Win­ter: time to wear wa­ter­melon, not eat it

Central and North Burnett Times - - CLOSET -

WIN­TER is here – and with the chill of­ten comes chaos when try­ing to take care of your skin. But one Korean brand claims to have the holy grail in face masks, and not be­cause it smells like sum­mer.

Ti­tled the Wa­ter­melon Glow Sleep­ing Mask, the pale pink gel al­ready has a wait­ing list of more than 5000.

Cre­ated by Chris­tine Chang and Sarah Lee of Korean beauty brand Glow Recipe, the mask is said to leave a dewy and mois­turised com­plex­ion when slept in overnight.

Con­tain­ing sodium hyaluronate (hy­la­ronic acid), glyc­erin (re­plen­ishes skin), sea­weed, wa­ter­melon, gly­colic acid and lac­tic acid to name a few, the mask can also be left on for just 10 min­utes if you suf­fer from sen­si­tive skin.

“The Wa­ter­melon Glow Sleep­ing Mask is a lux­u­ri­ously bouncy, breath­able sleep­ing mask that smooths and per­fects skin overnight,” the web­site reads.

“This pil­low-proof for­mula acts as a ra­di­ance-boost­ing hy­brid hy­dra­tor, for­mu­lated with sooth­ing, amino acid-rich wa­ter­melon ex­tract, hy­drat­ing hyaluronic acid, and pore re­fin­ing AHAs that work while you sleep to gen­tly ex­fo­li­ate and clar­ify.”

The mask, which will set you back $60.38 plus ship­ping, adds to our grow­ing ob­ses­sion with the Korean beauty trend.

Dubbed K-Beauty, their skin­care reg­i­men is the se­cret be­hind Korean women’s flaw­less skin.

The reg­i­men typ­i­cally con­tains be­tween 10-17 steps in­volv­ing cleansers, ton­ers, serums and mois­turis­ers.

“Korean skin­care fo­cuses on sooth­ing and nour­ish­ing the skin rather than strip­ping it,” Lau­ren Mickel, the founder of Aus­tralian Korean beauty store Style Story, said.

“Whereas western skin­care of­ten fo­cuses on strip­ping away lay­ers and ex­fo­li­at­ing to re­veal new skin, Korean skin­care is all about putting nu­tri­ents back into the skin and nur­tur­ing it.”

As your skin does most of its re­pair­ing at night while you sleep, Kore­ans try to make the most of this by lay­er­ing more prod­ucts on at night, right be­fore you sleep.

The mask is now avail­able on­line.

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