Have you noticed congestion or breakouts on the t-zone, especially the nose and chin, this could be hormonal or caused by wearing a face covering? Coming out of Winter your cheeks may be feeling dry and dehydrated and your neck and décolleté appearing more lined or creased, all very common when you have been wearing scarves and high neck jumpers which zap moisture from the skin.
We are excited to introduce our multi-benefit mask that is rich warming, firming and full of minerals. We call it our ‘facial in a jar’. Our Double Clay Refining Mask mimics the effects of a facial - initially you will feel a heating sensation on the skin’s surface designed to warm up the skin tissue, enhancing the flow of oxygen to the cells, gorging the tissues with nutrients and aiding lymphatic drainage. Then, as the mask is warming the tissues the two mineral-rich clays are deeply cleansing and purifying the pores. Bentonite clay is often referred to as the healing clay thanks to its ability to reduce redness whilst removing impurities. Using clays leaves the skin bright and smooth.
Minerals - often underrated, increase moisture in the skin. Iron is said to aid wound healing and Calcium increases the antioxidant levels in the skin and strengthens its barrier. Our Wildsmith Skin technology combines Hyaluronic acid, known to hold up to 1000 times its own weight in moisture, together with our retinol alternative cell-matrix complex, to deliver firming and line smoothing results. It's easy to see why this multi-benefit Double Clay Refining mask can rejuvenate and revitalise tired skin giving it an instant boost. Deeply cleansing the pores while the advanced delivery system leaves the complexion glowing and radiant. Pores appear refined and skin feels firmer and smoother.
At Wildsmith, we love to share skincare advice and the following are some tips to take your current skincare routine and create facial masks with what you have available:
Our favourite Nourishing Cleansing Balm makes the perfect skin nourishing mask, if you have noticed dry skin perhaps on the cheeks or the neck, the Omega Nutrition Complex found in the Nourishing Cleansing Balm is a powerful blend of 9 precious botanicals, rich butters, and waxes; all hand-picked for their nutritional value power and packed with omegas, antioxidants and vitamins. Leave on for 10 minutes, either all over the face or in areas that need special attention, and the skin will be left feeling nurtured, hydrated, strengthen and nourished.
Skin sensitivity can be challenging, when we see the skin struggling it is hard to know where to start and what to use. If you have noticed redness, dryness, and a feeling of discomfort this could be a sign your skin barrier is compromised. Ceramide Lipid Repair Balm is a multi-purpose balm to bring instant comfort and soothe and calm the skin. You can use this all over the face, but we find at Wildsmith that using it as an intensive SOS treatment like a mask on specific areas helps support the skins protective barrier and restore comfort and harmony in the skin. Melt the balm in your fingertips before applying it to specific areas like around the corners of the nose, tops of the cheeks or around the lips. The skin’s barrier is probably the most important part of the skin and yet we do not appreciate it until we have perhaps overdone exfoliation with strong exfoliating acids or retinols and the skin shows all the signs of irritation and sensitivity.
One of our favourite ways to create a mask at home is by taking a few drops of our Active Super Oil and a grape-sized amount of the Copper Peptide Cream and mixing it in your hands before applying it as a face mask. The nourishing and comforting properties of both products help to reduce the skin’s stresses, whilst hydrating it to reveal renewed and energised skin. Combining prickly pear and peptides are the perfect power couple just like the Copper Peptide Cream and the Super Oil. Prickly Pear turbocharges and enhances the skin performance while Copper Peptides help firm and smooth the skin. This combination includes many powerful ingredients but it’s Kahai Oil that really shines through when you use the Super oil with the Copper Peptide Cream thanks to its ability to enhance cell renewal, improve skin elasticity and help to increase the skin’s firmness.
Fiona Brackenbury, Independent Skincare Expert.