? So. Caroline: I am very rough on my skin. Like, I hate oil, and I,
like, scrub really hard, and I try to get everything out. I know it’s not the best thing, but. Biba: No, because
sometimes the oilier skin is not necessarily tougher. Oftentime, oilier skin is
actually more sensitive. More prone to redness, more vulnerable. You’re mistaking it with,
like, thick oily skin. You don’t have thick oily
skin; your skin is normal. We are going to do a little bit of microdermabrasion on you. Caroline: Microdermabrasion. Cool. Biba: Yeah. And this is, like,
a type of microdermabrasion that’s called orbital. Caroline: OK. Oh, my gosh,
it’s a massage for your cheeks. Biba: Yes, it vibrates and it exfoliates, but it’s not your, like, suction; its not, like, an abrasion. Caroline: Yeah. This is almost like it’s waking up my muscles. No? Biba: Mm-hmm. The benefits of microdermabrasion is just polishing off the dead skin cells. We’re going to actually do
something very beneficial for your skin, which is the
ultrasonic skin spatula. But, basically, it is this dull blade. Caroline: I have seen
that in so many videos. I’ve never tried it on my face. Biba: It’s a dull blade that oscillates on a high frequency. So it kicks off the
dead skin cells but also produces this phenomemon
that’s called cavitation, which breaks down the molecules of water into smaller particles, and then actually the skin accepts it, so it’s extremely beneficial
for the dehydrated skin because you will see how supple the skin will be after. So now that you’re exfoliated, we’re going to get into
lymphatic drainings. I know you were super interested in that. Caroline: Yes! Biba: All righty. So, this
is just a gliding cream. It’s a pomegranate massage cream that has shea butter, among other goodies. So how we move lymph is by breathing, exercising, and massaging, which is, this is a type of massage. We are going to contour the face. We’re going to reduce the
puffiness of the face, and then also we’re going to
irrigate your cells. Right. With the new tissue fluid. Caroline: I can feel it pulling my skin. Not in a bad way; it
actually feels really nice. Biba: Also this helps the skin tone because sometimes people have, like, they are either red or sallow, and it regulates that too because it brings the circulation up and then removes the
stagnant capillary blood. We’re going to go over the eyebrow area because we store lots of toxins here. Then we’re going to go inside, and this will perform an eye lift. Caroline: Do you have a favorite, like, celebrity skin you’ve worked on? Like, someone who continuously has great skin? Biba: Well, yeah, Emily Blunt. Caroline: Emily Blunt. Biba: Miley became a
master-level esthetician herself. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley also, like, really invested in
herself and the knowledge, and it’s just a pleasure to work with people who just care, you know, because we can actually talk about it, so it’s so much fun. Miley at this point is
a master esthetician. You ask her, she could do a facial on you. So, I’m going to give
you a little massage, so we’re going to actually kind of, like, seal all of these goodies into your skin. Little firmer pressure, but this pressure also allows me to see where the problems are. So, note the massage is always upwards and outwards. Caroline: Oh, wow. That
feels good. [laughs] Biba: So, gua sha. Caroline: What is gua sha? Biba: Gua sha is a part of the traditional Chinese medicine. It’s done to detoxify the tissue, similar to what lymphatic drainage does, but this is a little harder. If you can feel, we’re getting into these little bumps, and those are all, like, little muscular, like, fibrotic adhesions, and we’re smoothing them, so we’re just actually
promoting the circulation. All right, so we’re going
to do some extractions. Caroline: Oh, great. I hear the gloves. That’s the sound of pimple popping coming. Biba: We are going to
use the microcurrent, so we’re just going to gently start working on your skin. Caroline: Oh, I feel it. Biba: If you feel the
current on your teeth, press your tongue against your teeth, and you’re not going to feel it. Caroline: OK, I’ll do that. Hmm. OK, that works. Biba: We’re going to
start lifting your skin because you complained about,
like, neck and the chin. So…not complained, but, you know. Well, you did complain. [laughs] And we’re going to do
another type of microcurrent for more precise contouring. Basically, when we start aging, we have that, like, fatigue on our face, so that’s what microcurrent does. It just kind of really
stimulates the muscles. The machine will tell muscles
to shorten or elongate as they need to, right. So that muscles will do
what they’re supposed to do. This is the last step in our process. That would be kind of like
your red-carpet treatment. Very light exfoliation, very much massage and
stimulation and lifting. Caroline: It’s been a little over a week since my facial with Biba, and I thought this would be a good time to give my final thoughts. Immediately after the treatment, I did feel a little bit light-headed, and I think it’s because of all the microcurrents we used on my face, so I just made sure to
drink a lot of water, which Biba told me I needed more of, and I felt fine. While all the techniques
Biba did felt great, my favorite was the facial
massage with a lot of pressure. It really felt like she
was realigning my face. It was a lot more
pressure than I’m used to, but I think my facial muscles
were so relaxed after, so that was really nice. She has all the techniques
needed for a facial that day. Whether you want to treat
acne, exfoliate the skin, hydrate the skin, which is what I needed. So it’s like a low-key customization without feeling too overwhelmed, and I think that’s why
celebrities want to go to her, because it’s not a
one-facial-fits-all experience, and also you’re going there not only to treat your skin but to kind of get away from everything and get away from that
hectic Hollywood lifestyle.

