Happy New Year! I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas! I really enjoyed the break catching up with family and friends and spending lots of quality time with my husband. I don't know about you but my skin is kinda hating me a little after the Christmas holidays - pretty much two weeks of eating and drinking more than I usually would, not making the best food choices and less sleep than normal means that my skin is crying out for some T.L.C. Masks are always the most effective way to treat my skin and overnight masks take it one step further as they have nothing else to compete with (makeup, SPF etc). Luckily, I have a number of masks in my stash that I can depend on to clarify, brighten, repair and hydrate my skin. It's not necessary to own so many masks but what can I say? I'm a bit extra when it comes to my skincare!
Omorovicza Midnight Radiance Mask: I have raved about this mask so many times on the blog because I am guaranteed a better skin day when I use it. It combines salicylic acid, which is a BHA that is oil soluble and deeply penetrates pores to decongest and prevent blackheads and whiteheads from developing but it isn't harsh because it contains Omorovicza's patented thermal water that soothes the skin. It also contains red algae and sodium hyaluronate, both of which lock moisture into the skin. It works particularly well on under the skin bumps. It has a gel texture but I don't find that it sticks to my hair or that my face sticks to the pillow! My skin is always brighter, smoother, refined and clearer the morning after using this mask. £90 .
Emma Hardie Moringa Renewal Treatment Mask: This is a brilliant mask to plump and repair the skin. It contains red algae and amino acids, which brighten the skin and help to fight dark spots. It also contains hyaluronic acid and moringa seed oil, both of which hydrate and nourish the skin. Leaving this on overnight means my skin will be plump, soft, nourished and calm. £49.
Image Vital C Hydrating Overnight Masque: Vitamin C products are guaranteed to brighten the skin and this particular mask is brilliant at doing just that. It also hydrates, calms and soothes the skin. The gel texture and light citrus scent make it a real treat to use. It is the perfect antidote to dull, tired skin. £65.
Glow Recipe Avocado Melt Sleeping Mask: The perfect mask to use on dry, thirsty, flaky skin but I think that all skin types would benefit from it. It has a rich creamy texture that instantly soothes the skin to make it feel more comfortable. Avocado hydrates the skin, manuka honey soothes and repairs the skin, PHA (Polyhydroxy Acid) gently exfoliate the skin and kaolin clay detoxes the skin. I apply a generous layer of this mask at night and wake to plump, bright, soft, radiant skin. It's an ideal mask to use after an acid or clay mask as it calms and nourishes the skin. $45.
Huxley Sleep Mask: If you like Korean Beauty products, then you need to check out Tonic 15, which stocks a large number of K-Beauty brands (with free UK shipping on orders over £15), Huxley being one of them. This mask is incredible value at £24 for 100ml and a little goes a long way with it. Applied to clean, dry skin, it instantly absorbs and the light gel texture feels cooling so it's perfect for irritated skin. It contains prickly pear seed oil, which I don't think I have tried in a skincare product before but it's in a Christophe Robin hair mask that I have used previously that left my hair silky soft, and the result is the same on my skin. It also contains hyaluronic acid to attract and retain moisture, and centella asiatica, which heals and soothes the skin. If your skin is stressed out after too many late nights and not so great food choices, this is the mask for you! £24.
Is your skin suffering as a result of festive excesses? If not, I salute you! If it is, tell me what you're doing to repair it! I'd love to hear!
Thanks for reading!
All products are bought by me, unless otherwise stated. The Image, Huxley and Emma Hardie masks were kindly sent to me. Opinion is always my own. Affiliate links may be used.