You would have to be living under a rock to have not seen the new application of face masks. They are masks of silk/tissue that are infused with product that you apply to you face and leave the ‘mask’ on for as long as directed or possible to get the maximum from it. Inspired by Asian skincare products, particularly Korean, these little gems have become a staple in my kit. There are lots of reasons that I love them, they are so easy to carry in the kit, you just open them and they are ready to apply, no messing around with brushes etc. Second they are super hydrating, like really super hydrating. You just tissue off the residue when your remove the mask, and hey presto you have amazingly hydrated skin, and a fantastic selfie too! Not only do you get really hydrated skin you also get a radiance to your skin that highlighting products will not achieve alone.
“As a result of our lifestyle and exposure to environmental assaults, skin is overworked, leading to a fatigued, dull look,” says Dr. Nadine Pernodet, Vice President, Basic Science Research, Research & Development for The Estée Lauder Companies. “Our Micro Essence Infusion Mask supports skin with concentrated hydrators and soothing ingredients. The intense surge of hydration and nutrients revives skin’s inner glow.”
What’s inside these magic pouches is what interests me, Micro- Nutrient Bio-Ferment and an intensive blend of bio-mimetic restorative actives and concentrated hydrators. Enriched with double the amount of exclusive Micro-Nutrient Bio-Ferment, compared with the essence-in-lotion, NEW Micro Essence Infusion Mask deeply nourishes from the inside out. The product is really gentle too, so perfect for sensitive skins and even our native skin that us prone to redness.
The key benefits:
• Awakens skin with immediate radiance and glow that lasts all day
• Provides a surge of hydration and deep nourishment, “resetting” skin’s moisture levels
• Leaves skin feeling soft and supple while minimising the appearance of fine, dry lines
• Empowers skin’s resistance to visible signs of aging by helping build skin’s “inner strength” of hydration
• Immediately calms and soothes delicate skin
The recommended use is twice a week, to clean skin, avoiding your eye area, and leave on for ten minutes, longer if you have the time. Each box contains 6 sheet mask packets. If you don’t fancy using them that often you can save them for when you’re going to an event and your skin will get it’s hit if moisture.
They cost €59 and are available at all Estee Lauder counters now.