Recently, I was delighted to receive a surprise complimentary hydrating mask from Kiehl’s Singapore. It is the new Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Overnight Hydrating Masque and is the latest addition to its Ultra Facial line.
Ultra Facial collection, offers a range of hydrating products, was first introduced in the early 1970s with iconic Ultra Facial Moisturizer that was loved by celebrities and fans all over the world.
I have dehydrated skin that easily turns oily in the midday under a hot sun. Hence the foundation doesn’t stay well on my skin. My dehydrated skin is the result of the lack of moisture in the skin. Skin actually turns oily when it lacks moisture, as oil production is increased to lubricate the skin.
I’m very excited to test this product as I have never tried any Kiehl’s mask before and I have always wanted to try an overnight hydrating mask for the longest time too.
Alike other sleeping mask, Ultra Facial Overnight Hydrating Masque, retailing at S$55 for 125ml, is designed to help boost skin’s ability to absorb and hold moisture while you asleep, resulting in long-lasting hydration and a healthier, youthful appearance.
Ultra Facial Overnight Hydrating Masque – S$55 / 125ml
Ultra Facial Overnight Hydrating Masque is enriched with Ophiopogon Japonicus Extract, also known as “Fountain Plant”, that is claimed to help amplify the hydration provided by a daily moisturizer.
Antarcticine, Imperata Cylindrica, Squalane, Avocado Oil, Tocopherol.
Light texture cream, provides 24-hour hydration with continuous water replenishment throughout the day, leaves skin visibly well-balanced, particularly in harsh weather conditions; help reduce moisture loss while drawing and absorbing moisture from the air.
Applied before bed, it replenishes skin’s water reserves, allowing it to retain moisture and function like a “hydration reservoir”. The formula, with pro-hydration glacial proteins and desert plan extracts, helps protect and reinforce the skin barrier – boosting hydration levels and leaving skin smoother and softer, refreshed and supple.
Directions for use :
Step 1 - At night before bed, apply a healthy layer of Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Overnight Hydrating Masque onto the skin.
Step 2 - Leave on for 10 minutes.
Step 3 - Use a tissue or towel to remove excess but leave some to continuously replenish skin’s moisture throughout the night.
Step 4 - Allow masque to work while you sleep.
Step 5 - Follow your normal skincare regimen in the morning.
Repeat once a week.
To be true, one of the reasons that prone me to try out this overnight mask is the potent ingredients that contain in it. I was running through the ingredient lists and I’m super pleased to find a handful of humectants, emollients and fatty acids that are beneficial to the skin.
Since it is a sleeping mask that requires to be left on overnight, I was a little uncomfortable prior using it for the first time. As I’ve been used to rinsing off the mask 15 minutes upon application. I have very sensitive skin and hence I’m very particular on what goes to my delicate skin.
In fact, I have a terrible experience on my first usage and it happened 10 days after my CO2 laser treatment on my whole face. My face was still pretty raw, red, slightly swollen and super drying at that time. Thinking to salvage my ultimate dry skin, I applied a thick layer of the mask on my raw skin. Woof! My skin instantly turned red and felt super hot at the same time. I immediately washed it away and my skin turned back to normal again.
It took me more than a month before I summoned up my courage to try it again. Although I was feeling a little bit anxiety but I told myself if I don’t try it, I won’t never able to find out if the product really works. For the second time, my face felt a mild burning sensation and turned slightly red almost immediately upon application again. Thankfully, the hot sensation and redness subsided after a minute or two. Before heading to the bed, I wiped off the excess mask with a tissue paper. In the next morning, my face amazingly appeared more radiant, brighter and hydrated. Wow!
Seeing such an amazing result, I couldn’t hold back my excitement and I use it again for the next 2 days even though it is advised to be used only once a week. The burning sensation actually fades away after subsequent uses and my skin doesn’t get red at all.
After using the mask for only 4 times, my skin actually becomes more hydrated and brighter! The mask effectively controls my sebum production and my skin doesn’t turn oily in the mid day at all. All thanks to the hydrating booster, my pores seem less visible and more refined now!
Will I buy it? Very likely yes!
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Ultra Facial Overnight Hydrating Masque is retailing at S$55 for 125ml.
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