Kim Kardashian’s facialist reveals the secret to her flawless skin
Kim Kardashian, you may have heard of her, has one of the most recognisable faces in the world. Say what you want about our Kimmy, there’s no denying her exceptional beauty. She’s been seeing facialist Melissa Haloossim (below) for a year now, who shares the techniques and products that keep the second-oldest Kardashian sister, 38, looking high-definition flawless.
To keep the Keeping Up with the Kardashians mogul’s skin looking firm, Haloossim says she starts with a $330 muscle toning session, using electric current combined with an LED device to trigger contractions. “It’s kind of like you’re working out your face," she explains. And as a bonus, she says, “the LED naturally heals collagen at the same time.”
For a plump and smooth surface, Haloossim uses a radio-wave device (cost ranges from $360-$1300) to improve the Selfish author’s elasticity. "It sends a signal to your brain that you should be producing more collagen," she says. And while it does trigger some immediate results, she explains, they build over time.
Haloossim doesn’t recommend her patients – including Kim – pile on tons of products. She focuses on just three: sunscreen, which she says is a must even indoors, thanks to blue light from phones (which new research suggests it can cause wrinkles); SkinMedica’s TNS Ceramide Treatment , $110, which includes growth factors and antioxidants (it’s repairing and healing) and the brand’s tranexamic acid-based Lytera 2.0, $253 to control hyperpigmentation.
To prep for last year’s Met Gala red carpet, the nurse-practitioner gave Kardashian her proprietary Golden Cocktail Facial, which uses tiny gilded needles to stamp a special mix of stem cells and “certain high-end ingredients” into the face. For an extra boost of nourishment, she follows up with a hydrating face mask containing more gold. All combined, she explains, the actions close pores and plump skin, leaving almost a “filler effect.” Results of the treatment, which starts at $950, last up to six weeks.
The founder of Skin Thesis in West Hollywood says that with anti-aging work, “there’s nothing like a laser treatment.” These pain-free $550 LED-based sessions “help with fine lines, pores, texture and tone. It gives more vibrancy to the face.”
Occasionally the facialist amps up Kardashian’s radiance with a $220 add-on to her every-two-month visits: ‘We have a new treatment called CryoLift, which uses a combination of C02 and hyaluronic acid that stimulates oxygen in the skin,” Haloossim claims. “It just tightens really nicely, and you’re left with a glow.”
Article originally appeared in Woman's Day. 2018 Us Weekly, Tribune Content Agency. Images via Getty and Pinterest
Would you ever try any of the treatments like the above?