The Fire and Ice Facial – What Makes This Famous Facial So Special? 

January 9, 2024
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Fire and ice facial treatment at BocyTonic Medspa, Cleveland, Ohio

Treat yourself to Hollywood’s favorite facial in Cleveland

It’s been a firm favorite in Hollywood for over a decade, with the likes of Halle Berry, Gweneth Paltrow, and Beyonce just a few of the big names known to swear by this facial. 

So what is it, we hear you ask? 

It’s a treatment that bridges the gap between a mild facial and an intensive peel, has instant results with no downtime, and comes with a whole raft of benefits – most notably, resurfacing and rejuvenating the skin and giving you an enviable glow and radiance.  


In fact, its results are so good and so instant, the Fire and Ice Facial is the go-to treatment for many people before a big event, hence its common nickname, the “red carpet facial”.

But don’t let that make you think it’s only suited to the celebs of the world...

This is a wonderful, detoxifying, and soothing treatment that rejuvenates the skin, fights signs of aging, and leaves you with a fresh and radiant complexion, making it the perfect facial for both special occasions and regular skincare love. 

Ready to find out more about the legendary Fire and Ice Facial? Read on… 


What is a Fire and Ice Facial? 

Created by the leading cosmeceutical skincare brand iS Clinical, the Fire and Ice Facial is a professional treatment that rapidly and safely resurfaces and rejuvenates the skin, treats problem areas, smooths out fine lines and wrinkles, and encourages cellular renewal.

Utilizing iS Clinical’s advanced pharmaceutical-grade formulations, the treatment consists of two treatment masks that are infused with powerful natural ingredients including retinol, glycolic acid, hyaluronic acid, antioxidants, and much more – first to smooth the skin, then to soothe it. 

IS clinical Fire and Ice facial products at BodyTonic Medspa Cleveland

Essentially, it works by combining the detoxifying effects of a heated treatment (the fire) and the soothing benefits of a cooling treatment (the ice), making it a facial that is truly the best of both worlds. 

And if the words fire and ice worry you, don’t let them. This is a completely pain-free, relaxing, and soothing treatment from which you’ll walk away with glowing, smooth, and younger-looking skin. 

Benefits of the Fire and Ice Facial

The iS Clinical Fire and Ice Facial resurfaces and rejuvenates the skin, leaving you with a smooth, clear, bright, and glowing complexion.

But that’s just the top-level benefit. 

Here’s the full breakdown of all its many and varied benefits: 

  • Smooths and softens the skin 
  • Improves and evens out skin tone and texture
  • Brightens the complexion 
  • Intensely moisturizes the skin 
  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reduces dark spots and hyperpigmentation
  • Rejuvenates and firms the skin 
  • Minimizes pores
  • Soothes and calms the skin 
  • Can help clear acne and improve acne scarring
  • Suitable for all skin types and ages
  • Instant results that last up to one month
  • Longer-lasting results with regular treatments 
  • Zero downtime
  • Suitable for the face, chest, and neck

What to expect from the Fire and Ice Facial

The cleanse

The facial begins with a gentle double-cleanse, which uses both a cleansing gel and an enzyme exfoliant under steam.

The FIRE

Next, the iS Clinical Intensive Resurfacing Mask is applied, which acts as the fire element. 

This mask contains a combination of retinol, botanical acids (including 18% glycolic acid), niacin, kaolin clay, and additional antioxidants, which combine to work as a powerful exfoliating treatment. 

You’ll feel a pleasant sensation of heat spreading across the face as the mask gets to work exfoliating away dead surface cells and smoothing, detoxing, and brightening the skin. 

The ICE

After the fire comes the ice, with the application of the iS Clinical Intensive Rejuvenating Mask

This mask is infused with calming, soothing, and moisturizing ingredients that include aloe vera, hyaluronic acid, and green tea extract. 

You’ll enjoy a glorious cooling sensation as the mask is absorbed into your skin, locking in moisture and deeply hydrating, soothing, and calming your complexion.

The results

The Fire and Ice Facial treatment finishes up with an eye cream, serum, moisturizer, and SPF being gently massaged into the skin, and then you’re done. There’s (typically) no redness, irritation, or inflammation at all post-treatment, making it a truly zero-downtime facial treatment!

You’ll be ready to walk straight out of the salon and onto a red carpet… or, as is the case for most of us, simply on to the rest of your day – but feeling amazing, and ready to bask in all the compliments you’ll receive about your glowing and radiant complexion!

Is it right for me?

Yes! The Fire and Ice Facial is ideal for all ages and all skin types. There are a few instances where it may not be recommended, such as if you’re undergoing certain medical treatments, but generally speaking this facial is suited to most people, including those who are pregnant or breastfeeding, thanks to its botanical formulations. 

With instantly noticeable results that last up to a month, this is an ideal treatment for anyone wanting to look their best for a special event, so it’s no surprise it’s one of our most popular treatments for brides-to-be

But it’s also a popular and powerful treatment to add to your regular skincare routine, whatever your age. For younger skin, it helps prevent signs of aging and keeps the skin smooth, bright, and blemish-free, while older skin will enjoy a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, dryness, and other signs of aging.

Top treatment combo: Fire and Ice Facial with dermaplaning

Facials typically combine well with other treatments, and this facial is no exception. 

One of our favorite combinations is the Fire and Ice Facial + Dermaplaning – two treatments that complement and enhance one another perfectly, maximizing the benefits and leaving you with the most gloriously smooth, clear, and radiant complexion. 

Dermaplaning is a non-invasive exfoliating treatment that involves gently scraping the very top layer of skin with a medical-grade scalpel to remove both dead skin cells and vellus hairs (also known as peach fuzz). 
The removal of the vellus hair and top layer of dead skin cells leaves the skin wonderfully smooth and perfectly primed for other skin-care products to better sink in, hence making it such a powerful treatment to combine with the Fire and Ice Facial.

Extend your glow with iS Clinical’s advanced anti-aging skincare

The masks used in the Fire and Ice Facial are only available for professional use as part of this specific treatment. However, iS Clinical has a range of advanced-formula skincare products you can use at home, and they’re a surefire way to enhance the results of your facial even further. 

All iS Clinical products are made using the most powerful botanical ingredients in formulas specifically designed to fight the signs of aging, and they are both award-winning and boast major A-listers among their clients, proving – if needed – that they really do work. 
We’re proud stockists of iS Clinical products here at BodyTonic Cleveland, so if you’re based in the area, come and see us for a free, no-obligation skin consultation where we can recommend the best products and treatments for your individual skin needs, and help you extend that post-facial glow even longer.

Experience the “red carpet facial” at BodyTonic Cleveland

Like what you’ve heard and want to experience this radiant and glowing complexion for yourself? We don’t blame you! 

Come and see us at BodyTonic Med Spa in Westgate, Cleveland, and join our long list of happy clients who have already experienced the incredible benefits of the Fire and Ice Facial. 

Schedule a free consultation or book an appointment directly on our website, or give us a call if you want to find out more or have any other questions.  
And while you’re here, check out our Facebook and Instagram pages too. You’ll get inspiration and explanations on other amazing beauty treatments, exciting BodyTonic news, and be the first to hear of our in-Spa special offers!


“The Fire & Ice Facial worked so well,
my skin was glowing and I immediately knew why celebs fight toget an appointment
before a red carpet event.”

Andrea Lavinthal,
Style and Beauty Director, People Magazine
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