100 thoughts on “The $450 Contouring Facial Celebrities Swear By | Beauty Explorers”

  1. hooria maryam says:


  2. MISHCA says:

    I like how she explains and is detailed.

  3. Gwen Szmer says:


  4. Morgan Hertz says:


  5. Jacob Fernandez says:

    Y don't you actually bring someone with unclear skin so that v can compare the results before and after ?

  6. Aesthetic Baddie says:

    Omg EARLY🤡💀

  7. Eman Serghini says:

    She got a few pimples after the facial. The shine after the treatment could've been achieved by a simple routine with a good moisturiser. Not worth the money, IMO.

  8. Jessy NYC Rhino Skin. says:

    Celebrity get free you pay high prize😶

  9. Elli Editz says:

    The after just looks redder and oily

  10. K. J. says:

    I don't know why, but Caroline looks relaxed ony at 5:10 , 7:04 and 7:14 when Biba started to massage her only by hands.

  11. kk k says:

    Where is this Carolina aghajanian from weird name

  12. Queequeg The Dog says:

    Damn, these people get facials for their job?? How do I work here lmao

  13. God Of Funk says:

    When will the glory hole scene come? 😔

  14. Анастасия Кошевая says:

    $450 for this sham!! Snake oil

  15. sunnysu says:

    I am sorry but I hate to see extraction videos!

  16. Ena Lo says:

    Too many things cramped into one session,that just irritates the skin

  17. nay nay says:

    This is way too extreme for one time skin care her face look 👀 bad after.. red way too red she had combination skin obviously all she needed is two step face wash, steam, extraction and face mask, lock the hydration with a mild moisturizer 🧴 something with mugwort since she have pimples here and there.
    It would’ve cost her way too less. Man those people charge way too much. Not worth it.

  18. Hazel polerweb says:

    Love that she says goodies

  19. Starry Night says:

    Looks worse

  20. Calidays says:

    Is it just me cos I can't see the difference

  21. Heewon S says:

    If you want the best skin treatment, go to South Korea. This procedure still seems little rough to me.

  22. Alezandra Davila says:

    I can’t take extractions at all they scar always I always do laser

  23. Alezandra Davila says:

    The lady’s prices aren’t that bad tho I am in esthetics school I love to watch

  24. belle.k says:

    I came looking for really good top comments but there aren't that many

  25. Celestial Zephyr says:

    Most of the toxins are stored at the eyebrows? Really? -_-
    These cosmetic people should be required to take upper-level biology and chemistry classes.

  26. Manuel Aravena says:

    I want her job

  27. Isa Krug says:

    She became a freaking tomato lol

  28. jimmy adam says:

    cant see any difference !!!!???

  29. Pitch Black says:

    Adorable baby she is

  30. jayson solis says:

    Just by watching the massage feels like you are craving for that massage.

  31. Pitch Black says:

    Just drink alot of water everyday and its free.

  32. Marke Jon says:

    Gua Sha, haha I have tried that therapy and it hurts!!!!

  33. Hello Totoro says:

    gua sha 刮痧

  34. Tiff_ _ says:

    The esthetician touched her own hair with the gloves on 1:11 ……..

