Upon discovering that I have dehydrated skin, I immediately re-evaluated my current skincare routine and came to this conclusion: I've damaged my moisture barrier by using chemical exfoliants too frequently. Little did I know the signs were already there: oiliness, tightness and overall dullness. My next step? I scouted for hydrating serums and occlusive moisturisers to help repair my damaged skin. After browsing through countless skincare forums and beauty counters, I found some promising products and my skin problems abated after using them. But as my skin slowly heals, I found that these skincare items have become too heavy for my combination skin.
Now, I'm on the lookout for a more lightweight but equally nourishing formula. Enter sleeping masks; these hydrating products are not new on the beauty scene but recently been gaining popularity. They have always piqued my interest and this month, I finally got to try my first one — the Kiehl's Ginger Leaf & Hibiscus Mask. Here are my initial impressions.
Kiehl’s Philippines Product Manager Joan Hwang introducing the new Ginger Leaf & Hibiscus firming mask at Okada Manila
The two main ingredients of Kiehl's Ginger Leaf & Hibiscus are the Botanical Hibiscus Seed and Ginger Leaf extracts. Together, these two promises to provide an instant firming benefit and reduce the appearance of fine lines. Additionally, there are some nourishing mango seed and shea butter in the formula. For those who have sensitive skin, you'll be glad to know that this overnight mask is completely paraben-free.