Psst: Here’s a secret: If you were to offer me a trip to Bali, or a night taking a bath with a good book, I might just take the bath.
Or at least I would have to think about it.
I really, really love baths. They’re one of my favorite luxurious pampering activities. Just hours devoted to relaxing, reflecting, and reading. My boyfriend thinks I’m crazy, but I love getting a goblet of Diet Coke (yes, a goblet), a favorite novel, and sitting in the tub for hours.
The only thing about baths is that they don’t present much benefit for the skin. Thankfully, I remedied that with my discovery of the Bel Mondo Beauty Anti-Aging Sheet Mask ($45.00 for 4, BelmondoBeauty.com). Unlike cheap flimsy paper-backed masks, Bel Mondo B
Syn®-Tacks: May increase cell communication in the skin
Most masks have benign ingredients, like antioxidant botanical extracts, that provide mild antioxidant activity and maybe some hydration.
But not Bel Mondo Beauty Anti-Aging Sheet Mask. This mask contains Syn®-Tacks, a potent peptide combination, which is well-known for boosting cellular communication.
Specifically, Syn®-Tacks has been shown to stimulate the proteins of the Dermal-Epidermal Junction (DEJ), where the uppermost layer of the skin meets the underlying layers.
By promoting cellular communication in this area, Syn®-Tacks has been reported to improve skin tone and fight wrinkles in numerous studies. (The Center for Chem). In Bel Mondo Beauty Anti-Aging Sheet Mask, it gives this product more than just short-term effects, like most masks have.
Sodium hyaluronate: Plumps and hydrates
Another of the most luxurious ingredients in the Bel Mondo Beauty Anti-
Sodium hyaluronate is naturally found in the skin when you are young, but its production decreases substantially as you age. And that’s a shame, because sodium hyaluronate keeps skin from losing water and helps to maintain its young, smooth, non-flaky appearance. In fact, a 2000 study by Sakai et. al cited found that a decrease in the lipid and NMF content of the skin leads to surface roughness, flaking, fine lines, and a tight, uncomfortable feeling.
Sodium hyaluronate is particularly great in a bath because it is able to draw water into the skin from the surrounding environment, creating a slight swelling of the skin that temporarily reduces the appearance of wrinkles. Its effect generally lasts up to 8 hours, which is why I particularly like using sodium hyaluronate before a big party or event.
Personal Use and Opinions
At first, it’s a little tricky getting used to a sheet mask — you have to line the holes up over your eyes, lips, and nose — but once you get the hang of it, it’s like riding a bike. (A bike that makes you prettier, ba-da-dum).
Bel Mondo Beauty Anti-Aging Sheet Mask feels cooling on the skin. It feels like there is a lightweight cooling gel on your face, covered with a thin sheet overtop. After a while, you don’t even notice it.
Once you rinse, the mask delivers instant gratification in that it can plump the skin. Fine lines appear somewhat diminished, and it makes skin look refresher, smoother, and a bit more glowy.
If you’re looking for an exceptional pre-party or event treatment, look no further than Bel Mondo Beauty Anti-
I also particularly appreciate Bel Mondo Beauty Anti-Aging Sheet Mask because I use so many different products from FutureDerm, and it’s almost like I’m taking my skin’s natural moisture back. Definitely a must-have for the holidays!
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To learn more about Bel Mondo masks, visit Bel Mondo Beauty.com.