A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to begin a trial of the Danné Montague-King (DMK) signature MelanoZone treatment at DMK HQ in Sydney’s Crows Nest.
Now, I have to be honest, I wasn’t aware of the DMK skincare system before the trial, but boy am I glad I know about it now. Working via a transdermal delivery (beneath the top the layers of the skin), the natural treatment aims to reduce hyperpigmentation and even out skin tone and colour to help maintain a brighter, healthier complexion.
Early one Saturday morning I found myself being greeted by the lovely Anna, who took me through the process and explained each step and what each product would do. She started by looking at my skin under a microscope, which I found incredibly interesting. I am very lucky to have quite good skin with minimal breakouts, which Anna did mention, however she also discovered that I had a number of broken capillaries and the blood flow wasn’t as good as it should be, which explained the slight redness on my cheeks. FUN FACT: Great blood flow ensures that the sebum (oil) moves over the skin evenly and helps to keep the skin nourished and hydrated, naturally – so basically not all oil is bad for you!
The first treatment took approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes, and consisted of a thorough cleanse, with the MelanoZone mask painted on and left to harden over a period time. It was an unusual feeling at first, with the mask setting almost like concrete. Upon completion, my skin did look very bright and glowy, which I was very happy to see.
My second follow-up treatment occurred two weeks later, and this time, included a peel as well as a cleanse along with the MelanoZone mask. I had never had a peel before, so was unsure what to expect, but once again, Anna was wonderful and ran through everything I could expect, including the fact that it would get very hot and tingly – hence the reason for the fan that she gave me! I love the feeling of a treatment working, it’s like when you leave the gym, as much as you complain about sore legs, you know it was a good workout when you avoid the stairs for the next day or so ha! It was at this session that Anna gave me the DMK skincare regime to take home. At first I didn’t know how I would cope with quite an extensive regime, as I am a very basic cleanser/toner/moisturiser kinda girl, and the DMK regime involves eight products and nine steps, but it has been surprisingly easy. Starting with a Deep Pore Cleanser, followed by Direct Delivery Vitamin C, Beta Gel, Seba-E, a Herb & Mineral Moisture Spray (I’m completely obsessed with this!), and Biogen C, before finishing with Solar Damage Soothing Moisture Gel and SPF 50+, I have to say that my skin is looking and feeling amazing. I only had two breakouts around my mouth, but these were more hormonal rather than the treatment affecting my skin – gosh it’s fun being a girl! I was prepared to battle with a few breakouts as my whole skincare regime had changed, but it was certainly a relief when my skin coped well with the changes, which I put down to the fact that the range is completely natural.
Nearing my thirties, I have realised how important it is to take good care of your skin beneath the surface. My amazing mum and grandmother have always instilled in me the importance of using good quality skincare and taking care of my skin, yet I always viewed facials and additional treatments like these as a nice treat, but in fact they are vital to maintaining good skin health.
I am due to see Anna next week for my third treatment, and I’m excited to see how my skin compares under the microscope having had three MelanoZone masks, a peel, and have been using the DMK skincare range daily.
For more information on the treatments, to purchase the products or to book an appointment, visit http://dannemking.com.au x