Carbonnique Live Shopping Recap
Last week’s Live event featured Marta Pichlak-Miarka, co-founder of Carbonnique, and Jordan Ortega, a Carbonnique Studio aesthetician and lymphatic drainage therapist. Jordan worked with the other co-founder, dermatologist Monika Konczalsk, to create the protocol that she shared in part with us. The technique is so unique because it targets and supports the immune system via the lymph nodes for overall health. We loved Jordan’s analogy in which she likened lymph nodes to a janitorial system: they’re like “little trash cans…if the lid isn’t open, toxins will pile up.” So doing this simple exercise to help clean out those mini trash cans can benefit the skin by reducing puffiness, dullness, and dark undereye circles. This live was the most chock-full of information to date!
So without further ado, a recap:
Make using your Carbonnique roller a ritual experience. Find a comfy spot–maybe light a candle and play some soothing music. Also be sure to have water handy, as it helps to flush out toxins.
How to start:
With a clean face. Then prep the skin with a few products that add slip, as you don’t want to pull or drag. Marta and Jordan demoed with Symbiome’s The Luminary Replenishing Eye Cream ( The tool + cream combo is so amazing for de-puffing that Jordan says you may not even need concealer in the morning. Follow with a face oil–Marta loves the Dr. Alkaitis Organic Nourishing Treatment Oil for its ability to lock in moisture without making the skin feel super greasy.
Pro tip #1: Put the product in the fridge! You can also put the tool’s metal balls in the fridge or an ice bath. Either or both will add a wonderful cooling effect).
[Personally, we are more visual learners; if you’re similar, we suggest tuning in to the video around the 13-minute mark. It’s really helpful to watch Jordan demo as she talks us through the steps.] Start with little pumps at the collarbone to open the lymph node there; then move to right below the ear with the same pumping action. Next, roll down to the clavicle; followed by hooking the tool at your chin and moving up the cheek (great for jaw tension). Lastly, you’ll want to focus on the eye area: remove one of the balls and begin rolling first underneath the eye and then above the eye, from the inside outwards. Then repeat the entire process on the other side of your face. You’ll want to roll each area five times, always keeping in mind that the motion should be very light and gentle–you aren’t trying to work muscles like a deep tissue massage. Rather, you’re focusing on the lymph tissue, which is very superficial, just underneath the skin’s surface.
Pro tip #2: If you spend a lot of time typing or simply hold a lot of tension in your hand, you can use this roller for a bit of sweet relief.
Pro tip #3: This tool makes for a fantastic gift. And we don’t need to tell you that the holiday season is rapidly approaching…
Buy your Carbonnique Face & Neck Massaging Tool at ondabeauty.com now and get access to the full lymphatic drainage protocol, along with many other classes, for FREE on Carbonnique Studio.