Recently my skin has been having a tough time with the weather, lack of sleep and central heating and even though I’m definitely still spot-prone, my skin will very suddenly dry out, go very tight and itch like crazy – it’s a very abrupt occurrence and is every bit as fun as it sounds! Enter the Erno Laszlo Hydra-Therapy Memory Sleep Mask, which I’ve been using a little differently to the suggested overnight approach. As my skin breakouts so easily, I didn’t think something so rich would be best suited to leave on my skin overnight, so instead I apply this and leave it on for a few hours before following my usual night time skincare routine.
Calling this mask “Hydra-Therapy” is accurate as it really does feel like an intense dose of hydration. It’s a strange looking and feeling mask as it’s kind of like a mix between a jelly and a cream – think blancmange – which makes it look almost edible! It’s pink (WINNING) but goes clear on the skin, hence the lack of picture of me wearing it – try to contain your disappointment. It contains all sorts of goodies such as omega 3,6 and 9 (all found in the included Winged Kelp Extract – whatever that may be) alongside extracts of Prickly Pear and a Dual Action Recovery Complex from raspberry and tomato stem cells. However, most interestingly, the formula is based on NASA designed memory foam which allows for a light gel formula rather than the usual thick, heavy cream formulas often found in more traditional hydrating masks. This is a very rich product that will upset spotty skins if left too long, so tread carefully if you have skin like mine. However, get the balance right and you’ll find your skin extremely nourished, dewy, bouncy and just generally healthier looking – this is something I will reach for whenever my skin is in desperate need of a solid hit of moisture, which annoyingly appears to be quite a lot lately! It’s £95 and a Harrods exclusive here – link.