Outlandish claims are not few and far between in the beauty industry—every product boasts better and quicker results than the last. However, when a seasoned facialist like Georgia Louise (with celebrity clients including Jennifer Aniston, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Anna Wintour, to name a few…) invites you to her uptown atelier and promises to lift and sculpt your face in minutes, you jump in a cab immediately. So jump I did, with my iPhone camera in tow to document the entire thing.
Her facial treatments are designed to naturally and instantly lift cheekbones and brows, de-puff and brighten the face, and soften fine lines and wrinkles without the need for Botox or fillers. It’s no wonder that Louise has supermodels, photographers, and editors flocking to her treatment rooms. Her butterfly lift technique and muscle massage have been perfected over 15 years, but now she’s showing us how to do it all at home. Truth be told, I’ve given myself this facial several times since I left that cozy room filled with candles and drenched in natural light.
Keep scrolling for exactly how you can join in on the fun (and incredible skin benefits) of Georgia Louise’s Butterfly Stone Facial.
What Is the Butterfly Stone?
Louise's Butterfly Stone is a specially designed tool meant to lift and sculpt the face by fitting perfectly into facial contours. The stone itself—made from rose quartz and retailing for $75—is also said to have numerous healing and anti-aging benefits.
Benefits of the Butterfly Stone Facial
• Relaxes muscles
• Reduces tension
• Increases circulation to the face
• Plumps fine lines and wrinkles
The butterfly stone offers a host of benefits to the face, from increasing circulation to targeting problem areas. As Louise explains, “Essentially, the massage helps to relax muscles and muscle tension and thus decrease and plump fine lines and wrinkles. It allows for an increase of product penetration and targets your personalized areas of concern. The reason the results are so immediate is due to the increased blood flow to the area.”
How to Use the Butterfly Stone for an At-Home Facial
Apply two pumps of serum into your palm and warm it between your hands. Smooth the product all over your face (make sure you’ve cleansed!), neck, and décolletage, taking care to avoid your eye area. Louise mentions that your skin will absorb as much as it needs, so if you find that you need to apply more to keep your skin slippery, feel free. In this case, the more the merrier. She used Elemis’s Pro-Collagen Quartz Lift Serum, as it stimulates cell renewal and supports cell structure. It contains pure, concentrated padina pavonica, which is said to help strengthen the protective layer of the epidermis, leaving skin looking younger and smoother each time you use it.
Louise created the Lift + Sculpt Butterfly Stone to help you re-create her massaging techniques at home. Each groove in the rose quartz is made specifically to fit the different corners and angles of your face. By using the contours of the stone, you can massage and sculpt your jawline and cheekbones as well as drain away puffiness from under your eyes. It even helps to decrease fine lines and wrinkles.
Apply a pea-size amount of daytime moisturizer into your hands and warm it up with your palms. Gently smooth the product over your face, neck, and décolletage. For this particular facial, Louise went with Elemis’s Pro-Collagen Marine Cream, as it has been clinically proven to reduce the depth of wrinkles as well as improve firmness and hydration in just 15 days of use.
The Final Takeaway
Immediately after the facial, I felt my jaw muscles relax and saw visible lift in my brows and cheekbones. I have TMJ—a problem with the hinge-like joint that connects the skull to the jaw, which can create pain in the jaw and muscles around it—and those muscles are always painfully tight. This facial eases that tension while carving out facial contours you never even knew you had. Plus, there was a soft, pink, plumpness to my skin for a few days post-facial.