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While there is no shame in age markers like wrinkles and dark spots, there is also equally no shame in wanting to maintain the glow of youth. If you have noticed the very beginning of fine lines or sagging, start swapping your skincare for anti-ageing formulas to lift, define, shape and firm facial contours, and delay premature skin ageing.
And while you’re at it, add an anti-ageing mask to perk up your skin instantly.
The price tag might be tough to swallow, but it contains NAC Y2, an antioxidant formula, for astronauts to treat scars and boost the body’s natural repair system, it’s a splurge we are willing to make. It has arbutin to help brighten your complexion and even out skin tone, silk amino acids to repair skin structures, and centella asiatica to reduce skin irritation and stimulate collagen production.
Saturated in a blend of probiotics, this cooling mask fits snugly on face contours to help optimise skin’s microflora and strengthen its natural defenses to allow skin to function at its best. It contains hyaluronic acid to give skin a moisture boost too. After use, skin feels refreshed and is left smoother and firmer.
This bio-cellulose mask has repairing and brightening ingredients, protects against UV damage and boosts cellular repair. It also has niacinamide to help increase ceramide and fatty acids levels in the skin to prevent water loss, strengthen skin and boost skin’s healthy tone, licorice root extract to moisturise and brighten skin, and a form of hyaluronic acid to help maintain moisture levels in the skin.
The first thing you would notice about this mask is its extended flaps that are meant to be pulled up and stuck to the sides of your ears for a lifted effect. The flaps do not stay put so it’s best if you lie down when you have this mask on. The lifted effect is not obvious but what was obvious if how your skin looks plumped up and refreshed after. This mask improves product absorption with a zizyphus jujuba fruit extract, and helps enhance collagen production and maintain moisture levels.
This has copper gluconate to help remove damaged cells, and boost the rebuilding of collagen and elastin in the skin so your skin looks visibly clearer and more hydrated. The mask sheet is made with cotton and textile technology known as the “cloud-silk” mask. Almost like a second skin, the lightweight sheet is translucent and wraps over facial contours right down to the smallest crevice.
This mask uses a unique hydrogel-biocellulose technology that comfortably adheres to the face and leaves skin dewy – no dripping mess. It is infused with a blend of three plant-derived cold-pressed Amazonian oils, namely Copaiba Resin to soothe, Pracaxi to moisturise, smooth and refine, and Andriroba to fortify the skin’s protective barrier. Handle this mask with extra care as it is prone to break if you use too much force.
As you age, you would notice that your skin gets dry, dehydrated and easily irritated. This hydrogel mask contains the same amount of probiotic extracts as a bottle of Advanced Genifique serum to strengthen the skin barrier against external aggressors. 10 minutes is all you need for skin that looks less red, more refined, hydrated and radiant.
Soaked in an emulsion texture, this has filtered camellia extract to help protect skin against premature ageing. The mask sheet material is a tad stiff and may not adhere perfectly to the face contours. With that said, you would love the results. When used at night, the skin looks plump and radiant the next morning — and the little laugh lines are far less noticeable.
Unlike most hook-on-your ears mask that comes with a single hook system, this comes with a double hook design that allows the mask to stay put completely and to give you a temporary, superficial lift along the jaw lines. This mask gives you an instant moisture perk, and makes the skin feel tighter and more toned after use. Even better, the effects last up to three days.
Anti-ageing is not just about lines and drooping; pigmentation is a part of skin ageing, too. This 2-step mask has both brightening and anti-ageing ingredients to help illuminate and firm skin. First, (after your toner) place four essence patches on prominent dark spots, fine lines or any areas that require more care. Then, place on the face mask over the essence patches and remove after 20 minutes. You’ll find that the essence patches have been broken down and absorbed into the skin to leave it bright and supple.