When you’re as busy as the average woman, you just don’t find the time to truly indulge yourself on a regular basis – and that includes beauty treatments. We all know how good it would do our skin/hair/general wellbeing if we took twenty minutes out of our day every day to pop on a masque or a treatment product but really – who actually has the time for that kind of shebang, or the energy when it comes down to it?
Thank the lord then for generous types like Kiehl’s, who create the type of treatments that can just be slapped on before bed – and promptly forgotten. I’m talking about their all new Ultra Facial Overnight Hydrating Masque, which is formulated with drought-resistant Fountain Plant and replenishes skin’s water reserves for long-lasting hydration and healthy looking skin while you sleep.
Applied before bed, it allows the skin it to retain moisture and function like a “hydration reservoir.” The formula, with pro-hydration glacial proteins and desert plant extracts, helps protect and reinforce the skin barrier – boosting hydration levels and leaving skin smoother and softer, refreshed and supple.
At night before bed, apply a thin layer after cleansing with a mild, gentle cleanser. No toners, scrubs or other exfoliating products should be used prior to use, and due to the high concentration of hydrating actives, the masque should be used alone on clean skin, avoiding the eye area and not layered with any additional serums or moisturisers.
Leave it on for 5-10 minutes then use a tissue or towel to remove excess but leave a very thin layer to continuously replenish skin’s moisture throughout the night. Do not rinse the skin. Follow your normal skincare regimen in the morning and check out your glow!
Due to the potency of this product, they recommend using it no more than 1-2 times per week, and be sure to patch test first to check its compatibility with your skin.
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Overnight Hydrating Masque is available November 18 in New Zealand from Smith & Caughey’s Queen St, Newmarket, Ballantynes and Kirkcaldie & Stains.