Alena Kutaliya is the owner of the Alena Aesthetic clinic, the creator of the BB Ideal skin technique, which makes it possible to forget about decorative tinting agents for a year, the author of 30 scientific articles and a girl with a very busy work schedule (Miami yesterday, Sochi today). Alena told BeautyHack how she came up with and patented her own procedure, what products she uses every day, and explained why patients need to listen to the advice of competent cosmetologists.
What is BB Ideal skin?
This procedure is my personal development. It consists in applying a toning composition to the upper layers of the epidermis with special equipment. In 2014, my team and I carried out the first research in China and the United States and soon received a patent for the equipment. At the same time, I personally developed the composition of a toning serum, which includes hyaluronic acid, peptides, a toning element that does not contain titanium dioxide (unlike similar competitors' products) and is completely removed from the body after a year. It is evenly distributed on the skin and leaves over time without a trace! The serum is denser, which greatly facilitates the work and reduces consumption. And the color palette is specially designed for European leather. The task of Korean manufacturers of such serums, for example, is to whiten the skin, which is unacceptable for Europeans.
Our goal is to achieve the effect of sculpting: match the tone to the skin, highlight the cheekbones, and add highlights. And also to solve real problems that excite many girls: pigmentation, scars, post-acne, freckles, burns, vascular network. The result of the procedure is a smoother skin texture, smoothing of mimic wrinkles, and most importantly - the effect of a light tonal coverage that lasts a year on the face. BB Ideal skin has no age restrictions!
Like any procedure, BB Ideal skin has contraindications: pregnancy and lactation, local inflammation, dermatitis, taking hormonal drugs.
About your favorite cosmetic procedures
I do not support frequent visits to the beautician. I am always for a lively, real person and individuality, so my patients visit the clinic no more than once every six months. If your doctor has impressive experience, proper qualifications, good taste and a sense of aesthetics (and this is exactly what a specialist should be), I advise you to listen to his recommendations.
Unfortunately, one of the mistakes of many girls is the lack of a personal sense of proportion and unwillingness to follow the doctor's advice.
When choosing a care, it all depends on the problem and seasonality. But at the moment, there are several procedures in my personal top list. The first, IPL Lumecca - completely eliminates any pigmentation, freckles and vascular network on the face in 1-2 sessions. The applicator is suitable for all skin types and conditions.
Fractora Forma is a skincare procedure without a rehabilitation period. It restores skin tone and gives a pronounced lifting effect - for this it is loved by Hollywood stars. And girls from the Kardashian family, for example, included her in the list of mandatory regular cares.
Fractora RF facelift is a more invasive procedure that aims to deeply lift, tighten and improve the quality of the skin. For this reason, it is performed only once and has a rehabilitation period of up to 5 days.
About your favorite remedies
I am not a supporter of using a large amount of decorative cosmetics and always try to bring the skin into a state where there is no need to apply foundation. If we are still talking about toning, then my favorite is Tint Sun Shield with SPF 30 from Obagi. It corrects any minor nuances, skin blemishes and redness.
Of the care products I constantly use Obagi renewing wipes: they remove oily sheen, remove light inflammatory elements. I also wear Daily Power Defense by Zein Obagi all year round - a light moisturizer, morning and evening, any season!
Another great thing is Nannic UV-Shield SPF 20 sunscreen spray. Thermal water with a good protective factor!
For those who have problem skin or have mild inflammatory elements, I recommend Acnetrol from Zein Obagi - it instantly dries and relieves inflammation. And Nannic's Instant Flight Protection Cream Serum is indispensable for flights and when you need to urgently prepare for an event. Quickly relieves swelling and traces of dehydration.