Kate Somerville is a widely respected paramedical esthetician with more than 18 years’ experience in clinical skin care. She is the CEO and founder of Kate Somerville Skin Care and has a flourishing medi-skin clinic in Beverly Hills, CA. People magazine coined Kate the “A-list Beauty Guru,” while Allure called her “Hollywood’s Hottest Facialist.” She has appeared on television shows including Good Morning America, Dr. Phil, and Access Hollywood. Kate’s personal and professional experience served as her guiding principle when she developed her unique Skin Health PyramidÔ, a simple and strategic guide to achieving healthy, radiant skin. Her skin-care collection is distributed by leading retailers, luxury spas, and in doctors’ offices, both domestically and abroad.
Complexion Perfection!: Your Ultimate Guide to Beautiful Skin by Hollywood's Leading Skin Health Expertby Kate Somerville
In this practical and moving how-to guide, celebrity facialist Kate Somerville shares her years of experience for getting skin glowing. Whatever your age, ethnicity, skin type, or concern—be it acne or aging—Kate provides simple strategies for achieving Complexion Perfection. She defines her philosophy and identifies the top five elements/i>/b>… See more details below
In this practical and moving how-to guide, celebrity facialist Kate Somerville shares her years of experience for getting skin glowing. Whatever your age, ethnicity, skin type, or concern—be it acne or aging—Kate provides simple strategies for achieving Complexion Perfection. She defines her philosophy and identifies the top five elements for a lifetime of healthy skin. Plus, she helps you understand cutting-edge treatments, effective technologies and ingredients, and how diet and lifestyle impact your skin.
Witness the incredible makeovers that Kate did on her clients and read the touching testimonials. And learn hair, makeup, and fashion tips from Kate’s “Hollywood Glam Squad.” Find your complexion questions answered and your soul inspired . . . because Kate truly believes that changing skin changes lives!
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I got this book for about $7. It's a big book and seemed like it had a lot of information in it. I agree with what another reviewer said, it's not as much information as it looks. It does cover basic information on the anatomy of skin, skin types and different problems and treatments but it's fairly basic information I've seen in other books. There were a few interesting tips here and there and I liked the section about nutrition and the emphasis on stress relief for good skin. It doesn't thoroughly break down how acne or wrinkles form which was surprising to me since those seem to be the two issues she addresses most. Instead these are both given a simple overview while disusing something else, instead of addressing these two major skin issues in their own right. (I suggest "Breaking Out: A Woman's Guide to Coping with Acne at Any Age" for a better explanation on everything acne related) There is also a large section with 10 week skin makeovers which are very dramatic and bit more thorough in the explanation of the approaches taken and why, but the makeovers use a lot of products and fancy treatments like lasers, injections, etc. These makeovers easily cost thousands of dollars, some probably tens of thousands. That's great for people with lots money, like her celebrity clientele she likes to mention all the time, but extremely unrealistic for the average woman who is probably the person more likely to buy this book. For something which took up such a large portion of the book (over 100 pages in a 350 page book) it's interesting, but unhelpful for most of the people who will buy it. I feel like she never brings her exclusiveness down to the level of her audience, just makes a few attempts here and there by occasionally suggesting natural at home treatments that are more affordable. That's all fine and dandy, but if I wanted just that I would buy another book for it. I would have liked to see some more attainable "makeovers", treatments and products for the rest of us. And although she has a section titled "At-Home Regimens that Work" it's basically the same daily routine and facial regimen I've seen in every other beauty book I've read. There were some interesting all natural treatments she suggested, but that's all I got out of this section. Also, the section titled "Your Personal Skin Strategy" is just a list of skin types with vague descriptions of what types of treatments and products to use. I guess that makes it easy by not providing too much information to be overwhelmed, but I felt like again this was nothing new. BUT I did find her "Skin Health Pyramid" very interesting and a good way to break down skin care.