Slumber Masks and Peel

P1000883I’m a workaholic by nature and I absolutely love the idea of products toiling away for me as I’m catching up on my zzzzzzz. For a workaholic like me, making time for spa/facial seems like a tall order therefore having products that work on my skin overnight is like a dream come true. It’s the least disruptive way of treating your skin and when you wake up its plump, hydrated and refreshed.

I have trialed few products which I use in a rotation:

Origins Drink Up Intensive Mask ($25) – Fruity aroma, thick cream texture and I occasionally use it as my night moisturizer. I’m pretty sure Origins don’t recommend using it every night, but I do and I love it! It doesn’t cause any breakouts and my skin feels seriously hydrated next morning.

Laneige Water Sleeping Mask ($23) – Light bluish color gel consistency with no noticeable smell. It absorbs instantly in the skin with no tacky residue.

Super Facialist Una Brennan Rose Intense Moisture Mask (£8.99) – I just want to take a moment and rave about heavenly rose scent. OMG if you love roses, this is it!!! Anyway regular cream texture which forms a part of my aromatherapy overnight mask.

Derma E Evenly Radiant Overnight Peel ($16.95) – Now this product doesn’t specifically get categorized as an overnight mask however the results it delivers next morning are nothing short of fabulous. I use 3-4 pumps of this cream on my AHA toned skin, slight tingling sensation but nothing dramatic as such. Next morning, my skin appears to be well rested and noticeable improvement in overall tone and texture.

Beauty Diary Arbutin Refreshing and Whitening ($15.99) – As we all know these are the mask sheets and you might wonder why do I have these under overnight masks category. The serum/liquid/goodness the mask sheets are soaked in, provides the skin with wholesome goodness. After the mask sheet has completely dried, usually there is a bit more liquid left in the packet which I don’t toss away but liberally apply on my skin.

Schaebens Feuchtigkeits Maske (with Aloe Vera + Avocado + Urea) – Ok its easy to be put off by the word Urea on packaging! I totally get it. This mask comes in thick creamy texture, I use it like Origins Drink Up Intensive Mask and results are similar.



My Thoughts: Laniege Multiberry Yoghurt Peeling Gel


I don’t know where to start with this product, I don’t know if I’m using it correctly, there I said it! So whilst the following are my initial thoughts, suggestions on how to use this are more than welcome.

I’ve used other peeling gels in the past and they actually peel and roll off dead skin from surface. So when I purchased this product based on its name ‘peeling gel’, I expected it to do exactly the same. However much to my surprise I still don’t understand what it does. Now I’m not one to waste products, so I find some way to use them. In this case, I now use it as face mask….and low and behold I still don’t get it! So I use it now as my morning cleanser! Still don’t fully grasp its purpose in life but with the spirit of no wastage, I’m determined to finish the product and present it in my 2014 empties.

The gel is very tiny grainy texture, that doesn’t feel exfoliating even one tiny bit. As a cleanser it does ‘a’ job and not quite sure what to make of it. On bright side (yes there is one) my skin doesn’t feel stripped or funny after using it. Would I repurchase it? No! Would I recommend this to a person with ultra sensitive skin? Possibly yes, I don’t think I was right audience for this product.


Mannan, Sogurty, Multi Berry Complex (from

Laniege Multiberry Yoghurt Peeling Gel $20