The saying “fake it until you make it” may ring true for most occasions, but sometimes, a full face of makeup simply isn’t enough to help you feel your best, especially when it comes to the highlights of your social calendar. In the days leading up to your special occasion — a wedding, charity gala, or even the upcoming Prestige Ball —you’ll need a real skincare powerhouse to give you a boost of confidence like a radiant and youthful-looking complexion. And here’s where an overnight mask comes in. But not all sleep masks are created equal. To thoroughly renew and rejuvenate your visage, you need a heavy-hitting elixir like South Korean luxury beauty brand Sulwhasoo’s TimeTreasure Invigorating Sleeping Mask with its potent combination of Asian herbal ingredients with advanced science that restore vitality to tired, or ageing skin.
Relaunched in July 2019 with an updated formula, the mega-moisturising mask has doubled its use of DAA (Dehydroabietic acid), the potent, anti-ageing substance found in tiny amounts in Uljin red pine. While you get your shut-eye, the hero ingredient works hard to restore vitality to skin, reinforcing its longevity gene and eliminating lipofuscin, also known as age pigments.
The benefits of the red pine further extend into its bark, which contains Red Pine Protective Coat (RPPC) to leave skin firm and strong to combat the effects of ageing. It does this by breaking down aged cells, and rehabilitating them into younger cells. The mask is also chock-full of ingredients that nourish your complexion, including Wild Simulated Ginseng to restore energy, as well as Coix Lacryma-Jobi Ma-Yuen seeds, apricot kernels, and Morus alba to restore softness, and visibly reduce the appearance of wrinkles and lines.
After your usual skincare routine, smooth it on as the last step while breathing in its soothing pine fragrance. You’ll notice instant results of visibly brighter, lifted, and clearer skin.
If your eyes are looking out of sorts thanks to a time-crunched schedule and an erratic sleep pattern, pop on an eye mask. Sulwhasoo’s Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Eye Serum Mask contains the brand’s powerful anti-aging ginseng formula for extra-plumping and revitalising benefits. The patented steamed ginseng concentrated complex refreshes the eye area, while Compound K firms up the delicate skin around the eyes.
Where you’re really getting the most function out of the mask is its double wrapping hydrogel sheet. The outer sheet blocks and permeates air so the formula can better penetrate skin. The inner sheet comfortably holds the mask in place while cooling the eye area. Both sheets work in tandem to prevent evaporation of the serum.
Shaped like a blindfold, there are three ways to use the eye mask. On the night before the big event, pamper your eyes by patting an eye cream all over the mask and leave it on for 20 to 30 minutes to maximise absorption. Alternatively, leave it on while you’re getting a blowout to prevent loss of moisture around the eyes. Expect immediate effects of dramatically de-puffed and refreshed eyes, and a brighter eye area that will leaves you looking radiant and rested for your epic night out.
Shop the TimeTreasure Invigorating Sleeping Mask and Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Eye Serum Mask at Sulwhasoo beauty counters islandwide and at its beauty lounges at Capitol Piazza, ION Orchard and Westgate.