For which skins:
expecially those that are dehydrated, dry or sensitive, showing signs of fatigue (ashiness, redness, dry lines) or 'mature'.
Nourishing and hydrating masks contain lipid-rich plant oils (safflower grapeseed, flaxseed, etc.), and moisturizing ingredients like glycerine and hyaluronic acid.
Soothing masks are rich in soothing and anti-inflammatory actives such as camomile, cucumber, allantoin and milk protein, calming irritation and redness. Their texture is as calming as to their concentration of ingredients.
For which problems:
These masks help to rebuild hydration reserves in the skin, relieve signs of tension, leaving the skin soft and supple, softening lines and relaxing the features.
How you use them:
Apply the mask generously, avoiding the eye area (don't go closer than the eye socket bone unless it says you can). Massage it for a few seconds. Follow application time instructions.
Once the time is up, remove the excess by blotting off with a tissue, but let the rest be absorbed into your skin.
Take note of the speed at which the mask is absorbed into your skin. This is a good indicator of the state of hydration of your skin. The faster it absorbs, the more dehydrated it is.
for dehydrated skins: once a week until skin has regained good hydration, then twice a month.
Clarins HydraQuench Cream Mask, SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Masque, Avène's Essential Care Hydrating Mask, IQ Dermatreat Rescue Mask.
: Bioderma Sensibio Masque, BioNike Defence Rosys Soothing Mask.
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