Elle magazine deemed skincare expert, Kate Somerville‘s new DermalQuench Liquid Lift a “facial in a bottle.” After reading the article, I had to try it on my own! Kate made a visit to Dallas just last week to introduce her new products. I had quite a few questions about the new DermalQuench Liquid Lift and also wanted to learn what Kate’s must-haves would be for this coming summer - and even her Mother’s Day gift suggestions!
My personal obsession? The Kate Somerville 360º Face Self Tanning Pads. The color is natural and they exfoliate too!
N/S: Where did you first come up with the idea for DermalQuench Liquid Lift?
Kate: This year I’m especially excited because we’ve taken it to a whole new level with the creation of an advanced wrinkle solution called DermalQuench Liquid Lift. This first-of-its-kind home-use product was inspired by my most popular Clinic service, the ultra-hydrating DermalQuench Oxygen Treatment. My celebrity clients particularly love the DermalQuench Oxygen Therapy, especially those who are about to hit red-carpet events, because it ups the hydration level in their skin, keeping it supple, hydrated, smooth and dewy.
Because of DermalQuench Liquid Lift’s cutting-edge, unprecedented delivery system, it creates smoother, younger, and healthier-looking skin than I ever thought possible for an at-home product! Using the most effective ingredients available and brand new technologies to provide dual-action results, my newest product addition promises to deliver at-home results that rival those experienced by A-listers at my renowned West Hollywood Skin Clinic. The Kate Somerville Skin Care product line represents years of work and research in my Clinic. Every product comes from a need I see and is developed based on the treatment results we provide there.
N/S: How long can one expect the effects to last?
Kate: DermalQuench Liquid Lift contains wrinkle-relaxing PFC-Oxygen Carriers, an efficient oxygen-rich component designed to significantly smooth and soften while also helping to rid the skin of impurities. It delivers oxygen to skin’s cells to immediately brighten dull skin, while a new lipid blend enhances skin’s moisture-retaining abilities. DermalQuench Liquid Lift significantly smoothes skin, increases volume, and relaxes the appearance of expression lines, and increases the look of elasticity and firmness by providing intense hydration. What is great about this product is that there is no downtime and results are immediate. Use it twice daily to tighten and firm your skin, leaving you looking younger and more radiant than ever before.
N/S: Is there an ideal time to use DermalQuench Liquid Lift? How often?
Kate: Twice daily, after cleansing your face, shake bottle well and dispense 3 stripes of the product on the right side of the face then massage in. Repeat on the left side of the face. Dispense 1 stripe across the forehead and massage. Follow with your serums and moisturizers.
N/S: Any great Mother’s Day Gift Ideas?
Kate: Give the gift of gorgeous skin this Mother’s Day with my specially packaged kits that allow Mom to experience the full range of benefits of a synergistic array of best-selling products. If Mom can’t come to the Clinic, let the Clinic come to Mom. I’m currently most excited about “Kate’s Clinical Breakthrough Kit,” which restores and rejuvenates your look with the advanced age-defense ingredients in a cutting-edge duo.
Included is my KateCeuticals Multi-Active Repair Lifting and Lineless Cream, which works tirelessly to hydrate, smooth out the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and reveal a bright, youthful glow, and KateCeuticals Multi-Active Repair Lifting and Lineless Eye Cream, which makes lines and wrinkles seem smoother, skin looks lifted, puffiness appears to be noticeably reduced and dark circles are diminished.
N/S: What are the essentials or must-haves from the Kate Somerville line to celebrate summer beauty?
Kate: Your summer regimen should be to hydrate with light moisturizers, exfoliate, and use sunscreen and self-tanners. My go to products are my all-time favorite, Exfolikate, and my new Daily Deflector, which does triple duty by providing intense hydration, UV protection and anti-aging benefits. Avoid the orange spray tan problem all together with Somerville 360º Tanning Towelettes. This product is revolutionary because it’s a tanning towelette that’s clear- just put it on and in two minutes you can put a white dress on. It works with the proteins in your skin and gives the color you’d get in the sun.
I also just came out with Somerville360º Face Self Tanning Pads, the face version of this product, which are easy-to-use self tanning pads that create the perfect sun-kissed look without the damaging UV rays. Lastly, to combat the visible signs of aging including wrinkles, uneven tone, and sagging skin, use DermalQuench Liquid Lift to deliver much-needed oxygen to the skin so that it “breathes” more easily, improving both texture and tone and helping to prevent breakouts.
N/S: What are your three favorite tips for healthy and beautiful skin?
Kate: For glowing skin, the first step is exfoliation. My favorite exfoliant is Exfolikate, a product in my line that uses natural fruit enzymes, gentle acids, and microbeads to do the job. It clarifies and polishes skin to reveal a glowing, fresh-from-the-Clinic complexion. You can see dramatically smoother, brighter, healthier-looking skin after just one treatment. Then, hydrate: look for a serum with sodium hyaluronate (my all time favorite serum, Quench, has natural lipids that match the skin) to put hydration and moisture back in skin. If you exfoliate and hydrate, the new skin cells will instantly have the glow you want.
Lastly, protect with my new Daily Deflector, which does triple duty by providing intense hydration, UV protection and anti-aging benefits. Sunscreen today is better than ever, as there have been innovations in technology that effectively protect and nourish the skin. I recommend looking for sunscreens with ingredients that contain either physical or chemical blocks, and always look for broad-spectrum protection, which means protection from all UV rays.
N/S: What are some other new essential products from the Kate Somerville line?
Kate: In addition to DermalQuench Liquid Lift, Somerville360º Face Self Tanning Pads, and Daily Deflector Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20, the new lineup includes KateCeuticals Moisture Milk Cleanser, a hydrating wash to enhance Neiman Marcus’ exclusive KateCeuticals line. This gentle cleansing formula utilizes active ingredients that essentially melt away makeup and brighten the complexion without stripping skin. It moisturizes instantly and continues to hydrate throughout the day with an advanced delivery system that keeps anti-aging actives working, even after you rinse your face!
The moment I’m able to try DermalQuench Liquid Lift can’t come soon enough! You can even visit the Kate Somerville counter at Neiman Marcus for a treatment – I’m on my way!
Thank you, Kate!