Ok I take a ” break ” and what has happened to the world? This Corona virus has really taken 2020 by a storm, erm pandemic. I am taking this time “off” to do some long drawn out beauty rituals. These calm my corona-stressed skin, and show it some much deserved love. My face has been enjoying the attention, and going foundation free is making me glow! All this indoor air is drying me out a touch- and I’ve been using nourishing masks to help hydrate and replenish my parched skin. My top 3, that I’m enjoying at the moment are:

A sample of the Bioderma Hydrabio Range

Bioderma Hydrabio Masque*

What it promises:

Bioderma’s Patent, aquagenium which Intensely moisturises, Provides lasting comfort and Restores the skin’s suppleness and radiance

How to use it:

Use Daily in the first week for an optimum result, then as follow-up, once or twice a week.

  • STEP 1: Apply a thick layer of Hydrabio Masque on your face and neck, after cleansing with Hydrabio H2O or Hydrabio Milk (Cleansing milk) and toning with Hydrabio Tonique (Toner).
  • STEP 2: Leave on for 10 minutes.
  • STEP 3: Then remove any excess product with a cotton pad.

Suitable for:

Dehydrated Sensitive Skin

Ingredients:

Water (aqua)GlycerinCyclomethiconeDicaprylyl EtherDimethiconeXylitolGlycol PalmitateCorn Starch ModifiedArachidyl AlcoholXylitylglucosideAnhydroxylitolNiacinamidePyrus Malus (apple) Fruit ExtractRhamnoseLaminaria Ochroleuca ExtractCyclopentasiloxaneGlyceryl StearatePeg-100 StearateBehenyl AlcoholCetyl AlcoholTitanium DioxideArachidyl GlucosideFructooligosaccharidesDisodium EdtaMannitolXanthan GumHexyldecanolC30-45 Alkyl Cetearyl Dimethicone CrosspolymerAluminaStearic AcidCaprylic/capric TriglycerideChlorphenesinPhenoxyethanolFragrance (parfum).

Fragranced formula. Non-comedogenic. Hypoallergenic.

Jane Scrivner Intense De-Stress Face Masque*

What it promises:

Jane Scrivner’s Masquerade is an anti-wrinkle face mask that also melts stress away. This intense facial treatment calms dry skin and balances pigmentation to promote a beautiful, noticeably even complexion. Infused with rosehip oil, the anti-ageing masque soothes and repairs the skin to help fade sun damage and fine lines with every application. Formulated as a decongestant for stressed skin and rich in antioxidants, the anti-aging face mask includes an abundance of Vitamin C, Vitamin B, Vitamin D, and Vitamin E. A touch of French clay draws toxins from the pores, calendula calms irritation, pure argan oil conditions skin and jojoba gives it a more youthful, beautifully even tone.
● Recommended for for all skin types 
● Apply to clean skin, let it sit for 10-15 mins and then rinse and pat dry

What it does:

● Repairs mature skin to precent dullness, wrinkles and lines
● Gentle, pregnancy safe, gluten free, organic and nut free 
● Refreshing natural scent of neroli and Ylang Ylang 

Suitable for:

  • Gluten free
  • Nut free
  • Plant based
  • Pregnancy safe
  • Vegan

Ingredients:

Aqua, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Flour, Kaolin, Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil (o), Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Cetearyl Alcohol Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil (o) Prunus Armeniaca Kernel (Apricot) Oil, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Coco-Glucoside, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Phytate, Phenethyl Alcohol, Caprylyl Glycol, Pelargonium Graveolens Roseum Oil, Rosa Centifolia Bud Extract, Cymbopogon Martini Oil, Citrus Sinensis Peel Extract, Vanilla Plantifolia Fruit Extract, Styrax Benzoin Gum, Benzyl Alcohol, Phenethyl Alcohol, *citral, *eugenol, *farnesol, *linalool, *limonene, *geraniol, *citronellol, * benzyl benzoate, * benzyl cinnamate,

*naturally occurring in essential oils.   (O) Organic 

Beauty of Joseon Revitalise Sleeping Mask*

What it promises:

This is an anti-aging and moisturizing sleeping mask enriched with Hanbang (traditional Korean herbal medicine) ingredients. It contains elasticity-boosting soybean and ginseng extract. It leaves your skin extraordinary smooth and silky during the night. It has a pudding-like texture and then turns into thin film-like layer. This locks all the beneficial ingredients from your skincare products without any heavy or greasy feeling.

How to use it:

Apply this sleeping mask at the last step of your night time skincare routine. Sleeping with mask overnight and rinse off with lukewarm water in the morning. Recommended to use 3-4 times a week when you need extra care.

Suitable for:

It says for all skin types. And it is probably suitable for most as it contains Niacinamide. ( More on this in a post soon)

Ingredients:

Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dipropylene Glycol, Glycerin, Cyclohexasiloxane, Niacinamide, Polysorbate 20, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, PEG-240/HDI Copolymer Bis-Decyltetradeceth-20 Ether, Betaine, Trehalose, Urea, Sodium Hyaluronate, Saccharide Isomerate, Butylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Dimethiconol, Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit Extract, Orchid Extract, Honey Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Adenosine, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance, Glycine Max (Soybean) Seed Extract, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Beta-Glucan, Phenoxyethanol

To sum it up:

These nourishing masks do different things, that’s not a bad thing. Do you need all? No! should you have them all? Oh yes if the price is right. I appreciate that in this hard times, with job layoffs and uncertainties. (Thank you Corona) buying three masks may not be on the top of your list. But should you choose to look after no 1, I hope this review helps. I’ve given a breakdown of the ingredients so you can decide if ingredients are right for you. I’ll also leave links for ingredient checkers here and here, by and large these are suitable for all but the most sensitive. But if you have sensitised skin, you know to stay away from common sensitisers.

NOTE OF DISCLAIMER: ALL OPINIONS ARE MY OWN, I HAVE NO AFFILIATIONS WITH ANY COMPANY, THERE ARE NO AFFILIATE LINKS ON THIS POST AND ALL PRODUCTS ARE PRESS SAMPLES GIFTED WITH NO OBLIGATION TO REVIEW. THIS DOES NOT AFFECT MY OPINION. PLEASE CHECK INGREDIENTS LIST OF ALL PRODUCTS THAT YOU BUY, IN CASE YOU HAVE ALLERGIES TO ANY OF THE PRODUCTS THAT I HAVE MENTIONED. PLEASE DO NOT COPY, PUBLISH ANY PHOTOS ON THIS BLOG OR CONTENTS IN ITS ENTIRETY OR OTHERWISE WITHOUT MY EXPRESS PERMISSION.

*products gifted but this is in no way indicative of opinion.

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