Like my daughter, Honor aged 6, I love a good sheet mask. My awful dry and dehydrated winter skin is desperate for some TLC and masks are just the ticket! They brighten, tighten and moisturise and the best part is they deliver visible results immediately. They also force you to sit back and relax. So if like Honor, you've had a long hard week of school, snow days and play dates, pop a face mask on and sit back and chillax - cucumbers optional.
Elle's Edit: Top 5 Sheet Masks
2. SKII Facial Treatment Mask $17
One of Japans best selling products, this mask, I can assure you, is worth the hype (and the price tag). This 100 percent cotton mask drenches the skin with pitera’s fusion of vitamin, amino acids, minerals, and organic acids, while working to revitalize, comfort, and provide intense hydration. It immediately replenishes dehydrated skin, leaving it refreshed and cool. In a word amazing.
I love this mask especially for a big night out (not that I've been out for about 2 years with a baby in tow but a girl can dream). So whether it's a hot date or just because, I can firmly testify to this sheet mask leaving your skin smooth, hydrated, primed and ready for a layer of foundation. My skin felt plump and my makeup went on flawlessly and at $7 it's a total bargain.
Facialist fairy godmother to Hollywood starlets such as Jessica Alba, Naomi Watts, Dakota Johnson to name a few! Joanna Vargas is a name to know when it comes to facialists in NYC. But there's no need to worry if getting an appointment isn't an option as she has a wonderful line of insanely gorgeous and glow-y face making products available to all. Her face masks I can personally endorse and a favourite is The Eden Instant Lift Mask - I actually did this one this morning and I can confirm my skin feels firm smooth and amazing. Applied to freshly dried skin, you then squeeze the remaining serum out of the packet and use on your neck, décolletage and hands, which I have to say feels rather good too. An advanced hydration treatment mask that diminishes wrinkles and promotes the youthful vitality of the skin it contains yummy organic ingredients such as Cherry Blossom Extract - A powerful anti-inflammatory. Cabbage Rose Extract - Improves circulation & strengthen capillary walls, Stem Cell Extract - From the rare green swiss apple.
So full disclosure you have to be completely topless when applying this mask, as there is a lot of sticky serum thats obviously not great for clothing. Also this is not the mask for you, if you intend to multi task and say vacuum the living room No, you have to sit, or preferably lie, down to avoid the mask falling off (as I discovered) and RELAX as this mask is just glorious. Covering, yes you've guessed it, your neck and chest. This hydrating and soothing mask truly leaves your skin visibly brighter and softer.