Angela Caglia – celebrity esthetician, skincare trailblazer and anti-aging pioneer is also the latest beauty export to arrive in Hong Kong. The skincare aficionado herself introduces how she brought Hollywood’s most talked about facials from her flagship Bel Air spa into the comfort of our homes.
We speak to Angela about how her skincare line (most known for her coveted La Vie en Rose quartz face roller) became a cult classic, her everyday skincare routine and a list of famous faces who swear by Angela Caglia skincare.
How did you come up with your best-selling La Vie en Rose face roller?
I’ve been giving facials for 25 years and we always use the gadgets. Women (and men) come in like clockwork every month for facials. But nowadays schedules are constantly full and people are not coming in as often as they should because of other obligations. I created [La Vie en Rose] so that they can have that facial experience in their own at home. You can get similar results at a fraction of the cost and it’s convenient too.
How does it work?
We started off with a traditional roller that works great. It’s designed to help with lymphatic drainage, puffiness and dark circles around the eyes. The cooling effect of the stone tightens the skin. Recently we’ve launched our vibrating rose quartz sculpting roller which delivers 6,000 sonic vibrations per minute. This helps sculpt and lift from the dermis and muscles, making it a more effective exercise.
The design is so beautiful! What’s your inspiration behind the design?
I’ve sold gadgets before but they required charging and looked really masculine. I needed something that women would actually want to use – it needed to be beautiful (almost like a piece of jewellery), effective and easy to use. I also wanted to give people that moment where it was just for them and not their husband or their kids; a personal moment where they can enjoy themselves and feel good, because no one else is probably giving them a massage or facial. I think a lot of people can appreciate that.
Of all the different types of crystals and their energies, why rose quartz?
The rose quartz is a love energy crystal and a self-esteem building crystal. I was the first to put the rose gold with the rose quartz together because I think pink on pink is just so beautiful!
What are the best products to use it with?
I love to use it with my detox serum. This is one of my popular serums. This is one of my most popular serums. It also has a treatment in it. I have a lot of clients that are acne-prone and this is the hyaluronic acid with chlorophyll which oxygenates the skin so it’s actually a light green. I also have sage extract which purifies and also a little tea tee oil that kills bacteria. It goes right into the skin. It also has meadowfoam seed oil which is packed with antioxidants.
How do you use your roller and what’s your personal beauty routine?
I don’t wash my face in the morning and do my deep cleanse at night. I use my rose quartz roller with my new anti-pollution cleansing oil. After that, I apply my detox serum on my T zone. And then finish off my souffle moisturiser.
Who are some of your famous fans?
Sting. Minnie Driver. Barbara Streisand. Chrissy Teigen. Helena Christiansen. Hillary Duff. Those are the only ones I’m allowed to say!
What’s next for Angela Caglia?
We really want a stronger presence in the Asian market. I foresee myself being in Hong Kong at least twice a year. I’ve also been busy building up the product line as I would like to introduce a wider range for different clients. At the moment, I have an anti-aging vitamin C serum that won’t oxidise in the works!