Roadtest: Kim Kardashian’s Favourite Facial
I decided to try the newest treatment that Hollywood is obsessing over.
I am a self-confessed lazy girl when it comes to a daily skin routine. Occasionally I do take care of my skin, but I also often neglect using cleanser and moisturiser until my face just can’t take it anymore. So the idea that there is a treatment out there that will give me glowing skin instantly and allow me to continue my lazy streak sounded pretty attractive.
‘The Carbon Spectra Laser Peel’, or Hollywood Laser Peel’ is one of the favourite facials of stars such as Jennifer Aniston, Kim Kardashian and Angelina Jolie. It’s perfect for the red carpet as it’s quick, has zero downtime and delivers instant glowing results.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
A doctor applies a carbon lotion to the skin, that looks like a mud mask. From here a laser is passed over your skin that is attracted to the dark colour of the carbon mask. The carbon absorbs the heat and passes it onto the skin underneath. The heat causes the skin to contract and rejuvenates skin cells, activating them into producing collagen again. The benefits are smoother skin, smaller pores, reduction of fine lines and pigmentation and an overall glow and plump of your skin’s appearance.
The day of the treatment arrived and I was feeling very bourgeois. After all, this is the go-to red carpet treatment for Kim Kardashian and Angelina Jolie, and I was just getting it on a lunch break.
The doctor applied a carbon lotion to my face, that resembled a mud mask and let it sit for 15 minutes. The fear started to set in. The doctor assured me it would be pain-free, and would just feel warm, but I’ve seen the videos and the laser sound’s pretty aggressive. As the treatment began I was relieved. The doctor was right. The treatment is completely painless. You do feel a warmth over your face but it’s quite relaxing. The second time the laser passes is when its attracted by the carbon. The best way to describe this is that it felt like a hot feather was running over my face. Around my nose and lips, it tickled so much I had to try not to laugh.
As fast as it had begun the treatment was over. I couldn’t believe how SOFT my skin felt, it was like getting a brand new face. I looked in the mirror and my skin looked plump and glowing. There was absolutely no redness and I walked out the door feeling confident.
Over the next few days, I received so many compliments on my skin. It was so smooth and flawless! The best part? I could continue my lazy skin routine and wake up feeling fresh, knowing my complexion was at an A-List level.
At SKYN® ‘The Hollywood Laser Peel’ is currently $450 (usually $600) and can be used once, or multiple times to reach its full potential. I highly recommend this treatment for lazy girls (and boys), brides, those going to a special event, or someone that just wants to treat themselves to beautiful skin.