Saturday, August 5th, 2017
Mask it tonight, every night.
This Korean inspired beauty trend is making waves in the beauty world. If you’re not familiar with them, sheet masks are basically a cloth or paper saturated in ingredients that boost your skin. The treatment is left on for 15-20 minutes, it’s like a quick facial, leaving your skin hydrated, refreshed and radiant.
Unfortunately I can be quite lazy when it comes to skincare; I like a routine that I can repeat without having to think about it, but sometimes my skin calls for a little something extra. There are so many options when it comes to sheet masks that it can be hard to know what to get, so I’ve put together a list of my favourites for rehydrating your skin in winter.
Eye masks and lip masks, I feel, require less effort than a full face mask. I think it’s because I can do them while still going about my work! On a trip to Melbourne I picked up a lip and eye mask from both The Face Shop and Sephora. Really, the only one I could get in Adelaide is the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Mask. But I have found a similar one to The Face Shop Cherry Lips Modeling Gel Patch from a Korean beauty store in the Adelaide CBD.
Sephora Shea Lip Mask
Although impossible to talk with this on, I love it. It’s super hydrating and sits perfectly on the lips—it definitely won’t fall off. After using it, my lips feel plump and hydrated, I finish with my favourite Mecca Lip De-Luscious Treatment.
The Face Shop Lip Mask
I use this lip mask when my lips are flaking and chapped but I don’t have time to leave my desk (I keep my masks on my desk). It’s great because it’s not messy at all and it leaves my lips soft and hydrated.
Dr. Jart+ Soothing Hydra Solution $7
Garnier Hydra Bomb Tissue Mask $5
Sephora Green Tea Face Mask $6
Dr. Jart+ Deep Moist $7
Mecca Cosmetica Lit From Within Sheet Mask $15
Saturday Skin Quench Hydration Mask $30 (5 pack)
Dr. Jart+ Soothing Hydra Solution
I love a face mask with lots of liquid in the packet! This does everything that it promises. I feel fresh and my dry skin is hydrated and baby smooth. After 15-20 minutes (depending how much I’m keeping an eye on the time) I massage the remaining product into my skin. I love that it doesn’t leave a film of product on my skin, it soaks in perfectly and I finish with a touch of moisturiser.
Mecca Cosmetica Lit From Within Sheet Mask
I’m a sucker for all things Mecca, so it should come as no surprise that I’m recommending this! The package is obviously gorgeous, but I love that all things Mecca Cosmetica are crafted so perfectly. Firstly, although subtle, it smells amazing. The mask is thicker than others I’ve tried but it comes in two pieces so it sits on your face perfectly. Another thing I love about it is that the eye holes are quite large, meaning the delicate skin around my eyes aren’t irritated.
Garnier Hydra Bomb Tissue Mask
If you’re feeling like a face mask but can’t get to a Korean beauty store and don’t want to pay premium, this Garnier tissue mask is perfect. It has a fresh sweet scent, that’s not overpowering, and is packed with moisture. It’s suitable for sensitive skin and the tissue is thin, so it hugs my face well compared to other masks. After taking the mask off, I recommend wiping the excess product away with a damp cotton pad and applying your favourite moisturiser. If I had a choice though, I would still choose the other masks over this one.
What’s your favourite sheet mask?
Saturday, July 15th, 2017
Skincare done right.
It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Dermalogica, and they’ve done it again with the release of two new products to help you beat the visible toll of stresses on your skin.
I’ve been using this for quite a few months now. It’s really great for those mornings when you’re just not feeling it (these tend to be Mondays).
HOW TO: Squeeze the tube and apply 3 dots on top of your eye, evenly from the beginning of your eyebrow to end. Repeat under your eye. Then massage the product into your skin, I mostly do this with circular motions.
VERDICT: I love how this product makes the skin around my eye feel calm and fresh; I feel like the skin has more elasticity. It was especially refreshing in the warmer months due to the cooling metal applicator.
This is a relatively new product and I have to admit I hadn’t given much thought to this area of my face when it comes to anti-aging skincare.
HOW TO: Apply the same way as the Dermalogica Stress Positive Eye Lift; 3 dots below your mouth and 3 dots above. Massage the product in, focusing on the laugh lines (this is a big ones for me, so I spend a little extra time here). Also massage along the lip line and finish off by using your finger to massage the excess into your lips.
VERDICT: I’m forever searching for great lip products and the fact that this targets my lips and the area around them is great! It’s a really quick way to make sure you’re looking after this area of the face. As they say, it’s never too young to start with the anti-aging products!