If there’s one beauty product I love to test, try, and sometimes splurge on, it’s definitely a face mask. Applying a face mask is one of those small things I do at the end of the day that is completely rejuvenating and makes me feel feminine and pampered.
Because we’ve been dealing with some pretty intense, dry heat here in san Diego, I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect hydrating mask. I read a few articles about hyaluronic acid and its many hydrating benefits. If you aren’t familiar with the stuff, hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring carbohydrate in the human body. It’s present in large amounts in the spaces between skin cells, where it provides moisture, plumpness, firmness and suppleness to the skin. We are born with large amounts — that’s why babies have that beautiful, soft, sweet skin — but as we age we lose it.
When applied to the skin, hyaluronic acid increases hydration, improves elasticity and also has some benefit in protecting against UV damage. It’s also an ingredient that works across the board — every skin type, even oily, can benefit!
I recently came across this hyaluronic jelly mask on eBay. I couldn’t seem to find it here in the U.S., but was able to order it from China with no problem.
Guys, this stuff is amazing. It’s a thick, gel formula that doesn’t have much of a fragrance. You apply a generous amount all over your face and allow it to set for about thirty minutes. Wipe the excess off with a towel and that’s it! I’ve been applying it every other night for the last week and can already see noticeable results — especially around my chin, eyes, and mouth.
If you’re looking for an all around great mask for sensitive, oily, dry, or combination skin, look no further!