Masks that give more than a fleeting result

Avoid using skin care products that do nothing to improve your skin long term.

Face masks for example.

Masks, like all skin care are highly marketed with claims they'll give fabulously better skin. But how long does that better skin last?

It's wise to take such marketing at face value. The proof of a successful face mask treatment for anti-ageing for example is if those immediate results for looking fresher and younger looking still exist a week or so later. It's no use if just a few days later the glow has gone.

“With big skincare companies you’ve got to be sceptical,” says Bradley Glodny, a New York dermatologist. “I wouldn’t trust the reviews and what the claims are. You’ve got to try it for yourself and see if it helps you.”

Plump, fresh skin - but for how long?

We read recently in a feature about masks that someone who uses a mask that features multiple exfoliating acids, including glycolic and salicylic acids, “...wakes up in the morning and can just tell that my skin is plump and fresh.”

Glodny cautions that such sensations can be fleeting. He said, " A lot of masks will only help in the short term,” adding masks don’t necessarily make skin healthier.

We agree. (Simplicité masks are different, giving lasting results because they're highly nutritive.)

Yuk, who wants flabby skin!

In the mask mentioned above, the acid ingredients give a fleeting improvement because they work by irritating skin to 'plump' it (think of what happens with a bee sting).

What causes the 'plumping' is that the acids break skin bonds causing fluid to flood into tissues to try and soothe the resulting irritation. The fluid then recedes, but treating skin like this eventually makes it flabby.

The fake skin tightener

Another reason many mask treatments give fleeting results is because often a 'film former' is a main ingredient.

Acrylates/C10-30 - Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer are used in many skin treatment products eg masks, eye creams to give a temporary tightening effect. A fine plastic film is formed over the skin so skin feels firmer. Of course this effect wears off after a few hours, leaving skin no better for the experience.

What makes Simplicité masks different is that we use extremely concentrated, plant derived ingredients that are of medicinal grade. They're sourced and hand extracted by David Lyons, a Naturopath and Herbalist with over 35 years’ experience.

Calendula and Orange Mask 

  • Calendula Flowers – help to repair sun damage.
  • Sweet Orange – soothes and calms on all levels and gives a healthy glow to the skin. 
  • Petigrain – firms and tones skin.

Natural skin care Vitamin C exfoliator mask stimulates collagen production so delivers off-the-register antiageing results

Rosehip and Lavender Complexion Refiner 

  • Rosehip extract – we bother making this freshly from the husks of Chillean rosehips because it yields the highest natural source of bio-active vitamin C and bioflavonoids These nutrients are essential to stimulate skin's production of anti-ageing collagen. 
  • Rosehip oil - from Chile contains at least 32% GLA (gamma linoleic acid), an essential nutrient that is the beginning point for improving and repairing skin.
  • Lavender – encourages cellular regeneration, maintains the health of the skin after exposure to the elements, balances sebum secretion, rejuvenates.

Using Simplicité masks often (2-3 times weekly) will give the best glowing skin results.

Radiant skin mask goals

Nutritive masks give lasting results. Try this different way to mask: mix a teaspoon of either the Calendula and Orange or Waratah and Beetroot nutritive cream mask (which one you use depends on skin type) and a teaspoon of Exfoliating Face Treatment or One Step Exfoliating Cleanser in palm of hand. Massage the mixture gently over face, neck and decolletage for a few minutes. Leave for 10 minutes, wash off (in shower is recommended).

Simplicite natural skin care masks give lasting results because they're highly nutritive


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David and Robin Lyons

Simplicité Founders

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