Are you one of those naughty people who religiously apply anti-aging creams to your face but completely ignore your neck? Because I was one of them! I had a face full of acne and the last thing on my mind was looking after my neck. But after my sister whose in her late 20s started complaining about how her neck was looking wrinkly, I changed my habits.
I have very oily skin and my neck/decolletage area is quite oily at times ( though there are no oil glands in the neck). And though my neck has been ignored for most of my life, it’s not wrinkly (yet!). I look after my neck by using an anti-aging cleanser and then slathering a moisturiser from the same brand (Total Effects by Olay).
Sheet masks are one of the hottest thing things in skincare right now. Originating from Asia, these are masks made from cloth or paper. These masks are infused with a liquid treatment formula. Sheet masks are considered more potent and effective than regular masks because of it’s close & continuous contact with the skin.
Skin Republic is a beauty company that specializes in Korean made sheet masks. They offer sheet masks for the face, under eye area, neck & decolletage, hands and feet, so they must be quite the experts in the world of sheet masks ! Their neck+decolletage mask promises to
- Deep level repair assists in visibly firming, smoothing and lifting your skin
- Helps improve skin tone and elasticity
- Reduces the visible appearance of freckles, age spots and imperfections
and contains collagen, co-enzyme Q10, vitamin E, Mulberry, Liquorice, Green tea, Witch hazel, Rice bran oil, Arbutin and vitamin C.
I usually store my sheet masks in the fridge a little while before using them and did the same with this mask. The chilled mask felt so cooling and lovely against my skin and it was very comfortable to wear (no itching or scratching). I wore this mask for around 30 minutes (after cleansing) and massaged in the remaining serum.
Keep in mind that this mask contains a liquid and once you use the mask, some of the serum might be left in the pack. You can keep this remaining liquid refrigerated and use it as a overnight treatment.
As I do not have any wrinkles or sagging skin, I cannot comment on the tightening benefits of the mask. However, my neck/decolletage area did look soft, smooth and brighter. And the moisturising benefits of the mask seem to last for quite a while.
Skin Republic advises that for best results, this mask should be used twice a week for a month and then to be used as needed. I think this would make an excellent SOS treatment for anyone with wrinkly/sagging skin.
Skin Republic offers quite a few sheet masks for the face and I am quite curious to try the brightening mask. I am hoping it would help fade some of my stubborn acne marks. I will review it very soon on the blog.
What are your favorite sheet masks ? Have you tried this brand before ?
Thank you so much for reading !
The Skin Republic Neck + Decolletage mask costs around 25AED and is available in Boots pharmacies and Waitrose/Spinnys supermarkets in the U.A.E.