You know that dewy, natural, sun-kissed skin that glows with health? Well, I don’t have that kind of skin. I put a lot of time, money and effort into trying to make my skin look semi-decent without foundation because make-up and Hong Kong humidity do not go hand in hand. So when I discovered a brand that really worked, and I mean WORKED, I become a convert immediately.
Kate Somerville skincare products and treatments do what they say on the tin and I fell head over heels in love with the brand fast when I went to experience their DermalQuench Oxygen Treatment in Los Angeles that they’ve since brought to Hong Kong.
The Kate Somerville Skincare Health Experts Clinic on Melrose Place is a celebrity hotspot full of exceptional aestheticians, signature products and treatments that range from signature facials to every body treatment you can think of. It’s luxurious, comfortable and peaceful, and I could have stayed there forever. It’s right across from the best boutiques in LA including Carolina Herrera and there are fab food options around the corner like Fig & Olive too.
Before my treatment began, I got a little tour of the Clinic that resembles a beautiful home. My room had butterfly artwork and raised-pearl wallpaper that I wanted to tear off the wall and bring home with me, but I restrained myself and got settled on the comfortable bed. The facial started with a Gentle Daily Wash cleanse followed by exfoliation using products from the Kate Somerville line. Once my skin was clean, the Quench Hydrating Mask was applied and my arms and hands were massaged. And then it was time for the magic to begin.
The DermalQuench Oxygen Treatment literally pumped oxygen and serum into my skin to lift, tone, plump and hydrate. The machinery used was similar to an airbrushing machine and the sensation is relaxing and cooling. Every fine line and wrinkle was worked on until I had baby-soft skin and afterwards more serum was applied. I looked in the mirror when I was done and was genuinely shocked. My pores had shrunk significantly, my skin was glowing and my emergency stash of foundation was no longer needed, hooray! There was zero downtime, the results lasted three days and I felt like a million dollars leaving the Clinic. In true Kate Somerville style, there were some famous faces walking in as I made my exit and for once I felt like my skin lived up to theirs… and I had found their secret!
On my flight back to Hong Kong, I became a bit worried that my fast fix to red-carpet skin was soon going to be a million miles away, but thankfully I had nothing to fear. I went straight to Lane Crawford at IFC to stock up on ExfoliKate and DermalQuench Liquid Lift, two of Kate Somerville’s most famous products and continued getting my glow on at home!
There’s also a cosy Kate Somerville cabine and treatment area in the SOGO TST department store and most importantly, the DermalQuench Oxygen Machine is there ready to deliver glowing skin to women looking for a flawless facial fix. So, if I’m ever in need of the magical DermalQuench Oxygen Treatment I just head straight there, where Kate Somerville aestheticians are ready and waiting to lift me up all over again and I highly recommend you make a little trip there too! It’s the only place in the 852 where you can experience this treatment so jot it down in your little black book now.
Ten lucky Sassy readers will have the chance to experience the DermalQuench Oxygen Treatment too at Kate Somerville in SOGO in TST. To be in with a chance to win, simply enter your details below!
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