Lapcos Rollagen Duo – Collagen & Gua Sha in One

If there’s a known known in my journey as a beauty warrior that will never change, aside from my love of shopping with someone else’s credit card, matte lipstick and stilettos, it’s my adoration of Korean beauty. Results-driven, accessible, and more affordable than its European and prestige brand counterparts, it’s a no-brainer the import from Seoul has changed skincare. One of the first to bring the sheet mask, essence, and ampoule regimen for bouncy, glass skin stateside was Lapcos, an LA-based brand that keeps innovating and expanding its line of products beyond youthful hydration to youth-preserving anti-aging. While last year they launched the V Line Mask and Red V Collagen Collection, this year of the Dragon is off to a snatched start with the Rollagen Duo.

As no Korean skincare regimen would be complete without a burst of hydrating and anti-inflammatory ingredients, the base of the Rollagen (Collagen) Rolling Ampoule contains Hyaluronic Acid and Cica. For anti-aging, actives include 13 peptides to bring out your skin’s youthfulness and a  Triple Collagen Complex to tighten & elasticize for a lift that keeps on lifting. The Rollagen RollerBall packaging offers yet more skin boosting benefits. Delivery of the serum via the cooling tip allows just enough product for lightning-fast absorption along crows feet and marionette lines. I keep mine chilled in the refrigerator for extra pick-me-up and maximized depuffing from the rolling sensation. Furthermore, the rectangular shape of the inner cap with smooth, beveled edges doubles as a Gua Sha, the ancient Chinese facial massage and sculpting tool. While skin is basking in a layer of hyaluronic acid, peptides and vegan collagen, gua sha movements increase product penetration and bring out snatched facial contours.

To seal in the Rollagen hydration and lift, and load the skin with another round of peptides and collagen, follow with the lightly rose-scented Rollagen Firming Cream. This accompanying moisturizer also boasts panthenol in a non-greasy base of Shea Butter and Rice Bran oil for additional facial tightening that will benefit all skin types, even combination/oily ones. I also keep the Rollagen Firming Cream cool to preserve actives and deliver eye-opening freshness that absorbs effortlessly before a workout or under makeup. It’s easy to roll your way to a more youthful complexion and contours with the Lapcos Rollagen Duo.


Gesha-Marie Bland


Not bland at all. Gesha-Marie Bland is an essayist, Vanity Fair-published film and television writer, and unrepentant beauty junkie who jumpstarted her career at NYU’s Master’s Program in Cinema Studies. In homage to her beauty icons Jeanne Moreau, Dolly Parton, and Grace Jones, she is forever in search of the perfect cat-eye liner, a killer pair of heels, and unforgettable statement accessories. Currently NYC-based, this dual American-French citizen still wears all-black and has a soft spot for clean beauty, pharmaceutical-grade actives, and most ingredients sourced from vineyards in the south of France. She loves New Wave cinema, Mary Gaitskill’s fiction, Spain, and matcha double-shots. After selling "The Ripper," her Alexander McQueen-Issie Blow biopic to the Cannes-winning production company Maven Pictures, she remains convinced fashion and couture are the next frontiers for edgy cinematic stories.