It’s that time of year when our skin feels fine one day and desert-dry the next. With the change in seasons comes the need to swap new formulas into our skin-care routine to maintain a healthy equilibrium and glow. That’s where HydroPeptide’s Hydro-Lock Overnight Sleep Mask comes in: It’s the antidote for a dehydrated complexion—it’s one of those products that has your friends asking what you’ve been doing to your skin. Here’s why it’s so good. (And, you can actually try it yourself if you’re one of the lucky ones to snag this week’s BeautyPass Free Gift Friday. Click here to sign up for BeautyPass if you haven’t already).
When skin is dehydrated, fine lines and wrinkles are accentuated, and skin just takes on a dull appearance overall. This gel-cream formula eradicates dehydration with the help of its patented ingredient HydrO18 Activated Water, which creates “smart” water that is shown to increase hydration levels in the skin and boost its retention of water. Other key ingredients include antioxidant-rich licorice root, which calms and brightens, and royal jelly peptide, which mimics royal jelly to encourage cell renewal for healthier, younger-looking skin.
It’s recommended for all skin types, even sensitive, unless you’re very sensitive to synthetic fragrance because it does have a subtle citrus scent. The texture is rich and velvety, but it sinks in completely so you don’t wake up to any icky residue—just clean, dewy skin that feels soft as ever.
All you need to reap the benefits is a thin layer—a little goes a long way—and it doesn’t get all over my pillow, which I appreciate. (Apply it after your retinol serum, or any other serum you use at night.) It’s also completely transparent, so you can hang out with your family before bed and not scare everyone. In the morning, be sure to wash your face to reset your skin for your daytime routine.
I’ve also noticed that when I use it three times a week (you can use it every night if you want), my makeup also goes on better too because the surface of my skin is much smoother. Pro tip: You can also use it on dry hands and feet before bed.
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