07 Nov 18
Orange County Register
CHAKRA-BALANCING FACE MASKS
Knesko travel essentials kit.
Esthetician and makeup artist Lejla Cas brings a background in Reiki healing to Knesko Skin, her line of collagen face masks. The serum-infused gel masks contain particles of gemstones and minerals to help “activate the chakras” while rejuvenating the skin and leading you on a “journey of self-care.” Those claims aren’t to be taken lightly, considering that Lejla’s own journey took her from war-torn Bosnia to Australia and then to the United States. She settled in Los Angeles and got her big break when the spa at the Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire placed an order for the masks she was still assembling in her garage. Knesko offers four holiday gift sets, including the Repair Collection (green jade roller, Nanagold Repair face mask, eye mask and lip masks) and the Radiance collection (white jade roller, Diamond Radiance). :: knesko.com
House of Sillage launched its exclusive lipstick line earlier this year. The collection is available at the South Coast Plaza pop-up shop.
Lipstick reaches a new level of luxury with the limited-edition collection from Newport Beach’s own House of Sillage, best known as a parfumerie. The 14 lip shades have names that evoke royalty – Baroness, Queen, Dame, Duchess and Prince, to cite just a few. With a formula that includes crushed diamond powder, the new line offers a tiara-like luster to the satin finish. Where things get really imperial is the bow-shaped case, available in black or white enamel and encrusted with more than 300 Swarovski crystals. On Nov. 1, House of Sillage will open a holiday pop-up boutique at South Coast Plaza. The lipstick is also available at Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman. $198 for the case; $35 for refills. :: houseofsillage.com
SKINCARE STAPLE GETS A MAKEOVER
R&D laboratoryof Instytutum,the results-drivenSwiss cosmeceuticalcompany, comesPowerful Retin Oil.
Retinol is the oatmeal of skincare. Inarguably good for you, but also dull – until now. From the R&D laboratory of Instytutum, the results-driven Swiss cosmeceutical company, comes Powerful Retin Oil, a next-generation retinoid that promises to improve texture, reduce the appearance of pores, banish dullness and increase elasticity. What you won’t get is the flakiness that often comes with prescription products. What you will get are 15 sumptuous moisturizing oils to nourish, soften and regenerate. $98 :: instytutum.com
GOOD MORNING, EYES
Eye Beauté pads made with botanical-based ingredients.
We’re adding a new step to our morning regimen: Complexe Eye Beauté Eye Pads. Saturated with botanicals that include extracts of cucumber, chamomile, cornflower, birch sap, sweet clover, yarrow and green tea, the pads are a wake-me-up for your peepers, diminishing the appearance of puffiness and other telltale signs that you hit the pillow a little too late the night before. We’ll keep them by our bedside and place over our eyes as we command Alexa to give us the a.m. news briefing. $40 for 60 pads :: pharmagel.net