Ask the Esthetician: Why Should I Use a Facial Masque?

Q: Why use a facial masque?

A: Think of a facial masque as the treatment part of your skin care regimen. You have your basic steps of cleansing, toning and hydrating. But there are ways to give your skin an extra “boost” and address your skin care concerns on a deeper level, this is where a masque comes into play. Masques can target all sorts of skin care needs, everything from hydration, anti-aging, hormonal imbalances, breakouts, etc.

Applying a masque once or twice a week can give your skin a deeper treatment that really complements your daily regimen and you will see better results with what you are trying to achieve–a beautiful complexion!

Taking this extra step doesn’t have to be time consuming, most of us don’t have a lot of “spare time” in our day. I tell my clients the easiest way to use a masque is to put it on at the beginning of their shower or bath and rinse it off at the end, even if you get 5 minutes with it on you will reap the benefits. One of my clients told me she puts her masque on while she’s cooking dinner – hey, whatever works!

Available at the spa:

Eight Greens Phyto Masque

Description: Toning and revitalizing

Skin Type: Dehydrated, fatigued, mature, menopausal, oily, blemished or acne-prone skin types

Key Ingredients:

  • Yucca Extract: antioxidant, anti-inflammatory. Soothes and regenerates the skin, combats free radicals
  • Flaxseed/Linseed Extract: contains Omega 3s and antioxidants to support the skin
  • Thermal Water: supplies minerals to soften and support the skin
  • Paprika: invigorates and revitalizes skin
  • Honey: supports the skin with moisture
  • Biocomplex™: a booster of antioxidants, vitamins, Coenzyme Q10, and Alpha Lipoic Acid to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and improve the appearance of skin


Strawberry Rhubarb Masque
Description: Hydrating and replenishing masque

Skin Type: Normal to dry skin types

Key Ingredients:

  • Strawberry: cleanser and astringent; contains Salicylic acid that gently exfoliates and removes impurities to brighten skin and shrink pores
  • Rhubarb: a good source of ascorbic acid and vitamins to fight the look of wrinkles
  • Shea Butter: moisturizes and repairs the look of skin
  • Grape Seed Oil: contains antioxidants that deliver hydration
  • Hyaluronic Acid (from marshmallow plant extract): deeply hydrating; natural substance that plumps skin to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Biocomplex™: a booster of antioxidants, vitamins, Coenzyme Q10, and Alpha Lipoic Acid to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and improve the appearance of skin

 

Stone Crop Masque

Description: Brightening and hydrating

Skin Type: Oily to mature skin types

Key Ingredients:

  • Stone Crop: hydrates and protects against age spots and skin blotches
  • Lemon: tones and refreshes the skin
  • Bioflavonoids: enrich, support and moisturize the skin
  • Honey: supports the skin with moisture
  • Biocomplex™: a booster of antioxidants, vitamins, Coenzyme Q10, and Alpha Lipoic Acid to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and improve the appearance of skin
Seven Herb Treatment

Description: Deeply hydrating

Skin Type: Dehydrated, sensitive, oily, or acne-prone skin types

Key Ingredients:

  • Zinc Oxide: soothing
  • Honey: supports the skin with moisture
  • Ground Ivy: tones and tightens the appearance of pores
  • Red Clover: high in antioxidants to improve texture of skin
  • Aloe Juice: soothing and refreshing
  • Peppermint: antimicrobial cleanser to tone and tighten skin
  • Sambuca (Elder Berry): moisturizes
  • Biocomplex™: a booster of antioxidants, vitamins, Coenzyme Q10, and Alpha Lipoic Acid to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and improve the appearance of skin


Blueberry Soy Moisture Repairing Masque

Description: Revitalizing, Moisturizing & Age-Defying

Skin Type: Mature, dry, dehydrated, sun-damaged or devitalized skin types

Key Ingredients:

  • Blueberry Juice: astringent; deep cleans pores, tightens and tones skin
  • Non-GMO Soy: rich in isoflavones and vitamins to reduce the appearance of wrinkles
  • Shea Butter: moisturizes and repairs the look of skin
  • Raspberry Juice: high in vitamins and antioxidants to fight the visible signs of aging
  • Bramble Juice: high in vitamins and antioxidants for more youthful looking skin
  • Calendula Oil: tones, tightens and supports the skin through moisturization
  • Biocomplex™: a booster of antioxidants, vitamins, Coenzyme Q10, and Alpha Lipoic Acid to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and improve the appearance of skin

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