What’s the story with CELLULOSE FACE MASKS? Beauty editor SARAH HALLIWELL finds out …
Face masks, inspired by Asian skincare routines, have been big news for some time now, whether for relaxing and giving yourself some time off, or for giving skin a speedy boost when you’re too busy for a facial. But we’ve moved on from messy mud masks to sleek packet masks. At the moment we’re seeing a rise in cellulose masks, inspired by Asian skincare routines.
What? Biocellulose is a natural material, made from a strain of bacteria, of all things – it’s a fibre that’s used to treat burns and wounds, and comes pre-soaked with concentrated serum.
Why? The fibre can absorb and hold a large amount of moisture. It fits far closer than cotton or paper mask, more like a second skin, so the serum or ingredients are closer to the skin – so you don’t need to lie prostrate to use it, but can carry on stacking the dishwasher or feeding the dog and it won’t fall off.
One to try: Elizabeth Arden Superstart Probiotic Boost Skin Renewal Biocellulose Mask: with a powerful probiotic to boost skin’s natural defences and keep your skin in good balance, plus hyaluronic acid blend, and a natural fabric derived from fermented coconut water, no less, and saturated with sea fennel. Try these instead of booking a facial; this is food for the skin, and a good way to get a spring skin glow. €49 for four.
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