The face mask is the undisputed Queen of skincare. There is nothing that makes you feel more like you are nourishing, enriching and spoiling yourself than a luxurious mask.
You can’t do anything much for about twenty minutes while it is soaking into your skin, so it becomes a brief moment of relaxation and self-care that restores more than just your skin - it, and we aren’t being melodramatic here, restores your soul as well.
They are the perfect way to end a big week or relax before an event and they can turn any evening into a spa day without having to leave your own home.
At VM we know the power of a mask to rejuvenate and while we already offer some of the most exquisite masks on the natural skincare market, we have three brand new, targeted masks to really heal, soothe and boost your skin and we want to introduce them to you. We also know that there are some easy ways to expand your mask ritual and make it even more valuable to your skin and of course, your soul.
PREP YOUR SKIN
Firstly, we suggest that you prep your face for the face mask. Give your skin a thorough gentle cleanse to remove any dirt, debris, or makeup from the day. If you wear heavy makeup, give it a double cleanse.
Clean skin is better able to absorb the ingredients of a mask. Always use natural beauty products when you cleanse so that your skin is not filtering out toxic preservatives or covered in a smothering layer of mineral oil.
We recommend our creamy Rosemary & Jojoba Bead Exfoliating Cream Cleanser which gently exfoliates in a way that will allow for deeper penetration of the ingredients of any mask.
If your skin is feeling dull or a little bit rough, you may need a deeper exfoliation, and this is where you would use a targeting product like our Prebiotic + C Skin Polishing Exfoliator Powder, which works as both a physical and enzymatic exfoliator and also balances the microbiome of the skin.
Remember, if you are using a mask to soothe your skin after a powerful treatment like laser or skin needling, skip the exfoliation step as your skin will be too sensitive for this.
CHOOSE THE PERFECT MASK
Masks should use targeted, powerful, and active ingredients to make a visible difference in your skin’s health. They should feed the skin and act as a natural moisturiser.
Choosing the right mask will mean reading the ingredients and deciding what will give your skin exactly what it needs at that moment.
VM have created three brand new sheet masks in our clean skincare range, each with unique skin care properties and all of them contain high-strength, certified organic ingredients.
If your skin is inflamed, irritated, has recently had a powerful treatment or suffers from psoriasis or eczema, then you need potent but very gently ingredients from nature to soothe and hydrate the dermal layers and reduce redness. This mask does exactly that.
Certified organic Green Tea Extract and Colloidal Silver are gentle skin-strengthening and firming agents while calming Calendula, Cucumber & Blue Tansy fight inflammation and irritation.
Combined with anti-redness heroes Pumpkin Seed, Australian Blue Cypress and Hemp Seed Oil, this mask helps relieve redness while cooling and soothing the skin.
It is ideal for sensitive skin.
This mask is all about glow!
Specifically formulated to actively brighten your skin and enhance luminosity it uses a potent blend of Bearberry, Kakadu Plum extract and Colloidal Copper.
A natural source of arbutin, Bearberry helps lighten and brighten the skin while powerful anti-inflammatory Australian native Emu Apple assists in photoprotection, anti-aging benefits and repairs skin.
Packed with more Vitamin C than an orange, Kakadu Plum firms the skin and helps fade dark spots and acne scarring, while Colloidal Copper supports collagen and elastin production and will help heal any skin traumas or breakouts.
This one isn’t suited for sensitive skin or skin that has recently been treated.
This mask’s entire focus is on plumping and regenerating your skin.
The star ingredient is Hyaluronic Acid, which helps to deliver powerful nutrients such as amino acids, beta carotene, fatty acids, and phytochemicals deep into the epidermal layer. Australian native ingredients Kangaroo Paw and Banksia provide photoprotection and encourage elasticity and suppleness.
The mask also contains Colloidal Silver which is commonly used for wound healing and has been shown to offer natural antimicrobial properties which may help with problematic skin and breakouts.
The mask serum is infused through a 100% cotton sheet mask that will gently protect your skin while the mask does its work.
APPLYING A MASK
Before you open a sheet mask, use your fingertips to make sure the mask is covered by the serum. Tip the package up and down a few times. Open the bag and unfold the mask, smoothing it gently over your face and using your fingers to eliminate any folds or pockets. Settle back for 15-20 minutes before removing and gently pat the remaining serum into your skin.
ENHANCING YOUR MASK
While the sheet mask is on your face, you might just want to relax and that is of course, completely fine. However, if a deep skin boost is your aim, then adding a facial massage is going to double your benefits.
You can gently smooth a vibrating wand, like our Vanessa Megan Beauty Vibe™ Micro-Vibration Wand, which stimulates facial muscles and helps to turn on collagen production, improves blood flow and skin elasticity and encourages your skin to absorb the ingredients of your mask.
After removing the mask, you can spritz the face with your favourite mist, like our Group 11 Active mist to allow mask ingredients to better penetrate the skin.