Monday, 7 October 2013

SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Masque

I'm sort of a face mask junkie, I love setting aside a few minutes a couple of times every week to pamper myself. I was really excited to try out SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Masque* ($54/75ml), especially now that the weather is starting to cool down. My skin does tend to get a bit drier in the Fall and Winter months, so I do like to incorporate hydrating products into my skin care routine.

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"USE: Apply a thin layer to the entire face in the evening after cleansing. Allow to penetrate for 10-15 minutes, and then gently massage any remaining product into face. Hydrating B5 Masque can also be used on other dry areas such as neck, chest, hands, knees, elbows, and feet.

Key Ingredient 1
Hyaluronic acid: This natural humectant is capable of retaining 1,000 times its own weight in water, making it an effective moisturizer.

Key Ingredient 2
Vitamin B5: Essential for skin repair function, this vitamin is known to help with tissue repair.

Key Ingredient 3
Advanced moisture complex: Comprised of glycerin, urea, sodium PCA, trehalose and polyquaterium-51, this ingredient blend contains constituents of the skin’s natural moisturizing factor (NMF) and helps restore skin’s optimal moisture balance" - SkinCeuticals

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I've been applying this mask twice a week, at night after I've cleansed and toned my face. I apply a medium layer all over my face, and then let it sink in. SkinCeuticals does say to apply a generous amount, but I think that a thicker layer gets too tacky on my skin. This is a face mask that you leave on your skin, without rinsing off. I don't think I've ever used a leave-on face mask before, so I was a bit weary about it at first. However, after using it for a few weeks, I really love it!I find that after about 15 minutes, there isn't too much product left to rub in, when using a thin-medium layer. I then just apply my eye cream, skipping my night cream. The next morning my skin looks refreshed, radiant, and feels very hydrated! The results are long lasting as well, my skin feels more plump and hydrated even three days after using this mask! 

If you have dry skin, or even any dry areas, I highly recommend checking out this Hydrating B5 Masque form SkinCeuticals. This face mask doesn't have much of a scent to it, and I think that it's gentle enough to use on sensitive skin types.This mask is quite pricey, but I do think that it's worth it, especially in the colder months. Have you tried this Hydrating B5 Masque from SkinCeuticals before? What are your best tips and tricks for keeping your skin hydrated throughout the colder months?

6 comments:

  1. Great review!! Where did you pick this up in Ottawa?

    xo Lauren

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    1. Thanks Lauren!
      I received this as a PR sample, but here is a list of locations in Ottawa: http://www.skinceuticals.com/_us/_en/members/locate_professional_ca.aspx?addressline=Ottawa :)

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  2. This sounds like a great mask for us. We get really dry during the winter months.

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

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    1. It's really amazing, it adds such a great boost of hydration back into your skin :)

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  3. Awesome review! I have drier skin so this sounds perfect for me!

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    1. Thank you so much! I really love this mask :)

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Laura