SK-II Overnight Miracle Mask
Asian beauty regimens have become renowned for their focus on a perfected translucent complexion that has given rise to the term “glass skin.” The first step is to prepare the skin the night before with a sleep mask, which is a gel hydrator that supersaturates the skin when applied overnight. Dermatologist Dr. Noëlle Sherber says, “SK-II’s sleep mask is made in Japan to the highest standards, and the first ingredient is their proprietary Pitera extract from sake fermentation that brightens uneven pigmentation and soothes the skin by infusing it with vitamins and minerals. It gives immediate the immediate benefits of smoother skin and long term results of a more even skin tone.”
La Mer The Treatment Lotion
- hydrates, energizes and optimizes -
This super hydrator optimizes the rest of your La Mer regimen. Like "liquid energy", this fast-absorbing treatment delivers an instant rush of hydration to visibly soften, nourish, and improve texture.
Usage: After cleansing, sprinkle a small amount onto fingertips or saturate a cotton pad. Press into skin. Follow with your La Mer serum and moisturizer.
The Korean “7 skin method” is a technique of applying up to 7 thin layers of a hydrating watery lotion or essence, known as a skin, after cleansing and before serum and moisturizer for maximal hydration. This technique works beautifully with the glycerin-rich Treatment Lotion that is infused with Dr. Max Huber’s legendarily healing Miracle Broth. Makeup Artist Enrique Valentino uses this technique to create a complexion with light reflective bounce: “after a double cleanse, I gently press 7 thin layers of La Mer’s Treatment Lotion into the skin from the center of the face outward. I want to be sure the skin absorbs the maximum amount of water before trapping it next to the skin with moisturizer.”
TOM FORD Illuminating Primer
Preparing the canvas is vital for a smooth, seamless foundation application. This hybrid of skincare and makeup is perfect to achieve glass-like texture and leaves the skin looking brighter, more reflective and well-rested with TOM FORD’s Infusing Complex that includes antioxidant-rich noni fruit. Enrique Valentino elaborates, “I massage in foundation primer to ensure it becomes one with the skin. The TOM FORD Illuminating Primer melts in beautifully with its silky smooth moisturizer-like texture.”
TOM FORD Traceless Stick Foundation
Not all areas of the skin require the same amount of attention. Adjusting levels of translucency while perfecting the complexion is key to an undetectable finish. This creamy foundation formula can be customized to achieve sheer, medium, or full coverage through different application techniques. Enrique adds, “I use a combination of tools including fingertips for sheer coverage, the TOM FORD Cream Foundation Brush for medium coverage, and the TOM FORD Foundation Brush for full coverage. To blend these layers together seamlessly, I delicately bounce a damp Beautyblender across the skin to melt them into one another. The ultimate goal is for the complexion to appear as one continuous surface, like glass.”
Verso Lip Serum
Bare lips have a beautiful natural flush to them and sometimes enhancing this with a bit of captivating shine is just as effective as coating them in color.
This supple lip treatment plumps and hydrates with hyaluronic acid and refines texture with Verso’s proprietary and clinically-proven type of retinol, Retinyl Retinoate, which they call Retinol 8. Dr. Sherber advises “while lip plumpers often rely on irritants for a quick fix, this sophisticated serum gives both immediate and long term benefits to smooth the lip contour. Hyaluronic acid hydrates the lips for instant plumping as it draws water into the lips, while retinyl retinoate stimulates collagen over time to build density and plush volume in the lips.”