For a long time I had a bit of a love/hate relationship with sheet masks, then over the last couple of years I’ve become absolutely obsessed with them, and I think this might because they give you instant payoff; you remove the sheet and your skin always looks so much better, plus I like the fact that you’re quite limited in what you can do when you’re wearing them (if you’re anything like me – having said that, I see plenty of people going about their day with them on, how do they do it?!) so I invite the opportunity to just be still for a bit and let the skincare goodies do their thing. I adore Shiseido and have loved everything I’ve tried from them, so I was really excited to try the Shiseido Vital Perfection LiftDefine Radiance Face Mask.
I wasn’t expecting to like the Shiseido Vital Perfection LiftDefine Radiance Face Mask as much as I do, as it’s clearly aimed at those wanting to fight signs of ageing and sagging (I’m not quite there yet, ask me again in a few months…) but it also targets dark spots and overall skin tone, plus the fit is fantastic. There are two parts to the mask, one that you apply to the upper two thirds of the face, meaning you get a much better fit to the upper contours, then you apply the lower jawline mask which overlaps with the upper mask. The lower mask is an intentionally tight fit, giving the feeling that all the skincare goodies are being firmly pressed into the skin. Most signs of ageing that are particularly tricky to treat sit along the jawline, but my chin is the worst part of my face as it’s always inflamed, so I felt that having this kind of pressed in skincare really helped sooth my chin.
The mask contains a host of ingredients that tackle a variety of skin issues alongside signs of ageing, including providing nourishment, hydration and boosting of radiance thanks to Watercress Extract, the KURENAI-Trulift Complex (Safflower Extract, Bulgarian Rose Water and Odoriko Botanical Extract) and VP8 complex to brighten and target pigmentation. This is obviously a product aimed at treating ageing, so I was fully prepared for a big ol’ breakout or some sort of congestion reaction to it, but I didn’t have any issues at all, which makes it one of those rare products that can help those of us who are struggling to deal with both breakouts and early signs of ageing.
You get six of the Shiseido Vital Perfection LiftDefine Radiance Face Mask sets (so 6 packets of each mask) and the effects are cumulative, so you’re recommended to use them regularly to see the full benefits. They’re £91 for the full set, although they’re currently sold out on the Shiseido site, but you can find out more about them here – link.
If you just can’t wait, FeelUnique have them available for the slightly higher price of £93, but you’d also get a really decent set of Shiseido minis with your purchase. Find it here – link.
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