Sleeping masks are definitely moisture game changers. There is nothing like waking up in the morning with skin that feels like the bottom of a newborn’s soft little foot. Because water evaporates from the skin overnight, or in drier conditions, like flying, a sleeping mask is wonderful for drawing and sealing that water back in; it is the ultimate hydration.
Dior is the first sleeping mask that I have actually tried and loved. It is lightweight, not sticky and doesn’t overwhelm your face. You don’t feel as if you have bathed in grease, yet you wake up feeling extremely hydrated and looking all glowy. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to spend $70 on a product that I would only use some nights, but this one has become one of my most consistently grabbed products.
How I use It
I apply the mask at the end of my routine 4 to 5 nights per week, after cleansing, treatment, and moisturizing. I am thinking of stepping this up for the Winter months as we amp up the heat in the house and even in the daytime when I am snowed in or just not in the mood to go out.
Dior has captured the water element of the Korean Beauty phenomenon perfectly. The sleeping jelly promotes moisture, especially after acid and retina-a treatments that can be drying to the face. I find that after using, my skin is plumper, softer, more supple, and awake. The softening of the skin and increased moisture retention also seems to help other products work better. I know this because I use an acid product on the weekends that claims to be an all in one treatment and moisturizer. On the weekend that I used my sleeping mask in conjunction with the acid product, I woke up in the morning with nearly perfect looking and feeling skin. On the weekend that I used the acid product without any added moisture, I found that the acid product worked, but the texture of my skin was quite rough, not nearly as hydrated (of course), and there was a new, inflamed pimple.
Full disclosure: the price can be a little steep, especially since there is a less expensive dupe for this product that works just as well. In an effort to provide full transparency, I would be remiss if I didn’t tell you that the links to purchase this product do provide me with a small commission if purchased through this site. If Dior is not in your budget, but you are still interested in trying a similar and equally effective sleeping mask, I would definitely give the Laneige Water Sleeping Mask a try, which can be purchased at Target for less than half the price.
Another possible problem with this product is the fragrance. While I love the indulgent scent of this mask and I look forward to it at night, I am aware that fragrance can be a problem for some. Again I would recommend the Laneige which has a similar fragrance, but it is much lighter and fades quickly.
I give this product five lippies. I did not take off a lippy for the price because to me, it is worth it, even with a dupe out there. I loved it when I received a sample in the mail, I got another sample, just to be sure before I purchased and then I purchased the full sized jar. I have been using this product for a couple of months and now I can’t really imagine my skincare routine without it.
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Until next time I wish you,
Hydrated Sleeps and Glowy Faced Mornings