When this brand was first introduced into the salon, I was instantly intrigued. I have always been fascinated with beauty tools that I can use to help aid my skin, such as Dermarollers etc. However, I have also taken an interest in tools that also help with mental well-being. Over the past 18 months, like many people, what has been happening in the world has affected me, through my working life being constantly interrupted, to not being able to hug my family and friends for months on end.
Hayo’u was founded by acclaimed Chinese medicine practitioner and best-selling author Katie Brindle. Katie discovered the immense self-healing power of Chinese medicine when she had a car accident many years ago. After 20 years of working in Chinese medicine, she has seen first-hand how this ancient art can help many of our most pervasive modern ailments – from poor skin and bad digestion, to adrenal fatigue, depression and anxiety.
Chinese Medicine is a natural healing system that has been used by millions of people for thousands of years and offers a wealth of techniques that protect your health. The ground-breaking Hayo’u Method distils this remarkable holistic philosophy into easy but pleasurable techniques. The one-minute rituals are free to access here, on their website.
I personally use the Beauty Restorer in Rose. It is a rejuvenating crystal tool that wakes up and soothes skin. It also improves energy flow, supports circulation and lymphatic drainage, lift, plump and sculpt, and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Because of its cooling properties, it is the ideal choice for sensitive or inflamed skin. Use with either your serum/oil or choice, or the bespoke Hayo’u Revive Beauty Oil. This tool is 100% Rose Quartz crystal. Rinse with water after use to prevent any build-up of oil. As the Beauty Restorer Rose Quartz is hand made from a natural product, there will be colour variations and minor size/shape differences. This does not affect the quality of the product.
They also have some tools for the body. For example, one tool is the Hayo’u Bamboo Body Tapper. This tool is the ultimate way to supercharge your energy levels, and has been a part of Chinese medicine for thousands of years. Use it for an invigorating self-massage, which only takes a minute and will instantly improve your circulation and energy levels. Also perfect for use before and after exercise for instant muscle relief or for easing stiff muscles if you’re sitting at a desk all day.
It is hand made using only natural and environmentally-friendly products. Because of this, Hayo’u use a 100% linseed oil on the handle, which can feel slightly sticky at first. However, after a few weeks it will fade. This does not affect the quality of the product. Please take care when using the Body Tapper Bamboo.
So, if you want to practice being more mindful in your day-to-day life, and want to integrate it into your skincare routine, then Hayo’u is your way forward to a more calm, and focused future.