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Kate Somerville on Becoming a Celebrity Facialist, Her Best Skincare Secrets and More

She's one of Hollywood's most sought-after skin gurus.

Only a handful of facialists ever become household names, and one of them is Kate Somerville.

You probably already know about her celebrity clientele. Jessica Alba, Olivia Wilde, Kate Hudson, Kirsten Dunst, Eva Mendes and Demi Moore are just a few of the many leading ladies who entrust the Los Angeles-based esthetician with the care of their complexions. 

But you don't have to be on the A-list to get the Kate Somerville treatment. She has also built a multi-million dollar skincare business, based on the same ingredients and techniques she uses at her famous medi-clinic on Melrose Place. If you live in the US, you've no doubt seen the products at Nordstrom, Sephora or Neiman Marcus

And now, they're available at Sephora stores across Canada—which is why I recently got the chance to meet the skincare guru herself! In town for a press event in Toronto, Kate gave the inside scoop on how she got started, and her secrets to red carpet-ready skin.