Posts Tagged ‘Anti-Redness’

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. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Review: First Aid Beauty 5 in 1 Face Cream SPF 30

There are very few beauty products I won’t cheat on — First Aid Beauty 5 in 1 Face Cream SPF ($38) is one, the soul mate for my sensitive skin.  It’s a light, thin consistency yet it hydrates and treats my irritated skin. I love that it multi-tasks (from Sephora):

What it is:
A multipurpose, antiaging moisturizer with SPF 30.

What it is formulated to do:
Supply your skin with all the ingredients it needs to stay young and vibrant. This formula uses five active facets that work together to keep your complexion healthy.
– Zinc Oxide sits atop the skin’s surface to reflect harmful ultraviolet rays.
– Bisabolol offers soothing properties.
– Alpha Arbutin evens out skintone.
– FAB Antioxidant Booster (comprised of licorice root, feverfew, and white tea) combats free-radical damage.
– Homeostatine® (a complex of two natural botanical ingredients) prevents and reduces wrinkles by protecting younger collagen fibers from unwinding and becoming brittle.

What else you need to know:
Appropriate for all skin types, including the most sensitive skin, this blend is allergy tested, fragrance free, and dermatologist recommended; it excludes harsh chemicals and colorants.

Research Results:
Independent Clinical Results:
– After 4 weeks, skin hydration improved by 79%
– 85% reported an improvement in the overall appearance of their skin
– 71% reported a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
– 89% reported an improvement in the radiance of their skin
– 71% noted an improvement in the evenness of their facial skin tone

The SPF is strong enough that it lasts all day. Mind you, if i know I’m going to be exposed to sunlight more than gazing out an office window or a short Starbucks run, i will pat on Supergoop 30.  You can never be too careful when it comes to SPF! All I know is that this face cream seems to be one of the only multi-tasking powerhouse beauty products that make the cut in all seasons and weather conditions.

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