Pretty P.O.V.: Kate Somerville DermalQuench Liquid Lift Tuesday 06 March, 2012

Famed aesthetician Kate Somerville brings the instant, wrinkle-relaxing perks of her Dermal Quench facial to your home with DermalQuench Liquid Lift Advanced Wrinkle Treatment.

A few months ago, I was sitting across from A-list aesthetician Kate Somerville, listening as she animatedly talked about a breakthrough product she couldn’t wait to get into people’s vanities. See, this product, Kate Somerville DermalQuench Liquid Lift Advanced Wrinkle Treatment, would bring Kate’s famed Dermal Quench facial (offered for a mint at her swanky LA Skin Clinic) into people’s homes. If you’ve ever envied the dermis of Jessica Alba or Kate Hudson, chances are they’ve been privy to this facial, which plumps skin via a unique oxygen and serum system. How nifty that you could now experience the same effects—in your own home at a fraction of the price.

“I wanted to figure out how to deliver the effects of my Dermal Quench facial to my clients at home,” Kate shares. “But there were so many obstacles! You can’t ship oxygen, for starters…” Not one to give up, she set forth to produce the innovative DermalQuench Liquid Lift, which delivers HydraFill, a potent combo of perfluorocarbons (PFCs), hyaluronic acid, oxygen and antioxidants, to the skin to dramatically reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

The star ingredient, PFCs, probably haven’t crossed your lips like “antioxidants” or even “hyaluronic acid.” “PFCs are like a topical botox,” Kate says. “They relax the muscles.” In addition, not only do PFCs create a plumping effect that works to smooth lines, but they also help rid skin of impurities.

 Kate Somerville DermaQuench Liquid Lift Wrinkle Treatment

Now, all of this is fine and dandy, but what really makes Liquid Lift special is the patent-pending delivery system: A long spout blasts out the rather cold contents, pushing them deep into the skin. “This system delivers professional results,” Kate says, but she’s quick to add that the application methodology is very precise and does play a hand in the product’s ultimate efficacy. First, to make sure the delivery system is working at its optimum, you must shake the bottle well; then, “prime” the applicator by spraying three times away from the face—all the while shaking the bottle between each spray. Then, you’ll hold the applicator a 1/2 inch away from the skin, and do the following:

1. Spray three horizontal stripes across the right side of the face ONLY—one along the cheekbone, one from mouth to ear and one across the jaw line. I say ONLY because it is important to work the product into the skin right away after you spray it on. So…

2. Immediately massage in the product.

3. Shake the bottle again, and repeat the process on the left side; massage in.

4. Shake the bottle again, and apply one horizontal stripe along the forehead; massage in.

Follow these steps precisely, and you’ll get the most out of the product, Kate assures. She’s quick to point out that Liquid Lift “isn’t meant to replace your moisturizer. You’ll want to use this before you moisturize.” But, what it is meant for is adding an undeniable glow to skin, as well as ridding the face of age-belying wrinkles. “If you use this day and night, it has a cumulative effect,” she says. As well as a shockingly immediate one: Kate whips out her iPhone and shows me a “before” and “after” photo she snapped of one of the people who worked on the product. “These are just iPhone photos, and look at the results!” she exclaims. “I took the ‘after’ right after applying the Liquid Lift!” And, yes, the photo does not lie: The person’s face is noticeably less slack and more plumped. I “ooh” and “ahh.”

When I take DermalQuench Liquid Lift for a spin, I am so very careful to follow the application method to a T. What I notice: My skin is instantly more radiant after a day of use. (Lucky me, I don’t have much in the way of wrinkles, so I can’t quantify the results for that.) A week into use, and my nasolabial folds (fancy speak for that crevice where your cheek hits your mouth area) seem a little less evident. The $95 bottle, used twice a day, houses three months’ worth of skin-tightening goodness. Considering oxygen facials can cost a pretty penny, this is music to my skin. Look out, Jessica and Kate; it looks like my skin, and the skin of many other women, will be giving you gals a run for your money.

Kate Somerville DermalQuench Liquid Lift is now available at

Karie L. Frost Signature




  • Kate says:

    Hey Karie – This product looks amazing – can’t wait to try it. Also, can you recommend an eye cream? I’m loving the curly hair products I’ve been trying, let me know if you need another hair model!

  • admin says:

    Eye cream: It all depends on your needs. A tried-and-true do-it-all is Dermalogica’s Total Eye Care…but it is meant for older, drier skin. If you have puffiness, Estee Lauder Idealist Cooling Eye Illuminator is nice (it feels good too!). Another cooling one that I discovered backstage at Fashion Week years ago (that all the models were using): Skyn Iceland Icelandic Eye Relief Cream. It’s pretty soothing! Great for morning use.

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