I’ve always been envious of girls with perfect skin. I can never understand how they landed on this earth, pore-free, and without a single red scar from their adolescent years. I don’t have terrible skin, but I’m extremely sensitive. I scar easily and have the marks to prove it. I’m always red after a workout, and my skin puffs up at the first bite of salt. I’ve tried various retinols and soothing creams to try and restore my skin, but to this day I’m never confident without a layer of concealer on.
After a visit to Tribeca MedSpa, I was introduced to SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Mask. My skin was on the dryer side from using all the night creams, so I was sent home with a sample to try that night before bed. Famously used to reduce heat sensitivity and promote calmer skin, the gel is made up of 9% pure active botanicals, blended with cucumber, thyme, and olive extracts. After applying, I immediately felt a cooling sensation as the gel sunk into my skin. Definitely different from my retinols – no stick, no burn, and definitely no dryness. The gel is also packed with hyaluronic acid, a compound in our skin that keeps moisture beneath the surface. Unfortunately this decreases with age, so steer towards as many products with the acid as you can. The next morning, I noticed my skin plumper and fuller with less lines and dull spots. I’ve been using the mask twice a week and can already see a noticeable difference in the red spots. I’m also less sensitive to the elements around me – I’m not turning red with a change in temperature and my skin has been less oily. With summer just around the corner, I think I found my new best friend.
Apply a generous amount to the skin at night. This mask can be applied as a leave on, rinse off, or overnight treatment.