Skin Care

By Tallulah Dumonde

I have to admit that when I heard that I’d have to use this product twice during the first week and then once a week for another six weeks, I was a little concerned. Between a busy schedule and an aversion to strict routines (I’m the girl who can’t remember to take her daily vitamin), I wondered if I was the best candidate for this type of facial. But ever the guinea pig, I began the regimen.

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The first thing I noticed was that the steps are pretty simple: You prime your face with the vial marked “radiant primer,” then you apply a thin cotton mask (first to the top half of your face-oh so Phantom of the Opera, then to the bottom). You lay down and relax for the 8-10 minutes the mask is on. Infused with antioxidants and specially harvested marine goodies, the mask is embedded with tourmaline, which apparently helps these oceanic goodies penetrate the skin and protects it from environmental damage.

From the first use I felt a difference in the texture of my skin, which of course gave me motivation to continue with the process. By the end of the second week, I have to say that what I noticed was that my pores were smaller, which is not something that they tell you on their press release. But that was a noticeable effect, at least for me. By the end of the fourth week, I noticed that a small spot on my temple that I’ve managed to gift myself with hours of baking in the sun was all but gone. Whoever named this product certainly got it right. A little tip: when you take the mask off, you can use it on rough elbows, hands, heels…any place you could use a little radiance.

The mask is not inexpensive, but I would say the cost is justified – based upon the results. I was advised to use The Creme de la Mer “Miracle Cream” in conjunction with the mask, which I did…but sparingly, as it is extremely rich. It’s pretty clear to me how the cream has enjoyed a cult-like following and I wouldn’t be at all surprised if the Radiant Facial followed right in its footsteps.

Originally published January 2007
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