I’m totally obsessed with sleep masks this season. They’re the perfect lazy-lady product – you put it on before bed and wake up with hydrated skin. How easy is that?!
About a month ago, I got my hands on SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Masque (for the sake of continuity I’m going to spell it ‘masque’ for the rest of the post). The packaging says it helps restore the skin’s optimal moisture balance and replenishes dehydrated skin. Sounds good to me! My skin needs an extra boost of moisture in these dry winter months.
Application is easy. After washing my face, I apply a generous layer of the gel-like masque. The product dries after about 15 minutes and the label says you’re supposed to then “massage any excess product into the skin.” When I massage the excess product into my face, it becomes tacky and starts to rub off which makes a bit of a mess. I find blotting to be much more effective. Five hours later (or 8 if you’re lucky) and my skin is soft, hydrated and dewy. Beauty companies suggest adding your favourite serum underneath sleep masques for added benefits. I recently started using HydroStem+6 Anti-Wrinkle Stem Cell Regeneration Serum with this sleep masque, although I haven’t noticed any real difference in my skin’s appearance when using the serum under the masque.
Verdict: For an extra dose of moisture this winter, I recommend SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Masque. The product has kept my skin moist and healthy in this incredibly dry season although it can be a bit messy until you get the hang of it.
Beauty Pro Tip: Don’t go to bed without allowing the product to dry sufficiently. You’ll probably wake up with your face stuck to the pillow.