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Facial cupping isn’t likely a part of your everyday beauty routine. But you’ve probably seen a cupping mark or two — you know, those weird, red circular marks on athletes that look kinda like someone took a vacuum to their backs for a little too long?

Michael Phlelps wore his cupping badges proudly during competition, and is a fan of the ancient Chinese therapy that uses suction to increase blood flow and treat pains and inflammation. While the practice is championed by many, some skeptics call it pseudoscience and think the benefits are purely placebo.

Still, in the beauty world, a lot of us are willing to give anything a try — especially when a product promises to
“visibly reduce fine lines & wrinkles, increase collagen production and improve facial contours and elasticity” — which is just what Lure Glam Face and Eye Cupping Set ($29.95 USD) claims to do.

From being amused by farting noises to feeling strangely relaxed, facial cupping delivered a gamut of reactions from the women who tried the suction devices. And although results from the treatment are probably best seen after multiple sessions, initial reactions are always fun to watch.

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