Profoundly hydrating and nourishing mask / mini size
The Kristina Holey + Marie Veronique Micronutrient + Hydro Mask is like the racecar of hydrating masks: it requires some special handling, but once you learn how to use it the right way, it’s exhilaratingly effective. This mask is just what you should reach for when skin looks and feels dull, dry, or depleted — generally in need of TLC.
When Kristina first described the Micronutrient + Hydro Mask to us as “a full moisture reset,” she mentioned a crazy algorithm that Marie had put together for it, so we knew it would be something fabulously complicated and lovable. It does boast an impressive ingredient list, replete with things that you immediately want on your skin when you hear about them: carnosine, squalene, sea kelp, curcumin, various fermentations, and the intriguingly uncommon antioxidant bacopa. But these things weren’t just randomly chosen to sound enticing; each ingredient was painstakingly chosen to create a deeply rehydrating combination that would optimize skin’s barrier function.
The key to getting the most out of this mask is a good massage. It turns from the deep golden color to a slightly lighter yellow once you’ve massaged adequately, which is handy and very cool and science experiment-y. You can then leave it on for 20-30 minutes or overnight as an intensive treatment for very dry skin. It’s also fabulous when massaged in and left on as a top layer during plane flights. If you're oily and/or acne prone, use it just once a week. If you're dry and dehydrated, you can go wild and use it every day if you so choose.
How to Use
*Use within 6 months of opening.
- SODIUM PCA: an important component of the stratum corneum, this humectant found in human skin has high water-absorbing properties and the ability to absorb moisture from the air.
- CARNOSINE: inhibits glycation processes known to accelerate skin aging. A natural metabolite in the body that is also a powerful antioxidant.
- BACOPA: potent antioxidant with excellent penetrative properties.
- B VITAMINS: cobalamin and folic acid are crucial to proper DNA methylation, imperative to younger skin.
- SQUALENE: is a vital epidermal free fatty acid-type lipid that improves barrier function.
Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Infusion, Undaria Pinnatifida (Wakame) Cell Culture Extract, Laminaria spp. (Algae) Extract, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Squalane, Beta-Glucan, Sodium PCA, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Seed Oil, Cholesterol, Urea, Magnesium Chloride (and other trace minerals), Sorbitan Oleate, Sorbitan Laurate, Polyglyceryl-4 Laurate, Dilauryl Citrate, L-Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C), Mixed Tocopherols (Vitamin E), Ceramide NP (N-Acylated Phytosphingosine), Galactooligosaccharides, Marine Collagen, Phosphatidyl Serine, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Saccharomyces Cerevisiae, Bacopa Monnieri, Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG), Carnosine, Acetyl Glucosamine, Arginine, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Lycopene, Resveratrol, Xanthan Gum
Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Infusion, Undaria Pinnatifida (Wakame) Cell Culture Extract, L...