Sunday, March 25, 2012

Sunday Splurge: Kate Somerville DermalQuench Liquid Lift

Today’s Sunday SplurgeKate Somerville ‘DermalQuench Liquid Lift’, retails for $95.  I know $95 is pretty on par with quality serums, but I decided to make the DermaQuench Liquid Lift a Sunday Splurge because I went through the bottle so quickly!  At this rate I will have to get a new bottle once every 1-2 months, though it’s a small price to pay for the results.

For those of you unfamiliar with Kate Somerville, she’s esthetician to the stars (the likes of Jessica Alba and Demi Moore) and has a gorgeous, multilevel spa in LA.  Her spa is famous for their Dermal Quench Oxygen Treatment, an intense hydrating facial using pressurized oxygen to deliver the potent ingredients.  Somerville  found a way to convert her famous facial into an at-home treatment with the DermaQuench Liquid Lift.

I am in love with the consistency and delivery. It starts off with blast of foamy white liquid.  It reminds me of hair mousse when I would forget to shake the bottle.  The difference is this foamy white liquid transforms before your eyes – it starts to bubble like a carbonated beverage with the bubbles getting bigger and bigger.  Once the bubbles stop growing, I massage the serum into my skin.  It smells faintly of freshly cut lavender and spreads like a light non-sticky serum.  I usually don’t have a reaction to it, though if my skin is extra angry in general, then I’ll feel a tingle for a few minutes.  That’s it.

I started seeing results after Day 1.  I always have two dry patches on my cheeks, which seem to be the first area on my face to get irritated.  After my first application, they were noticeably softer to the touch and less red.  In general, my face looked and felt more hydrated.  I’m guessing that the pressurized oxygen blasting the active ingredients into the skin gives it that immediate effect.  After using the DermalQuench Liquid Lift a month, I  saw an increase in the overall hydration, minimized pores and redness, and I definitely felt like it gave my face an overall glow.  Even though I had to order a second bottle sooner than expected, it was well worth it.

I can’t wait to see the results after another month.  I’m hoping my wrinkles are the next to go!

 

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One Response to “Sunday Splurge: Kate Somerville DermalQuench Liquid Lift”

  1. November 07, 2012 at 2:12 pm, 3 Most Coveted Beauty Products Sent By Publicists - Beauty Binge | Beauty Binge said:

    [...] 1. Kate Somerville ‘Dermal Quench Liquid Lift’ Advanced Wrinkle Treatment  ($95): I’m a huge fan of in-spa oxygen facials and this treatment seems to mimic the instant smoothing effects of an oxygen facial and still manages to reduce redness and fine lines over-time.  I had two consistent dry patches on my cheeks that were softer after Day 1.  It’s also perfect for pre-event regimens since it has temporary wrinkle-relaxing PFC- carriers to relax facial muscles.  Read my original review here. [...]

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