It’s unquestionable that the glow of a runway-ready Victoria’s Secret model is a covetable one. Surely, though, such levels of extraterrestrial, supernatural glowiness are surely the work of products we can’t afford and countless specialists we normal non-supermodels don’t have access to, right?
Well, maybe not. While perhaps we can’t get Mimi Luzon’s actual treatment — she’s the Victoria’s Secret pre-show aesthetician to the likes of Sara Sampaio, Irina Shayk, and Alessandra Ambrosio — her signature 24K gold treatments are now available on Net-a-Porter for us normals to try. While the cost of supermodel skin is not cheap, I for one, can’t wait to slather my face in the same gilded, nourishing treatments as the Angels.
Mimi’s signature is the 24K Pure Gold Treatment, which clocks in at $349 — no small fee when some of our favorite sheet masks are under $5 — but, this thing is seriously glamorous. The pack contains four treatments, which combine Mimi’s Corrective Anti-Wrinkle Mask (which dispenses from a tube) with extremely Instagrammable gold leaf foil. In tandem, the two work to banish redness, reduce the appearance of fine lines, and even skin tone for an instant healthy glow. To use, the mask is applied just as you would with any other face mask, but here, you actually cut the gold leaf and cover the mask with the pieces of it.
The 24 K Pure Gold Eye Treatment ($249 for four treatments) works similarly. The base is Luzon’s Corrective Anti-Wrinkle Mask, which is covered with gold foil. Simply cut in the same shape as the undereye patch masks you’re already familiar with. Unlike other masks, however, you actually wet your fingers and massage these masks away, allowing the gold to dissolve naturally.
The Wonder Treatment ($279 for four treatments) is the pick for irritated, acneic complexions. It combines Luzon’s After Effect Corrective Mask with pure silver leaf foil and is anti-inflammatory and antiseptic, providing instant soothing and reduced redness.
Finally, for a “budget” way to try the Mimi Luzon approach to skin care, there’s her 24K Pure Gold Dust, which, though it might be her most affordable product, does not skimp on luxury. It is, quite literally, what it sounds like: gold dust, only it functions like a skin-care booster. To use sprinkle a bit into your face cream for a boost in elasticity, firmness, tone, and radiance — a trick Cleopatra swore by long before the VS Angels.
The Mimi Luzon 24K Pure Gold Treatment is $349 for four treatments at net-a-porter.com.
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