Named in Bazaar’s Beauty Hot 100 list, Aromatherapy Associates’ ‘Overnight Repair Mask’, offers something a little bit different.
The skin is fed with rich fatty acids while you sleep, and the result is smooth moisturised skin by the morning time.
It is a white cream texture, and sinks in enough not to go all over bed clothes, but yet is still there in the morning – which is apparent when removing it with water.
It’s an intense mask, that I found instantly soothed the skin. My skin has been particularly angry this week for some unknown reason (in my mind the full moon is always to blame) and this was a real rescue for it.
I had been reminded that this was a wonderful treatment for the skin, when speaking to my friend Kirsty on the phone on Sunday night – and I instantly reached for it.
It contains millet seed extract, frankincense, rose (which I can particularly smell), strawberry seed, and rice germ.
It plumps and nourishes the skin – restores moisture and boosts collagen.
It can also be applied over a face oil – Aromatherapy Associates own ‘Fine Line Face Oil‘ would be ideal. A fantastic way to get moisture into parched or dehydrated skin. I am a huge fan of face oils.
As skin ages, I really believe the more moisture we can get into it the better. For anyone who has exposed their skin to a little bit too much sun, or air conditioning, this could be a fabulous treatment.
My skin hasn’t seen too much sun, or air conditioning, but I am never scared to give it moisture – even when I have breakouts. Breakouts are not always as a result of too much moisture. It can be a hormonal issue, or stress related – even an imbalance in the skin because the skin isn’t moisturised enough. The common misconception with spots is that excess oil is always to blame – a facial oil can sometimes even be the answer! It’s important to be aware that even if we don’t know what is upsetting the skin – I blame the moon as I have already mentioned – the answer is different for everyone!!
I like this mask because I get so impatient with masks that need to be left on for 10-15 minutes. It’s just easier to apply it and leave it – that way I am not tempted to wash it off earlier than I should.
This mask doesn’t have to be left on overnight – but for at least two hours to see maximum benefits!
It is usually priced at £48.50 for 50ml, but currently lookfantastic have it priced at £37.35, with free UK and worldwide delivery. I really do love these online beauty sites that have made postage free, it makes everything so accessible no matter where you may live.
To buy Aromatherapy Associates Repair Mask – http://www.lookfantastic.com/aromatherapymask
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