The best way to give your skin a brightening, firming or hydrating boost is with a face mask. Editor Trudi Brewer trials a creamy overnight mask that works while you sleep.
Kiehl's Ginger Leaf & Hibiscus Firming Mask, $85.
What's in it?
A delicate floral, scented, whipped-cream-like face mask that is designed to be applied and worn while you sleep. Packed with skin-loving botanical ingredients it has a solid consistency, that melts into the skin within minutes.
What's in it?
The protein-rich hibiscus extract blended with ginger leaf extract are both rich in polysaccharides and flavonoids, these powerful antioxidants are what helps boost moisture levels in the skin.
How to use it?
After cleansing your skin, instead of slathering on a night cream, apply about a 10-cent-piece size dollop of this mask, warmed in the palms of your hands first, and then massage into the skin and you’re good to go off to bed. Don't worry the pink-tinted cream won’t transfer onto your bedsheets or pillowcases.
Why do we like it?
This mask really appeals to my somewhat lazy beauty routine. I am cleansing obsessed, and use a serum and moisturiser every day. However, I am a bit slack when it comes to applying face masks. Who has time to sit around for 20 minutes waiting for a mask to do its thing? Right? So when this creamy concoction landed on my desk, I was keen to give it a try. I like that it works on any skin type, although I think it's best suited to a tired-looking, dehydrated skin. It's luxurious and made a visible difference in how my skin looked - overnight. Fine lines were less visible and it made my skin feel so smooth. The next day with a touch of foundation my skin looked flawless. I'm hooked.