The story behind GloPRO
GloPRO is one of the best selling products created by BeautyBio, a skin care brand launched in 2011 by Jamie O’Banion. Jamie was inspired to create her own brand after working alongside her father in their family-owned cosmetic lab. During her time in the lab, she noticed something that bothered her: prestige brands using minimal concentrations of active ingredients to save on costs but still make clinical claims. Having created several best-selling formulas, Jamie and her father were ready to design a line that was not only efficacious, but formula-honest and results driven.
In 2016, Jamie and her father released GloPRO, the first ever at-home patented microneedling tool, designed to offer consumers the results of in-office treatments without the per-treatment price tag. Today, BeautyBio also offers a range of products for face, body, eyes, and lips with a mission to always be fully transparent with the ingredients they use in their formulations. All BeautyBio products are formulated without sulfates, parabens, formaldehyde, triclosan, hydroquinone, triclocarban, or oxybenzone.
What is GloPRO?
GloPRO is a patented, award-winning microneedling tool that is said to amplify absorption of skin care ingredients 200x while naturally triggering skin’s regeneration response for clinically proven firmer, smoother skin. The treatment only takes 60 seconds per day and is painless. The system sold by BeautyBio comes with the GloPRO Microneedling Regeneration Tool, five pairs of GloPRO Skin Prep Pads, power cord and adapter, empty sanitizing spritzer bottle, and 2 AAA batteries.
GloPRO also has four interchangeable MicroTip attachment heads of various sizes and needle lengths that can be used to treat concerns from cellulite to fine line reduction. Each MicroTip is designed for the specific skin densities all over our bodies:
- GloPRO EYE MicroTip – 0.3mm in length, 240 needles
- GloPRO BODY MicroTip – 0.5mm in length, 1680 needles
- GloPRO LIP MicroTip – 0.2mm in length, 240 needles
- GloPRO FACE MicroTip – 0.3mm in length, 540 needles
How does the GloPro microneedling roller work?
Microneedling, also referred to as dermarolling or collagen induction therapy (CIT), has become a popular skin rejuvenation treatment to help reduce wrinkles, scarring, and discoloration while promoting a smoother and brighter skin tone and texture. Microneedling actually started in 1995 as an in-office procedure offered by dermatologists. It has gained traction in recent years due to the invention of at-home microneedling rollers, such as the GloPRO.
The microneedling process involves using small needles to create imperceptible micro-channels in the epidermis (the top layer of skin), which is a form of controlled injury. In response to this injury, the skin starts to produce new collagen and elastin. Collagen is responsible for keeping the skin strong and firm, while elastin provides elasticity and allows skin to return back to normal when moved. Microneedling also promotes the release of growth factors and the formation of new capillaries.
There are two main benefits of microneedling: natural skin regeneration and enhanced absorption of topical skin care products. As you can probably imagine, the micro-channels that microneedling makes allows skin care ingredients to absorb deeper and work more effectively rather than sitting on the skin’s surface.
Where can you use GloPro?
The most popular areas to use GloPro are on the face (forehead, cheeks, chin), neck, and décolleté. You can also use GloPro on the body (buttocks, thighs, abdomen, and arms). You should not use GloPro or any other microneedling tool on sensitive, compromised skin, which includes eyelids, open wounds, active acne (anything that’s causing broken skin) and raised surfaces like moles.
Can you use GloPRO every day?
Since GloPRO is very simple to use and can provide numerous benefits to the skin, one question you may have is can you use GloPRO every day? BeautyBio recommends using GloPro three times per week, but they confirm that it is safe to use GloPRO more often (even every day if desired). The brand recommends microneedling at night for 60 seconds. Using the GloPRO roller at night allows the skin time to regenerate in conjunction with the body’s natural reparative cycle. Plus, skin can be flushed and sensitive post-microneedling, so this allows the skin time to sleep it off.
Is microneedling safe at home?
Although microneedling is a fairly straightforward and simple procedure when performed by an experienced professional, complications can arise if the right pre and post-treatment steps are not taken. Since this treatment creates tiny holes within the surface of the skin, any products that you apply to your face both before and after treatment can much more readily penetrate the outermost layer of skin. While increased penetration can be beneficial, it also increases the risk of irritation and even infection. Any time you puncture the skin there is a risk of complications. In addition, there are specific guidelines that you should follow after microneedling, including avoiding sun exposure, adjusting your skincare routine, avoiding strenuous exercise, and avoiding harsh rubbing of the skin.
Due to the potential risks of microneedling at home, you may want to consider scheduling an appointment with a reputable med spa or dermatologist’s office. By seeing a professional, you can be rest assured that your microneedling session will be performed properly and safely to minimize the risk of complications. Plus, skin care professionals typically using slightly larger needles than at-home microneedling rollers, which means they can provide more dramatic results. A skin care professional may also combine the microneedling treatment with other skin treatments, such as platelet rich plasma, pure hyaluronic acid, and radiofrequency technology.
Where is GloPRO sold?
GloPRO is sold on the brand’s website (beautybio.com), as well as third party online retailers such as QVC, HSN, and Amazon. GloPRO is also sold at physical retail locations, including Sephora, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and more.
What is the BeautyBio return policy?
The BeautyBio return policy states, “We want you to love your BeautyBio order. If you are not completely satisfied, please send an email with your order reference number to [email protected] within 30 days of purchase for any skincare products and within 60 days of purchase of a GloPRO®. We will provide return authorization and mailing information. Refunds are issued once the return order has been received and inspected. All refunds will be issued to the original form of payment within 10 business days of receipt, less an $8.00 restocking fee. All shipping fees are non-refundable.”
Is BeautyBio cruelty free?
Yes, BeautyBio is cruelty free. The brand has confirmed that they do not test finished products or ingredients on animals, and neither do their suppliers or any third parties. They also do not sell their products where animal testing is required by law.
All GloPRO reviews on the brand’s website are 5 out of 5 stars, however, there are only 21 customer reviews at this time. On the Sephora website, there are currently 41 GloPRO reviews with an average of 4.1 out of 5 stars. One very positive GloPRO review states, “The hype is real. I was first hesitant to try microneedling because it sounded a bit intense, but after 3 weeks of using it consistently throughout the week, the impact is evident. I am seeing the acne scars on my cheeks slowly heal is the needles break up the dark tissue spots. I also have very dry skin and the impact of my serums seem to intensify since the product can seep in deeper than just topical. I would highly recommend this product to anyone with acne scars and dry skin!”
There are several negative GloPRO reviews that say this tool did not provide any noticeable results even after weeks of use. For example, one reviewer says, “While I could feel a slight difference when applying my skin care products after using the tool (mainly a mild stinging sensation), I saw no visible difference in my skin’s appearance.”