  35. PrettyH8Mach1n3 says:

    One thing that is true is that oily skin is often mistaken for being not sensitive and able to take a lot of punishment. A lot of guys have thicker oilier skin compared to women, so they can take a bit more exfoliation. But it is the truth that oily skin does need some gentleness and love and not stripping and heavy exfoliation. I don't know about the rest of these claims and techniques though, specifically gua sha and microcurrents in this matter. It seems to mak some sense. Has anyone checked the primary literature on this?

  36. Britton Drolc says:

    as a master esthetician myself… this is way too many services at once??

  37. Heather S says:

    Seeing your ignorant comments saying she looks worse after is so annoying.

  38. usehername says:

    Is cavitation what happens to the water (like she says) or what happens to the skin? I didn't think water particles could change size?

  39. CHILL FROST says:

    Warning me with a graphic content? You have no idea of my history watches -i am watching a lot of blackhead and earwax extractions.

  40. Anam Maniar says:

    Who else find this satisfying😄😌😗😙😋

  41. Albatross21 says:

    Oh nice she’s got gloves on and she just touches and throws back her hair at the start there.
    Girl be professional- use a hair tie!

    People paying actual money for this 😂

  42. Lady R says:

    the thing is….i dont like people massage with glove…anoyyying..rough…😑😑😑

  43. gabiluch87 says:

    I want Miley to give me a facial

  44. Calipso Banks says:

    It looks exactly the same the after result 🤷🏼‍♀️

  45. Yogi Raveindhiran says:

    Before is better than after

  46. Alias says:

    Is it me or the Producer is in STRANGER THINGS???

  47. tanuja Sharma says:

    Miley is so talented

  48. The Star says:

    Before is better than after.

  49. Jana Abdelshafy says:

    5:59 =is it just me or does she look a bit like jack grazer girl version 🤨😂

  50. Rosy Cheeks says:

    Lol no difference at all. Keep having fun wasting all this money for nothing when you can get a simple facial brush to clean your face with a cleanser and do your own routine

  51. Stephanie Hassoune says:

    Before is better🤣

  52. beverly sirkis says:

    she looks like haley lu richardson . 🤷

  53. Kim Groslouis says:

    It's just a no for me. I don't like at all the equipements. I prefer a good facial therapy with massage, cleanser, exfoliations, mask and other awesome pro products and NO GLOVES. Just like jadeywadey's facials

  54. Rafattack says:

    Hot water 💦 soap 🧼 face 🧽 now way I’m paying that much for my face😂 it goes back to normal the next day

  55. Lilith_Blackrose says:

    You don't need to pay extra money for a facial treatment there are some massages thar you can do at home. Mostly takes 5 minutes and the trick is to activate your lymphatic system to get rid of toxins that make your face all puffy.

  56. miranda reyes says:

    “You’re súper dehydrated.”

  57. Cole S says:

    Splitting molecules and toxins… This lady is selling lies and bullshit and making bank for it. Depressing.

  58. Celine says:

    After was her with a wet face………

  59. BB Clemz says:

    I could never. And would never…

  60. Miryam Abd says:

    Omg 😯 that’s 21,370.95 in rupees if I add more 191.33 dollar I can pay my rent 😫😫😫 no wayyyy I’m dead 😵 and with the half and hour charge I can survive and continue my Gym membership😂

  61. HillBilly VR says:

    Looked better before

  62. Strelax says:

    I don't see any diference in the before and after

  63. No Name says:

    Waist of money🤨

  64. Zebiba Sani says:

    May be she feels better internally, but nothing change, even more redness

  65. Hannah Perine says:

    Gua sha or “coining” by English speakers is a method where practitioners use a tool to scrape a persons back to cause tissue damage. It’s part of traditional Chinese medicine and believed to provide medical benefits.

  66. Simderella Tales says:

    “I charge $300 for 1hr and for only $150 more you get an extra 30 minutes ☺️” Im in the wrong profession 😕

  67. ιтz кιяѕтєи says:


  68. zachary houghton says:

    she looks like robin on stranger things

  69. Zoë Mae says:

    Y’all I thought it was Noah schnapp in the cover for the video

  70. Anna Timotha says:

    yo. why isnt the therapist tying up her hair? that irks me so much

  71. yidingcao says:

    OMG, no Chinese therapist would practice Gua Sha on your face cuz it is bad for you. I mean, was she even certified to practice that?

