Thursday, 3 January 2013

Beauty Spotlight: Moisture Masks.



While my skin has never been dry or flaky, I've always considered it to be dehydrated (a lack of moisture in the skin). Over the last few months, I've used more moisturising products and my normal/combination skin has been looking and feeling a lot more plump and brightened - as well as being pretty much spot-free.
I've found that masks do the most good out of all my skincare lotions and potions, especially those which work overnight to give my skin a whole load of nourishment. I reckon these work best after exfoliating or using a detox/clay mask and work perfect on all skin types, so sensitive or oily girls: don't be afraid!

Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask * (£28)
This is Clinique's latest skincare launch and boy, is it a good 'un. Whereas some of the other masks I've tried sat heavy on my skin (making sleeping uncomfortable) and smelt strongly, this absorbs in beautifully, has a subtle but enjoyable scent and left my skin feeling plumped and incredibly can't-stop-stroking-it smooth. The lack of a heavy scent made me feel it was more gentle than others I'd tried, more like a really effective moisturiser with amazing results. An easy route to glowing skin when you awake.

Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask * (£19.35)
Oh, if we all got 70p each time I mentioned this ol' thing, eh? Antipodes are a heavenly (and natural) brand who have quickly gained my upmost respect in the last six months and this Honey Manuka mask is one of my favourites from the entire collection. It's rather potent (it has that tingly "I'm working" feeling) and it not only hydrates the skin - it also cleanses and anti-oxidises. A great product for blemish prone guys and girls and those who need a little detox and nourishment. Full review here.

Elemental Herbology Biodynamic Facial SoufflĂ© * (£44 for Full Size)
Another mask that's impressed me when it comes to leaving my skin hydrated and radiant is this offering from another natural brand, Elemental Herbology. The product shown is a sample size I received as part of a set and I find it's perfect for taking away (ideal for flying, too). I adore Elemental Herbology and this mask calms my skin and keeps any signs of dullness at bay. It's perfect for overexposed skin - think days outside in the cold weather, holidays etc. - and repairs skin from first use.
The scent of this isn't too overpowering and I find that (no matter how much you put on) it sinks in pretty quickly so you don't go to bed with your face sticking to the pillow. Would I buy the full size? Hell yeah.

If you've tried an overnight moisture mask, what are your thoughts? And if you haven't, well, why not?


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19 comments:

  1. Great post! The Clinique one sounds really good so I might be trying that sometime this year! Thanks for the recommendations! :) ♥
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  2. Hi,
    Do you know where I can buy antipodes online?

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  3. I've had my eye on the Antipodes mask for ages now, it seems everyone recommends it!
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  4. Apparently, most people's skin is dehydrated.. so I probably need one of these right? The Antipodes one seems right up my street.

    Maria

    www.mareliwel.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. Definitely need to get my hands on the antipodes mask! xx.

    www.charissrae.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. I haven't tried an overnight moisture mask but it sounds exactly what I need as I've been suffering with dry skin for quite a while now. Think the Clinique one will be the first one I try. Thanks for the review :)

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  7. I've found the same thing with my skin :) I've not tried an overnight mask but the Clinique one sounds really nice.

    mirrorrorrimbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. I love love love Antipodes!!! That Elemental Herbology mask sounds lovely though! Maybe one for the wish list!

    Gem x
    http://www.gemmameansjewel.com

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  9. Ugh, you always post the most enticing products! Thanks for the recommendations!

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  10. I haven't tried an overnight mask but have always wanted to so I have no idea why I haven't yet, think I may just need to go and pick one up! The Antipodes one sounds like something I would love so shall have to pick one up!

    Charli | Secrets Behind The Closet Door

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  11. Great post, I want e Clinique one!

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  12. I've never tried an overnight moisture mask but this post is making me want to - I love everything I've tried from Elemental Herbology so I may need to give this one a go although I have heard lots about the Antipodes honey mask....decisions decisions.

    Hannah www.cagneyandlace.com

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  13. I need to invest in a good mask - my skin has been awful these past few months. I think I will check out the clinique one! Thank you!

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  14. I love it, I agree.

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    Florian,
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  15. Have had the antipodes sat in my basket for months now! I was torn between this one and one from a brand called living nature that's more of a gel hydrating mask with manuka honey too. Decisions decisions :)
    xo

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  16. The Clinique mask sounds amazing! I might have to pick that one up after I've used up my current mask. Thanks for the post!

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  17. That overnight mask, looks amazing! I really want to try it

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  18. I love the sound of the Clinique overnight mask xx

    Lucy Loves To Blog

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  19. i seriously need to get my hands on some of these x

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