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The past 12 months have seen a number of unexpected terms enter our collective lexicon when it comes to our skin. ‘Maskne’, ‘iso skin’ and ‘Zoom face’ are just a few of the common pandemic-induced skin woes we encountered in 2020, but those who endured mandatory hotel quarantine – such as Nicole Trunfio – experienced an entirely unique set of circumstances when it came to their complexions.

Trunfio, who spent two weeks confined to a hotel room as part of Australia’s strict international arrival policy, was one such traveller who found herself navigating a few skin changes. So what does a model do when faced with a less-than-luminous complexion? Enlist her “skin genie” Melanie Grant, skin expert for Chanel and facialist extraordinaire to Trunfio and many of her A-list contemporaries, including Victoria Beckham, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Phoebe Tonkin.

Grant’s prescription? An intensive facial with a focus on restoring moisture to depleted skin, which Trunfio could do herself with one of Grant’s convenient at-home facial kits. “The Complete Hydrating Kit was selected for Nicole to hydrate and restore her skin following a long haul flight and two weeks of air-conditioned hotel quarantine,” Grant tells GRAZIA.

Trunfio tackled the process in her bathroom, documenting the entire treatment on her Instagram Stories as she went through each step. “[Grant] understands the science of the skin and I’ve always had the best experiences with her [for] both treatments and product recommendations,” Trunfio explained as she used various elements of the at-home facial kit on her skin.

Each of Grant’s at-home facial kits comes with detailed directions to coax your complexion back to its radiant best. With clear labelling and instructions for each step, Grant designed it to be fool-proof – so even novices can get that storied ‘Grant glow’ without confusion. “It’s the closest thing to a professional facial and easy for anyone to achieve in the comfort of their home,” adds Grant.


After a double cleanse, an exfoliating peel, a facial massage and a bit of gua sha, Trunfio arrived at the pièce de résistance of the at-home facial kit – the nourishing face mask. “Now I’m going to use Melanie’s secret mask that she makes custom. It’s incredible,” Trunfio said, using the provided brush to apply a generous dollop of the cream product over her entire face.

The treatment was topped off with a dose of Biologique Recherche Sérum Amniotique and Augustinus Bader’s The Rich Cream to lock all that fresh hydration into the skin. Trunfio showed off the bright, refreshed results, dubbing it “the best at-home facial”.


Keen to try Grant’s famous at-home facial kit for yourself? Find the perfect choice for your own skin here, or shop Trunfio’s choice – created to plump and quench the skin – below:
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