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Somme Institute’s Boost For Weary Fashion Warriors


With the Spring season well under way, my in-flight experiences have increased over the past few weeks and certain changes to my beauty regimen have been made accordingly. Cleansing is now a one-time-a-day affair, replaced with a cotton pad-soaked application of cleansing water instead of soap in the morning, à la Salma Hayek, to retain moisture. I’ve also added a few masks into the fold. If you don’t mind the silent ridicule of other passengers (and I don’t), the peel-off, single-use variety from brands like Dr. Jart+, Wei East, and SK-II are lifesavers when used toward the end of a transcontinental trip—right about when the “snack” is served—to counteract dehydration and depuff any lingering bags you may have under your eyes from weeping while watching rom-coms (Something Borrowed is kind of sad, no?).

When I’ve had access to a hotel room sink, though, it’s been all about Boost, the latest release from Somme Institute. I had the pleasure of experiencing the self-warming mask during a facial a few months back, and the product itself has just been released for at-home use. Formulated with the brand’s patented MDT5 (Molecular Dispersion Technology), which uses a complex of vitamins bound to protein peptides to penetrate skin, the thick, autumnal-scented treatment cream incorporates the mineral zeolite, which warms the skin and opens pores to allow oil-absorbing kaolin clay to banish dirt and impurities. Pumpkin enzymes digest any dead surface cells to reveal a more radiant complexion. I’ve found applying it to be a great activity for combating jet lag, too, when all of my reviews have been written and another few hours of BBC World News separates me from short-lived but peaceful slumber.

Photo: Courtesy of Somme Institute



  1. Citygirlinred says:

    Love your writing and your reviews!

  2. getglammedup says:

    I got the Somme Institute Vitamin Infusion facial @ Oscar Blandi and have been hooked on their 5-Step Regimen since. Their products are the best out there. I can’t wait to try Boost!

  3. iloveskincare says:

    I’m OBSESSED with Somme too! I have super sensitive skin and I used to tan, tan and tan some more. It’s literally making my sun spots disappear, evening out my skin tone and reversing all of the sun damage I did to my skin all those years. Their products are incredible!

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