The What's Your Beauty Indulgence? series gives you an inside look into the products that my fellow industry insiders hold in highest regard. Be it a moisturizer or a lipgloss, a styling tool or a candle, these products aren't to be missed.
One of the people whose reviews I always trust? Kristen Oldham Giordani, the Senior Editor at Total Beauty. I've known Kristen for a few years now, and I always know I can trust her review of a product implicitly. In her own words, here's Kristen's beauty indulgence.
My beauty indulgence is the Kinara Red Carpet Facial Kit. Though it's a bit pricey at $145, it's more than worth it. The 3-step treatment includes a 2-step lactic acid peel and a mask. It's the at-home version of the uber popular treatment at the Kinara Spa in Los Angeles (which I've also had and this totally measures up).
What I love about this kit is that it comes with a little dish and brush to apply the peel and mask -- a simple addition that makes the experience more luxurious and spa-like. You apply the peel first (step 1) and follow that with the neutralizer (step 2). The neutralizer somehow makes the peel really tingle on your skin -- the same tingle I felt during the facial I had at the spa. Following the peel you'll apply the final step, the mask. It's light green in color and has a fluffy, almost mousse-y texture. It has a subtle cooling effect and is a super relaxing way to end the peel process.
Overall the at-home kit did for me what my in-the-spa facial did (for a lot less cash -- this kit will give you many many applications). So if you can't splurge on a spa peel, this is a sweet alternative and a true indulgence. It leaves skin glowing and helps prevent breakouts if done regularly (like weekly, which is what Olga Lorencin, owner of the Kinara Spa recommends).
Check back soon for another edition of What's Your Beauty Indulgence?.