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.—Celia Ellenberg
Photo: Courtesy of Somme Institute