So you may have clued in to this already, but its no secret that I’m a die-hard Kiehl’s fan. Not only do I love the range of masks and how they can be used together, but I love the way the products feel and react with my skin, as well as how results oriented the products are to begin with.
That being said, I do own all Kiehl’s masks at home and use them daily, if not twice daily.
Hydrating our skin is something that is extremely important and often it gets overlooked when people mix Moisture and Hydration as two of the same. To be clear, Moisture is oil and Hydration is water, make sense? And the skin needs an even balance, 50% give or take, of both in order to maintain a healthy function. Now even if you are an oiler skin type, there are definitely skin care products out there designed to hydrate the skin and restore a balance, hopefully bringing oil levels down to a par.
On the other hand if you do have dry skin and it feels tight as well as irritable, you may want to get as many hydrating products you can into your routine to prevent early signs of aging. And who wants to age?
That being said one great way to hydrate the skin is with the Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Overnight Hydrating Mask, a HUGE personal fave.
Side note, I keep all my gel masks/products in the fridge for instant cooling and soothing.
So without further prolonging…
… and what the retailers have to say:
- Helps to instantly boost skins ability to absorb and hold moisture for long-lasting hydration,
- Glacial Proteins and Desert Plant leaves skin smoother and softer, refreshed and supple by morning,
- Amplifies the hydration provided by a daily moisturizer,
- Silicone, Paraben, Fragrance & Colorant Free.
When using this mask you’re going to want to cleanse as per usual, then apply your toner and follow with eye cream; before applying the mask as the final step of your evening routine. This way the mask doesn’t get shoved into the eye area, and so that the skin is properly prepared overall.
Sometimes I exfoliate before applying a hydrating mask to allow for better penetration by the active ingredients, thus creating even greater results. When using this mask it also isn’t necessary to moisturize as this does the job on its own quite well.
After sleeping with the mask on I’ll usually begin the next day with an exfoliation, like I mentioned in my 7 Day Mask Challenge Day 2 post; that way any dirt, debris or residue from the masking is removed effectively as well. I hate clogged pores!
Essentially the results the next day are:
- Radiant (less dull, tired) skin,
- Smooth and soft skin.
Anything hydrating will always awaken, smooth and soften which is why hydrating products are generally my favourites. Even in the summer, nothing beats an overnight hydrating pack; especially the Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Overnight Hydrating Mask.
If you’re looking for a way to freshen up the skins’ appearance, revitalize it and/or cure textural differences this is definitely the mask for you.
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