I love, I mean love this overnight mask. I really didn’t think when I started using it, that it was going to be anything too spectactular. It definitely is spectactular. I use Retin-A and other products in the Retinoid family, they do cause peeling, redness and irritations, etc. (but they are proving to work on aging skin). This moisturing mask has done wonders for those effects of Retin-A and just dry skin. This mask has saved me from dry skin.
I also live in a dry climate and it is very dry here in the winter, so finding a great moisturizer is very important and one that is good for sensitive skin is an extra hard task. This moisturizer is smooth, not light weight, but not heavy either. It goes on very smoothly and instantly you feel hydration on your face. It has no fragrance that I can detect. So if you don’t like fragrance or fragrance doesn’t go well with your sensitive skin, this is great moisturizing mask for you to try.
When you wake up you face is still feels hydrated, almost protected from the dry air. But I don’t feel a film as with other moisturizing overnight masks. The ingredients all seem to be great for sensitive skin.
Glycerin – is a humectant, meaning it attracts moisture to your skin. If you have overdone it with the exfoliation of your skin you can apply glycerin directly on your skin to help seal in moisture, but it is kind of sticky and you will have tremendous shine on your face
Cetearyl Alcohol – it is a fatty alcohol that is used as an emollient stabilizer and is combined with a number of emollients in products. It is one of the most common alcohols in skin care and doesn’t seem to have the drying affect as some alcohols.
Dimethicone – it is classified as a silicone-based polymer. It forms a waxy and slick barrier on the skin. It is used to help with keeping moisture in the skin and forming a protective barrier. It is used in an abundance of products, including products for diaper rash.
Glyceryl Polymethacrylate – It is a blend of glycerin and polymethacrylic acid that makes a film former and it has a strong hydrating power.
Shea Butter – is a fat extracted from the nut of the African shea tree. Many studies have shown that it is exceptional at penetrating the skin. The fat along with penetrating the skin makes it a super emollient. It is naturally loaded with vitamins A, E and F and thought to offer UV protection. A study in American Journal of Life Sciences claims that it boosts collagen production. It also reduces inflammation in the skin.
Those are the main ingredients but it doesn’t stop there it also has Mango seed butter, Algae, Olive extract, Aloe, Vitamin E, all hydrating and healing ingredients. It also contains caffeine which is thought to be an antioxidant.
It has no fragrance, but it does contain dye Red 4 and Yellow 5. So if you have a problem with these dyes than it isn’t for you, unfortunately. But quite a few products have these dyes so that isn’t a problem for me or my sensitive skin.
I put this one right after my Retin-A and I don’t have the dry, flaky skin that I had before with my use of Retinoid products. This is one moisturizing mask that I think will be in my routine for forever or at least a very long time.