Wednesday, September 21, 2011
The Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong recently launched a world exclusive new facial and skincare product line by Gaylia Kristensen at the Mandarin Spa. Gaylia’s products are known for their anti-aging properties and are a great natural alternative to cosmetic surgery. We catch up with Gaylia to learn more about her beauty secrets.
HKFG: Tell us a fashion item you can’t live without
GK: My Coach Handbag. It travels everywhere with me.
HKFG: What is the thing you could live without... but still can’t bear to part with?
GK: My jewelry, especially the pieces given to me by my Danish husband Preben.
HKFG: What is your favourite thing about HK?
GK: The Mandarin Spa. This Spa is heaven on earth. I feel like a completely new person when I have my Utopia Anti-Ageing Facial. I come out with not a wrinkle or line to be seen on my face, so I am totally in love with the place!
HKFG: What’s your secret ambition?
GK: To see our exquisite Australian Made products sold globally.
HKFG: Who is a celebrity you would most like to be/trade places with?
GK: I am not interested in trading places with anyone else. I love my life. I am living my dream.
HKFG: What was your first big investment purchase?
GK: A block of land.
HKFG: What you would wish for if a genie came out of a lamp to grant u 3 wishes?
GK: Health for my family, more time with our son & his wife who live abroad, a home in the country to enjoy with my family & friends.
HKFG: Tell us your secret-weapon beauty product
GK: Passion Treatment Oil. This is my secret weapon for very dry, dehydrated or UV damaged skin. It regularly rescues my skin. I use it at night as a facial & body oil, especially when I am travelling. I always use it after flying as my skin gets so dehydrated on planes. It leaves your skin ‘baby soft’ & smooth. It also helps repair sun damaged skin. I call it the ‘Aussie Lifesaver”. It’s a skin miracle.
HKFG: What is last thing you think about before going to sleep?
GK: lucky I am.
HKFG: What’s your favourite iPhone app?
GK: Skype. It keeps me in touch when I am travelling internationally.
HKFG: What is your best beauty secret?
GK: I have two:
1. Keep out of the sun. It is the enemy of younger looking skin. If you do need to be in the sun, make sure you cover up & use sunscreen. I use a light foundation with a high SPF on top of our products during the day.
2. Invest in high quality, high tech skincare products like ours, if you want to see dramatic anti-ageing benefits. The new molecular polypeptide & protein technologies we use are phenomenal. They are giving us the power to change the way we visibly age. They are a real gift! They can help prevent & reverse all the visible signs of premature ageing & help you stay looking younger for longer, naturally without harsh chemicals or invasive procedures.