This month, our editors face maskne head-on with chemical exfoliants, push away puffiness with crystal facial rollers, and sallow skin with vitamin C scrubs. Read on to discover their new favorites — and hopefully, a few of yours, too. Thankfully, I picked up one of Knesko’s gorgeous white jade face rollers halfway through the season, and have used it every morning since then to soothe and de-puff my swollen, tender skin. Previously only available as part of a set with one of their signature reiki-charged sheet masks, the four precious gemstone-crowned rollers — green jade, white jade, rose quartz, and obsidian — are now finally available for individual purchase.
While KNESKO's Rose Quartz Eye Masks look great on Instagram, they also pack some powerful ingredients. The masks contain a cocktail of five antioxidants — vitamin E, vitamin C, white tea extract, licorice root extract, and grape seed extract — all proven to help reduce aging by protecting against free radicals in the environment. ICYDK, free radicals are created when your skin encounters harmful substances (such as air pollution or UV rays, for example), and these can cause faster skin aging. Antioxidants have been proven to help reduce these signs of aging and protect skin from the free radical damage caused by pollution.
The Destination Deluxe Awards honor the leaders and pioneers in wellness and travel. The prestigious Awards celebrate the hotels, spas, treatments, skincare and wellness brands that drive the remarkable luxury standard of these industries. Check out the shortlist of our “Anti-Aging Skincare Brand of the Year 2020” category, including Knesko's Nano Gold Collagen Face Mask.
A sheet mask has to be something special to be used on a client during a luxury facial with a several-hundred dollar price tag. Knesko is that mask. Used in lavish resort spas all over the world, the hydrogel gold mask contains a serum made with colloidal gold, aloe, marine collagen, niacinamide and hyaluronic acid — and is charged with Reiki energy. While in-spa treatments often stop at one mask per session, this kit includes seven masks to cover, face, eyes, neck and decolletage for a chest-to-forehead gold worthy of Cleopatra. Bonus: Since the masks contain enough serum to cover your entire body (3.5 ounces), you can literally bathe yourself in colloidal gold.
I’ve always been a firm believer that an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of intervention, and this is especially applicable to skincare maintenance. Jade is considered a stone of abundance, wealth and good fortune. The philosophy behind this Reiki energy charged Green Jade Gemstone Roller by Knesko is to enhance one’s balance and sense of well-being. The rolling motion relaxes facial muscles, boosts circulation and refreshes the skin. Pair this roller with the brand’s Nanogold Repair Multi-Masking Kit for a truly luxurious at-home spa ritual.
I’ll do a series of masks in conjunction with my evening face roller or gua sha (pronounced gwa-shah) treatment. Gua sha is a technique used in traditional Chinese medicine that involves a rounded tool being scraped against the skin. I’m partial to using this Knesko Black Obsidian Gemstone Roller ($80, Knesko) over a good, hydrating sheet mask at least once a week.
Wearing a face mask while visiting most public places is now the new normal and absolutely essential – however it may require you to make a few tweaks in your skincare routine to protect any adverse effects caused due to prolonged period of covering your face, specially as we head into the hot summer months. The Nanogold Repair collagen face mask by KNESKO helps to minimize dryness and redness while firming and repairing the skin.
Fireworks aren't the only bright spot of this month (for better or worse, depending on your city). Our beauty routines are just as loud and proud.That means bolder colors in our makeup, skincare that digs deep, and nail colors that'll turn heads even from a social distance. Available in rose quartz, obsidian, green jade and white jade, this July 15 launch is the perfect way to incorporate the power of gemstones into your skincare routine.
Everyone deserves a little extra self-care during such scary and uncertain times. Indulge in a spa-like experience while you’re stuck at home with a little help from some editor-approved sheet masks. You won’t be sorry! I gave this golden two-piece number a whirl after doing a Zoom reiki meditation with brand founder Lejla Cas, an esthetician who doubles as a healer. The mask purports to activate your third eye chakra while lifting, firming, reducing redness and hydrating.
I use our Diamond Radiance and Nanogold Repair Eye Masks, which are now available in our Multi-Masking Kits, on a daily basis. I typically apply them while making breakfast for my kids. Even though I’m multi-tasking, it allows for some me-time. The cooling effect, aromatherapy and weight of the mask are a perfect way to start my day. They’re also especially helpful with dryness, puffiness and dark circles. Most of my clients use them at least twice a week for great results.