There are so many different types of masks out from your normal face and eye masks to ones for your hands and feet, but until I made a recent trip to Sephora while in Paris I had no idea sleep masks existed.
The idea of them is to apply a thin layer over your skin and sleep with the mask on to allow it to sink into your skin and do all manner of wonders including hydrating and pumping. I’m up for trying most things and am a sucker for spending money so I popped two varieties of the masks into my basket (I then bought two more when I was in Copenhagen *oops*)
It wasn’t until about three or four weeks later that I remembered about them and thought I better try them. At roughly £2.70 per pot ($4 each) they seemed a little spendy as I thought they’d last just for one use, but when you open up the little pot you’ll find quite a lot of product. You only need a thin layer of it so I’d say a pot would last 3-4 goes depending on how much you use. As you can see from the below image I had used this 3 times already and there’s enough product for another go.
I was a little worried about mess because I like to sleep on my side and I didn’t want to end up with greasy and sticky pillows, or a horrific looking fringe. I put on a bandana to protect my hair but found even within the ten minutes from applying it to laying down in bed the product wasn’t dripping or runny as a lot had already started to sink into my skin *hooray*
In the morning, my skin actually felt really hydrated and I was quite surprised at how awake my skin looked even though I certainly wasn’t. The thing which usually puts me off about face masks is how messy they can be, and how annoying they are to take off so these fit perfectly.
I’ve tried four varieties how which are the Algae, Lotus, Lingzhi and Ginseng, but in all honesty I can’t really see much of a difference in what they do so if you are going to grab some just opt for scents you like.