Face masks (and eye creams) are my weakness, for realz. Ain’t no thang better for a quick fix IMO when you’re looking a tad greige!
The majority of my current loves (Image Vital C Hydrating Enzyme Masque, or Dermalogica Multivitamin Power Recovery for example) are currently verboten thanks to pregnancy (due to their Vitamin A concentration), and so I’ve been improvising with various newbies when the mood strikes. For point of reference, I’ve dehydrated skin and subsequently get the best results from hydrating masks as opposed to clay masks (although I still dabble in those when needs be). I picked up two new Dermalogica masks in the last few months; one being their newly launched Charcoal Rescue Masque, and one being their (not so newly launched) Skin Hydrating Mask.
The former I’ve yet to make my mind up on. Thanks to its PR drop – where every beauty guru raved about it at the exact same time, the hype was never going to deliver! It’s grand. (Said opinion is v. much subject to change though once I’ve given it a fair trial – Personally I found it a pain to remove and therefore haven’t tested it out too many times thus far). The latter however, is right up my street (a la Chezza).
Skin Hydrating Mask – the blurb:
‘A refreshing, moisturizing masque of calming botanicals and antioxidant vitamins that restores critical moisture to dry, stressed skin. Unique cross-linked Hyaluronic Acid traps moisture to deliver time released hydration for lasting suppleness. Contains no artificial fragrance or colour. ‘
So far, so moisturising/calming/smoothing yeah?! Which is why I was totes confused when, after googling its safety in pregnancy I found a string of SRSLY angry ladies on Dermalogica’s product review comments… Apparently it can cause skin burns to the face?! What the fudge!
I took one for the team regardless and whacked it on my visage. First impression – It does tingle at first, but in a refreshing way – definitely no burning for moi. It’s a clear gel formulation, smelling somewhat cucumber-y and dries into the skin after a few minutes (or at least it did on my parched face).
As per its instructed use, I let it absorb for fifteen minutes before rinsing. And voila! The benefits were pretty much instant – my skin was baby-bum soft. Adore! As well as masking it up, I’ve been using it as a night cream here and there with similar results – it’s fabulously hydrating and smoothing.
This as resulted in it since becoming a staple in my bathroom at the mo’, and I’ll definitely repurchase once this tube is kaputt. I apply it all over my face and neck without avoiding my under-eye area, and it pretty much instantly (well fifteen minutes instantly) plumps and rehydrates. Winning.
Have any of you tried it?! I’d love to hear your thoughts – Did it scald you or keep ya sweet?!
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