  72. Lisa P. says:

    She has such nice skin and I envy her eyebrows. I feel relaxed after watching this.

  73. CiciTV says:

    Iiterally did not see any difference. Maybe it takes many sessions to see a difference? Just plop on the moisturizer and sun screen every day and you'll never age.

  74. Caren Look says:

    The comments tho🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣the ppl always tell the truth

  75. google e says:

    overpriced bullshit….Thanks for taking $300 just to wash my face and put tons of moisturizer.

  76. A Google User says:

    Of course her face is redder afterward because they did extractions, lymphatic drainage, microdermabrasion, and gua sha. The “oiliness” people are complaining about is just how you look after a facial – extra moisturized, plus a thick layer of sunscreen to protect your fresh skin. As a dermatologist I can say that her skin looks WAY better. Hydrated, replenished, and the dullness is completely gone. I would expect her to look her best 24-48 hours post-facial. Thank you for coming to my TED talk.

  77. hakdog chuchu says:


  78. Jessica Hansen says:

    Damn. Every video of some expensive facial is done by this one girl. Biggest scam of the beauty world. I'm in.

  79. Vein Lauren says:

    In the philippines the celebrity facial care is Dra. Victoria Belo

  80. Maria Gomez says:

    I am licensed esthetician and She exfoliated too much . Either microderm or the spatula … thick oily skin is not sensitive like she said… thin skin tends to b more sensitive . . In 1 hr and charge that amount of money it’s ridiculous. For all those gadgets 1 hr would be super fast . She’s overcharging for using those gadgets they are not helping her skin, it irritated her skin, A microcurrent should b done in 20 minutes … why? Because you need to go slow to work the muscles. 😡

  81. 茄番 says:


  82. Ali Mak says:

    Unbelievable how damaging this procedure can be and bogus unsubstantiated claims.

  83. bluerose 28 says:

    Charges all that and touches her down hair with gloves that now touch your face as she exfoliates it 💀

  84. shut up says:

    I love the lady!! Shes so nice & explains well

  85. Lily West says:

    Main campak2 ja pakai gua sha tu bayar 450 cincai

  86. Bae Violet says:

    This is my dream job to be an esthetician! I want to do this to people’s faces

  87. Michele says:

    Literally no difference

  88. lusia permita sari says:

    Yes, I prefer this kind of treatment rather than spending $200 a jar on an expensive anti-aging product. The pricelist on my local beauty clinic, certified physician/dermatologist (I live in Jakarta, Indonesia):
    – Microdermabration $25
    – Ozone treatment (equal to ultrasonic spatula) $10
    – Microcurrent contouring ~$25
    – Diamond Microdermabration (equal to the suction procedure) $30
    – skin massage, extraction, collagen mask $20 (don't have that gua sha thing)
    Total bill $110. I've tried everything except for the contouring.
    Usually you don't have everything in one go. It's better to do 1-2 treatment several times, probs 3-6x for better & more permanent results. And you don't want go to red carpet the day after this treatment! Probably better after 2-3 days!

  89. M D says:

    She looks so beautiful, wish I could ask her to out.

  90. Olivia Lane says:

    She's dead honest

  91. AfroCaribbean says:

    I had microdermabrasion for the first time this week and the results were amazing. I also had an acne facial in that season with a facial massage. I live in the Turks & Caicos and my Easthetician only charged me $80 which is a steal I know. I do recommend.

  92. Kai Blanco says:

    I feel like she should try Aivee Clinic or Belo Clinic. Legit dermatologists can take care of your skin. Plus, I'm bothered that the woman who does the facial DID NOT tie her hair. ew.

  93. Jo-ann Flores says:


  94. Laura G says:

    Cavitation … “breaks the water molecules into smaller particles…” OMG 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  95. Eva Stood says:

    Wth cosmetic procedure to change the shape of your face from a circle to a diamond ?😱😱 Say no more I’m in⚪️🔜♦️

  96. LadyFirefly says:

    She seems a little rough for someone so expensive

  97. Banana Head says:

    is she armenian

  98. jaehyuncé says:

    saw this in recommendations and decided to watch it after seeing a facial done somewhere in south korea bruh the difference its like theyre far behind

  99. AYEwhatido says:

    What exactly happens in the last half hour that hikes the price up $150 more?

  100. Animal Tales 27 says:

    She’s so pretty and so is the facial lady

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