As we transition from fall to winter my husband and I have resumed our nightly ritual of moisturizing, moisturizing, moisturizing. It’s a constant battle against cracked knuckles and parched cheeks. Dry, winter skin ages me faster than sleepless nights so I try really hard to stay on top of that. I really don’t need any speeding up of my aging process, thank you!
Annmarie Skin Care, one of my perennial favourite companies, has just released a new mask just in time for the winter blues. The Illuminating Pearl Mask is exactly what I need! It brightens and hydrates my skin.
For best results, they recommend applying the mask after a bath or shower, when your pores are open. Apply generously!
It has a goopy texture and I worried unnecessarily it might slide off my face. I should have known better than to worry. I have used fresh aloe and aloe-based products before. Instead it set rather quickly although it didn’t fully dry. As this isn’t a clay or mud based mask I didn’t feel discomfort as it dried. No itchiness, and no hardening, hooray! It was instead quite comfortable. Before I knew it my fifteen-ish minutes were up and it was time to rinse off.
This is how hydrated my skin is without even adding a moisturizer!
I love how gentle it is on my skin, and how happy my skin is after using the mask. My face feels amazing all day long when I use this product! As we enter the long winter ahead I feel a lot more prepared with this is my kit. Definitely a winter must-have!