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Fashion / Beauty

Victory for Valmont

The Ultimate Shopping Facial

BY // 02.19.15

What a pleasant surprise it was to find out that Saks Fifth Avenue has a hallway dedicated to treatments. Shopping and facials? I couldn’t have dreamt up a better combo. I had the pleasure of undergoing one of Valmont‘s elite facials within the Saks Fifth Avenue treatment hall —and, let me tell you, the experience was unparalleled. (Call the Saks counter to book one for yourself at 713.843.6683.) Valmont, the Swiss skincare brand born in 1905, specializes in all things anti-aging through DNA cellular products. Take a peek into my conversation with Valmont’s international training manager, Céline Gudit, about this evolving product.

WHAT MAKES VALMONT’S SKINCARE LINE DIFFERENT?
Valmont belongs to the highest tier of products in the skincare industry called “cellular cosmetics.” This category refers to skincare products which work at the cell level, as opposed to skin surface. Cells are re-educated to function properly, and their intercommunication is boosted in the deeper layers of the skin to preserve its natural beauty on the surface.

Such energy is brought to the cells thanks to Valmont’s selection of ingredients — DNA being number one. DNA is the manager of the skin’s ability to produce elastin or collagen — the best solutions to fight against aging signs and keep skin naturally beautiful. Selected for its closeness to human DNA, Valmont DNA comes from the sockeye salmon and has been patented by Valmont Laboratories in different molecules through the years, integrating macro elements (Triple DNA) or encapsulated in a liposome (Liposome DNA). DNA has been proven to provide hydration deep in our cells, stimulate cell renewal, protect the skin against UVAs and preserve it against antioxidants. Results are immediate and visible, delivering unequalled glow and healthy tone while postponing signs of aging.

I FIND YOUR CELLULAR COSMETIC RESEARCH AND IMPLEMENTATION FASCINATING. CAN YOU EXPAND UPON THIS?
Valmont Laboratories remain constantly on the lookout for new methods to further enhance the action DNA. In 2004, Valmont launched a new form of totally exclusive DNA: Triple DNA. In 2012, Valmont exclusively developed a Triple DNA liposome, its creation a true hymn to scientific research. Protected by this phospholipid vesicle, Triple DNA can penetrate faster and further to deliver all its regenerating and repairing properties in the greater depths of the skin.

THE MOST IMPORTANT ANTI-AGING PRODUCT TO INVEST IN.
A customer searching for the most impactful product should look in the direction of a serum —s the most powerful and concentrated formula within a cosmetics range. Valmont’s most concentrated serum, L’Elixir des Glaciers, features a DNA concentration 15 times higher than a regular serum. Our 28-day intensive cure, Time Master Intensive Program, features a concentration of most active principles five times higher than a regular cream concentration. Applied under the cream in the morning and at night, it brings additional energy to the skin to fight against the signs of aging. And its efficacy can be dramatically improved if applied under a collagen sheet, which distributes its benefits to the deepest layers of the skin.

BEST SKINCARE ADVICE.
A proper beauty ritual, with proper cleansing and toning, is a daily discipline. Beautiful skin is part of a global plan that includes healthy diet and exercise. Do not forget that skin is alive; it needs to be taken care of as a child.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU’D LIKE OUR READERS TO KNOW.
Valmont is available in a selection of Saks Fifth Avenue stores in Beverly Hills, Houston, Sarasota and Miami Dadeland. All products can also be purchased online at Saks.com.

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