Good stuff: Valmont Prime Renewing Pack
The cream-mask hybrid lives up to its skin-perfecting promises
Billed as both a daily balancing treatment and an anti-ageing mask, Valmont’s Renewing Pack first made a splash in 1984. Thirty years later, the formula has been updated with exclusive anti-ageing ingredients: Liposomed RNA (said to activate cells and restore damaged ones) and Peptides+ Cocktail (a blend of anti-wrinkle peptides and ginseng extract that stimulates microcirculation and is said to work twice as fast as retinol).
Launched earlier this month, Prime Renewing Pack is described as “halfway between a mask and a cream”, and can be applied in a thin layer daily for three to five minutes to pamper and rebalance the skin. Or it can be applied more thickly for 20 minutes as a mask. Either way, it promises to smooth, repair and tone the skin.
I began by applying a thin layer in the morning and found the brilliant white cream – with an herbal, somewhat grassy scent – absorbed almost immediately into my dehydrated skin, leaving no excess to remove (and even better, no greasy residue). As promised, my skin appeared smoother and more hydrated. Within a few days, the Prime Renewing Pack had replaced my usual morning moisturiser. And rather than carve out 20 minutes to use it as a mask, I took the lazy way out and slathered on a rich layer before bed. The result? I can see why this has become the Swiss brand's cult product, and only wish I'd known about it 30 years ago.
Prime Renewing Pack (HK$1,900) is available at Valmont counters at Lane Crawford Canton Road (3102 3108) and Times Square (2115 9850), Harvey Nichols Pacific Place (2918 1063) and the Spa by Valmont at 6 Duddell Street, Central, 3101 9998, www.evalmont.com