Known for their innovative approach to beauty, I am a big fan of South Korean products. My latest find are Skimono Face Masks, which have been inspired by the dressing ritual of the Japanese kimono.
Celebrating the ritual of skincare, they work on the basis that by wrapping your skin it will make it lovelier. The bio-cellulose masks are laced with potent, enriched serums developed with cutting-edge scientists so it’s not all just about the ‘pretty face’.
The Advanced Moisturisation Mask, for instance, uses a replenishing serum infused with extract of rose and hyaluronic acid and is aimed at dry, dull and damaged skin. Leave it on for around 20 minutes, it molds to the face so is comfortable and light to ‘wear’, and after peeling it off, you gently rub in the serum. It really does give a renewed radiance to the face and is perfect for those who are tired, stressed or have spent to much time in air conditioning or travelling.
Enriched with cucumber, aloe vera and edelweiss (cue song!), the After Sun Mask, £15, will calm, cool and refresh. It is perfect for those who have overdone it on a sunny day and for reviving skin after days spent by the sea.
Interestingly, the brand also does masks for feet and hands, and, as well as using the latest technology when it comes to ‘second-skin’ masks, it gives an attention to aesthetics in its packaging – which has been designed to give a nod to Japan and its classic Kimono wear.
Available from mortarandmilk.com
*This review is based on a press sample